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Founder of WikiQueer.org
Not too long ago, Googling the words "bisexual," "transgender," and "lesbian" got you little more than eyefuls of porn. Google has since tweaked its algorithm for better LGBT-related search results, but 29-year-old entrepreneur and activist Gregory Varnum had a better idea: “Helping with dozens of pages and projects on Wikipedia… I consistently came back to the need for a truly comprehensive wiki by and for the LGBT communities, free of any community politics.” Barely in its first year, WikiQueer already has content partnerships with heavy-hitting organizations like GLAAD and OutHistory.org. It’s also accepting authors and editors on every subject from Angels in America to Zimbabwe’s anti-sodomy laws.