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*Featured in The New York Times* Get to know the LGBTQ community. From The Advocate Magazine, LGBTQ&A is a weekly interview podcast that gets beyond transition and coming out stories in order to get to know each person's defining moments, their accomplishments, and how they got to where they are today. Hosted and created by Jeffrey Masters.

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Fran Tirado: A Wink of Faggotry
2722
"Wait. Does God exist?" <strong>Fran Tirado</strong> talks about attending church three times a week growing up and how when he came out, it forced him to reckon with his entire belief system. He also talks about fighting <strong>historical</strong> <strong>gender norms</strong>, why people are so devoted to <strong>astrology</strong> and tarot, <strong>social anxiety</strong>, and queerness as "the great equalizer". <br><br>Join <strong>LGBTQ&amp;A </strong>and<strong> Food 4 Thot</strong> at the <a href="http://threekeysnola.com/events/big-queer-pod-fest/">Big Queer Pod Fest </a>in <strong>New Orleans</strong> on September 1st! <a href="http://threekeysnola.com/events/big-queer-pod-fest/">Click here</a> for more info. <br><br>Join GLAAD's<strong> #AmpYourVoice </strong>campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. <a href="https://www.glaad.org/ampyourvoice">Click here to take the pledge to vote</a>. <br><br><strong>Never miss an update! </strong>Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a> <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">Jeffrey Masters</a> and is part of <a href="https://www.advocate.com/"><em>The Advocate</em></a> Magazine.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 14, 2018
Shea Diamond: Fighting for the Airwaves
2689
<strong>Shea Diamond </strong>talks about the message behind her songs and the disbelief she still feels about working in the music industry.<strong> "I still think it's a joke," </strong>she says. "I don't feel like we're respected as human beings, so how can we be respected in our art." She describes what it was like to grow up queer and trans in the south, running away from home at 14, how being incarcerated for 10 years affects her still today, and why, despite the way people have always responded to her singing, she doesn't think her voice is special.<br><br>Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a> <br><br>Join GLAAD's <a href="https://www.glaad.org/ampyourvoice">#AmpYourVoice</a> campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. <a href="https://www.glaad.org/ampyourvoice">Click here</a> to take the pledge to vote. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">Jeffrey Masters</a> and is part of <a href="https://www.advocate.com/"><em>The Advocate</em></a> Magazine.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 07, 2018
Scott Turner Schofield: I Look Trans Because I Am Trans
2679
<strong>Scott Turner Schofield</strong> talks about why he's so angry about the treatment of trans people in Hollywood and how he hopes the conversation that resulted from <strong>Scarlett Johansson's</strong> casting as a trans man is<strong> the beginning of real change</strong>. He also discusses why trans women are so much more visible in society than trans men, how<strong> visibility can lead to more violence</strong>, and <a href="https://www.udemy.com/everybody-changes/?couponCode=SOT_STS10">Everybody Changes</a>, the e-course he developed for companies to help ensure the safety of trans people who use their bathrooms.<br><strong><br>Never miss an update! </strong>Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a> <br><br>Join GLAAD's <strong>#AmpYourVoice</strong> campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. <a href="https://www.glaad.org/ampyourvoice">Click here to take the pledge</a> to vote. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">Jeffrey Masters</a> and is part of <a href="https://www.advocate.com/"><em>The Advocate</em></a> Magazine.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 31, 2018
Guy Branum: Emotions Are Scary
3153
<strong>Guy Branum</strong> talks about the stories pop culture tells about fat people—<strong>they're lazy, they're dumb, they're cowards</strong>—and how despite everything, he loves his body a great deal. Guy also talks about the lack of gay standup comedians who've found mainstream success,&nbsp; why <strong>he doesn't care about writing jokes that are considered "nice and acceptable,"</strong> and managing depression. <br><br>Guy is the author of the new memoir, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Goddess-through-Popular/dp/1501170228/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1532400347&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=guy+branum"><em>My Life As A Goddess</em></a>. <br><br>Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a> <br><br>Join <strong>GLAAD's </strong><a href="https://www.glaad.org/ampyourvoice"><strong>#AmpYourVoice</strong></a> campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. <a href="https://www.glaad.org/ampyourvoice">Click here</a> to take the pledge to vote. <br><br><strong>LGBTQ&amp;A</strong> is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">Jeffrey Masters</a> and is part of <a href="https://www.advocate.com/"><em>The Advocate</em></a> Magazine.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 24, 2018
Mara Wilson: Bisexual Imposture Syndrome Emoji
2520
<a href="https://mara.substack.com/p/why-substack">Mara Wilson</a> talks about <strong>why Matilda still resonates with people</strong>, especially the LGBTQ community. It's all about feeling different and finding your <strong>chosen family</strong>. Mara also talks about quitting acting because she thought <strong>she wasn't pretty enough</strong>, why it's difficult to see how we treat current and former child stars, and coming to terms with her <strong>bisexuality</strong> while in the public eye. <br><br>Check out <a href="https://mara.substack.com/p/why-substack">Mara's writing</a> here. <br><br><strong>Never miss an update! </strong>Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a> <br><br>Join GLAAD's <a href="https://www.glaad.org/ampyourvoice">#AmpYourVoice</a> campaign and <strong>make sure your voice is heard</strong> this election year. <a href="https://www.glaad.org/ampyourvoice">Click here</a> to take the pledge to vote. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">Jeffrey Masters</a> and is part of <a href="https://www.advocate.com/"><em>The Advocate</em></a> Magazine.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 17, 2018
Steven Canals: The Restorative Power of Art
2444
<a href="https://twitter.com/StevenCanals"><strong>Steven Canals</strong></a> talks about how <em>Pose</em> began: from inspiration to the first draft to the first day on set. Pose was originally much darker and Steven describes why<strong> Ryan Murphy </strong>(his co-creator) pushed him to find the joy in the story in order and make it <strong>more accessible to a wider audience</strong>. Steven also talks about society's <strong>rich history of trans erasure</strong>, media not wanting to center the stories of people of color, and the impact that <strong>growing up in New York City during the AIDS Crisis </strong>had on him. <br><br><strong>Never miss an update! </strong>Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at <a href="https://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a> <br><br>Join <strong>GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice</strong> campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. <a href="https://www.glaad.org/ampyourvoice">Click here</a> to take the pledge to vote. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1"><strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong></a> and is part of <a href="https://www.advocate.com/"><strong><em>The Advocate</em></strong></a> magazine.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 10, 2018
Gaby Dunn: Dating Men? In This Political Climate?
