Women making gay glossy Out's annual list of most compelling people of 2010 include Rachel Maddow, Chely Wright and Meredith Baxter.

Maddow is the only openly gay woman featured on the cover.

The magazine's 100 Most Compelling People of 2010 cover also includes singer Ricky Martin, actress Julianne Moore, talk show host Nate Berkus, and figure skater Johnny Weir.

The glossy crowned Maddow Newsmaker of the Year.

In her profile, Maddow, the much-loved host of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, says she's frustrated with Democrats who pander to the gay community.

“We continue to have a sort of lackadaisical gay political movement that has a relationship with Democrat politicians that doesn't serve gay rights: 'We want to be close to you.' Beautiful! But if we're not getting anything for that, then it's actually counterproductive,” she said.

Other openly gay women in the issue include country music star Chely Wright, actress Meredith Baxter, Hood author Emma Donoghue, “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” activist Katie Miller, director Lisa Cholodenko and Bishop Mary Glasspool, the first openly lesbian bishop in the Episcopal Church.

Wright came out lesbian in a May interview with celebrity glossy People.

“Nothing in my life has been more magical than the moment I decided to come out,” she said.

Sixty-three-year-old Baxter said in July that she considered coming out gay in an ad.

“I was sort of entertaining the idea,” the Family Ties mother said. “I thought I might put an ad in the paper, kind of like a little birth announcement that would say, 'OK, I'm gay – Meredith.'”

The first openly lesbian bishop in the Episcopal Church, Mary Glasspool, follows in the footsteps of New Hampshire Bishop Gene V. Robinson, the church's first openly gay bishop. Robinson recently announced he'll retire in 2013.