50. URVASHI VAID
One of the stalwarts of the LGBT movement (former executive director of the NGLTF) and of the nonprofit and activist world (former positions at the ACLU and Ford Foundation), Vaid is currently executive director of the Arcus Foundation, whose mission is "to achieve social justice that is inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity, and race, and to ensure conservation and respect of the great apes." The foundation gives more than any other grant-maker to charities that advance gay rights. Vaid has been partnered for 20 years with comic and writer Kate Clinton, who has said, "my gal pal and I recently reconfirmed our own vows not to marry. We do, however, vigorously support the freedom of others to marry.
46. HILARY ROSEN
A longtime Washington insider, Rosen has always straddled the worlds of politics and entertainment throughout her career. The former chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she was the official face of the industry's interests as music was going digital. Since leaving the organization in 2003, she has said, "I was impatient with the pace of the industry's embrace of online distribution of music." She's bounced back as a managing partner of the D.C. office of corporate communications partnership Brunswick Group LLC, and in her spare time, she's editor at large for the Huffington Post and a CNN political contributor.