‘Queer As Folk’ reunion planned during ATX Television Festival

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A scene from 'Queer As Folk' featuring stars Gale Harold and Hal Sparks. Harold plans to attend the show’s 10-year reunion during the ATX Television Festival.
A scene from 'Queer As Folk' featuring stars Gale Harold and Hal Sparks. Harold plans to attend the show’s 10-year reunion during the ATX Television Festival.

A scene from ‘Queer As Folk’ featuring stars Gale Harold and Hal Sparks. Harold plans to attend the show’s 10-year reunion during the ATX Television Festival.

The cast of Showtime’s “Queer As Folk” will reunite at this year’s ATX Television Festival.

The 10-year reunion, announced Tuesday, joins other previously announced programming planned for the festival’s fourth year, including a “Gilmore Girls” reunion.

“We’re extremely proud to bring ‘Queer As Folk’ to the festival this year,” ATX Television Festival co-founders Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson said in a joint statement. “We strive for diverse and revolutionary programming, and this groundbreaking series changed the game for cable television in 2000, marking a high point not only for the LGBT community, but for socially important storytelling.”

The show, which ran from 2000 to 2005, was a drama focused on a group of gay friends.

“Queer As Folk” alums who’ve committed to attend the reunion include creators Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, as well as actors Gale Harold, Peter Paige, Robert Gant, Scott Lowell, Michelle Clunie and Thea Gill.

“We are delighted that ATX Television Festival has chosen to honor ‘Queer As Folk’ and that we have the opportunity to be reunited with our remarkable cast,” Lipman and Cowen said. “Writing and producing a groundbreaking and often controversial show like ‘Queer As Folk’ was challenging, but also a rewarding and transformative experience for all of us. We look forward to sharing to our stories and memories.”

This year’s ATX Television Festival will be June 4-7 at various venues in and near downtown Austin. Badges are on sale now for $225 at atxfestival.com.


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