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In the conclusion of my exclusive two part audio montage series I talked with LGBT lawyers, activists and allies at the annual Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) Summer Party at the Pilgrim Monument and Museum in Provincetown, Massachusetts. This has been an epic year to celebrate especially with the historic Supreme Court marriage equality ruling but we still have a lot more work to do and this work needs to be funded. There was a silent auction at the event and our favorite political humorist Kate Clinton returned as auctioneer extraordinaire raising $ 160,000 for GLAD. Then I talked to Elyse Cherry who is CEO of Boston Community Capital and served as a board member of GLAD in the 1990’s when the marriage battle began 20 years ago. Cherry hopes that our LGBT community builds on the momentum of the historic Supreme Court ruling and LGBT candidates run for political office throughout the nation. Then I chatted with Gary Buseck GLAD’s Legal Director who has been involved with GLAD in various capacities for more than 35 years including serving as Executive Director from 1997 to January, 2004. Gary talked about celebrating the wonderful progress GLAD has achieved so far and ready to move to the next level of LGBT equality which include national nondiscrimination protections for our community. He is especially concerned about our LGBT youth’s safety in and out of the school and religious liberty issues.
Next I chatted with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey who is the first openly gay state attorney general elected in America. Maura talked about celebrating the work GLAD has done advancing equality across the country. When asked about what she would you like to see happen for LGBT equality in the next few years Healey talked about advancing transgender protections, safety for LGBT young people and ensuring LGBT seniors’ healthcare and nursing home protections. Then Dianne Phillips, GLAD’s Board of Directors President talked about what’s on the agenda for the organization including their current lawsuit Jacqueline Cote, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. where Wal-Mart has violated the federal Civil Rights Act by discriminating against Jacqueline Cote based on her sex.
When I asked Kate Clinton about her spin on recent advancements for our LGBT community she joked that you can always judge our success by backlash that’s already happening by our opponents. Kate also reminded me that although we can now legally marry in all 50 states our community can still be fired in 30 of those states where sexual orientation is not protected and how the national Equality Act needs to pass to finally end LGBT discrimination. Next I chatted with Robert Four who has been involved in the marriage movement since the late 1990’s. Robert stated he would like to see comprehensive nondiscrimination legislation across the country that would ensure housing and job security for our LGBT community. Then I spoke to artist Barbara Cohen who has supported GLAD for years and also strives to see equality across the board for our LGBT community. Barbara attended the Summer Party with marriage icon Edie Windsor who she graciously introduced me to. Edie told me she was at the event because GLAD began the whole marriage movement. Windsor had one request and that was to stop using the term “same-sex marriage.” I agree with Edie 100%. For over ten years I have been trying to educate the heterosexual and LGBT community to not use the term that was conceived by Karl Rove the former White House Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration to raise a red flag with the religious right by using the word “sex” in describing our LGBT community. When mainstream media uses this term all you can hear is the redundancy of the word sex. When asked what she would like to see happen for LGBT equality in the next few years Edie added she would like to see LGBT homeless kids who statistically account for 50% of all homeless youth to be off the streets and receive the love and support they deserve just for being themselves. She concluded by saying she was pleased to see the progress happening for trans people in this country and hopes to see rights for not just gender but gender identity.
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As fashion’s reigning chameleon of choice, model Edie Campbell has mastered the art of the fearless transformation: In recent years, she’s morphed from a Françoise Hardy–esque dolly bird with pillowy bangs for Hedi Slimane’s spring 2013 Saint Laurent campaign into the punkish Joan Jett–inspired muse behind Marc Jacobs’s fall 2014 runway look and, more recently, an English-rose-with-an-edge courtesy of a strawberry blonde shag.
In New York City on a recent Thursday evening, the art school grad and designer favorite was sporting her latest coiffing experiment: a texturized, honeyed crop curated by editorial whiz Guido Palau. “I’m in a fortunate position where I don’t have a job that requires me to go into a board meeting and be taken seriously. I can be ridiculous,” she laughs, explaining her up-for-anything approach to beauty—which, most recently, has seen her assume the role of moody “rock chic” muse in YSL’s new Black Opium perfume campaign. In the atmospheric ad, Campbell offers up a black leather- and smudged eyeliner–fueled spin on the classic Opium imagery that debuted in 1977.
