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TV Host, 53

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Football Player, 24

The former Missouri Tigers defensive end and SEC Defensive Player of the Year came out in a New York Times interview, singlehandedly shifting the discussion about gay men in professional sports before ever playing in a pro-level game. By coming out at the beginning of a promising career, when he’s a solid prospect, he’s forced every player, owner, coach, and sports reporter to take a position on the presence of out players in America’s most popular, most macho sport.

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TV Executive/Host, 45

In recent years, Cohen has become a bigger star than the housewives on his cable network, Bravo. Last year, he relinquished his executive duties in order to focus on Watch What Happens Live, and Bravo recently renewed the late-night show for two more years, having negotiated a multiyear deal with his production company, Most Talkative. But don’t worry, he’ll always be the producer (and most reliable) face of the Real Housewives franchise.

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Actor, 40

A perennial favorite of stage and small-screen audiences, Harris — a.k.a. Barney Stinson on CBS’s Emmy Award-winning sitcom How I Met Your Mother, which wrapped this year — has swapped his tailored suits for a blond wig and heels as he stars as the titular transgender punk rocker in the Broadway production of John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Although the popular awards host won’t be available for this year’s Tonys, he is featured in David Fincher’s adaptation of Gone Girl, further elevating his entertainment cred.

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Writer/Director/Producer, 48

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Journalist/Lawyer/Author, 47

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U.S. Senator, 52

The liberal Democrat’s voting record since being sworn in proves Wisconsin offers up far better things than cheese. She’s dedicated her political career to ending discrimination and creating a more equal America. Through her various committee assignments, her influence has grown and she has cosponsored a number of bills to assist students and unemployed Americans, along with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013, which seeks to end gender and sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace.

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News Anchor/Political Commentator, 41

Rachel Maddow’s climb up the cable news food chain has recently kicked into overdrive. Already reigning queen of MSNBC—The Rachel Maddow Show is the network’s most watched program—Maddow has been rising in the ratings with the all-important 25-40 demographic and gaining ground on Fox’s bottle blonde du jour, Megyn Kelly. Maddow’s show got a huge boost from her coverage of the Chris Christie Bridgegate scandal, a story her colleague Steve Kornacki played a role in breaking.

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CEO, Apple, 53

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Talk Show Host/Producer/Spokesperson, 56

Everybody loves Ellen, and that’s one of the reasons she’s regained the top spot. In March, The Ellen DeGeneres Show shattered its own 10-year ratings record in the episode that immediately followed her Academy Awards hosting gig, which also gave the awards its best ratings since 2004. And her star-studded Oscars selfie almost shut down Twitter when the pic became the most retweeted ever.

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