There are a ton of beautiful men in Hollywood, but Tinsel Town’s gay elite are some of the most exceptional, because there’s nothing sexier than owning and loving who you are.
For starters, take Queer Eye. The revival was a huge success, resonating with virtually everyone, spreading the message that beauty truly comes from within, regardless of your background, sexuality or gender. In particular, Jonathan Van Ness has emerged from the Fab Five as an activist for queer community — and we can’t forget about his gorgeous hair.
“Coming out can be scary, it also can be completely life affirming, both or neither,” Van Ness said. “Whoever you are & wherever you are in a coming out process you are loved. Even if you don’t know if you’re loved by yourself & by others in a community that are waiting for you.” And now we love him more than ever.
In the music space, Years & Years vocalist Olly Alexander looked amazing on the cover of Paper magazine. In an interview, he hit the nail on the head. “In many ways, this is the very best time to be a gay artist ever,” he said. “We wouldn’t be where we are today without all the gay artists that have come before us and broken down so many barriers. But barriers aren’t gone. Particularly for less privileged members of the queer community. There is this very insidious casual homophobia that exists in the fabric of everything, including the music industry.”
So, let’s take a moment to shine a spotlight on the men of Hollywood who are out and proud — and gorgeous.
A version of this article was originally published in April 2015.