Throwing Shade

By Erin Gibson & Bryan Safi, Earwolf

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Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity. Spend your Thursdays with the podcast called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "Oprah's #1 pick" by an iTunes reviewer who is not Oprah.


Episode Date
Holley Gerelds Rocks a Tux, Pastor Corey’s Rules on Culottes
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Shake off the knackers and get trollied with Bryan and Erin on this week’s Throwing Shade! Bryan talks us through the story of high school student Holley Gerelds, who was left out of her yearbook for choosing to wear a tux in her senior photos. Then, Erin discusses the race to represent Colorado District 63 in the state legislature, which includes an ultra-conservative pastor with some very particular views on how women should dress. 

Aug 22, 2019
Magnum Ice Cream, New Sex Ed Regulations
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This week, Bryan and Erin discuss the Trump administration’s denial of social services to immigrants and their cutting back of the Endangered Species Act. Then, Bryan talks about the scandalous Magnum Ice Cream ad comparing their product to the struggle of LGBTQ people across the globe, and Erin covers the new regulations  updated sex ed programs and sexual assault curriculums that have trickled down from the #MeToo movement. Plus, Paul F. Tompkins and Lauren Lapkus stop by to pitch some recommendations!

 

And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.

 

This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/shade code: SHADE) and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE)

Aug 15, 2019
Ohio Shooter, Gazeta Polska
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This week, Erin looks at the background of Dayton, Ohio shooter Connor Betts and the disturbing details about him that were publicly known to try and illustrate how this kind of tragedy keeps repeating. Then, Bryan discusses the Polish magazine that gave out “LGBT-free zone” sticker to its readers, the backlash to the publication, and the court battle over its distribution.


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.

 


This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Quip (www.getquip.com/shade), and Away (www.awaytravel.com/shade2019 code: SHADE2019).

Aug 08, 2019
Untuckit Redux, One Million Moms Against Toy Story, Widow’s Tax
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Hang on to your casual wear, Erin’s battle with the Untuckit brand is only just beginning! For this week’s stories, Bryan discusses the ‘Toy Story 4’ boycott called for by anti-LGBTQ organization One Million Moms over a scene with lesbian parents. Then, Erin gives a rundown of the fight to end the ‘Widow Tax’ that creates financial burden and emotional stress for the families of deceased veterans.


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.


This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/shade code: SHADE) and Native (www.nativedeodorant.com code: SHADE).

Aug 01, 2019
TRAILER: Groceries
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Throwing Shade presents Groceries, a new podcast about everything groceries, from cotton candy grapes to who Mary is and why she’s “gone crackers.” It’s the Internet's (only) preeminent guide to the place we all buy food. 

Jul 29, 2019
Cindy Friedman and Investment Sexism, NIVEA Gets Dropped
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This week, Erin gets into the brilliant mind of Massachusetts Senator Cindy Friedman and her mission to extend sexual harassment protections into the investment industry. Then, Bryan talks us through the fallout for lotion brand NIVEA after they rejected an ad pitch because they “don’t do gay”.


This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE) and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/SHADE code: SHADE).



And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.

Jul 25, 2019
400 Years of Shade, Guests Punam Patel, Paul F. Tompkins, Dave Holmes, Ryan O’Connell, Ronna Glickman
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Happy 400th episode! Bryan and Erin celebrate reaching the big four-hundo with special guests Punam Patel, Paul F. Tompkins, Dave Holmes, Ryan O’Connell, and Ronna Glickman. They’ll ring the bells of triumph while chatting about everything from grocery store cake to Looney Tunes to horse trauma to gay bar mind games and much, much, MUCH more.


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.


This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/shade code: SHADE), Native (www.nativedeodorant.com code: SHADE), and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE).

Jul 18, 2019
Throwing Shade Clip Parade!
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Bryan and Erin revisit the greatest moments and funniest clips in Throwing Shade history (with help from our listeners) to celebrate a fabulous milestone as they gear up for their four hundredth episode.




This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Bud Light, Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE), and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/shade code: SHADE).

Jul 11, 2019
GLAAD Survey on LGBTQ Acceptance, US Women’s Soccer Pay Inequality, Dalai Lama’s Thoughts on a Female Successor
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Celebrate Independence Day with a new Throwing Shade! This week, Erin announces her new venture “History The Shequel” and explains why there should be an airline for pets. Then, Bryan describes his summer balls and shares which Death Cab for Cutie song he hates. Plus, Bryan and Erin discuss a GLAAD acceptance survey that shows that young people are growing less tolerant of LGBTQ individuals, the US Women’s Soccer team spotlighting pay inequality at the World Cup, and the Dalai Lama saying if a woman succeeds him, she should be “more attractive.”


