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Gwissues: Lesbian YouTube Rock Stars (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 2:43 PM

Bring it on, girls! Our show featuring gay YouTube rock stars did so well that we wanted to bring attention to the women in our community with an episode focused on everything lesbian. I spend time with several of the most watched leading ladies currently on the net, including Arielle...

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Gwissues: One-on-One With Dear Abby (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 3:49 PM

Who hasn't read the most popular advice column in the world, "Dear Abby"? With 1,400 papers running the infamous column and over 110 million people reading it worldwide, a lot of responsibility falls in the hands of Dear Abby. On this week's episode of Gwissues, I spend time with the...

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Gwissues: Gay YouTube Rock Stars (VIDEO)

(4) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 3:56 PM

What does it take for a YouTube video to go viral? On this week's episode of Gwissues, I spend time with several of YouTube's most beloved gay stars, including Internet sensation Davey Wavey, actor and host Randy Rainbow and, last but not least, diva extraordinaire Willam Belli. It seems as...

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Gwissues: One-on-One With Christina Crawford (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 3:18 PM

Gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, white, black or brown, we all know that infamous line: "No more wire hangers!" But behind the quintessential campy movie Mommie Dearest is a dark tell-all by Christina Crawford about her struggles with her abusive mother, legendary actress Joan Crawford.

On this week's episode of Gwissues,...

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Gwissues: Why Gay Comedians Have S*** to Talk About (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 6:59 PM

Does being a gay comedian carry a negative connotation in today's society? On this week's episode of Gwissues, we learn that outside major metropolitan cities, gay comics have a huge following, all yearning for a good laugh. I spend time with several of the most successful and funny gays in...

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Gwissues: Gay Mormon Confessionals (VIDEO)

(7) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 2:41 PM

Has the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints become more accepting of the LGBT community? Based on a recent Mother Jones article entitled "Mormon Church Abandons Its Crusade Against Gay Marriage," maybe. I, along with fellow panelists Dustin Lance Black (Academy Award-winning screenwriter), Stephen Mansfield (bestselling author on faith...

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Gwissues: One-on-One With Dan Mathews (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 12:02 PM

On this week's episode of Gwissues, I spend time with gay animal rights activist Dan Mathews, Senior Vice President of PETA, the largest animal rights organization in the world. Mathews chit-chats with me about PETA regularly remaining ahead of the curve with its creative campaigns. He may work at the...

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Gwissues: One-on-One With Greg Louganis (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 9:55 PM

On this week's episode of Gwissues, I spend time with Olympic diving champion, author and mentor Greg Louganis. Most famous for taking home gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games for both springboard and platform diving, Louganis is back in the spotlight as the all-new Dive Master on...

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Gwissues: Arizona Transgender Bathroom Bill (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 2:22 PM

Are transgender people being treated unfairly in the state of Arizona? As the new transgender bathroom bill makes its way through Arizona's state legislature, I and my guest panelists Masen Davis (Executive Director of the Transgender Law Center), Cristan Williams (Director of the Transgender Foundation of America) and Arizona State...

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Gwissues: One-on-One with Patti Davis

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 2:01 PM

On this week's episode of "Gwissues," I spend time with former President Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis. In the interview, Patti discusses her new work of fiction entitled "Till Human Voices Wake Us;" a lesbian novel that may be found on the Kindle bookstore.

Patti also opens up about growing...

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Gwissues: One-on-One With Chi Chi LaRue (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 2:01 PM

On this week's episode of Gwissues, I spend time with one of the most recognizable names and faces in the adult film industry. As an adult entertainer, producer, director and drag queen, Chi Chi LaRue discusses with me the recent suicides of adored gay porn stars Arpad Miklos, Wilfred Knight...

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Gwissues: One-on-One With Jane Lynch (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 5:50 PM

In the latest episode of Gwissues, I spend time with actress, singer and comedian Jane Lynch. The Emmy and Golden Globe recipient chit-chats with me about this year's Oscars and her rise to stardom as the aggressive cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on the Fox series Glee. Additionally, Jane dishes about...

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Gwissues: Bisexuality

(22) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 12:57 PM

Does bisexuality exist? In a compelling and thought-provoking episode of "Gwissues," I and my guest panelists in the latest episode of Gwissues, Dr. Loren Olson (Psychiatrist and Author of Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight) and John Sylla (President of the American Institute of Bisexuality) discuss how bisexuality plays...

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Gwissues: One-on-One With RuPaul

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 3:41 PM

In a two part episode of "Gwissues," I spend time with acclaimed actor, model, author and recording artist RuPaul. As the reigning queen of LOGO's RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag U, Ru dishes to me about who inspires him, as well as his 30-year journey in show business.

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Gwissues: Catholicism and the LGBT Community

(2) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 6:35 PM

Does the pope's recent resignation indicate a change within the Vatican when it comes to LGBT issues? In the latest episode of Gwissues, I and guest panelists Jim Smith (program manager of Dignity USA), Mike Moroski (equal rights activist) and Brent Childers (executive director of Faith in America) discuss hopes...

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Gwissues: Does Size Really Matter? (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 4:22 PM

Whether in the bedroom or in everyday life, men and women are constantly faced with the question "does size really matter?" On the latest episode of Gwissues, I and guest panelists Davey Wavey (a YouTube personality and a leading online voice for the LGBT community), Dawn Michael (a clinical sexologist)...

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Culture of Crisis

(4) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 4:41 PM

You can't turn on a television set, read a newspaper or surf the Internet without reading about another celebrity, company or politician in crisis. Not only do all our celebrities seem to get into trouble, but ironically, getting into trouble can actually turn people into celebrities.

How did we end...

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Gwissues: One on One With Chaz Bono (VIDEO)

(68) Comments | Posted February 16, 2013 | 8:54 AM


In the latest episode of Gwissues, I spend time with acclaimed author, LGBT rights advocate, lecturer and friend Chaz Bono. In his first interview since shedding 45 pounds, Bono shares with me how he feels about his remarkable weight-loss journey, as well as his passion for acting and his quest...

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Gwissues Valentine's Day Episode: Finding Love Online (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 9:55 AM

With Valentine's Day upon us, I and my guest panelists in the latest episode of Gwissues, Dr. Mike Dow (expert psychologist on LOGO's That Sex Show), Chase Whiteside (filmmaker and documentarian) and Tammy Shaklee (professional gay matchmaker), discuss the differences between finding love online and offline. We also further assess...

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Gwissues: One on One With Bruce Vilanch (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 7:02 PM

In the latest episode of Gwissues, I sit down with comedian Bruce Vilanch for a one-on-one interview. In the interview Vilanch talks about having written for the Oscars for the last 23 years, including a joke former host Billy Crystal wouldn't say, as well as his opinion on this year's...

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