Outward: Slate's LGBTQ podcast

Outward, Slate's queer podcast, is a whip-smart monthly salon in which hosts and guests deepen the audience’s understanding of queer culture and politics, delight them with unexpected perspectives, and invite listeners into a colorful conversation about the issues animating LGBTQ communities.

Society & Culture
Mercury Stardust Helps Queer People Feel Safe a...
TikTok’s trans handy ma’am on the emotional dimensions of home maintenance.
62 min
Red, White & Really Bad
A gay romance among the ruling class seems to have been created for straight people.
61 min
The Pleasures and Politics of Cruising
Two new works of art focus on the realities of outdoor sexual encounters.
62 min
Despair Is a Rational Response to Anti-Trans Ac...
Trans and queer people have always existed. We always will.
22 min
Pride Special: The Trans Pharmacist Who Went Viral
Gwen Herzig went to the Arkansas legislature to share her medical expertise. What came next was humiliating.
25 min
What Was Corporate Pride?
We always knew that rainbow-washing was bogus. So why do we miss it?
52 min
Pride Special: Why the Law Cares About Your Sex
Paisley Currah discusses his book Sex Is as Sex Does with Sol Werthan.
30 min
Lesbian Bars: A Love Story
Krista Burton and Naomi Gordon-Loebl visited every U.S. dyke bar.
29 min
Pride Special: The Joys of Writing Queer Love S...
A conversation with romance novelist Harper Bliss.
31 min
Pride Special: Is “I Do” Best for You?
A better way to protect all kinds of relationships—including queer ones.
34 min
Queer Utopian Fiction and Dystopian Reality TV
Netflix’s queer dating show features pets, processing, and very little sexual chemistry.
69 min
Are Advice Columns Intrinsically Queer?
Plus, the undeniable gayness of Frog and Toad.
79 min
Why Is Everything “Lesbian” Always Dying?
Plus, PFLAG turns 50, but have the parents of queer kids really grown up?
79 min
Are Throuples All That Different From Couples?
Plus, the shocking history and radical queer possibilities of psychedelics.
78 min
The War on Drag
Why drag? Why now?
78 min
How Can Queer People Keep Each Other Safe?
Plus, a conversation with actress Jen Richards about the groundbreaking trans film Framing Agnes.
87 min
How to Read a New York Times Story About Trans ...
Plus, a conversation with James Roesener, the first out trans man to win a seat in a U.S. state legislature.
70 min
Debating Queer History in Bros and at the Libra...
Is consuming gay culture a political act?
83 min
Is A League of Their Own Gratuitously Gay?
Plus, the making of Stay on Board, the Netflix documentary about trans skateboarder Leo Baker.
75 min
Viruses and Our Profoundly Unequal World
Plus: Why are so many GOP politicians voting to support marriage equality?
84 min
Demystifying Monkeypox
Plus, how two trans women ran an underground surgical clinic.
70 min
Is Marriage Equality in Jeopardy?
LGBTQ rights in the post-Dobbs era.
23 min
The Promise of Pride
The core values of our annual celebration.
76 min
Is Fire Island the Gay Rom-Com We've Been Waiti...
A queer consideration of Hulu’s summer rom-com.
42 min
Pride Month Special: A Pioneering Lesbian Photo...
31 min