the cast of queer as folk then and now its been nearly 14 years since showtime premiered the then groundbreaking series about the lives of gay men in pittsburgh. On the us version of queer as folk, the actors who have publicly announced that htey are gay are randy harrison (justin taylor) peter paige (emmett honeycutt) robert gant (ben bruckner). Queer as folk (tv series 20002005) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. From 2000 to 2005, queer as folk was americas first tv series to exclusively focus on the lives and loves of gay and lesbian characters. (michelle clunie, 48) tackling a panorama of issues relating to gay life at the dawn of the new millennium. The series, following the lives of three gay men living in manchester launched back in 1999. the cast of queer as folk eunited for the first time in 13 years for a shoot for entertainment weekly, and reminisced about their experiences shooting the five-season series, which premiered in. Brian fund-raises for the gay center emmett and drew continue their affair sam is ready to fight for lindsay ben and michael have suspicions about hunter. queer as folk- which actors straight and which gay? Believe it or not, i am watching it on rerun on logo for the first time and love it. But i have been told that some of the actors are straight while others are gay. Does anyone know (outside of sharon gless) which of the main characters were played by straight actors and which by gay and if you. It is rare for actors to associate with gay youth, but then, he showed up to his gore movie opening (repo) this fall, with a female dentist he told everyone he was dating.