Rumors of Oprah's alleged homosexuality have been circulating for some time, but Oprah herself set the record straight in the August 2006 issue of O Magazine.
Oprah says that although she and rumored lesbian friend Gayle King are very close, she is not gay.
Winfrey says, "There isn't a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women."
She also says she believes there is nothing wrong with gay people, which is evident by her close professional relationship with openly gay feature designer Nate Berkus.
Oprah's Not Gay, But These Celebrities Are:
Gay celebrities keep us in awe with their talent, persona, irresistible looks and charm. These red carpet celebrities are the top gay hotties on the screen, in print, on the runway or the airways.
1) Rufus Wainwright
Rufus isn't picture perfect, but his mystique, voice and style make him irresistable. He's sincere and his lyrics hit the heart harder than your high school crush.
2) Darryl Stephens
Darryl Stephens got his break in MTV's racy 1999 series, "Undressed," about college love and relationships. The series was my first exposure to mainstream gay characters. Stephens has grown quite a bit since then in another cutting edge series, LOGO's "Noah's Arc". Stephens plays the heartthrob and lead character Noah Nicholson.
3) Chad Allen
There is nothing more appealing than a hot gay man that knows what he wants and how to get it. Chad Allen is one of the few teen stars that have matured into great adult actors. He's open about his recovery, his political ideas and his longing for a equal society.
4) Nate Berkus
When you get Oprah's stamp of approval, you know you've made it! But Nate Berkus' talent speaks for itself on Oprah's Decorate With Nate. This self-taught hottie created Nate Berkus Associates in 1995 at the age of 24.
5) Keith Boykin
Some would argue that author and public speaker, Keith Boykin, is all about controversy. Don't let his boyish looks and sexy bald head fool you, the author of "Beyond the Down Low : Sex, Lies, and Denial in Black America" will tell it like it is (and say the things we all want to avoid). Look Keith in the eye and he'll quickly draw you into his world and his place on this top ten hot list.
6) Christopher Rice
Christopher Rice takes after his mom, Anne Rice, in many ways. He writes compelling novels and his characters are among the most intriguing in the literary world. No wonder, he himself exudes a sex appeal that spills over into his characters.
7) Kyan Douglas
You picked it! Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Grooming Guru, Kyan Douglas won the favorite queer eye poll. Kyan is dangerous with a blow dryer and eyebrow pencil, but many of us wonder how gentle he is with the heart.
8) Tom Ford
Tom has taken the fashion world by storm, redefining top houses Perry Ellis, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. TIME magazine named him Best American Designer in 2001. Everything Tom touches turns to gold and he has the looks to sweeten the deal. Now riding solo as the head of his own company, Tom Ford, he's embarking on new adventures, including this top ten list.
9) Randy Harrison
Randy has been acting since age seven, but his gay coming of age role as Justin Taylor on "Queer as Folk" put him on the gay map. Randy is now catching eyes and turning heads on Broadway.
10) Jensen Atwood
Another Noah's Arc favorite hits the top list. This up and coming actor is one to be reckoned with. Atwood acted along Halle Berry in the 2005 TV movie "Their Eyes Were Watching God." Once fans defog their glasses, they can watch the heartthrob on reruns of LOGO's "Noah's Arc."