A single tweet changed Ricky Martin’s life, and then it changed the world. When the internationally famed Puerto Rican heartthrob came out in 2010, declaring himself on Twitter “a fortunate homosexual man” who’s “very blessed to be who I am,” Martin, 43, stepped out of the closet and into himself.
Set to release her third solo album this spring, Stefani rang to open up about her “late in life” introduction to the gay community, the lesson she’s teaching her boys when she paints their nails and how hubby Gavin Rossdale has broadened her worldview.
“I’m sorry,” Harvey Fierstein growls in his unmistakable Brooklyn gravel, “I gotta go on with my life.” And so, after our insightful 40-minute chat peppered with Fierstein’s true-to-form frankness, he does.
As “Looking” returns to the network on Jan. 11, 2015, the 33-year-old opened up on a variety of topics: his mom’s reaction to his thigh thump with Groff, the advantages to shooting a sex scene with a gay actor and how, despite his famous butt, fans of the show who meet him aren’t “rape-y.”
Chris Azzopardi’s work has been published internationally throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Since 2009 he’s interviewed high-profile talent for Q Syndicate, the international LGBT wire service reaching over 30 publications. In addition to his work with Q, he’s also a contributor to Entertainment Tonight’s ETonline.com.