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A weekly rehashing of 'sues - gay rights, women's issues, pop culture and politics - with your hosts homosensual Erin Gibson and feminasty Bryan Safi. Can you handle it?

A weekly rehashing of 'sues - gay rights, women's issues, pop culture and politics - with your hosts homosensual Erin Gibson and feminasty Bryan Safi. Can you handle it?
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Beverly Hills, CA

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Earwolf

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A weekly rehashing of 'sues - gay rights, women's issues, pop culture and politics - with your hosts homosensual Erin Gibson and feminasty Bryan Safi. Can you handle it?

Twitter:

@gibblertron

Language:

English

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8205 Santa Monica Blvd. #1-116 West Hollywood, CA 90046 323-929-7890


Episodes

348: Detained Pregnant Women, Gay And Trans Panic Defense Prohibition Act, Guest Melinna Bobadilla

7/19/2018
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This week, Erin discusses a Buzzfeed report on the treatment of pregnant women in detention facilities and the hypocrisy of “pro-life” silence on the issue. Then, Bryan examines the legislation introduced by Democrats in Congress to combat the all-too frequent court defense of “gay or trans panic,” and activist, actor, and co-host of the podcast Tamarindo Melinna Bobadilla joins to talk about identifying as Chicana, learning that politics is personal, growing into Janelle Monáe fandom, and...

Duration:01:01:09

347: LGBTQ+ STEM Day, Future of Roe v. Wade, Guest Guy Branum

7/12/2018
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In honor of LGBTSTEM Day, Bryan pulls some surprising statistics about LGBTQ+ people in the scientific world and reveals which of your favorite dead scientists was gay. Hint: all of them! Then Erin gets into the long, slow dismantling of Roe v. Wade that’s been thrust into the spotlight with Trump’s new Supreme Court pick, and comedian Guy Branum stops by to talk about his first exposure to queerness, being funny for his own benefit, and his new book My Life as a Goddess: A Memoir Through...

Duration:01:15:16

346: Priscilla Giddings’ Social Media Threat, Istanbul Pride, Guest Elisa Ritt

7/5/2018
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This week, Erin discusses Idaho GOP lawmaker Priscilla Giddings’ threatening social media post towards gun violence protestors. Then, Bryan breaks down Istanbul’s defiance in the face of a pride march ban by the government, and later real estate mogul Elisa Ritt (www.rsrrealestate.com) stops by to offer tips on first time buying, acing your housing “audition,” and avoiding your neighbors without being rude. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan...

Duration:01:14:22

345: Pride Merch, Persky Recall Revisted, Guest Haley Joel Osment

6/28/2018
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Bryan returns from adventures abroad for this week’s Throwing Shade! We’ll hear about how we should take a note from the Viennese when it comes to communicating our problematic history and why context is everything when it comes to Pride merchandise. Then, Erin takes another look at Judge Aaron Persky’s recall and why it could spell bad news for people of color. Later, actor Haley Joel Osment joins for chat about the perks of getting misted on set, why actors can be extra susceptible to...

Duration:00:58:33

344: Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo

6/21/2018
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Bryan and Erin sit down for an interview with Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, one of the two plaintiff couples in the Prop 8 lawsuit that restored marriage equality in CA. They discuss their documentary “The Case Against 8” and how they became involved in the case all the way up to the Supreme Court, as well as the unexpected fallout they experienced from within their own community. Plus, we’ll hear about the opposition’s underhanded courtroom tactics, which SC Justice impressed the most,...

Duration:00:51:26

343: Alice Marie Johnson Sentence Commuted, CrossFit Fires Russell Berger, Guest Jon Lovett

6/14/2018
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Bryan and Erin dive right in this week as they discuss everything from why Trump’s commutation of Alice Marie Johnson's prison sentence should NOT be taken as a sign of support for incarcerated nonviolent drug offenders to CrossFit “Chief Knowledge Officer” Russell Berger’s termination following his homophobic Twitter rant. Guest Jon Lovett joins to talk about the literary sadness of Melania Trump, struggling with difficult conversations, encouraging young voters, and who we should really...

