Sure, plenty of people have criticized #RichKids of Beverly Hills for the lavish lifestyles of its ridiculously wealthy cast members. But stop sippin’ on all that hater-ade for just a moment and let’s give this show a second look. The new E! series actually features one of the most diverse casts on reality TV including Jonny Drubel, a 25-year-old aspiring singer and songwriter who is openly gay.
Jonny has joined forces with #ComingOutMatters, a new social media campaign from Students Moving America. The campaign’s goal is to provide hope and support for closeted LGBT individuals by sharing coming out stories that will empower those still in the closet to embrace who they are.
Wetpaint Entertainment recently spoke with Jonny about his life filming #RichKids, and now the witty reality star tells us why he’s so excited to speak out for this particular cause.
“#ComingOutMatters is doing something that has never been done before and I'm so honored to be doing this with Students Moving America,” Jonny tells Wetpaint exclusively. “Coming out is a difficult life milestone that is different for everyone, so we're creating a safe online space for people to turn to that are struggling with their own coming out process.”
But #ComingOutMatters features more than coming out stories. “We've also been very lucky to have received so many videos from straight allies who are telling their own story of a loved one coming out them, as well as why they believe it is important to come out,” he continues. “It's very inspiring and we hope to reach as many people as possible.”
Congrats to Jonny on getting so involved with such an important cause!