Out Magazine unveiled its annual Out100 feature Wednesday, honouring the most influential LGBTQ public figures of 2018.
The 24th edition of the list includes the “Queer Eye” cast (Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness), who were crowned the Entertainers of 2018, as well as activist Emma Gonzalez, who was dubbed the Newsmaker of the Year.
Other people praised by the mag include Billy Porter, who has been honoured for his performance in “Pose”, as well as Hero of the Year Cynthia Nixon, who announced she was running for governor of New York.
Jeremy Scott was crowned Stylemaker of the Year, with transgender activist Renee Richards and World of Wonder founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey also being recognized.
Anthony Rapp, who accused Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct, was honoured for his courage, as well as ABC reporter Karl Schmid for revealing he was HIV-positive.
Out‘s executive editor R. Kurt Osenlund said of the most diverse Out100 portfolio ever, “Young queer people embody the progress no one can stop.
“They are inflexibly done with systemic ugliness and toxic traditions.
“Unaccepting of anything that centres around a single, tired narrative, they are forcing change in the way society views normalcy, uses pronouns, embraces intersectionality, and creates media.”