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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

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

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

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

THE QUEER READ: "Queer: A Graphic History"

2/26/2017
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In this first "The Queer Read" episode, we explore two of the themes from the book with recordings from Judith Butler and Kimberle Crenshaw, plus a reading of a text by Audre Lorde. Join us on March 1 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time for a "Queer Read" Google Hangout -- details on the website: www.beardedfruit.com

Duration:00:22:02

BF216 - Bearded Fruit Live - Identity as Activism

2/18/2017
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The first "Bearded fruit: Live!" was recorded live at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Downtown Hartford, Connecticut on February 17, 2017. For our first live show, we invited three really special people to join us: Mark Richards, the reigning Mr CT Bear; Shona Curtis, a queer photographer who’s stunning portrait exhibit “To Be Real” is running through March 10, 2017 at Charter Oak Cultural Center; and Teo Escada, the father of the fabulous House of Escada. Our three guests joined us to...

Duration:01:05:25

BF215: Kink and Queerness

2/13/2017
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This week, new Bearded Fruit David Easaw returns! David and I share our story of visiting The Leather Man in NYC (and getting our first tastes of BDSM). And we talk about the intersections of kink and queerness. (This is a re-upload. The original upload chopped off the ending of the episode. Sorry for the trouble, listening family!)

Duration:00:32:32

BF214: Living Polyamory with Kira Hayes

2/12/2017
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This week, we welcome Kira Hayes to the podcast for a conversation about polyamory from a queer female perspective. We also discuss the challenges of shifting identities, the annoyance of waiters not knowing who to give the check to, and how to take your first steps into the world of polyamory -- if you think it's for you. You can find Kira on Instagram @justmeandmyart, and you can find her on Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/LolitasArt

Duration:00:45:44

THE QUEER 10: Jordan Black

2/5/2017
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For the first "Queer 10" interview, we talk to Jordan Black, the openly queer lead singer of the band Like Pacific. Jordan talks about his life and shares some hard-won wisdom about being a queer badass.

Duration:00:21:37

BF210: Don't Call Me Ethnic. / Jesse Paradice

1/7/2017
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This week, Bearded Fruit turns over the reigns of the podcast to Cleveland-based hip hop artist Jesse Paradice. He discusses his powerful EP "Don't Call Me Ethnic." the turbulent forces that shaped his musical voice, and the urgent need for us to listen -- and listen closely -- to queer black artists and other people (and artists)of color. The music in this week's episode is from "Don't Call Me Ethnic." by Jesse Paradice: https://jesseparadice.bandcamp.com/album/dont-call-me-ethnic

Duration:00:17:50

BF209: Queero Heroes

1/2/2017
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Hello 2017! This week, we're inspired by a listener email to talk about queer mentors. We talk about the people that shaped us, the need for good strong mentorship for LGBT youth, and the challenges our mentors face as they age. Plus, a call-in story from Robert in Louisiana!

Duration:00:34:08

Happy New Year from Bearded Fruit

12/30/2016
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Wishing everyone in the Bearded Fruit family a Happy New Year! "Auld Lang Syne" by The Sneaks (http://thesneaks.co.uk/downloads/auld-lang-syne-free-download/)

Duration:00:02:04

BF208: No Homo

12/26/2016
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This week, we discuss a study about "dude sex," the phenomenon of rural straight dudes who have sex with other men. Cody shares his sordid dude sex past, and we discuss how normalizing this practice could be harmful to queer people.

Duration:00:29:18

BF207: Stopping the LGBT Backlash Under Trump

12/18/2016
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This week, we talk about some disturbing developments around the Trump presidency, and we discuss some ways we can hold on to our anger and affect change.

Duration:00:29:49

BF206: Don't be a gay misogynist, bro!

12/11/2016
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This week, we go through The Advocate's "15 Signs You're A Gay Misogynist" and chat about the problem of misogyny among gay men.

Duration:00:34:06

BF REWIND: North Carolina and the Politics of Fear

12/4/2016
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This week, we rewind to an episode we did during the North Carolina "bathroom bills" fiasco, which featured a terrific discussion about the politics of fear. The episode featured Dr. Patrick McGrady, and it's worth a look back as we look ahead to an administration that leans on the politics of fear.

Duration:00:36:02

BF205_The Necessity of Identity Politics

11/27/2016
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Post-election, we've seen a lot of rhetoric bashing identity politics, blaming it for Clinton's loss. This week, we discuss those arguments and make a case for the necessity of identity politics.

Duration:00:34:54

BF204: No LGBT "wait and see" for Trump

11/20/2016
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In our first post-election episode, we take apart the argument from a Hill.com op-ed that Donald Trump's presidency won't be harmful to the LGBT community. Plus, we lay out some of our goals for the podcast an the activist community we hope to build.

Duration:00:37:26

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