50 Most Influential Gay People of 2010

This has been “out” for a more than a month but i’d still thought i’d share…

Out Magazine has a complied a list of the 50 most influential gays in the U.S.

Here’s the top ten:

10. Jared Polis: First out gay man to be elected to the House in 2008

9. Tammy Baldwin: First out gay woman elected to the House of Representatives

8. Joe Solmonese: President of the Human Right Campaign since 2005; oversees the largest LGBT group in the U.S., numbering more than 750,000 members

7. Neil Patrick Harris: Actor (Plays Barney on How I Met Your Mother)

Ironically, he plays Barney, the outrageously straight ladies man on How I Met Your Mother

6. Barry Diller: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of InterActiveCorp (Personal wealth: $1.2 billion)

5. Adam Lambert: American Idol runner up and recording artist; first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label in America

For your entertainment

4. Rachel Maddow: American radio personality, television host, and political commentator

3. Anderson Cooper: American journalist, author, and television personality. Currently works as the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°

"I understand why people might be interested. But I just don’t talk about my personal life." - Anderson when asked about his sexuality

2. Barney Frank: Is United States House Representative for Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district since 1981

1. Ellen DeGeneres: Stand-up comedian, actress,  host of  The Ellen DeGeneres Show, judge on American Idol

Ellen, a Gay Pioneer, publicly came out of the closet in 1997

2 thoughts on “50 Most Influential Gay People of 2010

  1. webmistress June 15, 2010 / 3:43 am

    Wow I never knew Anderson Copper is gay (not that its anything wrong with that) wow learn something everyday for real. Pretty cool post to shine the spotlight on people to showcase their positive nature.

    • BeirutBoy June 15, 2010 / 2:24 pm

      I didn’t know either until a while ago.
      He’s not in the public spotlight like other gay celebrities…that’s why not many ppl know.

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