2335
<a href="https://twitter.com/gabydunn">Gaby Dunn</a> says there isn't a lot of support in Hollywood for content that centers stories about queer women. She's trying to change that, and talks about the complexities of slowly <strong>transitioning away from YouTube</strong>, and why there isn't as much money to be made on YouTube as people think. (Her channel, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/justbetweenusshow">Just Between Us</a>, has over <strong>750,000 subscribers</strong>.) Gaby also talks about the fluid nature of queer relationships, how people conflate her <strong>bisexuality</strong> with <strong>polyamory</strong>, and why she's not interested in dating men while the #MeToo movement is still unfolding. Warning: this episode containsvery important <strong>Madam Secretary</strong> spoilers. <br><br>Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a> <br><br>Join GLAAD's <strong>#AmpYourVoice</strong> campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. <a href="https://www.glaad.org/ampyourvoice">Click here</a> to take the pledge to vote. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">Jeffrey Masters</a> and is part of <a href="https://www.advocate.com/"><em>The Advocate</em></a> Magazine.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 03, 2018
Shakina Nayfack: The Radical Act of Being a Trans Woman in Love
1751
Live from the Big Queer Pod Fest in NYC, <a href="https://twitter.com/Shakeenz">Shakina Nayfack</a> talks about how subversive it can feel to be a trans woman learning to <strong>embrace herself as a sexual being</strong> who is worthy of love<strong>.</strong> She also talks about <em>Manifest Pussy</em>, the musical she wrote about her gender confirmation surgery, having to learn how to have sex again after transitioning, and why <strong>watching porn that stars trans women</strong> has been so life-changing for her. <br><br><strong>Never miss an update! </strong>Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a> <br><br><strong>LGBTQ&amp;A </strong>is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">Jeffrey Masters</a> and is part of <a href="https://www.advocate.com/"><em>The Advocate</em></a> Magazine.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 26, 2018
Kate Bornstein: What is The Future of Gender Going to Look Like?
3405
<strong>The third dimension of gender is imagination.</strong> Legendary writer, actor, and gender theorist, Kate Bornstein talks about<strong> the future of gender:</strong> where we're at and where we're (hopefully) going. Kate has been writing about being nonbinary for over 30 years and talks about she's evolved to be more forgiving of people that don't agree with her stance on gender. She also talks about her desire for sex diminishing after undergoing chemo and what a shift it is to now embrace an<strong> asexual identity</strong> in life. <br><br><strong>LGBTQ&amp;A </strong>is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">Jeffrey Masters</a> and is part of <a href="https://www.advocate.com/"><em>The Advocate Magazine</em></a>. <br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>Stay up-to-date on all episodes and live shows at: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 19, 2018
Wilson Cruz: We're In Revolutionary Times
2340
<strong>Wilson Cruz</strong> talks about not knowing if he'd be able to work again after he came out in the 90s doing <em>My So-Called Life, </em>and describes how lonely it was to be <strong>one of the few openly gay actors working in Hollywood. </strong>Wilson also talks about how <strong>AIDS</strong> was ever-present in his mind while he growing up, how that's affected his view on sex, and what it's been like to date people when they have such a strong connection to his work. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">Jeffrey Masters</a> and is part of <a href="https://www.advocate.com/"><em>The Advocate</em>&nbsp;Magazine</a>. <br><br>Join us Saturday, June 16 for the first-ever <a href="https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1707294?utm_medium=api"><strong>Big Queer Pod Fest</strong></a>, a live show at The Bell House in Brooklyn featuring <a href="https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/nancy"><strong>Nancy</strong></a>, <a href="https://food4thotpodcast.com/"><strong>Food 4 Thot</strong></a>, <a href="http://makinggayhistory.com/"><strong>Making Gay History</strong></a>, and <a href="https://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/"><strong>LGBTQ&amp;A</strong></a>. Proceeds go to <a href="https://www.thetrevorproject.org/"><strong>The Trevor Project</strong></a>.<br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com<br><br>More information: <a href="https://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 12, 2018
Laura Jane Grace: Self-Loathing is a Cherished Queer Tradition
1970
Laura Jane Grace talks about <strong>internalized transphobia</strong> and how grating it's been to have named her memoir, <em>Tranny</em>. She's the founder and front-woman of the punk rock band, <strong>Against Me!</strong>, and also talks about being a part of the DIY punk movement: when you're <strong>a self-proclaimed anti-capitalist band,</strong> things can get really complicated when you start making money from your music. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">@jeffmasters1</a><br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 05, 2018
Jasika Nicole: Hollywood's LGBTQ Diversity Issue
3202
<strong>Jasika Nicole </strong>(<em>Scandal, Underground, Fringe</em>) talks about how being openly queer has affected her acting career. She also talks about <strong>the complicated myth that the black community is 100% homophobic,</strong> why crafting is an under-appreciated art form, and how sewing became her <strong>self-care</strong> (Jasika makes all her own clothes). Plus, she shares a story about using Myspace as a dating site.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">@jeffmasters1</a><br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 29, 2018
Jeffrey Marsh: Finding LGBTQ Community Online
2407
<strong>For many LGBTQ people, the internet is only place where they can find acceptance. </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/thejeffreymarsh">Jeffrey Marsh</a> talks about the pros and cons of that, and how Tumblr was the first place that they learned about gender-neutral pronouns. They talk about how their gender has been something that people have had to "deal with" all their life and that while growing up, the only role model they had for any form of gender nonconformity was <strong>Christine Jorgensen</strong>. Jeffrey also talks about<strong> their 20-year-old Buddhist</strong> practice, gaining fame in an "illegitimate" way (online), and learning to love their body.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Follow <strong>Jeffrey Marsh </strong>on Twitter or Instagram: <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJeffreyMarsh">@TheJeffreyMarsh</a><br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong>: <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">@jeffmasters1</a><br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com<br><br>More information: <strong>www.LGBTQpodcast.com<br></strong><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 22, 2018
Chelsey Johnson: Portland's Queer Mythology
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<em>Stray City </em>author, <strong>Chelsey Johnson</strong> talks about the work that goes into creating and maintaining chosen families, why we self-police other LGBTQ people's behavior, and how social conditioning affects all aspects of a person's life. She also talks about how <strong>Portland was an accessible queer haven in the 90s</strong>, and similar to San Francisco and New York City, that's quickly changing. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by<strong> Jeffrey Masters</strong>. <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">@jeffmasters1</a><br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 15, 2018
BRB: Quick Stray City Briefing
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<strong>This is the briefest announcement in the history of iTunes. </strong>We're taking two weeks off to work on some SUPER EXCITING projects, but we will be back with <strong>Chelsey Johnson</strong> to talk about her book, <strong><em>Stray City</em></strong><strong>.</strong> It's the queerest novel I've read in the last five years and I think you'll love it. <br><br>In the meantime, would you mind <strong>ranking us five stars and leaving a comment on iTunes</strong>? It's really a huge help (and the comment can be super short). Thank you! <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1"><strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong></a><strong>. </strong>@jeffmasters1<strong><br></strong><br><a href="http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1">Click here</a> to donate to my <strong>AIDS Life/Cycle </strong>ride. We're trying to make AIDS a thing of the past. <br><br>You can <strong>recommend a guest </strong>or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 01, 2018
Alexander Chee: On Becoming An American Writer
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<strong>Alexander Chee</strong> talks about the challenges in addressing and writing about sexual assault, how privilege can operate as <strong>an intellectual barrier </strong>for people, and navigating his career as a "professional gay" writer. He also talks about reading tarot and why his <strong>"witchy side"</strong> is such an intimate part of who he is. Alexander is the author of <strong>The Queen of The Night</strong>, How to Write An Autobiographical Novel, and Edinburgh. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">@jeffmasters1</a><br><br><a href="http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1">Click here</a> to check out (and support!) my <strong>AIDS Life/Cycle</strong> ride. <br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com<br><br>More information: <a href="https://www.LGBTQpodcast.com">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 24, 2018
Ryan Berg: 40% of Homeless Youth Are LGBTQ...Why Aren't We Mad?
