LGBTQ&A

LGBTQ&A

By Jeffrey Masters

Weekly interviews with the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world. Recent guests include Laverne Cox, Janelle Monáe, Pete Buttigieg, Brandi Carlile, Alok Vaid-Menon, and Angela Davis. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD.

Episodes

Angela Davis: Queer Revolutionary

"I totally support the politics of coming out, but at the same time, I'm critical of the assumption that one's identity has to be the major driving force that determines one's politics."  For the final episode of our season, Angela Davis joins us to talk about how to keep pushing movements forward, why her incarceration was crucial in shaping her political journey, and why we must challenge the notion that there is only one important revolutionary struggle. Angela's newest book, Abolition. Feminism. Now., is out now.  Click here to listen to our recent interview where the historian Hugh Ryan breaks down the queer history of The Women's House of Detention.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod  And for more, check out: lgbtqpodcast.com 
05/07/22·27m 15s

André De Shields: Breaking The Methuselah Code | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

"Prior to Hadestown, I played The Magical Negro. I have no regrets about that. But all the while...and this is going to sound corny, but it's true. All the while I was saying, 'Why doesn't someone cast me for my mind? For my intellect? Am I really just another pretty face?' And it came together in Hadestown." André De Shields talks about the five decades he's spent working on Broadway, being a long-term survivor of HIV, and arriving in New York City during the sexual revolution of the 1970s. André can be seen on Broadway this fall in the newest revival of Death of a Salesman. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
28/06/22·35m 8s

Colton Haynes: Is Still 'Trying To Figure Out Who The F*ck I Am'

Please welcome to the stage, Miss Memory Lane! Colton Haynes talks about the barriers that queer actors still face in Hollywood, why he went back into the closet while acting on hit shows like Teen Wolf and Arrow, and his new memoir, Miss Memory Lane. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
21/06/22·24m 47s

Gloria Allen: The Mother of Chicago's Trans Community | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Gloria Allen is a legendary figure in Chicago's trans community. The 76-year-old joins us to talk about coming out as trans in the 1960s, why her family's support was so transformational, and the extraordinary impact that her charm school had on LGBTQ+ youth in Chicago. Mama Gloria, a new documentary by Luchina Fisher, is now streaming on PBS. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
14/06/22·22m 46s

Danica Roem: From Heavy Metal to Trans History

The history-making politician shares every inspiring, heartbreaking, and drunken moment that led her to become the first openly trans person to serve in a state legislature in the United States. Danica Roem's new memoir, Burn The Page, is out now.  Kate Kelly (who you also hear from in the episode) and Danica co-authored this recent piece in Teen Vogue about why the Equal Rights Amendment is a gender-inclusive document, one that won't be defeated by anti-trans scare tactics. Kate Kelly is the author of the new book, Ordinary Equality. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
07/06/22·31m 25s

Janelle Monáe: The Queer Icon Has a Warning for The Future

Janelle Monáe (!!!) joins us to talk about her journey to becoming a queer icon, new music, and her debut book, The Memory Librarian. “One of the main points that’s super important is about the threat of censorship, memory censorship. Because as we know, memories are essentially our stories that we tell ourselves to survive.” LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. An edited transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
31/05/22·24m 7s

R. Eric Thomas: We Learn About Love By Loving Our Friends

Grab your best friend and give them the tightest possible hug: this episode is a celebration of platonic queer intimacy. R. Eric Thomas joins us to talk about being married to a pastor (it's fun!), the importance of queer community (also fun!), and his new YA novel, Kings of B'more.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod [A portion of this interview was originally recorded in January 2020.]
24/05/22·31m 14s

Karine Jean-Pierre: The Historic White House Press Secretary

As of today, a Black lesbian is now the voice and face of the United States government. Karine Jean-Pierre, the newest White House press secretary, joins us to talk about why there is a place for all of us in politics, no matter what you might think of as the typical background or narrative for a politician. If a queer woman of color who immigrated to the U.S. as a kid could make it in politics, she says, then so can you.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod  [This interview was originally recorded in November 2019.]
17/05/22·26m 49s

Hugh Ryan: Will Change How You Think About Queer History

With his crucial new book, historian Hugh Ryan restores The Women's House of Detention to its rightful place in LGBTQ+ history. "It was one of the Village’s most famous landmarks: a meeting place for locals and a must-see site for adventurous tourists. And for tens of thousands of arrested women and transmasculine people from every corner of the city, the House of D was a nexus, drawing the threads of their lives together in its dark and fearsome cells." Hugh Ryan, author of The Women's House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison joins us on the podcast to talk about how years before the Stonewall Uprising, the House of Detention changed queer history. In the interview, we play a clip of Jay Toole talking about her time in prison. Click here to listen to the full interview with Jay. And click here to check out a picture of The Women's House of Detention on our Instagram. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
10/05/22·38m 40s

Don Bachardy: His 33-Year Love Affair With Christopher Isherwood | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Don Bachardy talks about the 33-years he spent with Christopher Isherwood (author of A Single Man and The Berlin Stories, which became the musical, Cabaret) and what it was like being an out gay couple in the 50s and 60s. Born in 1934, Don has gone on to become of the most respected portrait artists of our time.  This is part of our new LGBTQ+ Elders Project. Click here to listen to our recent interview with the 73-year-old titan of trans history, Jamison Green. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod [This interview was originally recorded in January 2019.]
03/05/22·29m 51s

Shatzi Weisberger: The 91-Year-Old Death Educator | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Spoiler alert: You are going to die. Shatzi Weisberger works with people to dismantle their fears and worries around dying, helping them to approach their deaths with intentionality. A lifelong activist and former nurse, Shatzi was born in 1930. This is part of our new LGBTQ+ Elders Project. Click here to listen to our recent interview with the 87-year-old trans elder, Barbara Satin.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website in the afternoon (or earlier, if I get enough coffee). Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
26/04/22·24m 0s

Greg Louganis: This Is What HIV Looks Like | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

"When I was in the pool, HIV/AIDS didn't exist. That was a sanctuary for me. It was a place that I could go to, really to seek refuge from the stress of the HIV diagnosis." Four-time Olympic gold medal winner, Greg Louganis joins us to talk about his infamous concussion at the Seoul Olympics in 1988, sharing his HIV status with the world in 1995, and what life's been like since retiring from diving. This is part of our new LGBTQ+ Elders Project. Click here to listen to our recent interview with the titan of trans history, Jamison Green. Greg's bestselling memoir, Breaking The Surface, was co-written by Eric Marcus, host of the Making Gay History podcast. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website in the afternoon (or earlier, if I get enough coffee). Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
19/04/22·26m 15s

Alexandra Billings: Transgender Acting Legend | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Alexandra Billings is redefining what is possible for our community. Before making a name for herself in the Chicago theatre scene and landing her breakout role in the TV show, Transparent, Alexandra was a showgirl and sex worker struggling with addiction. "I ate, I breathed oxygen, I had sex, and I did drugs, all with great, reckless abandon." There is zero precedent for Alexandra's remarkable career—she is currently starring in The Conners on ABC and just completed a run as Madame Morrible in Wicked on Broadway—and she joins us on the podcast to talk about recording it all in her new memoir, This Time For Me.  This is part of our new LGBTQ+ Elders Project. Click here to listen to our recent interview with the 87-year-old trans elder, Barbara Satin.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website in the afternoon (or earlier, if I drink enough coffee). Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
12/04/22·35m 16s

Tracey 'Africa' Norman: The Trailblazing Model | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

After being discovered at a casting for Italian Vogue, Tracey "Africa" Norman's modeling career skyrocketed. In 1975, she memorably appeared as the face on a box of Clairol hair dye sold in drugstores across the U.S. In the middle of this formidable rise, Tracey was outed while on a shoot for Essence magazine. "And that's the day my career ended," she says. "Because the next day I called my agency and there was nothing." Tracey joins us to look back on her legendary modeling career, talk about how being outed affected her relationship with both the Black and LGBTQ+ communities, and says the fashion world has still not fully embraced women of color. "I'm not seeing anyone of color do the things that I have done and sign contracts. It's only been my white counterpart who are working, who are doing the shows, who are on the covers of major magazines."  This is part of our new LGBTQ+ Elders Project. Click here to listen to our recent interview with the 87-year-old trans elder, Barbara Satin. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod [This interview was originally recorded in December 2020.]
05/04/22·23m 0s

Jamison Green: Where Are All The Trans Men? | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Jamison Green has spent his career fighting to make the healthcare world a safer, more accessible place for transgender people. He talks about the seeming invisibility of trans men, gives the best explanation I've ever heard for why people feel threatened by gender nonconformity, and talks about coming into his bisexuality in his 50s. Jamison is the former president of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (formerly the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association) and the author of the very excellent memoir, Becoming A Visible Man. He was born in 1948. This interview is part of our new LGBTQ+ Elders Project. You can also listen to our recent interview with Harvey Fierstein. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website in the afternoon (or earlier, if I get enough coffee). Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
29/03/22·33m 37s

Ruthie Berman: An Old-Fashioned Lesbian Love Story | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Ruthie Berman shares her epic, decades-long love story with her wife, Connie Kurtz. She talks about how they fell in love in the 1970s, successfully sued the New York City Board of Education for domestic partner benefits in 1988, and reflects on how much has and hasn't changed for LGBTQ+ people since she came out 50 years ago. "I deserve better in my golden years than what I have now. The world sucks. America is in the worst place in my history that it's ever been and I'm concerned about my community." This is part of our new LGBTQ+ Elders Project. You can also listen to our recent interview with Harvey Fierstein here. Ruthie Berman was born in 1934. The full video of Ruthie and Connie's appearance on The Phil Donahue Show can be seen on our Instagram page here: @jeffmasters1 Ruthie And Conne: Every Room In The House is a fantastic documentary (streaming for free on Vudu) that you can watch. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website in the afternoon. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
22/03/22·32m 26s

