Clay Cane

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VIDEO: Talking Racial Profiling on HLN’s The Jane Velez-Mitchell Show

Check me out HLN’s The Jane Velez-Mitchell talking racial profiling and the case of Chris Lollie with Brian Claypool and Loni Coombs.  

Remembering Joan Rivers

I never interviewed Joan Rivers, but I remember sitting next to her at the A Night with Janis Joplin Broadway show in October. She looked exactly as she did on TV — bright blonde hair, stylish black outfit. Fans stormed her during intermission for a photo … I now regret not asking for a pic, but it was too hectic.

What I remember most is when the song “Cry Baby” started, she shook her fist right to the beat, loving the song and the dynamic performance from Mary Bridget Davies. It was fascinating to see another performer, a Tony nominee, sitting back and enjoying the show, normally she was the show… 

Lastly, while people acknowledge her comedic talents, I hope Joan Rivers is also recognized for her advocacy and epic fundraising during the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s.  Back when President Ronald Reagan wouldn’t even say the words AIDS, Rivers fought for the cause when it was unpopular.   


Video - Young and Gay: Jamaica’s Gully Queens

Check out the documentary below.  I’ve written a lot on this subject over the years and it’s sad that it appears life is not improving for LGBT folks in Jamaica—especially if they do not have money.  

Why Dwayne Johnson Would Rather Wear A Loincloth Than Wrestling Tights



BET’s J’Nara Corbin asked Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson if he was shy about wearing a revealing loincloth in his new movie “Hercules.” I love J’Nara’s reaction (shown above) almost as much as I love his answer. He said he’s not shy after years of wearing wrestling tights, and there’s a lot more room in the loincloth for what he calls … “the blessing.”

Click here to see the full interview.

Interview: Laverne Cox Talks the Haters and Selenis Leyva on Being an Afro-Latina Actress

Check out my interview with the Orange Is the New Black stars below.  

Video: Debating the N-Word With Sunny Hostin

Check out the provocative discussion I had with CNN’s Sunny Hostin about the N-word on HLN’s The Jane Velez-Mitchell Show.  We agree to disagree, but a space to have the conversation is vital to progress.  

VIDEO: BET Profile Celebrating LGBT People of Color in Media

It was an honor to interview to Janet Mock for’s LGBT Pride Series.  As Janet said, “Stay black!!”  lol  

Watch the interview below!


I got to share a bit of my story and work with viewers at BET in celebration of LGBT Pride. I mentioned my forebears Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Marsha P. Johnson, and Sylvia Rivera, the pop culture influence of RuPaul, and the importance of uncomfortable discourse.

Oh, I think it’s also the first time I quote Drake. Thanks Clay Cane for the insightful questions.

History made … !

(via brohogany)

Interview: Audra McDonald

If you haven’t seen Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill on Broadway, it’s a must-see and I predict Audra McDonald will land a historic sixth Tony.  Check out my interview with her below!

Interview: Wendy Williams


I’ve interviewed Wendy Williams several times and she never disappoints.  Check out the interview below!

Watch: HuffPost Live with Janet Mock


On Friday, I had the pleasure of joining Janet Mock for her first solo segment on HuffPost Live.  We talked Beyonce on the cover of Time, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Lupita Nyong’o, John Hamm’s … package and much more.  

Check out the video below!

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