Every day during the month of June, we will be spotlighting our 2022 Logo30. This powerful series profiles ordinary and extraordinary people who show pride in unique and provocative ways. Visit the Logo30 homepage to view current and past honorees.
By Sam Manzella
For Danny Pellegrino, Pride is nothing short of iconic.
The Ohio-born, Los Angeles-based writer and comedian has made a name for himself as a hilarious multi-hyphenate. His projects run the gamut, from the podcast Everything Iconic, which Pellegrino hosts and produces, to his very queer memoir, How Do I Un-Remember This?: Unfortunately True Stories.
The book was published back in March and quickly became a New York Times bestseller, a feat that makes Pellegrino “so proud.”
“I didn't wanna shy away from any of the gay references,” the out author tells Logo. “It was really important to me that a young kid growing up in Ohio who was figuring out his sexuality, would be able to read the book and maybe see a future that he didn't think was possible beforehand.”
Aside from snatching spots on bestseller lists, Pellegrino is also a veteran Pride-goer. His biggest “dos” and “don’ts” for June? First and foremost, be sure to have a good time.
“Make a really kick-ass playlist, and have some good food set up and some good hangover options,” he advises. “Don't get too messy, and have a gay old time.”
You listening, baby gays? Learn more about Pellegrino and the rest of our iconic Logo30 honorees in the video below.