Harvey Fierstein: Makes Broadway (And Queer) History | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

When Torch Song Trilogy opened on Broadway in 1982, Harvey Fierstein became the first and, at the time, only out gay leading man on Broadway. He made further history by winning the Tony Award for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play for Torch Song Trilogy. One year later he won a third Tony Award for La Cage aux Folles and 20 years after that he won a fourth for playing Edna Turnblad Hairspray. Harvey joins us to talk about his unexpected life in theatre, his lifelong "gender issues", and his new memoir, I Was Better Last Night. This is part of our new LGBTQ+ Elders Project. You can listen to our interview with the 87-year-old, Barbara Satin. You can also listen to recent interviews with ACT UP's Peter Staley and Dr. Charles Silverstein.  A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website in the afternoon (or earlier if I get enough coffee). Come find us on Instagram (@lgbtqpod) to see the photos that Harvey shared with us, including one with his friend, Marsha P. Johnson.   LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
15/03/22·30m 40s

Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker: Her Harrowing Fight for Trans-Affirming Health Care | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker talks about serving in the military in the '80s before Don't Ask, Don't Tell, survival sex work, living with HIV, and the immense barriers she's faced trying to access gender-affirming health care in the U.S. This is part of our new LGBTQ+ Elders Project. You can listen to our interview with the 87-year-old, Barbara Satin here. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website in the afternoon (or earlier if I drink enough coffee). You can watch the full U.S. House Financial Services Committee hearing "There's No Pride in Prejudice: Eliminating Barriers to Full Economic Inclusion for the LGBTQ+ Community" with Tanya here. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
08/03/22·22m 29s

Barbara Satin: The Trans Ministry of Presence | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Our new LGBTQ+ elders project is here! Barbara Satin talks about her "ministry of presence", making sure that trans people are a loud and visible part of the LGBTQ+ community. After coming out in the late '90s, Barbara quickly learned that it was "important for them to have an understanding of who we are and to actually see somebody and interact with somebody and to know and respect a trans person as a positive role model." Barbara Satin is 87 years old. Click here to listen to the full interview with Cleve Jones that is excerpted in this episode. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website in the afternoon (or earlier if the coffee hits right). LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
01/03/22·36m 16s

Introducing Our LGBTQ+ Elders Project ✨

This is a time machine!!!!!!! We're launching a new series on the podcast dedicated exclusively to the stories of LGBTQ+ elders. Over the last five years, it's the interviews with the oldest members of our community that have connected the most with our listeners. And that goes for me too. Speaking to people like Miss Major Griffin Gracy, Magora Kennedy, Cleve Jones, Charles Silverstein, and Tracey "Africa" Norman is where I've found the most inspiration. This Tuesday (3/1), we're kicking things off with Barbara Satin, a faith leader and 87-year-old trans woman from Minneapolis. If you have any suggestions for LGBTQ+ elders who have amazing stories that you think we should know about, shoot me a message. I'd love to hear about them. Here are links to the different voices heard in this episode: Mark Segal, Charles Silverstein, Ben Daniels (from The National Theatre in London's production of A Normal Heart), Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, and Kate Bornstein. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
27/02/22·4m 37s

John Cameron Mitchell: Hedwig And The Angry Inch — The Evolving Legacy

"It was a great privilege to be gay. Otherwise, I'd probably be very boring and unhappy and unexamined." John Cameron Mitchell (currently starring as Joe Exotic in Joe vs Carole) talks about the extraordinary legacy of Hedwig And The Angry Inch and how playing Hedwig changed his own experience of gender and sexuality. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod  [This interview was originally recorded in June of 2019.]
22/02/22·30m 38s

Jared Frieder: Queer Intimacy On-Screen

Jared Frieder, the writer/director of Three Months (premiering February 23rd on Paramount+), talks about why it's vital that we let people know that "when you have access to medical care, HIV is no longer a death sentence." You can check out GLAAD's report on The State of HIV Stigma here: glaad.org/endhivstigma LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
15/02/22·27m 52s

Rachel Krantz: Dives Deep Into Polyamory & Non-Monogamy

Rachel Krantz answers all your questions about polyamory, non-monogamy, and open relationships. She's the author of the new book, Open: An Uncensored Memoir of Love, Liberation, and Non-Monogamy. "I found, at least for me, there's probably no limit to the amount of people I could love." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
08/02/22·26m 14s

LZ Granderson: Life Out Loud

LZ Granderson talks about his time at ESPN, the pushback he's received in his career, and the new season of his podcast from ABC Audio, Life Out Loud. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Follow us on Twitter (Do this right now!!!!! Please!!!!!): @lgbtqpod
01/02/22·32m 51s

Margaret Cho: A Complete History of Bisexuality

This episode will make you bi. Please listen at your own risk. Margaret Cho talks about bisexuality, BDSM, polyamory, and the first time she ever tried Stacy's Pita Chips. "I get polyamory fatigue and I get total BDSM fatigue...It takes so much energy in terms of negotiating and what you want and what you're doing and I just don't have the energy for it." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod  [This interview was originally recorded on September 6, 2019.]
30/01/22·29m 32s

Roxane Gay: Our Big 5-Year Anniversary Celebration (!!!!)

"I'm a woman and I'm queer and I'm Black and I'm fat. I try to inhabit all of these identities in my writing." Roxane Gay, the legendary BICON, joins us to talk about sex, love, and soulmates. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod [This was originally recorded in April 2019.]
28/12/21·43m 29s

Hida Viloria: Born Both, An Intersex Life

Intersex people make up nearly 2% of the total population, yet have remained sidelined and largely ignored in public discussions about sex and gender. It's a blind spot we have, one that Hida Viloria aims to correct with their memoir, Born Both: An Intersex Life. "I felt like there's a story that we don't hear enough of about intersex people, which is that it's amazing and wonderful to be intersex." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
21/12/21·25m 7s

Magora Kennedy: The 83-Year-Old Gay Reverend

The "Gay Reverend" Magora Kennedy talks about queer life in the 50s and 60s, being a part of the Black Panthers, and the Stonewall Uprising. Reverend Kennedy can be seen in the new PBS documentary, Cured. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
14/12/21·24m 27s

Jay Toole: Super Butch Stonewall Veteran

Jay Toole (a.k.a Super Butch) reflects on being kicked out of her house when she was 13, living in Washington Square Park as a homeless teenager, and the Stonewall uprising. "People have to know of the history because even though I'm talking about my history, there's so many more out there that are my history. It's our history." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
07/12/21·31m 33s

Angela Chen: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex

"You're not broken if you're different." Angela Chen talks about the broad range of experiences that asexuality encompasses, the many myths that exist, and her book, Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod [This interview was originally recorded on September 3, 2020.]
30/11/21·25m 19s

Larry Kramer: Making Gay History

Eric Marcus interviews the legendary activist Larry Kramer (recorded January 26, 1989). Check out the Making Gay History podcast for more interviews with LGBTQ+ history makers. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
23/11/21·24m 37s

Victor Garber: Has Kinda Been In Everything

...and this Sunday (11/21), he debuts as Mr. Smithers' new boyfriend on The Simpsons. Victor Garber joins us to talk about his role as the gay billionaire fashion mogul on The Simpsons, going to Stephen Sondheim's house for his Sweeney Todd callback, and why he doesn't want to do any more musicals. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter to recommend a guest: @lgbtqpod.
16/11/21·22m 28s

VINCINT: There Will Be Tears

VINCINT's debut album, There Will Be Tears, is one of our favorite albums of the year. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. You can find us on Twitter to connect and recommend a guest: @lgbtqpod. [This was originally recorded in February of 2020.]
09/11/21·28m 51s

Theo Germaine: The Nonbinary Actor Changing Hollywood

With breakout roles in The Politician (Netflix) and Work in Progress (Showtime), Theo Germaine's career shows two drastically different, yet necessary approaches to trans storytelling on TV. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter to recommend a future guest: @lgbtqpod. [This interview with Theo Germaine was originally recorded in March 2020.]
02/11/21·25m 43s

Jen Winston: How Bisexuals Are Reimagining the World

Bisexuals! They're greedy! (Greedy is the name of Jen Winston's fantastic new book. Please don't cancel me. Thank you!) Jen joins us to talk about the many persisting misconceptions around bisexuality, the imposter syndrome they feel around their gender, and their new book, Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter to recommend a future guest: @lgbtqpod.
26/10/21·25m 49s

Ts Madison: The Future Belongs to Her

No one has ever had a career like Ts Madison. The actress talks about how she turned viral Vine fame into a Hollywood career. "Oh honey, I've been there, did that, got a t-shirt, made a meal, and keep going. Y'all just now getting into something that I've already conquered." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter to recommend a future guest: @lgbtqpod.
19/10/21·35m 35s

Peter Staley: ACT UP Changed The World — Here's How

We're continuing our LGBTQ+ History Month celebration with the legendary activist, Peter Staley. His new memoir, Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism is out now.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod You can listen to our interview with ACT UP historian, Sarah Schulman here: bit.ly/actuppod And to our interview with Ann Northrop here: bit.ly/annnorthrop "There is no way we could have gotten through the tragedy that was those years without a heavy dose of sex, love, humor, and community. It was a surreal existence."
12/10/21·32m 31s

