11/12/2013 at 04:00 PM EST
What better way to celebrate being honored on a list of the top LGBT trendsetters than by officially coming out?
Maulik Pancholy made Out
magazine’s 19th annual Out 100 list
and has announced that he's gay and in a relationship.
"I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner," said Pancholy, who played Alec Baldwin's assistant Jonathan on 30 Rock
. "It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions."
Other influencers who made the OUT
100 list include: Sir Ian McKellan
, George Takei
, Guillermo Diaz of Scandal
, and Laverne Cox and Lea Delaria of Orange Is the New Black
Pancholy has been working as a voice over artist on Disney's Phineas and Ferb
and Nickelodeon's Sanjay and Craig
since 30 Rock ended in January