Out magazine has released their annual "Power 50" issue and they have named Perez #16 on that illustrious list of the most "Influential Gay Men & Women in America", which also includes the following people.
#1 Ellen DeGeneres, talk show titan
#13 Jodie Foster, closeted lesbian and actress
#16 Perez, your Queen of All Media
#19 Greg Berlanti, Brothers & Sisters creator
#24 Suze Orman, recently out financial guru and TV personality
#25 Tom Ford, fashion maven
#31 Rosie O'Donnell, blogger
Thanks to Aaron Hicklin and everyone at Out for this great honor!
If any young kids are reading this - gay or not, those that are different, those that aren't stick-thin, those that aren't conventionally "beautiful"…
To them, we say: be yourselves! Be yourself and be brilliant! You can be successful just as you are!
And, remember, Perez loves ya!