Senator Tammy Baldwin: LGBTQ+ History Maker

The first out LGBTQ+ person elected to the United States Senate, Senator Tammy Baldwin joins us to talk about her history-making career, the Equality Act, and the current state of LGBTQ+ rights in the U.S. #LGBTQHistoryMonth LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter to recommend a future guest: @lgbtqpod.
05/10/21·28m 38s

Charles Silverstein: The Joy of Gay Sex

Happy LGBTQ+ History Month! Dr. Charles Silverstein talks about his 1973 presentation before the American Psychiatric Association that led to the removal of homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual). He also talks about working with the Gay Activist Alliance in the '70s, his landmark book. The Joy of Gay Sex, and how his relationship to sex has changed now that he's 86-years-old. The new documentary, CURED, premieres on PBS on October 11th. You can listen to our interview with the legendary trans elder, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy here: bit.ly/missmajor1 LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter to recommend a future guest: @lgbtqpod.
28/09/21·29m 3s

Melissa Etheridge: Comes To Our Window

The iconic singer talks about how not being publicly out affected her songwriting, never hiding her sexuality from those in the music industry, and what it was like to go back and listen to her 30-year-old demos. (Melissa Etheridge's new album One Way Out is available now.) LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
21/09/21·24m 7s

Alicia Garza: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart

Black Lives Matter co-founder and community organizer, Alicia Garza talks about her book, The Purpose of Power (now out in paperback). LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter to recommend a guest @lgbtqpod @jeffmasters1
14/09/21·35m 21s

Denne-Michele Norris: Coming Out in the Pandemic 🏳️‍⚧️

Denne Michele Norris (co-host of Food 4 Thot) talks about recently coming out as trans, how the Choices: Stories You Play video game changed her life, and her new job as the Editor-in-Chief of Electric Literature. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
07/09/21·28m 46s

Abby McEnany: Dykes Can Do Whatever The F*ck They Want

Self-described "fat, queer dyke", Abby McEnany is one of the first butch women to ever lead a TV show. Season Two of Work In Progress is now airing on Showtime. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
31/08/21·23m 39s

Darryl Stephens: Noah's Arc, HIV, and Becoming a Dad

Darryl Stephens talks about the legacy of Noah's Arc, the radical way the show dealt with HIV, and why he almost quit acting before becoming a father. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
24/08/21·29m 51s

Billie Jean King: Pressure is a Privilege

The legendary tennis player joins us to talk about being outed in 1981, why she didn't feel comfortable with her sexuality until she was 51, and the epiphany she had as a 12-year-old that changed her life. All In, Billie Jean King's autobiography is out now.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
17/08/21·19m 45s

Andrew Rannells: From Book of Mormon to Modern Love

The Tony-nominated actor talks about his directorial debut in Modern Love, streaming August 13th on Prime Video. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
10/08/21·22m 24s

Carolina de Robertis: A Love Letter to Anyone Who's Felt Despair

"If we all wait for all the homophobic people to come around, we're going to give up our whole lives. For me, having kids really rooted me in that." Carolina de Robertis joins us to talk about her new novel, The President and the Frog. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
03/08/21·26m 44s

Kate Bornstein: Still A Gender Outlaw

The legendary Kate Bornstein talks about why gender is always changing, what is missing from public discussions of gender, and how now in her 70s, gender has become "inconsequential" to her.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod. (We've rereleased an earlier conversation with Kate from 2018 as a companion to this new one. It's right under this one in your podcast feed.)
27/07/21·21m 38s

Kate Bornstein: Gender Is A Playground (5/2/18)

What is the future of gender? Writer and gender theorist, Kate Bornstein talks about the past, present, and future of gender. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod. (We've just released a brand new conversation with Kate Bornstein. It's available right above this one in your podcast feed.)
27/07/21·36m 25s

Edafe Okporo: Seeking Asylum in The U.S.

"Smile every day — that was a dream I had as a child. I just want to be happy and being happy is not being in any form of closet." Edafe Okporo talks about HIV stigma in Nigeria, why the country's underground queer parties are so vital, and how difficult the asylum process is in the U.S.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
20/07/21·29m 12s

Ann Northrop: The Crucial Role of Women in ACT UP

When Ann Northrop walked into her first ACT UP meeting in February of 1988, she felt immediately at home. "Oh my god, these are my people," she remembers thinking. "These are the cranky individualists who are really too weird to be part of normal society and they're here doing civil disobedience and direct action." The longtime activist joins us to talk about helping to craft ACT UP's media strategy, the controversial Stop The Church protest, and why for the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community today, the AIDS crisis is ongoing. You can listen to our interview with ACT UP historian, Sarah Schulman here: bit.ly/actuppod LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
13/07/21·34m 14s

Eureka O'Hara: The Drag Race All Stars Season 6 Winner (We Hope!!!)

Eureka O'Hara (RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars) joins us to talk about her evolving relationship to gender, her drag career, and her late mother's impact. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Who do you want to hear from? Connect and recommend guests on Twitter: @lgbtqpod.
06/07/21·31m 50s

Chella Man: Trans, Deaf, Goofy, Hungry, and Tired

"My disability was interpreted as a medical issue, producing conversations and resources, but when it came to my gender and sexuality, the world went dark." Chella Man talks about the significance of his tattoos, his interlocking identities, and new book, Continuum. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. To join our newsletter, go to lgbtqpodcast.com
29/06/21·21m 39s

Rep. Sharice Davids: The First LGBTQ+ Native American in Congress

Rep. Sharice Davids talks about advocating for her LGBTQ+ and Native American communities in Congress, the viability of the Equality Act, and her new children's book, Sharice's Big Voice. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. To join our newsletter, go to lgbtqpodcast.com
22/06/21·19m 41s

Charles M. Blow: The Debt We Owe As Queer People

"When you are not living an honest, open, true life, you are taking advantage of a privilege granted to you by older, gay, lesbian, queer people who have sacrificed tremendously so that you could come into this place." Charles M. Blow joins us to talk about the decision to come out as bisexual in 2014, why we owe a debt to the queer people who came before us, and his new nightly news show, "Prime with Charles Blow" on the Black News Channel. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
15/06/21·23m 15s

John Paul Brammer: Hola Papi! Why Am I Single??!

What's wrong with me??! The queer community's favorite advice columnist, John Paul Brammer joins us to talk about his new essay collection, Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. To join our newsletter, go to lgbtqpodcast.com
08/06/21·26m 22s

Ashley C. Ford: Somebody's Daughter

"I didn't get to grow up with the myth that you can love someone and they won't do terrible things if you love them." Ashley C. Ford is the author of the stunning new memoir, Somebody's Daughter. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. To join our newsletter, go to lgbtqpodcast.com
01/06/21·25m 15s

Niecy Nash & Jessica Betts: Their Great Queer Love Story

"Damn, I could love again." Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts share their love story on the podcast this week. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. For more info, go to LGBTQpodcast.com
25/05/21·25m 24s

Gina Brown: The Invisibility of Women Living With HIV

Gina Brown (Community Engagement Manager at the Southern AIDS Coalition) talks about the disproportionality high rates of HIV in the South, HIV criminalization laws, and what we need to do to reduce stigma. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. For more information, go to www.lgbtqpodcast.com
18/05/21·23m 32s

Sarah Schulman: The Political History of ACT UP

ACT UP changed the world. Sarah Schulman's new book explains how. Let The Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York (out on May 18th) is an utterly crucial guidebook for effective activism. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. For more info, go to LGBTQpodcast.com
11/05/21·29m 20s

Alok Vaid-Menon: Trans People Have Always Existed

“What feminine part of yourself did you have to kill in order to survive in the world?” Alok Vaid-Menon talks about the past, present, and future of gender. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
04/05/21·40m 28s

François Clemmons: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Best known as Officer Clemmons in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, François Clemmons talks about making the choice to stay in the closet for Fred Rogers, visiting Stonewall in 1969, and his Grammy Award-winning music career.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod. (This interview was originally recorded in May 2020, just FYI!)
27/04/21·22m 21s

Brandon Wolf: The Pulse Survivor Talks Gun Violence Prevention

Brandon Wolf is one of the survivors of the 2016 shooting at Pulse nightclub that left 53 people wounded and 49 dead. He talks about what we can do to help advance gun safety reform, his recent meeting with President Biden, and what the media gets wrong about mass shootings. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
20/04/21·40m 7s

Lauren Hough: Leaving Isn't The Hardest Thing

Lauren Hough grew up in the now infamous cult, The Children of God, where "homosexuality was a sin akin to murder." She talks on the podcast about how the cult continues to shape her life, working "shitty jobs", and her new essay collection, Leaving Isn't The Hardest Thing (out now). LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
13/04/21·20m 31s

Brandi Carlile: Music, Faith, & Motherhood

Grammy Award-winner Brandi Carlile talks about her evolving relationship to religion, how motherhood's changed her, and her new memoir, Broken Horses. "I think the book is me going, 'OK, here's the truth. Here's where I come from, here's who I am. I still dream that I'm back in school and I can't catch up and I can't graduate.' If I just write it all down in one place and I hand it to you, if you still accept me, then I belong here." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
06/04/21·27m 25s

Amy Ray: Indigo Girls FOREVER (!!!)

