Here’s How Your Fave Queer Celebs Rang in 2020

*pops champagne*

If how one ushers in a new year is indicative of how the next 365 days will unfold, then 2020 is already shaping up to be spectacularly queer for our favorite LGBTQ celebrities.

Grab some leftover bubbly and take a peek at how 20 queer notables we know and love chose to welcome the start of a new decade. On behalf of all of us at NewNowNext, Happy New Year!

  1. Billy Porter

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    The Emmy-winning star of FX’s Pose joined celebs like Sheryl Crow, Usher, and more to ring in 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana, for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve celebration.

  2. RuPaul Charles

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    2020 Henny!

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    Bonne année, henny! RuPaul’s Drag Race’s namesake host celebrated the new year in Paris, France.

  3. Mary Lambert

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    ✨Happy New Year from 1999 ✨

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    The Grief Creature songstress took a cue from Charli XCX and Troye Sivan and threw it back to 1999 at a retro-themed party.

  4. Anthony Bowens

    Any Gatsby fans out there? ’Cause pro wrestler Anthony Bowens and his longtime boo, Michael Pavano, donned their best Roaring ’20s attire to usher in 2020.

  5. Justin Vivian Bond

    The New York-based drag performer put on a fun show at Joe’s Pub in NYC for their last night (and last performance) of the 2010s.

  6. Tess Holliday

    2019? Don’t know her—and neither does plus-size model and body-positive activist Tess Holliday, who sported a Devil Wears Prada t-shirt to ring in 2020.

  7. Lily Tomlin

    Surprise, surprise—the Grace and Frankie star began the new year/decade by officiating a wedding between comedian Kathy Griffin and her longtime boyfriend (the pair announced their engagement just one day earlier on New Year’s Eve!)

  8. Gaby Dunn

    Writer-podcaster Gaby Dunn might be bad with money, but she’s got one hell of an inner circle: The veritable bicon shared pictures of her getting cozy with nonbinary indie darling Mal Blum and “Night Shift” singer Lucy Dacus.

  9. Bianca del Rio

    Speaking of stars who flock together, Drag Race vet Bianca Del Rio celebrated her NYE with none other than Leslie Jones and drag legend Lady Bunny.

  10. Nyle DiMarco (and Queen Latifah?!)

    Cue the heart eyes! The deaf model, actor, and disability rights advocate kicked off the new year by teaching the one and only Queen Latifah how to sign “Happy New Year” in ASL.

  11. Miley Cyrus

    The newly single singer-songwriter blew out some candles on a 2020 cake to celebrate the new year.

  12. Kehlani

    New mommy and “Honey” singer Kehlani rang in 2020 in a gorgeous red dress at a garden party.

  13. Mila Jam

    The trans activist and pop singer celebrated NYE looking absolutely fire at a festive party in Los Angeles.

  14. Jennifer Beals

    The L Word and L Word: Generation Q star channeled her inner Bette Porter with a gorgeous pic of snow-capped mountains and an inspiring mantra for 2020 on Instagram.

  15. Casey Spooner

    The Fischerspooner vocalist trekked to South America for the new year, ushering in 2020 by smooching two hotties under fireworks in the ocean off the shores of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to his Instagram.

  16. Shangela

    The Drag Race alum said she waited all damn year to wish a happy new year to her followers, Mariah Carey-style.

  17. Lil Nas X

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    finna head out. happy new years!

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    Contrary to popular belief, the chart-topping gay country-rapper didn’t take his horse to the old town road for NYE 2020; instead, he donned a fresh set of grills and posted a silly video on Instagram before signing off for the decade.

  18. Tegan and Sara

    Going out is so overrated—just ask the sisters Quin, who “watched TV quietly and tried to stay awake until midnight,” according to their joint Instagram.

  19. Trixie Mattel

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    2020 Dream Daddy @da_videos

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    The Drag Race alum-turned-documentary star rang in the next 365 days with her “2020 dream daddy” and plenty of other company, including…

  20. Orville Peck

    …avant-garde country star Orville Peck, who put on a colorful NYE show in L.A. with the Boulet Brothers.

Main image: Billy Porter smooches his boo, Adam Smith, on NYE.

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