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CHARACTER VS. REAL LIFE:
Degrassi: The Next Generation’s Adamo Ruggiero Talks To Out Impact About His Gay Character and How It Impacted His Own Coming Out
July 24, 2008 (New York, NY)— Out Impact, the popular website for gay men and women, recently spoke to Adamo Ruggiero, who plays Marco on Degrassi: The Next Generation, a Canadian-produced series seen in the U.S. on The N Network. Ruggiero talked about his coming out in the media in the past year and how it’s similar to the gay character he plays on the show.
The interview, conducted by Out Impact’s Bambi Weavil prior to Pride in Toronto in June, touches on several issues related to coming out and being in the public eye. Among the items the interview touches on are:
· How his parents dealt with his coming out
· How his own coming out compares with that of his on-screen character
· The media reaction to Ruggiero’s coming out
· His advice to teens about the coming-out process
· Gay life in Canada
The complete interview can be read at www.outimpact.com/activism/adamo-ruggiero-to-educate-enlighten-and-share/
About Out Impact
Out Impact was established in May 2007 and is growing to become a leading gay omnimedia company for both gay men and women with a strong focus on making a positive impact within the gay community. Out Impact reminds everyone to support nonprofit causes in their daily lives and to make their own impact.
Out Impact regularly features entertainment interviews and stories with upcoming and current entertainers of all genres, people who are making a difference, and much more. It also creates national events which partially benefit various non-profits emphasizing having a good time for a good cause.
It attracts a hip audience of gay and gay-friendly men and women, driven to make a positive difference, to always give back, to live life to the fullest and to have fun. In December 2007, Out Impact launched its “Empower All People” AIDS Awareness Campaign. For more information on Out Impact and “Empower All People,” go to http://www.outimpact.com.
Interviews with Bambi Weavil are available upon request at 212-675-4690 or Stephen@SASiPublicRelations.com.