O frabjous day! Amy Ray is here. Amy's been making music with her Indigo Girls bandmate Emily Saliers for over 35-years. She joins us to talk about the band's legacy, identifying as genderqueer, and the lasting power of "Closer to Fine".  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
30/03/21·28m 8s

Melissa Febos: The Gray Areas of Sex and Consent

“Girlhood was a darker time for many than we’re often willing to acknowledge." Melissa Febos talks about her new essay collection, Girlhood (out on March 30th).  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
23/03/21·30m 27s

Jim Obergefell: The Love Story That Changed History

Obergefell v. Hodges was the landmark civil rights case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the fundamental right to marry. Jim Obergefell, one of the men at the heart of the case, joins us to talk about why six years later, we still don't have *true* marriage equality.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
16/03/21·26m 3s

Brandy Clark: When Your Life is a Record

One of country music's finest songwriters, Brandy Clark talks about her Grammy Award-nominated album, Your Life is a Record. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
09/03/21·22m 12s

Ivy Bottini: The Pioneering Lesbian's Legacy

The pioneering lesbian and feminist activist died last week at the age of 94. In one of her final interviews, Ivy Bottini talks about working with Betty Friedan in the 1960s, being kicked out of the women's movement for being a lesbian, and what it was like to reach middle age and finally kiss another woman for the first time. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
02/03/21·24m 54s

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy: What The Trans Elder Wants You To Know

The celebrated trans elder, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy talks about getting knocked out at the Stonewall uprising, her friendship with Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, and achieving "icon" status. Miss Major is Executive Producer of the new docuseries, Trans in Trumpland (available on Topic.com and Amazon Prime). LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
23/02/21·22m 26s

Brian Michael Smith: Makes Trans TV History on 9-1-1: Lone Star

Brian Michael Smith is here to save you. And me. All of us. But me first. The actor joins us to talk about his history-making role on the TV show, 9-1-1: Lone Star. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
16/02/21·22m 50s

Mark Segal: Selma, Seneca Falls, Stonewall

Mark Segal talks about being at Stonewall in 1969, how it unified the LGBTQ+ community, and the special ingredient that underlies all of his activist work: humor. Mark is the author of And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
09/02/21·29m 13s

Tracey "Africa" Norman: The Legendary 'Born Beautiful' Clairol Model

Tracey "Africa" Norman reflects on her legendary modeling career, how being outed on-set of Essence Magazine in 1980 affected her relationship with the Black and LGBTQ+ communities, and the first time she saw her picture on the now-famous "Born Beautiful" Clairol box. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
02/02/21·23m 36s

What to Expect When You're Expecting New Episodes

We're back, baby. This year, you're going to hear from Tracey "Africa" Norman, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Mark Segal, Brian Michael Smith, and Melissa Febos. I can't wait for you to listen. Want to recommend a guest? Come find and connect with me on Twitter: @jeffmasters1. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
31/01/21·2m 49s

Jose Antonio Vargas: Coming Out As Undocumented

Jose Antonio Vargas has been called "the most famous undocumented immigrant in America." The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the book, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, talks about discovering that his green card was fake, how dangerous the mainstream media's coverage of immigration is, and why he wants to feel more comfortable with his sexuality. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
29/12/20·26m 49s

Jennifer Finney Boylan: Has Had a Front Seat to Trans History

She's back! Jennifer Finney Boylan makes her triumphant return to LGBTQ&A to talk about how much the trans experience has changed since her groundbreaking memoir, She's Not There, was published in 2003. Her new book, Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs, is out now. Click here to listen to our 2017 interview with Jennifer: http://apple.co/3h58mne And click here to see how to say "transgender" in sign language: https://youtu.be/8HX0HGa-pok LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod We want to hear from YOU! Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out our (short!) listener survey: bit.ly/lgbtqpodsurvey
22/12/20·25m 36s

Adam Eli: How Social Media Is Changing Queer Activism

...for the better. Activist and community organizer, Adam Eli talks about how social media has changed activism, why it's such a powerful tool, and grappling with body image in the queer community. @AdamEli LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod We want to hear from YOU! Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out our (short!) listener survey: bit.ly/lgbtqpodsurvey
15/12/20·26m 41s

Karine Jean-Pierre: The History-Making Lesbian on Biden's Staff

Meet Karine Jean-Pierre before she heads to the White House. After working on the Biden campaign, Jean-Pierre has been named Principal Deputy Press Secretary for the new administration. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod We want to hear from YOU! Please take 2 minutes to fill out our (short!) listener survey: bit.ly/lgbtqpodsurvey
08/12/20·26m 59s

Lucia Lucas: Cracking Opera’s Trans Glass Ceiling

Lucia Lucas talks about her history-making opera career. Her performance in the title role of Don Giovanni made her the first known trans person in the U.S. to perform a principal role in an opera, and is documented in the documentary, The Sound of Identity. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod We want to hear from YOU! Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out our (short!) listener survey: bit.ly/lgbtqpodsurvey
01/12/20·26m 11s

Ilona Verley: Drag Race's Two-Spirit Queen

Ilona Verley talks about being Two-Spirit, competing on Canada's Drag Race, the "crazy fluidity" she's experiencing right now around her gender, and how she achieves her "head-to-toe monochromatic, pastel perfection." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod We want to hear from YOU! Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out our (short!) listener survey: bit.ly/lgbtqpodsurvey
24/11/20·32m 1s

Tuck Woodstock: Gender, A Definitive Guide

OK, but seriously, what exactly is gender?! The Gender Detective, Tuck Woodstock (host of the Gender Reveal podcast) joins us to talk about why gender is so complicated for everyone. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
17/11/20·29m 31s

Carson Kressley: The Queer Eye OG

Carson Kressley has been busy. Since debuting as the original "Fashion Savant" on Queer Eye in 2003, Carson's been a part of RuPaul's Drag Race, Drag Race All Stars, Get A Room With Carson and Thom on Bravo, Carson Nation on OWN, Dancing With the Stars, and the Miss Universe pageant — to name a few. Today he talks about criticism of the original Queer Eye, dating, being called "daddy," and recently realizing, "Oh, my God. I've outlived Judy Garland." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
10/11/20·32m 26s

Cleve Jones: Queer Spaces After COVID-19

How will COVD-19 transform our community's physical spaces? The legendary activist, Cleve Jones joins us to talk about what will happen to the gayborhoods, why we need to start thinking about the queer community in economic terms, and talks about the current state of the LGBTQ+ movement. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
27/10/20·27m 28s

Susan SurfTone: It's LGBTQ+ History Month, Baby

After serving in the FBI in the 80s, Susan SurfTone (aka Susan Yasinski) became a lesbian surf-rocker. Her new EP, "The EP" comes out on November 3rd. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. This interview was originally recorded in November of 2017. #LGBTQHistoryMonth
20/10/20·22m 54s

Darnell L. Moore: Queer Spirituality + Being Seen

Darnell L. Moore is the author of the book, No Ashes in the Fire, and hosts the new podcast, Being Seen, which focusses on the gay and queer Black male experience. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter to connect and recommend future guests. We love hearing from you. @LGBTQpod
13/10/20·24m 48s

Ritchie Torres: From The Bronx to Congress

Ritchie Torres is running to represent New York's 15th Congressional District and would be one of the first LGBTQ+ people of color to serve in congress. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
06/10/20·21m 25s

Peppermint: The Drag Race Star Has Literally Done It All

Since appearing on RuPaul's Drag Race in 2017, Peppermint has done, well, everything: toured the world doing drag, acted on multiple TV shows, originated a role on Broadway, and now she's releasing a trilogy EPs. The first, A Girl Like Me: Letters To My Lovers, comes out on October 16th. She talks on the podcast about coming out as trans on The Daily Show in 2016, racism in the drag fandom, and the inspiration behind her new single, "Best Sex".  Listen to our recent interview with Shea Couleé here: apple.co/3007Joc LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
29/09/20·27m 55s

Lili Reinhart: Bisexuality, Crystals, Reiki, and Riverdale

Lili Reinhart talks about coming out as bisexual, her love of crystals, the advice Luke Perry gave her while filming the pilot of Riverdale, and her new book of poetry, Swimming Lessons (out September 29th).  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
22/09/20·23m 26s

Angela Chen: Asexuality Is Pretty Complex—And That's OK

Angela Chen talks about the broad spectrum of experiences that make up asexuality, the myth of sexual liberation, and her new book, Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Want to recommend a future guest? Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
15/09/20·29m 7s

Tayla Parx: Has Written All of Your Favorite Pop Songs

Tayal Parx has written songs for some of the most famous singers in the world: Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Janelle Monáe, Alicia Keys, Kesha. And with a new album of her own coming out this fall, Tayla is poised to no longer be the music industry’s best-kept secret. “The music that’s coming out of me now is more on what’s going on in the world…and I think that the music after this is going to help us get through it all.” LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter to connect and recommend at guest. @lgbtqpod
08/09/20·27m 30s

Chasten Buttigieg: Shares His Side of the Story

Allow us to reintroduce Chasten Buttigieg. He joins us to talk about what he learned traveling the country with his husband, Pete Buttigieg, during the 2020 presidential primary, what it was like growing up gay in Northern Michigan, and his new book, I Have Something To Tell You. Click here to listen to our 2019 interview with Pete Buttigieg: apple.co/2M82BaM LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter to recommend a guest, @lgbtqpod.
01/09/20·27m 57s

Tyler Glenn: I Can Feel You Feel Forgetting Me

Neon Trees frontman, Tyler Glenn talks about coming out, why the Mormon Church isn't a safe space for queer people, his solo alum, Excommunication, and the new Neon Trees album, I Can Feel You Forgetting Me (available now). LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter to recommend a guest, @lgbtqpod.
25/08/20·27m 6s

Holland Taylor: Is 77 and Busier Than Ever

"I just don't have any impulse to define myself at all by anything other than a person." Holland Taylor talks about her Emmy-nominated role in Netflix's Hollywood, working with Ryan Murphy, living in New York City during Stonewall and the AIDS crisis, and what it's like to be in such a public relationship. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter to connect and recommend a guest, @lgbtqpod.
18/08/20·25m 25s

