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We Asked 14 Stylish LGBTQs (And Friends) How They Do Coachella

Beychella x2 may be over, but the #FestivalVibes live on the ‘gram forever. As we trekked through Coachella’s wild and colorful party playground, racing dirt buggies at Rihanna’s Fenty pool party and reliving our childhood at Levi’s Neon Carnival, we snapped and chatted with the most stylish queers who were serving it sweltering HOT all Coachella weekend. From Bloggers to Trans Bunnies and all the trade in between, we got the tea on how LGBTQs (and their fine friends) do Coachella better than anyone else. Get ready to get snatched! The shade is real out in the desert…

La Demi, 23 (@itslademi)

TV and Lifestyle Personality from Los Angeles

Spotted At…

Playboy Social Club

Where along the LGBTQ spectrum do you place yourself?

“I’m a Trans Bunny!”

What look are you serving INTO today?

“My look is Black and Yellow NO FUCKS GIVEN GLAM GODDESS. I’m wearing a NastyGal bodysuit with Versace heels and Playboy bunny ears.”

How do LGBTQs do Coachella better than anyone else?

“We do everything better than anyone else, duh! We know that if you have a good mixed drink and a hot guy on your arm that you can get into any party without being on the list.”

Phil, 27 (@badboyphil)

Manager at Mama Shelter from Los Angeles by-way-of San Diego

Spotted At…

Lucky Brand x Nylon Desert Jam

Where along the LGBTQ spectrum do you place yourself?

“I’m Gay.”

What look are you serving INTO today?

“Today I was feelin’ the Japanese vibe. I got the pleated Issey Miyakes, a short kimono, fanny pack just to secure the goods, and that’s it! Simple but classic Harajuku Girl.

How do LGBTQs do Coachella better than anyone else?

“We actually take the time to care about our looks and all those little nuances. I feel like for us it’s not just musical festival, but it’s also a fuckin’ catwalk.”

Pascal, 26 (@pascal.jpg)

Art Director from New York by-way-of Miami

Spotted At…

Lucky Brand x Nylon

Where along the LGBTQ spectrum do you place yourself?

“Gay, the furthest on the spectrum.”

What look are you serving INTO today?

“I’m wearing a vintage pilot jumpsuit tied around my waist that at night will be a full bodysuit with a mesh tank top and an ASOS iridescent fanny pack.”

How do LGBTQs do Coachella better than anyone else?

“We just have more fun. We’re not held back by toxic fragile masculinity, we can do whatever we want, and that’s the fun part about being gay, we get to play and have freedom.”

RACHEL, 24

Talent and Literary Agency Associate from Los Angeles by-way-of Chicago

Spotted At…

Onitsuka Tiger x Galore Mag Galore Ranch

Where along the LGBTQ spectrum do you place yourself?

“I identify as Bi or Queer.”

What look are you serving INTO today?

“I was going for fun, dark, and flirty. The shirt I’m wearing is one of the Onitsuka Tiger tops from the event that they were gifting out here, so I’m promoting the brand, living the lifestyle, the whole nine. My thought behind this look was Britney – Not So Innocent.”

How do LGBTQs do Coachella better than anyone else?

“We do Coachella better because we don’t take it too seriously. This is a place to come and have fun and express yourself, and actually enjoy the music, so that’s what I love to do when I’m at festivals. And you don’t to want do too much because the weather will take you out, so it’s all about self-care and doing it right.”

Dominic, 24 (@griztriz)

Fashion Blogger from Las Vegas

Spotted At…

Fenty x Puma Drippin’ Pool Party

Where along the LGBTQ spectrum do you place yourself?

“Just gay. YAAAAAS!”

What look are you serving INTO today?

“This is a full Pac Sun look: terry plaid shorts, a Sade shirt, an Obey printed shattered denim jacket, and sunglasses from 0UV.”

How do LGBTs do Coachella better than anyone else?

“We do everything better, sparkles, shine, color, so. Everyone’s lookin’ basic right now so I’m seein’ a lot of gays bring it this year so I’m really excited.”

Tyler, 20-something (@tylerjacobmusic)

Singer Songwriter from Los Angeles

Spotted At…

Fenty x Puma Drippin’ Pool Party

Where along the LGBT spectrum do you place yourself?

“I’m one of those people who likes what they like when they like it.”

What look are you serving INTO today?

“These pants are H Studio and I decided to embellish them with details of things that I like. I love the color yellow so I ended up doing a yellow belt, sewing it on myself. The shoes are by United Nude.”

How do you do Coachella better than anyone else?

“I’m able to be free. I’m able to express myself in a way that allows me to be comfortable, and there’s nothing holding me back. I’m living my best life at all times.”

Oz AKA City Boy, 29 (@cityboyno1)

Artist from London, United Kingdom

Spotted At…

Fenty x Puma Drippin’ Pool Party

Where along the LGBT spectrum do you place yourself?

“Hip with my own edge, I do it how I do it.”

What look are you serving INTO today?

