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LGBTQ&A

LGBTQ&A (recommended by The New York Times) documents modern queer and trans history. This weekly interview podcast from The Advocate gets beyond transition and coming out stories in order to get to know each person's defining moments, their accomplishments, and how they got to where they are today. LGBTQ&A is hosted and created by Jeffrey Masters. All new episodes are now on Luminary! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.

TV & Film
Sexuality
Education
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Robyn Crawford: My Life With Whitney Houston
46 min
2
Renée Zellweger and Rufus Wainwright: The Judy ...
27 min
3
John Cameron Mitchell: Question Everything
47 min
4
Ryan O'Connell: A Big Yes to Sex Work
37 min
5
Amiyah Scott: Hollywood's New Leading Lady
40 min
6
Roxane Gay: How to Write About Love
49 min
7
Pete Buttigieg: The Big Gay Interview
21 min
8
The Future: Pete Buttigieg, Roxane Gay, and You 😎
We're moving to Luminary! And Jeffrey Masters explains what that means.
2 min
9
Don Bachardy: To Christopher Isherwood, With Love
"Looking back on those years with Chris, I was extraordinary. And the better I knew him, the more extraordinary I became."
31 min
10
Jasika Nicole: Queer + Biracial in Hollywood
Consider this a formal plea from The Advocate that Jasika be cast in the L Word reboot.
44 min
11
Gigi Gorgeous: The Queen of YouTube Is Here 👑
"Don't take this moment for granted. If you're feeling down, bitch, get up. You are living and breathing and experiencing life. You've worked your ass off to get here."
24 min
12
Ian Alexander: Is Coming For Your Gender Norms
"Now I realize there's nothing wrong with being trans. I'm not broken."
31 min
13
Jennifer Finney Boylan: We Set Out To Save The ...
"It's the spectacular mystery of life: the way we keep becoming other versions of ourselves."
39 min
14
Joel Kim Booster: Sexual Attraction is Kinda Co...
"There's a lot of inner life going on in a circuit party that you might not want to admit. I'm there and I fucking read."
48 min
15
Karina Samala: We Need Chosen Families
"Mother" Karina talks about her 25+ years of fighting for trans people in Los Angeles.
30 min
16
Jacob Tobia: Will Change How You Think About Ge...
"We're all walking around with a level of psychic trauma that we don't know how to talk about, and that requires attention and healing."
43 min
17
Zach Stafford: What Is The Future Of LGBTQ Media?
The Advocate's new Editor-in-Chief talks about where we're heading.
45 min
18
Buck Angel: Let's Talk About Masturbation
"Sex is a very important part of your transition and learning how to love yourself."
33 min
19
Mary Lambert: All I Know of Love Is Hunger
"The world taught me to dress up my trauma in short skirts and secret bathroom crying."
42 min
20
Tre'vell Anderson: Here to Critique
How do we critique queer art (especially when it's beloved)?
41 min
21
Grace Bonney: Admitting Your Mistakes On The In...
Figuring out your identity in a public space isn't ideal, or always safe.
46 min
22
Alexei Romanoff: The 1967 Black Cat Protest
"I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore."
41 min
23
DeRay Mckesson: Out of the Quiet
"Why haven't you seen Zootopia?"
31 min
24
Wrabel: Hello, My Name Is Needy.
The time for LGBTQ pop stars is now.
27 min
25
Jake Shears & Ira Madison: LIVE From the Big Qu...
Ever have a car crash turn into a hookup?
60 min
26
Chani Nicholas: Doesn't Care If You Hate Astrology
Astrology is a tool for healing.
33 min
27
Sonya Passi: We Need to Talk About Domestic Vio...
It's a severe national crisis.
30 min
28
River Gallo: Intersex Bodies Are Healthy Bodies
There are records of intersex people dating back to Ancient Greece.
26 min
29
Arisce Wanzer: Gets Candid About Sex and Dating
Trans women are discovering Grindr as the next frontier for dating.
32 min
30
Alaska Thunderfuck: Squishy Human Thing
Alaska talks about racism in the drag community, being a nudist, and why her new album has been so confronting.
34 min
31
Fran Tirado: A Wink of Faggotry
"Wait. Does God exist?"
44 min
32
Shea Diamond: Fighting for the Airwaves
"People believe that our bodies belong to them."
44 min
33
Scott Turner Schofield: I Look Trans Because I ...
Scott talks about the treatment of trans actors in Hollywood: "We are so much more than our gender."
44 min
34
Guy Branum: Emotions Are Scary
P.S. We're all very broken inside.
52 min
35
Mara Wilson: Bisexual Imposture Syndrome Emoji
"Do people like Matilda more than they like me?"
41 min
36
Steven Canals: The Restorative Power of Art
Pose co-creator, Steven Canals talks about prevailing against transphobia in Hollywood.
40 min
37
Gaby Dunn: Dating Men? In This Political Climate?