Brandon Taylor: Would Rather Be Alone, Thank You Very Much

Brandon Taylor talks about craving solitude, his ambivalence around sex, the high stakes Black authors face, and his debut novel, Real Life.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter to connect and recommend a guest, @lgbtqpod.
11/08/20·29m 17s

Ianne Fields Stewart: The Okra Project (ft. Scott Shigeoka)

The activist and actress, Ianne Fields Stewart talks with guest host, Scott Shigeoka, about addressing food insecurity in the Black trans community with The Okra Project. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Learn more about The Okra Project here: theokraproject.com Scott Shigeoka: scottshigeoka.com Want to recommend a future guest? Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
04/08/20·24m 58s

Akwaeke Emezi: I Like to Talk About Death

Akwaeke Emezi talks about their new book, The Death of Vivek Oji (available August 4th). "I like to talk about death a lot...for a lot of queer people death really is a constant companion." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Want to recommend a future guest? Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
28/07/20·28m 18s

Shea Couleé: Your RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 5 Winner

Shea Couleé talks about how much research goes into her drag, new music, and what she wants her post-Drag Race legacy to look like. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Want to recommend a future guest? Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
25/07/20·32m 16s

Shea Diamond: Why Music is a Tool for Trans Liberation

Shea Diamond talks about running away from home at 14, writing music in prison, and why "nothing has changed since the days of Sylvia and Marsha."  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Want to recommend a future guest? Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
21/07/20·32m 47s

Maria Town: Disability Rights Are LGBTQ+ Rights

President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities, Maria Town joins us to talk ableism in the LGBTQ+ community, how her body is treated like a "public space", and why everyone will likely become disabled if they live long enough. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Want to recommend a future guest? Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
14/07/20·29m 26s

Rufus Wainwright: Unfollow the Rules

Over the course of his career, Rufus Wainwright has never been in the closet. He talks about how the music industry originally reacted to his sexuality, growing up with musician parents, and his new album, Unfollow The Rules. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Want to recommend a future guest? Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
07/07/20·23m 42s

Laverne Cox: Fighting for Trans Lives

Laverne Cox talks about "The Transgender Tipping Point" headline on her historic Time magazine cover, Aimee Stephens, and why she's done debating whether trans is real. Laverne is also the Executive Producer of the new Netflix documentary by Sam Feder, Disclosure. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Want to recommend a future guest? Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
30/06/20·26m 32s

Sam Feder: Transgender Lives On Screen (ft. Alex Schmider)

Disclosure looks back on the history of transgender representation (and misrepresentation) in Hollywood. The film's director, Sam Feder is here to talk about the significance of the documentary (now on Netflix), with a special guest appearance by GLAAD's Alex Schmider. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Want to recommend a future guest? Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
23/06/20·27m 28s

Alok Vaid-Menon: Beyond The Gender Binary

Alok Vaid-Menon talks about their art, the paradox of transfeminine life, and the beauty and joy of transition. Alok's new book, Beyond The Gender Binary, is available now. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Want to recommend a future guest? Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
16/06/20·40m 47s

James Baldwin: The 1967 Detroit Riots

James Baldwin speaks in an excerpt from Horace Ové's 1969 short film, Baldwin's N*gger, about growing up Black in America. "When you try to stand up and look the world in the face like you had a right to be here, when you do that, without knowing the result of it, you have attacked the entire power structure of the Western World." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD.
09/06/20·8m 50s

Kimberly Drew: Art and Activism

Kimberly Drew talks about the intimate relationship between art as activism, why you shouldn't be afraid of not understanding a piece of art, and her new book, This Is What I Know About Art. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
02/06/20·31m 13s

François Clemmons: Hi from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Best known as Officer Clemmons in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, François Clemmons talks about making the choice to stay in the closet for Fred Rogers, his visit to Stonewall in 1969, and his illustrious singing career. And yes, he sings for us on the podcast. And yes, it's fantastic. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
28/05/20·21m 55s

Alice Wu: The New Queer Rom-Com

Alice Wu gives the high school rom-com a queer twist in her new film, The Half of It (Netflix). Alice talks about stepping away from Hollywood after, Saving Face, her first film premiered in 2004, what brought her back 15 years later, and what's next for her. Wanna recommend a guest or complain about an episode? Come find us on twitter. @jeffmasters1 @lgbtqpod LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine.
24/05/20·22m 44s

Don't Be The Last To Know

We're back. New episodes drop May 28th and you can listen on iTunes, Spotify, wherever you prefer. Wanna recommend a guest or complain about an episode? Come find on Twitter. @jeffmasters1 LGBQT&A is produced by Jeffrey Masters and The Advocate magazine.
20/05/20·1m 32s

Robyn Crawford: My Life With Whitney Houston

For the first time, Whitney Houston's best friend, assistant, and long-rumored girlfriend, Robyn Crawford, is talking publicly about their relationship. "We were intimate on every level," Robyn says to guest host, Zach Stafford. Her new book is called A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine.
20/11/19·46m 46s

Renée Zellweger: The Judy Garland Ep (ft. Rufus Wainwright)

Rufus Wainwright steps into the hosting chair to take a trip down the yellow brick road. He talks with Renée Zellweger, the star of the new Judy Garland biopic, about their mutual devotion for the gay icon. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate.
27/09/19·27m 14s

John Cameron Mitchell: 20 Years of Hedwig and the Angry Inch

John Cameron Mitchell talks about the evolving legacy of Hedwig And The Angry Inch, why Hedwig is not a trans character, and how growing up queer teaches you empathy. "Empathy comes from being an outsider." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine.
02/07/19·30m 38s

Welcome Message

Welcome to LGBTQ&A. On this podcast feed you can find over one hundred episodes of LGBTQ&A featuring interviews with Roxane Gay, Cameron Esposito, and Trixie Mattel.For all new episodes of this show head to LuminaryPodcasts.com or download the Luminary app — there’ll be a new episode published there every week.
21/05/19·1m 12s

Ryan O'Connell: A Big Yes to Sex Work

Ryan O'Connell says he didn't come out of "the disability closet" until he was 28. He talks about life as a queer person with Cerebral Palsy, why people shouldn't be afraid to talk about sex work, and his new Netflix show, Special. LGBTQ&A is hosted/created by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine.
14/05/19·37m 33s

Amiyah Scott: Hollywood's New Leading Lady

Amiyah Scott talks about discovering the ballroom scene in Atlanta after Hurricane Katrina forced her to leave New Orleans. "Balls were created to not only be a safe space, but to celebrate the community. We weren't being celebrated, so we decided to celebrate ourselves." Amiyah also talks about the challenges of playing a trans character on the TV show, Star, who is going through so many of the same things she's gone through in life. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine.
07/05/19·40m 17s

Roxane Gay: How to Write About Love

Roxane Gay talks about why it's so difficult to write about love and says that when it comes to writing about her own relationships, she doesn't do it. She prefers to keep "the best parts" of her life private. She also talks about being a "soft butch", her place in the queer canon, and her top-secret Channing Tatum project. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine.
30/04/19·49m 12s

Pete Buttigieg: The Big Gay Interview

Pete Buttigieg takes a break from the campaign trail to talk with Jeffrey Masters about his history-making candidacy, serving in the Navy under Don't Ask, Don't Tell, fighting climate change, and the most millennial thing ever: meeting his husband on a dating app. LGBTQ&A is produced by The Advocate magazine. New episodes come out every Tuesday.
23/04/19·21m 27s

The Future: Pete Buttigieg, Roxane Gay, and You ?

A quick message to say that we're moving to Luminary, a brand new podcast platform! We'll be joining show creators like Malcolm Gladwell, Guy Raz, Hannibal Buress, Lena Dunham, and John Cameron Mitchell to create exclusive content. Plus a new show produced by Jeffrey Masters and hosted by The Advocate's Editor-in-Chief, Zach Stafford! Click here to learn more. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
19/04/19·2m 20s

Don Bachardy: To Christopher Isherwood, With Love

Don Bachardy talks about his relationship with Christopher Isherwood, his brother who dated Christopher before him, meeting Rock Hudson, and living in Evelyn Hooker's guest house. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.  Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com
16/04/19·30m 48s

Jasika Nicole: Queer + Biracial in Hollywood

Jasika Nicole (Scandal, Fringe, The Good Doctor) talks about her experience as a queer, biracial actress working in Hollywood. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
09/04/19·43m 52s

Gigi Gorgeous: The Queen of YouTube Is Here

Gigi Gorgeous talks about how much YouTube has changed since 2008, how her fiancee feels about being in such a public relationship, and her new book, He Said, She Said: Lessons, Stories, and Mistakes from My Transgender Journey. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
02/04/19·24m 24s

Ian Alexander: Is Coming For Your Gender Norms

Ian Alexander talks about finding trans community online, embracing both his masculine and feminine sides, and why his experience of gender is still evolving. Ian is in The OA, a Netflix show whose new season is out now. We're excited to announce that LGBTQ&A is moving to Luminary, a brand new podcast platform. We'll be joining show creators like Malcolm Gladwell, Guy Raz, Lena Dunham, and John Cameron Mitchell to create exclusive content. Plus a new show produced by Jeffrey Masters and The Advocate  and hosted by Editor-in-Chief, Zach Stafford! Click here to learn more. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's growing movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to provide explicit protections for women, LGBTQ people, communities of color, and those with disabilities. #EqualityAmendment LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
26/03/19·31m 15s

Jennifer Finney Boylan: Oprah's Place in Trans History

"In some ways, there is nothing more radical than raising a family." Jennifer Finney Boylan talks about coming out as trans over 20 years ago, being on The Oprah Show, losing hearing, moral imagination, and the radical queer act of raising a family. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate.
19/03/19·39m 28s

