Here are 5 queer AF moments from last night’s Oscars

After all the hubbub about Kevin Hart not hosting the Oscars over his old homophobic “jokes,” last night proved one of the queerest Academy Awards of all time. Here are five queer moments that stood out:

1) Billy Porter and Shangela absolutely slayed the red carpet.

The Pose actor and Drag Race all-star both served fashion for the gawds (though we have no idea how Porter sat down in that huge hoop skirt of his).

2) A gay musician kicked off the show with a tribute to a bisexual rocker.

Adam Lambert delivered as Queen’s frontman in their opening tribute to bisexual rocker Freddie Mercury. Together they performed “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions,” a nod to the Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody being up for a few awards.

3) Three straight actors won Oscars for playing queer roles.

Olivia Colman won Best Actress for playing Anne, Queen of Great Britain in the lesbian love triangle The Favourite; Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for playing gay/bi jazz pianist Dr. Don Shirley in Green Book; and Rami Malek won Best Actor for playing bi rock star Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. (Which is great, but can we get a queer actor up onstage?)

Colman’s candid, meandering speech also proved one of the night’s most charming and sincere moments.

4) Bisexual rocker Lady Gaga won Best Song (and Bette Midler popped in too).

Gaga won Best Song for “Shallow” in A Star Is Born which she performed onstage with co-star Bradley Cooper, making her one of the first openly bi stars to win an Oscar. And if that wasn’t queer enough, Bette Midler popped in to perform “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns.

5) Four queer-ish films won big awards (including the biggest of the night).

In addition to the awards snagged by The Favorite and Bohemian Rhapsody, Regina King won Best Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk, an adaptation of a novel by gay writer James Baldwin; and Green Book won Best Film, though it has been criticized for buying into problematic “white savior” tropes, and the family of the real-life man it’s based on has also called the film “hurtful” and a “symphony of lies.”

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