If you’re an avid fan of Netflix’s Queer Eye, you’ll know who Jonathan Van Ness is. The celebrity hairdresser is responsible for the “grooming” segment in the acclaimed reboot makeover show and has since become a fan-favorite.
The star is also known for his trailblazing freedom of expression, which is often portrayed through his fashion choices, where he proves that clothing truly has no gender. In fact, speaking with Out magazine, Van Ness recently revealed that his complex gender expression runs a little deeper than simply wearing a skirt every now and again and that he identifies as gender non-conforming.
But, now, the star has been breaking down stigmas beyond gender, as he revealed he is HIV positive.
In his memoir, the star also spoke candidly about his previous struggle with drug addiction as well as his experience with sexual assault.
Keep scrolling to find out more about his diagnosis and how he’s used it to “liberate” himself. It’s such an important story…
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We think it’s utterly amazing that the star has bravely opened up about his diagnosis.
Van Ness’s upcoming memoir, Over the Top, is released on September 24.