Matt Farber, who founded the gay-themed cable channel Logo, is taking his queer know-to the Web: Farber, along with with former Logo vice president Brian Tolleson, is launching Gwist, a YouTube channel aimed at the LGBT community.
Gwist (short for “gay with a twist”) is expected to launch on January 14 with 10 existing and new programs, including:
• The Randy Rainbow Show: Already a YouTube personality, Rainbow will bring his humorous news and commentary show into the Gwist fold.
• The Untitled Spousal Equivalent Game: Comedian Judy Gold hosts this anti-Newlywed Game that proves no orientation has a monopoly on marital dysfunction.
• Gwissues with Howard Bragman: A panel discussion about a topic the LGBT community is talking about hosted by the publicist and television pundit.
• So Wrong!: The Verbal Voguing star picks apart pop-culture icons.
• Steam Room Stories: Humorous and uninhibited conversations between guys in the sauna.
“An online video network is a natural next step in the evolution of gay media and entertainment,” Farber told The Hollywood Reporter “The social media, on demand and universal distribution aspects of online and mobile video are perfectly suited for niche programming. With broadcast and cable networks becoming more homogenous in order to reach the broadest audience, and online video consumption reaching critical mass, the time feels right for Gwist.”
Below, check out a classic Randy Rainbow clip.