It has been said (by the writers of Game of Thrones, among others) that someone is powerful when others believe that person powerful. But Out has a much more precise definition: According to the magazine’s sixth annual list of the most powerful gay men and women in America — powerful people are those who "influence the way others live — either through their public personas, politics, or wealth — and affect cultural and social attitudes."

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