They’re brave and comfortable enough to wear whatever style they want regardless of whatever other people think or say.
June isn’t just a regular month for the LGBTQIA+ community. For the diverse minority, this month symbolizes freedom and love—a celebration of pride. Pride Month commemorates the LGBTQIA+ community’s struggle for equality and acceptance. A community as bright as the rainbow, a spectrum of colorful personalities who are unapologetically authentic, waves the rainbow flag without fear.
These LGBTQ+ personalities express themselves through their fashion statements. These style icons relentlessly show the style that represents them and their SOGIE. Seeing them comfortable in their own skin enough to freely wear whatever they want serves as an inspiration for anyone who struggles with expressing themselves.
The owner of ISSA The Brand, Issa Pressman, is a bisexual fashion icon to look out for. Usually seen sporting brightly printed ensembles, Pressman’s fashion sense is feminine but also ethereal. Often at the beach, her summer outfits exude her personality.
Publicly coming out that she identified as queer last year, Miel Pangilinan is making waves across Gen Z-laden platforms. The youngest daughter of Sharon Cuneta and Kiko Pangilinan also possesses undeniable style. Not afraid to experiment with colors and different silhouettes, she is slowly cementing herself as a young fashion icon.
Being the first openly gay K-Pop idol is nothing short of iconic. Holland continues to stand his ground in a conservative country and industry. Holland still makes music unafraid and unfazed by the comments and views of other people. He courageously takes fashion risks and expresses his femininity.
An iconic actress in her own right, Sarah Paulson is a gay icon. The Emmy-awarded actress is also in a long-term relationship with her partner Holland Taylor. Paulson is loved by many because she is unapologetically herself, which translates to her red carpet-outfits.
Known for always bringing the best looks on the red carpet, Billy Porter is breaking boundaries whether in fashion, theater, or television. Porter never disappoints with his red carpet looks and acting performances—championing racial and SOGIE equality.
Porter’s Pose co-star, Dominique Jackson, is the epitome of sultriness. Jackson is a transwoman from Tobago who pursued a career in acting, modeling, and writing. Known for her character Elektra in Pose, she too, like her character, is a girl boss. “You do not have the power to accept or tolerate me. I take that from you. You will respect me!” she said in a speech.
The iconic young photographer BJ Pascual is known to take the most amazing photos and wear the most stunning outfits. Never afraid to play and explore his masculinity and femininity, Pascual’s outfits are always one to watch out for. His fashion sense is a reflection of how comfortable he is with his sexuality.
Known as one of the premier hosts in the country, Mond Guttierez is often under public scrutiny. Also, coming from a showbiz-centric family, keeping his SOGIE a secret under pressure from the public is one of the hardest things to do. But on August 1, 2021, Guttierez found the guts to come out and truly express himself. Guttierez continues to live by his own accord with his impeccable and clean style that always looks put together.
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