I have an unverified report claiming this wednesday Dr. Phil is to tape a show tentatively called “Hope to Heal Your Gay Teen?” GLAAD wishes to pack the audience with supporters. If you are in Southern California and would like to be one of those supportive audience members click below for more info.
XGW reader Christine informed me that Justin, the Executive Director of GayChristian.Net will be appearing in the broadcast.
Update: Damon Romine, Entertainment Media Director at GLAAD, emailed me denying they have issued any press releases on the taping.
This Wednesday, 10/5, the Dr. Phil show will be taping an episode tentatively called “Hope to Heal Your Gay Teen?” Obviously the subject matter could be problematic, and GLAAD is currently working with them on how they approach the material.
They have offered to fill the audience with GLAAD supporters and allies. If you are able to attend, that would be great. They are holding “special guest” seats for those who are on the list and say they are calling because of GLAAD (otherwise you’ll find yourself waiting in a space available line of people who they scoop up on Hollywood Blvd.).
Also, please forward this to your friends to get as many LGBT supporters in the audience as possible.
To attend the show, call Dr. Phil’s audience wrangler, Tomiko, at 323.956.3426. You + 4 guests may attend, but you have to provide all names when you call. TELL TOMIKO YOU ARE CALLING BECAUSE OF GLAAD. DEADLINE TO CALL IS 8pm ON TUESDAY.
You must arrive no later than 8:00 am Wednesday. Expect to stay until noon.
Taping is at Paramount Studios:
860 North Gower Street
Hollywood, CA 90038
Park in the parking structure across the street.
Go through the audience entrance, which is underneath a giant blue whale painting.
You must wear business attire and dress in dark solid colors.
Thank you and we hope to see you all there!
Leadership Council Officer