Duration:01:10:57

342: Rainbow-washing, Pelvic Exams on Anesthetized Women, Guest Brian Jordan Alvarez

6/7/2018
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Erin discovers an unfortunate royal connection on a brand new Throwing Shade! First, Bryan discusses the Supreme Court’s ruling on the gay wedding cake case and the excessive rainbow-washing done by corporations for Pride Month. Then, Erin reads a report from an NYU ethics division detailing the continued practice of having med students learn pelvic exams on unconsenting women who have been placed under anesthesia for unrelated gynecological procedures. Guest Brian Jordan Alvarez (The Gay...

Duration:01:15:37

TS341: Irish Abortion Referendum, Record High LGBTQ-Identifiers, Guest Alex Richanbach

5/31/2018
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This week, Erin discusses Ireland’s vote to overturn its abortion ban as well as the restrictions still in place and progress still to be made. Then Bryan brings a series of polls showing record high numbers of people identifying as LGBTQ and director Alex Richanbach joins to talk about his new film “Ibiza,” why everyone is obsessed with Channing Tatum’s mouth, and the status of the NFL in the wake of Colin Kaepernick’s protest. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace...

Duration:01:13:51

TS340: TickPick Political Survey, IndyStar Letter to Editor, Guest Nina Parker

5/24/2018
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Bryan and Erin celebrate the prerelease of Erin’s new book Feminasty: The Complicated Woman's Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy without Drinking Herself to Death as they get into their top stories of the week. First, we’ll hear about ticket reseller TickPick’s wide ranging survey to determine the political leanings of music fans. Then, Erin reads a letter to the editor of the IndyStar from a sexist law professor, and the incredible Nina Parker (Love & Hip Hop) joins to discuss all things...

Duration:01:15:46

TS339: Eric Schneiderman Resigns, Boy Scouts and Mormons, Guest Jonathan Van Ness

5/17/2018
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Erin talks this week about the accusations against former NY Attorney General and overall hypocrite Eric Schneiderman as well as the unbelievable amount of terrible human beings calling the cops on black people without reason. Then, Bryan discusses the strides the Boy Scouts of America has made in inclusivity and the rival organization that the Mormon Church has created in response. Guest Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye) joins to talk about female empowerment movies of the 90s, when it’s okay...

Duration:01:15:44

TS338: Mayor Bruno Lozano, Noble Network of Charter Schools, Guest Erica Chidi Cohen

5/10/2018
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This week, Bryan discusses the newly elected gay mayor of Del Rio, Texas and Erin talks about how the dress code policy at Chicago’s Noble Network Charter Schools punishes girls on their periods. Then, doula and co-founder of LOOM Erica Chidi Cohen joins to discuss the importance of improving LGBTQ reproductive education and empowerment, serving as a doula for pregnant inmates, and more. Plus, special guest Ronna Glickman drops by to offer a brief lesson in Viennese history. This episode...

Duration:01:11:12

TS337: Incels, LGBTQ Superheroes, Guest Ally Hord

5/3/2018
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This week, Erin discusses the community of “incels” behind the Toronto van attacker and the larger trend of male supremacy they represent. Then, Bryan questions why Marvel hasn’t managed to show off any of its LGBTQ heroes in its films, and writer Ally Hord joins to talk about her work on Late Night With Seth Meyers, choice benefits from SAG, and getting political. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), The Barney's Podcast, Away...

Duration:01:14:25

TS336: Religious Doctors Refusing Care, Handmaid’s Tale Lingerie, Guest Jean Villepique

4/26/2018
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Erin shows off her Hollywood side as Bryan shares his trip to the Hammer Museum on this week’s Throwing Shade! First, Bryan discusses the Trump Administration’s HHS policy allowing doctors to claim “religious exemptions” - and refuse treatment to LGBTQ patients. Then, Erin talks about the sleepwear company Lunya’s oblivious marketing strategy for their newest color, “Offred.” A.P. Bio’s Jean Villepique joins to reveal the true nature of Shen Yun, how her crazy year has led her to new...

