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Advocate.com’s Brandon Voss recently chatted with Tabatha Coffey from Tabatha’s Salon Takeover on Bravo. As the network prepares to air the show’s second season finale on Tuesday, January 12, Tabatha snipped about stereotypical gay stylists, unsolicited sperm donors, and the Boystown salon that brought out her militant lesbian claws. Check it:
Advocate.com: In my favorite episode this season you visited Chicago Male, a men-only salon in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood, and called the staff “gay deer in headlights.”
Tabatha Coffey: Well, they were! [Laughs] But I feel I sucked the gay out of them when I went in there.
Advocate.com: Viewers got to see you interact briefly with children this season. Would you like kids of your own some day?
TC: Yeah, people thought it looked quite fabulous to see Tabatha walking around with a baby, so there are obviously people out there who want me barefoot and pregnant. Some men have even offered to donate sperm, which is lovely; however, it’s not my thing.
Advocate.com: Your sexuality was never addressed on Shear Genius, yet you were out in the press while promoting the show. Were those conscious decisions on your part?
TC: I always live truthfully. No, it didn’t come up on Shear Genius because it doesn’t pertain to the business or competitive situation. I didn’t need to walk around the competition every two seconds, going, “Look at me! I’m a lesbian!” And I never made a conscious decision to come out to the press because that’s just who I am. If people asked me a question, I’d just try to answer it honestly and to the best of my ability.