'Queer Eye' Cast Named Entertainers of the Year by Out Magazine
The five guys made famous by Netflix's reboot of 'Queer Eye' headline the magazine's 2018 Out 100 list alongside fresh faces (Keiynan Lonsdale, Kiersey Clemons), funny people (Kate McKinnon, Hannah Gadsby) and power players (Ryan Murphy, Jill Soloway).
Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk and Jonathan Van Ness are more than just the cast of Netflix's Queer Eye revival — they're now Entertainers of the Year. So says Out magazine, which has honored the quintet with the special distinction as part of its annual Out 100 list alongside Billy Porter (Performance of the Year for Pose), Sophie (Artist of the Year), and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School grad Emma Gonzalez (Newsmaker of the Year).
The standouts are featured on Out covers photographed by Martin Schoeller and now on newsstands. Per the mag, the theme for the 2018 Out 100 — a list designed to shine a spotlight on the most influential LGBTQ people of the year — is "generations." Other honorees include Cynthia Nixon (Hero of the Year), Jeremy Scott (Stylemaker of the Year), Renee Richards (Legend) and Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey (Media Pioneers).
Curated by Executive Editor R. Kurt Osenlund, this year's list is said to be the most diverse Out 100 in its 24-year history thanks to 20 honorees who identify as trans or nonbinary, more than 40 people of color, more than 40 women and more than half of honorees under the age of 35. Says Osenlund: "That's really just a realistic reflection of our community and our culture. In the area of entertainment, specifically, we're simply seeing more varied types of LGBTQ people rise up and be visible and successful."
Other names who made the cut include Broad City star Abbi Jacobson, Olympian Adam Rippon, producer Adrian Salpeter, actor Anthony Rapp, drag superstar Aquaria, actress Bella Thorne, author Blair Imani, comedian Cameron Esposito, actress Daniela Vega, activist DeRay McKesson, Olympian Gus Kenworthy, comedian Hannah Gadsby, actress Indya Moore, actress Janet Mock, showrunner and author Jill Soloway, Dear White People creator Justin Simien, Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon, actor Keiynan Lonsdale, actress Kiersey Clemons, stylist Law Roach, journalist and author Michael Ausiello, actress MJ Rodriguez, partners Nico Santos and Zeke Smith, Rose McGowan's partner Rain Dove, showrunner Ryan Murphy, filmmaker Silas Howard and comedian Wanda Sykes.
The full list can be found here.