— Andy Cohen, Most Talkative
"I realized that my friend had only said something I already knew was true. I also realized that from that minute on, nothing would ever be the same for me. Because now, ready or not, I actually was what I was afraid I was. I was overcome with anger that I had to deal with this truth. That my life was was now destined to be clandestine and covert[…] It’s ironic of course: All that trouble my motor-mouth caused me[…] and the biggest disturbance of all was caused by what I wasn’t saying. In those days, and at that age, it was not freeing to know that I was gay. It was tragic[…] At that point in our culture, there were black heroes, women heroes, Latino heroes, but there were no homosexual heroes."