Out magazine has debuted the covers for its 18th annual “Out 100” list, featuring some of the year’s biggest and brightest stars as captured by photographer M. Sharkey: Glee‘s Jane Lynch, pop icon Boy George, Rupaul’s Drag Race season 4 winner
Christina Aguilera Sharon Needles and The New Normal‘s Andrew Rannells.
Meanwhile, when are we just going to start referring to “entertainment” as “Ryan Murphy”?
“The difference between people like me and Amy Poehler and Tina Fey [is] there’s kind of an entitlement that they have to their right to have a seat at the table,” Lynch says. “They’re out there saying, ‘This is what I do, and this is why it’s funny. And if you don’t like it, you don’t like it.’ But it looks like everybody likes it.”
“Nothing lasts forever,” says Needles. “Drag Race isn’t just a competition I took part in, it’s also my favorite television show of all time, so I’m looking forward to sitting in my easy chair and watching the tears, the fashion, and the cat fights.”
“I feel very proud to be a part of The New Normal,” Rannells says. “I hope that it’s considered to be a part of the evolution of gay relationships on television. Coming from Nebraska, it’s exciting to me that people I went to grade school with, people that I grew up going to church with, are watching the show.”
“What I’ve realized is that the world hasn’t changed,” says Boy George, “there are still lots of places where people are having a really, really hard time because of their sexuality, and I think one of the most important things I can do is be a self-respecting gay public figure.”