• The annual OUT100 list of influential LGBTI people has been released. (OUT/Ryan Pfluger)Source: OUT/Ryan Pfluger
A list of the most influential LGBTI people has this year seen the increasingly visible transgender community take out top spots alongside celebrities and athletes.
By
Drew Sheldrick

2 Sep 2016 - 2:31 PM  UPDATED 10 Nov 2015 - 9:56 AM

Out Magazine has released its annual list of the most influential people in the LGBTI community. Former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner was at the top of the list as 'Newsmaker of the Year', which reflected an increasing number of transgender people in the media.

In entertainment, Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander, British actor Russell Tovey (Looking), film and television legend Lily Tomlin, musician Shamir Bailey and The View's Raven-Symoné all featured.

Among the non-celebrities in the list this year is Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas, who was acknowledged for his work drawing attention to the plight of LGBTI refugees. Nahas fled anti-gay persecution in Syria and was granted asylum in the US.

He is joined by San Francisco soprano Breanna Sinclairé who this year became the first transgender woman to sing the national anthem at a professional sporting event. Sinclairé told Out Magazine she felt like she was “part of the revolution” in a year that saw unprecedented trans visibilitity.

Abby Wambach took out 'Sportsperson of the Year. The Olympic gold medallist has been playing soccer for 30 years, has scored more goals than any other person in the history of international soccer and was this year part of the US Women's World Cup-winning team.

Fellow soccer player and openly gay Robbie Rogers was among the other athletes to make the list. Rogers came out in 2013 before joining the LA Galaxy team. He published his memoir, Coming Out to Play, last year.

You can view the full OUT100 list here.