We scoured the globe to find some of the hottest, most likable, talented, and downright dateable queer cuties. Check out this year's list, vote for your favorite, and we'll present the winner next month.
Adam Lambert, Musician
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 and toured with Queen. Vote Here.
Photo by Jack Waterlot.
Rakeem Cunningham, Influencer
Rakeem Cunningham traverses the realms of self identity, queer politics, identity politics, self-acceptance, and the navigation of body politics through the gay lens in his work. He’s been featured in Cakeboy Magazine and The FADER among others. Vote Here.
Adam Rippon, Figure Skater
Adam Rippon is currently competing in this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which makes him the first openly gay American athlete to qualify for any Winter Olympics. Vote Here.
Boy Radio, Musician
Known professionally as Boy Radio, the statuesque electro-pop musician has become a mainstay in the Brooklyn club scene with other original dance anthems, such as “Trust” and “Let’s Go Party.” Vote Here.
Adam Eli, Activist
Adam Eli is an activist and writer who plays a prominent role in the queer Jewish community. Last year, he used social media to start a grassroots advocacy group called Voices4, that addresses global LGBTQ+ violence and advocates for queer refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants. Vote Here.
Photo by Hunter Abrams.
Big Dipper, Influencer
Brooklyn-based rapper and influencer Big Dipper is known for his loud personality, his bold lyrics, and his unapologetic bear persona. Vote Here.
Tituss Burgess, Actor
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.
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Olly Alexander, Musician
Olly Alexander is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He is the lead singer of the band Years & Years and recently released a documentary on mental health called Growing Up Gay. Vote Here.
Photo by Ryan Pfluger.
Michael Sam, Athlete
Michael Sam is a football player. 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.
Photo by Richard Phibbs.
DeRay Mckessen, Activist
An activist and advocate for civil rights, DeRay McKesson is a core member of the Black Lives Matter movement, and ran for mayor of Baltimore in 2016. Vote Here.
Photo by Ryan Pfluger.
Aaron Carter, Musician
Aaron Carter is a pop musician whose solo career produced the classic songs “Aaron’s Party” and “I Want Candy.” Last year, he came out as bisexual on Twitter and, this year, he’s set to release his next album LØVË. Vote Here.
Aaron Hooper, Photographer
Aaron Hooper is a photographer, occasional drag queen, circus performer, activist, and purveyor of dad looks. When he isn’t swinging from poles as part of a traveling circus troupe or taking photos, he’s found at meetings for the Voices4 activist group. Vote Here.
Photo by Ruben Thomas.
Alexander Wang, Designer
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.
Photo by David Needleman.
Alton Mason, Model
Alton Mason is a model who made his debut in the Yeezy Season 3 show after being discovered on Instagram. Since then, he’s walked for Gucci, Prada, Tom Ford, Telfar, and more top designers. Off the runway, he’s often found on Instagram showing off his basketball moves, dancing skills, and effortless style. Vote Here.
Amini Fonua, Swimmer
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.
Andrew Rannells, Actor
Andrew Rannells is an actor who broke out in the role of Elder Price in the 2011 Broadway musical The Book of Mormon. He’s appeared in numerous television shows and Broadway productions since then, including Ryan Murphy’s The New Normal and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Vote Here.
Photo by Roger Erickson.
Andy Simmonds, Illustrator
Andy Simmonds is an illustrator based out of New York City, best known for his Hey Rooney moniker, cute illustrations, and work with the Voices4 activist group. He’s long been an advocate for singles everywhere, and stresses the idea that you don’t need a man to feel complete, but a little trade never hurt nobody. Vote Here.
Anthony Quintal, Actor
Anthony Quintal shot to fame on YouTube as Lohanthony for his eccentric videos. He’s won multiple Teen Choice Awards and made his film debut in the 2016 film Miss Stevens, starring alongside Timothée Chalamet and Lily Rabe. Vote Here.
