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April/May 2021
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Sexy, smart, and sophisticated, it inspires readers with captivating feature stories, striking fashion layouts, and lively entertainment reviews. Get OUT digital magazine subscription today to discover what's in. Each issue is filled with interviews, fashion, travel, celebrities and more for gay life today.

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pride Publishing Inc.
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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6 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
on the road again…

“The best is always yet to come…” Some of my greatest childhood memories are of listening to Willie Nelson. My grandpa was a major fan of the weed-loving country star. A proud LGBTQ+ ally, Willie could always be heard in the car as we drove long distances to visit family or traveled across the state simply for the joy of it. We would drive with the windows down as the hot Texas sun blanketed our faces. I saw bluebonnets for miles, welcome signs from state to state, and a few armadillos from time to time. Traveling is part of the human experience. For many queer people, it’s a leaping-off point toward self-discovery and a larger understanding of our place in the world. The greatest lessons I’ve learned in life came in my…

2 min.
swag at sea

Time to get that summer swag! SLIDE ON OUT The new plush foam Love and Summer Pop Ups slides are part of a global collaboration with beloved muralist James Goldcrown and feature his iconic #lovewall heart designs. Bonus: For every pair of this artsy update on the summer classic that’s purchased, Skechers will make a donation to the Petco Foundation to help shelter dogs and cats. ($40) dsw.com ON THE RIGHT TRACK One of the first trackers to be compatible with 4G cellular networks, Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker is discreet, compact, and portable enough to be placed virtually anywhere (like in your car, bike, luggage, or beach bag). It works indoors and out anywhere in the U.S., the battery lasts up to four months, and the companion app can track the historical route it…

6 min.
desert modernism

Palm Springs, Calif., has what many consider the largest and finest concentration of mid-20th-century modern architecture in the United States, which is why it has become the de facto capital of the popular design movement. Specifically, the city is home to a form of mid-century modern architecture called Desert Modernism, also known as the Palm Springs School. What defines Desert Modernism, you ask? Four main characteristics are the cantilever, clerestory windows, brise-soleil, and shadow block walls. All four protect the building’s inhabitants from the desert heat and sun. The cantilever is the unsupported roof section that extends out beyond the building’s envelope. It shades windows from the desert’s hot summer sun but allows the less intense autumn and winter sun to penetrate the building. Clerestory windows are the strip or band of windows…

3 min.
the yummy art of southern baking

On a day off, you can find New Orleans-based chef Kelly Fields riding her bike through City Park, down Esplanade Avenue and through the French Quarter, or maybe taking in the sights and sounds of Frenchmen Street, where local artists and musicians show off their work. On Mondays you might find her eating a bowl of red beans and rice with some cornbread, but most days you’ll find her hard at work in the kitchen of her popular New Orleans restaurant, Willa Jean. Fields grew up baking on weekends with her mom, but it wasn’t until a friend asked her if she could help her family’s bakery with a large order that she first realized it could be a career. As it turned out, she was a natural in the professional…

1 min.
dyllón burnside

Though he grew up on a ranch in Pensacola, Fla., Pose star Dyllón Burnside found his roots in Atlanta, and last year connected to the city even more as he quarantined with his family in the South. “Atlanta is the place where I found early champions of my talent,” Burnside says of the city he considers a thriving incubator for Black creators. “It’s where I came into awareness of my power through art and began to explore my sexuality. It’s the place where I first fell in love with a boy in the shadows of the hip-hop/R&B world. I have lots of beautiful and some ugly memories there that have shaped me for the better. One day I’ll share more from that time. Probably through my art!” Till then, we’ll just have…

1 min.
derek j

With nearly 20 years in the hair industry, visionary stylist Derek J knows his stuff. The owner of J Spot Salon in Buckhead, J has proven to be a trendsetter time and time again. Having entered the world of television on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, he has gone on to be featured in Chris Rock’s documentary Good Hair, Oxygen’s Hair Battle Spectacular, and more. It’s no wonder he’s one of Atlanta’s most beloved residents! “Atlanta is an amazing place for people in the LGBTQ community and especially people of color,” says J. “Atlanta was the first place I was able to see gay Black men during the daytime be themselves. It has been a big part of the cultivation of me; I don’t think I would have had the…