Here she is, a true voice of her generation. Ruby's legion of young fans - both male and female - let us know in no uncertain terms who their favourite out lesbian fashionista/MTV VJ/magazine cover girl was.
“She's been involved in three different TV shows, has DJ'd around the country and has inspired lesbians everywhere, letting them know that they can do amazing things as well. When she had her Twitter account she would post comments about gay rights and even about supporting American rallies, because we know that will make an impact. She is an Australian lesbian icon.”
Walk into any corner shop through 2010 and you will have seen Ruby on the cover of at least one magazine, with very different hair each time. It's been a busy year for the tattooed 24-year-old, who was rarely out of the headlines with her sultry photo shoots, fashion-forward shenanigans, and even heartfelt family moments with her pink-coiffed mum on 60 Minutes.
She has spoken often and publicly about LGBT issues - particularly schoolyard bullying, which she's had painful experience with.
Over 56,000 people follow her on Twitter, and her tweeting delighted us back in July during the storm over new PM Julia Gillard's rejection of same-sex marriage.
“I think it’s time we allow everyone the ability to love and marry if they choose," she typed. "I’m just pissed off at the ranga, I expected more taste from a 1st female PM. It’s discrimination and I believe we are above that – it’s 2010.”
Go Ruby go.
The Same Same 25 is an annual celebration of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians. They are publicly nominated, and chosen by a panel of community leaders.
For the past two years, the announcement of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians has attracted widespread national media attention and focused on the achievements and influence of a varied and inspirational group of people.