Power Gays! (Out Magazine)

  • metta

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    Apr 16, 2014 2:43 PM GMT
    Gay Power - Top 50


    http://www.out.com/out-exclusives/power-50/2014/04/15/what-does-lgbt-power-look-2014


    What Does LGBT Power Look Like in 2014?

    http://www.out.com/out-exclusives/power-50/2014/04/15/what-does-lgbt-power-look-2014

    The List

    http://www.out.com/out-exclusives/power-50/2014/04/15/8th-annual-power-50

    So which one of you made the list? icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 16, 2014 4:51 PM GMT
    Is there a difference between reflecting the change, taking advantage of the change and being the change? Which the most influential?

    Who didn't make the list and how does that measure values?

    The unnamed who brought our relationships out of the bedrooms and into the Supreme Court.

    The unnamed who help our homeless youth discarded by homophobic parents.

    The unnamed who work to stop bullying in school.

    etc. etc.
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    Apr 16, 2014 9:58 PM GMT
    ^
    +1

    Agreed. It is kind of a fluff piece. I don't think the list is to be taken seriously. But it does help me see what some other people are doing. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 17, 2014 12:35 AM GMT
    theantijock saidIs there a difference between reflecting the change, taking advantage of the change and being the change? Which the most influential?

    Who didn't make the list and how does that measure values?

    The unnamed who brought our relationships out of the bedrooms and into the Supreme Court.

    The unnamed who help our homeless youth discarded by homophobic parents.

    The unnamed who work to stop bullying in school.

    etc. etc.


    I would think that there are plenty of unnamed contributors who choose to remain anonymous or maintain their confidentiality. But I understand what you mean by measured values. I read that list and I'm surprised why some of them are even on the list to begin with.
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    Apr 17, 2014 1:40 AM GMT
    metta8 said^
    +1

    Agreed. It is kind of a fluff piece. I don't think the list is to be taken seriously. But it does help me see what some other people are doing. icon_smile.gif

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    Erik101 saidI would think that there are plenty of unnamed contributors who choose to remain anonymous or maintain their confidentiality. But I understand what you mean by measured values. I read that list and I'm surprised why some of them are even on the list to begin with.

    =

    I don't mean to diminish accomplishment. Certainly we've been calling for years for stand-outs to stand up and that ought not be discouraged.

    My issue wasn't even so much--though, ick--with the fluff but with some claim upon great influence. The best advertising is still word of mouth and given not just six degrees of separation but also the internet, word travels rather quickly these days. So perhaps the greatest influence, untainted by ego, probably arises out of grass roots rather than from the so-called cream of the crop. Not that some of the named aren't innovators but certainly many are simply tapping in.

    I just think the rating could have been more honest which I feel would empower people more so than making achievement seem so unattainable when mostly it happens in the hearts at home.
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    Apr 17, 2014 7:04 AM GMT
    Surprised David Geffen isn't in the top 10.