Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2022-08-31
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor

  NIGHTSPOTS

FINDING HIS KNIT
2010-08-04

This article shared 2510 times since Wed Aug 4, 2010
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


Michael Drummond takes on the new bigger, better eighth season of Project Runway as a contestant and king of knitting!

Nightspots Magazine: Hi, Michael. You and your fellow gay A.J. Thouvenot on the show are both from St. Louis, correct?

Michael Drummond: Did you just say, "My fellow gay?" WERK! Yes, we both wound up on the show!

NM: Is that a big design area, Missouri?

MD: No, there is not really a big design school in my hometown. A.J. went to Lindenwood University. But there is a really nurturing underground design community here. I knew A.J. before this experience.

NM: Oh, you already knew him before the show? Was that weird? Did you get along with Peach from Chicago?

MD: No, it wasn't weird at all. I was actually proud of St. Louis because usually the designers are from LA or New York, never from a little Midwest town. I like A.J. He's a really sweet guy. I got along great with Peach, too.

NM: What led you audition for the show?

MD: I didn't want to audition for the show. I saw online that they were casting. I thought it might not be the best idea for me because I consider myself an independent designer. I was nervous about being edited in a way that wouldn't fair well for me. But like many designers I am poor and tired of that. I thought I could do a really good job on the show. I changed my mind and wanted the exposure.

NM: How did you afford the knitting machine that I saw on the preview?

MD: That's an awesome question. I didn't. Someone gave it to me. This woman called me and offered to give it to me from her garage. She wouldn't even take money for her favorite charity. It was a miracle.

NM: I just talked to Tim Gunn yesterday. He seems like the most polite person ever.

MD: He is! He was so great to meet and surpassed my expectations about who he might be. He is a really classy man.

NM: After watching the first episode, it seems like the judges are harsher this time around.

MD: I had only seen two episodes of the show before but Project Runway is one of the smarter shows on TV. I don't have a television so I don't watch and don't know. But I will say from being on the runway that they are very intense. I had to up the ante.

NM: Yes, no more Miss Nice Garcia. They had more contestants so let's weed them out!

MD: [ laughs ] They were over it and brutal! It makes for good TV.

NM: What are your goals after the show ends?

MD: I am certainly going to toss my portfolio to a few more places than I would normally send it to. I am going to continue my work in my own line. I am probably going to change it from Exquisite Corpse to my own name.

I am going to ride this little wave of fame until I get as much work as I can out of it!

Give a drum roll for Drummond as he makes it work on Project Runway on the Lifetime Channel. Visit mylifetime.com for details.


This article shared 2510 times since Wed Aug 4, 2010
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Fire FC falls to CF Montreal; Cubs and White Sox win 2022-09-14
- On Sept. 13, the Chicago Fire FC (9-14-8) fell 3-2 to CF Montreal (17-9-5) at Stade Saputo. Chicago's three-game unbeaten run (1-0-2) was snapped. Designated player Xherdan Shaqiri converted two penalty kicks on the night, but ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Gay judge, brewery threatened, Victory Fund, AIDS Quilt 2022-08-28
- New York's highest court has designated Associate Judge Anthony Cannataro to serve as acting chief judge after Janet DiFiore steps down, Gay City News reported. Cannataro, the former administrative judge of New York City's civil court, ...


Gay News

Skaters from Chicago BIPOC queer collective froSkate release Nike SB shoe 2022-08-17
- Members of froSkate—an organization dedicated to creating safe spaces for BIPOC queer skateboarders—recently became the first Black women to design a colorful sneaker with Nike SB, and the shoe was recently released. Two of froSkate's le ...


Gay News

ACTIVITIES Architectural Artifacts brings the goods to new Chicago location 2022-07-15
- Following its 35-year legacy as one of the nation's top destinations for globally sourced design and architectural statement pieces, Architectural Artifacts, Inc. (AAI) has reimagined a 35,000-square-foot Mid Century-style school ...


Gay News

Out at CHM's 'Dancing for Life' to take place June 23 2022-06-10
- The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., is continuing its Out at CHM series with "Dancing for Life: Moving through HIV/AIDS" on Thursday, June 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. In honor of Chicago designating 2022 as the ...


Gay News

HIV/AIDS activist Rae Lewis-Thornton on her new memoir, 'Unprotected' 2022-05-18
- Emmy-winning HIV/AIDS activist, author, minister, political organizer, motivational speaker, life coach, jewelry designer and social media figure Rae Clara Lewis-Thornton's recently released book, Unprotected: A Memoir, is already a pre-release ...


Gay News

Gov. Pritzker signs legislation addressing rise in organized retail thefts 2022-05-13
-- From a press release - CHICAGO — On May 13, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker joined Attorney General Kwame Raoul, lawmakers, advocates and law-enforcement officials to sign legislation designed to combat a nationwide rise in coordinated retail thefts. "This new law represents ...


Gay News

Brittney Griner gets new designation; Black LGBTQ+ group responds 2022-05-03
- The United States is now saying lesbian WNBA player Brittney Griner is wrongfully detained in Russia, NPR reported. The shift in language indicates the United States will work more aggressively to secure her release. The State ...


Gay News

LGBTQ Catholic resource Outreach launches 2022-05-02
- Outreach—a new website designed to help LGBTQ Catholics, their families and friends, and those who minister to them in the church—has launched. Outreach will publish news stories and essays from around the world; offer a resource ...


Gay News

COVID Latest travel update: 9.7% of country at 'Medium' or 'High' level 2022-04-30
- In the CDC's weekly update of COVID-19 Community Levels released April 29, 9.7 percent—or 314—of the 3,220 counties in the United States and Puerto Rico are now designated at a "Medium" or "High" COVID-19 level. That ...


Gay News

Designs for Dignity gala on May 19 2022-04-19
- Designs for Dignity's annual fundraising gala, "Spirit of Design," will take place Thursday, May 19, 6-10 p.m., and will celebrate more than 20 years of impact on Chicago's nonprofit community. The event will take place at ...


Gay News

POLITICS Gay media owner to run for Chicago mayor 2022-04-06
- Dennis J. "DJ" Doran—the openly gay owner of the LGBTQ+-focused Aequalitas Media—is planning a run for Chicago mayor. Doran, a Lake View resident, has acknowledged he is an outsider—but he also believes that designation is an ...


Gay News

Lynching now a federal hate crime 2022-03-30
- After multiple failed attempts that spanned more than a century, there is now a federal law that designates lynching as a hate crime, NPR reported. In a March 29 ceremony at the White House, President Joe Biden signed ...


Gay News

Lightfoot, CPD and CTA officials announce new safety measures 2022-03-09
-- From a press release - CHICAGO Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval Carter Jr. announced new measures designed to improve public safety and ...


Gay News

Chicago historian 'invites the audience to the party' that is queer history 2022-02-28
- The book Voices in Isolation: 4 Queer Plays at a Social Distance is a collection of stories about the LGBTQ+ community designed to preserve "fading memories" of queer history and experiences by "inviting the audience to ...


 



Copyright © 2022 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor


 

Sponsor


Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam     
Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.