OUT Magazine has unveiled its annual OUT 100 list, honoring the most compelling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people that made a splash in the past year. This year’s list also pays tribute to the survivors and heroes of Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL and the numerous LGBT staffers from the Obama White House.
The four lucky folks to snag their own cover were Ellen DeGeneres (Entertainer of the Year), Tom Ford (Artist of the Year), Javier Muñoz (Breakout of the Year) and Tracey Norman (Legend).
“If this isn’t an example of ‘it gets better,’ I don’t know what is. Time is a strange thing. I was at rock bottom and out of money, with no work in sight, but one step at a time, it gets better. It gets much better than better,” Ellen tells OUT
Others that made the cut include Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Tituss Burgess, Younger‘s Nico Tortorella, fashion designer Christian Siriano, The Real O’Neal’s Noah Galvin, openly-gay skateboarding legend Brian Anderson, Empire‘s Jussie Smollett, reality personality EJ Johnson, BD Wong and Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook. All of this year’s portraits were shot by Gavin Bond.
To see who else made the OUT 100 list, head over to OUT.com.