PHOTOS: Familiar Faces And Surprising Additions To This Year’s OUT 100

Though its been teasing names all month, Out Magazine officially announced all of the honorees on this year’s OUT 100 last night in a glam gala at Skylight Soho in New York City.

We already knew folks like androgynous model Andrej Pejic and repentant GOP operative Ken Mehlman were on the list, but the full roster includes Larry Kramer (whose The Normal Heartwas the toast of Broadway this year), Daniel Hernandez (the intern who saved Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ life), Andii Viveros (a trans teen who overcame bullying to become prom queen), screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (whose biopic J. Edgar is out now), California State Senator Mark Leno (who helped pass the FAIR Education Act), Dan Savage (frequent glitterbomb victim and founder of the It Gets Better campaign), actor Colman Domingo (who nabbed a Tony nod for The Scottsboro Boys) and singer Adam Lambert (um, duh).

As usual, though, we’re scratching our heads at some of the names on the list: Mehlman, of course, but also Geri Jewell (the former Facts of Life star who just happens to have a memoir out this year), Brad Goreski (the former Rachel Zoe minion who just happens to have a new reality show), Nicolas Ripolli (a model—how daring!), Howard Bragman (the Hollywood publicist who makes bank on celebrity coming-out stories), Andy Cohen (the gay world’s answer to Carson Daly) and Kathy Griffin (bitch ain’t even gay!)

And yes, before you even ask, we’re mostly jealous we weren’t included.

Click through for a slideshow of OUT 100 honorees, shot for the magazine by photographer Gavin Bond in the style of some iconic pop culture.


"Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson


Advice columnist/activist Dan Savage


playwright/director Robert Wilson


Rugby player Gareth Thomas


Performer Justin Vivian Bond


"Community" writer/producer Karey Dornetto


Bravo's Andy Cohen


Photographer Duane Cramer




Stylist Nicola Formichetti


Prom queen Andii Viveros


Activist Chaz Bono


Pop star Adam Lambert