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LGBTQ&A
*Featured in The New York Times* Get to know the LGBTQ community. From The Advocate Magazine, LGBTQ&A is a weekly interview podcast that gets beyond transition and coming out stories in order to get to know each person's defining moments, their accomplishments, and how they got to where they are today. Hosted and created by Jeffrey Masters.
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Mara Wilson: Bisexual Imposture Syndrome Emoji
"Do people like Matilda more than they like me?"
41 min
2
Steven Canals: The Restorative Power of Art
Pose co-creator, Steven Canals talks about prevailing against transphobia in Hollywood.
40 min
3
Gaby Dunn: Dating Men? In This Political Climate?
Gaby Dunn talks about the need for more queer female content in Hollywood.
38 min
4
Shakina Nayfack: The Radical Act of Being a Tra...
LIVE from the Big Queer Pod Fest in NYC.
28 min
5
Kate Bornstein: What is The Future of Gender Go...
The third dimension of gender is imagination.
56 min
6
Wilson Cruz: We're In Revolutionary Times
Wilson Cruz: Star Trek, 13 Reason Why, My So-Called Life
38 min
7
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
8
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
9
Jeffrey Marsh: Finding LGBTQ Community Online
For many LGBTQ people, the internet is only place where they can find acceptance.
39 min
10
Chelsey Johnson: Portland's Queer Mythology
Portland was an accessible queer haven in the 90s...so what happened to it?
38 min
11
BRB: Quick Stray City Briefing
Chelsey Johnson (author of Stray City) is coming to the pod...soon.
0 min
12
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
13
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
14
Kathy Tu: What Makes Us A Community?
She's still figuring it all out — but aren't we all?
41 min
15
Brooke Sullivan: HIV In the Trans & GNC Community
Why has the trans community been so underserved for HIV prevention?
35 min
16
Trixie Mattel: Expanding The Definition of Drag
In an art form where you can do anything, how do you define drag?
31 min
17
Keiynan Lonsdale: Queer Superhero (On TV and Re...
Keiynan talks about looking forward to a future where labels aren't needed.
16 min
18
Greg Berlanti: Love, Simon Director & Legendary...
Love, Simon is the first major studio movie to have a gay teen lead.
24 min
19
Shangela Laquifa Wadley: Think Before You Tweet
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Finalist
47 min
20
BRB Still Recovering From Drag Race
The briefest announcement in the history of iTunes.
0 min
21
Andrew Gurza: Sex & Disability
Andrew Gurza talks about working to convince people of the sexual viability of those with disabilities.
31 min
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
Joseph Osmundson: Love Makes You Grow Up
Joseph Osmundson: scientist, writer, and that guy on Twitter who tweets a lot about therapy.
43 min
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
Zeke Thomas: Wants You To Slide Into His DMs
Zeke Thomas talks about how prevalent sexual assault is in the gay community.
30 min
39
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.
6 min
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
Michael Varrati: Horror Movies Are Finalllllly ...
Michael Varrati talks about the queer undertones (both hidden and overt) in horror movies.
41 min
45
Cheryl Dunye: Why We Need to Change the Way Que...
Cheryl Dunye is a pioneering queer filmmaker.
31 min
46
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
47
Kristin Russo: LGBTQ Sex Ed, A-Camp, Reclaiming...
Kristin Russo, author of This is Book for Parents of Gay Kids.
47 min
48
Laith Ashley: Everything is a Spectrum, Nothing...
Laith Ashley talks about why living openly as a transgender person is a privilege.
47 min
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
Mariana Marroquin: Transgender Immigrants: “I S...
Mariana Marroquin works as an Anti-Violence Project Manager at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
34 min
53
Alexei Romanoff: Before Stonewall, There Were T...
Alexei Romanoff and David Farah talk about the Black Cat protests that happened in 1967 (two years before Stonewall).
53 min
54
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
55
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.
38 min
56
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
57
Jennifer Finney Boylan: The Future of the Trans...
Jennifer Finney Boylan talks with Jeffrey Masters about working with GLAAD to accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ people.
51 min
58
Shane Ortega: Fighting for Transgender Rights i...
Shane Ortega talks about being the first transgender person to serve openly in the military.
35 min
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
Angelica Ross: Spending Time in Silence
Angelica Ross talks about how her life has changed since becoming a Buddhist.
45 min
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
Jen Richards: Adjusting to Life Without Male Pr...
Jen Richards: Learning to Love Yourself (It's Hard!!!!)
42 min
69
Trixie Mattel: Aging, Dating, & Wanting to Look...
Trixie Mattel talks about not wanting to look like a woman or a man.
34 min
70
Alexandra Grey: Transparent Breakout Star
Alexandra Grey does her best celebrity impressions!
34 min
71
Perez Hilton: How to Build a Media Empire
Perez Hilton talks about learning how to separate himself from the character he created.
36 min
72
Buck Angel: How Sex Changed My Life
Buck Angel talks about how sex taught him to love himself.
49 min
73
Ashby Dodge: Caring For LGBTQ Youth With The Tr...
Ashby Dodge is the Clinical Director at The Trevor Project and talks about the increase in calls since the 2016 presidential election.
26 min
74
D’Lo: Will the Real Queer Transgender Tamil Sri...
D’Lo talks offers evidence to support the claim that he’s a demigod.
43 min
75
Laura Jane Grace: Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Ana...
Laura Jane Grace talks about naming her memoir the “t” word, when it’s a word she despises.
37 min
76
Cheryl Dunye: The Groundbreaking Queer Filmmaker
Cheryl Dunye talks about why she’s not interested in being a commercial filmmaker.
31 min
77
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.
29 min
78
Bamby Salcedo: Making the World a Safer Place f...
Bamby Salcedo talks about her work as an activist and the struggles that trans people face, especially those in immigrant and latin communities.
31 min
79
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.
38 min
80
Shane Ortega: The First Trans Person to Serve O...
Shane Ortega talks about joining the military to fight the bans on LGBTQ people.
35 min
81
iO Tillett Wright: My Parents Never Questioned ...
iO Tillett Wight talks about what it was like growing up with parents and a community who never questioned his gender.
29 min
82
Jacob Tobia: The Sisterhood of the Traveling 19...
Jacob Tobia talks about their evolving views on their own gender and sexuality.
38 min
83
Michelle Tea: Suffering For Your Art is Like So...
Michelle Tea talks about her new hybrid-memoir (Black Wave), early literary tours with Sister Spit, and romanticizing suffering for her art.
37 min
84
Arisce Wanzer: The Fashion Industry Needs To Em...
Arisce Wanzer talks about both the stigmas and opportunities of being transgender and a supermodel.
24 min
85
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.
19 min
86
Josh Allen: LGBTQ Characters on Empire & Growin...
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 what Julliard is.
29 min
87
Ali Liebegott: Transparent Writer and Gender Tu...
Ali Liebegott talks about writing for Transparent and inhabiting a butch identity.
35 min
88
What We’re All About | LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Mas...
An interview podcast documenting the different stories of the LGBTQ community.
1 min