Scott Lowell (Ted Schmidt) organised a 20th anniversary online reunion for the US version of Queer as Folk in support of CenterLink — the Community of LGBTQ+ Centers. CenterLink works to assist new LGBTQ+ centers and strengthen existing ones around the world, including in Canada, the USA, China, and Australia. Lowell hosted the entire four-and-a-half hour reunion special with support from Peter Paige (Emmett Honeycutt).
Other cast members who appeared to reminise about the landmark series included:
- Hal Sparks (Michael Novotny)
- Robert Gant (Ben Bruckner)
- Harris Allan (James 'Hunter' Montgomery)
- Michelle Clunie (Melanie Marcus)
- Sharon Gless (Debbie Novotny)
- Randy Harrison (Justin Taylor)
- Jack Wetherall (Vic Grassi)
- Fab Filippo (Ethan Gold)
- Makyla Smith (Daphne Chanders)
- Sherry Miller (Jennifer Taylor)
- Peter MacNeill (Carl Horvath)
- Rosie O'Donnell (Loretta Pye)
- and many others…
In the end, they raised over $20,000 from the broadcast alone for CenterLink and there are currently a number of special items connected to the show being auctioned on CenterLink's site. A second auction will go up on Monday and will include items that cast and crew spontanesouly decided to donate during the reunion (including a bunch of Debbie's t-shirts!). Donations are still being accepted here.
I loved every single moment of this entire reunion and made sure I donated. Also, Randy Harrison hasn't aged a day and still looks incredibly gorgeous (plus, he was fantastic in Cabaret a few years back)! For anyone else who watched the reunion, what were some of your favourite moments? And what were some of your favourite moments from the series itself?