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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


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


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

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