“Pose” star Indya Moore covers Variety’s Pride 2020 Issue photographed by Robert Ascroft.
Moore sees this moment as potentially a strengthening one for queer people as a group: “I think the LGBTQ movement focuses on the liberation of creatives and transmits as valid and legitimate human experience. And I don’t think this pandemic has changed that. I think it can only bring us closer.”
In response to the cancellation of Pride festivities in New York City this year: “The removal of the police would be helpful. How can we ever fully celebrate the history and future of trans and queer liberation if it’s policed by the police who work to dismantle our freedom in the first place, who actively cause us so much harm, and are literally the reason Pride exists today? Pride was a protest against the police.”
[Photo Credit: Robert Ascroft/FX]