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Gay Iconography: All About Alec Mapa


Even if you can’t immediately place his name, you’ve definitely seen actor Alec Mapa pop up in any number of television shows and film roles. The Filipino-American actor has left his mark on series including Roseanne, Seinfeld and Friends. You might know him best from his work on Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty, but the openly gay actor is also the proud papa of an adopted son, and an outspoken advocate for the LGBT community.

Mapa isn’t one to shy away from his flamboyant persona, but detractors would be wise not to confuse that for any sort of weakness. Recently, he spoke up on behalf of effeminate gay men in response to comments from Looking star Russell Tovey. His entire Facebook post is worth reposting in its entirety:

“He’s glad he’s not effeminate?
Well the feeling is mutual lady, I’m glad I’m not you.
I kind of feel like this is why I do what I do. Why I’m not just a homo, but A BIG ONE. Being an effeminate gay man still remains an unforgivable sin in our masculinity obsessed culture. I think about all the young sissy boys who return from school after being bullied and shamed day after day, perhaps returning home to the same treatment. I know because I was one of those kids. Was? I still am! I still get it in the neck for being who I am. I’ve spoken to so many non gender conforming youth who have the same recognizable look of despair on their faces . All they need to hear is that they’re fine exactly the way they are. That there’s nothing wrong. That they haven’t killed anyone . That they’re worthy of love and acceptance , AS IS. Perhaps if they heard that they’d stand up for themselves. Perhaps if they heard that they wouldn’t be four times as likely to commit suicide than their straight peers. Perhaps if we were all encouraged to love ourselves from the beginning we wouldn’t grow up to be gay men who treat other gay men like shit. I’m in no way outraged by this. I’ve been hearing this since day I could mince. It’s just disappointing . We experience so much discrimination from the outside world, wouldn’t it be great if we were kinder to each other in our own community? There are a billion reasons to feel actual shame and remorse. Being your authentic, fabulous, faggy self shouldn’t be one of them.
Sincerely ,
Alec Mapa
Professional Effeminate Homosexual for nearly 50 years.”

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Alec Mapa Wants Help Bringing His Real-Life Gay Parenting Story to the Screen: VIDEO


Comedian Alec Mapa (Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Alias, Friends, Roseanne) is hoping to bring Baby Daddy, his one-man show about gay parenting, to the big screen.

"The documentary will include his stand-up special as well as behind-the-scenes looks at how Alec’s life has changed since he and his husband adopted a child through the foster care system," according to his Kickstarter campaign.

It's not the first time Mapa has been through the kickstarting system. Last year, he and his husband Jamison Hebert and their adopted son Zion starred in Family Restaurant a children's film for gay and lesbian parents, which is on the festival circuit now and was produced via Kickstarter funds.

Said Hebert: “Last year, we had such a great response to fundraising through Kickstarter for 'Family Restaurant.' We wanted to do something even more ambitious this year while continuing to spread the message of foster and adoption by gays and lesbians not only to our LGBT community, but also to the wider world. We know there are many people who want to support a film like this and its timely message.”

Watch their trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

And visit their Kickstarter here.

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Dan Savage, Raven-Symone, Alec Mapa and Joy Behar Discuss the Anti-Gay Southwest Pilot Rant and Gay Pride: VIDEO


Joy Behar and guests take on the anti-gay, sexist rant from a Southwest Pilot earlier this week, and discuss the Gay Pride Parade in New York. Dan Savage is one of the grand marshals this year.


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Watch: 'Half-Share', a New One-Hour Pilot About Fire Island


Alec Mapa stars in a new independent TV pilot called Half-Share about a summer share on Fire Island. Currently being shopped around.

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #704

INCEPTION: "The main musical cue in Hans Zimmer’s Inception score is actually a slowed-down version of Edith Piaf’s 'Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien.'"

ALEX MAPA: His recent appearance on The View.

THE RUSSIAN BIRD: News anchor flips off producer after being cut off.

PLURAL OF OCTOPUS: Just to be clear.

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