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Jane Lynch, Andrew Rannells, And Sharon Needles Cover Out100

The three stars, plus Boy George, are the subjects of beautiful portraits for the magazine's yearly portfolio.

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Lynch on her career:

"The difference between people like me and Amy Poehler and Tina Fey [is] there’s kind of an entitlement that they have to their right to have a seat at the table. They’re out there saying, ‘This is what I do, and this is why it’s funny. And if you don’t like it, you don’t like it.’ But it looks like everybody likes it.”

Rannells on his show:

“I feel very proud to be a part of The New Normal. I hope that it’s considered to be a part of the evolution of gay relationships on television. Coming from Nebraska, it’s exciting to me that people I went to grade school with, people that I grew up going to church with, are watching the show.”


Needles on her fame:

“Nothing lasts forever. Drag Race isn’t just a competition I took part in, it’s also my favorite television show of all time, so I’m looking forward to sitting in my easy chair and watching the tears, the fashion, and the cat fights.”

The singer on his impact:

“As I’ve traveled around the world to places that wouldn’t let me in
back in the day, like Argentina or Russia, one of the things I’ve been struck by is the number of people who’ve said, ‘You’re the reason I came out.' In the past I might have taken that a bit lightly, and now I feel that it’s a real responsibility. What I’ve realized is that the world hasn’t changed -- there are still lots of places where people are having a really, really hard time because of their sexuality, and I think one of the most important things I can do is be a self-respecting gay public figure.”

Check out the rest of the Out100 here.