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<strong>Ryan Berg </strong>talks about his work with queer and trans homeless youth and how foster care can often seem like a pipeline to <strong>incarceration and homelessness</strong>. We talk why popular narratives tend to focus on LGBTQ youth's placement in foster care due to <strong>rejection from their families </strong>when really that only accounts for about half of the homeless population who's LGBTQ. Ryan also talks about post-traumatic growth, compassion fatigue, and recent efforts to work with his local LGBTQ community to provide care. <br><br><strong>LGBTQ&amp;A </strong>is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">@jeffmasters1</a><br><br>You can <strong>recommend a guest </strong>or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 17, 2018
Kathy Tu: What Makes Us A Community?
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<strong>Kathy Tu </strong>(from the podcast, Nancy) talks about the on-going process of <strong>self-acceptance:</strong> taking ownership of how she looks, growing more comfortable in queer spaces, and trusting the people around her when she can't trust her gut. We also discuss <strong>what binds LGBTQ people together as a community</strong>, how to cope with anxiety, and current dating woes. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">@jeffmasters1</a><br><br>This summer, I'll be biking the 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles with <a href="http://www.tofighthiv.org/site/TR/Events/AIDSLifeCycleCenter?px=3240776&amp;pg=personal&amp;fr_id=2050"><strong>AIDS Life/Cycle</strong></a>. <strong>We're trying to make AIDS a thing of the past. </strong><a href="http://www.tofighthiv.org/site/TR/Events/AIDSLifeCycleCenter?px=3240776&amp;pg=personal&amp;fr_id=2050">Click here to read more</a> and contribute!<br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 10, 2018
Brooke Sullivan: HIV In the Trans & GNC Community
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<strong>Brooke Sullivan</strong> talks about all of the misconceptions people have about her being trans and living with HIV. We also talk about why <strong>the trans community has been largely underserved in terms of HIV prevention </strong>and her work with the research team that's currently <a href="http://www.californiaaidsresearch.org/files/award-abstracts/prevention-and-linkage-to-care/ucsd-prep-trans.html">studying PrEP usage in the trans community</a>. Brooke also talks about the loss of male privilege after she transitioned, dating while HIV positive, and a possible future <strong>cure for HIV/AIDS. </strong><br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong>. <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">@jeffmasters1</a><br><br><a href="http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1">Click here</a> to donate to my<strong> AIDS Life/Cycle</strong> ride! I'll be cycling from San Francisco to Los Angeles this summer to raise money for <a href="http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1">the life-saving services</a> of the <strong>LA LGBT Center </strong>and<strong> SF AIDS Foundation. </strong><br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com<br><br>More information:<strong> www.LGBTQpodcast.com</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2018
Trixie Mattel: Expanding The Definition of Drag
1922
RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Season 3 Winner, <strong>Trixie Mattel </strong>asks that in an art form where you can truly do anything, <strong>what qualifies as drag?</strong> She also talks about the evolution of Trixie Mattel, why drag is in danger of becoming too self-referential at times, and explains why <strong>drag isn't just for gay people anymore</strong>. Trixie also talks about women who do drag, growing up poor, and says that if drag queens are an exaggeration of women, then she is an exaggeration of drag queens. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong>. <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">@jeffmasters1</a><br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com<br><br>More information:<strong> www.LGBTQpodcast.com</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2018
Keiynan Lonsdale: Queer Superhero (On TV and Real Life)
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<strong>Keiynan Lonsdale</strong> talks about how being in the movie, <em>Love, Simon</em>, influenced him to come out, and how coming out cured him of his shyness. He also talks about slowing growing more comfortable with the labels "bisexual" and "queer", why he looks forward to <strong>a future where labels aren't needed</strong>, and the pressure of suddenly being seen as a spokesperson for the LGBTQ community. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong>. <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">@jeffmasters1</a><br><br>This summer I'm going to be cycling the 545-miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles with<strong> AIDS Life/Cycle</strong>. We're trying to make AIDS a thing of the past. Would you contribute? Every little bit counts! <a href="http://www.tofighthiv.org/site/TR/Events/AIDSLifeCycleCenter?px=3240776&amp;pg=personal&amp;fr_id=2050">Click here</a>. You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 20, 2018
Greg Berlanti: Love, Simon Director & Legendary TV Producer
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<strong>Greg Berlanti</strong> talks about directing <strong>Love, Simon</strong>, the first major studio movie to have a gay teen lead. He also talks about other teen movies with LGBTQ characters, why <strong>TV has outpaced film</strong> in terms of LGBTQ representation, and how he's "gently guiding" the CW superhero TV shows to have more queer characters. Greg says he's a private person and describes adjusting to being in a relationship (with <strong>Robbie Rogers</strong>) that's in the public eye. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters.<strong> @jeffmasters1</strong><br><br><a href="http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1">Click here to contribute</a> my <strong>AIDS Life/Cycle</strong> ride. We're riding the 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles to support the life-saving services of the LA LGBT Center and SF AIDS Foundation. You can also recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2018
Shangela Laquifa Wadley: Think Before You Tweet
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<strong>Shangela</strong> talks about BenDeLaCreme's decision to go home and explains that <strong>#BenDeLaChrist </strong>tweet from a few days ago. She also talks about why growing up poor made her such a hard worker, acting on TV, and working with <strong>Lady Gaga</strong> on the remake of <em>A Star Is Born</em>. Shangela also talks about her drag mom, <strong>Alyssa Edwards</strong>, why she doesn't take days off, and advice for the queens on the newest season of <em>RuPaul's Drag Race</em>. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1"><strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong></a><strong>. </strong>@jeffmasters1<strong><br></strong><br><a href="http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1">Click here</a> to donate to my <strong>AIDS Life/Cycle </strong>ride. We're trying to make AIDS a thing of the past. You can <strong>recommend a guest </strong>or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 09, 2018
BRB Still Recovering From Drag Race
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This is the briefest announcement in the history of iTunes. This week's episode will air a few days late...because it's with <strong>one of the top 3 finalists</strong> on <em>RuPaul's DragRace All Stars</em>! She's one of my favorite queens. In the meantime, would you rank us five stars and leave a comment on iTunes? It's really a huge help (and the comment can be super short). Thank you! <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1"><strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong></a><strong>. <br></strong><br><a href="http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1">Click here</a> to donate to my <strong>AIDS Life/Cycle </strong>ride. We're trying to make AIDS a thing of the past. You can <strong>recommend a guest </strong>or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 06, 2018
