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The Most Powerful Queer Person In America Is...

Bow down to Tim Cook, Ellen DeGeneres and Rachel Maddow.
Out magazine's Power 50 list ranks  "the most influential voices in LGBT America."
Out magazine's Power 50 list ranks  "the most influential voices in LGBT America."

Hats off to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who has been named the country's most powerful queer person by Out magazine. 

Cook, 55, topped Out's annual Power 50 list for the second year in a row. The rest of the top 10 was largely dominated by media personalities, including Ellen DeGeneres and Anderson Cooper, who ranked second and fourth, respectively. 

Also named to the list, which ranks "the most influential voices in LGBT America," were Neil Patrick Harris, filmmakers Lana and Lilly Wachowski, "Empire" star Jussie Smollett and RuPaul

Head here to read more about Out's 10th annual Power 50 list, and take a look at the top 10 rankings below.

  • 1. Tim Cook
    Apple CEO, 55
    Stephen Lam / Reuters
    Apple CEO, 55
  • 2. Ellen DeGeneres
    Talk show host/producer/spokesperson, 58
    Danny Moloshok / Reuters
    Talk show host/producer/spokesperson, 58
  • 3. Rachel Maddow
    News anchor/political commentator, 43
    NBC via Getty Images
    News anchor/political commentator, 43
  • 4. Anderson Cooper
    News anchor, 48
    Scott Olson via Getty Images
    News anchor, 48
  • 5. Ryan Murphy
    Writer/director/producer, 50
    Mathew Imaging via Getty Images
    Writer/director/producer, 50
  • 6. Mary Kay Henry
    International President, SEIU, 58
    Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
    International President, SEIU, 58
  • 7. Andy Cohen
    TV producer/talk show host, 47
    Roy Rochlin via Getty Images
    TV producer/talk show host, 47
  • 8. Caitlyn Jenner
    TV personality/Olympian, 66
    GUS RUELAS / Reuters
    TV personality/Olympian, 66
  • 9. Sia Furler
    Singer/songwriter/producer, 40
    Michael Tran via Getty Images
    Singer/songwriter/producer, 40
  • 10. Peter Thiel
    Entrepreneur/investor, 48
    Jacky Naegelen / Reuters
    Entrepreneur/investor, 48
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