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It's too soon to call the GOP gay-friendly, but the rise of the pro-gay marriage Republican is a sign of a shift

April 10 2013 11:47 AM

With the rise of outspoken, in-your-face queer MCs, is there any room left for homophobia in hip-hop?

April 10 2013 10:54 AM

Seven notables coming up fast.

April 10 2013 10:51 AM

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.

April 10 2013 10:15 AM

Actor/Producer/Author, 52

Gender pronouns have never been as fluid in everyday conversation as they are after six successful seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race and its unprecedented ratings success for Logo, which is available in 51 million households across the country. The tireless drag performer, singer, and actor has certainly paid his dues with his ups (“Supermodel (You Better Work),” which charted at number 2 in ’93) and downs (the absence of media attention a decade later). But now he’s back.

April 10 2013 7:55 AM

Blogger/TV personality, 35

Originally the queen of gossip, Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr., a.k.a. Perez Hilton, has tried to shift from his mean streak over the years, but still has his moments. In his recent Azealia Banks beef, it wasn’t just her throwing shade! Although his ability to make (or break) pop stars may have waned, he still oversees one of the highest-ranking sites for entertainment gossip. This year, he also had a cameo appearance on Off-Broadway in NEWSical the Musical -- and became the proud papa of a baby boy.

April 10 2013 7:53 AM

Web Entrepreneurs, 41, 36

April 10 2013 7:52 AM

Founders, Slate PR, 49, 52

While he’s known to the general public as Mr. Matt Bomer (the couple have three sons together), Halls is professionally partnered with Huvane, and the duo manage a stunning roster of A-list Hollywood talent, including Neil Patrick Harris and Jude Law, as well as directors Ryan Murphy, Ang Lee, Brett Ratner, and Tom Ford. Don’t forget Stephen’s brother Kevin is high up at CAA. Entrenched in Hollywood? You bet.

April 10 2013 7:50 AM

Google Executive/Inventor, 48

For nine years, Smith was in charge of business development and overseeing the tech giant’s philanthropic wing, DotOrg, but now she’s taken over as vice president of Google[x], a new venture looking for “radical solutions” to some “really big problems.” So, essentially, she’s trying to save the
planet for us all.

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April 10 2013 7:48 AM

Editor/Activist/Author, 48

After same-sex marriage passed in Washington State in the 2012 election, Savage and his partner, Terry Miller, were part of the ceremonial first group of couples to receive a state marriage license that December. Savage continues to juggle being the editorial director of Seattle’s The Stranger with writing his syndicated newspaper column, hosting the corresponding radio show, “Savage Love,” and working with MTV on his college-based advice show, Savage U. He and Miller founded the It Gets Better Project.

April 10 2013 7:47 AM