Andrew Gurza: Sex & Disability
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A self-proclaimed Queer Cripple, <strong>Andrew Gurza </strong>talks about why people with disabilities aren't here to be a teachable moment for everyone. He discusses the fight to <strong>own his sexuality</strong> and having to convince people that he's sexually viable. Andrew also talks about the struggles that queer people face connecting and forming community today, hiring a sex worker, learning to compartmentalize human touch, and the empowerment he finds in being single. <br><br><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/disabilityafterdark/id1151890990?mt=2">Click here</a> to listen to Andrew's podcast, <strong>Disability After Dark</strong>. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1"><strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong></a><strong>. <br></strong><br><a href="http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1">Click here</a> to donate to my <strong>AIDS Life/Cycle </strong>ride. We're trying to make AIDS a thing of the past. You can <strong>recommend a guest </strong>or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2018
Jacob Tobia is back! A Field Guide to Transfemme Desire
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Nonbinary icon, Jacob Tobia talks about what they describe as the great unfinished business of their gender exploration: figuring out what it means to be desired. They talk about living in a world where people are taught to be ashamed of their desire for transfeminine people like them. Jacob also explains why they want to be sexually objectified, and why the natural complementarity to the world gives them hope for the future. Follow Jacob on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jacobtobia/">Instagram here</a>. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">Jeffrey Masters</a>. Click here to donate to his <a href="http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1">AIDS Life/Cycle</a> ride! <br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">Twitter</a> or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2018
Food 4 Thot: Love is TBD Real
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Well, I asked the hosts of the podcast, Food 4 Thot to be my valentines this year...and they said yes! I'm so excited for our future together. <strong>Food 4 Thot </strong>is a multicultural mix of queer writers who talk about sex, relationships, race, and identity. In this episode, we discuss what it means to be the "right" or "wrong" kind of gay, and Jeffrey shares a story about how straight up bizarre modern dating can be. <br><br><a href="https://food4thotpodcast.com/">Click here</a> to check out more about Food 4 Thot. <br><br><strong>LGBTQ&amp;A </strong>is hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">Jeffrey Masters</a>. <br><br>You can recommend a guest on <a href="https://twitter.com/lgbtqpod">Twitter</a> or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com<br><br>More information: <a href="https://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2018
Dana Goldberg: In Defense of Scissoring
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<strong>...that's a joke.</strong> But this isn't: you're going to love <strong>Dana Goldberg</strong> after this. She talks about identifying with both<strong> butch and femme</strong> labels, the different types of sexual harassment that lesbians can face, and getting more comfortable with her body as she's gotten older. Dana also talks about taking <strong>mental health days in the Trump era</strong>, how she deals with <strong>writer's block</strong>, and why comedy doesn't only have to come from a negative place. <br><br>Follow <strong>Dana Goldberg</strong> on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/DGComedy">@DGComedy</a> <br><strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong>: <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">@jeffmasters1</a><br><br><a href="http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1">Click here to contribute</a> to Jeffrey's<strong> AIDS Life/Cycle</strong> ride! All the money raised helps fund the lifesaving services that the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation provide. <br><br>You can recommend a guest by emailing LGBTQAshow@gmail.com <br>More info: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com">www.LGBTQpodcast.com&nbsp;</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2018
Conner Habib: Your Strict Sexual Preferences Are Dangerous
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We're talking about all things <strong>sex</strong> this week with <strong>Conner Habib</strong>, the Cate Blanchett of porn. Conner talks about chemistry being something that you can create with anyone, how to create it and find a way in, and why <strong>our sexual preferences can be damaging</strong>. He's felt a sense of detachment in his own sexuality from doing porn and talks about why that's a good thing. Conner also discusses <strong>monogamy, religion,</strong> and the <strong>occult</strong>. <br><br><strong>LGBTQ&amp;A </strong>is hosted by <a href=" https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1 "><strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong></a><strong>.<br><br></strong><a href="http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1">Click here to contribute</a> to my<strong> AIDS Life/Cycle</strong> ride. And let me know if you do! I'll visit you in your dreams tonight. <br><br>Check out <a href="https://www.patreon.com/ConnerHabib"><strong>Conner's podcast and website here</strong></a><strong>. </strong><br><br>You can <strong>recommend a guest </strong>or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com <br><br>More information: <strong>www.LGBTQpodcast.com&nbsp;</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2018
Lina Bradford: Magic Is Real
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<strong>Lina Bradford</strong> talks about how <strong>labels can pigeonhole people</strong>, and says that beauty doesn't have a gender. She talks about her spirituality, her own mix of <strong>Black Wicca </strong>and<strong> Judaism,</strong> and how fortunate she is to have a grandma who celebrated her gender from an early age. Lina also talks about being a <strong>Couture Girl </strong>in New York City, the magic of<strong> Fire Island</strong>, and why she now is so drawn to Los Angeles. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong>: https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1 <br><br><strong>AIDS Life/Cycle</strong>: www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1 <br><br><strong>Lina Bradford</strong>: https://www.instagram.com/thelinabradford/<br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com <br><br>More information: <strong>www.LGBTQpodcast.com</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 23, 2018
Joseph Osmundson: Love Makes You Grow Up
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<strong>Joseph Osmundson</strong> talks about his new book, <em>Inside/Out,</em> where he grapples with a past relationship that was...maybe abusive? Maybe not? It's hard to say. When does a cruel and manipulative relationship cross the line, qualifying as abusive? Joseph discusses that, as well as why he's gotten away from using "<strong>bisexual</strong>" to describe himself. Joseph is also a co-host of the podcast, <strong>Food 4 Thot</strong>, and brings a sexy game that makes Jeffrey uncomfortable. You should listen.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong>: https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1 <br><br><strong>AIDS Life/Cycle</strong>: www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1 <br><br><strong>Joseph Osmundson</strong>: https://twitter.com/reluctantlyjoe <br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com <br><br>More information: <strong>www.LGBTQpodcast.com</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 16, 2018
Kim Coco Iwamoto: Candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Hawaii
