When Wilson Cruz came out in 1994, it was historic. Playing one of the first gay leading characters on TV in the ABC cult classic My So-Called Life, he joined just a small handful of openly gay actors working in Hollywood at the time.
In this new interview with LGBTQ&A, Cruz talks about how lonely being gay in Hollywood in the 90s was compared to now. Wilson also opens up about how playing an effeminate character influenced his own experience of gender, how his perceived feminity affected his sex and dating life, and what a big change it is to see how younger LGBTQ people view HIV and AIDS.
Listen to the interview with Wilson below or on your favorite podcast app.
About LGBTQ&A: Get to know the LGBTQ community. From The Advocate magazine, LGBTQ&A is a weekly interview podcast that gets beyond transition and coming-out stories in order to get to know a person's defining moments, accomplishments, and journey in life. LGBTQ&A is hosted and created by Jeffrey Masters, and has been highlighted by The New York Times, USA Today, NBC, GLAAD, and Logo TV.