Tim Gunn talks ‘Project Runway,’ role models

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imageTim Gunn has no idea what’s going to happen with “Project Runway.”

The show is mired in a legal mess between Bravo, its home for five seasons, Lifetime and its producers. It’s anyone’s guess if Season Six will ever air on Lifetime, which was supposed to be the new home of the hit show.

But in the meantime, Gunn is happy to maintain his perch as the gay style guru everyone loves to listen to. David magazine caught up with Gunn for a recent interview.

Gunn sees himself as a role model for gay youth, the kind that was missing throughout his young adulthood.

“One of the wonderful things about having a public persona is being able to be, at least I hope, a positive role model for young people and someone to whom people can look and say, ‘Tim Gunn is gay. How bad could this be?’”

Gunn’s comfort in his own skin has allowed him to take on an activist role. He starred in a public service announcement denouncing California’s Proposition 8 and said that while he is “devastated” by its passage, he thinks the gay rights movement needs to focus on getting the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed first.


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