Gaby Dunn talks about the need for more queer female content in Hollywood.
38 min
38
Shakina Nayfack: The Radical Act of Being a Tra...
LIVE from the Big Queer Pod Fest in NYC.
28 min
39
Kate Bornstein: The Future of Gender
What is the future of gender going to look like?
56 min
40
Wilson Cruz: We're In Revolutionary Times
Wilson Cruz: Star Trek, 13 Reason Why, My So-Called Life
38 min
41
Laura Jane Grace: Self-Loathing is a Cherished ...
Against Me! creator and front-woman, Laura Jane Grace talks about the DIY Punk Movement and her internalized transphobia.
32 min
42
Jasika Nicole: Hollywood's LGBTQ Diversity Issue
How has being biracial and queer affected her acting career? Hint: it's not a happy story.
52 min
43
Jeffrey Marsh: Finding LGBTQ Community Online
For many LGBTQ people, the internet is only place where they can find acceptance.
39 min
44
Chelsey Johnson: Portland's Queer Mythology
Portland was an accessible queer haven in the 90s...so what happened to it?
38 min
45
Alexander Chee: On Becoming An American Writer
Alexander Chee talks about reading tarot, his witchy side, and the challenges of writing about sexual assault.
30 min
46
Ryan Berg: 40% of Homeless Youth Are LGBTQ...Wh...
Often leading to incarceration or homelessness, Ryan Berg's here to talk about what needs to be done to improve the foster care system.
24 min
47
Kathy Tu: What Makes Us A Community?
She's still figuring it all out — but aren't we all?
41 min
48
Brooke Sullivan: HIV In the Trans & GNC Community
Why has the trans community been so underserved for HIV prevention?
35 min
49
Trixie Mattel: Expanding The Definition of Drag
In an art form where you can do anything, how do you define drag?
31 min
50
Keiynan Lonsdale: Queer Superhero (On TV and Re...
Keiynan talks about looking forward to a future where labels aren't needed.
16 min
51
Greg Berlanti: Love, Simon Director & Legendary...
Love, Simon is the first major studio movie to have a gay teen lead.
24 min
52
Shangela Laquifa Wadley: Think Before You Tweet
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Finalist
47 min
53
BRB Still Recovering From Drag Race
The briefest announcement in the history of iTunes.
0 min
54
Andrew Gurza: Sex & Disability
Andrew Gurza talks about working to convince people of the sexual viability of those with disabilities.
31 min
55
Jacob Tobia is back! A Field Guide to Transfemm...
Jacob Tobia talks about what they describe as the great unfinished business of their gender exploration: figuring out what it means to be desired as a transfeminine person.
23 min
56
Food 4 Thot: Love is TBD Real
The hosts of the podcast, Food 4 Thot are here for a special Valentine's Day extravaganza.
64 min
57
Dana Goldberg: In Defense of Scissoring
...that's a joke. But this isn't: you're going to love Dana Goldberg after this interview.
36 min
58
Conner Habib: Your Strict Sexual Preferences Ar...
We're talking about all things sex this week with Conner Habib, the Cate Blanchett of porn.
33 min
59
Lina Bradford: Magic Is Real
Lina Bradford talks about how labels can pigeonhole people, and says that beauty doesn't have a gender.
34 min
60
Joseph Osmundson: Love Makes You Grow Up
Joseph Osmundson: scientist, writer, and that guy on Twitter who tweets a lot about therapy.
43 min
61
Kim Coco Iwamoto: Candidate for Lieutenant Gove...
Kim Coco Iwamoto, the first openly trans person to win a statewide election, is now running for Lieutenant Governor in Hawaii.
34 min
62
Aaron Carter: Embracing My Bisexuality
Aaron Carter talks about adjusting to being an out of the closet, being single, and being open to dating men.
19 min
63
Solomon Georgio: What Sitcoms Taught Me About A...
Solomon Georgio talks about immigrating from African, learning that he was black, and learning American culture through watching sitcoms.
41 min
64
Isis King: Paris Is Burning Changed My Life
Isis King talks about America's Next Top Model and how Paris Is Burning opened her eyes to her own gender.
40 min
65
Will Kostakis: A New Wave of LGBTQ Representati...
Will Kostakis talks about his new YA book, The Sidekicks, and Australia's recent survey on marriage equality.
25 min
66
Ross Mathews: Gay People Wanted Me Off TV
Ross Mathews talks about being accused of setting back the movement while appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
18 min
67
Susan SurfTone: Former FBI Agent Talks New Thre...
FBI agent turned surf-rocker, Susan SurfTone talks about how unstable the rights of LGBTQ people are under this current administration.
38 min
68
Zeke Smith: Life After Survivor
Zeke Smith talks about working with GLAAD and CBS to shape the media response to his outing, and what he's doing now that the show is over.