Joel Kim Booster: See You at the Circuit Party

Gay men are complicated. Joel Kim Booster talks about growing up in a religious household, being a sexual kid, looking up semen in the Encyclopedia Britannica, stanning Barbara Walters, and why gay men need to interrogate their desires a little bit more. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
12/03/19·48m 3s

Karina Samala: We Need Chosen Families

Empress Karina Samala talks about her over 25 years of activism in Los Angeles. Karina helped the LA Police and Sheriff's department create guidelines for incarcerated trans people, sensitivity training for new officers, and advocates for sex workers. We're excited to announce that LGBTQ&A is moving to Luminary! Luminary is a brand new podcast platform where you'll be able to listen to all the shows you already listen to — and if you upgrade, you'll get access to amazing AD-FREE shows only available on Luminary. >>> Click here to learn more. <<< Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's growing movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to provide explicit protections for women, LGBTQ people, communities of color, and those with disabilities. #EqualityAmendment LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
05/03/19·30m 26s

Jacob Tobia: Will Change How You Think About Gender

"The reality is we're not happy and fine all the time." Jacob Tobia talks about anti-femme sentiments in the queer community, how masculinity operates as a cycle of abuse, and why a person's under no obligation to share their trauma. They also talk about their new memoir, Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's growing movement to amend the U.S. constitution to provide explicit protections for women, LGBTQ people, communities of color, and those with disabilities. Click here to learn more: GLAAD.org/constitution LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
26/02/19·43m 32s

Zach Stafford: What Is The Future Of LGBTQ Media?

The Advocate's Editor-in-Chief, Zach Stafford talks about what the future of LGBTQ media is going to look like. He also talks about his plans to transform The Advocate, what the closing of Into means, and what Pride Media is doing to address the number of freelancers who haven't been paid for their work at Out Magazine and The Advocate. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's movement to amend the U.S. constitution in order to provide explicit protections for women, LGBTQ people, communities of color, and those with disabilities. #EqualityAmendment LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
19/02/19·45m 25s

Lol. We're back. ?

We'll be back next week, but In the meantime, would you mind ranking us five stars and leaving a comment on iTunes? It's really a huge help (and the comment can be super short). Thank you! LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.comMore information: www.LGBTQpodcast.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/02/19·1m 28s

Buck Angel: Let's Talk About Masturbation

Buck Angel started doing porn because he didn't see any other trans men represented on screen. From there, he's gone on to win an AVN award, as well as create the first commercially produced sex toy specifically made for trans men. He talks about why sex and masturbation was such an important part to his transition, how much has changed in the 22 years since he started transitioning, and why it's important for him to be vocal about how much he loves his vagina. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's fight to amend the U.S. Constitution. Let's make equality equal for everyone, once and for all. Click here to learn more. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
02/01/19·33m 37s

Mary Lambert: All I Know of Love Is Hunger

Mary Lambert talks about coming out in the church, growing up with a bisexual mom, the highs and lows of Same Love (with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis), and the life-saving importance of talking about your trauma. She describes the radical vulnerability in her book of poetry, Shame Is An Ocean I Swim Across, saying, "There's value in being radically vulnerable because it encourages empathy, and that empathy carries over into connection. Connection is what encourages us to stay alive and be accountable to each other." Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
12/11/18·42m 29s

Tre'vell Anderson: Here to Critique

How do we critique art made by queer people, especially when it's so beloved by the community? Writer, Tre'vell Anderson, joins the pod to talk about not being scared of people who disagree with them (especially on the internet), why out queer white people have achieved greater success in Hollywood than out people of color, and why they're not afraid of being pigeonholed as a writer. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com LGBTQ&A is hosted by @JeffMasters1 and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
08/11/18·41m 54s

Grace Bonney: After Design*Sponge

Grace Bonney (Design Sponge) talks about coming out at 30, why figuring out a delicate part of your identity in a public space isn't ideal, and why people not perceiving her as gay means she's constantly having to come out to people. She also talks about how the internet forces you into a place where you don't feel safe admitting mistakes, how blogging has changed, and why one day, she's going to step away from it all. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
30/10/18·46m 20s

Alexei Romanoff: The 1967 Black Cat Protest

Alexei Romanoff and David Farah talk about the 1967 Black Cat protest. Alexei helped to organize the protest and is the last known living person who was there. They discuss the New Year's Eve police raid that lead to the protest, the planning that went into it, and the legal significance of the trials that followed. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
23/10/18·41m 20s

DeRay Mckesson: Out of the Quiet

DeRay Mckesson (On The Other Side of Freedom) talks about myths we tell about black people, being stripped of every marker of strength as a public gay person, and why he used to avoid talking publicly about his love life. He also discusses how we begin to hold police accountable for misdeeds and questions if people will remain as mobilized as they are now when Trump is out of office. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
16/10/18·31m 9s

Wrabel: Hello, My Name Is Needy.

Wrabel describes growing more comfortable including same-sex pronouns in his music, how writing "The Village" changed his life, and why he cried when Sam Smith came out. He also talks about being kicked out of his church when he came out to them, the tattoo Kesha gave him, and struggles with addiction and mental health. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
09/10/18·27m 30s

Jake Shears & Ira Madison: LIVE From the Big Queer Pod Fest

This edition of the Big Queer Pod Fest featured Ira Madison (Keep It!), Fran Tirado and Dennis Norris II (Food 4 Thot), and special guest, Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters). Jake talks about his new solo album and shares a "shameful secret" story about crashing his Jaguar, which resulted in an immediate hookup. Ira mourns the loss the Lexi Featherston. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
02/10/18·1h

Chani Nicholas: Doesn't Care If You Hate Astrology

Chani Nicholas talks about why astrology is a tool for healing, and says that if astrology doesn't resonate with you...that's totally OK. Chani describes her own struggles with the legitimacy of her work, the changing perception and experience of astrology, and what our current president's birth chart says about him. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
18/09/18·33m 34s

Sonya Passi: We Need to Talk About Domestic Violence

One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, but as Sonya Passi says, this is not a gendered issue. It affects people of all genders and sexualities. Sonya is the founder and CEO of Freefrom, an organization working to financially empower survivors of domestic violence. She talks about the financial trauma that occurs and why we need to become more comfortable talking about domestic violence. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
11/09/18·30m 38s

River Gallo: Intersex Bodies Are Healthy Bodies

River Gallo didn't learn what intersex meant, let alone that he was intersex, until just last year. On this episode, he talks about how the medical community objectifies intersex people, the resulting desexualization he's experienced around his genitals, and why he's trying to bring greater visibility to intersex people with his new film, Ponyboi. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine. Follow Jeffrey on Twitter. He's very funny. @jeffmasters1
04/09/18·26m 23s

Arisce Wanzer: Gets Candid About Sex and Dating

Arisce Wanzer talks about how men have become more open to dating trans women over the last few years. She talks about how non-trans people don't consider dating trans people because it's not something they see in the media, the dangers of not disclosing being trans before you go out with someone, and why Grindr is the new frontier for trans women. Come to the Big Queer Pod Fest in New Orleans on September 1st.  Our lineup is amazing: Food 4 Thot, Ira Madison (from Keep It!), Jake Shears (from Scissor Sisters), and LGBTQ&A. Click here for more details. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
28/08/18·32m 50s

Alaska Thunderfuck: Squishy Human Drag Thing

Alaska discusses her new album, Amethyst Journey, and why the visual presentation has been so challenging. She also talks about what her early drag looked like, how winning RuPaul's Drag Race messes with your head, racism in the drag community, and her life-changing talk with Michelle Visage. Join us for our live show in New Orleans on September 1st at 6:00. Click here for more info. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
21/08/18·34m 5s

Fran Tirado: A Wink of Faggotry

"Wait. Does God exist?" Fran Tirado 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 historical gender norms, why people are so devoted to astrology and tarot, social anxiety, and queerness as "the great equalizer". Join LGBTQ&A and Food 4 Thot at the Big Queer Pod Fest in New Orleans on September 1st! Click here for more info. Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
14/08/18·44m 52s

Shea Diamond: Fighting for the Airwaves

Shea Diamond talks about the message behind her songs and the disbelief she still feels about working in the music industry. "I still think it's a joke," 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. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
07/08/18·44m 19s

Scott Turner Schofield: I Look Trans Because I Am Trans

Scott Turner Schofield talks about why he's so angry about the treatment of trans people in Hollywood and how he hopes the conversation that resulted from Scarlett Johansson's casting as a trans man is the beginning of real change. He also discusses why trans women are so much more visible in society than trans men, how visibility can lead to more violence, and Everybody Changes, the e-course he developed for companies to help ensure the safety of trans people who use their bathrooms. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
31/07/18·44m 9s

Guy Branum: Emotions Are Scary

Guy Branum talks about the stories pop culture tells about fat people—they're lazy, they're dumb, they're cowards—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,  why he doesn't care about writing jokes that are considered "nice and acceptable," and managing depression. Guy is the author of the new memoir, My Life As A Goddess. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
24/07/18·52m 3s

Mara Wilson: Bisexual Imposture Syndrome

Mara Wilson talks about why Matilda still resonates with people, especially the LGBTQ community. It's all about feeling different and finding your chosen family. Mara also talks about quitting acting because she thought she wasn't pretty enough, why it's difficult to see how we treat current and former child stars, and coming to terms with her bisexuality while in the public eye. Check out Mara's writing here. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
17/07/18·41m 30s

Steven Canals: The Restorative Power of Art

Steven Canals talks about how Pose began: from inspiration to the first draft to the first day on set. Pose was originally much darker and Steven describes why Ryan Murphy (his co-creator) pushed him to find the joy in the story in order and make it more accessible to a wider audience. Steven also talks about society's rich history of trans erasure, media not wanting to center the stories of people of color, and the impact that growing up in New York City during the AIDS Crisis had on him. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate magazine.
10/07/18·40m 14s

Gaby Dunn: Dating Men? In This Political Climate?

