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  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
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  20. Bell Hooks
  21. Jazz Jennings
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LGBT Activist

Zackie Achmat
South African Activist
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Richard Adams
Activist
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Faisal Alam
LGBT Muslim Activist
2014 Icon
Nikolay Alexeyev
Russian Activist
2020 Icon
Eric Alva
Hero/Activist   
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Virginia Apuzzo
Pioneering Activist
2016 Icon
Robina Asti
Transgender Rights Plaintiff, Military, LGBT Activist, New York City, Lawsuit
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Axel Axgil
Activist
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Ninia Baehr & Genora Dancel
Marriage Equality Pioneers
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Tammy Baldwin
Congresswoman
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Joseph Beam
Activist
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Gad Beck
Holocaust Survivor
2013 Icon
Volker Beck
German Activist
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Miriam Ben-Shalom
Soldier/Activist
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Elizabeth Birch
HRC Executive Director
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Chaz Bono
Transgender Activist     
2016 Icon
Ivy Bottini
Women’s and LGBT Activist
2014 Icon
Keith Boykin
Commentator
2011 Icon
Jennifer Finney Boylan
Author & Transgender Activist
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Frank Bruni
New York Times Columnist
2021 Icon
Richard Burns
Movement Leader
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Eliza Byard
LGBTQ Youth Advocate
2019 Icon
Allan Bérubé
Historian
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Margarethe Cammermeyer
Military Officer
2008 Icon
Francisco Cartagena
Puerto Rican Activist
2018 Icon
Mandy Carter
Activist
2013 Icon
Staceyann Chin
Poet/Performer
2015 Icon
Dan Choi
Activist/Educator
2011 Icon
Midge Costanza
Presidential Adviser
2016 Icon
Orlando Cruz
Boxer
2014 Icon
Nancy Cárdenas
Mexican Writer & Activist
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Jeanne Córdova
Activist and Author
2016 Icon
Zhou Dan
Chinese Gay Pioneer
2007 Icon
Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian
2006 Icon
Stormé DeLarverie
Stonewall Activist
2014 Icon
Ani DiFranco
Grammy-Winning Singer
2018 Icon
Arthur Dong
Filmmaker
2015 Icon
Martin Duberman
Historian
2013 Icon
Ruth Ellis
Activist
2009 Icon
Uzi Even
Israeli Gay Pioneer and Scientist
2016 Icon
Barney Frank
Congressman
2006 Icon
John Fryer
Psychiatrist and Dr. H. Anonymous
2016 Icon
Lady Gaga
Singer/Songwriter  
2011 Icon
Rudy Galindo
Olympic Figure Skater
2014 Icon
Darlene Garner
LGBT Activist
2014 Icon
Tim Gill
Philanthropist
2006 Icon
Allen Ginsberg
Poet and activist
2008 Icon
Barbara Gittings
Gay Pioneer
2006 Icon
Jewelle Gomez
Novelist
2019 Icon
Bob Hattoy
Gay Rights Pioneer
2021 Icon
Harry Hay
Activist
2009 Icon
Emery Hetrick & Damien Martin
Educators
2015 Icon
Magnus Hirschfeld
Social Scientist
2009 Icon
Brenda Howard
Activist
2013 Icon
Joyce Hunter
Gay Pioneer          
2018 Icon
Taiga Ishikawa
Japanese Politician
2017 Icon
Jazz Jennings
Transgender Youth Activist
2022 Icon
Kevin Jennings
Activist/Educator
2010 Icon
Johnnie Phelps
Decorated WWII Veteran
2021 Icon
David Kato
Activist/Educator
2011 Icon
Kate Kendell
Attorney
2009 Icon
Michael Kirby
Supreme Court Justice       
2011 Icon
Stephen Lachs
World’s First Out Judge
2022 Icon
Kay Lahusen
Gay Pioneer          
2016 Icon
John Lawrence & Tyron Garner
Legal Activists 
2013 Icon
Bernárd Lynch
Catholic Priest
2020 Icon
Masha Gessen
Russian-American journalist
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Constance McMillen
Youth Activist
2011 Icon
Terrence McNally
Playwright
2016 Icon
Harvey Milk
Politician
2006 Icon
Katherine Miller
Activist/Educator
2012 Icon
Frank Mugisha
Ugandan Activist
2015 Icon
Pauli Murray
Attorney and Civil Rights Activist
2009 Icon
Jamie Nabozny
Youth Activist
2010 Icon
Ifti Nasim
Poet & Activist
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Joan Nestle
Historian
2009 Icon
Jack Nichols
Gay Pioneer          
2015 Icon
Simon Nkoli
South African Activist
2013 Icon
Ann Northrop
Pioneering AIDS Activist & Journalist
2018 Icon
Anaraa Nyamdorj
Mongolian LGBT Activist
2019 Icon
Rosie O'Donnell
Comedian, talk show host, actor and activist
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Jean O’Leary
Pioneering Activist
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Elliot Page
Actor and Director
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Sunil Babu Pant
Nepalese Politician
2010 Icon
Troy Perry
Founder of Metropolitan Community Churches 
2008 Icon
Angela Ponce
Transgender Miss Spain
2019 Icon
Megan Rapinoe
Olympic Soccer Player
2014 Icon
Renée Richards
Transgender Pioneer
2007 Icon
Marlon Riggs
Filmmaker
2013 Icon
Sylvia Rivera
Transgender Activist
2006 Icon
Ashok Row Kavi
Indian Gay Pioneer and Journalist
2016 Icon
Vito Russo
Film Historian 
2013 Icon
José Sarria
Activist
2013 Icon
Shannon Minter
Transgender Supreme Court Attorney
2021 Icon
Tom Stoddard
Equality Attorney
2015 Icon
Andrew Sullivan
Author/Journalist
2006 Icon
Lou Sullivan
Transgender Activist     
2014 Icon
Keshav Suri
Indian Activist
2019 Icon
Swe Zin Htet
Miss Universe Contestant
2021 Icon
George Takei
Actor
2013 Icon
Virginia Uribe
Educator
2007 Icon
Gore Vidal
Author/Commentator
2007 Icon
Lilli Vincenz
Gay Pioneer          
2011 Icon
Bruce Voeller
Biologist and AIDS Activist
2016 Icon
Tim’m T. West
Performer
2015 Icon
Edie Windsor
Marriage Equality Hero
2015 Icon
Evan Wolfson
Marriage Equality Advocate
2015 Icon
Chely Wright
Award-Winning Country Music Star
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