JEFFREY JAY“The thing that sucks about being trans is I am the only gay guy no other gay guys are attracted to. When I tell a gay guy I’m trans he says, ‘Awwww sweetie, I like real boys.’ What am I, Pinocchio?” —Jeffrey Jay on the perils of dating. Jay is a 24-year-old trans comedian in Dallas who does training and speaking at colleges to help address and spread awareness of trans issues. “My goal is to use comedy to expose people to trans issues,” he says. “I hope that when people watch me do my set they leave thinking, ‘Wow, I just saw a trans person for the first time and he was normal and funny.’”
The host of HBO’s Real Time talks about being ostracized in school, and why he believes President Obama isn’t a Christian and secretly plans to pass same-sex marriage in his second term — which Maher jokes is the “black term.”
Jason Stuart, a gay comedian with appearances on popular shows such as The Closer and Entourage, talks with The Advocate about how sexuality plays into comedy, how his tumultuous high school years helped his career, and why he wants to raise children with Ricky Martin.