Girls Just Wanna Make a Difference. First she got Nuke back together on As The World Turns, now she's helping fostering straight/gay alliances with the help of Guiding Light's Reva Shayne. When does pop music legend Cyndi Lauper sleep? The passionate gay rights activist has launched the True Colors Fund's Summer Online Auction, to help support the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered community and their straight allies. Participants can bid on memorabilia and experiences with their fave celebs, including a lunch date with GL superstar Kim Zimmer.
"I'm excited to launch the True Color's Fund Summer Online Auction. There literally is something for everyone. All of the proceeds will go to directly support the True Color's Fund's work to get everyone, especially my fellow straight allies, to do what they can to help make equality a reality for the GLBT community," said Lauper in a statement. READ MORE
He may have tried to ship his boy Luciano (Van Hansis) off to a de-homosexualization camp, but make no mistake, Damian Grimaldi (Paolo Seganti) loves his son—and his son's mother. Michael Fairman caught up with Hansis and Seganti for Advocate.com, just in time for Father's Day. Check out what Seganti has to say about Damian's place in the Snyder's orbit.
Holden has always been Luke’s “father.” How does Damian feel now about his rival?
Seganti: It’s always been a tough road there, because Damian has always been deeply rooted with Lily [Luke's mother]. He is not going there now, because it would jeopardize all the work he has done to get closer to Luke again. And he does not want to lose Luke’s trust, and that’s the main thing Damian wants ... to rebuild the relationship with his son and take his time. But Damian is still very much in love with Lily. Holden has always been his archrival. He took Damian’s place. Damian was kicked out in the old days and it was not his choice. He fought to have custody of Luke and he lost it. He had no choice in the matter. He does not hate Holden; he is just the guy between him and his rightful wife and son. Damian is letting dogs sleep for now, but he is so connected with Lily, and inside he would love to form a family again. But he is not there yet ... so, one step at a time.
Hey guys, gals and gals who like gals, if you're wanting to find a comprehensive guide to all things soapy and gay, check out Soapside, Michael Fairman's new bimonthy column for Advocate.com! In the latest installment, Fairman previews his upcoming Father's Day chat with Van Hansis and Paolo Seganti, the talented men who bring As The World Turns' favorite gay coed Luke Snyder and his bio pop Damian Grimaldi to life. Fairman also gives up the soap dish on Y&R alumn Lauralee Bell's new web series, her former leaidng man Thom Bierdz's recent jaw-dropping return and encourages Advocate.com readers to help my BSS Eden Riegel write her Webby Award acceptance speech.
TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco caught up with former All My Children and One Life to Live star Forbes March, who recently booked a gig on As The World Turns as Mason, Noah's film studies advisor, who just so happens to be gay. Here's what March has to say about the gig.
I am interested in characters who will demand I look at the world through someone else’s eyes and fight for their point of view; so a gay character was interesting to me. I am not phobic of really anything and I certainly am not homophobic,” he proudly proclaims. The gorgeous actor elaborates, “From a Christian point of view, God is love and if you don’t love your fellow man, then you don’t love God. I do not find hate or intolerance, self-righteousness or a lack of humility or compassion to be consistent with my understanding of our philosophy. From a secular point of view, gimme a break! To be homophobic should be as embarrassing as any other ignorant and hateful fear and I hope we are close to that time. I am an actor and I tell stories and love is love.”