We knew it would be an excitingly queer red carpet at the 76th Golden Globe Awards from the list of nominees alone, which included Pose’s Billy Porter (Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama), A Very English Scandal’s Ben Whishaw (Best supporting actor, TV series, limited series or television movie), Boy Erased’s Troye Sivan (Best Original Song — Motion Picture) and Dumplin’s Linda Perry (Best Original Song — Motion Picture).
But when Porter arrived in an ornately embroidered cape on the carpet, we knew we were in for a real serve. And when a glowing Janelle Monae showed up in Chanel? All bets were officially off. Indya Moore kept up the energy, sashaying in purse first. At that point, we knew the night was officially for us.
Below, we take a look at some of the night’s best and brightest from within our radiant community, who represented in spades — and in sequins.
Lena Waithe, wearing an all black suit over a black turtleneck, took a moment to comment on the Kevin Hart Oscars controversy on the carpet, saying: "I don't think he even understood the ramifications of what he said. I do think it has to be a teachable moment for all of us.”
Billy Porter, who just days ago told the New York Times “One of the things I’ve realized is that I’ve always had a genderfluid sensibility with clothes, and it was so squashed by homophobia,” proved the past is in the past, with a stunning look akin to, as R. Eric Thomas described it, a “queer superhero.”