Meet the Logo30: JP Brammer

The popular writer and artist doles out advice in "¡Hola Papi!", his highly anticipated new memoir.

Every day during the month of June, we will be spotlighting our 2021 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.

JP Brammer is the man behind ¡Hola Papi!, the popular queer advice column that can be currently found on The Cut. In addition to being a visual artist and a must-follow Twitter user, Brammer also found the time to write his new memoir, ¡Hola Papi!: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons, out today (June 8).

In the book, Brammer continues to dole out advice while also telling his story of “growing up biracial and in the closet against the backdrop of America’s heartland while attempting to answer some of life’s toughest questions.” Teaching life lessons with laughter is Brammer’s specialty, and this is a must-read for any of his devoted followers.

When asked about his most memorable Pride celebration, Brammer, who is from Oklahoma, recalls the rare story that involves both tornadoes and drag queens. “It was during May, not a traditional Pride celebration because it was happening in May, but a tornado suddenly came our way,” he tells Logo. “All of the drag queens in the beds of trucks were like, ’You need to get to shelter as fast as you can, there’s a storm coming!’ So we were all scrambling trying to find shelter in one of the gay bars.”

“That was just so Oklahoma to me,” he adds. “It was beautiful and silly.”

Beautiful and silly? Sounds like the quintessential queer experience to us.

Learn more about Brammer and the rest of our inspiring 2021 Logo30 honorees in the video below.
 

I write about drag queens. Dolly Parton once ruffled my hair and said I was "just the cutest thing ever."
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