Darkness Turned to Power: WUSSY Releases Volume 05

Published: Wed Oct 10 2018

World-renowned drag queen Sasha Velour knows a thing or two about magic. After all, she’s created a drag magazine, collaborated with Opening Ceremony for New York Fashion Week 2018 (while wrangling Christina Aguilera into doing a surprise appearance!), created mini-documentaries, spoke at the inaugural Teen Vogue summit, and regularly makes appearances around the world, bestowing her beauty, wisdom, and grace upon us lesser mortals. Basically, she’s the Santa Claus of drag; and now, she’s gracing the cover of WUSSY volume 05.

Creative Director Barry Brandon states, "With each WUSSY print publication, our goal is for queer humans, young and seasoned, to read, see + experience representation. Through spotlighting powerful queer humans in art, culture and business, we have the ability to bring visibility to how important queer contributions are to society. Through our lens & voice, we hope that WUSSY remains a space to showcase humans who express themselves freely, openly & authentically."

Not only does volume 05 has a full editorial and exclusive interview with Miss Velour, but it also contains photos and collages by Savana Ogburn, interviews with the Boulet Brothers, Creme Fatale, Imp Kid, Yuhua Hamasaki, Seth Bogart , The Vixen, Savana’s The House of Gunt + more! Volume 05 represents the spirit of Halloween; this very special "October issue" includes frighteningly beautiful photo spreads, additional interviews with influencers and tastemakers, fashion, and poetry all dripping with gothic glamour. This volume also includes a "Cool Queers" section that WUSSY is continuing throughout every issue as well as on a "coming soon" revamped website. The section will feature queers across the globe making an impact and doing amazing artistry, no matter their field.

In partnership with Joystick Gamebar, WUSSY will be releasing Vol. 05 of its boutique, quarterly queer arts magazine and holding a release party on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Vol 05 is available for presale Friday, October 12, 2018 at this link (http://www.wussymag.com/shop/wussy-volume-5-with-sasha-velour), and will also be available in select bookstores throughout the United States and Europe. The party will be hosted by Mystery Meat, Diego Serna, JayBella Banks and many more! Join the WUSSY team and get your photo taken in the spooky-ooky photobooth by Jamie Hopper! The event is FREE and open to the public.

And the party doesn’t stop there - on Saturday, October 20, 2018, WUSSY will be co-hosting the LEWK party at Moxy Chicago Downtown, bringing in superstars like Vander Von Odd (winner of Boulet Brother’s Dragula Season 1), as a part of the FREE event. This event is also open to the public, and the first 50 humans to attend and check-in with This Free Life upon arrival will receive a FREE copy of WUSSY vol 05. Put a bunch of big, black X’s through your October calendar, ‘cuz your dance card is FULL, honey!

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WUSSY is accepting advertising and sponsorship requests. For more info, please contact info@wussymag.com.


WUSSY is a Queer Arts & Pop Culture magazine based in Atlanta. Founded in May 2015, WUSSY has garnered a dedicated following of readers, who look to us for a curated, singular, queer-centric points-of-view and events. The events range from drag performances to film viewings to dance parties to poetry readings. In the works since 2012, WUSSY has garnered a dedicated following of readers who look to the magazine’s leaders for a curated, singular, queer-centric point-of-view. Part of the WUSSY mission is to create spaces for queer artists and in keeping with that mission, WUSSY accepts submissions from artists & writers across the globe.

For interviews and/or more information on the event or those involved, please contact:

Barry Brandon
Creative Director
Atlanta, GA

Anna Jones
Owner, Girl.Copy
Copywriter + Consultant
Atlanta, GA
Contact Name: Barry Brandon
Contact Email: bb@wussymag.com

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