Pride50

Letter from the editor

On this, the 50th anniversary of the first pride march in America, we find ourselves again pushing back against bigotry and police brutality with a new surge of peaceful protest, demanding action on racial and queer injustices, injustices which often overlap. In keeping with the spirit of the first pride marches--often as much brave protests as celebrations of identity--Queerty honors 50 individuals who are leading the nation toward equality, acceptance, and dignity for all people.

From politicians to creators, activists to authors, Pride50 is composed of people who represent the pioneering spirit of the first prides across the country, the people who stood up and made a difference despite the personal price they might pay for their courage.

And that is something to truly be proud of.
Daniel Tracer
POLITICS
John Blair right arrow
Annise Parker
POLITICS
Annise Parker right arrow
Alphonso David
POLITICS
Alphonso David right arrow
Gina Ortiz Jones
POLITICS
Gina Ortiz Jones right arrow
Alex Lee
POLITICS
Alex Lee right arrow
Lauren Groh Wargo
POLITICS
Lauren Groh Wargo right arrow
Mondaire Jones
POLITICS
Mondaire Jones right arrow
Tammy Baldwin
POLITICS
Tammy Baldwin right arrow
Lori Lightfoot
POLITICS
Lori Lightfoot right arrow
Patrisse Cullors
Trailblazers
Patrisse Cullors right arrow
Mark Bradford
Trailblazers
Mark Bradford right arrow
Shea Coule
Trailblazers
Shea Coule right arrow
Barbara Smith
Trailblazers
Barbara Smith right arrow
Andrea Jenkins
Trailblazers
Andrea Jenkins right arrow
Phill Wilson
Trailblazers
Phill Wilson right arrow
Alice Wu
Creators
Alice Wu right arrow
Ryan Murphy
Creators
Ryan Murphy right arrow
Tanya Saracho
Creators
Tanya Saracho right arrow
Kaitlyn Long
SPORTS
Kaitlyn Long right arrow
Patty Sheehan
SPORTS
Patty Sheehan right arrow
Tiffany Abreu
SPORTS
Tiffany Abreu right arrow
Layshia Clarendon
SPORTS
Layshia Clarendon right arrow
Justin Rabon
SPORTS
Justin Rabon right arrow
David France
Creators
David France right arrow
Ryan White
Creators
Ryan White right arrow
Matthew Lopez
Creators
Matthew Lopez right arrow
Jeremy Pope
PERFORMANCES
Jeremy Pope right arrow
Hunter Schaffer
PERFORMANCES
Hunter Schaffer right arrow
Indya Moore
PERFORMANCES
Indya Moore right arrow
Trace Lysette
PERFORMANCES
Trace Lysette right arrow
Brian Michael Smith
PERFORMANCES
Brian Michael Smith right arrow
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