This year, Elle magazine is giving a nod to the influence of the LGBTQ community, both in fashion and in the world at large. The September issue will be devoted to LGBT community and its cover (to tell exactly, a set of covers) will represent it.
“This September’s ELLE is braver, bolder, and SMARTER than ever before. A new design, to mark a new era in fashion,” the magazine wrote. “To celebrate the re-design, ELLE has created FIVE special collectors’ covers.” The issue will features five covers themed “Rise of the Rebel.” Three of those will depict LGBTQ influencers: Out actress Kristen Stewart, bisexual and nonbinary actress Amandla Stenberg, and transgender actress and model Hari Nef. Musician Zayn Malik, the former One Direction band member who has been supportive of LGBTQ fans while denying that he is gay, is also included in the series. The fifth cover features embroidery art by Claire Barrett reading “Now What?”