Here at NYLON, we take pride in sharing stories and starting conversations dealing with intersectionality. We've always known that love is love and gender is fluid. Inclusivity is the name of the game and celebrating our queer brothers, sisters, and non-conforming siblings' experiences is how we play it. With June being Pride Month, we decided it was high time to bring the conversation outside the pages of our magazine and digital platforms and into the real world, engaging with real people in real time.
We took over The VNYL's Black Rose Room with a panel of queer designers, writers, models, editors, and creators for a night focused on the intersection of fashion, entertainment, media, and queerness. NYLON's senior video producer Daniel Huskey moderated the panel that included model and actress Carmen Carrera, model Leyna Bloom, writer Gabby Rivera, Chromat's Becca McCharen-Tran, Discwoman's Yulan Grant, and NYLON's own global editor-in-chief Gabrielle Korn. With Tequila Avión cocktails flowing, Lauren Flax helped bring the audience home with a room-shaking DJ set following the discussion. Pride doesn't begin and end with June. For us, it's every day. Thanks to everyone who came out and tuned in. It's through constant and open dialogues like these that real progress and real equality is made.
Let's talk pride.
Model Leyna Bloom
Author Gabby Rivera
NYLON's global editor-in-chief Gabrielle Korn
Discwoman's Yulan Grant
Chromat's Becca McCharen-Tran
Model and actress Carmen Carrera
NYLON's senior video producer Daniel Huskey
Even Debbie's getting into the spirit!
A little Tequila Avión is always a good idea.
Lauren Flax on the beat.
Can we sit with you?
The face you make when the truth just starts spilling.
Gotta get that Insta Story update.
"Transgender is not just about the femme experience." - Carmen Carrera
It's Jackie Cruz!
"You have to sell the dream. Whatever that dream is." - Becca McCharen-Tran
Becca McCharen-Tran just gets it.
We heart Gabby Rivera's love for Jackie Cruz.
Stairs made for posing.
The VNYL really did that!
Love you, babes.
Happy Pride, y'all!