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January 25, 2018
This is it, folks: our 430th and last ever episode of This Show is So Gay. And we’re going out the same way we came in a decade ago: by featuring some of our favorite voices making a difference in the world. First, we’re overjoyed to welcome Neda Ulaby of NPR’s Arts Desk back to the show. Neda openly shares her lust and rage as she pulls back the curtain on some of her LGBTQ-related stories this past year. We just plain adore her. Then, we’re thrilled to welcome communications, activism, and PR legend Cathy Renna back to the show as the final guest of our 10-year run. Cathy shares her unique perspective on how to craft a message, how to remember Edie Windsor, and how to tell your story in a way that others will hear. There’s no way we would rather end. And that’s what we have for you this one last time. Get out there, put on your cape, use your voice, make a difference, and remember: why be gay, when you can be SO gay?!? Subscribe in iTunes, like our TSISG Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter!
January 18, 2018
If you ever have the opportunity to speak with one of your heroes: breathe, savor it, and don’t waste a minute! And that’s our message for you this week. We are honored, humbled and OVERJOYED to welcome the legendary Kate Bornstein to the show. Kate’s seminal work has blazed trails through our culture and has created and enhanced desperately needed dialogue on gender. This is a rollicking, wide-ranging interview covering everything from culture creating gender to gender-reveal parties to gender euphoria. Did we mention the part where Kate is a legend and it was just an honor to speak with her?!? All this and some of the latest LGBTQ news including an 8-year-old who was kicked out of a soccer tournament because her hair was too short. Really and truly. Download and listen in today! Playlist: Open the Door – Eric Himan Subscribe in iTunes, like our TSISG Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter!
January 11, 2018
Whether you are using your voice or your pen, it is so important at this moment in time to be engaged to make a difference. Our guests this week show you how it’s done. First up, The Reverend Gil H. Caldwell and Marilyn Bennett, co-founders of Truth in Progress, stop by to chat about their new documentary “From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?” We cover everything from their incredible careers in activism to that ever-crowded intersection of faith, race and sexual orientation. Inspiring words here! Then, we’re joined by Lucas Grindley, editor in chief of The Advocate, to chat about what it’s like to be a journalist in this truly nutty time. Lucas gives us some tips on staying engaged, reaching an audience and getting our words out to the masses. All this and a brief bit of the latest LGBTQ news with Ken including Texas turmoil, Supreme Court surprises and political preparations. Download and listen in today! Playlist: Pride (In the Name of Love) – U2 Watch What Happens – Newsies Subscribe in iTunes, like our TSISG Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter!
January 4, 2018
Ken's last week in Guatemala so we're bring you our momentous 400th episode! 8+ years after our launch and here we are: Episode 400! To celebrate, we’re bringing you two amazing guests! First up, we’re honored to chat with Dan Savage: author, sex-advice columnist, podcaster, pundit, editorial director, public speaker, and so much more! Dan outlines for us the importance of a “doable thing,” highlights the life-saving work of “It Gets Better,” and plays a game with us based on the hilarious descriptions of his wonderful podcast Savage Lovecast. Then, we welcome author and historian Nathaniel Frank back to the show after an 8(!) year absence. Nathaniel’s new book is entitled Awakening: How Gays and Lesbians Brought Marriage Equality to America and it is a must-read. We need to know where we’ve been, folks! Or we’ll never know how to get where we want to go… All this and a brief bit of the latest LGBTQ news. So download, listen, and here’s to another 400 episodes! Playlist: God Bless This Mess – Sheryl Crow History of Us – Indigo Girls Subscribe in iTunes, like our TSISG Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter!
December 28, 2017
Week 3 of 4 in Guatemala for Ken, so here's another one of our favorite episodes from this past year. We’re joined by Kelsey Louie, the Chief Executive Officer of GMHC, the world’s first, and nation's leading provider of HIV/AIDS care, prevention services, and advocacy. In this extended chat we cover everything from standing tall in the shadows of giants, to the benefits of being an “assessment nerd," to creating international opportunities, to not burning out. This is a critically important chat and one that you are going to want to listen to right this very second. All this and a brief bit of the latest LGBTQ news with Ken including a new gender-fluid superhero! DOWNLOAD and LISTEN IN today! Subscribe in iTunes, like our TSISG Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter!
December 21, 2017
Ken is in week 2 of 4 in Guatemala, so let's take another listen to one of our favorite recent episodes focused on the huge importance of laughter! And to remind us of that, we thankfully have incredible voices like this week’s guest: Dana Goldberg. In this extended chat, Dana talks about her time on the comedy stage, her brilliant new webseries, and that time that she got banned on twitter…by that pesky President. Of. The. United. States. Holy heck do we love this interview. All this and the latest LGBTQ news with Ken including a lawsuit based on Trump’s transgender tweets and a letter from an insurance company that (rightfully) got folks all riled up. DOWNLOAD and LISTEN IN TODAY! Subscribe in iTunes, like our TSISG Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter!
