Out Magazine Honours ‘Queer Eye’ Cast, Cynthia Nixon, More In Annual Out100 List

Out Magazine unveiled its annual Out100 feature Wednesday, honouring the most influential LGBTQ public figures of 2018.

The 24th edition of the list includes the “Queer Eye” cast (Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness), who were crowned the Entertainers of 2018, as well as activist Emma Gonzalez, who was dubbed the Newsmaker of the Year.

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It’s easy for us to become casualties of our own feeds— constantly consuming the 24-hour news cycle until we’re consumed by it ourselves. With sexual abuse scandals, shootings at schools and places of worship, leaked memos about trans erasure, and ugly spats in a nation that’s never been more Red versus Blue, gloom abounds. Enter the new Fab Five—@bobbyberk, @karamobrown, @tanfrance, @antoni, and @jvn—who aim to make things a little brighter. On @QueerEye, @Netflix’s 2018 reboot of Bravo’s reality makeover show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (which debuted in 2003), this diverse quintet isn’t just bettering the lives of the on-air subjects they primp, encourage, and advise, they also affect viewers at home— inspiring us to be better, too, and to challenge the status quo. — The cast of Queer Eye are our 2018 #Out100 Entertainers of the Year. See the full #Out100 on OUT.com. — Photography by @martinschoeller Words by @faymeproblems Styling by @kaemanningstudio Grooming by @lady_luxe Brown: Jacket by The Very Warm, shirt by Abercrombie & Fitch Van Ness: Sweater by Alexander Wang France: Suit by Thom Browne, sweater by Zara Berk: Sweater by H&M Porowski: Jacket by Balmain, t-shirt by Hanes x Karla

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Other people praised by the mag include Billy Porter, who has been honoured for his performance in “Pose”, as well as Hero of the Year Cynthia Nixon, who announced she was running for governor of New York.

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On February 14, @emmawise18 life was forever changed when a gunman walked into her high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, in Parkland, Fla. But her story didn’t end after the news trucks moved on. In response to the tragedy, she and her classmates organized a protest so powerful, it has grown into a national movement. A month after the tragedy ripped through their school, students led the March for Our Lives protest in Washington, D.C. There, González took to the podium and offered a silent tribute that lasted 6 minutes and 20 seconds—the same amount of time it took for 17 of her classmates and teachers to be killed, and 17 more to be injured. Her moving gesture quickly made headlines and became the most talked-about moment from the daylong demonstration. The massive turnout for the march was a surprising show of support surrounding grisly acts that, for too long, had been accepted with apathy in our country. Even González was struck by how large the crowd was. “I got up onstage, and none of us could go anywhere,” she says. “If we wanted to move, we couldn’t because of how many people were there.” — Emma González is our 2018 #Out100 Newsmaker of the Year. See the full #Out100 on OUT.com. — Photography by @martinschoeller Words by @mcastimovies Styling by @mjcook419 Shirt by @therealphilliplim Makeup by @zacmakeupartist

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Jeremy Scott was crowned Stylemaker of the Year, with transgender activist Renee Richards and World of Wonder founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey also being recognized.

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Anthony Rapp, who accused Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct, was honoured for his courage, as well as ABC reporter Karl Schmid for revealing he was HIV-positive.

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It’s rare to see an actor sustain a flawless performance through a two-hour film. In @poseonfx, as the electric ball emcee Pray Tell, @theebillyporter did it through a season of eight one-hour episodes, segueing from clocking competitors on the year’s fiercest runway to mourning the loss of his on- screen lover to AIDS to sharing tender chemistry with co-star and fellow #Out100 honoree @MjRodriguez7—all without a visible hint of effort. “It had to be Pose,” Porter says between takes of this cover shoot, his first for Out. “And I had to be ready for it. I had to live through what I lived through.” — Billy Porter is our 2018 #Out100 Performance of the Year. See the full #Out100 on OUT.com. — Photography by @martinschoeller Words by @rkurtosenlund Styling by @brandonmgarr Sweater by @LouisVuitton Coat by @bottegaveneta Glasses by @native_ken

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Out‘s executive editor R. Kurt Osenlund said of the most diverse Out100 portfolio ever, “Young queer people embody the progress no one can stop.

“They are inflexibly done with systemic ugliness and toxic traditions.

“Unaccepting of anything that centres around a single, tired narrative, they are forcing change in the way society views normalcy, uses pronouns, embraces intersectionality, and creates media.”

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