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OUT February 2016

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HARRY BORDEN In This Issue: Photographer, “DLB + TD Forever,” page 68 Bio: Harry Borden is one of the U.K.’s finest portrait photographers. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vogue, and Time, and he has won prizes at the World Press Photo awards as well as an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society. Borden’s first book, a long-term project on Holocaust survivors, will be published in spring 2017 by Octopus. Instagram: @harryborden RYAN O’CONNELL In This Issue: Writer, “Limping Toward Love,” page 46 Bio: Ryan O’Connell is a writer living in Los Angeles. He’s contributed to Vice, Medium, and The New York Times, and written for MTV’s Awkward. He recently released his memoir, I’m Special, about living as a gay man with cerebral palsy. He also likes watching Web videos of Mary-Kate Olsen…

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That Time We Made History To say the 2015 Out100 was memorable would be an understatement—it was groundbreaking. President Barack Obama appeared on the portfolio’s cover, becoming the first U.S. president to be photographed for a LGBT publication. It was a tremendous moment for both our magazine and our community. The Out100 trended on Facebook, garnered attention from media outlets across the world, from the BBC to The New York Times, and was posted on social media by the White House. Amid the onslaught of press, Obama was championed for giving a candid interview about LGBT issues that transcended political jargon. The president spoke eloquently about his daughters’ understanding of homophobia (“[To them], discrimination in any form doesn’t make sense”) and last summer’s SCOTUS ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide (“I was…

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COOKIE HAD A LITTLE LAMB While the model from this issue’s bowling-inspired fashion story (page 76) were posing at the lanes, our fashion editor, Michael Cook, was busy at the claw machine. But look what he won! THE IMITATION GAME Our Favorite Ross Marquand Celebrity Impersonations, Ranked: 5. Brad Pitt 4. Al Pacino 3. Harrison Ford 2. Jack Nicholson 1. Matthew McConaughey For more on the Walking Dead actor—and expert mimic—turn to page 13. The number of times cover stars Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley tried to propose to one another before Daley finally popped the question. Read about it on page 68. AMAZING AUTOCORRECTS WE DISCOVERED THIS ISSUE “Menelik” “NeNe Leakes” (See our story on Menelik Puryear and his boo on page 62.) “Neg. and on PrEP” “Meg and on Oreos” (See the source of this amazing blunder in our Tinder…

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The annual Out100 event is an elegant reinterpretation of Out’s signature issue. It is a celebration of not only the 100 LGBT and straight ally honorees who have made a positive impact on the world, but also a joyful commemoration of the historic marriage equality legalized in the United States this year. The event featured live jazz, sensational performances, exhilarant dancing and a great classic New York ambiance that is signature of the venue, Guastavino’s, set under the iconic arches of the Queensboro Bridge. In attendance were Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President who was there to accept the “Ally of the Year” Award on behalf of President Barack Obama, marriage equality advocates Evan Wolfson and Edie Windsor and other 2015 honorees, including Alex Newell, Larry Kramer, Andreja Pejic and Violet…

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dead ringer

ROSS MARQUAND has had some momentous birthdays. On his 33rd, his agent called to tell him he’d landed his most important role to date: a part on AMC’s zombie hit The Walking Dead, the most-watched drama in the history of basic cable. “Going from being a broke fan watching on my couch to actually being on it—there’s nothing better than that,” Marquand says over dinner at Bar Corvo, a neighborhood Italian restaurant in Brooklyn. “I couldn’t pay bills a year and a half ago. I said, ‘I don’t know if this is going to work out for me.’ Then, luckily, I got the biggest break of my life.” Marquand is warm and relaxed, despite having just spent three long days in Secaucus, N.J., at the Walker Stalker Con, a national horror…

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the gay agenda

1. GILLIAN ANDERSON THE X-FILES ICON ON DRINKING, DRAMA, AND HER “CRAP” ACTING. It’s been 14 years since the finale of The X-Files, the network TV show that presaged the HBO revolution, which presaged, well, just about everything good on TV today. Now agents Mulder and Scully are returning to Fox for “a sixth-episode event,” premiering January 24. Its star Gillian Anderson takes time to reminisce. AARON HICKLIN You’re returning to the stage in March to play Blanche DuBois in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Imagine an episode of The X-Files by Tennessee Williams. I don’t think there’s enough drinking and on-this-planet historical drama to warrant his direction. Speaking of drama, you brought a very restrained quality to Scully. You’re not an actress prone to histrionics. Until Blanche [Laughs]. I don’t know…