POWER GAYS RUNNIN’ THE SHOW
Among many, here’s just a few… In business, Tim Cook (CEO of Apple), Lisa Sherman (founding board member of Logo TV and current CEO of Ad Council), and Chad Griffin (Chair Of The Human Rights Campaign).
In US federal politics, David Cicilline, Tammy Baldwin (the first openly gay senator), Mark Takano (the first openly gay person of Asian descent in Congress), and Jared Polis (the first openly gay parent in Congress).
In journalism, Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, Dan Savage, and Pulitzer Prize winner, Hilton Als.
In entertainment, Andy Cohen (producer Real Housewives…), Dustin Lance Black (Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Milk), Lily and Lana Wachowski (trans sisters and director/ producers of Sense8, The Matrix and Cloud Atlas), Gigi Gorgeous (trans social media phenomenon), Laverne Cox (actress Orange Is The New Black and the first openly trans person nominated for an Emmy), Greg Berlanti (Love, Simon director whose TV credits include The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl), Justin Tranter (songwriter for Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson), Frank Ocean (Grammy winner for Channel Orange), Ellen Page (at just 31 she has made over 33 feature films), Tarell Alvin (Moonlight screenwriter), Kate McKinnon (comedian from Ghostbusters, Ferdinand, Rough Night and Saturday Night Live).
When the current political climate would have us believe that society is going tits-up, it’s both wonderful and comforting to remember that there are so many prominent LGBTIQ-identifying people using their positions of influence to advance the US and the world.