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<strong>Kim Coco Iwamoto</strong> talks about running for Lieutenant Governor in Hawaii and what inspired her to run for the Hawaii State Board of Education in 2006 (she was <strong>the first openly trans person to win a statewide election</strong>). She also talks about her mother's experience in <strong>a Japanese Internment Camp</strong> in America during WWII, taking activism to the streets with the group, <strong>The Transexual Menace</strong>, and being a <strong>foster parent</strong> to LGBTQ youth.&nbsp; <br><br>More info on Kim<strong>: </strong>http://vote.kimcoco.com/ <br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong>: https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1 <br><strong>AIDS Life/Cycle:</strong> http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1&nbsp; <br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a>&nbsp; <br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a>&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 09, 2018
Aaron Carter: Embracing My Bisexuality
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Aaron Carter talks about returning to music with his first album in 15 years, the "bad love" that inspired his songs, and worrying that fans might not still be there. He also talks about embracing his bisexuality, adjusting to being an out of the closet, being open to dating men, and being "hungry for love". <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters: https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1 <br>AIDS Life/Cycle: http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1 <br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a>&nbsp; <br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a>&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 19, 2017
Solomon Georgio: What Sitcoms Taught Me About American Culture
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Solomon Georgio talks about getting to a place in his career where people he respects seek out his opinion and what it's like to have to adjust to that. He also describes what it was like to grow up in an African immigrant family, having to learn English, having to learn that he was black, and being first exposed to American culture through American sitcoms. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 <br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a> <br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 12, 2017
Isis King: Paris Is Burning Changed My Life
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<strong>Isis King</strong> talks about meeting Octavia St. Laurent from Paris Is Burning, how the movie opened her eyes to her own gender, and why she newly embraces the word "transexual". She says we have to persevere and fight for acceptance for trans people to make it easier for future generations. Isis also talks about being discovered by <strong><em>America's Next Top Model</em></strong> while living in a shelter, <strong>the media's learning curve </strong>in covering trans people, getting into acting, struggling to gain weight, and her love of Storm from X-Men. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 <br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a> <br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 05, 2017
Will Kostakis: A New Wave of LGBTQ Representation in YA
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Will Kostakis talks about how losing his best friend as a teenager shaped his life, and served as part of the inspiration for his new book, The Sidekicks. Will's Australian and talks about how conservative it is there and why the recent postal survey on same-sex marriage is so complicated. He also says that Australian politicians are watching U.S. politicians very closely and that they've started to mimic our divisive rhetoric and use the phrase, "fake news".&nbsp; <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">@jeffmasters1</a> <br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a> <br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a>&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 28, 2017
Ross Mathews: Gay People Wanted Me Off TV
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Ross Mathews talks about the hatemail he receieved when he appeared as "Ross the Intern" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He was accused of setting back the movement. Ross also talks about coping with the cancellation of his own talkshow (Hello Ross) after dreaming about having one for so long, meeting his mentor, Rosie O'Donnell, why the definition of "success" has shifted for him, and his his lifelong love of football. <br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">@jeffmasters1 </a><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a> <br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a>&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 21, 2017
Susan SurfTone: Former FBI Agent Talks New Threat to LGBTQ Rights
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FBI agent turned surf-rocker, Susan SurfTone talks about how unstable the rights of LGBTQ people are under this current administration. She says it has the potential to get really bad. Susan also discusses her time in the FBI, just how much power the FBI director has, and what she learned from studying mutilated bodies at crime scenes. Susan's always felt that she's experienced a blend of gender and talks about letting "both genders breathe." <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 <br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a> <br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a>&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 14, 2017
Zeke Smith: Life After Survivor
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<strong>Zeke Smith</strong> talks about working with CBS and GLAAD to shape the media response after he was outed on the TV show, <strong>Survivor</strong>, the importance of the cast's onscreen outrage, and why he's not interested in having a relationship with the man who outed him. He also talks about figuring out how to navigate his newfound fame, what it's like to suddenly be a publicly out trans person, the lack of transmasculine men in the media, and his battles with depression. He used to think the world was "off limits" to him and talks about learning to combat negative selftalk in order to go after his dreams.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong>. @jeffmasters1<br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 07, 2017
Sylvia Rivera: The World Has Made Me Crazy
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Eric Marcus (from Making Gay History) joins the podcast to talk about and share an interview he did with Sylvia Rivera in 1989. In the interview, Sylvia talks about Stonewall, growing up an effeminate child, and leaving home at the age of 10. <br><br>Check out more information about Making Gay History at <a href="http://www.MakingGayHistory.com">www.MakingGayHistory.com</a>.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">@jeffmasters1</a><br><br>You can recommend a guest or ask questions about the show by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 03, 2017
Katya Zamolodchikova: "Piss Queen From the Jump"
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Katya Zamolodchikova says it sucks to be doing a Russian character right now, though it was never about being Russian. It was about being confident. She also talks about her new Viceland show with <strong>Trixie Mattel,</strong> safety concerns while touring the world,<strong> stealing $20,000 to pay for drugs</strong>, and getting paid to sleep with men while in drag. Katya also talks about relationships: moving fast with guys, <strong>sexual preferences</strong>, sleeping with fans, and why she's engaging in <strong>teenage frivolity </strong>with her new boyfriend. <br><br><strong>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. </strong>@jeffmasters1 <br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com <br><br>More information: <strong>www.LGBTQpodcast.com</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 29, 2017
Zeke Thomas: Wants You To Slide Into His DMs
