Out, the world’s leading gay fashion and lifestyle brand, unveiled the cover to its highly anticipated Out 100 special double issue, also the publication’s 200th issue.
This year pop star and new father Ricky Martin, MSNBC news anchor Rachel Maddow, Oscar-nominated actress Julianne Moore, Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, and designer and TV star Nate Berkus host an “An Affair to Remember” as the Out 100 cover honorees.
Divided into three distinct sections, this year’s Out 100 features stunning imagery from photographers Larry Fink, Roger Erickson, and Jason Schmidt. Fink’s interpretation of Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball re-creates a time when gay rubbed shoulders with straight and elegance trumped intolerance. Erickson brings the spirit of the Stonewall riots to life, while Schmidt pays homage to the triumph of fame, talent, and individuality that was Studio 54.
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Gay Nascar Fan Profiled in New York Times
Michael Myers, a Las Vegas sales manager, part-time journalist, and founder of is trying to introduce Nascar to the gay community.
The website has gained traction among LGBT auto racing fans, now attracting about 2,000 unique visitors a month — and likely more than that in the near future, thanks to a Saturday New York Times feature on the website and its 37-year-old founder.
"Nascar has more fans who are accepting of me being gay than gays have been accepting of me being a Nascar fan," Myers said.
Myers's boosterism among gay Nascar fans hasn't gone unnnoticed: He recently arranged a ticket discount for LGBT fans to the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday.
Nascar spokesman Andrew Giangola said the sport has diverse fanbase. "[W]e market it very broadly, as opposed to specific demographic segments. For example, while women make up 40% of the Nascar fan base, we position the sport more generally to all sports fans and would-be fans.”
The Emery Awards
With the unfortunate news of the tragic suicides of some 5 gay youths at the top of everyone's radar the past two months, it is great to see individuals making strides to provide safe and supportive environments regardless of sexual orientation. The annual NY Emery Awards honors those individuals and corporations who do so, as well as those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership within our community. This year’s honorees, presented last week in NY, were Arianna Huffington, Ryan Murphy (Creator of Glee) and fahion mogul Marc Ecko.