This summer, Out enters its 30th year with over 300 printed issues. Here, we revisit and re-create 10 covers -- celebrating them for what they were while reimagining them for newer audiences.
You want to talk about power?
Beyonce is unparalleled. In a coup, Out secured an exclusive interview for our May 2014 Power issue, beating out even The New York Times. "Getting Beyonce for Out felt like an endorsement of the magazine's place as a cultural force, and while she did not identify as queer, there was no question that she resonated in the lives of queer people, as Madonna had a generation earlier. She was an outsider who had worked to make her success," Hicklin says. "That she'd done so without compromise was -- is -- simply inspiring."
And she's not the only one. As arguably the most renowned Beyonce impersonator, Miss Shalae knows how to hold a room. She astounded Beyonce herself in a moment that's been immortalized in the Homecoming documentary but has moved crowds time after time as a legend in the ballroom scene walking the category of face. As the overall mother of ballroom's House of Basquiat, she is power incarnate.
MISS SHALAE wearing NORMA KAMALI Gown VINTAGE Necklaces