Apple CEO Tim Cook tops gay glossy
Out's sixth annual Power
50 list for a second year.
Cook returns to the top spot in this
year's list of most influential gay people after taking over the
reins as CEO from the late Steve Jobs.
Ellen DeGeneres, who topped the list
two years ago, earned a second place finish. DeGeneres announced in
1997 that she was gay on the cover of Time and married actress
Portia de Rossi (now Portia Lee James DeGeneres) in 2008.
“Now that Oprah has left network
television, DeGeneres reigns supreme with her talk show, using her
pulpit to change public opinion,” Out wrote in profiling
In sixth place is CNN host Anderson
Cooper, who has not publicly acknowledge he's gay.
Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Jody Foster urged to come out gay by Perez
Also making the top ten are venture
capitalist Peter Thiel (3), writer-director Ryan Murphy (4), MSNB
host Rachel Maddow (5), Walt Disney Studios Chairman Rich Ross (7),
IAC Chairman Barry Diller (8), Fox News anchor Shepard Smith (9) and
TV personality Andy Cohen (10).