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<strong>Zeke Thomas</strong> <strong>talks about how prevalent sexual assault is in the gay community. </strong>He's also clear when it comes to consensual sex: he wants you to be having a lot of it. We talk about how <strong>there's not a manual for being queer</strong>, so you have to figure it out as you go, and he shares about how growing up with a famous father (Isiah Thomas) affected his perception of fame,<strong> the secret text message chain of famous basketball player's gay sons</strong>, and other openly gay DJs (Hello, Samantha Ronson. Please come on this podcast). <br><br><strong>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters</strong>. <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1">@jeffmasters1</a><br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on <a href="https://twitter.com/lgbtqpod">Twitter</a> or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com<br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 24, 2017
Celebrate National Coming Out Day With Cleve Jones
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Cleve Jones talks about why coming out of the closet is still so important in the fight for LGBTQ rights. He also lays out the what we gain from of living amongst a community of LGBTQ people: political power, specialized social services for the more vulnerable in our population, and cultural vitality. Cleve Jones joined the gay liberation movement in the 1970s, was mentored by Harvey Milk, created the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and his memoir, <em>When We Rise,</em> is part of the inspiration for the ABC mini-series of the same name.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 10, 2017
Abdi Nazemian: Gay Iranians, Gay Dads, & The Gospel of Madonna
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Abdi Nazemian talks about what it was like to come out in a Middle Eastern family and how it differs from the typical Western LGBTQ experience that people know. He talks about the Iranian president’s comments that they “don’t have any gays in Iran” and describes why he didn’t feel at home in either the gay or Iranian communities that he was a part of. Abdi Nazemian also discusses what it was like to come of age during the AIDS crisis, especially now that he is raising kids as part of this new wave of gay parents.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 03, 2017
Cameron Esposito: To Be Apolitical & an Artist is a Waste of Time
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Cameron Esposito talks about making comedy in the Trump era, saying that to be apolitical and an artist right now is a waste of time. She also describes life without her iconic asymmetrical haircut, the ways we police different people's gender, and the stress of having to decide whether or not to come out to strangers in a heteronormative society. Cameron also talks about the great impact Edith Windsor had on all aspects of her life.&nbsp;<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1&nbsp;<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a>&nbsp;<br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a>&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 26, 2017
Tommy Pico: How Not To Be One With Nature
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Tommy Pico talks about growing up on a Native American reservation, trying to tame the English language with his poetry, and why labeling himself as an “NDN” is a powerful act of reclamation. He also talks about how people often don’t know enough about indigenous people to be able to stereotype them, and then he […]<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 19, 2017
Shadi Petosky: Chosen Families & The Challenge of Gender
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Shadi Petosky talks about wanting to create a diverse and inclusive world in her animated series, Danger and Eggs. She also talks about still being confused and challenged by gender, switching up pronouns amongst friends, and why we have a great responsibility to love and honor the people in our chosen families. Shadi also talks about how she didn’t think she could have a career in television as an out transgender woman before Laverne Cox got famous.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 10, 2017
Michael Varrati: Horror Movies Are Finalllllly Coming Out of the Closet!
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Michael Varrati talks about the queer undertones (both hidden and overt) in horror movies and why the recurring theme of the underdog who has to persevere in the face of adversity is so relatable. He talks about how there are many horror stories, like The Laramie Project, that we don’t consider to be horror movies because they’re based on true events. Michael also shares stories from touring the country with the legendary drag queen, Peaches Christ, and the mainstream media’s use of drag terms like “throwing shade”. Michael Varrati is a screenwriter and hosts the podcast, Dead for Filth.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 29, 2017
Cheryl Dunye: Why We Need to Change the Way Queer Stories Are Told
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Cheryl Dunye is a pioneering queer filmmaker. She talks about the enduring legacy of her film, The Watermelon Woman (celebrating its 20th anniversary), and directing sex scenes with brown bodies, why she’s no longer interested in making the compromises necessary to be a commercial filmmaker. She also talks about supporting more films by and about queer people of color and the significance of undocumented queer history.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 22, 2017
Our Lady J: The Birth of Transgender Identities in Pop Culture
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Our Lady J talks about being a writer for Transparent, the power and responsibility that storytellers have, and shares the “beautiful and excruciating” moments from growing up in a predominantly Amish community. She talks about playing piano for people like Sia, as well as the discrimination she faced in the music industry after she transitioned. Our Lady J also describes the ongoing process of learning to love herself, saying she’s no longer interested in lying about her age.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 15, 2017
Kristin Russo: LGBTQ Sex Ed, A-Camp, Reclaiming Bisexuality
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Kristin Russo (author of This is Book for Parents of Gay Kids) talks about Autostraddle’s A-Camp (where she is the co-director), the special importance of sex ed in LGBTQ communities, and social pressures she faced to identify as a lesbian instead of bisexual. She also talks about her efforts to make LGBTQ youth feel seen with her website, Everyone Is Gay, why “queer” is such a special word, and explains her religious beliefs, saying that when she and her wife are going through a difficult time, they pray together.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 09, 2017
Laith Ashley: Everything is a Spectrum, Nothing is Binary
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Laith Ashley talks about why transgender men are less visible than transgender women in society, says people police his gender as much now as they did before his transition, and why living openly as a transgender person is a privilege that not everyone has. He also talks about people’s obsession with his (and his girlfriend’s) genitalia, the stigma around dating transgender people, and why modeling is a craft (and a lot of hard work).<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 01, 2017
Special Episode! Shane Ortega Reacts to Trump’s Transgender Military Ban
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Shane Ortega is the first transgender person to serve openly in the military. He talks about how to interpret President Trump’s tweets banning trans people from serving in the military, explains why it’s so detrimental that Trump didn’t seek guidance from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and says that as of now, there hasn’t been any changes to official military policy concerning trans people. Shane also talks about why this is a human rights issue, not just concerning LGBTQ people.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 26, 2017
Erin Judge: Plus Size Women Can Have Active, Healthy Sex Lives, OK?!
