Real World New Orleans’ Danny Roberts on Being an MTV Gay Icon, Living with HIV & more


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By Jess Rothschild. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Jess chats with Danny Roberts, the breakout star of one of the greatest seasons of MTV’s The Real World — New Orleans. Back in 2000, Danny became the face of the war against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, due to his relationship with his military boyfriend Paul, whose identity had to be blurred out on TV, or else he would lose his career. Danny chats about the audition & filming process, and how he suffered PTSD in the years that followed the airing. We also touch on the Stephen/Irene "slap" from RW Seattle and his experience filming The Challenge for MTV. Finally, Danny opens up about now living with HIV and raising his daughter in NYC.

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