Thursday, June 4, 2020. What a day to remember.
The first thing I did in the morning was to get a cup of coffee and sign in to listen to the Podcast, “How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along”.
This podcast is my favorite. Clay Aiken is the host of this Podcast and he does a wonderful job. Each week, on Thursday, Clay asks his guests the question above. The guest are intelligent , interesting and ready to stand up for what they think is right.
On Thursday, the guests on the show were Michael Steele, Toure, Amy Holmes, and Shermichael Singleton. With all the sadness in the world right now, Clay and his guests talked and listen to each other. It was a “What can we do together” program. I hope you will listen to this excellent Podcast.
Next, I checked out Twitter. Clay was busy again…tweeting and re-tweeting. He had at least 8 tweets that he shared.
Finally, I checked the news and was reminded that the month of June is Gay Pride Month. During June, there will be many pride events to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.
Finally, I checked out the new article at The Hollywood Reporter.
A very interesting article/interview was published on June 4th. Clay Aiken is a part of the article. Written by Seth Abramovitch, the article is:
How I Came Out in Hollywood: A Decade-by-Decade Oral History
For any LGBTQ person, there is no bigger game-changer than coming out. It’s a rite of passage equal parts terrifying and liberating — and all the more so when you do it in the public eye. For its first Pride issue, THR turns to some of the most famous faces to have ever emerged from the Hollywood closet to learn what they were thinking before, during and after the biggest decision of their lives. Some came charging; others did it more tentatively. They span generations — the youngest, Josie Totah, is 18; the oldest, Richard Chamberlain, is 86. Their stories are vastly different, shaped as much by their own lives as the eras in which they came out. (What once required a People cover declaration can now be slipped into a tweet.) But what’s common throughout is that each of these stories — some told here for the first time — made it that much easier for LGBTQ people keenly watching and listening to follow in their footsteps.
Clay said in this article:
CLAY AIKEN, SINGER/ACTIVIST, 41 I think America knew I was gay before I did. I grew up in the South in an era when either you were out because you were very obviously gay or you were closeted. And I know I ain’t nobody’s lumberjack, but I wasn’t quite as — whatever that is, you know?
AIKEN Coming to L.A. for American Idol [in 2003] was the first time I ever met anyone else who was gay who didn’t come across as gay. I remember meeting some of these people who worked on the show, worked backstage and thinking, “Oh, wait, hell, he’s gay? Shit, well, maybe I am too.”
AIKEN A crewmember on Idol was the very first guy whom I ever came out to. I mean, I came out to him but mostly because I was kissing him. Then I came out to [third-place season two Idol finisher] Kimberley Locke one night.
Clay had more to say, so be sure and read the article! You can see it HERE
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So…I hope there is more news tomorrow. It’s always fun to hear from Clay!
The following are a few Politicon pictures.
Isn’t it nice to get some great news about Clay?