POWER GAYS RUN­NIN’ THE SHOW

DNA Magazine - - THE USA ISSUE -

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.

Mark Takano

Don Lemon

An­der­son Cooper

Rachel Mad­dow

Tim Cook

Jared Po­lis

Chad Grif­fin

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