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Top 15 Most Powerful People of Color in LGBT Community

April 12, 2011

 

I’m going to take a liberty and add one more to this list.  Alvin McEwen of Columbia South Carolina.  He’s the author of an LGBT blog Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters. He may not be a traditional celebrity, but anyone who’s read his blog, or the many articles he’s published for several media outlets knows the power his words carry.

Nathan James of GBM News compiled a list of the “Top 15 Most Powerful People of Color in the LGBT Community” in response to MSN Wonderwall’s article on the “The Most Powerful Gay Celebrities.” Included inMSN Wonderwall’s list TMZ creator Harvey Levin, Blogger Perez Hilton, music legend Elton John, actress and TV Host Ellen DeGeneres, fashion consultant Tim Gunn, and Interior Designer Nate Berkus . The list did not however include one people of color or a transgendered person.

“The list’s lack of diversity is representative of the ongoing problem of limited gay and transgender visibility in minority communities,” stated Kimberley McLeod, GLAAD‘s Communities of African Descent Media Field Strategist.

 

Nathan James and GBM News Top 15 Most Powerful People of Color in the LGBT Community includes:

Film producer, television producer, and entertainment attorney Nathan Hale Williams

Director Maurice Jamal

Taiwanese Designer Jason Wu

Author and commenter Keith Boykin

Army officer and face of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Lt. Dan Cho

Comedian Margaret Cho

Pro-basketball player Sheryl Swoopes

Emory University HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. David Malebranche

Director and screenwriter Patrik-Ian Polk

Singer Ricky Martin

Author E. Lynn Harris

Radio Personality DJ Baker

Fashion Icon Andre Leon Talley

Pastor, TV producer, and author Rev. Kevin E. Taylor

Actor and author Stanley Bennett Clay

via GBM news Top 15 Most Powerful People of Color in LGBT Community | victor yates.

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