Bustle’s 2021 Pride Yearbook

LGBTQ+ celebrities tell us what advice they would give to their 16-year-old selves and where they see themselves 16 years from now in 2037.

Introducing Bustle’s 2021 Pride Yearbook

Let’s Celebrate Our LGBTQ+ Leaders In Entertainment

Mj Rodriguez, Tan France, Niecy Nash, Priyanka, and Beanie Feldstein kick things off for #BustlePride with candid Q&As.

By Brian Anthony Hernandez
Celebrity & TV

Symone’s Knockout Advice To Herself Is Perfect For All Of Us

“Pick your head up! Ain’t nothing down there worth looking at! ... Allow people in, allow people to love and to see you.”

By Hugh McIntyre
Celebrity & Music

K.Flay On LGBTQ+ Stories: “We Need More Molds Out There”

“People have very nuanced ways of existing in the world and all of them are totally OK.”

By Erica Campbell
Celebrity & Fashion

Tayce Wants To Be In Your Face & In Your Dreams

“I’ve always had that confidence in me. I was the same old Tasmanian devil then as I am now. I just have better eyebrows.”

By Sam Ramsden
Celebrity & Nightlife

Sink The Pink Founder Glyn Fussell Turns Partying Into An Art Form

“Giving people who have always felt invisible a voice has been the biggest gift of my life.”

By Alice Broster
Celebrity & Fashion

Dominique Jackson, Starstruck By Solange Knowles, Strikes A Pose

“[Life is] about helping each other so that we can all thrive and prosper together.”

By Mekita Rivas
Celebrity & Activism

Gottmik Wants The Trans Community & Cisgender Allies To Be Louder

“Trans people need to be loud. And cisgender people, you need to be loud for us. Uplift our voices.”

By Hugh McIntyre
Celebrity & Music

Hayley’s Self-Care Routine At 30 Is What 16-Year-Old Hayley Needed

“It’s so easy to work until you burn out, so I’ve really focused on creating balance between the grind and space to rest.”

By Jake Viswanath
Celebrity & TV

Brandon Flynn’s Love Smells Like Self-Acceptance

“I would tell 16-year-old Brandon that he’s so lucky he’s found something he loves and he will learn to love himself.”

By Hugh McIntyre
Celebrity & Fashion

Bebe Rexha Is Manifesting A Master’s In Psychology

“I would love to help other entertainers in the music business and people in general as a therapist.”

By Mekita Rivas
Celebrity & Acting

Stephanie Beatriz Reps Queer Latinas On TV & ‘In The Heights’

“You can’t start to see someone as your equal that deserves all the same rights as you do, if you don’t see them in the first place.”

By Emlyn Travis
Celebrity & Music

Wrabel Finds His Rainbow’s End At Intersection Of Religion & Queer

“I carry my gayness everywhere I go. It defines me. It’s the lens through which I see the world. It’s my capacity to love.”

By Hugh McIntyre
Celebrity & TV

Josh Thomas, On A Boat, Offers NSFW Advice To His 16-Year-Old Self

“Go have sex with a boy and be fun. Have more fun. Be sweet to people. And suck more d*ck while you’re young.”

By Emlyn Travis
Celebrity & TV

Angelica Ross On How To Fill Your Pride With Real Purpose This Year

“I don’t think folks understand the economic disparities trans people face. Actually do something for a trans person directly.”

By Mekita Rivas
Celebrity & Stage

Sasha Velour Is “So Happy” With Her Drag Legacy So Far

“Take dance lessons,” Velour would tell her 16-year-old self. “A stage gay not knowing how to dance was a choice.”

By Arya Roshanian
Celebrity & Film

Leyna Bloom Is Having A Ball Finding Her Own Happiness

“Ballroom has always been a place where I have been allowed to not worry. I was allowed to just live.”

By Arya Roshanian
Celebrity & Music

Rebecca Black Was Here

“I hope I feel like the choices I’m making now and in the years to come led to something, whatever it might be, that made me happy.”

