Today is National Coming Out Day, and there's no better way to celebrate than by watching some of the gay content available that would have been unheard of 10 years ago.
Start with ABC's new digital series All My Gay Friends Are Getting Married, a fun talker from World of Wonder (RuPaul's Drag Race) hosted by The View alum Michelle Collins. In it, she hosts guests talking about gay marriage in a way that shows how far we've come since it was a plot twist on Friends. (Remember?!)
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Beautiful out singer Jay Armstrong Johnson just released his latest album, Jay Armstrong Johnson—Live at Feinstein's/54 Below(Broadway Records)—and he's celebrating with a bash at the titular venue in NYC on October 30. Word is it will be Halloween-themed, which is right up the Hocus Pocus fanatic's alley!
Jay's also an actor (you may recognize from Quantico) who's just been cast as the straight guy in a sitcom version of the popular Web series My Gay Roommate.
Check out my interview with the talented crooner and actor below ...
Its launch will be celebrated at Therapy (see flyer above), and you can get $10 off admission by using the code BOYCULTURE.
The new series is described as a dramedy that delves into the intimate relationships—the friendly and the naked kind—between young gay men in NYC, with an emphasis on sexual and gender politics.
Watch the trailer here:
From a press release:
History follows Jamie (Jack Tracy), a thirty-something gay New York lawyer, in the days after a messy breakup with his partner of five years, Jared (Andrew Lipson, pictured). Through juxtaposed flashbacks, the audience watches Jamie’s evolution—or lack thereof—on issues of intimacy, sex, gender role conformity and friendships as he rebuilds his life on his own terms.
The series shot this summer, and made use of some familiar gay hangouts, including Therapy, landmark gay bar Julius, and Crossfit Hell's Kitchen (which you just know will be a landmark in 40 years).
The cast includes William Cohen, Jacob Seidman, Trent Stone, Robert Maitner, Andrew Lipson, Bianca Lyn, Carissa Fales, Pierre Coker; Andrew Holder, Aidan Kinney, Robert Lima, Mike Longo, Miguel Lopez, Scott Mandel, Anna Bella Michelino, Cameron Moir, Misha Osherovich, Chad Peterson, John Pigate and Kevin Stevens.
Tracy, who is executive producer, director, writer and lead actor, based the series on his personal experiences. It was produced by Necessary Outlet Productions, whose goal is “to assemble trained, talented, motivated and multi-disciplined artists to contribute to large-scale projects. Artists involved with Necessary Outlet typically volunteer their time in exchange for experience, relationship-building, skill honing and resume material.”