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OUT October 2016

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EMILY SHUR Capturing this month’s cover subjects was a celebratory moment for photographer Emily Shur. “It was really fun to photograph so many different people that share a common thread,” she says. “What was once hidden is now a source of pride.” Shur, who lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their English bulldog, The Baroness, has also shot for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Nike, and HBO. Instagram: @emilyshur DIANA TOURJEE “Some trans people feel that to be trans is to go rogue into American society” says Diana Tourjee of her story on the under-researched field of transgender medicine (The HRT of the Matter, page 62). “Life-saving medicine for minority populations deserves clinical research.” Tourjee is a staff writer for Broadly, the women’s vertical of Vice Media, and…

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Haynes, His Way In his most personal interview to date, our September cover star, Colton Haynes, allowed himself to be forthright and vulnerable, and he expressed regret at how long it took him to come out publicly. The social sphere has long been set abuzz by just about anything involving the Teen Wolf and Arrow alum, but this time, instead of focusing on Haynes’s model looks, most outlets (including People, the New York Post, and NBC) were drawn to the more profound chapter of his story: Haynes’s father’s suicide. (Us Weekly was one of the few exceptions, opting to highlight the fact that Haynes can’t remember how long it’s been since he had sex.) While some readers were quick to discredit Haynes’s candor, most were eager to lend supportive words and stories of…

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trans mission

If trans stories are important for all people, then trans employment in an industry like Hollywood becomes a symbol of possibility for anyone who’s been historically excluded. DEAR READER, It’s an honor to write to you as the guest editors of Out’ October issue. For those of you who don’t know us, we are artists and filmmakers. We are both trans, but in opposite directions—Zackary is a trans woman, and Rhys is a trans man. We both moved from New York City to Los Angeles to attend CalArts, and we both transitioned at age 25. We have many things in common, but we are also very different. We both identify as queer but have been L, G and/or B at different points in our lives. We are collaborators and colleagues, and were…

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voices carry

“Cities can be very reflective places—in fact, so reflective that you don’t actually see the reality going on in them.” MOVEMENT HAS ALWAYS been a constant for Elysia Crampton. The producer, whose experimental compositions are as rich and textured as the history that informs them, has spent much of her life in different parts of the world, many of which add deeper meaning to her music. “Even if I’d been in a small town my whole life, I think I would have found a way to construct fantasy and a way of negotiating with whatever reality I’m trying to understand at the time,” says the Bolivian-American artist, who grew up in Montemorelos, Mexico, and now lives in Sacramento. “Cities can be very reflective places—in fact, so reflective that you don’t actually see…

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the gay agenda

1. G.L.O.S.S.’s Revenge Fantasies For the emerging queer hardcore band, rage is a virtue. G.L.O.S.S. was born out of necessity. After cutting her teeth in Boston’s “hypermasculine, misogynistic, homophobic” punk scene, Sadie Smith formed Girls Living Outside Society’s Shit, an Olympia, Wash., hardcore band by and for trans and queer women. Here, the singer talks modern feminism and why payback’s sometimes a necessary bitch. CHRIS O’CONNELL How did you form G.L.O.S.S.? We put a demo online in January 2015 and were baffled by the positive response. We thought we were just another punk band. I think what spoke to people was that it was from my experience. Your latest EP, Trans Day of Revenge, takes a broader look at oppression. Being a white feminist, I think it’s dangerous to only talk about issues that concern you.…

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bright light bright light’s swansea

Rod Thomas—a.k.a. Bright Light Bright Light—continues to hook us with his melodic, ’80s-inspired electro-pop anthems. The Welsh-born singer’s third album, Choreography, released in July, finds him reunited with his former tour mate Sir Elton John and performing alongside Alan Cumming and Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears. Though he’s now based in Brooklyn, Thomas has fond memories of Wales, a continuous source of inspiration for him. “Swansea, its second-largest city, is in one of the most incredible locations,” he says of the place where he grew up. “It has some of the cleanest beaches in Britain, and they’re really, really special.” Here, Thomas’s favorite spots back home for taking in the view, picking up new music, and decking the halls with drag queens. 1. CASTELLAMARE “This Italian restaurant is perched on a cliff where…