Ellen DeGeneres named Most Powerful Gay Celebrity

April 24th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is the most powerful gay celebrity, according to a list by an American magazine.

The comedienne, who is married to actress Portia de Rossi, came second to politician Barney Frank but was the top showbiz star on the list.

Actress Jodie Foster and comic Rosie O’Donnell were also honoured in the third annual Top 50 rundown by U.S. publication Out, coming 36th and 42nd respectively, reports Contactmusic.

Milk director Gus Van Sant came 14th, Sex and the City writer Michael Patrick King made it to the 29th position.

And fashion designers Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford were handed 15th and 38th places in the lineup.

The list is determined by political clout, cultural resonance, individual wealth and current personal profile. (ANI)

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