These LGBTQ+ YouTubers Are Taking On Trump In Attitude Magazine
30 March 2017, 16:33
Tyler Oakley, Todrick Hall and Joanne the Scammer appear in a three-part special of this month's "Attitude"; and talk about all the ways they are resisting.
So if there's one thing better than a member of Team Internet appearing on a magazine cover, it's three. UK-based gay lifestyle magazine "Attitude" is running three different covers for their May issue; featuring interviews with Tyler Oakley, Todrick Hall and Joanne the Scammer.
The interviews are part of a feature called "Generation Hope: Taking On Trump".
Each of the creators open up about a different experience they've had as a part of the LGBTQ+ community in the digital age; and how they're using their platforms to resist a decidedly un-LGBTQ-friendly administration. Joanne (real name Branden Miller) discusses the issues she has faced with gender before embracing the character; as Todrick looks back on his his theatre background and brings up the need for LGBTQ+ spaces to become a little more intersectional.
Meanwhile, Tyler opens up about the eating disorder that plagued his teen years; something that needs to be discussed more when it comes to male body image.
"I don’t think eating disorders ever really go away," admits Tyler. "It’s just something you learn to deal with better."
Watch Tyler's video on his cover shoot below.
With Trump's administration just announcing they are removing sexual orientation information from the 2020 Census, it continues to be a difficult time in the US to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community. But as long as they have proud, defiant and social media-savvy leaders like these three at the forefront, we can expect a hell of a resistance.