Justin came out on Ugly Betty last night, and this is one of the sweetest, most subtle handlings I've seen on TV. If you want to catch up on the story line, check the four previous videos documenting the lead up to last night's episode by clicking this video and seeing the previous videos uploaded by this same user.
The writers, producers, ABC, and of course, Mark Indelicato all deserve a lot of credit for something so beautiful:
By Jeff Walsh
This past Saturday, Gavin Creel was in New York City, talking to me on the phone.
18 hours after this interview, a car picked him up early in the morning, and took him to the airport, where he boarded a jet to London. In a few weeks, he and the rest of the Broadway tribe of Hair will open the show in the West End. Creel was Tony nominated for his turn as Claude, the conflicted hippie who has to decide what's important for him as the summer of love overlaps with the Vietnam War.
I reviewed the show back in January, but didn't realize at the time that Creel was openly gay. Having figured that out at some later point, we had a few interview attempts, but our schedules weren't lining up.
With the clock ticking on how long Creel would be on American soil, before bringing his magical show of peace and love to London, we finally made it happen. Here's what we said:
By Jeff Walsh
I was surprised to find out that, despite watching the show for many years, I've never interviewed a Project Runway contestant for Oasis before. This year, I was interested to talk with Jay Nicholas Sario, who lives in San Francisco, works for The Gap, and as of this writing, is still going strong on the show. We set up the interview recently through the show's publicist, only to discover that we work within a block of one another. Jay jumped on the phone call just as my automated corporate teleconference voice announced that the call was being recorded. He immediately jumped in.
Oh no... I'm nervous!
But there's no video?! They video'd you on Project Runway. This is just audio and it's not even going to be broadcast.
so that friends with benifets situation is not going to happen, for many reasons. for one i was under the impression that some caring was involved. she wasn't even willing to wait a few weeks until i'm comfortable. i told her i couldn't so it and she signed off.
theres still heather, there for me as always. i really do have feelings for her but i told her i didn't because of the long distance...
I've been reading all these miserable coming out stories, and I feel so bad, becuase it was so easy for me. so I started wondering; whats the difference? Is it just where I live and who I hang out with that made it so easy? But I didn't feel nervous or anything like most folk, at least only with a few people, like my mom, brother and best friend. I figures it out the other day. The trick is, I didn't need to come out.
Next Thursday is your only chance this year to hear what I've been up to, as I will be reading two chapters from my forthcoming novel.
I am so obvious... Sometimes I realize this, but most of the time I don't.
OK, so I've been wearing one rainbow bracelet for about 4 weeks now, and the other rainbow bracelet and a rainbow necklace for maybe 2 weeks, and a rainbow ring for 4 days... I mean, maybe if I were only wearing one rainbow item I could pass as someone who likes rainbows, or someone who is open to diversity... but FOUR? I mean, I feel like I have crossed the line between rainbow fashion and rainbow pride.
It started at dinner. Then I mentioned college aps and said I should put down that I was gay because I read that some colleges are looking to reach out to the gay community.
You know the buzzer sound? The gong shell? It was as if little lights when off screaming "You've just said the worst possible thing in the world!!!!"
Looking for friends and maybe more!! I'm an easy going person..
Tonight I had the incredible pleasure of hearing this woman read from her work.
Her poetry is oddly linguistically empowering. It made me wish I could be a poet (like her). At the same time, it made me think that I could be one, too. This is not to denigrate her craftsmanship or talent. It's just been a long time since I've heard words that sought to involve me in such a way.