Actress Indya Moore and director Ryan
Murphy are among those featured in TIME magazine's annual list
of the 100 most influential people.
Each influential person in TIME's
list is profiled by a guest contributor.
Janet Mock, a transgender activist,
author, and director, profiled Moore, one of several transgender
actors who appear on FX's Pose, which is produced by Ryan
Murphy. Mock is also involved in the television program.
“Writing her character Angel proved
healing for me as a trans woman who had walked in those same platform
shoes, longing for more than the crumbs society had thrown girls like
us,” Mock wrote. “But a greater gift has been watching Indya rise
from an adolescence navigating foster care in the Bronx to critical
acclaim as an actress and model using her voice to center the
marginalized communities she comes from.”
named grand marshals of New York City Pride.)
Jessica Lange, who appeared on Murphy's
American Horror Story, called Murphy a “born storyteller”
in profiling him for the issue.
“That is one of his great and
seductive charms: the wonderful childlike enthusiasm he possesses.
His sense of adventure and exploration, a boundless imagination, a
brilliant mind and a wicked sense of humor,” Lange wrote. “He is
a born storyteller, and, like the best of them, he is constantly
pushing the limits. I have often marveled at his uncanny ability at
capturing the zeitgeist.”
TIME's list also included
several LGBT allies, including Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and Taylor
Swift. Rami Malek, who played queer icon Freddie Mercury in Bohemian
Rhapsody, also made the list.
Swift donates $113K to group against passage of anti-LGBT bills in
Editors also included President Jair
Bolsonaro of Brazil. A self-proclaimed “proud” homophobe,
Bolsonaro has said that he'd prefer to have a dead son to a gay son.
museum cancels event to honor anti-LGBT president Jair Bolsonaro.)