After Jonathan Van Ness revealed he was HIV-positive in an interview with the New York Times, his 1
Jonathan Van Ness shared that he lives with HIV in his memoir "Over the Top"
Van Ness's memoir is released September 24, 2019. Before the release of the memoir Van Ness was interviewed by The New York Times Ness shared how anxiously he shared certain details of his life that the public did not know.
"It's hard for me to be as open as I want to be when there are some things I haven't shared publicly," he said.
Although Van Ness felt worried, he still felt it was important for him to share his diagnosis.
"When Queer Eye came out, it was really difficult, because I was like, 'Do I want to talk about my condition? And then I was like, "The Trump administration has done everything possible to have the stigmatization of L.G.B.T. the community is thriving around me, "he said in an interview. "I feel the need to talk about it."
Some members of the Queer Eye cast shared their support for Jonathan Van Ness
Prior to his memo, Van Ness posted on Instagram that he felt "relieved" about being able to fully shares his story.
“Being able to write my book and share my story with you is the most important opportunity I have ever had. The first article on the book came out today from @nytimes & I'm relieved to be able to talk completely about the things that shape my experience in life. The book talks about some extremely difficult moments, but it is also filled with my humor, joy, and voice, and I can't wait to share it fully with you. Thanks so much for your support so far, it means the world …, "he writes in the post.
After Van Ness posted to Instagram, some cast members of Queer Eye commented.
Antoni Porovski writes: "I love to be proud of you."
"I love you, boy. We are so proud of you, ”commented Bobby Burke .
Tan France writes, "LOVE YOU, Jackie."
Other celebrities also share their love and support
Van Ness & # 39; Queer Eye cast members are not the only celebrities who share their support, After the New York article came out The Times' social media flooded with good-natured reports about Van Ness.
"LIES AND PRESENTED @jvn! Thank you for your vulnerability. Standing with reverence. Inspired, “Wilson Cruz tweets .
Brene Brown tweeted "Dear @jvn – you make the world a bolder, nicer and more magnificent place."
Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon comments on Van Ness's Instagram post, … also, an amazing article. So much love for you. "