“Where Did You Get The Courage To Come Out” Ask Queer Eye Guys – “You” Say Queer Teens

As part of the new season, the Fab 5 head to the Kansas City high school where cast member Jonathan Van Ness spent his teens to 'make better' his favorite teacher.  As a bonus for that episode, the guys sit down for a chat with the school's Gay/Straight Alliance for a candid conversation on subjects ranging from coming out, burgeoning self-awareness, bullying, and allies.
(images via Netflix)

In case you missed it, Netflix dropped Season 4 of the Emmy Award-winning series, Queer Eye.

As part of the new season, the Fab 5 head to the Kansas City high school where cast member Jonathan Van Ness spent his teens to ‘make better’ his favorite teacher.

As a bonus for that episode, the guys sit down for a chat with the school’s Gay/Straight Alliance for a candid conversation on subjects ranging from coming out, burgeoning self-awareness, bullying, and allies.

Van Ness openly shares that during his days at Quincy High School, “”I couldn’t walk in these halls – I got called the F word every ten steps I took.”

“At that time Gay-Straight Alliance was something I didn’t think would be literally allowed,” he added. “As someone who got so bullied and so tormented, you guys are light years ahead of where I thought the movement would be.”

I had a similar experience in high school growing up in Texas. As a gay man today, I’m not impressed by the support these kids get via a GSA, but how they have such confidence to deal with who they are at such a young age.

Karamo Brown asks the kids, “Where did you get the courage to come out?”

With no pause a student chimes in, “You,” pointing at the Fab 5.

“I was having a lot of anxiety and doubt, but then I discovered you guys, but you don’t seem to have much stress at all,” she continued.

Check out the 5-minute clip with Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski – and some really amazing kids – below.