Aquaria is one of the biggest drag queens and nightlife pillars in New York City, who regularly hosts Ladyfag's biggest parties and is destined to win Drag Race one day. Vote Here.
Baths’ synth-laden beats work perfectly to pump you up for the day ahead of wind you down after a dragging Monday. The musician’s third studio album, Romaplasm, came out in November. Vote Here.
Photo by Roger Erickson.
Ben Platt, Broadway Actor
Known for his Tony winning-performance as the title role in Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen, Ben Platt recently shattered our hearts with his Grammys performance of West Side Story’s “Somewhere.” Vote Here.
Benj Pasek, Composer
Pasek and his writing partner, Justin Paul, have catapulted to international acclaim in the past year, winning at the Golden Globes and Oscars for their songs in La La Land and winning Tonys for the score of Dear Evan Hansen.Vote Here.
This stylist’s grasp of contemporary style shines through in his work. Styling for designers like Loris Diran and queer notables like Miss Fame, Garr knows what it takes to make something pop in the Instagram age. Vote Here.
Brian Michael Smith, Actor
The Queen Sugar actor came out as trans last summer and has been a welcome voice in the community ever since, speaking at events with the likes of Janet Mock. Smith has more upcoming projects in 2018 and is definitely one to watch. Vote Here.
Cook is the leader of the band Starchild & the New Romantic, and just released the single “Language” off of the forthcoming album of the same name. He was also a member of Solange’s band on the A Seat At The Table tour. Vote Here.
Photo by Olivia Locher.
Cakes Da Killa, Musician
Cakes Da Killa, born Rashard Bradshaw, is a New York-based rapper, whose debut studio album, Hedonism, was released in October, 2016. Vote Here.
Casey Spooner, Musician
Casey Spooner is an New York artist and musician who founded the collective Fischerspooner, whose new album Sir is out February 16th. His work lives at the intersection of performance art, music and theater. Vote Here.
Photo by Roger Erickson.
Chris Mccarthy, MTV President
Chris McCarthy took over as MTV’s president, brought back Total Request Live, and removed gendered categories from award shows last year. With that resume, who knows what he’ll be up to this year. Vote Here.
Photo by Roger Erickson.
Christian Cimoroni, Illustrator
Christian Cimoroni is an Instagram illustrator and certified cutie whose has made a name for himself with his art trades, doing portraits of fellow artists in exchange for ones of himself. Vote Here.
Connor Franta, Writer
Connor Franta is a YouTube personality with more than 5 million subscribers. He is also the author of the bestselling books A Work in Progress, and Note to Self, which features personal essays on clinical depression and social anxiety. Vote Here.
Photo by Vince Aung.
Hunter Abrams, Photographer
If you've attended any fashion show in New York, Paris, Milan, or London, you've no doubt seen Hunter Abrams and his perfectly-sculpted beard hustling to get the perfect shot. When he's not runway-ready with his camera in hand, you can find him on his Instagram story in a bath or on an airplane applying a sheet mask. Vote here.
Daniel Newman, Actor
Daniel Newman has appeared on The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries, in addition to stripping down completely for the cover of a 2017 naked redheads calendar. Vote Here.
Photo by Greg Vaughan.
Edward Granger, Artist
Edward Granger’s phantasmagorical art melds fantasy world elements and colors with rigid line structures. The New York-based artist has worked with brands like Hermès and Natuzzi. Vote Here.
Photo by Ricardo Nelson.
EJ Johnson, Actor
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, Actor
Daniel Levy is a comedian and actor and Eugene Levy’s son; the two star alongside each other in Schitt’s Creek. Vote Here.
Greyson Chance first came to fame for a viral video of himself covering Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" at a middle school talent show. Since then, he’s since released two albums, come out publicly as gay last year, and has a third album on the way. Vote Here.
Photo by Sarah Parker.
Haaz Sleiman, Actor
The Nurse Jackie actor made headlines last year when he came out in a video vowing to “destroy” anyone who tried to harm him or his friends for being gay. Sleiman is definitely someone you want in your corner. Vote Here.