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.


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This episode is brought to you by Bud Light, Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/shade), and Birchbox (www.birchbox.com/shade).

Jul 04, 2019
Teen Intimate Partner Violence, Irish Restaurant Pays For “Queer” Comments, Guest Igor Volsky
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Why is UNTUCKit too much for Erin to handle? Find out on a hot new Throwing Shade! This week, Erin leads with a breakdown of a study by researcher Avanti Adhia revealing shockingly high rates of intimate-partner violence among teens, primarily directed at girls. Then, Bryan takes us through a story about an Irish restaurant that has been ordered to pay compensation to an employee who was subjected to homophobic comments from his bosses. Plus, founder of Guns Down America Igor Volsky joins to talk about his book “Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns,” the power of the NRA-branded identity, and how Australia managed to take steps to turn their gun problem around.


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.


This episode is sponsored by Tales of Your City podcast, Bud Light, Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE), and Away (www.awaytravel.com/shade2019 code: SHADE2019).

Jun 27, 2019
Marsha P. Johnson, Abortion Laws (This Week)
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Bryan and Erin celebrate Pride and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots on this week’s Throwing Shade! First, Bryan profiles Marsha P. Johnson, the drag queen and advocate at the vanguard of the LGBTQ rights movement during Stonewall. Then, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision upholding ‘fetal burial, ’Erin reviews the latest developments in U.S. abortion laws, plus what the courts have right (and also wrong). 



And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.



This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Netflix - Tales of Your City podcast, Bud Light, and Warby Parker (www.warbyparker.com/SHADE).

Jun 20, 2019
Deeper Shade of Shade: Rhea Butcher
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Comedian Rhea Butcher joins Erin and Bryan to talk about their favorite Dodger player, their families political leanings and growing up in Akron, Ohio. Then, the crew goes deep on a gambit of issues around queerness, the slippery slopes that comes with putting a 'type' on someone, and supporting small, independent, and queer businesses.  


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.

Jun 18, 2019
MMIW, Super Happy Fun America, Guest Co-host Jeffery Self
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Break out those rubber sneakers, Dorothy! While Bryan is off filming in Mexico, guest co-host Jeffery Self joins Erin for this week’s Throwing Shade! Erin discusses the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women in America, addressing the lawmakers who have put forward legislation like the Savannah Act to increase communication and accountability for such crimes as well as the obstinate assholes (looking at you Goodlatte) standing in the way of government action. Plus, Gay pride plans, airline secrets, and a deep dive into the sad world of the Super Happy Fun America “straight pride” rally.



This episode is sponsored by I Hate Talking About Myself podcast, Tales of Your City podcast, Simple Contacts (www.simplecontacts.com/shade code: SHADE), TomboyX (www.tomboyx.com/THROWINGSHADE code: THROWINGSHADE), and Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE).

Jun 13, 2019
Birmingham Protests, Joshua Joy Dara
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Brunch IS the worst meal of all! This week, Bryan discusses the official response to protests by parents over the inclusion of LGBTQ lessons in Birmingham, England, and the storm of misinformation that’s been fueling the whole debacle. Then, Erin touches briefly on a few pro-choice bills being put forward in certain states before diving into the yikes-athon that has been minister and Louisiana College’s Dean of Human Behavior Joshua Joy Dara’s comments regarding women’s bodies during a mandatory sermon and the ensuing attempt to cover the whole thing up.


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.


This episode is sponsored by FX - Pose S2, Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE), and TomboyX (www.tomboyx.com/THROWINGSHADE code: THROWINGSHADE).

Jun 06, 2019
Doug McLeod, Pew Research On Gay Religion, Guest Ryan O’Connell
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This week, Erin talks about Mississippi state representative Doug McLeod’s arrest for punching his wife in the face, all because she was undressing too slowly when he wanted to have sex. Then, surprise! The House passes The Equality Act, extending protections to LGBTQ workers, and Bryan discusses an analysis from Pew Research Center with statistics regarding the religiousness of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Plus, actor Ryan O’Connell stops by to talk about his book-turned-Netflix show ‘Special,’ compartment syndrome, and the most alluring pundits.