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Erin Judge (comedian and author of <em>Vow of Celibacy</em>) talks about how overweight people are able to have active, healthy sex lives, despite how the media often represents them. She also talks about why it’s healthy to experiment sexually when you’re younger and why it should be more OK for women to talk about sex. Both Erin and her mom are bisexual, and she discusses what it’s like to grow up in an intergenerational queer household, having to keep her mom’s secret from the rest of their family, and why being polyamorous is a choice and not just something you’re born with.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 21, 2017
Eliel Cruz: The End of Bisexual Erasure (Hopefully)
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Eliel Cruz talks about why, despite the violence it’s caused, religion has remained such a large part of so many LGBTQ people’s lives. He talks about what his prayers look like, coming out in a Christian school, and what his personal beliefs are based on (hint: they’re not based on hurting other people). Eliel Cruz also talks about bi-erasure, pressures to present and act more masculinely as a bisexual man, and why bisexuals are so under-represented in the media.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 11, 2017
Mariana Marroquin: Transgender Immigrants: “I See You As Human Beings”
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Mariana Marroquin works as an Anti-Violence Project Manager at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. We talk about her work and the discrimination that her clients face, as well as the fear that’s been stemming from the Trump administration. Like many of the people she works with, Mariana is an immigrant, originally moving her to seek asylum from Guatemala. She discusses the challenges that immigrants face, what you can do to help, Chelsea Manning, and where her love of fashion comes from.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 06, 2017
Alexei Romanoff: Before Stonewall, There Were The Black Cat Protests
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Alexei Romanoff and David Farah talk about the Black Cat protests that happened in 1967 (two years before Stonewall). Alexei Romanoff helped to organize and lead it, and is the last known person still alive who was there. They discuss the police raid that kicked the protest off, what the acronym PRIDE originally stood for, and the founding of The Advocate. Alexei and David also talk about how transgender history is intimately tied up with gay, lesbian, and bisexual history, and how the uprising at Cooper’s Donuts in Los Angeles in 1959 started with trans women.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 19, 2017
Nico Tortorella: Biphobia, Polyamory, and Understanding the Cosmos
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Nico Tortorella talks about why people are freaked out and fascinated by his bisexuality, saying people equate it with promiscuity. He also talks about why love is the driving force for everything in his life, how a lack of masculine energy helped shape him since he was raised by women, how his life changed after he did ayahuasca, and why he wrote a love letter to the rapper, Logic.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 09, 2017
Chani Nicholas: Astrology is a Tool for Liberation
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Chani Nicholas talks about astrology as a way to guide and invoke a sense of awe in our lives. She discusses activism as a way of healing, looking at Donald Trump’s astrology charts, and the toxic mixture that privilege and comfort can create. Chani also talks about meeting her wife and says that for the first time in her life, she finally has a support system.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 07, 2017
Alexandra Billings: Being Transgender is a Gift
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Alexandra Billings talks about meeting her wife while in high school, the women who mentored her, and why Larry Kramer asked her not to march in the AIDS marches. She also talks about her connection to her great-great-grandmother who was assigned male at birth, the changing of labels within the trans movement, why she used to refer to herself as a female impersonator, and why being trans is a gift.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 24, 2017
Jennifer Finney Boylan: The Future of the Trans Movement
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Jennifer Finney Boylan talks with Jeffrey Masters about working with GLAAD to accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ people. She says that the marriage equality movement was successful because it changed the discourse from being about “sex” to “love”, and we debate about what words will be most successful for trans people to use to further the transgender movement. Jennifer Finney Boylan also discusses her new novel, Long Black Veil, The Lord of the Rings, moral imagination, and explains why she is no longer willing to participate in an argument about her humanity.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 18, 2017
Shane Ortega: Fighting for Transgender Rights in the Military
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<strong>Shane Ortega</strong> (the first transgender person to serve openly in the military) talks about why his mom was the motivation behind him joining the military, specifically to fight the bans that kept LGBTQ people from serving openly. He also discusses building queer and trans communities in the armed forces and the privilege he experiences due to the high value culture places on masculinity.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 09, 2017
Matt Baume: Chechnya, Polari, and The Gift of Queerness
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Matt Baume talks about the torture of queer men that’s occurring in Chechnya and what you can do if you feel helpless. He also discusses the coding of LGBTQ content in the media, the evolution of queer language, and how our concept of marriage has changed over the years. We also talk about being at DragCon this year and why queer people have magic powers.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 01, 2017
Cleve Jones: LGBTQ Activist Talks Harvey Milk, AIDS, & Marriage Equality
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Cleve Jones talks about his life in the LGBTQ movement: working with Harvey Milk, starting the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and marching on Washington. He says marriage equality was never part of their mission, only stemming out the AIDS pandemic when they saw how important and life-saving it could be. Cleve also discusses the importance of building community amongst LGBTQ people, and says he is in now in love again and happier than he’s been in years.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 24, 2017
Amin El Gamal: Prison Break, LGBTQ Muslims, and Judy Garland
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Amin El Gamal talks about working with so many out gay actors on Prison Break, emailing Aaron Sorkin while working on The Newsroom, and why he doesn’t want to play any more terrorists in TV or film. He also talks about running a support group for LGBTQ Muslims, how homophobic interpretations of the Quran began, and why he fell in love with Judy Garland as a kid.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 17, 2017
Asia Kate Dillon: TV’s First (And Only) Openly Non-Binary Actor
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<strong>Asia Kate Dillon</strong> talks about the Emmy Award’s message of inclusion towards them as a non-binary actor. They also say that while they’ve always felt a degree of ambiguity towards their gender, they didn’t discover the word “non-binary” until they read the casting breakdown for their role on Billions. Asia also explains the tattoo on their neck (einfühlung, the German word for empathy), and how being non-binary encompasses more than just white androgynous people.<br><strong><br>LGBTQ&amp;A</strong> is hosted by <strong>Jeffrey Masters.</strong> @jeffmasters1<br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 11, 2017
Michelle Stevens: From Childhood Abuse to the Perfect Lesbian Love Story
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Dr. Michelle Stevens talks about surviving a childhood of sexual abuse, the mental illness that resulted, and how common abuse is (up to 40% of women and 14% of men have been sexually abused during their childhood). She also discusses why her brain developed multiple personalities, why we cannot expect victims to come forward after abuse, and what’s it like to finally reveal this to the people in her life. Dr. Stevens also tells the story of how she met her wife on — spoiler! — a blind date 23 years ago.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2017
Angelica Ross: Spending Time in Silence
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Angelica Ross talks about creating TransTech Social Enterprises, why she didn’t take a salary for the first two years that she was working there, and how her life has changed since becoming a Buddhist. Angelica also discusses recent acting work on Transparent and Claws, being impeccable with her words, and why she has a problem with anyone who doesn’t like the 1997 Cinderella with Brandy.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 28, 2017
Melissa Febos: Hickeys, Daddy Issues, and Celibacy
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Melissa Febos talks about how the conditions of our childhoods inform our adult relationships, dealing with daddy issues (yay!!!), and her new book, Abandon Me. Melissa also discusses the freedom in the lack of societal scripts around queer sex, why her life as a dominatrix helped prepare her for teaching higher ed, and why she chose to be celibate for six months.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 21, 2017
NiK Kacy: Embracing the Absence of Gender…Beginning with Shoes
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NiK Kacy talks about feeling ignored by the fashion industry and why they created their gender equal footwear company. Nik Kacy discusses the difference between “gender equal” and “gender neutral”, immigrating from Hong Kong, pineapple leather as a vegan leather alternative, and why they chose to embrace their masculine and feminine sides.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 17, 2017
Ira Madison III: Why Pop Culture Matters
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Ira Madison III talks about his writing and the work of placing pop culture into a historical context. Ira also discusses why he was so affected by the film, Moonlight, growing up in Milwaukee near Jeffrey Dahmer, and his secret identity as a playwright.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 21, 2017
Jen Richards: Adjusting to Life Without Male Privilege
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Jen Richards talks about the creation of Her Story, why she credits Janet Mock with creating a sisterhood of trans women, and adjusting to life without male privilege. She also talks about going days without thinking about being trans, life in aporia, and actionable tips to creating self-love.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 09, 2017
Trixie Mattel: Aging, Dating, & Wanting to Look Like a Wind-Up Toy
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Trixie Mattel talks about getting into drag in the back of an uber, not wanting to look like a woman or a man, and throwing up because his wig was too heavy. He also talks about dating apps, lying about his career while on dates, and why his family is unimpressed by his career. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 25, 2017
Alexandra Grey: Transparent Breakout Star
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Alexandra Grey talks about her role on Transparent, acting with Phylicia Rashad on When We Rise, and does celebrity impressions of Viola Davis and Wendy Williams. She also discusses spending her last $87 on a bus ride to Los Angeles, staying at the LA LGBT Center, and how seeing a trans person on America’s Next Top Model changed her life.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 16, 2017
Perez Hilton: How to Build a Media Empire
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Perez Hilton talks to Jeffrey Masters about learning to separate himself from the character he created, why he has to spend so much time on social media, and how he built his business into an empire. Perez Hilton also talks about dating as a single parent and what he looks for in a spouse.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 09, 2017
Buck Angel: How Sex Changed My Life
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Buck Angel talks about how sex taught him to love himself, and why he wants the trans community to be more comfortable talking about it. He also discusses how conservative the porn industry is, getting his sex toy for trans men into stores, and why he’s reclaiming the word “pervert”.<br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 21, 2016
Ashby Dodge: Caring For LGBTQ Youth With The Trevor Project
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Ashby Dodge is the Clinical Director at The Trevor Project and talks about the increase in calls since the 2016 presidential election, why LGBTQ youth are at a greater risk, and says that one supportive person reaching out can reduce a young person’s risk of suicide by 30%. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 13-24).<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 13, 2016
D’Lo: Will the Real Queer Transgender Tamil Sri Lankan Please Stand Up?
