LGBTQ&A
LGBTQ&A
Jeffrey Masters / The Advocate
Weekly interviews with the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world. Recent guests include Laverne Cox, Pete Buttigieg, Roxane Gay, and Brandi Carlile. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD.
Edafe Okporo: Seeking Asylum in The U.S.
"Smile every day — that was a dream I had as a child. I just want to be happy and being happy is not being in any form of closet." Edafe Okporo talks about HIV stigma in Nigeria, why the country's underground queer parties are so vital, and how difficult the asylum process is in the U.S.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
Jul 20
29 min
Ann Northrop: The Crucial Role of Women in ACT UP
When Ann Northrop walked into her first ACT UP meeting in February of 1988, she felt immediately at home. "Oh my god, these are my people," she remembers thinking. "These are the cranky individualists who are really too weird to be part of normal society and they're here doing civil disobedience and direct action." The longtime activist joins us to talk about helping to craft ACT UP's media strategy, the controversial Stop The Church protest, and why for the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community today, the AIDS crisis is ongoing. You can listen to our interview with ACT UP historian, Sarah Schulman here: bit.ly/actuppod LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.
Jul 13
34 min
Eureka O'Hara: The Drag Race All Stars Season 6 Winner (We Hope!!!)
Eureka O'Hara (RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars) joins us to talk about her evolving relationship to gender, her drag career, and her late mother's impact. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Who do you want to hear from? Connect and recommend guests on Twitter: @lgbtqpod.
Jul 6
32 min
Chella Man: Trans, Deaf, Goofy, Hungry, and Tired
"My disability was interpreted as a medical issue, producing conversations and resources, but when it came to my gender and sexuality, the world went dark." Chella Man talks about the significance of his tattoos, his interlocking identities, and new book, Continuum. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. To join our newsletter, go to lgbtqpodcast.com
Jun 29
22 min
Rep. Sharice Davids: The First LGBTQ+ Native American in Congress
Rep. Sharice Davids talks about advocating for her LGBTQ+ and Native American communities in Congress, the viability of the Equality Act, and her new children's book, Sharice's Big Voice. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. To join our newsletter, go to lgbtqpodcast.com
Jun 22
20 min
Charles M. Blow: The Debt We Owe
"When you are not living an honest, open, true life, you are taking advantage of a privilege granted to you by older, gay, lesbian, queer people who have sacrificed tremendously so that you could come into this place." Charles M. Blow joins us to talk about the decision to come out as bisexual in 2014, why we owe a debt to the queer people who came before us, and his new nightly news show, "Prime with Charles Blow" on the Black News Channel. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. To join our newsletter, go to lgbtqpodcast.com
Jun 15
23 min
John Paul Brammer: Hola Papi! Why Am I Single??!
What's wrong with me??! The queer community's favorite advice columnist, John Paul Brammer joins us to talk about his new essay collection, Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. To join our newsletter, go to lgbtqpodcast.com
Jun 8
26 min
Ashley C. Ford: Somebody's Daughter
"I didn't get to grow up with the myth that you can love someone and they won't do terrible things if you love them." Ashley C. Ford is the author of the stunning new memoir, Somebody's Daughter. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. To join our newsletter, go to lgbtqpodcast.com
Jun 1
25 min
Niecy Nash & Jessica Betts: Their Great Queer Love Story
"Damn, I could love again." Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts share their love story on the podcast this week. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. For more info, go to LGBTQpodcast.com
May 25
25 min
Gina Brown: The Invisibility of Women Living With HIV
Gina Brown (Community Engagement Manager at the Southern AIDS Coalition) talks about the disproportionality high rates of HIV in the South, HIV criminalization laws, and what we need to do to reduce stigma. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. For more information, go to www.lgbtqpodcast.com
May 18
24 min
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