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.


This episode is sponsored by Original Grain (www.originalgrain.com code: SHADE) and Simple Health (www.simplehealth.com/SHADE code: SHADE).

May 30, 2019
How Gay Is Pete Buttigieg?, Rep. Barry Hovis and the ‘Consensual Rape’, Guest Kulap Vilaysack
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This week, Bryan talks about former lawmaker and verified crap-spewer Don Boys’s blog post asking presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg just ‘how gay’ he is and the litany of misinformation and hateful rhetoric contained within. Then, Erin discusses comments by the similarly affected GOP Rep. Barry Hovis regarding what he described as ‘consensual rape,’ his feeble attempts to walk those comments back, and how it all ties into the tidal wave of idiocy that’s drowning the nation. On a better note, the terrific Kulap Vilaysack stops by to talk about her new documentary ‘Origin Story,’ searching for her birth father, and her ever-evolving relationship with her mom.


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.


This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), OMGyes (www.OMGyes.com/SHADE), and Original Grain (www.originalgrain.com code: SHADE).

May 23, 2019
Matt Easton’s Valedictorian Speech, Georgia & Minnesota
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Watch out for Hallmark’s dark magic, it’s time for another Throwing Shade! First, Bryan talks about Matt Easton, valedictorian from Brigham Young University, who used his graduation speech to come out as gay and, in doing so, helped to break down barriers that stifle LGBTQ students at BYU and in other religious educational institutions. Then, Erin, covers the latest developments in Georgia relating to their ‘heartbeat bill’ as well as Minnesota’s long-overdue criminalization of marital rape.


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.


This episode is sponsored by OMGyes (www.omgyes.com/shade), Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE), and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE).

May 16, 2019
Caster Semenya & The IAAF, Brunei Backs Down
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This week, Erin talks about South African track star Caster Semenya, who lost an arbitration case with the International Association of Athletics Federations deciding whether her naturally high levels of testosterone should disqualify her from competition. Then, Bryan revisits Brunei’s walking back of the death penalty for gay sex (though still illegal) and how we can keep up the pressure to make an even bigger difference.


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.


This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Away (www.awaytravel.com/shade2019 code: SHADE2019), and Going Through It podcast.

May 09, 2019
Digital Pride, AARP Loneliness Survey, Quicksilver A.I.
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Bryan and Erin reunite with new haircuts and new opinions on another Throwing Shade! Bryan talks about Digital Pride, the first global LGBTQ pride event taking place online, as well as a 2018 AARP study revealing that gay men over 45 are the most likely to be single. Then, Erin remembers a friend before discussing the huge discrepancy found by the Quicksilver A.I. tool regarding 40,000 prominent scientists (many of whom are female) who are nowhere to be found on Wikipedia.


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.




This episode is sponsored by Simple Health (www.simplehealth.com/SHADE code: SHADE), BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: SHADE), and True Crime Obsessed (www.truecrimeobsessed.com).

May 02, 2019
Debbie Dingell and the NRA, Homocracy, Ankara LGBTQ Events Ban Lifted
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Happy Easter! Happy Pesach! This week Erin leads off with a story about Congresswoman Debbie Dingell’s efforts to close the “boyfriend loophole” of the Violence Against Women Act and the NRA’s furious attempt to oppose it. Then, Bryan covers the joyous announcement from the Turkish capital lifting the ban on LGBTQ events.


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.


This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Mailchimp - Going Through It, Grove (www.grove.co/SHADE), and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE).

Apr 25, 2019
Trans Military Ban Enacted, Pro-Life’s Racist Roots
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What's messier: the Lori Loughlin college admission scandal or Julian Assange’s kitchen? Trump’s transgender military ban is in full swing, and Bryan talks us through the practical implications for servicemembers who live in a country that refuses to take care of the people who fight and die for it. Then, in the wake of Ohio passing another “heartbeat bill” prohibiting abortions at 6 weeks with zero exceptions, Erin discusses the long history of the pro-life movement’s insidious entanglement with a racist, white supremacist ideology.


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.





This episode is sponsored by the National Network of Abortion Funds (www.bowlathon.nnaf.org), the National Partnership for Women and Families (www.nationalpartnership.com/StandTogether), Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE), Openfit (text SHADE to 303030), and Mailchimp.

