Episode 106: He Might Be Queer As Folk, But He’s So Much More – Hal Sparks

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105_ShowImage_HalSparksHis character, and the rest of the cast may have caused a few hearts to throb and a few “To the rights” to want to send them to hell, but the truth is, Queer As Folk, changed the face of life as you thought you saw it for the LGBTQ community…even though the “Q” was just starting to make a comeback.

But, was the show a real depiction of gay life? Did it tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Doesn’t really matter! The fact remains, it launched an era of “just ask and we’ll tell you how gay life can look!” Yet that’s not all it did. It brought Hal Sparks out of hiding and showed us the human side of this man who is an Ally and Advocate extraordinaire.

He’s dishing out the real stuff about life, Hollywood, and taking a stand to do what’s right, and he’s sharing himself fully on.

Show Highlights

  • Coming out isn’t just “flipping a switch”…it’s a journey you’ll invest lots into
  • If Queer As Folk was just starting now, Hal thinks it would deal with more transgender & race issues
  • The LGBTQ community needs to build bridges with each other, as well as those on the outside
  • What famous band inspired Hal to be who he is?
  • Coming out gives people a perspective to become even more successful!

Connect with Hal Sparks

Hal Sparks currently stars as ‘Donald Davenport’, on the hit Disney XD live-action comedy series “Lab Rats.” Since the show’s premiere in 2012, ‘Lab Rats” has been the network’s most watched program. The show has been added to the Disney Channel’s regular line-up garnering more fans and ratings than ever projected.

Sparks, who was born and raised in Kentucky, began his career in comedy as a member of the famed Second City Troupe in Chicago, where he was named “Funniest Teenager in Chicago” by the Chicago Sun Times. It wasn’t long before he was selected as to host E!’s Emmy Award-winning “Talk Soup” which led to his starring role as Michael Novotny on the groundbreaking Showtime series “Queer as Folk” (2000-2005).

Hal’s feature film credits include “The A-List,” “Extract,” “Spiderman 2” and “Dude, Where’s My Car?” In addition to TV, Hal’s popular “Politishock” radio program airs weekly on Sirius/XM. In addition to acting Hal tours the country headlining local comedy clubs and performing with his rock band Zero 1.

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