Christine Quinn is a Democratic politician and the first female and first openly gay Speaker of the New York City Council. She began her career in politics as the campaign manager and chief of staff for Thomas Duane, the first openly gay city council member in New York and first HIV-positive person elected to office.
Cynthia Nixon is best know for her portrayal of Miranda in the HBO series Sex and the City. She has received two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, a Grammy Award, and a GLAAD Media Award. She is a graduate of Barnard College.
Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black is a screenwriter, producer, director and social activist. He won the Academy Award and two WGA Awards for Milk, the biopic of the late civil rights activist Harvey Milk. He is also a founding board members of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) which is leading the Federal Case against Prop 8.
Ellen DeGeneres is a stand-up comedian, actress, and the host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She has won thirteen Emmy Awards and has been included in Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women and Entertainment Weekly's 50 Most Powerful Entertainers. She is married to actress Portia de Rossi.
Jake Shears is the lead male vocalist of Scissor Sisters. The band has been nominated for a Grammy and collaborated with a wide range of artists such as Elton John and Kylie Minogue.
Janet Mock is a writer, a transgender rights advocate, and the former staff editor of People magazine's website. She now creates transgender-specific programs and education for the LGBTQ youth center of the Hetrick-Martin Institute.
Lady Bunny is a promoter, DJ, and legendary drag queen. She is a founder of Wigstock and currently serves as the Dean of Drag on the TV series RuPaul’s Drag U.
Larry Kramer is the co-founder of two groundbreaking LGBT organizations, Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP. A respected playwright and author, he has received two Obies, an Academy Award nomination, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Lupe Valdez is the first female, Latina, and lesbian Sherriff of Dallas County, Texas. Prior to her 30-year career in law enforcement, she was a Captain in the United States Army.
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris currently stars in the TV show How I Met Your Mother, for which he won an Emmy. He was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2010 and has two children with his partner David Burtka.
R. Clark Cooper
R. Clark Cooper is the former Executive Director of Log Cabin Republicans. He received several appointments in the George W. Bush administration and served in Iraq as an officer in the US Army Reserve.
Suze Orman is a financial advisor and the host of The Suze Orman Show. She is a New York Times best-selling author and Forbes recently named her one of the Top 10 Most Influential Celebrities.
Twiggy Pucci Garcon
Twiggy Pucci Garcon is a ballroom performer and founder of the Kiki Scene's House of Pucci. He is a community health specialist at FACES NY, the eldest minority-run HIV & AIDS non-profit in Harlem.
Wade Davis is a former professional football player and NFL Europe Champion. He is the Assistant Director of Job Readiness at the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York.
Wanda Sykes is a stand-up comedian and actress. She’s won an Emmy, an American Comedy Award, and been named one of the 25 Funniest People in America by Entertainment Weekly.
Wazina Zondon is a Muslim-identified Afghan woman. She teaches sex education and speaks about the intersection of homophobia and Islamaphobia.