December 14, 2017
Ken's in Guatemala for a month, so here's the first of several of our favorite episodes from the past year! First up, we’re ridiculously pleased to welcome the Honorable Rufus Gifford to talk all about his experience as the United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark. This is, without question, one of Ken’s favorite interviews in nine years of doing this show, so you are most definitely going to want to listen to Rufus’ passion, insight, energy, and inspiring drive to make a difference in this world. Then, we’re thrilled to welcome Sarah Prager back to the show to dish on her debut book Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World. Order your copy right this very second! All this and a brief bit of the latest LGBTQ news with Ken so download and listen in today! Playlist: Denmark (Danish National Anthem) – National Anthem Specialists I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross Subscribe in iTunes, like our TSISG Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter!
December 7, 2017
It’s our last new show of 2017, and we’re ending the year with a plea for everyone to embrace their authenticity. Do it! We’re just plain thrilled to welcome host/comedian/producer/author/actor Beth Lapides to the show! Beth shares incredible stories with us from the founding of the legendary UnCabaret, to how we can be our funniest selves, to some wonderful memories for World AIDS Day. And we even slip a haiku into the mix. All this and a tour of the week’s latest LGBTQ news including drama on the Supreme Court, drama in Alabama, drama in the military, and other drama elsewhere. So, come on!: DOWNLOAD and LISTEN IN TODAY! Subscribe in iTunes, like our TSISG Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter!
November 30, 2017
Tis the season when the idea of “family” comes up a lot. But have you stopped to think about the actual impact that a family can have? This week, you will. We’re honored to welcome Dr. Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project back to the show. In this wide-ranging chat, we cover everything from her heroic work in the early 80s, to the need for more evidence-based work in this world, to what we can all do to make society quite a bit better for some of our most vulnerable LGBTQ siblings. And, she is the first guest in 10 years to get Ken all choked up. All this and a brief bit of LGBTQ news including Canadians apologizing and Scots getting tested. DOWNLOAD and LISTEN IN TODAY! Playlist: We Are Family – Sister Sledge Subscribe in iTunes, like our TSISG Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter!
November 23, 2017
In the spirit of giving thanks, we could not be more appreciative of the incredible folks out there making a real and true difference. And this week’s guest is no exception. We’re honored to welcome Emily Walters, the Senior Manager of National Research and Policy at the
November 16, 2017
If you’re not ready to shine until you put on that very last eyelash, then this is the episode for you! We’re ticked pink to welcome award-winning performer Rick Skye to the show. Rick has been entertaining audiences for years with his work, including his irresistible and endlessly show-stopping embodiment of Liza Minelli. He has a new variety show going up in NYC that we could not be more excited to share with you. All this and the week’s LGBTQ news with Ken including the latest (AGAIN!) on the ban on trans people in the military, more on Moore, and hugely exciting news out of Australia. DOWNLOAD and LISTEN IN TODAY! Subscribe in iTunes, like our TSISG Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter!
November 9, 2017
Life is all about transitions. When you make something of them, you can inspire us all. Such is the case with this week’s guest. We’re thrilled to welcome award-winning author Sassafras Lowrey to the show. We talk all about hir path to the pen, how hir words have made a difference, and whether or not subway stops are missed in the writing process. Plus, that age old question of how to publish…Sassafras is here to set us on the correct rainbow path. All this and an extended look at this week’s news including some incredibly historic elections this week. Truly, this is a game-changing week at that intersection of identity and politics, so DOWNLOAD and LISTEN IN today! Subscribe in iTunes, like our TSISG Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter!
November 2, 2017
It is an absolute gift to see incredible leaders grow, develop, and create change across the globe. Such is the case with this week’s guest. We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Nathan Runkle back to the show. Nathan is the founder and president of Mercy For Animals, an organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies. Nathan is compassion and efficacy incarnate and you absolutely must pick up his new book, which will both shred and inspire you. All this and a tour of the week’s LGBTQ news with Ken including the latest (yet again) on the ban on trans people serving in the military and a huge uptick in LGBTQ representation on television. DOWNLOAD and LISTEN IN today! Subscribe in iTunes, like our TSISG Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter!
October 26, 2017
Ken is in Iowa(?!?), so here's a second chance to hear a recent favorite episode. Laughter and legends and Loni, oh my! We have you covered on this week’s episode as we dive into the new comedy “My Sister is So Gay”. First up, writer/actor/producer Terry Ray leaps back onto our show to entertain us as he always does. He really has the most incredible stories and brings us his patented bad of throwback-but-modern energy that will leave you smiling. Then the LEGENDARY actress/humanitarian Loni Anderson joins us for an incredible chat about her extraordinary career in television and movies. She is just an absolute joy to behold and you will love hearing her tales. AND, Terry and Loni play a round of our new game “Terry or Loni” so you MUST find out how they matched up with each other’s answers. And go watch their new comedy right now! DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN IN TODAY! Subscribe in iTunes, like our TSISG Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter!
October 19, 2017
More incredible folks doing incredible things. That makes us feel just plain…incredible! We’re joined this week by Wendy Carpenter and Cameron Glasgow of the Penny Lane Centers. In just a few weeks, they will be sponsoring the EDGY Conference, a gathering that is all about embracing the diversity of GLBTQ Youth and Families. This work is just so darn important and you will hear why when you listen in! All this and a tour of the latest LGBTQ news with Ken including some drama right in Ken’s backyard. Literally, in his backyard. Ok, not literally. But just a few blocks away in downtown Cleveland. DOWNLOAD and LISTEN IN TODAY! Playlist: River On Your Right – Mouths of Babes Subscribe in iTunes, like our TSISG Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter!
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