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

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....


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

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...


TS328: Georgia’s Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill, Gov. Eric Greitens, Guest Grace Parra

This week, Bryan talks about the new law in Georgia restriction adoptions for same sex couple and Senator Nan Orrock’s apt response. Then, Erin breaks down the scandal surrounding Missouri governor Eric Greitens and why it shows us that revenge porn is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Guest Grace Parra joins to discuss the DACA deadline, understanding the reality of deportation, and what inspired her interest in politics. This episode is sponsored by EverlyWell (code: SHADE).


TS327: Rob Porter's Wives, LGBTQ Olympics, Guest Ronna Glickman

Brian and Erin each recount their compromised Black Panther viewing experiences this week before getting into the latest stories. Erin discusses former staff secretary and domestic abuser Rob Porter’s wives and how they were utterly failed by the Mormon church. Then, Bryan talks about the achievements of the LGBTQ athletes competing in the Winter Olympics, focusing on figure skater Adam Rippon’s use of his platform for positive change. Finally, special guest Ronna Glickman drops by to talk...


TS326: Gay Conservative Adam Levine, What MeToo Is Ruining, Guest Dan Savage

Live from SF Sketchfest, Bryan and Erin bring stories about newly gay conservative Adam Levine’s coming out piece and Suzanne Venker’s editorial lamenting all of the things the #MeToo movement is ruining. Plus, they talk to author and activist Dan Savage about elementary school bullies, being “combatible,” and emotionally powerful albums. This episode is sponsored by TomboyX (code: SHADE).


TS325: Stitches for Daddy, Indiana Senate Bill 65, Guest Punam Patel

Bryan and Erin start off by telling us how they really feel about the Super Bowl before getting into their top stories of the week! Erin discusses the disturbing practice of inserting extra stitches to the vagina post-childbirth known as “stitches for daddy.” Then, Bryan focuses on Indiana Senate Bill 65 and how it makes it even more difficult for kids to get access to medically accurate sex education. Plus, actress Punam Patel joins in to talk about her Florida nativeness and the reality...


TS324: Publix Grocery Store, Courtland Sykes, Guests Kate Berlant and John Early

This week, Bryan shines a light on the Publix grocery store chain’s refusal to cover HIV-preventative drugs for their employees as well as their history of discrimination against gay people. Then, Erin shares U.S. Senate candidate Courtland Sykes’s insane rant about Women’s Rights. Later, guests Kate Berlant and John Early swing by to read a note they wrote to their neighbor while on shrooms before getting into acting school rejections, formative pieces of art, and first orgasms. This...


TS323: USA Gymnastics Abuse, “Super-fast Broadband” Marriage Equality, Guest Lauren Lapkus

This week, Erin brings forward the case of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of young female athletes, shining a light on the organization’s policies that have allowed this behavior to continue for so long. Then, Bryan discusses the Northern Irish Secretary of State’s ridiculous and insulting comparison of gay marriage to high-speed internet, and actress/improviser Lauren Lapkus (Raised By TV) joins to talk about guesting on Hot in Cleveland, her response to being...


TS322: State Equality Index, How Maternity Care Fails Black Women, Guest Richard Lawson

This week, Bryan addresses the findings of the Human Rights Campaign’s annual State Inequality Index that an overwhelming amount of outdated, oppressive laws are still on the books and continue to be introduced around the country. Then, Erin discusses how “protecting the sanctity of life” has had a sinister effect on the well-being of black women and mothers especially. Vanity Fair’s Richard Lawson joins to discuss his new book All We Can Do Is Wait, the state of YA literature, Logan Paul,...


TS321: Golden Globes, Daphne Merkin, Pose, Guest Alison Rosen

This week, Bryan and Erin start off with a recap of Oprah’s incredible speech and the unfortunate lack of male voices in support of Time’s Up at the Golden Globes. Then, Erin talks about Daphne Merkin’s insulting opinion piece about #MeToo and how she gets it so wrong. Bryan shares the development of the new trans inclusive show “Pose” and how creator Ryan Murphy is using his power to change the system for the better, and guest Alison Rosen (Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend) talks...


TS320: HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Firings, Female Candidates for Government, Guest Negin Farsad

Bryan and Erin welcome 2018 with open arms as they catch up after their new year festivities! Bryan discusses a new development in the HIV/AIDS Presidential Advisory Council situation: everyone got fired! They try to wrap their heads around the travesty that is this administration’s backtracking on LGBTQ issues before Erin shares more positive news in the way of all of the amazing female candidates currently running for government positions. Then, host of Fake the Nation Negin Farsad joins...


