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A podcast in search of creative queerness. In a post-marriage equality world, the LGBT community is moving into uncharted territory. With an eye on how queer identity intersects with race, gender and all our other identities, we're telling the stories at the crossroads of queerness and the contemporary world. Through interviews, panel chats and traditional podcast storytelling, we're exploring what it means to be LGBT today.

A podcast in search of creative queerness. In a post-marriage equality world, the LGBT community is moving into uncharted territory. With an eye on how queer identity intersects with race, gender and all our other identities, we're telling the stories at the crossroads of queerness and the contemporary world. Through interviews, panel chats and traditional podcast storytelling, we're exploring what it means to be LGBT today.
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A podcast in search of creative queerness. In a post-marriage equality world, the LGBT community is moving into uncharted territory. With an eye on how queer identity intersects with race, gender and all our other identities, we're telling the stories at the crossroads of queerness and the contemporary world. Through interviews, panel chats and traditional podcast storytelling, we're exploring what it means to be LGBT today.

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English


Episodes

The Fight Is Everywhere

6/2/2019
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Happy Pride Month! On this episode, The fight is everywhere. We talk about homophobia in unlikely places, why it's not ok to just be not-homophobic, and the challenges of making change.

Duration:00:31:05

LGBTQIA+, or How I Learned to Stop Marginalizing and Love the Acronym

5/12/2019
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This week, we're inspired by John Paul Brammer's "¡Hola Papi!" column for Out.com. We dig into why we all gotta love the LGBTQIA+ acronym, and why our individual liberation is all about the liberation of the queer folks (and others!) around us. This one's all about what we owe each other. Article Link: https://www.out.com/lifestyle/2019/5/07/apparently-there-are-too-many-letters-lgbtq-acronym John Paul Brammer: http://www.johnpaulbrammer.com Twitter: @jpbrammer

Duration:00:30:02

The Ace Episode

5/5/2019
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This one's pretty personal. We talk about what it means when one half of our dynamic duo comes out as gray-asexual.

Duration:00:36:05

Give and Take in the Gay Space

4/29/2019
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This week, my (straight) best friend Alex Giannini guests on the podcast. We talk about friendship and leaving "the gay space." And we make each other laugh. Neil will think this episode is pretty gay.

Duration:00:32:01

Closets

4/21/2019
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This episode is all about the closet, and how we, as a community, can make some sense of it.

Duration:00:35:37

Pride

6/2/2018
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We're back! Pride Month is here, and we're talking about our experiences with Pride, who belongs at Pride (spoilers: every queer of every stripe!), and what Pride could and should be. Plus, Cody challenges the listeners to a fight. Let us know what you think of the show on Twitter: @abeardedfruit

Duration:00:33:21

Heteronormativity

9/10/2017
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This week, we discuss heteronormativity: what it means, how it affects us, and why it's something queer people work against. Plus, we invite our trans male listeners to submit their stories and ideas for a series on the trans male experience.

Duration:00:45:08

Problemathicc

9/4/2017
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This week, David Easaw officially joins Bearded Fruit! In the first episode of the Easaw Era, we dig into all the ways guys are "problemathicc" online -- particularly in ways surrounding our bodies.

Duration:00:34:46

Am I Doing "Gay" Wrong?

8/27/2017
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This week, we dig into the how and why of sexual connection in gay male culture. How central is hooking up to being gay? Can you de-center sexual connection in gay culture without being sex-negative? Is it just "guys being guys?" or are we just doing "gay" wrong?

Duration:00:35:26

It's a Preference!

8/19/2017
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This week, we talk about preferences with a Bearded Fruit favorite, David Easaw! We dig into why it's not okay to find Nazis hot, we talk about unusual fetishes we've encountered on the internet, and we remind listeners that with our sexual "preferences" come some serious responsibilities.

Duration:00:34:18

Racial Justice is an LGBTQ Issue

8/13/2017
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This week we're talking about Charlottesville and the violence surrounding the white supremacist rally "Unite the Right." This week, we're talking directly to the white folks about why racial justice is an LGBTQ issue. To act: * Join Safety Pin Box (https://www.safetypinbox.com/),a monthly subscription box for white people striving to be allies in the fight for Black Liberation. Box memberships are a way to not only financially support Black femme freedom fighters, but also complete...

Duration:00:37:24

Queer as in F You

7/29/2017
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We kick off this week with a shoutout to Superfruit and their new EP "Future Friends, Part 1." Then we dive into 45's trans ban tweets and its cultural message. We also talk about the necessity of outrage and the importance of representation. Go check out Superfruit on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/sup3rfruit

Duration:00:35:25

"Fun Home" and Seeing Yourself in the World

7/4/2017
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This week, we talk about our trip back to the “Fun Home,” the Tony-winning musical by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, some trans-inclusive headcanon in the world of Harry Potter, and the critical importance of representation – why seeing yourself in the world matters deeply. This new Harry Potter theory is that Snape is trans: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/06/29/this-new-harry-potter-theory-is-that-severus-snape-is-trans/

Duration:00:31:53

To My White Gays on Pride...

6/13/2017
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I may regret this later. An "open letter" of an episode to my white gays with thoughts of Pride, the Philly flag, and fucking solidarity.

Duration:00:10:32

BF Rewind: Pulse Nightclub

6/12/2017
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To mark the first anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, we're sharing the episode we did last year in the wake of the news.

Duration:00:26:58

¯\_(ツ)_/¯, or Where the f&$k we've been lately

6/2/2017
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For everyone wondering where we've been... and what we're going to do about it.

Duration:00:04:11

BF220: Jeffrey Marsh

5/6/2017
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On this supersized episode of Bearded Fruit, we talk with LGBTQ writer, activist and icon Jeffrey Marsh. We talk about growing up in a small farming town in Pennsylvania. We wonder what Saturn thinks of us. And we get a healthy dose of the incredible kindness, love and generosity that makes Jeffrey Marsh an indelible icon for the queer community. Find Jeffrey Marsh on the web at www.jeffreymarsh.com, on Twitter at thejeffreymarsh, on Instagram at thejeffreymarsh, and on Tumblr at...

Duration:00:58:25

BF219: Queerness and Disability with Andrew Gurza

4/23/2017
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This week, we talk to disability awareness consultant and cripple content creator Andrew Gurza. Andrew's podcast "Disability After Dark" is an essential listen for anyone interested in queer podcasts, and we're thrilled to have him on Bearded Fruit to talk about his work. You can find Andrew at www.andrewgurza.com.

Duration:00:37:52

BF218: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

4/9/2017
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This week, we use Barry Manilow's coming out announcement as a launching pad for a conversation about the politics and urgency of being out and visible. This week's episode kicks off with an excerpt from a speech by Harvey Milk.

Duration:00:35:56

BF217: Trans Lives and the Single Story

3/15/2017
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This week, we use Chimamanda Adichie's controversial comments on trans women in a Channel 4 interview as a jumping-off point to explore the dangers of a single story about trans lives and the ways we can be more critical of the single stories we tell around gender for everyone.

Duration:00:20:37