Gaby Dunn 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 transitioning away from YouTube, and why there isn't as much money to be made on YouTube as people think. (Her channel, Just Between Us, has over 750,000 subscribers.) Gaby also talks about the fluid nature of queer relationships, how people conflate her bisexuality with polyamory, and why she's not interested in dating men while the #MeToo movement is still unfolding. Warning: this episode containsvery important Madam Secretary spoilers. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
03/07/18·38m 25s

Shakina Nayfack: The Radical Act of Being a Trans Woman in Love

Live from the Big Queer Pod Fest in NYC, Shakina Nayfack talks about how subversive it can feel to be a trans woman learning to embrace herself as a sexual being who is worthy of love. She also talks about Manifest Pussy, the musical she wrote about her gender confirmation surgery, having to learn how to have sex again after transitioning, and why watching porn that stars trans women has been so life-changing for her. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
26/06/18·28m 41s

Kate Bornstein: The Future of Gender

The third dimension of gender is imagination. Legendary writer, actor, and gender theorist, Kate Bornstein talks about the future of gender: 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 asexual identity in life. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine. You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com Stay up-to-date on all episodes and live shows at: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
19/06/18·56m 15s

Wilson Cruz: We're In Revolutionary Times

Wilson Cruz talks about not knowing if he'd be able to work again after he came out in the 90s doing My So-Called Life, and describes how lonely it was to be one of the few openly gay actors working in Hollywood. Wilson also talks about how AIDS 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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine. Join us Saturday, June 16 for the first-ever Big Queer Pod Fest, a live show at The Bell House in Brooklyn featuring Nancy, Food 4 Thot, Making Gay History, and LGBTQ&A. Proceeds go to The Trevor Project. You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
12/06/18·38m 30s

Laura Jane Grace: Self-Loathing is a Cherished Queer Tradition

Laura Jane Grace talks about internalized transphobia and how grating it's been to have named her memoir, Tranny. She's the founder and front-woman of the punk rock band, Against Me!, and also talks about being a part of the DIY punk movement: when you're a self-proclaimed anti-capitalist band, things can get really complicated when you start making money from your music. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
05/06/18·32m 20s

Jasika Nicole: Hollywood's LGBTQ Diversity Issue

Jasika Nicole (Scandal, Underground, Fringe) talks about how being openly queer has affected her acting career, why crafting is an under-appreciated art form, and how sewing became her self-care (Jasika makes all her own clothes). Plus, she shares a story about using Myspace as a dating site. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
29/05/18·43m 52s

Jeffrey Marsh: Finding LGBTQ Community Online

For many LGBTQ people, the internet is only place where they can find acceptance. Jeffrey Marsh 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 Christine Jorgensen. Jeffrey also talks about their 20-year-old Buddhist practice, gaining fame in an "illegitimate" way (online), and learning to love their body.    Follow Jeffrey Marsh on Twitter or Instagram: @TheJeffreyMarsh LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters: @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
22/05/18·39m 37s

Chelsey Johnson: Portland's Queer Mythology

Stray City author, Chelsey Johnson 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 Portland was an accessible queer haven in the 90s, and similar to San Francisco and New York City, that's quickly changing. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
15/05/18·38m 26s

BRB: Quick Stray City Briefing

This is the briefest announcement in the history of iTunes. We're taking two weeks off to work on some SUPER EXCITING projects, but we will be back with Chelsey Johnson to talk about her book, Stray City. It's the queerest novel I've read in the last five years and I think you'll love it. In the meantime, would you mind ranking us five stars and leaving a comment on iTunes? It's really a huge help (and the comment can be super short). Thank you! LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1Click here to donate to my AIDS Life/Cycle ride. We're trying to make AIDS a thing of the past. You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.comMore information: www.LGBTQpodcast.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/05/18·57s

Alexander Chee: On Becoming An American Writer

Alexander Chee talks about the challenges in addressing and writing about sexual assault, how privilege can operate as an intellectual barrier for people, and navigating his career as a "professional gay" writer. He also talks about reading tarot and why his "witchy side" is such an intimate part of who he is. Alexander is the author of The Queen of The Night, How to Write An Autobiographical Novel, and Edinburgh. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 Click here to check out (and support!) my AIDS Life/Cycle ride. You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
24/04/18·30m 19s

Ryan Berg: 40% of Homeless Youth Are LGBTQ...Why Aren't We Mad?

Ryan Berg talks about his work with queer and trans homeless youth and how foster care can often seem like a pipeline to incarceration and homelessness. We talk why popular narratives tend to focus on LGBTQ youth's placement in foster care due to rejection from their families 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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
17/04/18·24m 26s

Kathy Tu: What Makes Us A Community?

Kathy Tu (from the podcast, Nancy) talks about the on-going process of self-acceptance: 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 what binds LGBTQ people together as a community, how to cope with anxiety, and current dating woes. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 This summer, I'll be biking the 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles with AIDS Life/Cycle. We're trying to make AIDS a thing of the past. Click here to read more and contribute! You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
10/04/18·41m 30s

Brooke Sullivan: HIV In the Trans & GNC Community

Brooke Sullivan talks about all of the misconceptions people have about her being trans and living with HIV. We also talk about why the trans community has been largely underserved in terms of HIV prevention and her work with the research team that's currently studying PrEP usage in the trans community. Brooke also talks about the loss of male privilege after she transitioned, dating while HIV positive, and a possible future cure for HIV/AIDS. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 Click here to donate to my AIDS Life/Cycle ride! I'll be cycling from San Francisco to Los Angeles this summer to raise money for the life-saving services of the LA LGBT Center and SF AIDS Foundation. You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
03/04/18·35m 9s

Trixie Mattel: Expanding The Definition of Drag

RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Season 3 Winner, Trixie Mattel asks that in an art form where you can truly do anything, what qualifies as drag? She also talks about the evolution of Trixie Mattel, why drag is in danger of becoming too self-referential at times, and explains why drag isn't just for gay people anymore. 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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
27/03/18·31m 32s

Keiynan Lonsdale: Queer Superhero (On TV and Real Life)

Keiynan Lonsdale talks about how being in the movie, Love, Simon, 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 a future where labels aren't needed, and the pressure of suddenly being seen as a spokesperson for the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 This summer I'm going to be cycling the 545-miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles with AIDS Life/Cycle. We're trying to make AIDS a thing of the past. Would you contribute? Every little bit counts! Click here. You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
20/03/18·16m 0s

Greg Berlanti: Love, Simon Director & Legendary TV Producer

Greg Berlanti talks about directing Love, Simon, the first major studio movie to have a gay teen lead. He also talks about other teen movies with LGBTQ characters, why TV has outpaced film 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 Robbie Rogers) that's in the public eye. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 Click here to contribute my AIDS Life/Cycle 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 lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
13/03/18·24m 55s

Shangela Laquifa Wadley: Think Before You Tweet

Shangela talks about BenDeLaCreme's decision to go home and explains that #BenDeLaChrist 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 Lady Gaga on the remake of A Star Is Born. Shangela also talks about her drag mom, Alyssa Edwards, why she doesn't take days off, and advice for the queens on the newest season of RuPaul's Drag Race. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 Click here to donate to my AIDS Life/Cycle ride. We're trying to make AIDS a thing of the past. You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
09/03/18·47m 31s

BRB Still Recovering From Drag Race

This is the briefest announcement in the history of iTunes. This week's episode will air a few days late...because it's with one of the top 3 finalists on RuPaul's DragRace All Stars! 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! LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. Click here to donate to my AIDS Life/Cycle ride. We're trying to make AIDS a thing of the past. You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
06/03/18·51s

Andrew Gurza: Sex & Disability

A self-proclaimed Queer Cripple, Andrew Gurza talks about why people with disabilities aren't here to be a teachable moment for everyone. He discusses the fight to own his sexuality 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. Click here to listen to Andrew's podcast, Disability After Dark. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. Click here to donate to my AIDS Life/Cycle ride. We're trying to make AIDS a thing of the past. You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
27/02/18·31m 5s

Jacob Tobia is back! A Field Guide to Transfemme Desire

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 Instagram here. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. Click here to donate to his AIDS Life/Cycle ride! You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
20/02/18·23m 43s

Food 4 Thot: Love is TBD Real

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. Food 4 Thot 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. Click here to check out more about Food 4 Thot. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. You can recommend a guest on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
13/02/18·1h 4m

Dana Goldberg: In Defense of Scissoring

...that's a joke. But this isn't: you're going to love Dana Goldberg after this. She talks about identifying with both butch and femme 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 mental health days in the Trump era, how she deals with writer's block, and why comedy doesn't only have to come from a negative place. Follow Dana Goldberg on Twitter @DGComedy Jeffrey Masters: @jeffmasters1 Click here to contribute to Jeffrey's AIDS Life/Cycle ride! All the money raised helps fund the lifesaving services that the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation provide. You can recommend a guest by emailing LGBTQAshow@gmail.com More info: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
06/02/18·36m 59s

Conner Habib: Your Strict Sexual Preferences Are Dangerous

We're talking about all things sex this week with Conner Habib, 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 our sexual preferences can be damaging. 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 monogamy, religion, and the occult. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. Click here to contribute to my AIDS Life/Cycle ride. And let me know if you do! I'll visit you in your dreams tonight. Check out Conner's podcast and website here. You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
30/01/18·33m 6s

