July 29, 2015


Happy birthday to Punkinhead's favorite gentleman, Tim Gunn.
Gunn was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He is the son of Nancy (née Comfort) and George William Gunn, an FBI agent during the administration of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Gunn was a champion swimmer throughout high school, and later attended the Corcoran College of Art and Design, receiving a BFA in sculpture.
Gunn, who is gay, was raised in an intensely homophobic household and viewed homosexuals as predators. According to a video Gunn created for the It Gets Better project, he attempted to commit suicide at the age of 17 by swallowing over 100 pills. He denied his sexual orientation until his early 20s, and did not share it with his family until he came out to his sister when he was 29.
Tim Gunn always makes Punkinhead smile a little bit brighter, so let's celebrate the 62nd birthday of the gay man my 20-something daughter wants to marry. (Anything's possible in America, right?)

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