LGBT Radio :: Ross Mathews, Nelson Branco, Jay Katz

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If you missed the original broadcast on SiriusXM Canada Talks CH 167 of The Shaun Proulx Show, hear it here. In this episode GGN’s publisher welcomes television personality Ross Mathews. Endearing and witty, undeniably funny and one of the hardest working people in show business, Matthews has won the hearts of millions of Americans since his television debut, as a correspondent for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” And now, over twelve years later, Matthews is nominated for a People’s Choice Award for his own talk show, “Hello Ross!” In addition to hosting his own talk show, Mathews is also a best-selling author! He released his first book, Man Up: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence on May 7, 2013.

NBC’s longest running daytime drama, Days of Our Lives, made television history by airing the first same-sex wedding between two men in soap opera history. In a storyline that aired over three consecutive episodes, Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis tied the knot. Their romance and the culminating engagement earlier this year has been among soap’s most popular storylines. Nelson Branco, a TV producer for SUN News Network, contributor to Hello! Canada, and publisher of UNCENSORED! talks about how far soap operas have come.

Jay Katz sits on the board of the LGBT Giving Network, which helps to secure long-term financial support to LGBT communities in Canada. He talks with Shaun on how we need to be bigger givers and bigger appreciators. The network helps to build stronger communities by professional development and fundraising by basically giving back. In the gay community we tend to be takers and ask “what can you do for me?” As we get older, we have a better understanding of why it is important to give back what you take out. Katz emphasizes we need to take a stand on giving.

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