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See the “Queer as Folk” Cast Reunite for the First Time in 13 Years

Cue the pulse to begin!

The boys of Babylon are back.

The cast of Queer as Folk reunited for Entertainment Weekly’s annual LGBTQ Pride issue, and it was the first time the cast had been together since the show’s finale 13 years ago.

During the photo shoot, the cast and creators talked about the impact the series has had since it left the air, and how the stories still resonate for people today, like those who survived the Pulse nightclub attack.

“Two of the survivors of the Pulse attack came up to me and said, ‘We just wanna thank you all for having done that story line about Babylon [nightclub getting bombed.]’” said Robert Gant, who played Ben. “They were just very teary, and I feel that there are so many aspects that have stayed current.”

Some of the cast reunited in 2015 for a 10th anniversary panel at the Austin Television Festival, but this is the first time that the entire cast, including executive producers Daniel Lipman and Ron Cowen sat down together to talk about the series and the effect it is still having today.

“You can see a lot of seeds, I think, in a lot of the movements in society going forward,” said Hal Sparks, who played Michael. “Not to put too fine a point on it, but I think some of those came directly from this show’s existence.”

Until the inevitable revival, check out reunion photos of the cast, and a video with the actors, below.
 

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