From: www. It seemed odd to see such a low-profile name and face featured alongside the high-profile names and faces of Ellen DeGeneres, George Michael, Barbra Streisand, Sting, Mark Wahlberg and others. But maybe not in retrospect.
On Aug. Names like Steve Kmetko, Ben Patrick Johnson, and Thomas Roberts come to mind, gay men with successful national media gigs who came out in the public eye. In my case I was flat-out removed from the radio, not for being gay but for merely having a conversation about gay issues on the air.
But it doesn't have to be that way. A-list Hollywood reporter Steve Kmetko, for example, turns celebrity journalism into activism every time he reminds viewers and interview subjects that he's gay, thank you very much. And an ever-growing number of lesbian and gay studio executives, producers, writers, directors, and yes, even actors are passionate about going the next step--not just being out but making sure their identity has a real and public impact amid the hurly-burly of Hollywood.
Steve Kmetko is best known as the host of E! News Daily. Cable networks and systems across the country are joining together today in the fight against HIV and AIDS with two public service announcements that are estimated to reach more than 70 million households nationwide.
When I Knew is a joyful, optimistic, often hilarious celebration of that moment when every gay or lesbian kid realizes that he or she is just not the same as the other kids. And the realization of that moment is crystalized and clarified by memory and experience. Andy Towle.
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Steven Kmetko born February 16, is an American entertainment journalist. Kmetko was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. His most prominent job was on the E!
The iconic broadcaster is best known as the ubiquitous anchor on the E! Entertainment News Network. With Kmetco as handsome front man, the network grew in the s from upstart to cable staple. He left the network instarted and ended a high-profile relationship with Olympic diver Greg Louganis, and has since strengthened his ties to the LGBT community.