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Out magazine released its 8th annual list of the most powerful figures in the LGBT community this week and the choice for number one may surprise...absolutely no one.

Out Magazine: LGBT Power List 2014
Sports journalist Robin Roberts. Out magazine ranked her as the tenth most powerful member of LGBT community.
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Robin Roberts

10. Robin Roberts

Sports journalist Robin Roberts. Out magazine ranked her as the tenth most powerful member of LGBT community.


Michael Sam

9. Michael Sam

NFL prospect Michael Sam. Out magazine ranked him as the ninth most powerful member of LGBT community.


Andy Cohen

8. Andy Cohen

Bravo mogul Andy Cohen. Out magazine ranked him as the eighth most powerful member of LGBT community.


Neil Patrick Harris

7. Neil Patrick Harris

Actor Neil Patrick Harris. Out magazine ranked him as the seventh most powerful member of LGBT community.


Ryan Murphy

6. Ryan Murphy

Glee creator Ryan Murphy. Out magazine ranked him as the sixth most powerful member of LGBT community.


Glenn Greenwald

5. Glenn Greenwald

Journalist and author Glenn Greenwald. Out magazine ranked him as the fifth most powerful member of LGBT community.


Tammy Baldwin

4. Tammy Baldwin

US senator Tammy Baldwin. Out magazine ranked the Wisconsin politician as the second most powerful member of LGBT community.


Rachel Maddow

3. Rachel Maddow

MSNBC pundit Rachel Maddow. Out magazine ranked her as the third most powerful member of LGBT community.


Tim Cook

2. Tim Cook

Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple Inc. Out magazine ranked him as the second most powerful member of LGBT community.


Ellen DeGeneres

1. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen is the queen of daytime. Long may she reign!


Naturally, Queen of all Media Ellen DeGeneres took the top spot for the second year in a row.

The magazine's editors explained their decision by pointing out that Ellen's daytime show continues to break its own ratings records, her famous Oscars selfie became the stuff of Twitter legend, and - perhaps most importantly - "everybody loves Ellen."

Runner-up on the list may be less famous, but he's certainly no less successful. Out dubbed Apple CEO Tim Cook "the most powerful gay man America." 

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by Free Britney at

A homophobic remark about Rachel Maddow earned Fox anchor Tricia Macke a brief suspension, after which she apologized to the political commentator and the public.

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Macke, a reporter with Fox 19 Cincinnati, was removed from the air Sunday after calling MSNBC's Maddow "such an angry young man" in a Facebook post.

Maddow is openly gay. After taking heat from some of her followers, Macke only upped the ante, writing, "I am sorry. I should have said antagonistic."

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