Although many great men are getting hitched, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of single guys looking for love. We scoured the globe to find some of the hottest, most likable, talented, and just downright dateable queer men. Check out this year's list, vote for your favorite, and we'll present the winner next month.
MNEK is a British singer/songwriter, best known for his Zara Larsson duet, “Never Forget You,” and solo Small Talk EP. He’s also previously collaborated with major names like Beyoncé, Madonna, Kylie Minogue and MØ. Vote here.
Colby Smith (@colbymakeup)
Colby Smith is a celebrity makeup artist, who’s worked with artists like Charli XCX, Lorde and Tove Lo. He recently released a line of lipsticks for Make Up For Ever with “I Love It” Swedish duo Icona Pop. Vote here.
iLoveMakonnen is an Atlanta rapper, who rose to fame in 2014 after Drake released a viral remix of his track, “Tuesday.” The artist came out as gay in January with a tweet saying, “As a fashion icon, I can't tell u about everybody else's closet, I can only tell u about mine, and it's time I've come out.” Vote here.
Wesley Berryman (@weslah)
Wesley Berryman is a rising New York-based fashion designer, whose clothing has been worn by names like Bella Hadid, Cardi B, Keke Palmer and Justine Skye. He’s perhaps best known for creating a number of custom Lady Gaga looks for the singer’s Joanne era. Vote here.
Jesse Saint John (@jessesaintjohn)
Jesse Saint John is a LA-based singer/songwriter, who’s written tracks for Britney Spears, Charli XCX, Brooke Candy and Erika Jayne. He has plans to release an official solo music project in 2017. Vote here.
Nik Thakkar (@nikthakkar)
Nik Thakkar is a London-based influencer, who co-founded the award-winning luxury menswear brand Ada + Nik and created the political music project NEO 10Y. Vote here.
Richard Haines (@richard_haines)
Richard Haines is a Brooklyn fashion illustrator, who’s regularly seated front row at Fashion Week to draw in real time what’s sent down runways. Intersecting fashion with art, his clients include Prada, J.Crew, Calvin Klein and Barneys, among others. Vote here.
Brandon Maxwell (@brandonmaxwell)
Brandon Maxwell is an American stylist and fashion designer, who won the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear in 2016. In addition to being Lady Gaga’s longtime stylist, he’s dressed celebrity clients like Michelle Obama, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington and Naomi Campbell. Vote here.
Colton Haynes (@coltonlhaynes)
After coming out publicly last May, the Teen Wolf actor and Instagram sensation shared his struggles in OUT’s September cover story, then went on to claim HRC’s Visibility award, guest star on Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens, and expand his line of sought-after merch. Vote here.
Jordan Hall (@boy.radio)
Known professionally as Boy Radio, the statuesque electro-pop musician is fresh off the release of his latest track, “Let’s Go Party,” and he continues to blow up the New York club scene with other original dance anthems, such as “Trust.” Vote here.
Edward Granger (@egranger)
Lacing his aesthetic with vibrant geometric patterns, the smoldering mural artist may be New York-based (his work has graced walls on the Lower East Side, and more recently, the Saks windows), but he’s been commissioned to colorize indoor and outdoor spaces across the world, while also teaching art to students. Vote here.
Kim Chi (@kimchi_chic)
This wildly inventive season 8 finalist from RuPaul’s Drag Race made her singledom—and virginity—known on network TV, but as she told OUT in our March issue, she’s hardly asexual. That said, the right man would have to pluck her away from her hectic drag-tour schedule. Vote here.
Lisle Richards (@lislerichards)
If his ginger coif and broad frame weren’t enough to draw you in, take note that this restaurateur is well equipped to wine and dine you, serving as owner of three of New York’s hottest eateries: The Kola House, The Gilded Lily and The Wayfarer. Vote here.
Rify Royalty (@rify_royalty)
Challenging masculine standards with his genderfuck looks, the chiseled Royalty has earned his place as Brooklyn’s premiere boylesque performer, bringing fringe drag to the masses with his popular party “Straight Acting” and booking regular gigs in Europe and beyond. Vote here.
Olivier Rousteing (@olivier_rousteing)
The Balmain brand continues to thrive under the creative direction of Paris-based Rousteing, a modern-day Saint Laurent who recently unveiled his fall ’17 men’s collection, and is perhaps the only person who can present his muses, the Kardashian-Wests, as nothing but chic. Vote here.
