Pride 50
man of words

Author Justin Torres knows that resurrecting queer history makes for a better world

keepin' it 100

Kevin Maxen is the 1st out gay male coach in NFL history, but more importantly, he’s still himself

event of the szn

PHOTOS: Peppermint, Paula Pell, Cody Rigsby & more icons gathered for Queerty’s Pride50 celebration

oh mary!

Cole Escola’s journey from YouTube to Broadway has been an unhinged & hilarious success

scene stealer

Charlie Barnett doesn’t need to play the lead to keep winning over audiences

queen of wind

How Nymphia Wind slipped on a banana peel & become the first East Asian winner of ‘Drag Race’

leading the charge

Nik Dodani is on a fearless journey to make the world a brighter, more inclusive place

welcome to sandyland

Sandra Bernhard isn’t going anywhere

billion-dollar talent

How Daniel K. Isaac is rewriting the script for queer Asian visibility on stage and screen

shining light

After a youth in the shadows, filmmaker River Gallo is ready to be seen, heard, and thrive

fitness inspiration

How Cody Rigsby became a gay pop culture figure harnessing queerness as a “superpower”

glow up

Filmmaker Jane Schoenbrun took over Sundance & made a profound impact on queer audiences

iconic duo

Pet Shop Boys continue to impress even after four decades of pop perfection

booked & busy

There’s no stopping Stephanie Hsu from racking up queer wins in Hollywood

gorgeous star

Jackie Cox is dreaming big and taking us all along for the ride


Nava Mau continues to fight for justice both on & off screen

broadway baby

Ben Platt is a voice for the queer community that resonates across the stage & screen

daring diva

Alex Newell ‘Shucked’ Broadway to its core, but that’s just the beginning

queer hero

Wilson Cruz continues to be a beacon of LGBTQ+ representation

shears the star

20 years after Scissor Sisters’ debut, Jake Shears keeps understanding the assignment

her beautiful self

Justine Lindsay’s continued rise was a bright spot in a dreary season

fashion legend

The eternal staying power of Marc Jacobs


Lily Gladstone is paving the way for queer, Indigenous representation in Hollywood

out on the open road

Trans comedy writer Harper Steele took a road trip with Will Ferrell—their journey has the power to save lives


Omar Apollo is in a trifecta league of his own

flipping the script

Out legislator Julie Johnson is leading a historic change in Texas and the South

star power

Jonathan Bailey is blazing a trail as one of the most prominent gay actors working today

bow down

How Laverne Cox became red carpet royalty

ice skating superstar

Amber Glenn is out, loud, proud & (finally!) number one

keepin' it surreal

Julio Torres is creating a dreamworld of queer comedy that is also deeply personal

center stage

Why Cheyenne Jackson will always be one of our leading men

style maven

Fashion superstar Dara Allen pulls all the strings & all the threads

house of d'arcy

‘House of the Dragon’ star Emma D’Arcy is inspiring us all to think beyond the binary

beyond the binary

Non-binary activist and performer Alok Vaid-Menon will not stop finding beauty through art

the story king

Matthew López deserves the royal treatment for his work in telling queer stories on stage & screen

full-circle situation

Let’s revisit Grammy-winning singer & songwriter Victoria Monét’s big moments of LGBTQ+ celebration

leading the way

Brock McGillis’ mission to end homophobia in the NHL follows nearly a decade of brave LGBTQ+ advocacy

can't be stopped

How Angelica Ross went from being a Hollywood star to a tech trailblazer

club cumming

An invite to Alan Cumming’s castle is as dazzling on screen as it is off

out and proud

Kennedy McDowell is an out gay college football star who was never in the closet

foster on fire

Jodie Foster is shining brighter than ever and living her best life

coming for the crown

‘Young Royals’ breakout Omar Rudberg is forging his own trail for representation

voting is power

Dr. Jennifer Tran has a plan for Congress, and she’s ready for real change

leading the gay forward

Gen Z activist Zander Moricz is fighting for queer youth – and he’s not giving up anytime soon

dance floor darling

Honey Dijon is finally (finally!) getting her flowers

great scott!

Andrew Scott’s journey as an actor and gay role model is an inspiration for the entire community

Coming Soon

Devery Jacobs

Coming Soon

Noah J. Ricketts

Coming Soon

Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor

Coming Soon

Jes Tom

Coming Soon

Latrice Royale

Past Years' Honorees: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018