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The Queer as Folk Cast Is Reuniting for Charity

The 'Queer as Folk' Cast Is Reuniting for Charity

The 'Queer as Folk' Cast Is Reuniting for Charity

The cast of the groundbreaking LGBTQ+ series is getting together (virtually) 20 years after the show's original debut!

Get ready, Queer as Folk stans! A virtual reunion with the cast of the American iteration of the beloved LGBTQ+ TV series, which aired on Showtime from 2000 to 2005, is planned for May 1, according to The Hollywood Reporter!

The "May Day Home Stay Gay Play" event will serve as a fundraiser for CenterLink (the same organization GLAAD raised money for during their "Together in Pride: You Are Not Alone" celebration) a coalition of more than 250 LGBTQ+ community centers in the U.S., Canada, China, Mexico, and Australia. The QAF reunion, held 20 years after the groundbreaking drama debuted on U.S. television, will offer bids on show merchandise, with proceeds benefiting CenterLink.

Queer as Folk was one of the first shows to center on LGBTQ+ people and was adapted from the late '90s British drama of the same name, transporting the queer characters to Pittsburgh and featuring bold depictions of sex, drugs, homophobia, and HIV.

Scott Lowell, who portrayed Ted on QAF is set to host the reunion, with other confirmed cast members including Randy Harrison, Michelle Clunie, Peter Paige, Sharon Gless, Hal Sparks, Robert Gant, and show creators Ron Cowen and Dan Lipman. Other stars, like Thea Gill and Gale Harold, may also participate. 

"May Day Home Stay Gay Play" is planned for Friday at 11am PT/2pm ET on YouTube!

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