2022 Icons

  1. Hans Christian Andersen
  2. Robina Asti
  3. Richard Avedon
  4. Ninia Baehr & Genora Dancel
  5. Sue Bird
  6. Victor Blackwell
  7. Matt Bomer
  8. Raphael Bostic
  9. Jennifer Finney Boylan
  10. Kate Brown
  11. Nancy Cárdenas
  12. Kitty Cone
  13. Robert Cutler
  14. André De Shields
  15. Lea Delaria
  16. Anna Elizabeth Dickinson
  17. Masha Gessen
  18. Ron Gold
  19. Radclyffe Hall
  20. Bell Hooks
  21. Jazz Jennings
  22. Mondaire Jones
  23. Stephen Lachs
  24. Lawrence of Arabia
  25. Lance Loud
  26. James Merrill
  27. Rudolf Nureyev
  28. J. Paul Oetken
  29. Amy Schneider
  30. Amy Walter
  31. Alice Wu

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Alvin Ailey Jr.
Choreographer
2009 Icon
Ethel Allen
Trailblazing Politician
2019 Icon
Kye Allums
Athlete
2011 Icon
John Amaechi
Pro Basketball Player
2009 Icon
Josephine Baker
Singer and Actor
2016 Icon
James Baldwin
Author
2006 Icon
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Artist
2006 Icon
Gladys Bentley
Blues Performer
2019 Icon
Victor Blackwell
CNN News Anchor
2022 Icon
Charles Blow
Journalist and Commentator
2016 Icon
Melvin Boozer
Gay Pioneer          
2018 Icon
Raphael Bostic
Federal Reserve Bank CEO
2022 Icon
Keith Boykin
Commentator
2011 Icon
Glenn Burke
Athlete
2012 Icon
Jonathan Capehart
Pulitzer-Winning Journalist
2018 Icon
George Washington Carver
Scientist
2010 Icon
Lee Daniels
Movie Director
2014 Icon
Angela Davis
Civil Rights Activist
2007 Icon
Wade Davis II
NFL Player
2017 Icon
André De Shields
Actor & Singer
2022 Icon
Ashley Diamond
Transgender Prison Activist
2021 Icon
Alice Dunbar-Nelson
Author & Activist
2021 Icon
Cheryl Dunye
Filmmaker
2019 Icon
Ruth Ellis
Activist
2009 Icon
Sharon Farmer
White House Photographer
2010 Icon
Darlene Garner
LGBT Activist
2014 Icon
Althea Garrison
Transgender State Representative
2021 Icon
Alicia Garza
Black Lives Matter Cofounder
2017 Icon
Peter Gomes
Theologian
2007 Icon
Jewelle Gomez
Novelist
2019 Icon
LZ Granderson
Journalist & Commentator
2021 Icon
Emile Griffith
World Champion Boxer
2020 Icon
Lorraine Hansberry
Playwright and Activist
2017 Icon
E. Lynn Harris
Author/Activist
2010 Icon
Sherry Harris
Politician
2007 Icon
Essex Hemphill
Poet and Activist
2016 Icon
Billie Holiday
Singer
2014 Icon
Bell Hooks
Author & Feminist
2022 Icon
Langston Hughes
Poet
2011 Icon
Zora Neale Hurston
Author & Folklorist
2009 Icon
Karine Jean-Pierre
White House Press Secretary
2021 Icon
Marsha P. Johnson
Stonewall Veteran
2017 Icon
Mondaire Jones
First Out Black Congressman
2022 Icon
Bill T. Jones
Dancer and choreographer
2008 Icon
Barbara Jordan
Congresswoman
2006 Icon
David Kato
Activist/Educator
2011 Icon
Don Lemon
News Anchor
2012 Icon
Steve Letsike
South African Activist
2018 Icon
Little Richard
Rock & Roll Pioneer
2021 Icon
Alain Locke
Father of the Harlem Renaissance
2017 Icon
Johnny Mathis
Singer and Songwriter
2017 Icon
Tarell Alvin McCraney
Oscar-Winning Screenwriter
2018 Icon
CeCe McDonald
Transgender Activist     
2014 Icon
Claude McKay
Author & Poet
2021 Icon
Arthur Mitchell
Pioneering Ballet Dancer
2019 Icon
Janelle Monáe
Singer, Songwriter & Actor
2021 Icon
Pauli Murray
Attorney and Civil Rights Activist
2009 Icon
Simon Nkoli
South African Activist
2013 Icon
Billy Porter
Award-Winning Broadway Actor
2020 Icon
Angelica Ross
Transgender Rights Advocate
2020 Icon
Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights Activist
2006 Icon
Billy Strayhorn
Composer
2012 Icon
Sheryl Swoopes
Athlete
2006 Icon
Wanda Sykes
Comedian, Actor
2011 Icon
Sylvester
Singer and Songwriter
2014 Icon
Ritchie Torres
U.S. Congressman
2021 Icon
Darren Walker
Ford Foundation President
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Alice Walker
Author and Feminist
2008 Icon
Perry Watkins
Pioneering Military Activist
2018 Icon
Phill Wilson
AIDS Activist
2006 Icon
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