COMEDIAN Josh Thomas and YouTube celebrity and singer Troy Sivan are two Australians among the most compelling LGBT people of 2014 in the annual OUT100 list.

The list, which was announced today, also features X-Men and Inception star Ellen Page, British singer Sam Smith, How I Met Your Mother and broadway star Neil Patrick Harris, and Zachary Quinto.

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Thomas was recognised as one of the “new funnymen”, on the back of his growing US popularity and his semi-autobiographical TV show Please Like Me being nominated for an International Emmy Award in the comedy category. The winner will be announced on November 24 at an awards ceremony in New York.

Sivan was noted for his 2.8 million YouTube subscribers, and his EP Trxye debuted at number five on the Billboard 200, while his first single, Happy Little Pill, has gone gold. Sivan, who also played young James Howlett in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, grabbed media attention in August last year when he came out on his YouTube channel.

The OUT100 list compiled by Out magazine, which reportedly has the highest circulation of any gay monthly publication in the US.

James Whiteside, Star Observer’s May front cover model and principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, was also featured on the list. (The Star Observer’s December edition will be available from November 20.)

Last week, Out magazine’s sister publication The Advocate named Vladimir Putin as its 2014 Person of the Year.

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