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Power 50

SLIDESHOW | Out's 9th Annual Power List

Rich Ross

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President, Discovery Channel, 53

The first openly gay studio chief (in his previous post at Walt Disney Studios), he’s promised no more “fake stuff” at this network.


Janet Mock

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Author/Activist, 31

The best-selling author joined Marie Claire and continues to promote trans activism.


Thomas Roberts

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TV Anchor, 42

With a new daily news program at MSNBC, Roberts is no longer consigned to the early-A.M. slot.


Roberta Kaplan

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Attorney, 49

She famously argued against DOMA at the Supreme Court.


Bryan Singer

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Filmmaker, 49

Having weathered sex abuse charges (since dropped), he scored yet another blockbuster in 2014 with X-Men: Days of Future Past.


Tyler Oakley

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Internet Celebrity, 26

He’s a YouTube star who harnesses his 6.6 million subscribers to spread a positive message of authenticity.


Kara Swisher

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Columnist, 52

In 2014 the Internet journalist launched Re/code with Walt Mossberg.

Chris Hughes

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Entrepreneur, 31

His reputation as owner-publisher of The New Republic took a hit when his plans to retool it as a digital publication prompted a significant staff exodus.


Stephen Huvane (left) & Simon Halls

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Publicists, 54, 51
Powerhouse PR duo to A-listers like Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Singer, Julianne Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Aniston.


Ariel Foxman

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Media Executive, 41

Editorial director of magazines InStyle (the largest-circulation fashion magazine at 10.9 million) and StyleWatch

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