The Power List 2013

4.10.2013

By Out.com Editors

Welcome to our 7th annual ranked list of the gay men and women whose power and prestige is instrumental in influencing the way Americans think about, and engage with, the world.

Photo illustrations by Mario Wagner

SLIDESHOW: Who's on Top


50. RuPaul Charles
Actor/Producer/Author, 52

 


49. Perez Hilton
Blogger/TV personality, 35

 


48. Jason Goldberg & Bradford Shellhammer 
Web Entrepreneurs, 41, 36

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47. Simon Halls & Stephen Huvane
Founders, Slate PR, 49, 52

 


46. Megan Smith
Google Executive/Inventor, 48

 


45. Dan Savage
Editor/Activist/Author, 48

 


44. Robert Hanson
CEO, American Eagle Outfitters, 50

 


43. Dustin Lance Black
Screenwriter/Activist/Producer, 38

 


42. Clive Davis
Sony Music Executive, 81

 


41. Evan Wolfson
Founder and President, Freedom to Marry, 56

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40. Jane Lynch
Actress, 52

 

39. Nick Denton
CEO, Gawker Media, 46

 


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

 


37. Mary Kay Henry
International President, SEIU, 55

 


36. Annise Parker
Mayor of Houston, 55

 


35. Jann Wenner
Publishing Magnate, 67

 


34. Bryan Singer
Director/Writer/Producer, 47

 


33. Jeremy Bernard
White House Social Secretary, 51

 


32. Ken Mehlman
Businessman, Political Strategist, 46

 


31. Tom Ford
Fashion Designer/Film Director, 51

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30. Kevin McClatchy
Newspaper Chain Chairman, 50

 


29. Bryan Lourd & Kevin Huvane   
Managing Partners, CAA, 52, 54

 


28. Suze Orman
TV Host/Author/Financial Advisor/Entrepreneur, 61

 


27. Chuck Wolfe
CEO, The Victory Fund, 50

 


26. Tim Gill
Software Pioneer/Philanthropist, 59

 


25. Harvey Levin
TV Producer/TMZ Founder and Managing Editor, 62

 


24. Andrew Sullivan
Author/Commentator/Entrepreneur, 49

 


23. David Geffen
Media Mogul, 70

 


22. Anthony Romero
ACLU Executive Director, 47

 


21. Matt Drudge  
Drudge Report Creator/Editor, 46

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20. Christine Quinn
New York City Council Speaker, 46

 


19. Marc Jacobs
Fashion Designer/Creative Director, 50


18. Martha Nelson   
Editor in Chief, Time Inc., 60

 


17. Scott Rudin
Film and TheateR Producer, 54

 


16. Chad Griffin  
HRC President, 39

 


15. Mark Takano | David Cicilline | Jared Polis
Congressmen

 


14. Andy Cohen
TV Executive/Host, 44

 

 


13. Neil Patrick Harris
Actor, 39

 


12. Barry Diller
Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC/InterActiveCorp, 71

 


11. Chris Hughes
Publisher and Editor in Chief, The New Republic, 29

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10. Frank Ocean
Musician, 25

 


9. Tammy Baldwin
Senator, 51

 


8. Shepard Smith
News Anchor, 49

 


7. Peter Thiel
Venure Capitalist, 45

 


6. Nate Silver
Statistics Guru, 35

 


5. Anderson Cooper
Journalist/TV Personality/Author, 45

 


4. Rachel Maddow
TV Host/Political Commentator, 40

 


3. Ryan Murphy
Writer/Director/Producer, 47

 


2. Ellen DeGeneres
Talk Show Host/Producer/Spokesperson, 55

 


1. Tim Cook
CEO, Apple, 52

 

SLIDESHOW: Who's on Top

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