Ian Daniel, Activist
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.
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.
Jacob Tobia, Writer
Jacob Tobia has established themselves as one of the loudest, most eloquent voices of queerness and transness in the digital generation, and has a forthcoming memoir deal for Sissy with Penguin Random House. Vote Here.
Jaimie Wilson, Musician
Jaimie Wilson is a world apart from the stereotypes that pervade contemporary country music. The trans singer shared a video chronicling his two-year transformation process in hopes of inspiring others in a similar situation. Vote Here.
Jake Shears, Musician
The lead singer of the Scissor Sisters has been proudly out and queer since age 15, and became a prominent New York gay nightlife icon early in his career. Six years since his band’s last album, he’s back with his own solo record, beginning with the new single “Creep City.” Vote Here.
Photo by Ivan Bideac.
Javier Munoz, Actor
Javier Munoz made waves when he replacing Lin-Manuel Miranda as the star of Broadway’s biggest show, Hamilton, and graced the cover of our 2016 OUT 100 issue. Last year, he spent his time exploring masculinity on the talk show Man Enough. Vote Here.
Photo by Gavin Bond.
Jesse Saint John, Musician
Spears, Charli XCX, Brooke Candy and Erika Jayne. He just released his debut solo track “Move.” Vote Here.
Photo by David Simon Dayan.
Jonathan Van Ness, Hairstylist
As one fifth of Queer Eye’s Fab Five, Jonathan Van Ness has become the fabulous, go-to hair guru you’ve fallen for while crying along to the new Netflix series in bed. Vote Here.
Photo by Amy Sussman
Jonny Pierce, Musician
Johnny Pierce is the lead singer of alt-rock band The Drums, whose latest album, Abysmal Thoughts, was the definitive soundtrack to last summer. Not to mention his live show is some of the gayest fun we’ve had in quite some time. Vote Here.
Photo by Roger Erickson
Jussie Smollett, Actor
Continuing to be the star attraction on Lee Daniels’ Fox melodrama Empire, Smollett, both crooner and heartbreaker, has yet to release his much-anticipated first album from Columbia Records, but he was on the big screen last year in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant. Vote Here.
Photo by Gavin Bond
Justin Tranter, Songwriter
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.
Photo by Mark Squires
Keiynan Lonsdale, Actor
The Flash and Divergent actor Keiynan Lonsdale came out as being attracted to both men and women last year, and let us just say: thank the lord. Vote Here.
Kyle Abraham is a dancer and the creator of Abraham.In.Motion, an interdisciplinary dance collective that fuses a diverse combination of styles and backgrounds to create work that is exciting and new. Vote Here.
Photo by Adam Kissick
Marc Sebastian, Activist
Marc Sebastian is diminishing the stereotype that models should be seen and not heard. One of the founding member of Voices4, he's using his platform to advocate for intersectionality in fashion and global queer liberation. Vote Here.
Milan Kelez, Entrepreneur
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.
Naomi Smalls, Drag Queen
Naomi Smalls, or the Lady of Legs, looks just as good in a wig and corset as she does in a t-shirt and jeans, and we love her for that. Vote Here.
Nathan Lee Graham, Actor
Nathan Lee Graham is an actor and singer who has appeared in everything from Zoolander and Sweet Home Alabama to Hitch and this year’s new flight attendant series LA to Vegas.Vote Here.
Photo by Travis Chantar.
Nick Fager, Therapist
Nick Fager is a therapist residing in New York City, whose practice focuses on LGBTQ issues. Vote Here.
Nick Wooster, Bon Vivant
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.
Nik Thakkar, Artist
Nik Thakkar is a London-based influencer, who co-founded the award-winning luxury menswear brand Ada + Nik and created the music project NEO 10Y. Vote Here.
