Forbes annual "30 Under 30" list celebrates young luminaries in twenty categories, ranging from Music, to Hollywood & Entertainment to Games, Sports, Finance, Tech, Healthcare, and more. And as usual, LGBTQ+ talent is everywhere to be found!
It’s no secret that culture and society are shaped by queer people, so of course, Forbes couldn’t make this list without us. But this year, it seems queers did great, even by our standards!
One category that features queer talent is the Hollywood & Entertainment category. Dancing With the Stars runner-up JoJo Siwa is included on the list this year after coming out and becoming one of the most visible young queer people in media. Queer former Disney star Bella Thorne also joins the list, as does Euphoria star Barbie Ferreira.
In the music category, queer artists like FLETCHER and Remi Wolf made the list.
FLETCHER is currently running through our minds with her sapphic single “Cherry” featuring Hayley Kiyoko. The bop is one of the most fun queer pop songs we’ve heard in years. She also released the single “girls girls girl,” which reimagines Katy Perry’s classic “I Kissed a Girl.”
In the sports category, Quinn, who became the first out trans Olympian to win a medal when they helped Canada to get a Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympics, made the list. As did Carl Nassib, the Raiders defensive end who became the first out gay player in the NFL.
A few of the other notable queer names on the list include gender nonconforming artist Rahm Bowen, queer photographer Emily Lipson, author of the bestselling Jew-ish: A Cookbook Jake Cohen, and Edouard Massih, the owner of Edy’s Grocer in Brooklyn.
You can check out the whole list online and search each category for even more queer excellence!