Bravo's Top Chef's Melissa King and Family Karma's Amrit Kapai are ending 2020 on an exciting note. They each earned a spot on this year's Out 100 List, which recognizes "members of the LGBTQ+ community for their groundbreaking, ripple-inducing, and culture-shifting impact around the world."
Other 2020 recipients span industries from politics to activism to the arts to pop culture and entertainment — and everything in between. Wilson Cruz, Janelle Monáe, Rachel Maddow, Wanda Sykes, Cheyenne Jackson, Lili Reinhart, Jonathan Bennett, Jameela Jamil, Keke Palmer, and Lizzo, among others, are also being recognized this year.
Melissa won Season 17 of Top Chef during the All Star season and will next appear on the upcoming Season 18 of Top Chef, as well as the recently greenlit Top Chef Amateurs. She told Out, “I stand proud representing my communities and showing that no matter who you are or where you come from, you can accomplish amazing things."
Amrit is being recognized for his work as a lawyer and for sharing his life on Family Karma. He told the publication that he has "found another incredibly meaningful calling — serving as a voice for the South Asian LGBTQ community... Family Karma embodies my opportunity to shine the spotlight on the challenges and distinct issues Indian LGBTQs face. My unique role as the only gay cast member highlights my own struggles and the example I am striving to set, all the while promoting the central message to live our most authentic lives.”
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