Out Names Most Powerful Gays

And mag ejects Anderson Cooper from closet
By Becky Dalzell,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2008 12:29 PM CDT
Jodie Foster, #43, holds the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award during the 16th annual Women in Entertainment breakfast in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007.    (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
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(Newser) Out magazine's Gay Power 50 boasts plenty of people with plenty of influence over politics and pop culture:

  1. David Geffen: Look at the headlines this Hollywood bigwig sparked when he endorsed Barack Obama for proof of his broad influence.
  2. Anderson Cooper: Turn on CNN. Enough said.
  3. Ellen DeGeneres: Her daily audience is 2.4 million.

  1. Tim Gill: Quark founder has become a major political donor.
  2. Barney Frank: Popular Massachusetts congressman chairs the House Committee on Financial Services.
  3. Rosie O’Donnell: The ex-View co-host's battles with The Donald only expanded her influence.
  4. The New York Times Gay Mafia: Familiar bylines include Frank Bruni, Ben Brantley, and Adam Nagourney.
Click the link below for the full list.