8. Frank Ocean
A few months ago, hip-hop artist Frank Ocean publicly announced his bisexuality. It was a gamble, as the world of hip-hop is still less than tolerant. But the attention Ocean received for his courageous declaration helped bring his critically acclaimed new album and powerful performances on SNL and at the 2012 MTV Videos Music Awards into the spotlight. His talent alone makes him deserving of a spot on this list, but it's his inspiring admission that warrants him the number 8 slot.