Every day during the month of June, we will be spotlighting our 2020 Logo30. This powerful series profiles ordinary and extraordinary people who show pride in unique and provocative ways. Visit the Logo30 homepage to view current and past honorees.
The International Order of Sodomites chairperson Justin Sayre might be full of laughs, but they take the true meaning of Pride very seriously.
The out writer, performer, and cabaret mainstay is best known for their live endeavors, including regular shows in New York City and Los Angeles, and their hilarious screenwriting for television series like 2 Broke Girls and The Comeback.
Jokes aside, though, Sayre believes the spirit of community—uplifting, supporting, and celebrating our LGBTQ family—is at the heart of Pride.
“Pride is the month that we finally get to celebrate ourselves openly,” Sayre told Logo and NewNowNext. “A lot of us do that every month, but June takes on a special meaning, and it’s always taken on a special meeting for me because it’s the month I got to do my show Night of a Thousands Judys, where we gave back to the community. And at the heart of Pride, I think, is the community—celebrating our diversity, celebrating our triumphs, commemorating our losses together, and bringing a wider community together every Pride.”
Sayre’s newest show, 5,6,7,8 -DIE!, will be live-streamed on Sunday, June 21, at 8pm EST on the International Order of Sodomites YouTube page.
Watch video interviews with Sayre and other Logo30 honorees below.