“I got the Saint Laurent Curt Kobain shades, I got the Fendi ski goggles, I got my boy’s dope shirt, an exclusive Jimmy Hendrix jacket, and I got the Nike Wotherspoons.”

How do you do Coachella better than anyone else?

“We just enjoy it, live, and have fun. Great energy, great vibes.”

Ziggy Mack Johnson, 22 (@ziggymackjohnson)

Fashion Influencer from Brooklyn, New York

Spotted At…

Fenty x Puma Drippin’ Pool Party

Where along the LGBT spectrum do you place yourself?

“Between bi-sexual and gay.”

What look are you serving INTO today?

“My look is called Trade Cunt. I give a little cunt with the nipples and the belly out, but I’m keepin’ it reserved with my pants, you know, I’m out here swaggin’.”

How do LGBTs do Coachella better than anyone else?

“We’re more expressive with everything we do, we put 10x more into everything we do and who we do, so”

Jeremy, 20-something (@npr_mom)

Artist from Los Angeles, California

Spotted At…

Levi’s Neon Carnival

Where along the LGBT spectrum do you place yourself?

“I’m Gay.”

What look are you serving INTO today?

“I’m wearing a motocross shirt and some dress slacks.”

How do LGBTs do Coachella better than anyone else?

“We don’t take it too seriously. We’re extra.”

Z, 20-something (@yru / @esqape)

Elevating Elevating The World One Vibe At A Time Creating Things That Can Blow Our Minds Past Our Bodies from The Universe

Spotted At…

Levi’s Neon Carnival

Where along the LGBT spectrum do you place yourself?

“Unidentifiable A UFO.”

What look are you serving INTO today?

“This is a look you gotta feel and not just see.”

How do you do Coachella better than anyone else?

“We don’t get done by Coachella, we do it.”

SERGIO, 20-something (@godsergfarias)

Artist from Los Angeles, California

Spotted At…

Levi’s Neon Carnvial

Where along the LGBT spectrum do you place yourself?

“Open-minded.”

What look are you serving INTO today?

“Gold Desert Goddess. Beyonce stole my look, but, it’s okay… I like to inspire people.”

How do you do Coachella better than anyone else?

“Creativity.”

SEBASTIAN, 21 (@sebascintron)

Communications Student and Blogger, from New York by-way-of Miami

Spotted At…

The Parker Palm Springs

Where along the LGBT spectrum do you place yourself?

“I’m straight but it’s 2018 and you have to be open minded nowadays. My parents would always say, ‘you never know who you’re going to fall in love with,’ so if that time comes, you never know who it’s gonna be.”

What look are you serving INTO today?

“Literally I’m wearing the shittiest shoes I could possibly find for the festival. They’e old, I’ve had these for so long but I’m wearing them because I was like, ‘listen, Coachella? The dust, the dirt they’re gonna get fucked up.’ Then these jean shorts, a simple cool button-down shirt, and I wanted to do an open vibe chest situation because I felt it wouldn’t been a little too empty with the bare chest, so I decided to pair it up with some necklaces, and then a fanny pack to store some essentials, and, you know, you add some extra wristbands to accessorize, and then shades to top it off, a hat because I didn’t have time to do cornrows.”

How do you do Coachella better than anyone else?

“This year for me is a glo up because the year’s past I would sneak into Coachella, so I actually have a real wristband this year. I feel like it’s essential to hit up a few parties before, not get too overwhelmed, not get too fucked up (even though it’s tempting), and kinda pace yourself, then go to the festival, have a shuttle pass because it will save your life afterwards, and just have a good time, have fun.”

THE LOVELY FABULOUS SERJOE EXCLUSIVE, 40 and Sporty (@sirjoeexclusive)

Celebrity Stylist from Los Angeles, California

Spotted At…

American Express Platinum House at the Parker Palm Springs

Where along the LGBT spectrum do you place yourself?

“I’m gay as you can get, fabulous as you can get, and more amazing than ever! I’m androgynous. I’m flamboyant. I’m not transgender, however everyone thinks I’m a woman! I wanna be a woman, but I’m really just me. I’m a chick with a dick!”

What look are you serving INTO today?

“I’m giving you sort of Russian, Indian Princess Spy, 1001 Nights of Arabia, darling! with a twist ponytail, giving Blonde Ambition Tour with the mask, get into the mask! You love the mask! YAS!”

How do LGBTs do Coachella better than anyone else?

“We do it better because we’re fab, we know how to get into character, we know how to dress for the occasion, we actually rise to the occasion, we’re a lot of fun, and in Palm Springs, what more can you say?”

BIOS

Jazper Abellera is a Culture Writer, Entertainment Strategist, and Feng Shui Master living in Los Angeles. He found love on Grindr and is looking for a Drag Mother.

Bianca Petrescu is a 21-year-old Romanian-American gal living in OC far away from her motherland. A psychology student at the University of California, Irvine, her passions include music, history, learning new languages, traveling, and shooting film photography. A ballet dancer, who considers herself a Francophile. (Instagram)