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OUT June - July 2017

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ANDREW RANNELLS Actor and Girls alum Rannells has known Matt Bomer for more than a decade, making him an ideal candidate to interview The Last Tycoon star for our cover story (page 64). “There’s a privateness to Matt that is intriguing and charming,” Rannells says. “Also, he knows most of the lyrics to Miss Saigon, which I was not expecting.” DOUG INGLISH Inglish has had many notable faces in front of his lens, but he says that shooting Gore Vidal was a career highlight. Photographing this issue’s cover star, Matt Bomer, was another. “It was my second time working with Matt, and he’s always a pleasure,” Inglish says. “The first time I watched him act was in The Normal Heart. I was blown away by his performance.” Inglish’s photography has also appeared in…

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Life Stories While the overarching narrative of the queer community has a lot of common threads, we all have our own stories to tell. That was just one of the lessons to take away from Out’s May issue, whose cover stars—Janet Mock, Ellen Page, Lydia Polgreen, and Jill Solowayinhabit their own unique spaces in the world and possess singular queer identities. They used our pages to tell their stories about interacting with, and working to change, a culture that isn’t always open-minded. “Inside its pages is a testament to how much more rich and complex the media landscape becomes when it incorporates voices and ideas outside of the white, male, straight, and connected paradigm,” Ad Week said of Polgreen’s profile. “Out Magazine has privileged us once again with their very necessary May ‘Storytellers’…

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listen and tell

S-Town happens to be the most compelling and intimate study of a queer man in rural America that has yet been recorded, although this emerges by stealth. IF YOU WERE TO MAP A LIFE, what would you find? What hopes, what disappointments, what desires? Literature has always been very good at that, so much so that we routinely describe any effort to reassemble a life through a single, powerful memory as Proustian—those madeleines! But it’s not just high art that finds sustenance in the exercise of unpacking a life in order to dignify it. Journalism can do that, too, at least when it chooses to listen. In a selfie-saturated culture in which Twitter often feels like a contest to see who can shout the loudest, the space for any kind of…

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bitter sweet

“I don’t think people can prepare you for what you learn in the first year of marriage. It’s so crazy.” BREAKING UP IS TOUGH—especially when it’s with your bandmates of 17 years. For former Gossip front woman Beth Ditto, that breakup came after 2012’s A Joyful Noise, the group’s fifth album, which was released after member Nathan Howdeshell decided to leave Portland, Ore., and return to their home state of Arkansas. Ditto says there was no falling out. The split was swift and smooth. “I was trying to write for the Gossip but without the Gossip, and it just felt wrong,” recalls the 36-year-old singer, sitting in pajamas in her house in Portland, where she lives with her wife, Kristin Ogata. “For a while I couldn’t put my finger on it. Then…

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the gay agenda

1. The Many Faces of Cate Blanchett With Manifesto, the actress blows our minds again—13 times over. Manifesto, Julian Rosefeldt’s feature-film version of his recent multi-screen installation, begins with a burning fuse in extreme close-up, then pulls back to show a firework igniting. Accompanied, like the rest of this piece, by Cate Blanchett’s narration of actual artist manifestos, the intro foreshadows what’s about to erupt: a maelstrom of cultural indictments and anarchic rants, delivered by one of the greatest shape-shifters of our time. It’s key that Rosefeldt, a German artist who’s taken his installation everywhere from Melbourne to New York, cast Blanchett to portray all 13 characters. Not just because she’s chameleonic—and not just because it’s important to see a woman playing a news anchor, an impresario, a scientist, and more—but because she…

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The rainbow flag has been a symbol of LGBT pride and solidarity since the late 1970s, when Harvey Milk challenged the late artist Gilbert Baker to create an alternative to the more somber pink triangle. While its colors carry an undeniably positive message—they represent life, healing, art, spirit, nature, the sun, harmony, and sexuality—incorporating all of them into a single outfit is often considered a risk worth taking just once a year. But with more and more labels releasing Pride collections and basking in the rainbow glow, there’s finally a way to celebrate your queerness long after the parade is over. Paying respect to our history and looking toward a brighter future? That seems more important now than ever.…