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The 50 most influential gay and lesbian Americans

The four openly gay and lesbian members of Congress, as well as Houston Mayor Annise Parker and New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, have been named to Out Magazine’s prestigious “Power 50” list, the magazine announced yesterday.  These elected officials joined media moguls, celebrities, CEOs and financial professionals on the annual list of “the most influential gays and lesbians in America,” as determined by Out.

New entries on the list this year included Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.

“The Victory Fund’s maxim is simple: by electing members of the LGBT community into governmental offices, the political dialogue will be altered and the interests of gay citizens will be given the consideration they deserve. President and CEO of the political action committee since 2003, the tenacious and enterprising activist is paving the way for our future equality,” the magazine said.  Wolfe debuted at No. 33.

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