August Gonet (@augustgonet)
Signed in New York, Paris and Milan, this svelte, perpetually bleached-blonde model is as much a regular on the runway as he is on the nightlife scene, having most recently walked for menswear brands like Rochambeau, Ovadia & Sons, Private Policy, and KTZ, and still finding time for after-hours fun. Vote here.
Chad Wood (@chadwoodhair)
The towering blonde hairstylist gives us Disney-prince vibes, and could likely model himself, but instead he’s busy perfecting the locks of Chrissy Teigen, Vanessa Hudgens, Shay Mitchell, and many other bombshells in his home base of Los Angeles. Vote here.
EJ Johnson (@ejjohnson_)
EJ Johnson is the son of sports legend Magic Johnson and a reality TV star, best known for his hit show EJNYC. Vote here.
Daniel Levy (@instadanjlevy)
Daniel Levy is a comedian and actor and Eugene Levy’s son; the two star alongside each other in Schitt’s Creek. Vote here.
Troye Sivan (@troyesivan)
Former OUT cover star Troye Sivan is a singer/songwriter, famous for hits like “Youth” and “Wild.” Vote here.
Alex Newell (@thealexnewell)
Alex Newell is a singer and actor, best known for playing transgender student Unique Adams on the hit TV show Glee. Vote here.
Tom Lenk (@tommylenk)
Tom Lenk is an actor best known for his role as Andrew Wells on the cult TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Vote here.
Eliot Glazer (@eliotglazer)
Eliot Glazer is an actor and writer on Broad City, and he writes for New Girl. He also hosts a musical comedy revue called Haunting Renditions.Vote here.
Mateus Porto is a New York City photographer, whose work has been praised for documenting “the freaks” of NYC. Porto has also shot names like Azealia Banks and Sasha Velour. Vote here.
Kevin Abstract (@kevincinema)
Kevin Abstract is a rapper based out of Los Angeles. He recently released his sophomore album, An American Boyfriend, and is a member of the group BROCKHAMPTON, which won VFILES Loud competition. Vote here.
Yve Laris Cohen
OUT100 alumnus Yve Laris Cohen is an all-encompassing transgender artist based in Brooklyn. His work is a combination of ballet, sculpture and architecture. Vote here.
Michael Sam (@mikeysam52)
Michael Sam is a football player currently competing in Canada. Sam was the first publicly gay player to be drafted to the NFL and also the first out athlete to play in the Canadian football league. Vote here.
Matthieu Charneau (@matthieucharneau)
Matthieu Charneau is a French model and actor, most recently featured in the film Bad Bunny, which is slated to be released in 2017. Vote here.
Nicolas Ghesquière (@nicolasghesquiere)
Nicolas Ghesquière is the current creative director of Louis Vuitton, though he recently announced he’ll be leaving the iconic fashion house. Ghesquiere has previously helmed Balenciaga. Vote here.
Alexander Wang (@alexanderwangny)
Alexander Wang is an American fashion designer and the former creative director of Balenciaga. In 2009, he won the CFDA’s Swarovski Designer of the Year. Vote here.
Garrett Swann (@thegarrettswann)
Garrett Swann is a model with MSA Models and an actor having appeared on TV shows including The Assistant and Fashion House. Vote here.
Shamir Bailey, known simply as Shamir, is a singer/songwriter from Las Vegas. His debut LP Ratchet was released in May, 2015. Vote here.
Bradley Callahan (@bcallabcalla)
Bradley Callahan, also known as BCALLA, is a rising Brooklyn-based designer whose looks have been worn by NYC nightlife royalty and celebs alike. Vote here.
Cakes Da Killa (@cakesdakilla)
Cakes Da Killa, born Rashard Bradshaw, is a New York-based rapper, whose debut studio album, Hedonism, was released in October, 2016. Vote here.
Nicky Ottav (@nickyottav)
Nicky Ottav is an NYC nightlife star best known for hosting some of the largest LGBTQ- friendly parties in Manhattan. Ottav’s debut installation, “Saints of a Different Order,” recently opened featuring colorful multimedia works about his queer friends. Vote here.
Milan Kelez (@milanelman)
Milan Kelez is co-creator of the street art foundation THE NEW ALLEN, which seeks to showcase the work of New York City’s graffiti artists and muralists. Vote here.
Justin Tranter (@tranterjustin)
Justin Tranter is a musician, songwriter and designer. His writing credits include collaborations with artists like Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. He is also the former lead singer of NYC punk band Semi Precious Weapons. Vote here.
