Out is one of the most popular gay, lesbian, fashion, lifestyle, and entertainment magazine. IT has the highest circulation of any gay monthly publication in the United States.
Every year, the magazine lists their Out100 people. There are people in all different industries, including, “professional athletes, doctors, designers, trans teen activists, emerging musicians, artists, and even three generations of Boy Scouts,” that are doing something to help the LGBT community.
Jim Parsons, Entertainer of the Year
“I was very conscious in 2013 to try to enjoy every month, every week at a time, as much as I could,” says Parsons, after his third Emmy win for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for The Big Bang Theory. After the sixth season of the show, he filmed the Ryan Murphy–directed version of The Normal Heart for HBO.
Edith Windsor, Lifetime Achievement
Edith Windsor is known by many in the LGBT community. When the Supreme court struck down DOMA, she personally received a congratulatory phone call from President Obama. The whole city was there to celebrate with her. “The next generation is so far advanced over us,” Windsor says. “I love that a lot of younger people now come out that would never have come out in the old days. Of course, they are born into a community already. They just have to discover it, whereas we were still building it.”
Maulik Pancholy, Actor
Pancholy, who recently came out as gay, has had a busy year. With the hit show 30 Rock finishing up and now voicing the main character in Nickelodeon’s animated show Sanjay and Craig, he’s had a lot on his plate.
“I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner,” he says. “It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions.”