40 min
69
Sylvia Rivera: The World Has Made Me Crazy
The legendary activist talks about Stonewall, growing up as an effeminate kid, and leaving home at 10.
15 min
70
Katya Zamolodchikova: "Piss Queen From the Jump"
Katya Zamolodchikova talks about her new Viceland show with Trixie Mattel, stealing $20,000 to pay for drugs, and getting paid to sleep with men while in drag.
40 min
71
Zeke Thomas: Wants You To Slide Into His DMs
Zeke Thomas talks about how prevalent sexual assault is in the gay community.
30 min
72
Abdi Nazemian: Gay Iranians, Gay Dads, & The Go...
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.
41 min
73
Cameron Esposito: To Be Apolitical & an Artist ...
Cameron Esposito talks about making comedy in the Trump era and the great impact Edith Windsor had on all aspects of her life.
46 min
74
Tommy Pico: How Not To Be One With Nature
Tommy Pico talks about growing up on a Native American reservation and trying to tame the English language with his poetry.
43 min
75
Shadi Petosky: Chosen Families & The Challenge ...
Shadi Petosky talks about wanting to create a diverse and inclusive world in her animated series, Danger and Eggs.
41 min
76
Michael Varrati: Horror Movies Are Finalllllly ...
Michael Varrati talks about the queer undertones (both hidden and overt) in horror movies.
41 min
77
Cheryl Dunye: Why We Need to Change the Way Que...
Cheryl Dunye is a pioneering queer filmmaker.
31 min
78
Our Lady J: The Birth of Transgender Identities...
Our Lady J talks about being a writer for Transparent and the power and responsibility that storytellers have.
36 min
79
Kristin Russo: LGBTQ Sex Ed, A-Camp, Reclaiming...
Kristin Russo, author of This is Book for Parents of Gay Kids.
47 min
80
Laith Ashley: Everything is a Spectrum, Nothing...
Laith Ashley talks about why living openly as a transgender person is a privilege.
47 min
81
Special Episode! Shane Ortega Reacts to Trump’s...
Shane Ortega talks about how to interpret President Trump’s tweets banning trans people from serving in the military.
10 min
82
Erin Judge: Plus Size Women Can Have Active, He...
Erin Judge talks about how overweight people are able to have active, healthy sex lives, despite how the media often represents them.
49 min
83
Eliel Cruz: The End of Bisexual Erasure (Hopefu...
Eliel Cruz talks about why religion has remained such a large part of so many LGBTQ people’s lives.
38 min
84
Mariana Marroquin: Transgender Immigrants: “I S...
Mariana Marroquin works as an Anti-Violence Project Manager at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
34 min
85
Nico Tortorella: Biphobia, Polyamory, and Under...
Nico Tortorella talks about why people are freaked out and fascinated by his bisexuality, saying people equate it with promiscuity.
41 min
86
Alexandra Billings: Being Transgender is a Gift
Alexandra Billings talks about the women who mentored her and why Larry Kramer asked her not to march in the AIDS marches.
22 min
87
Shane Ortega: Fighting for Transgender Rights i...
Shane Ortega talks about being the first transgender person to serve openly in the military.
35 min
88
Matt Baume: Chechnya, Polari, and The Gift of Q...
Matt Baume talks about the torture of queer men that’s occurring in Chechnya and what you can do if you feel helpless.
47 min
89
Cleve Jones: LGBTQ Activist Talks Harvey Milk, ...
Cleve Jones talks about his life in the LGBTQ movement: working with Harvey Milk, starting the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and marching on Washington.
42 min
90
Amin El Gamal: Prison Break, LGBTQ Muslims, and...
Amin El Gamal talks about why he doesn't want to play any more terrorists.
44 min
91
Asia Kate Dillon: TV’s First (And Only) Openly ...
Asia Kate Dillon talks about the Emmy Award’s message of inclusion towards them as a non-binary actor.
23 min
92
Michelle Stevens: From Childhood Abuse to the P...
Dr. Michelle Stevens talks about surviving a childhood of sexual abuse, the mental illness that resulted, and how common abuse is.
41 min
93
Angelica Ross: Spending Time in Silence
Angelica Ross talks about how her life has changed since becoming a Buddhist.
45 min
94
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.
39 min
95
NiK Kacy: Embracing the Absence of Gender…Begin...
NiK Kacy talks about feeling ignored by the fashion industry and why they created their gender equal footwear company.
43 min
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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.
40 min
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Jen Richards: Adjusting to Life Without Male Pr...
Jen Richards: Learning to Love Yourself (It's Hard!!!!)
42 min
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Trixie Mattel: Aging, Dating, & Wanting to Look...
Trixie Mattel talks about not wanting to look like a woman or a man.
34 min
99
Alexandra Grey: Transparent Breakout Star
Alexandra Grey does her best celebrity impressions!
34 min
100
Perez Hilton: How to Build a Media Empire
Perez Hilton talks about learning how to separate himself from the character he created.
36 min