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Danny Roberts & Wes

Danny Roberts (born July 19, 1977; Rockmart, Georgia) is best known for appearing on The Real World: New Orleans in 2000 and has currently a role in "DTLA" (with Darryl Stephens). Roberts first met his partner Wes in college at the University of Georgia. They were both closeted, so their brief affair was hush-hush. “Fast forward 10 years and I’m living in New York City and out with friends for my birthday,” Danny tells AfterElton.com. “Guess who approaches me and asks if I remember him? Yep, there’s Wes. My reply was, ‘Of course, you’re the sexy Puerto Rican from college!’ So we started dating casually, but eventually I had to move to Atlanta for a job. The decision was made for Wes to join me so we’ve been living together since. I guess you can call it all fate!” The couple has been together – “in some fashion on another,” Danny says – since 2007.

“We’re both getting used to living in the South,” Danny says. “It’s a real first for Wes and practically new for me after being away for ten years. It’s culture shock at its best! We both have a similar temperament and world-view so it’s a good match. I would say our number one love that we both enjoy more than anything is travel. We soon leave for Central America to see the Mayan ruins, which is a life-long dream of mine.”


Danny Roberts is best known for appearing on The Real World: New Orleans in 2000 and has currently a role in "DTLA". Roberts first met his partner Wes in college at the University of Georgia. They were both closeted, so their brief affair was hush-hush. "Fast forward 10 years and I’m living in New York City and out with friends for my birthday. Guess who approaches me and asks if I remember him? Yep, there’s Wes. My reply was, ‘Of course, you’re the sexy Puerto Rican from college!’"

Are there kids in the couple’s future? “He’s very anxious to start a family,” Danny says, “but I just want a dog! You have to start somewhere, right?”

Prior to beginning the The Real World, he had recently begun a relationship with Paul Dill, a US Army captain stationed in Vicenza, Italy. Because of the U.S. Military "Don't ask, don't tell" policy toward homosexuals, Paul's face was obscured on TV and much national attention was brought to the issue. In early 2004 MTV aired a special where Paul (then out of the military) revealed his face for the first time and the policy and its effects were discussed. In November 2006, Roberts announced in The Advocate magazine that he and Dill had split up because Dill was sleeping with a cop in Seattle as well as many other men. Dill is now a secretary in Seattle.

Roberts made a few post-Real World appearances on television such as Dawson's Creek, and hosted the DVD collection of gay-themed short films, Boy's Briefs.

Roberts now speaks at schools across the country on diversity in sexuality, coming out and the military's "Don't ask, Don't tell" policy. After spending 10 years in New York and Seattle, Roberts returned to Atlanta, Georgia, where he works in publishing.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Roberts_(The_Real_World)

Further Readings:

Documenting Gay Men: Identity and Performance in Reality Television and Documentary Film by Christopher Pullen
Paperback: 273 pages
Publisher: McFarland (January 9, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786428074
ISBN-13: 978-0786428076
Amazon: Documenting Gay Men: Identity and Performance in Reality Television and Documentary Film

This book charts an evolution in gay identity within American reality television and documentary film. Through focusing on the performative potential of gay men, it examines the emergence of the independent gay citizen as a bold new voice rejecting subjugation within the media. Through examining productions as diverse as An American Family, Tongues United, Silverlake Life, The Real World, Paternal Instinct, Trembling Before G-D, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and many others, this book explores how gay people as teens, devoted couples, parents, inspiring individuals and influential producers have contributed to the progression of gay identity in domestic arenas. These portrayals are played out while discussing AIDS, race, religion, the development of same-sex family forms, the issues of procreation and gay marriage and the changing views of gay men as both creative producers and responsible social agents. In these forms of entertainment, gay social actors as political agents challenge dominant ideas, and invent new social worlds.

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