‘Queer Eye’ Star Jonathan Van Ness Reveals He’s HIV Positive, Opens Up About Drug Addiction and Sex

‘Queer Eye’ Star Jonathan Van Ness Reveals He’s HIV Positive, Opens Up About Drug Addiction and Sex
Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness wants you to know that he’s more than just a “yas, queen”-espousing ponytail with a mustache who’s ready to make you over.

In a recent New York Times profile written by Alex Hawgood, the Netflix reality TV star who last weekend destroyed the Creative Arts Emmys red carpet, Van Ness touches on the issues he covers in his upcoming memoir, “Over the Top.” Van Ness talks about his punishing upbringing as a much-bullied, closeted young gay man, as well as his addictions to drugs and anonymous chatroom sex, and being diagnosed with HIV.

“I was too fat, too femme, too loud and too unlovable,” Van Ness said of his childhood in Illinois as the gay son of a family that owns the Wisconsin television empire Quincy Media. An early addiction to binge-eating preceded fixings for cocaine, meth, and internet-arranged sex with older men.
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