On Sunday, August 12 Netflix’s Queer Eye partnered with GLSEN during an Emmy Event at NeueHouse in Los Angeles, California in support of the series recent 4 Emmy nominations. GLSEN is the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth.
“High school is such a challenging time, and it’s such a transition time for so many different things. I was not nearly as cute,” Jonathan Van Ness confessed at the event. “My personal style was devastated at the time. I needed ‘Queer Eye’ then so badly. My hair was this wide, and I had a gap this big, and I couldn’t stop talking about figure skating.”
“I think it’s really important through really tough times in your life that you have a safe space that you feel really complete,” Van Ness continued. “So for me in high school, it was dance, it was gymnastics, it was watching ‘Sex and the City’ and eating powdered donut holes. That was self-care for me then. I didn’t know about yoga yet.”
The panel with the Fab Five Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness was moderated by Nicole Byer (Nailed It!). During the panel the cast of Queer Eye presented GLSEN with a donation check.
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