July 29th People

July 29th

07-29-1953 Tim Gunn – Born in Washington, D.C. He is an American fashion consultant, TV personality, actor, and voice-over actor. He was on the faculty of Parsons The New School of Design from 1982 to 2007, after which he joined Liz Claiborne as chief creative officer. Gunn is wellTim Gunn known as an on-air mentor to designers on the reality television program Project Runway. Gunn, who is gay, was raised in an intensely homophobic household. According to a video Gunn created for the It Gets Better project, he attempted to comment suicide at the age of 17. He denied his sexual orientation until his early 20s and did not share it with his family until he came out to his sister when he was 29. In 2014, he participated in Do I Sound Gay?, a documentary film by David Thorpe about stereotypes of gay men’s speech patterns. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013).


07-29-1973 Patrick Ian Polk – Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, singer, and actor. Polk, who is openly gay, is noted for hisPatrick Ian Polk films and theatre work that explore the African-American LGBT experience and relationships. Polk is the creator of the television series Noah’s Arc, which made its debut on the Logo television network in October 2005. He believes that people should come out and not have a secret life as it leads to lies and deceptions.


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