I was laughing and crying at the same time last night when Marc Shaiman and his partner Scott Wittmann won the Tony award for “Hairspray.” Their exuberance at winning was more than matched by their display of love for each other, and I was so happy that they kissed – and I hope we see more of it. On the Oscars, on the Emmys, and hell, at the Country Music Awards and the Superbowl!
Bravo, boys – our community needs more role models like you.
Michele Pawk, who won the featured actress (play) award for her performance in Hollywood Arms, praised the actors. “I have never been more proud to be a member of this community,” she said. “Men kissing each other on stage. Drag queens. Children. It’s a perfect world. As it should be.”