By Jack Irvin
Celebrity & Music

VINCINT Embraces What Makes Him Stand Out: “Fitting In Is Boring”

“If I knew who I was [at 16], then I would’ve stood tall in who I was. I would have been as great as I am now, then.”

By Erica Campbell
Celebrity & Fashion

Mj Rodriguez Wants To Keep “Pushing The Wheel Of Change”

“I see myself 16 years down the line still going, still keeping the fight going ... still doing it through my art.”

By Mekita Rivas
Celebrity & Style

Daddy-To-Be Tan France’s Advice: Don’t Hide Your Feminine Traits

“If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to continue to be as effeminate as I want to be, and naturally am ...”

By Brian Anthony Hernandez
Celebrity & TV

Niecy Nash Steps Into Her First Pride Month As A Married Woman

"I don't know what all I’m supposed to know ... but I’m sure the greatest love of my life can guide me through it all."

By Jake Viswanath
Celebrity & Music

Priyanka Predicts Her Life In 2037: Career-Focused Yet Distracted

“I’m going to be at my Vegas residency, touring, on my 10th album, perfume line, books and documentaries already dropped.”

By Brian Anthony Hernandez
Celebrity & Film

Beanie Feldstein Dreams Of Marriage, Babies & Puppies In Her Future

“Sixteen years from now I hope to ... have babies and puppies ... while we both make movies, shows, and plays.”

By Jordyn Tilchen

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Activism

Lady Phyll On Talking The Talk, Doing The Work, & UK Black Pride

“I know what my purpose is. I know what I'm here for.”

By Niellah Arboine
Pride Month

Silver Pride Is Here To Celebrate & Support LGBTQ+ Elders

Here’s how you can attend & donate to the digital festival.

By Sam Ramsden
Fashion

What To Shop From Tanya Compas x Collusion Pride Collection

A portion of the sales will go to Exist Loudly, Compas’ non-profit that advocates for Black LGBTQ+ youth.

By Alice Broster
Streaming

'Drag Race All Stars 6' Queens Have Mixed Feelings About The Show's Move To Paramount+

Bustle asked the cast to respond to the series’ switch from VH1 to the new streaming service.

By Jack Irvin
Activism

7 Organisations Fighting To Ban Conversion Therapy In The UK

Even as Pride month draws to a close, the fight against conversion therapy needs our continued attention.

By Alice Broster
Pride

Hari Nef Is Done With Labels

The Ugg campaign star on representation, allyship, and supporting the trans community after Pride month ends.

By Mekita Rivas
Books

40 LGBTQ+ Books To Read Now & Always

From 'Ace' to 'Zami.'

By K.W. Colyard
Celebrity

'Drag Race All Stars 6' Queens Each Reveal Their Biggest Competition To Us

“Start your engines, and may the best drag queen win!”

By Hugh McIntyre
Celebrity

We Asked 'Drag Race All Stars 6' Queens To Pick One Word To Describe This Season

“Gagatrondra!”

By Hugh McIntyre
Beauty

Alyssa Edwards' 3 Best Makeup Lessons She's Learned As A Drag Queen

Including her hack for keeping it on her face.

By Rachel Lapidos
Self

Asifa Lahore On The Importance Of Inclusivity & The Power Of Drag

Ahead of Just Like Us’ School Diversity Week, the first out Muslim drag queen reflects on her hopes for the future.

By Erkan Affan
Music

Jodie Harsh On 'No Sleep', The Power Of Pride, & Her LGBTQ+ Heroes

“Drag queens are the new rock stars. We’re only going to get bigger.”

By Sam Ramsden
Music

17 New Songs By Queer Artists To Stream This Pride Month & Every Month

From “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” to “Met Him Last Night.”

By Jack Irvin
Books

21 LGBTQ+ Authors On The Books They Wish They’d Had As Teenagers

Future generations won’t have to grow up without these reads.

By K.W. Colyard
Wellness

Your Guide To Identities That Aren’t L, G, B, T, & Q

What the + in LGBTQ+ means.

By Jay Polish
Beauty

JVN & Nails By Mei Made The Cutest Stick-On Nails For Pride

Treat yourself to an A-list manicure in a matter of minutes.

By Rachel Lapidos