‘Out 100’ bash features Blondie and Buick
Gay lifestlyle magazine Out began the unveiling of its annual Out100 editorial package Tuesday, with word that its yearly party in honor of the power list will take place Nov. 14 at New York’s Terminal 5.
The cavernous West Side concert hall is a big upgrade from previous venues such as the lobby of the IAC Building and The Hotel on Rivington. And the bill includes an especially A-list headliner this time around: Debbie Harry, whose Blondie also played the Costume Institute gala in April. This fall she begins a tour in support of Blondie's 10th studio album, The Ghosts of Download, coming in January.
The list and party, underwritten this year by Buick, is an annual boon for the magazine, which has been produced by contract editors since spring 2012 when editor in chief Aaron Hicklin folded its operations into his consulting firm, Grand Editorial. The 19th annual issue will hit newsstands on Nov. 19.
Out also revealed that Laverne Cox, the actress and transgender advocate with a recurring role on Netflix’s breakout Orange Is the New Black, had topped the list’s reader’s choice poll. Among those Cox beat out for the honors were screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, fashion designer Thom Browne and FiveThirtyEight mastermind Nate Silver, who the magazine said in a release is “reshaping what it means to be a gay geek—and influencing culture every step of the way.”
Silver, the star statistician who left The New York Times a few months ago, is in the process of building out a new website for ESPN.