GQ CELEBRATES PRIDE WITH FIRST EVER DIGITAL COVER


Rapper Kevin Abstract Kicks Off a Week of LGBTQ+ Coverage 50 Years to the Date of the Stonewall Riots

New York, NY—June 24, 2019—GQ today begins its Pride Week coverage, with its first ever Pride digital cover, starring rapper Kevin Abstract of music group Brockhampton. The week culminates on June 29, World Pride Day, and leads straight into NYC Pride, on June 30. Coming off the brand’s second consecutive GLAAD nomination, this year’s hub is part of an ongoing effort to amplify marginalized voices.

Highlights of the Upcoming Pride Coverage:

Kevin Abstract

The rapper and Brockhampton frontman stars in the first ever GQ Pride digital cover with a Q&A by critically acclaimed playwright Jeremy O. Harris. Highlights include informal therapy sessions led by Shia LaBeouf, and addressing the Brockhampton #MeToo moment that led to losing a member.

Allyship Roundtable

Thoughtful interviews with LGBTQ leaders, activists, and celebrities on what allyship means in 2019. Participants include Adam Rippon, Wilson Cruz, Margaret Cho, Nina West, Nico Santos, Alaska Thunderfuck, Hayley Kiyoko, Chella Man, Jenna Wortham, Daya, Jacob Tobia, Ali Krieger, and Billy Porter

The Commodification of Pride Style

GQ unpacks who Pride is really for this year: the LGBTQ community, or the big brands trying to make it about them.

Sasha Velour

The winner of season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race explores drag kings, an oft-overlooked group in the drag community..

Steven Canals Profile

The creator of Pose discusses what the show means to the LGBTQ community.

Sam Ratelle Q&A

Billy Porter’s stylist breaks down the star’s iconic looks.

Ocean Vuong Q&A

The poet and TS Eliot Prize-winner speaks in depth about his new novel, writing gay sex scenes, and being basic.

MUNA Profile

The queer-identifying musical trio talk about addressing sexuality and gender in music, and touring with Harry Styles.