Lina Bradford: Magic Is Real

Lina Bradford talks about how labels can pigeonhole people, and says that beauty doesn't have a gender. She talks about her spirituality, her own mix of Black Wicca and Judaism, and how fortunate she is to have a grandma who celebrated her gender from an early age. Lina also talks about being a Couture Girl in New York City, the magic of Fire Island, and why she now is so drawn to Los Angeles. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters: https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1 AIDS Life/Cycle: www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1 Lina Bradford: https://www.instagram.com/thelinabradford/ You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
23/01/18·34m 37s

Joseph Osmundson: Love Makes You Grow Up

Joseph Osmundson talks about his new book, Inside/Out, 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 "bisexual" to describe himself. Joseph is also a co-host of the podcast, Food 4 Thot, and brings a sexy game that makes Jeffrey uncomfortable. You should listen. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters: https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1 AIDS Life/Cycle: www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1 Joseph Osmundson: https://twitter.com/reluctantlyjoe You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
16/01/18·43m 16s

Kim Coco Iwamoto: Candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Hawaii

Kim Coco Iwamoto 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 the first openly trans person to win a statewide election). She also talks about her mother's experience in a Japanese Internment Camp in America during WWII, taking activism to the streets with the group, The Transexual Menace, and being a foster parent to LGBTQ youth.  More info on Kim: http://vote.kimcoco.com/ LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters: https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1 AIDS Life/Cycle: http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1  You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com  More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
09/01/18·34m 31s

Aaron Carter: Embracing My Bisexuality

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". LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters: https://twitter.com/jeffmasters1 AIDS Life/Cycle: http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com  More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
19/12/17·19m 21s

Solomon Georgio: What Sitcoms Taught Me About American Culture

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
12/12/17·41m 21s

Isis King: Paris Is Burning Changed My Life

Isis King 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 America's Next Top Model while living in a shelter, the media's learning curve in covering trans people, getting into acting, struggling to gain weight, and her love of Storm from X-Men. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
05/12/17·40m 13s

Will Kostakis: A New Wave of LGBTQ Representation in YA

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".  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
28/11/17·25m 30s

Ross Mathews: Gay People Wanted Me Off TV

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
21/11/17·18m 27s

Susan SurfTone: Former FBI Agent Talks New Threat to LGBTQ Rights

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." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
14/11/17·22m 54s

Zeke Smith: Life After Survivor

Zeke Smith talks about working with CBS and GLAAD to shape the media response after he was outed on the TV show, Survivor, 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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
07/11/17·40m 15s

Sylvia Rivera: The World Has Made Me Crazy

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. Check out more information about Making Gay History at www.MakingGayHistory.com. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or ask questions about the show by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
03/11/17·15m 33s

Katya Zamolodchikova: "Piss Queen From the Jump"

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 Trixie Mattel, safety concerns while touring the world, stealing $20,000 to pay for drugs, and getting paid to sleep with men while in drag. Katya also talks about relationships: moving fast with guys, sexual preferences, sleeping with fans, and why she's engaging in teenage frivolity with her new boyfriend. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
29/10/17·40m 17s

Zeke Thomas: Wants You To Slide Into His DMs

Zeke Thomas talks about how prevalent sexual assault is in the gay community. He's also clear when it comes to consensual sex: he wants you to be having a lot of it. We talk about how there's not a manual for being queer, 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, the secret text message chain of famous basketball player's gay sons, and other openly gay DJs (Hello, Samantha Ronson. Please come on this podcast). LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
24/10/17·30m 57s

Celebrate National Coming Out Day With Cleve Jones

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, When We Rise, is part of the inspiration for the ABC mini-series of the same name.LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.comMore information: www.LGBTQpodcast.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/17·6m 31s

Abdi Nazemian: Gay Iranians, Gay Dads, & The Gospel of Madonna

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
03/10/17·41m 18s

Cameron Esposito: To Be Apolitical & an Artist is a Waste of Time

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.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1  You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com  More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
26/09/17·46m 30s

Tommy Pico: How Not To Be One With Nature

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 […]
19/09/17·43m 1s

Shadi Petosky: Chosen Families & The Challenge of Gender

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
10/09/17·41m 27s

Michael Varrati: Horror Movies Are Finalllllly Coming Out of the Closet!

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
29/08/17·41m 58s

Cheryl Dunye: Why We Need to Change the Way Queer Stories Are Told

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
22/08/17·31m 39s

Our Lady J: The Birth of Transgender Identities in Pop Culture

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
15/08/17·36m 35s

Kristin Russo: LGBTQ Sex Ed, A-Camp, Reclaiming Bisexuality

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
09/08/17·47m 13s

Laith Ashley: Everything is a Spectrum, Nothing is Binary

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). LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
01/08/17·47m 31s

Special Episode! Shane Ortega Reacts to Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
26/07/17·10m 35s

Erin Judge: Plus Size Women Can Have Active, Healthy Sex Lives, OK?!

Erin Judge (comedian and author of Vow of Celibacy) 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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
21/07/17·49m 37s

Eliel Cruz: The End of Bisexual Erasure (Hopefully)

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
11/07/17·38m 14s

Mariana Marroquin: Transgender Immigrants: “I See You As Human Beings”

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
06/07/17·34m 54s

Alexei Romanoff: Before Stonewall, There Were The Black Cat Protests

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.LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.comMore information: www.LGBTQpodcast.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/06/17·53m 43s

Nico Tortorella: Biphobia, Polyamory, and Understanding the Cosmos

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
09/06/17·41m 43s

Chani Nicholas: Astrology is a Tool for Liberation

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.LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.comMore information: www.LGBTQpodcast.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/17·38m 13s

Alexandra Billings: Being Transgender is a Gift

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
24/05/17·22m 1s

Jennifer Finney Boylan: The Future of the Trans Movement

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.LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.comMore information: www.LGBTQpodcast.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/17·51m 47s

Shane Ortega: Fighting for Transgender Rights in the Military

Shane Ortega (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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
09/05/17·35m 44s

Matt Baume: Chechnya, Polari, and The Gift of Queerness

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
01/05/17·47m 2s

Cleve Jones: LGBTQ Activist Talks Harvey Milk, AIDS, & Marriage Equality

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
24/04/17·42m 41s

Amin El Gamal: Prison Break, LGBTQ Muslims, and Judy Garland

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
17/04/17·44m 36s

Asia Kate Dillon: TV’s First (And Only) Openly Non-Binary Actor

Asia Kate Dillon 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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
11/04/17·23m 7s

Michelle Stevens: From Childhood Abuse to the Perfect Lesbian Love Story

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
03/04/17·41m 6s

Angelica Ross: Spending Time in Silence

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
28/03/17·45m 19s

Melissa Febos: Hickeys, Daddy Issues, and Celibacy

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
21/03/17·39m 12s

NiK Kacy: Embracing the Absence of Gender…Beginning with Shoes

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
17/03/17·43m 51s

Ira Madison III: Why Pop Culture Matters

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
21/02/17·40m 10s

Jen Richards: Adjusting to Life Without Male Privilege

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
09/02/17·42m 32s

Trixie Mattel: Aging, Dating, & Wanting to Look Like a Wind-Up Toy

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
25/01/17·31m 32s

Alexandra Grey: Transparent Breakout Star

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
16/01/17·34m 37s

Perez Hilton: How to Build a Media Empire

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
09/01/17·36m 8s

Buck Angel: How Sex Changed My Life

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”.LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.comMore information: www.LGBTQpodcast.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/16·49m 16s

Ashby Dodge: Caring For LGBTQ Youth With The Trevor Project

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). LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
13/12/16·26m 48s

D’Lo: Will the Real Queer Transgender Tamil Sri Lankan Please Stand Up?

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
07/12/16·43m 59s

Laura Jane Grace: Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
30/11/16·37m 17s

Cheryl Dunye: The Groundbreaking Queer Filmmaker

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.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
22/11/16·31m 52s

Peter Paige: Queer As Folk's Legacy Today

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
15/11/16·29m 37s

Bamby Salcedo: Making the World a Safer Place for Trans People

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
07/11/16·31m 58s

Conner Habib: Why Are We Afraid to Talk About Sex?

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
01/11/16·38m 40s

Shane Ortega: The First Trans Person to Serve Openly in the Military

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
25/10/16·35m 44s

iO Tillett Wright: My Parents Never Questioned My Gender

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”.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
17/10/16·29m 51s

Jacob Tobia: The Sisterhood of the Traveling 1950s Grandma Dress

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
10/10/16·38m 34s

Michelle Tea: Suffering For Your Art is Like So Sexy

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
03/10/16·37m 41s

Arisce Wanzer: The Fashion Industry Needs To Embrace Diverse Women

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. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
18/09/16·24m 51s

Ross Mathews: Sounding Gay and Loving Football

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&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
13/09/16·18m 27s

Josh Allen: LGBTQ Characters on Empire & Growing Up in Chicago

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&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
06/09/16·29m 48s

Ali Liebegott: Transparent Writer and Gender Turducken

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&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1 You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.com More information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
01/09/16·35m 13s

What We’re All About — LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters

Hi! Welcome to LGBTQ&A. You're gonna love it here. Since 2016, we've been bringing you interviews with the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world—people like Laverne Cox, Janelle Monáe, Pete Buttigieg, Angela Davis, Brandi Carlile, and Alok Vaid-Menon. If you're looking for a good episode to start with, check out our recent interview with the trans icon, Laverne Cox.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. Follow up on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
01/09/16·1m 35s
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