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Happy 58th Birthday to Tim Gunn!, I didn’t think it was very cool of Tim Gunn to go after Hillary Clinton’s fashion choices but I still want to wish him a happy 58th birthday.

He may not be getting a birthday card from the Secretary of State this year but Tim scored major points with me and a lot of others last year when he bravely opened up about his suicide attempt as a teenager in a video for Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project.

He said in the video aimed at LGBT teens:

“As a 17-year-old youth who was in quite a bit of despair, I attempted to kill myself and I’m very happy today that that attempt was unsuccessful but at the time it’s all that I could contemplate. … I woke up the morning after taking over a hundred pills and I was in a whole other level of despair. I thought, ‘I shouldn’t be here. This isn’t what was meant to be.’ I frankly just wanted to start life all over again.”

“I understand the desperation, I understand the despair, and I understand how isolated you feel.”

Here is the video and here’s hoping Tim has a wonderful birthday:

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  1. August 1st, 2011 at 7:48 am
    ND Mitchell says:

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