- BY TRACY E. GILCHRIST

BY TRACY E. GILCHRIST

Pride Media’s Out magazine recently released the 2020 Out100. The list remains the largest annual portfolio recognizing members of the LGBTQ+ for their ground-breaking, ripple-inducing, and culture-shifting impact nationwide. The coveted and anticipated Out100 issue features four covers, including artist and icon Janelle Monáe. Heroes in the Fashion & Beauty List are Bretman Rock, ONE/SIZE founder Patrick Starr, Vogue’s André Leon Talley and President of IMG Models & Fashion Ivan Bart.

This year’s honorees make up one of the most diverse lists in Out magazine’s history, spanning several generations and a multitude of intersections. Inclusivity and progress are the driving force behind this year’s list. 

Each honoree represents not just the past but also the future. Leading into 2021, the LGBTQ+ community will undoubtedly reap the benefits of their accomplishments. This year might have brought an onslaught of challenges, but it also welcomed new opportunities to reflect about what matters to the LGBTQ+ community and what lies ahead in the fight for equality and justice.  Now more than ever, it’s vital to recognize the powerful voices leading the charge and sounding off the new vanguard of queer leaders.

"Community building has been the bedrock of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, and part of that is understanding the fact that we are not and have never been monolithic. All of us have a story and role to play in this fight. All of our experiences and lived realities are different, special, and integral in building a better world — together. The Out100 list is a representation of this journey. For 26 years, it has stood the test of time and continues to empower the next generation of LGBTQ+ thought leaders, artists, and professionals to create a more inclusive future for all of us."   David Artavia, Editor in Chief, Out

Find out who made this year’s Out100 list at Out.com/Out100.

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