Jonny McGovern is Gay AF

JM: There’s never been a better time to be gay AF!

JM: Yes, it’s great. I think apps like TikTok have helped make this possible. They take a lot of the gatekeeping away. It’s no longer some straight person telling you what you can and cannot talk about. The audience can decide what they find funny, and when something or someone gets a big reaction from a digital audience, comedy clubs and the industry take notice.

JM: I may have tried to hide it in my younger years, but when I stopped trying to be what society told me was proper and fully expressed my true self, I began to make a name for myself.

JM: I started podcasting in 2006, and my podcast audience is my most devoted audience. I have people who have been riding with me for almost twenty years, and that’s special.

JM: We were the first gay show to crack the top 10 iTunes podcasts.

JM: Spiritually, they are both from the same place.. Format-wise, they are different. Gay Pimpin’ was a snapshot of my life at the time, with a very large group of friends on the mic with me. Gay AF is more intimate. It’s created to be like you, as the listener, are sitting down with me one on one to gossip, throw shade, kiki about which OnlyFans accounts are good and which are not worth our coins. We break down the day’s stories and deep dive into DL gay celebrity scandals and blind items.

JM: I keep a list of everything that I see that stands out as “of homosexual interest” on social media, in magazines, movies, TV, and music. From diva rap battles like Nicki vs. Megan to the gay couple airport meltdown to Diddy’s alleged gay sex parties, no topic is off limits!

JM: I worked in nightlife while recording The Gay Pimpin’ shows and spent a lot of time with drag queens and ballroom legends. It was a natural evolution to make Hey Qween! a place where queens share their journeys.

JM: This season, we have access to the world’s top queens like never before! We are the first sit-down TV interview for the eliminated queens of season 16 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, so we get the tea piping hot! Not only do I have some of Drag Race’s Emmy-winning producers working with me on the show, but we’re also able to get call-ins from Drag Race legends and regularly feature actual iconic props from the season. The girls’ elimination airs on Friday, and Hey Qween comes out on Monday afternoons at 3:30 PM on WOWPresentsPlus! There’s so much Drag Race conversation; it feels great to be in the eye of the storm and on the mothership of WOW.

JM: It’s bittersweet to finally get to this place where we had always dreamed of traveling together and not having Lady Red beside me. She’s with me in spirit, and I keep a candle with her picture on it next to me on the desk, so she’s always represented. I miss her, and I know she’s up in heaven cheering me on.

JM: Paris is Burning, and all of the people in that movie are extremely inspira-tional to me. I hope they will love it and be huge TikTok stars, especially Dorian Corey, who I quote to this day! I would’ve loved to have seen all those divas as judges on Legendary.

JM: We want the tea, but I never want to ask anything that will make anyone feel or look bad. These queens are our homegrown stars, and we aim to celebrate them.

JM: If you shoot an arrow and it goes real high, hooray for you.

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