Apr 18, 2019
Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill, Sultan of Brunei
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Erin and Bryan are full of eat-itude on this week’s Throwing Shade! First, Erin talks about the bill currently on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk banning abortions as early as 6 weeks and the backlash from local female candidates and Hollywood celebrities alike. Then, Bryan discusses the new law in Brunei imposing corporal punishment on LGBTQ people as well as the hypocrisy and excess of the royal family. 



And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.


This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), the National Network of Abortion Funds (bowlathon.nnaf.org), and Grove (www.grove.co/SHADE).

Apr 11, 2019
Bryan’s Top Ten, Misogyny In Obstetrics
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Bryan and Erin come at you with a Throwing Shade recorded LIVE in Dallas! Bryan shares his top 10 things that have (and haven’t) rocked, including ‘summer penis’ and illegal condo dumping. Then, Erin talks through how rampant misogyny in obstetric medicine has screwed over pregnant women what steps some states have taken to counteract the problem. Later, they tackle questions about everything from taking down the patriarchy to worst habits to favorite presidential nominees. 


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.


This episode is sponsored by the National Network of Abortion Funds (www.bowlathon.nnaf.org), Popchips (www.amazon.com/popchips code: 20SHADE), Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE), and BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: SHADE).

Apr 04, 2019
Chick-fil-A, Idaho’s Child Brides
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On this week’s Throwing Shade, Bryan talks about the recent scandals embroiling fast food chain Chick-fil-A and their continued donations to anti-LGBTQ groups - as well as interesting comments on the matter by South Bend mayor Pete Buttigeig. Then, Erin talks us through Idaho’s alarming number of child brides and why passing legislation to solve the problem might be more difficult than it seems.



And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.



This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), National Network of Abortion Funds (www.bowlathon.nnaf.org), Popchips (www.amazon.com/popchips code: 20SHADE), and Native (www.nativedeodorant.com code: SHADE).

Mar 28, 2019
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Lawsuit, Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
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This week, Erin talks about the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team’s lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation over institutionalized gender discrimination that affects everything from their pay to their working conditions. Then, Bryan brings some uplifting news regarding the relaunching of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus (the largest ever!), now co-chaired entirely by out lawmakers, and its efforts to pass the Equality Act to establish LGBT protections in the 30 states where discrimination remains legal.



And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.




This episode is sponsored by Shout Your Abortion (www.shoutyourabortion.com/shrill), Buffy Comforters (www.buffy.co code: SHADE), Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE), and Simple Health (www.simplehealth.com/SHADE code: SHADE).

Mar 21, 2019
Queer Sex Ed Stories, Women’s Day Brand Activism
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New coffee policies, celebrity college scandals, mind-numbing permit problems and more await on this week’s Throwing Shade! Bryan talks about protests at an English school over the inclusion of LGBTQ books and reads stories of the pure insanity that has been queer sex education submitted by listeners. Then, Erin takes aim at the corporations cashing in on International Women’s Day by way of “brand activism,” and the incredible hypocrisy of those companies that just don’t take enough care of their employees. Plus, recommendations!



This episode is sponsored by Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE) and Grove (www.grove.co/SHADE).

Mar 14, 2019
Virgin Atlantic Tosses Makeup Rule, New Jersey Public Schools Teach LGBTQ History
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Bryan and Erin whip out their best pranks and rudest tidbits from ‘A Star Is Born’ before getting into the latest news flashes on this week’s Throwing Shade! First, Erin talks about the recent loosening of a rule by Virgin Atlantic that requires female flight attendants to wear makeup and dresses - but also all of the other airlines with even more stringent impositions. Then, Bryan discusses New Jersey’s new law that makes it the second state to require schools teach LGBTQ history, plus the “no promo homo” laws that are still on the books in many others. 


This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Buffy Comforters (www.buffy.co code: SHADE), and Popchips (www.amazon.com/popchips code: 20SHADE).

Mar 07, 2019
Pakistan’s Transgender School, Trump’s Abortion Gag Rule, Tremper Cheer Team
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Bryan and Erin return from their tour to bring you the latest buzz! First, we’ll hear the uplifting story of the first school exclusively for transgender pupils opening in Pakistan. Then, Erin discusses the Trump administration’s gage rule on doctors providing abortion referrals plus the humiliating ‘awards’ given out to the Tremper High School cheerleading team. 


And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.


This episode is sponsored by Zola (www.zola.com/SHADE), Buffy Comforters (www.buffy.co code: SHADE), and ThirdLove (www.thirdlove.com/SHADE).

Feb 28, 2019
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