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!
Billy PorterSantiago Felipe/Getty Images
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.
Bonne année, henny! RuPaul’s Drag Race’s namesake host celebrated the new year in Paris, France.
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.
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.
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.
The entire ceremony was just under 14 minutes but I have to give you guys the uncut first 75 seconds. LOVE IT! We promised you atypical. We are in love and we cannot stop laughing. Thank you @LilyTomlin and Jane Wagner!#HappyNewYear pic.twitter.com/O5vOss3TCD
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 1, 2020
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!)
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.
Bianca del Rio
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) January 1, 2020
Happy New Year! Tonight we’re joined by none other than @TheBiancaDelRio
Last tickets at Ticketmaster – doors open 8pm! pic.twitter.com/lQ8uaMEF5v
— O2 Ritz Manchester (@O2RitzManc) January 1, 2020
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.
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.
The newly single singer-songwriter blew out some candles on a 2020 cake to celebrate the new year.
New mommy and “Honey” singer Kehlani rang in 2020 in a gorgeous red dress at a garden party.
The trans activist and pop singer celebrated NYE looking absolutely fire at a festive party in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
The Drag Race alum said she waited all damn year to wish a happy new year to her followers, Mariah Carey-style.
Lil Nas X
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.
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.
The Drag Race alum-turned-documentary star rang in the next 365 days with her “2020 dream daddy” and plenty of other company, including…
+ Trixie Mattel, The Boulet Brothers, and Orville Peck in LA
: bouletbrothers pic.twitter.com/D4cqaGEaZz
— Daily Trixie & Katya (@trixandkatdaily) January 1, 2020
Main image: Billy Porter smooches his boo, Adam Smith, on NYE.