Andy Cohen, the host of cabler Bravo's
Watch What Happens Live, says the “lisping, flamboyant
queen” gay stereotype drives him nuts.
an interview with alternative weekly New Times Miami, the
42-year-old, openly gay Cohen shuned the stereotype as outmoded.
“I think the lisping, flamboyant
queen thing is over played and it's just lame at this point,” he
told the paper. “I think now there's so many gay people who are
parents, spouses, and who have real committed long-term relationships
that the idea that everyone's in a boa dancing on a bar is, you know,
Cohen added that “I would embrace
[the gay stereotype] that we're fun and I think we find the humor in
With regard to politics, Cohen said gay
marriage is about incremental steps.
“I think Obama made a big statement
with DOMA [the Defense of Marriage Act]. I think that this gay
marriage issue is about baby steps and I think the country's coming
around and it was courageous of Obama to come out and say we're not
going to stand behind fighting this DOMA thing anymore. I was really
happy about that. I think slowly this thing is going to happen and
you need to slowly gather momentum and get the American public behind