Pride season is ramping up! Although it’ll be another year of creative and exciting virtual events and celebrations, we’re also taking a moment to celebrate some of our industry queers helping to promote better representation in pop culture for the entire LGBTQ+ community.
With the entertainment industry recognizing the need for more diverse storytelling and better representation both on screen and in writing rooms, LGBTQ+ representation in the media is better than ever before. Of course, there is still more work to be done, we’re celebrating the faces and people who are leading the way in better LGBTQ+ representation.
Lil Nas X
"Some of y'all already know, some of y'all don't care, some of y'all not gone fwm no more. but before this month end i want y'all to listen to c7osure," he tweeted. Earlier in 2021, he released the music video for "Montero" — an unabashedly (and groundbreaking) queer celebration.
In an industry where so few musicians come out as queer, it's amazing that Lil Nas X is leading the way for the LGBTQ+ community within the rap and hip hop industry. Through art, the rapper is making positive change.
While lesbians had been calling out the gay for years, Stewart was still 50 per cent of a celebrity super couple with Robert Pattinson for a long enough while — which makes sense since she’s often talking about how she finds sexuality to be fluid. In case you’re wondering, KStew identifies as bisexual.
In addition to her activism, Cox also advocates for self-care.
From better LGBTQ+ representation in fashion to the rep everyday gays do in their daily lives, we’ve come a long way. But there’s more work to be done and we’re grateful for everyone who helps make the world a better place for all of us.