Noah Galvin, Actor
Noah Galvin is an actor and was the star of ABC’s hit comedy The Real O’Neals. He’s set to star in Assassination Nation this year alongside Bella Thorne and Hari Nef. Vote Here.
Nyle DiMarco, Model
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.
Photo by Tate Tullier
Owen Thiele, Musician
Owen Thiele’s new single, “Some Like It Hot,” is a certified bop, but you might recognize Thiele from his acting work on Cazzie David’s web series, 86ed. Vote Here.
Parker Kit Hill, Actor
When it comes to Instagram fashion and makeup inspiration, there’s perhaps no one killing it more than influence Parker Kit Hill.Vote Here.
Parson James, Musician
Singer-songwriter Parson James has brought his Southern heritage to his music, churning out gorgeous, soulful pop and visuals, including his latest video: “Only You.” Vote Here.
Photo by Jason Rodgers
Prabal Gurung, Designer
Gurung tags his fashion designs as #FemininityWithABite. Raised in Nepal, the designer is widely known in the fashion sphere and featured an array of chic, stylish dresses in his Pre-Fall 2018 line. Vote Here.
Elijah Daniel, Comedian
As the former mayor of Hell and the self-proclaimed "king of the gays," Elijah Daniel has become one of the funniest comedians and rap icons on the internet. He would also love to find a sugar daddy. Vote here.
RJ Hernandez, Writer
RJ Hernández made a splash in the literary scene with his debut novel, An Innocent Fashion, touted as a millenial, melancholy, more homoerotic Devil Wears Prada. Vote Here.
Raymond Braun, Activist
As a preeminent queer activistt, 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.
Richard Haines, Artist
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.
Don't leave Chris Crocker alone. Years after making an iconic Britney Spears defense video, the YouTube personality has launched a career as a singer and actor. Vote here.
Ryan Fitzgibbon, Entrepreneur
The hello mr. founder has his finger on the pulse of queer America. Fitzgibbon conceived the idea for the biannual zine in 2012, wanting to infuse a new voice and new approach to conversations into the queer mediascape. Vote Here.
Scott Hoying is one part of the two-man show that is Superfruit, which has produced some of our fave queer bops of the year. He’s also one of the powerful voices that make up the powerful acapella group Pentatonix. Vote Here.
Shamir Bailey, known simply as Shamir, is a singer/songwriter from Las Vegas. He self-released his third album, Revelations, last year after opening up about bipolar disorder. Vote Here.
Shawn Barber, Pole Vaulter
Barber is a Canadian world champion track and field athlete specializing in the pole vault, as well as a certifiably hot redhead. He came out publicly last year. Vote Here.
Shayne Oliver, Designer
Shayne Oliver is a designer who founded of Hood By Air and, most recently, became the guest designer at Helmut Lang. His high fashion streetwear is a favorite of celebrities including Kanye West, Rihanna, Ciara, Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky. Last year, he was named OUT100’s Stylemaker of the Year. Vote Here.
Photo by Roger Erickson
Steve Raider, Model
Steve Raider is a comic artist and model with an incredible body and a talent for doodling very—curvy—men. And, yes… he’s got an OnlyFans account. Vote Here.
Telfar Clemens' namesake NY-based brand Telfar was the winner of the 2017 CFDA Fashion Fund award and has become 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.
Photo by Roger Erickson
Thomas Rom, Art Consultant
Thomas Rom oversees dozens of top-level art collections worldwide, and has acted as strategic advisor to numerous renowned institutions and corporations, including Design Museum Holon; Centro Da Cultura Judaica, Sao Paulo; Halle am Wasser Art Campus, Berlin and Christie’s Americas.
An active patron of the arts, Thomas is a board member of Residency Unlimited, New York and a member of Tate Americas Foundation, the North African Middle Eastern Acquisitions Committee of Tate Modern, and the international Council of the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv among others. Vote Here.
Tyler Oakley, Influencer
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 7 million. Vote Here.
