Meet the Logo30: Eugene Lee Yang

Eugene tried being on the Logo30 and the results were fabulous.

Every day during the month of June, we will be spotlighting our 2018 Logo30. The powerful series profiles ordinary and extraordinary people who show pride in unique and provocative ways. Visit the Logo30 homepage to learn more about the series.

Most people have heard of Eugene Lee Yang as one of the BuzzFeed “Try Guys”, where he appears as one of four young men attempting various things like dressing in drag, roller derby, and nude modeling. However, the Pflugerville, Texas native is also a video producer, writer, and director who isn’t afraid to take on important social topics like body image, mass shootings, and racism.

Where does Yang hope to see the LGBTQ community in 50 years?

“If there’s like a percentage more LGBTQ people who are content, and open, and free to love who they choose, and be who they are, then we’ve won something, right?” Yang tells NewNowNext. “Then we’ve done something in our lifetime that made positive change.”

Watch Logo’s full interview with Yang below.

Bryan van Gorder usually writes about the places he's been or the famous people forced to talk to him.