TS319: Sophia the Robot, Faith Grace, Guest Arden Myrin

Erin and Bryan close out 2017 by focusing on the good things that came out of the year: their favorite books and movies! Then, Erin brings a story about Sophia the Robot, asking the question: why do robots need to look so much like people? Bryan discusses a pregnant mom who fired a gay photographer via text message, and actress/comedian Arden Myrin (Will You Accept This Rose?) joins to talk about seeing Anita Hill at a #MeToo event, her Bachelor obsession, acting training techniques, and...


TS318: Christmas Extravaganza! Guests Jessica Chaffin, Orlando Soria, Julie Goldman, Brandy Howard, Trixie Mattel, Ira Madison III, Dave Holmes, Charles Rogers, Nina Parker, and Paul F. Tompkins

Bryan and Erin get warm and cozy by the fire in the newly constructed Chateau Shade as they await the guests to their holiday party extravaganza! Jessica Chaffin and Orlando Soria drop by share low-budget gift advice and hot Christmas Tree Tips. Then, Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard stop in to chat about their fav presents growing up, and Ira Madison III gives his take on the best entertainment and pop culture 2017 had to offer. The party continues as Dave Holmes and Charles Rogers make...


TS317: World AIDS Day, Obstetric Bias, Guest Emily Heller

Erin returns from Ireland…with gifts! Bryan discusses Trump’s remarks during his World AIDS Day address and why his tendency to specifically fail to mention the affected parties of tragedies time and time again can have far reaching consequences. Then, Erin exposes the discriminatory practices of medical professionals when it comes to surgical sterilization for men and women, and guest Emily Heller talks about Frasier fandom, the importance of distinguishing between pervert and predator,...


TS316: Drag Queen Story Time, Travis Alabanza, Guest Adam MacLean

This week, Bryan brings forth a report from the British tabloid The Sun about drag queens giving LGBTQ-friendly story time and the Anglican Church’s admirable response. Then Erin talks about the shifty treatment of trans shopper Travis Alabanza by Topshop changing facilities, and guest Adam MacLean joins to discuss finding leadership in past transgressions with his new project before giving his take on everything from Justin Timberlake to the dangers of palm oil during a game...


TS315: Sex Predator Commonalities, Nicola Sturgeon, Guest Calpernia Addams

This week, Erin talks about the findings of long-overdue studies on the shared behaviors of sexual predators and why it’s so important to focus on their commonalities instead of those of the victims. Then Bryan brings a story about Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s apology for laws that criminalized homosexual behavior in the past, and performer and advocate Calpernia Addams discusses her mixed feelings about being portrayed by Jared Leto, how she went from growing up in a...


TS314: Wes Goodman, Blake Shelton, Guest Trixie Mattel

This week Bryan talks about Ohio congressman Wes Goodman’s campaign against gay rights and subsequent resignation after getting caught having gay sex in his office. Erin brings up Blake Shelton’s questionable distinction as People’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” especially given his history of hateful views, and guest Trixie Mattel returns to talk about The Trixie & Katya Show, the pleasures of the ballcuzzi, and importance of underselling on Grindr. This episode is sponsored by EverlyWell (code:...


TS313: Roy Moore, LGBTQ History Books, Guest John Hodgman

This week, Erin discusses the vile behavior of Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore and his supporters and Bryan lightens things up a bit by shining light on the strides being made with LGBTQ educational materials in schools. Then, Guest John Hodgman joins to share details from his book Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches. John traces Maine’s historical whiteness, relates why it can be so easy to ignore social problems in certain parts of the country, and reveals just how much he...


TS312: The Gay-Hating Judge, Notre Dame Birth Control Mandate, Guests Elise Bauman and Natasha Negovanlis

Bryan and Erin celebrate the wave of progressive candidates swept into office in the latest elections before getting into this week’s stories about a judge’s secretly recorded homophobic insults and Notre Dame’s rollback of birth control coverage for students and faculty alike. Guests Elise Bauman and Natasha Negovanlis of webseries-turned-movie “Carmilla” join to explain how they ended up providing a voice for a rainbow of fans, the history behind the titular character, and the unlikely...


TS311: Heartbeat Protection Act, Egypt Anti-Gay Bill, Guest Jessica Chaffin

This week, Erin takes down Rep. Steve King’s objectionably-named “Heartbeat Protection Act” and Bryan explains how one rainbow flag led to the worst Egyptian crackdown on homosexuality in recent memory. Guest Jessica Chaffin joins to talk about which of her friends she embarrassed in front of Joan Rivers, why the Kevin Spacey allegations aren’t entirely surprising, and what Kim Jong Un really wants out of life.This episode is sponsored by Casper (code: SHADE), Away (code: SHADE), and...


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