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*Featured in The New York Times* Get to know the LGBTQ community -- all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. LGBTQ&A gets beyond transition and coming out stories, to get to know each person's defining moments, accomplishments, and how they got to where they are today. Hosted and created by Jeffrey Masters.

*Featured in The New York Times* Get to know the LGBTQ community -- all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. LGBTQ&A gets beyond transition and coming out stories, to get to know each person's defining moments, accomplishments, and how they got to where they are today. Hosted and created by Jeffrey Masters.
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*Featured in The New York Times* Get to know the LGBTQ community -- all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. LGBTQ&A gets beyond transition and coming out stories, to get to know each person's defining moments, accomplishments, and how they got to where they are today. Hosted and created by Jeffrey Masters.

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Episodes

Jeffrey Marsh: Finding LGBTQ Community Online

5/21/2018
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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...

Duration:00:40:07

Chelsey Johnson: Portland's Queer Mythology

5/15/2018
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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...

Duration:00:38:25

BRB: Quick Stray City Briefing

5/1/2018
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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....

Duration:00:00:57

Alexander Chee: On Becoming An American Writer

4/24/2018
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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...

Duration:00:30:19

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

4/17/2018
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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...

Duration:00:24:24

Kathy Tu: What Makes Us A Community?

4/10/2018
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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...

Duration:00:41:30

Brooke Sullivan: HIV In the Trans & GNC Community

4/3/2018
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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....

Duration:00:35:09

Trixie Mattel: Expanding The Definition of Drag

3/27/2018
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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...

Duration:00:31:31

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

3/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:15:59

Greg Berlanti: Love, Simon Director on Why Representation Matters

3/13/2018
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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....

Duration:00:24:55

Shangela Laquifa Wadley: Think Before You Tweet

3/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:47:31

BRB Still Recovering From Drag Race

3/6/2018
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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...

Duration:00:00:51

Andrew Gurza: Sex & Disability

2/26/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:31:04

Jacob Tobia is back! A Field Guide to Transfemme Desire

2/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:23:43

Food 4 Thot: Love is TBD Real

2/13/2018
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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...

Duration:01:04:09

Dana Goldberg: In Defense of Scissoring

2/6/2018
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...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...

Duration:00:36:59

Conner Habib: Are Sexual Preferences Dangerous?

1/30/2018
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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...

Duration:00:33:06

Lina Bradford: Magic Is Real

1/23/2018
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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:...

Duration:00:34:37

Joseph Osmundson: Love Makes You Grow Up

1/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:43:15

Kim Coco Iwamoto: Candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Hawaii

1/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:34:30

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