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Wilson Cruz Is Back With His Now-Annual Pride Thirst Trap

Wilson Cruz

Can we really make this an every year thing?

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Wilson is an icon at this point. The actor and activist has made history multiple times over, most notably being the first openly gay actor to play a gay character in a recurring role on television with My So-Called Life's Ricky Vasquez. Since that role he's done TV and Broadway, continuing to make history. In his role as Dr. Hugh Culber on Star Trek: Discovery, he plays one half of the series first gay couple opposite Anthony Rapp's Lt. Paul Stamets. He also helped to tell the story of LGBTQ+ representation on screen with Visible: Out on Television, a show he executive produced alongside Wanda Sykes. He is, in a word, a marvel. and we're not just talking about his legacy!

Between all of his work, as well as being outspoken on a number of issues, Cruz occasionally shares a few photos of himself on social media, and boy what a sight it is to see. Last year on Pride, he uploaded a photo from Berlin.

"When I'm 90, I'm going to appreciate I was able and willing to put the work in to get myself [here,]" he wrote in an Instagram caption at the time. "Here's hoping. In the meantime, this present moment is lovely and I'm grateful for it." And while this year's post wasn't as loquacious that body is still there.

"Thank you Stefan," he wrote, reposting a photo from his shoot with photographer Stefan Mreczko. No Mr. Cruz, thank you.

Early next month Cruz will reprise his role as the health provider Junito on Noah's Arc for a reunion episode. And when I tell you we can't wait to see it ... whew!

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Mikelle Street

Mikelle is the former editorial director of digital for PrideMedia, guiding digital editorial and social across Out, The Advocate, Pride.com, Out Traveler, and Plus. After starting as a freelancer for Out in 2013, he joined the staff as Senior Editor working across print and digital in 2018. In early 2021 he became Out's digital director, marking a pivot to content that centered queer and trans stories and figures, exclusively. In September 2021, he was promoted to editorial director of PrideMedia. He has written cover stories on Ricky Martin, Miss Fame, Nyle DiMarco, Jeremy O. Harris, Law Roach, and Symone.

Mikelle is the former editorial director of digital for PrideMedia, guiding digital editorial and social across Out, The Advocate, Pride.com, Out Traveler, and Plus. After starting as a freelancer for Out in 2013, he joined the staff as Senior Editor working across print and digital in 2018. In early 2021 he became Out's digital director, marking a pivot to content that centered queer and trans stories and figures, exclusively. In September 2021, he was promoted to editorial director of PrideMedia. He has written cover stories on Ricky Martin, Miss Fame, Nyle DiMarco, Jeremy O. Harris, Law Roach, and Symone.