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Join Jai and Doc as they examine black gay life through the voices and stories of those of us who live it....and live it well! A new episode is posted every Saturday.

Join Jai and Doc as they examine black gay life through the voices and stories of those of us who live it....and live it well! A new episode is posted every Saturday.
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Louisville, Kentucky

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Join Jai and Doc as they examine black gay life through the voices and stories of those of us who live it....and live it well! A new episode is posted every Saturday.

Language:

English

Contact:

5028146531


Episodes

How The Kentuckiana Pride Festival Can Be More Inclusive

6/14/2019
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A tough conversation about community gatekeeping with the president of KPF.

Duration:00:54:29

Strange Fruit: Mothering While Black

6/7/2019
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From maternal mortality to "the talk," black motherhood can be fraught with danger and fear. We talk with author Dani McClain about the politics of black motherhood, and her essay, “I Won’t Let Racism Rob My Black Child of Joy.” Then we speak with Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director of Merck for Mothers, a global initiative to reduce maternal mortality worldwide.

Duration:00:41:20

Marginalized Groups Need Spaces Just For Us

5/31/2019
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The healing necessity of POC-only spaces within a racist society (and why we should stop saying "people of color," when we really mean black people).

Duration:00:43:00

How Much Privacy Should We Give Our Kids?

5/24/2019
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In her essay, "'Children do not deserve privacy,' and other abusive myths masked as good parenting," writer Amber Butts examines the complicated feelings she holds for the ex-stepfather who raised and provided for her. She joins us to talk about what good parenting looks like today, and how caregivers should re-examine the parenting metrics they inherited from previous generations.

Duration:00:41:45

Black Southerners And The Eviction Crisis

3/3/2019
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Journalist Max Blau, author of "Black Southerners Are Bearing the Brunt of America’s Eviction Epidemic" joins us to talk about who is getting evicted, where, and why.

Duration:00:32:14

Life After Conversion Therapy

2/22/2019
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This week we’re joined by Tanner Mobley, Director of Ban Conversion Therapy Kentucky, and Mikhail Schulz (also known as award-winning drag entertainer Vanessa Demornay), who is a self-described survivor of conversion therapy. Schulz and Mobley agree that not only is conversion therapy torture, it's also dangerous, and it promotes the idea that LGBTQ people can and should change who they are.

Duration:00:31:46

Why Ellen Was The Wrong Person To Pardon Kevin Hart

2/16/2019
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One last conversation about how the Oscars lost their host, and what happened next.

Duration:00:44:30

'The Green Book' Comes To The Louisville Stage

2/9/2019
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The period piece examines racism and anti-semitism in the Jim Crow era.

Duration:00:50:40

TV, Tech, And Trans Visibility With 'Pose' Star Angelica Ross

2/1/2019
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And a new movie follows 50 years of LGBTQ history through coverage from The Advocate magazine.

Duration:00:51:23

'Pipeline' Actors On Bringing Black Lives To The Stage

1/26/2019
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Our guests portray a mother and son grappling with race & the U.S. education system.

Duration:00:44:47

Strange Fruit: Your Auntie’s Vintage Fur Is More Than Just A Coat

1/18/2019
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That hand-me-down carries the weight of history on its padded shoulders.

Duration:00:45:12

Strange Fruit #276: Happy Birthday, Kaila!

1/11/2019
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Novelist Brian Keith Jackson on his NYT essay, "I Cross My Legs. Does That Make Me Less of a Man?" South African HIV activist Krishen Samuel on his piece, "Becoming a Real Gay Boy: Gender vs. Sexuality" And birthday wishes for our own Dr. Kaila Story!

Duration:00:37:15

Strange Fruit #275: How The Jezebel Trope Hurts Us All

1/4/2019
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Guests: Dr. Tamura Lomax, author of "Jezebel Unhinged: Loosing the Black Female Body in Religion and Culture;" writer Matthew Thompson on his essay, "The messy relationship between f*ggots & the Black American pop diva.”

Duration:00:55:10

Strange Fruit: Comic Sampson McCormick On Breaking Barriers

12/24/2018
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Our featured guest this week is black gay stand up comic Sampson McCormick. And Jai's sister-in-law stops by to discuss whether Santa needs a makeover.

Duration:00:54:23

Strange Fruit #273: Are You A Transgender Ally Even When It's Not Easy?

12/14/2018
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It's easy to be woke inside a progressive bubble. What about the real world?

Duration:00:34:15

Strange Fruit #271: Looking Forward On World AIDS Day

11/30/2018
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How to keep fighting both the stigma and the epidemic.

Duration:00:55:19

Strange Fruit #270: Flamin' Hot Cheetos And Menthol Smokes

11/25/2018
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We’re keeping it light this week with a full episode of Juicy Fruit, featuring a hodgepodge of hot topics.

Duration:00:36:42

Strange Fruit #269: When Your Moms Are White (And You're Not)

11/17/2018
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Morgan Rumple is a black woman who was adopted as an infant by a white lesbian couple who lived in a nearly all-white community in Indiana. She joins us to discuss her experiences as a transracial adoptee and how her parents navigated homophobia, racism, and cultural differences.

Duration:00:43:46

Strange Fruit #268: Yes, We're Still Talking About Who Can Say The N-Word

11/10/2018
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Writer Olga Maria Segura challenges other Latinx folks to think more critically about using the word.

Duration:00:26:59