Tyler The Creator, Musician
Tyler the Creator made waves on his latest album, Flower Boy, for lyrics that allude to his sexuality, including “I've been kissing white boys since 2004” and “I didn't wanna talk and tell 'em my location and they ain't wanna walk. Truth is, since a youth kid, thought it was a phase. Thought it'd be like the phrase; "poof," gone.” Vote Here.
Violet Chachki, Drag Queen
Violet Chachki’s win on Drag Race’s season 7 transformed her career into that of a true fashion darling, which led to her recently walking in Milan Fashion Week for Moschino. And honey, that waist! Vote Here.
Singer-songwriter Wrabel, a former OUT 100 honoree, is perhaps best known for his work penning tracks for artists including Kesha, Ellie Goulding, Pentatonix, Adam Lambert, and Lea Michele. Vote Here.
Photo by Roger Erickson
Yanis Marshall, Dancer
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 the choreographer of Cirque du Soleil's "Zumanity" show in Las Vegas. Vote Here.
Photo by Gio Castillo
The Yvesdropper, Model
Yves Mathieu, better known by his Instagram handle The Yvesdroper, is a social media sensation, and a gorgeous model who is covered nearly every visible inch in tattoos and piercings. Vote Here.
Zach Zakar, Influencer
Just as gorgeous as his brother, and just as gratuitous with his photos on Instagram, Zach Zakar is looking for something a little more simple: someone with a “big butt.” Vote Here.
Photo by Dexter Brown
Zeke Thomas, Musician
Zeke Thomas is a musician, producer, and DJ, as well as the son of NBA star Isaiah Thomas. He made headlines last spring after speaking out about being sexually assaulted by a man from Grindr. Vote Here.
Kyle Farmery, Artist
Kyle Farmery is a staple in the New York nightlife scene and a blossoming figure in the fashion world with a steady stream of looks that present an unrivaled sense of androgynous, Old Hollywood glamour. Vote Here.
Photo by Nelson Castillo
Kyle Krieger, Hairstylist
Part hairstylist, part champion of queer visibility, Instagram superstar Krieger was one of few social media personalities 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.
Laith Ashley, Musician
In addition to his blossoming music career, trans artist Laith Ashley has already established himself as a rising supermodel. We’re particularly fond of his work in the Marco Marco underwear show and his Gay Times cover. Vote Here.
Photo by Timothy Greenfield Sanders
Lisle Richards, Restaurateur
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.
Matteo Lane, Comedian
Stand-up comedian Matteo Lane has appeared on Colbert, Seth Meyers, and Adam Devine’s House Party, in addition to his new spot on the Comedy Central series Comedy Jam. And, thankfully, he’s not afraid to show plenty of skin on Instagram. Vote Here.
Matthieu Charneau, Actor
Matthieu Charneau is a French model and actor whose been everything from a muse to French artists Pierre & Gilles to a cover star for innumerable magazines. Vote Here.
Merlot Hawkins, Model
New York nightlife star and model Merlot Hawkins has long been one of our fashion inspo idols, and now, the artist has revealed another talent, music, with the release of the single “Bad For You.” Vote Here.
Mike Zakar, Influencer
Mike Zakar has made quite the social media presence for himself as one half of the Zakar Twins. When he wasn’t writing the book Pray The Gay Away with his brother, he’s been looking for someone with an “offbeat sense of humor.” Vote Here.
Photo by Tayler Miller
Josh Feldman, Actor
Josh Feldman was tired of not seeing fellow gay, deaf people represented on screen—so he created one himself. On his series This Close, th gay, deaf writer and actor is breaking down television stereotypes and paving a new path. Vote here.
Photo courtesy of Sundance Now
Kevin Carnell, Model
Kevin Carnell is a model, philanthropist, and bodybuilder. He’s creator of the #ColorMeEqual movement, which aims “to empower LGBTQ men, women, and allies alike to share their stories of self-discovery, healing, and triumph across popular channels of social media.” Vote here.