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Three LGBT People Named to Time’s 'Most Influential People on the Internet' List

Three LGBT People Named to Time’s 'Most Influential People on the Internet' List

Janet Mock, Tyler Oakley, Matt Drudge

An author activist, ubiquitous vlogger, and website founder represent LGBT influence on the web. 

Time magazine's filtered through the seemingly countless faces on the Internet, narrowing it down to the 30 who the editors consider the "most influential." As the LGBT community becomes ever more present in the media -- thanks in part to the progress made in the area of marriage equality and LGBT rights -- it's no stretch to consider that many would also make t.

Janet Mock (a 2013 Out 100 honoree), whom Time dubbed "one of the most visible transgender women in America," uses her social media platforms to advocate for and educate people about transgender issues. She's even managed to put TV journalists such as Piers Morgan in his place.

Tyler Oakely (a 2014 Out 100 honoree) has found himself on yet another list of influential internet personalities. His 6.5 million YouTube followers have helped him become one of the most well-known gay millennials. Time points out that in 2014 alone he interviewed Michelle Obama, reported from The Grammys red carpet, and continues to advocate for the LGBT community and regularly helps raise funds for The Trevor Project.

Matt Drudge (a 2013 Power List notable), the founder of The Drudge Report -- which nets nearly a billion views a month -- knows what people want to read about. The aggregation site drives a major portion of news site traffic and is frequently cited as a success in journalism entrepreneurship.

Read the full list -- including Beyonce, JK Rowling, and Taylor Swift -- here.

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