Glen North on Camp Getaway & Significance of Bravo for Queer Culture

Glen North spills tea on Camp Getaway, upcoming pride projects, and the significance of Bravo for Queer culture

Ollie Drennan

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: May 22nd, 2020 10:00pm pst

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ABTV Loves #GayTwitter: Glen North

This week on AfterBuzz’s #GayTwitter, the panel was joined by Camp Getaway’s counselor with the most glitter, Glen North, to spill tea on the newest addition to the Bravo Network and opened up on his personal experience on the show.

“I know for me, this summer was about connecting with these people. It follows eight camp counselors at adult camp and by the end of summer, these people were some of my best friends. I am so close to some of them, I trust them with my life. We shared an experience that a lot of people don’t go through.”

Due to so many people currently being isolated from their loved ones, Glen brought light to what fans can take away from the show.

“You guys as an audience get to watch us become best friends and in a time where we are so desperate to feel connection and we feel so isolated in our own homes, I think it’s going to be really exciting to watch us connect. It’s sometimes messy, it’s like family. ‘It’s not always sunshine, smores, and smiles’, as David says, but by the end, we’re going to have best friends out of it and I think it’s going to be really exciting.” 

With Pride month just around the corner and no festivals this year, this didn’t stop Glen from planning his own projects and collaborations to celebrate. 

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It was recently announced that the Pride March in Nyc will be cancelled this year due to concerns with Covid-19. I’m incredibly disappointed, Pride is my favorite time of the year, but I understand the reasoning and know that we have to make sacrifices to keep ourselves and our community safe. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 The Pride March commemorates the riots against police brutality at the Stonewall Inn. It was a moment when members of our community stood up against discrimination. That act of defiance launched a movement that has brought us to the rights that we enjoy to this day. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 Pride may be cancelled but the spirit never will be. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 We keep the spirit alive each and every day through our actions to support our community; -Sharing stories of trans and POC members of our community who are often disenfranchised -Voting for representatives who stand with our community -Supporting queer artists, performers, and nightlife workers who are out of work due to the crisis 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 Now more than ever we have to support each other. This Thursday there’s an event to support nyc nightlife workers who are out of work. Check @thestonewallinn’s page for more info! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 What are some other lgbt organizations we can support or ways we can support our community these days? Sending you guys lots of love today ❤️🏳️‍🌈❤️ #Pride #pride🌈 #findyourlight

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“I’ve been talking to Armit Kapai from Family Karma and I connected with Josiah from Below Deck. We’re actually working on something. I want to do sort of a Bravo roundtable during Pride. We’ll talk about what it’s like to be a queer person on a Bravo show, what our experiences have been like talking with the fans. I want to hear what their reactions to their fans are, especially Armit, his show is so important representation-wise.”

Speaking of Pride, the discussion with Glen couldn’t end without asking why the queer community is so drawn to a network like Bravo.

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Tonight’s the night! Camp Getaway’s lgbt weekend! Without giving anything away, you can trust there’s going to be tons of fierce looks, tears, and of course, glitter ✨✨✨ I haven’t always felt so free to wear glitter. I used to be too concerned with it making me look to effeminate. Thankfully I’ve been lucky to have safe queer spaces where I felt free to experiment with different expressions and rather than getting torn down, I was celebrated! ✨✨✨ My favorite part about this weekend is that as soon as I arrived I felt the love. You walk in and breathe a sigh of relief because you can be your authentic self, no matter what that is. Everyone there is ready to embrace you and celebrate you for living authentically. Do you remember the first time you felt permission to live authentically?✨✨✨ I hope you guys enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed living it. Tonight at 10pm only on @bravotv! 📸: @curtisbrownphotography #campgetaway #bravo #findyourlight

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“I think the thing that draws queer people in, is we love strong women. We live for a strong woman. That’s why all of our pop stars are strong women. All of our mothers, we connected with them as kids. We would be nothing without the fruit flies that took us to prom. Our whole lives have been defined, almost guided by strong women, so I think Bravo does a really good job in highlighting strong women.”

You can follow Glen North on Twitter @glen_north and on Instagram @northgg. If you’re as big a fan of Glen’s as we are, please share this article. We at #GayTwitter would like to thank Glen again for joining us and can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next on Camp Getaway.

You can join in the discussion by catching #GayTwitter every Thursday at 5pm pst featuring its hosts Amir Yassai, Bryant Santos, and Ollie Drennan or check us out on Youtube or Apple podcasts. 

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Check out the full episode along with Glen North’s full interview here:

About The Author:

Ollie Drennan is a nerdy, quirky host who loves to talk all things LGBTQIA+. From spilling tea with drag queens, to geeking out on the latest anime news, Ollie Drennan always loves to provide his passionate queer insight on AfterBuzz TV.

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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