Duration:01:15:38

TS335: Kentucky Sued For D&E Ban, Columbus Pride Festival, Guests Trixie Mattel, Paul F. Tompkins, and Orlando Soria

4/19/2018
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This week, Erin discusses Kentucky’s new law banning a safe and medically proven abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation as well as Gov. Matt Bevin’s strange history in the bell business. Then, Bryan brings an update on the Columbus Pride Festival and how it revealed a diversity the small town didn’t know it had. Plus, superstars Trixie Mattel and Paul F. Tompkins return to talk the best drag names out there and to compete in a fiery accent-off, and blogger/author Orlando Soria...

Duration:01:08:10

TS334: LGBTQ Pupils, ICE and Pregnant Immigrants, Cardi B, Guest John August

4/12/2018
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This week, Bryan brings forward a Princeton study revealing the level of unequal treatment of LGBTQ students, with special focus on the lesbian and bisexual pupils subject to disproportionally frequent disciplinary action. Erin talks about the offensive treatment of pregnant immigrants in ICE custody as well as the disappointing response on social media to Cardi B’s pregnancy. Screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) joins to discuss his new book Arlo Finch in...

Duration:01:21:36

TS333: #MeToo In China, ‘Coach’ Dave Daubenmire, Guest D’Arcy Carden

4/5/2018
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Bryan whips out his killer Blink-182 impression for this week’s Throwing Shade! Erin talks about the case of Gao Xaio and the rising tide of feminism in China against the efforts of the Chinese government. Then, Bryan brings out some quick hits including the claims of Coach Dave Daubenmire that masturbation counts as gay sex. Then, D’Arcy Carden joins to talk about what inspired the apostrophe in her name, her thrills at the successes of The Good Place, and her full-on One Direction...

Duration:01:10:50

TS332: Pride in Mike Pence’s Hometown, Womenshealth.gov, Guest Gaby Dunn

3/29/2018
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This week, Bryan focuses on the first ever Pride festival to take place in Columbus, Indiana - also known as the hometown of Mike Pence. We’ll hear how protestors made sure the VP’s visit to Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day was filled with rainbow flags before Erin gets into the alarming removal of lesbian and bisexual health resources from the HHS website womenshealth.gov. Then, writer and stand-up comedian Gaby Dunn stops by to tell all about performing with a comedy troupe by day and...

Duration:01:05:01

TS331: Safety and Quality of Abortion Care, Queer on Twitter, Guest Naomi Ekperigin

3/22/2018
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This week, Erin talks about the findings in The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care report that - surprise surprise - abortion is safe and effective. Then, Bryan discusses Twitter’s locking out of users who had the word “queer” on their profile. Plus, actor, comedian, and writer Naomi Ekperigin joins to talk about making her first friend, working her way up to writer on Broad City, and getting married. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (code: SHADE), Beachbody On Demand, and Forto...

Duration:01:13:25

TS330: Toronto Serial Killer, International Women's Day, Guests Price Peterson and Carey O'Donnell

3/15/2018
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This week, Bryan brings a story out of Toronto about serial killer Bruce McArthur and his victims from the LGBTQ community. Then, Erin discusses International Women’s Day and the corporations that capitalize on it, and Heathers writers Price Peterson and Carey O’Donnell join to talk about bonding over solo sports on the schoolyard, making fun of the humorless on the Heathers tv reboot, and updating the musical for modern times. Plus, a special guest drops in to share her thoughts on O.J....

Duration:01:21:27

TS329: Kentucky’s Child Marriage Bill, Starkville Gay Pride, Guest Janicza Bravo

3/8/2018
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This week, Erin talks about Kentucky’s anti-child marriage bill and the opposition it’s received from the so-called Family Foundation. Then, Bryan discusses the controversy in Starkville, MS over their refusal to allow a gay pride parade in the town, and writer/director Janicza Bravo joins to talk about her film “Lemon,” the state of the industry for female directors, and why it’s important to change how we talk to our kids. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (code: SHADE) and Casper...

Duration:01:11:45