In this house we respect our queer elders. We do! And that respect, and support comes in many forms. They paved the way for us, and so the very least that we could do is pay homage. And of course that's easiest when support looks like smashing the like button on one of their off the charts thirst traps.
We've known that Wilson Cruz had a body on him. If we weren't paying attention before, we were sure to sit up in our seats when he gave us the Pride present we truly did not deserve by posting his shirtless photos from Berlin.
"I was going to keep this one off the feed and just keep it in the story," he wrote to Instagram at the time. "Got shy about it for some reason. Then I thought, meh it's Pride and also, when I'm 90, I'm going to appreciate I was able and willing to put the work in to get myself there." Well, Pride season is long gone but it seems that Cruz is keeping that same energy year round!
"A little Indian Summer, NYC photoshoot with Stefan Mreczko on a melancholy day," Cruz wrote to Twitter today. "Thanks for taking me as I came yesterday and just captured me in my present state."
And what a state it is ladies!
Cruz's body -- and this is honestly no exaggeration -- looks like it could be carved from marble. A cinnamon complected marble sure, but marble all the same. He's still got more abdominal muscles thank we can count. And he's still as beautiful and pure on the inside as the out.
So, if you weren't supporting the ones who came before us before, make sure you reach out, and say thank you today!