Here are the queerest moments from this year’s Met Gala red carpet

Lena Waithe and the 2018 Met Gala. | Photo: Twitter/@blackmon

One of the world’s most watched red carpet and fashion events, the Met Gala, has just taken place with the LGBTI community well represented.

The Met Gala is an annual fundraising event for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. The gala also marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.

Met Gala’s red carpet event is attended only by the most sought-after A-list celebrities, who dress to impress according to that year’s theme.

This year’s theme is, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, with stars presenting their interpretation of the role of religion in art.

Emmy-award winning writer, Lena Waithe, perhaps made the biggest statement of the night. She turned up to the red carpet draped in a rainbow colored cape to represent the LGBTI community.

Given the Catholic Church’s often homophobic stance towards LGBTI people, Waithe confidently backed her community with the stunning cape.

Waithe wearing the rainbow flag to the Met Gala ‘sends an important message of visibility and representation’, according to Teen Vogue.

‘She brought the LGBTQ community to the forefront within a theme that would otherwise exclude them,’ De Elizabeth wrote.

‘Lena’s outfit choice also reflects the crucial reminder that all identities are valid, and no one — not an individual person or a religion — can dare to tell you otherwise.’

The LGBTI community was represented at the Met Gala

Representing the Bi+ and Pansexual communities

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