Well my plan last night was to attend Boys Night Out at Circus Disco here in L.A. since there was no cover charge all night( if it's free i'm there!), but my plans came to a screeching hault after I was sucked into "must see queer tv" on Bravo.
The night began as I was introduced to the new series Workout with LA personal trainer to the stars Jackie Warner. The show chronicles her thriving business in West Hollywood, her relationship with her team of trainers and her on again off again romance with her girlfriend Mimi.
This particular episode was very personal and hit home for me because it showed how tense her relationship with her mother is as a result of her living her life as an openly gay person. Like me and my mom we agree to disagree on certain issues but at the end of the day our love for each other is certain.
Fast forward to a show I haven't seen in a while, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. I'm still trying to figure out why there isn't a black man on this show? Did they think they filled the minority quota when they hired Jai Rodriguez? Anyway, I digress.
Enter Miles a transgendered male who was born a female but now lives his life as a man. I don't have any transgendered friends, so this was an eye opening experience for me to hear his story. What was so great about this particular episode is that he was living an authentic life and he was happier than he had ever been and his family was beyond supportive. So for every horrible coming out story, it was nice to see a family embrace their child for who they are.
I didn't get a chance to go out tonight, but now I know never to have my tv on Bravo as I'm getting ready!