Ferras Alqaisi (@ferras)
Ferras is a singer/songwriter, who was the first artist to sign with Katy Perry’s label Metamorphosis Music. His new single, “Medicine,” is out now. Vote here.
David Yi (@seoulcialite)
David Yi is a fashion writer with bylines at the Wall Street Journal, Elle, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Nylon and Refinery29. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the men’s beauty website Very Good Light. Vote here.
Mike Hadreas (@perfumegenius)
Mike Hadreas is a musician, who performs under the stage name, Perfume Genius. He has released three studio albums and performed on The Late Show With David Letterman. Vote here.
Malik Alain (@oceanshades)
Malik Alain is a full-time model and Glossier’s first male rep. He was also the face of fall 2017 New York Fashion Week Men’s. Vote here.
Connor Franta is a YouTube personality with more than 5 million subscribers. He is also the author of the bestselling memoir, A Work in Progress, and co-founder of the music label, Heard Well. Vote here.
Casey Spooner (@caseyspooner)
Casey Spooner is an New York artist and musician who founded the collective Fischerspooner. His work lives at the intersection of performance art, music and theater. Vote here.
Joel Mignott (@joelmignott)
Joel Mignott is an English model who’s walked in shows for designers such as Vivienne Westwood and shot with brands including Diesel and Adidas. He is also an aspiring DJ. Vote here.
Mister Wallace (@wallacewallacewallace)
Mister Wallace is a Brooklyn-based rapper, whose debut Faggot EP explores constructs of queer sex and gender. Vote here.
Joey Thao (@joeythao)
Joey Thao is a wardrobe stylist, creative director and image consultant. He has worked with major pop stars like Ariana Grande, JoJo, Jason Derulo, Becky G and Kehlani. Vote here.
Nikko LaMere (@nikkolamere)
Nikko LaMere is a Los Angeles-based photographer and director. He has worked with clients including Rolling Stone, Nylon Magazine, MTV and Teen Vogue. Vote here.
Matt Ardell is an artist and fashion model. He has walked for Christopher Shannon, Fingers Crossed, Bespoken, John Elliott + Co, Martin Keehn and Tokyo Runaway Meets New York. Vote here.
Nyle DiMarco (@nyledimarco)
Nyle DiMarco is an actor, model and activist born into a large multigenerational Deaf family. He is the first Deaf person to win America's Next Top Model Cycle 22 and Dancing With The Stars Season 22. Vote here.
Yanis Marshall (@yanismarshall)
Yanis Marshall is a french choreographer best known for his viral dance videos shared by artists like Beyoncé, Ciara, and Ariana Grande. He appeared on the French version of Dancing with the Stars, choreographed for Ukraine's So You Think You Can Dance, and is now the new choreographer of Cirque du Soleil's "Zumanity" show in Las Vegas. Vote here.
Shayne Oliver is a designer and founder of Hood By Air. His high fashion streetwear is a favorite of celebrities including Kanye West, Rihanna, Ciara, Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky. Vote here.
Kalaya'an Mendoza (@kalamendoza)
Kalaya'an Mendoza is an award-winning activist advancing human rights using nonviolent direct action in the US and abroad. He is currently a Field Director at Amnesty International, and a recognized expert on movement building and community organizing. Vote here.
Amini Fonua (@aminifonua)
Amini Fonua is two time Tongan Olympics swimmer. In addition to his competitive swimming career, Fonua is also a LGTBQ rights advocate and ambassador for skincare brand Raw Materials. Vote here.
Adam Lambert (@adamlambert)
Adam Lambert is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and stage actor. He dropped his first album For Your Entertainment after appearing on season 8 of American Idol, and has since released two more studio albums. He’s currently on tour with Queen. Vote here.
Tyler Oakley is an Internet personality, author and activist. He began making YouTube videos in 2007 and has since amassed a following of more than 8 million. Vote here.
Tituss Burgess (@titusssawthis)
Tituss Burgess is a stage and TV actor best known for his hilarious portrayal of Titus Andromedon on the Tina Fey-created Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Vote here.
Eliel Cruz (@elielcruzstyle)
An activist and columnist devoted to breaking stigmas when it comes to queerness and religion, Cruz, the former executive director of Faith In America, now regularly speaks and writes about his favored causes for outlets ranging from NBC to Rolling Stone. His most recent contribution to OUT was an essay for a compilation piece about sexual racism. Vote here.