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D’Lo talks about his Sri Lankan heritage, being raised Hindu while attending Baptist and Catholic schools, and offers evidence to support the claim that he’s a demigod. D’Lo also talks about wanting to kiss girls as a 3-year-old and how his partner has positively transformed his relationship with his family.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 07, 2016
Laura Jane Grace: Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout
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Laura Jane Grace talks about naming her memoir the “t” word, when it’s a word she despises. She also talks about what it’s like to be on the road with the punk rock band, Against Me! (she’s been the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the band since she created it in 1997), her tattoos, and why she’ll always love wearing black.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 30, 2016
Cheryl Dunye: The Groundbreaking Queer Filmmaker
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Cheryl Dunye talks about why she’s not interested in being a commercial filmmaker and the enduring legacy of her film, The Watermelon Woman (celebrating its 20th anniversary). She also talks about supporting more films by and about queer people of color and the significance of undocumented queer history.&nbsp;<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 22, 2016
Peter Paige: Queer As Folk's Legacy Today
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Peter Paige talks about the legacy of Queer As Folk, representing all LGBTQ identities in The Fosters, and the power of television to shape our identities. Peter Paige also talks about how being gay has affected his career and the social activism he inherited from his mother.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 15, 2016
Bamby Salcedo: Making the World a Safer Place for Trans People
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Bamby Salcedo talks about her work as an activist and the struggles that trans people face, especially those in immigrant and latin communities. Bamby created the TransLatin@ Coalition and shares about being invited to speak with Joe Biden at the White House.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 07, 2016
Conner Habib: Why Are We Afraid to Talk About Sex?
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Conner Habib talks about why he got into porn and the detachment he’s experienced in terms of his own sexuality. He describes how our sexual preferences are unproductive, and talks about monogamy, Prop60, and the link between Christianity and the Occult.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 01, 2016
Shane Ortega: The First Trans Person to Serve Openly in the Military
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Shane Ortega talks about joining the military to fight the bans on LGBTQ people after seeing how hard it was for his mom (who is a lesbian) to serve during Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He talks about building a queer and trans community in the military, the privileges he’s experienced due to the high value we place on masculinity, and his plans for the future.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 25, 2016
iO Tillett Wright: My Parents Never Questioned My Gender
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iO Tillett Wight talks about what it was like growing up with parents and a community who never questioned his gender. iO Tillett Wright talks about his memoir (Darling Days) and celebrating the diversity of our community with Self Evident Truths, a photography project for “anyone who isn’t 100% straight”.&nbsp;<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 17, 2016
Jacob Tobia: The Sisterhood of the Traveling 1950s Grandma Dress
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Jacob Tobia talks about not having to prove their gender to anyone and why describing themself as an activist is redundant. Jacob also discusses their evolving views on their own sexuality, how the bible supports queer identities, and playing handbells in church.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 10, 2016
Michelle Tea: Suffering For Your Art is Like So Sexy
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Michelle Tea talks about her new hybrid-memoir (Black Wave), early literary tours with Sister Spit, and romanticizing suffering for her art. She also talks about “living outside the margins” and the role of witchcraft in her life.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 03, 2016
Arisce Wanzer: The Fashion Industry Needs To Embrace Diverse Women
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Arisce Wanzer talks about the unique stigmas and opportunities of being transgender and a supermodel. Arisce also discusses getting paid more than male models, why she loves her “big” nose, and dating as a trans woman.<br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 18, 2016
Ross Mathews: Sounding Gay and Loving Football
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Ross Mathews talks about “the gay voice”, getting hate mail while working on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and why he will always love football. LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 13, 2016
Josh Allen: LGBTQ Characters on Empire & Growing Up in Chicago
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Josh Allen talks about the LGBTQ characters on Empire (on Fox), gun violence while growing up in the South Side of Chicago, and having to explain to people in LA what Julliard is. LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 06, 2016
Ali Liebegott: Transparent Writer and Gender Turducken
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Ali Liebegott talks about writing for Transparent, inhabiting a butch identity, knowing where the gender neutral bathrooms are at Disneyland, and confesses to never having seen The Avengers movie. LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1<br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 01, 2016
What We’re All About | LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters
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Hi! Welcome to <strong>LGBTQ&amp;A</strong>. This is an interview podcast documenting the different stories of the LGBTQ community — all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. We’re trying to get beyond the transition and coming out stories, to truly get to know each person, their accomplishments, and how they got to where they are today. <br><br>LGBTQ&amp;A is hosted by <strong>Jeffrey Masters</strong>. @jeffmasters1<br><br>You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing <a href="mailto:lgbtqashow@gmail.com">lgbtqashow@gmail.com</a><br><br>More information: <a href="http://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/">www.LGBTQpodcast.com</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 01, 2016