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Power 50

SLIDESHOW | Out's 9th Annual Power List

Rich Ross


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


Author/Activist, 31

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

Thomas Roberts


TV Anchor, 42

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

Roberta Kaplan


Attorney, 49

She famously argued against DOMA at the Supreme Court.

Bryan Singer


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


Internet Celebrity, 26

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

Kara Swisher


Columnist, 52

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

Chris Hughes


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


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

Ariel Foxman


Media Executive, 41

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

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