Keiynan's cover (All images by Molly Matalon for them.)
The first cover series of 2020 for them. is here, and it features covers of Keiynan Lonsdale, Jeremy Pope, James Scully, Lachlan Watson, Brigette Lundy-Paine and Chella Man.
I'd show you all six, but there is a restriction in place to use only six images in a single post, including the covers, which is kinda weird — mags usually want their covers used every day in every way. But keep reading for a sample ...
Choice quote from Love, Simon's Keiynan Lonsdale:
Since coming out, my creativity and my perception of what I can be as an artist has changed dramatically. It's this great opportunity to be like, “What's the thing that I was afraid of before? Okay, let's do that. Let’s push it. Let’s go there.” That's how we keep progressing forward.
Choice quote from You's James Scully:
Being evasive or coy about it isn't serving me and it's not serving my work, and it's not also not serving the maybe five, maybe 500 queer people out there who need to see someone like me on television and in the public living my truth.
Then there's Broadway's Jeremy Pope, who will debut on the Janet Mock-directed Ryan Murphy show Hollywood:
It's okay to be scared. It's okay to not know, to not have the answers right at this moment, but to lead with your heart, lead with your good intentions, lead with knowing that you may fall short or you may “fail,” but it's only going to build you and make you stronger and more confident and more vibrant.