More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Exclusive Video (Part 2): "Otalia" Live on in Venice - The Series
Last week, GLAAD’s Entertainment Media team brought you the first part of our conversation with Crystal Chappell and today we are excited to show you the conclusion. Diehard fans of Guiding Light will remember Crystal as one half of lesbian supercouple Olivia and Natalia, or “Otalia.”
Crystal is keeping the spirit of Otalia alive in her new web series, Venice – The Series, in which she plans to take storylines further than Otalia were ever allowed to go. Crystal plays Gina, a lesbian with a tumultuous love life, and Jessica Leccia, who played Natalia, will appear as Ani, Gina’s ex-girlfriend. The first episode is already available on the series’ website and episode 2 will premiere today. Fans can subscribe for $9.99 for the full season.
In the video below, Crystal discusses how Venice came into being as well as the overwhelming response she's received from fans. GLAAD applauds Crystal Chappell for taking matters into her own hands in order to give her devoted fans the honest portrayal of women in love they were craving.