Our guest today is author Andrew Gelwicks! We talk about Queer Super Powers.... which he has uncovered in his new book THE QUEER ADVANTAGE: Conversations with LGBTQ+ Leaders on the Power of Identity. In the book, Gelwicks interviews people who are creating national policy, running billion-dollar tech enterprises, and winning Olympic medals. From Troye Sivan to Margaret Cho, George Takei to Billie Jean King, Shangela to Adam Rippon, each person credits their queer identity with giving them an edge on their path to success. Throughout Andrew’s interviews with these leaders, with variances in age, background, careers, and race, some key themes shine through.
Today we talk to him about those themes!
Andrew is a celebrity fashion stylist. He started in the fashion department at GQ and later worked in celebrity booking for Teen VOGUE. His portfolio includes Catherine O’Hara, KJ Apa, Tommy Dorfman, Michael Douglas, Nicole Scherzinger, Lisa Rinna, Tove Lo, the Queer Eye cast, and Dascha Polanco, among many others. Gelwicks has been featured internationally in Forbes, WWD, The Hollywood Reporter, InStyle, New York Times, and People. His writing has been published in The Hollywood Reporter, OUT, The Huffington Post, Harper's BAZAAR, and Teen VOGUE.
With co-host Brody Levesque.