Edie is plenty serious about some things, though, including horseback riding (“that’s what I’d do all the time if I could”); writing (see this spring’s highly entertaining Coachella travel diary for Vogue.com; and pursuing her curiosity for the arts. On a private tour of “China: Through The Looking Glass” at the Met last month, Campbell took special notice of sketches Yves Saint Laurent had done for the launch of his original Opium eau de parfum almost 40 years ago. It helped connect more than a few dots for the 24-year-old, for whom scent is inextricably tied to memory. “That’s the incredible thing about fragrance,” she explains—“that sensual emotive part that lets you move through a space and leave a little trail behind you. It’s what people perceive of you, but don’t necessarily register.” Here, Campbell waxes equally poetic about her unexpected eyeliner trick, why she doesn’t miss her long hair, and how to successfully wear a sheet mask while enjoying an in-flight cocktail.
I’m sure you get asked this all the time, but what is your approach to your ever-evolving beauty look?
“Fashion is meant to be fun. That is the point; to express something. And sometimes, a wig’s just not good enough! Also, when there’s someone like Guido [Palau], or Steven Meisel or Grace Coddington asking you to cut your hair, why would you say no? These supercreative, wonderfully talented people obviously know better than you!”
Do you ever miss your long hair?
“Not at all. When you have long hair, you’re always collecting it—on your clothes, in the shower. My hair never gets caught in my bag strap now, and I don’t own a hair brush. Plus, I love getting my hair cut or colored. It’s my favorite thing to just sit in a salon in midday with other ladies who lunch and watch a whole season of Game of Thrones. It’s great. I’m also working on American Horror Story.”
Are there any products you’ve found that help offset all the styling on set and backstage?
“Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer is a dream. It’s so thick and goopy and I slather it all over my head and sleep in it once every few months. It’s great if you’re hair is bleached.”
What is your first fragrance memory?
“The first time I became aware of fragrance I was about thirteen and all of the sophisticated girls at school were like, ‘this is my signature scent.’ That’s when I first realized that there was this potent thing that allowed you to be like, ‘this is me; this my aura; this is the cloud I operate in.’ ”
How do you wear your fragrance now?
Typically only at night because on my days off it’s not really necessary as I’m usually only wearing SPF. I’m a real burner. I have to use SPF 100—especially when I ride. I don’t really wear a vast amount of makeup either because so much of my life is spent having makeup put on me so a lot of times, I just like simple things, like curling my eyelashes, a bit of brow gel, and some Touche Éclat. I also really like Charlotte Tilbury’s eye shadows. She has a lot of brown-y, aubergine-y colors, which are really good for me because I usually put makeup on in a slapdash kind of way so I can scrape on a little here and there, put on a bit of black mascara, and I’m done.”
What is the best beauty tip you’ve ever received?
“There’s this one French makeup artist who always says, ‘Well darling, if you don’t have any makeup, you just take your lighter and your champagne cork and you light the champagne cork and rub [the blackish residue] all over your eyes like eyeliner. Then, you put Vaseline over it.’ It’s a great beauty tip—and a great lifestyle tip!”
Do you relate to the rock chic archetype that’s often associate with you?
“Yes, because . . . I’m British. It’s an island and counter culture has been so important in creating this mentality of an underdog coming up and becoming part of the mainstream, so the idea of being as freaky and as weird as possible is really celebrated. There’s definitely a costuming and a drama to Britishness. What I don’t like about the whole ‘rock-’n’-roll’ thing is that it can be sort of excluding sometimes. Cool is not just fear dressed up in black. [The photographer] Cass Bird just Instagrammed that. It’s such a good line! But yes, in a general sense, if you asked me who the people are that I look up to, a lot of them would be wearing leather.”
And with that: Any summer travel plans or beauty advice?
“I’m going to Norway with my mother and sister to eat salmon and march across the glaciers, and then I also need to go somewhere hot because if I stay in England, I’m not getting any sun. If I’m flying, though, I will be bringing water, lip balm, [Elizabeth Arden] Eight Hour Cream Hand Treatment, and I quite like to wear a sheet mask on the plane. I put one on and order Bloody Marys. I look like a monster!”
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