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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

DeRay Mckesson: Out of the Quiet

10/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:32:07

Wrabel: Hello, My Name Is Needy.

10/8/2018
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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...

Duration:00:27:29

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

10/2/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:02

Chani Nicholas: Doesn't Care If You Hate Astrology

9/18/2018
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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....

Duration:00:33:33

Sonya Passi: We Need to Talk About Domestic Violence

9/11/2018
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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...

Duration:00:30:38

River Gallo: Intersex Bodies Are Healthy Bodies

9/4/2018
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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...

Duration:00:26:53

Arisce Wanzer: Gets Candid About Sex and Dating

8/28/2018
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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...

Duration:00:32:49

Alaska Thunderfuck: Squishy Human Thing

8/21/2018
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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...

Duration:00:34:05

Fran Tirado: A Wink of Faggotry

8/14/2018
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"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...

Duration:00:44:52

Shea Diamond: Fighting for the Airwaves

8/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:44:19

Scott Turner Schofield: I Look Trans Because I Am Trans

7/31/2018
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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...

Duration:00:44:09

Guy Branum: Emotions Are Scary

7/24/2018
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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...

Duration:00:52:03

Mara Wilson: Bisexual Imposture Syndrome Emoji

7/17/2018
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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...

Duration:00:41:30

Steven Canals: The Restorative Power of Art

7/10/2018
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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...

Duration:00:40:14

Gaby Dunn: Dating Men? In This Political Climate?

7/3/2018
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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...

Duration:00:38:25

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

6/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:28:41

Kate Bornstein: The Future of Gender

6/19/2018
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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...

Duration:00:56:33

Wilson Cruz: We're In Revolutionary Times

6/12/2018
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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...

Duration:00:38:30

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

6/5/2018
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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...

Duration:00:32:20

Jasika Nicole: Hollywood's LGBTQ Diversity Issue

5/29/2018
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Jasika Nicole (Scandal, Underground, Fringe) talks about how being openly queer has affected her acting career. She also talks about the complicated myth that the black community is 100% homophobic, 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...

Duration:00:52:51