Paolo Fanoli (@paolofanoli)
The doe-eyed Fanoli was born and raised in Rome, but after graduating from Parsons, he’s been making his mark as a designer on the New York fashion scene. He favors minimalism, boasts a cheeky and sexual sense of humor, and recently became a social media consultant at Visionaire. Vote here.
Ian Daniel (@ianjamesdaniel)
Best known for co-hosting and executive producing Viceland’s Gaycation with real-life bestie Ellen Page, Daniel pairs his warm demeanor with a steadfast activist streak, and pads his reality-show gig with curation, writing, and filmmaking projects. Vote here.
Sam Morris (@justsammorris)
London-based Morris boasts skills in writing, filmmaking, music, and dance, but what’s earned him the most notoriety is his shredded, ballet-trained otter bod, photos of which he regularly serves to his tens of thousands of Instagram followers. Want to see more? Visit his personal website, where he posts art films and full-frontal body positivity—all viewable for a modest subscription fee. Vote here.
Dustin Bice (@biceofficial)
Simply going by “Bice” as he rises to prominence, this sharp-featured model—whose OUT feature was followed by a hyper-styled editorial for Posture—is all the more sought-after given his unique, hairless look. (He has a genetic condition called alopecia unversalis.) After mere months in New York, the Houston native has shot with more than 30 photographers, met with multiple casting agents, and was a regular at New York Fashion Week Men’s presentations. Vote here.
Jussie Smollett (@jussiesmollett)
Continuing to be the star attraction on Lee Daniels’s Fox melodrama Empire, Smollett, both crooner and heartbreaker, has yet to release his much-anticipated first album from Columbia Records, but he can be seen on the big screen this year in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant. Vote here.
Raymond Braun (@raymondbraun)
One of the preeminent queer activists of his generation, Braun has worked with Google, YouTube, the HRC, and even Hillary Clinton in his pledge to utilize social media in the name of LGBTQ advocacy. On site for every major recent advancement for gay rights, Braun has also become a viable source for news updates at a time when those same rights are being threatened. Vote here.
Kyle Krieger (@kyleriegerhair)
Part hairstylist, part champion of queer visibility, Instagram superstar Krieger was one of few social media personalities recently invited to the White House by Barack Obama for his positive impact as an influencer. And for those who aren’t among his nearly 600,000 followers, he’s also known for being generous with shots of his ripped, inked body. Vote here.
Nick Wooster (@nickwooster)
A fashion-world free agent who’s often celebrated simply for what he pulls from his own closet, entrepreneur Wooster proves that there’s no age limit to being a wildly successful influencer, not to mention a slick and well-traveled heartthrob. Vote here.
Eric Rutherford (@mr.rutherford)
It’s hard to attend a fashion event without bumping into the tireless Rutherford, arguably the internet’s favorite gay silver fox, who’s been signed with IMG Models in New York and London, and regularly serves as both designer muse and fashion correspondent. Vote here.
Miles Gray (@milesuncharted)
Gray’s wide eyes reflect his insatiable taste for travel. When he’s not working his day job as a physiotherapist, this Sydney-based hunk is trotting the globe and photographing its curiosities, sharing pics of the 30 he’s visited—and of himself—with his loyal following. Vote here.
Aquaria is one of the biggest drag queens and nightlife pillars in New York City, who regularly hosts Ladyfag's biggest parties. Vote here.
Raul Lopez (@Luar)
Raul Lopez is a rising New York designer, whose private brand Luar made its official Made Fashion Week debut for spring ’17. Vote here.
Danny Schmittler (@ayerofficial)
A bi-coastal musician with a wandering poet’s spirit, Schmittler, otherwise known as AYER, has been steadily amassing underground fans for years, delivering electro-pop dance tracks whose lyrics evoke heartfelt ballads. His recent track “My Hands” shows his ear for inventive producer collaboration. Vote here.
Jacolby Satterwhite (@jacolbysatt)
Satterwhite's singular blend of contortionist movements and digital, sex-fused imagery has had OUT's attention for at least three years, landing the artist on our Hot List in 2014, and in an expansive feature in our 2015 design issue. His work has also clinched him exhibitions in New York, L.A., London, and beyond, and in 2016, he was awarded a national fellowship from United States Artists. Vote here.
Telfar Clemens Telfarglobal
Telfar Clemens' namesake NY-based brand Telfar is one of today's most prolific players in the rise of unisex fashion, seasonally releasing collections that are simple on the surface, but deeply complex in concept. Vote here.
Thomas Rom is an art advisor & philanthropist, who founded Think You Projects. Vote here.