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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

Publisher and Editor in Chief, The New Republic, 29

This past January, the Facebook cofounder finally unveiled his redesign of The New Republic’s print magazine and website, starting with a cover-story interview of Barack Obama. Though his recent foray into magazine publishing has puzzled many, Hughes’s public profile has risen steadily over the past year, after he wed his college sweetheart, Sean Eldrige, who recently filed paperwork for a 2014 bid for a congressional seat in New York’s Hudson Valley.

April 10 2013 7:46 AM

Musician, 25

The impact this young R&B singer has had on popular culture in such a short period shouldn’t be underestimated. Just before releasing his debut solo album, channel ORANGE, to wide acclaim, the news that he’d also loved a man ricocheted around the world, garnering support from members of the hip-hop and R&B music communities, more usually associated with outspoken homophobia.

April 10 2013 7:44 AM

CEO, American Eagle Outfitters, 50

The American Eagle Outfitters CEO had big plans to turn the company around, and proved that it was possible in 2012, rounding out the year with a 9% revenue increase for the company, thanks largely to his refashioned inventory and a successful rebranding.

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April 10 2013 7:44 AM

Screenwriter/Activist/Producer, 38

A tireless activist and advocate for LGBT rights, the writer best known for bringing queer stories to the masses (Milk, J. Edgar) has written 8, a staged re-enactment of a federal trial that led to an appellate court’s overturning of California’s Prop. 8, enlisting Hollywood’s elite to aid in spreading the message and raise funds. Now that the law will be up for review at the Supreme Court, we’ll see how effective his creative efforts have been.

April 10 2013 7:43 AM

Senator, 51

She shattered a glass ceiling when she became the first openly gay senator elected in U.S. history. Although a junior senator, Baldwin previously served as a congresswoman representing Wisconsin from 1993–2013. Asked on the campaign trail what it would mean for her to win, Baldwin replied, “When you’re not in the room, the conversation is about you. When you’re in the room, the conversation is with you.”

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April 10 2013 7:42 AM