Singer and rapper Lil Nas X leads Fuse’s Future LGBTQ History Class of 2021, which will be spotlighted throughout Pride Month in June across Fuse’s digital and social platforms as well as on the Fuse and Fuse Music linear channels.
Joining Lil Nas X are Carmen Maria Machado “for continuing to break boundaries for queer authors and bringing new perspectives to sci-fi and horror fiction with the collection, “Her Body and Other Parties;” trans icon, role model and top model Isis King; and composer, artist, activist, cellist and singer Kelsey Lu.
Fuse has been celebrating positive, proactive and emerging leaders through its Future History series since January 2016. In 2020, the network expanded the franchise to include an annual “Future History Class” made up of individuals who are driving positive change.
To date, Future History alumni have been artists, advocates, activists, business professionals, entertainers, influencers, politicians and more, including the 2021 Future Black History makers Polo G, Sean Williams, Elizabeth Acevedo and Freddie Figgers; Future Women’s History makers Chloe x Halle, Paola Ramos, Kim Ng and Cori Bush; Future Asian Pacific History makers Dominic Fike, Sonalee Rashatwar, Kristina Wong and Grace Meng.
Later this year, Middle Eastern honorees will be showcased for the first time as well as Hispanic History makers.
2020 honorees included Megan Thee Stallion, Jaboukie Young-White, Rich Paul and Brittany K. Barnett & MiAngel Cody (Future Black History); Hayley Kiyoko, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Angelica Ross and Chanel Miller (Future Women’s History); Jay Park, Wendy Nguyen, Varshini Prakash and Raveena (Future Asian Pacific History); Kevin Abstract, Tommy Dorfman, Emma Gonzalez and Chella Man (Future LGBTQ History); and Amara La Negra, Joanna Hausmann, Daphne Frias and Rep. Alma Hernandez (Future Hispanic History).