LGBT celebrities are in the list of the most influential ones
The TIME 100, the magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people, this year includes LGBT activists and celebrities – actress Sara Paulson, TV host RuPaul and the key person of one of the biggest anti-discriminatory legal cases Gavin Grimm. Barry Jenkins, who won the Oscar for best director for the gay-themed Moonlight – which took home eight Academy Awards in total, including best film – has also made the list. Gavin Grimm is suing the Gloucester County School Board – who ordered him to use a toilet corresponding with his “biological gender” – with help from the American Civil Liberties Union, arguing that the policy violates his right to freedom from discrimination. Sara Paulson came out in 2005 when she kissed her then-partner Cherry Jones as she went up to accept her Tony, had an incredible year. She won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for her portrayal of prosecutor Marcia Clark in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. RuPaul’s iconic show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, has gone mainstream, moving to VH1, and achieved its highest ever ratings with the help of Lady Gaga. The star also got married in January, on the 23rd anniversary of when he met his now-husband Georges LeBar.