This summer’s Pride coverboy is Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson. You can read the cover story and see the first set of images on Advocate.com. Above, are two outtakes from the shoot, photographed by M. Sharkey in New York City. After the jump, see a behind-the-scenes GIF of Jesse’s mean encounter with his collection of bowties and an industrial fan. —Scott McPherson
Kele Okereke, the openly gay frontman of Brit rock band Bloc Party covers The Advocate’s pride double issue this summer. After the jump, see an exclusive unreleased image, as well as a couple behind the scenes shots from his cover shoot with David Needleman in New York City.
Newsweek hopped on the colorful cover bandwagon on Sunday with the above image of Barack Obama dubbed as “The First Gay President.” Accompanying the bold headline is the President with a rainbow-colored halo. This comes only days after he announced his support for marriage equality in an ABC news interview.
The New Yorker released next week’s cover, titled “Spectrum of Light” on Friday, which depicts the White House with a new rainbow paint job. This comes days after President Obama announced his support for marriage equality in the U.S. The long-time New Yorker Illustrator, Bob Staake, says:
“I am honored to be doing this cover. It’s a celebratory moment for our country, and that’s what I tried to capture. (I don’t especially like those rainbow colors, but they are what they are—I had to use them.) I wanted to celebrate the bravery of the President’s statement—a statement long overdue—but all the more appreciated in this political year. We are on the right side of history.”
The March 2012 issue of The Advocate (pictured above, left)kicks off our 45th Anniversary, and what better way to pay homage to that year than pairing one of its most iconic images with today’s biggest pop icon? Neon Rose #12 (right) was created by psychedelia artist Victor Moscoso in March of 1967 for a Chambers Brothers concert in San Francisco. The famous poster has appeared in museums across the country, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art.