magazine's people of the year are led by a "Legend" in writer Larry Kramer, a "Stylemaker" in model Andrej Pejic, and "Artist of the Year" Jesse Tyler Ferguson - plus comedian Kathy Griffin as "Entertainer of the Year." They lead off this year's Out 100 list, with their covers being released today. See the cover models' photos on the following pages.
Kathy Griffin, Entertainer of the Year
"When famous women flaunt their relationships with gays, it can have a disingenuous aura -- like a clever marketing ploy to cash in on the gay dollar," writes
. "Kathy Griffin is another story entirely."
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Artist of the Year
notes that Ferguson is in a "unique position among actors" on the Emmy Award-winning comedy
. "To have job security and to have it on a show that people are looking to as a cultural touchstone for gay marriage -- that's extraordinary," Ferguson tells
Andrej Pejic, Stylemaker of the Year
The model who walks in both men's and women's shows made headlines by wearing a leather Versace pencil skirt to meet with the queen of England in October. "Let's face it, we all love a good queen," he told
. Pejic is known for bending the definition of beauty, erasing its traditional male or female borders. And he tells
that he has to "work twice as hard to be taken seriously."
Larry Kramer, Legend
The writer is captured by
as "ornery, irascible, impossible, loud" and above all"indefatigable." The man who wrote
The Normal Heart
is "touched by how much of what he's fought for has come to pass."