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Donald gets around. At least, he used to. Born in Iceland because of his dad’s Air Force job, from there he spent much of his life bouncing around — California, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Virginia …. ”I didn’t like being the new kid growing up, but I like meeting new people. I can adjust easily, but at the same time I want to settle down.” And at 21 he has, living in Bethesda with his fiancé, and his surrogate parents – his lesbian aunts – living nearby. That’s not to say Donald and the beau are entirely settled. ”My fiancé and I both dance at Omega on Wednesdays,” he says.
What’s on your nightstand?
Lube, alarm clock, candles and a remote.
What’s in your nightstand drawer?
Underwear and porn.
Magazines or DVDs?
DVDs, all sorts.
What are your television favorites?
We don’t watch a lot of TV. Just movies.
Yeah, I’ve heard about your nightstand. Where do you get mainstream movies?
Netflix. My personal favorites are musicals.
Do you have a favorite musical?
What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
What superhero would you be?
Superman, for the strength.
Who’s your greatest influence?
My aunts. They’ve helped a lot. They’ve been the ones who’ve been there for the past 21 years.
What’s your greatest fear?
Haunted houses, the set-up ones. I’ve been carried out of a haunted house by my sister. I couldn’t keep my head up.
Pick three people, living or dead, who you think would make the most fascinating dinner guests imaginable.
My mother — I miss her dearly. David Archuleta, and my fiancé.
What would you serve?
A very nice lamb roast with potatoes. A nice bottle of wine. Vegetables.
How would you describe your dream guy?
Somebody smart, good-looking, treats me nice and will always be there for me.
How do you define ”good-looking”?
Slim to average body. A little built. Short hair. Not too tall, not too short.
Define good in bed.
A roller coaster. Exciting, thrilling, high-adrenaline.
Who should star in a movie about your life?
Randy Harrison, who played Justin on Queer as Folk.
Who was your first celebrity crush?
Who gets on your nerves?
My sister. She can be a little over-dramatic at times.
If your home was burning, what’s the first thing you’d grab while leaving?
My pets. A dog, Romeo. And two guinea pigs, Blondie and Curt.
What’s your biggest turn-on?
What’s your biggest turn-off?
What’s something you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t yet tried?
Boxers, briefs or other?
Other. A combination of everything.
Who’s your favorite musical artist?
What’s your favorite website?
Shawsart.com. Second is Facebook.
What’s the most unusual place you’ve had sex?
In a movie theater.
Do you remember what was showing?
Tower Heist. We saw the majority of it.
What position do you play in the big baseball game of life?
Pitcher and catcher.
What’s your favorite retail store?
Target. Even though I worked for them and the company is shit, the stores are great.
“Company is shit,” meaning the politics?
What’s the most you’ll spend on a haircut?
What about on shoes?
What’s your favorite food to splurge with?
Ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s Half-Baked.
What’s your favorite season?
Summer. It’s my birthday. And I can deal with the heat a lot more than cold.
What kind of animal would you be?
A lion, it’s fierce.
What kind of plant would you be?
A rose. It was my mother’s favorite flower.
What kind of car would you be?
Subaru Outback. That the next car I’m getting.
What are you most grateful for?
What’s something you want more of?
State your life philosophy in 10 words or less.
I am who I am. If you don’t like it, fuck off.