Anonymous asked: Question - Are you gay?
I’d be more than happy to answer this, but I’d be fascinated first to know what signifiers you noticed that makes you think I’m gay rather than straight.
Anonymous asked: They were highlighting famous gay people.. how many famous poc do you know that are openly gay that are more famous than the people on the cover?
Here’s the thing: I understand that they were going for people who are “more famous,” but that’s a problem with our society and how it focuses more on white men in general.
As for the first part of your question, how about:
- George Takei
- John Amaechi
- Sheryl Swoopes
- Don Lemon
- Tracy Chapman
- B.D. Wong
- Margaret Cho
- Ricky Martin
Now, again, I understand they were looking for people who were casual about coming out and, arguably, more famous than some of these celebrities. I would still contend that Andy Cohen could be replaced with almost any of the above and the world would be a better place for it.
Anonymous asked: Are you out to your parents? Are they ok/accept it?
I am out to my parents. They’re typically passive-aggressive people - especially my mom - but they were totally fine with it. My dad was super cool because we can still watch sports and drink beer together. Nothing changed.
My mom, in an episode that just sums her up perfectly, told me, “I don’t care what you do, as long as you give me grandchildren.” She also didn’t believe me when I first told her because my brother is gay, so I had to legitimately argue with her.