Out's 2012 Power List

  • metta

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    Apr 29, 2012 2:33 AM GMT

    http://www.out.com/out-exclusives/power-50/2012/04/26/power-list

    1. Tim Cook
    CEO, Apple, 51

    2. Ellen Degeneres
    Spokesperson/Talk-Show Host/Producer, 54

    3. Peter Thiel
    Venture Capitalist/Hedge Fund Manager, 44

    4. Ryan Murphy
    Writer/Director/Producer, 46

    5. Rachel Maddow
    TV Host/Political Commentator, 39

    6. Anderson Cooper
    Journalist/News Anchor/Talk-Show Host, 44

    7. Rich Ross
    Former Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios, 49

    8. Barry Diller
    Chairman, IAC, 70

    9. Shepard Smith
    News Anchor, 48

    10. Andy Cohen
    TV Personality/Impresario, 44

    11. Neil Patrick Harris
    Actor, 38

    12. Tammy Baldwin
    U.S. Representative, Wisconsin, 50

    David Cicilline
    U.S. Representative, Rhode Island, 50

    Jared Polis
    U.S. Representative, Colorado, 36

    13. Scott Rudin
    Film and Theater Producer, 53

    14. Marc Jacobs
    Fashion Designer, 49

    15. Harvey Levin
    TV Producer/TMZ Founder, 61

    16. Matt Drudge
    Blogger, 45

    17. Chris Hughes
    Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The New Republic, 28

    18. Anthony Romero
    Executive Director, ACLU, 46

    19. David Geffen
    Media Mogul, 69

    20. Chad Griffin
    Incoming President, HRC, 38

    21. Barney Frank
    U.S. Representative, Masschusetts, 72

    22. Jann Wenner
    Publishing Magnate, 66

    23. Tim Gill
    Software Pioneer/Philanthropist, 58

    24. Christine Quinn
    New York City Council Speaker, 45

    25. Suze Orman
    Financial adviser/Talk-show host, 60

    26. Tom Ford
    Fashion Designer/Film Director, 50

    27. Ken Melhman
    Businessman, 45

    28. Andrew Sullivan
    Journalist/Blogger, 48

    29. Annise Parker
    Mayor of Houston

    30. Bryan Lourd & Kevin Huvane
    Managing Partners, CAA, 52 & 53

    31. Martha Nelson
    Editorial Director, Time Inc., 59

    32. Chuck Wolfe
    CEO, The Victory Fund, 50

    33. Mary Kay Henry
    International President, SEIU, 53

    34. Joe Solmonese
    Political Consultant, 47

    35. Jeremy Bernard
    White House Social Secretary, 50

    36. Nick Denton
    CEO, Gawker Media, 45

    37. Alan Ball
    Screenwriter/Producer/Director, 54

    38. Richard Berke
    Assistant Managing Editor, The New York Times, 53

    39. Perez Hilton
    Blogger/TV personality, 34

    40. Jess Cagle
    Managing Editor, Entertainment Weekly, 46

    Ariel Foxman
    Managing Editor, InStyle, 38

    Adam Moss
    Editor-in-chief, New York, 54

    41. Jenna Lyons
    President and Executive Creative Director, J. Crew, 44

    42. Adam Rose
    CoPresident, Rose Associates, Inc., 52

    43. Greg Berlanti
    TV Producer/Writer, 39

    44. Bryan Singer
    Director/Producer, 46

    45. Megan Smith
    Google Executive

    46. Simon Halls & Stephen Huvane
    Founders, Slate PR, 48, 51

    47. Jane Lynch
    Actress

    48. Dan Savage
    Editor/Activist/TV Personality, 47

    49. Robert Hanson
    CEO, American Eagle Outfitters, 49

    50. Evan Wolfson
    Founder and President, Freedom to Marry, 55

    51. Andre Banks
    Cofounder, Executive Director, AllOut.org

    52. Bryce Bennett
    Montana State Representative

    53. Widney Brown
    Senior Director, Amnesty International

    54. Chai Feldblum
    Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner

    55. Bruce Harris
    New Jersey Supreme Court Nominee

    56. Victoria Kolakowski
    California Superior Court Judge

    57. Steven Kolb
    Executive director, CFDA

    58. Don Lemon
    CNN News Anchor

    59. Mark Leno
    California State Senator

    60. Jonathan Murray
    Cofounder/Chairman, Bunim/Murray Productions

    61. Beth Robinson
    Vermont State Supreme Court Justice

    62. Hilary Rosen
    CNN Contributor, Democratic Strategist

    63. Brad Sears
    Executive Director, The Williams Institute

    64. Andy Thayer
    Cofounder, Gay Liberation Network

    65. Michael Weinstein
    President, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  • Trepeat

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    Apr 29, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    Rachel Maddow should be number one, IMO, She's one classy lesbo.
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    Apr 29, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    Thanks for sharing this!
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    Apr 29, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    Have Anderson Cooper and Shepherd Smith officially come out?
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    Apr 29, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
    I didn't know Tim Cook was gay, or does that list have straight people on it.
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    Apr 29, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
    S34n05 saidI didn't know Tim Cook was gay, or does that list have straight people on it.


    Gawker outed him early last year.

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    Apr 29, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    Iceblink said
    S34n05 saidI didn't know Tim Cook was gay, or does that list have straight people on it.


    Gawker outed him early last year.



    You'd think for someone to be on "Out" list they would have to come out as gay, rather than just outed by others.

  • creature

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    Apr 29, 2012 1:41 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidHave Anderson Cooper and Shepherd Smith officially come out?


    I was thinking the same thing. Some of the comments on the site, I believe rightfully so, criticized the inclusion of those who are not out.
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    Apr 29, 2012 1:50 PM GMT
    What's the definition of POWER? Perez Hilton, Neil Patrick Harris,Andy Cohen, Jane Lynch ....I think Glinda the Good Witch said it best: You have no power here. Be gone.