QueerAF | Inspiring LGBTQIA+ stories told by emerging queer creatives

QueerAF | Inspiring LGBTQIA+ stories told by emerging queer creatives

QueerAF is the award-winning (more than a) podcast with beyond-the-binary stories about queerness, sexuality, gender and identity. All our shows are created by a different budding LGBTQIA+ audio producer who we mentor and support to create an inspiring (QueerAF) story. QueerAF is the UK's only regulated not-for-profit LGBTQIA+ publisher. We help you understand the LGBTQIA+ world and support queer creatives to change the media. The podcast, with its roots and first four seasons in collaboration with National Student Pride, gives young queer creatives a crucial leg up on the career ladder. For many, it is their first paid audio commission. Our alumni have gone on to work at some of the UK's biggest media outlets including the BBC, PinkNews and Gaydio. British Podcast Awards 'Moment Of The Year' winner (Bronze) Four British Podcast Awards nominations ARIAS 2021 'Impact Award' shortlisted Download and take the UK's best LGBTQIA+ inspiring stories podcast with you. Get the show in all the places podcasts exist. https://www.wearequeeraf.com/podcast/ If you like our podcast, you'll love our free weekly newsletter that sums up the LGBTQIA+ world and supports queer creatives to kickstart their career. Sign up now: https://www.wearequeeraf.com/subscribe/ Make sure to sign up for updates about Trans+ History Week, a QueerAF launchpad project: https://www.wearequeeraf.com/transhistoryweek/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Episodes

June 24, 2024 25 mins

It's a story many of us know, but in a new telling of the classic tale, Harry Woodgate has reimaging Oscar Wilde's Happy Prince.


This week, Jamie Wareham meets the author and explores, along with groups who donate books to schools, why diverse and LGBTQIA+ inclusive books are so valuable for children.


Harry Woodgate shares how and why they reimagined the classic tale, The Happy Prince, first written by historical queer icon O...

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We all know the trope: the supportive bestie who helps the main character finally achieve their dreams, gives the advice that helps them land the heartthrob or drops hard truths that lead to epiphanies. We all know that’s producers and casting directors' favourite place to tick their diversity boxes. I should know, I’m the actor playing them.


But what this week's producer Ki Griffin wants to know, especially as an actor and a bl...

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"I’ve been taking PrEP for almost 7 years now. During that time, I’ve been crazy enthusiastic about making positive changes to reduce health inequalities. But I have seen how queer health has been mishandled time and time again."


So today Phil Samba is here to help us all discover the untold story behind PrEP, the revolutionary pill that's transforming HIV prevention and sexual health.


In the first episode of our new six-part...

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Seeing your own experiences reflected back in history is often challenging when your identity has been erased, as many queer people know.


As an Irish lesbian living in Dublin, Oran Keaveney spent a great deal of time documenting and discovering the queer women who shaped modern Ireland. It was a huge turning point and they felt like they fit into their country’s mythology.


Now that they’ve transitioned and moved to London, th...

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Do you love a queer punch up too? The comedic kind of course.


Lucie Isle's first gig was in the basement of an Italian restaurant in Edinburgh, during the fringe:


Back then I was presenting as a straight guy, and performing routines about how terrible my hometown was. I stopped performing for a while as I went on other adventures, but after an 8-year, hiatus, I’m back as a transgender woman."


This week, comedian Lucie Isle...

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Did you know that 50 years ago, Leeds held the UK's first-ever Trans+ conference?


This week, Alexander Parnham Cope, a trainee broadcast journalist at City University specialising in data and investigative journalism travels back to a city he called his home.

In Leeds he uncover the curious and little-known history of the city, which held the UK’s first ever Transgender conference some fifty years ago. Leeds welcomed transgender...

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A live recording of the QueerAF podcast on the history-making TV representation In Sex Education:

Guest host Kenny Ethan Jones, the first trans man in a period product ad campaign

Stars of Sex Educations's T4T storyline Anthony Lexa and Felix Mufti

A discussion about the power of on-screen representation, creating inclusive stories about Trans+ communities and what it was like to make that visibility for Sex Education.


This episode...

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This season on the award-winning QueerAF podcast, it’s time for the history lesson we never had.


Six Trans+ budding audio producers are here to take you through the millennia-old history of gender-diverse communities.


Knowledge of our past is fundamental for our liberation, and launching during the first-ever Trans+ History Week - we’re back, and like any good comeback, we’re kicking off with a live event with Netflix’s Sex ...

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September 7, 2022 26 mins

This is just episode one, of QueerAF's new podcast about Monkeypox. it has stories and resources without shame or stigma - "It's what I wish I'd had." Listen to the whole series by searching 'What The Pox?'...


Monkeypox. That’s what What The Pox? is all about - a ‘poxcast’ if you will. Quite a lot of people have got it or had it at this point. I’m one of them. And it was not fun.


When I was home alone with Monkeypox in all k...

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Can we tell you how to change the way the media writes about queer lives? It’s a change we need urgently.


From transphobia led by the press, media getting it wrong and regulator Ofcom and the BBC signalling, queer lives are up for debate. It’s a growing pattern that is spilling out onto the streets in the form of rising hate crimes. It’s time for an organisation to fight back. To advocate for us in the media. To show change...

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March 16, 2020 32 mins

Am I Asexual Or Ashamed Of Sex?

 

Yes, it’s here. Another fantastic episode ahead by #QueerAF regular producer Jacob Edward. And this week, we’re talking about a spectrum of feelings when it comes to sex, the differences between asexuality and sex shame plus Jacob, who used their portfolio to get a job Radio One’s first non-binary presenter shares boldly and bravely.


Listen to the latest episode and subscribe (rate and review...

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How can you be single, queer and happy?


Growing up in the 90’s things seemed pretty simple. 

 

You get to your mid-twenties, find someone you are attracted to who lives in close proximity, get married and live a happy life. But Martin could never relate to any of this because he is gay.

 

Cut to now, aged 32 and a little jaded by love – he has no desire for marriage or a partner. But can he still be happy?

 

On tod...

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Recorded live as part of National Student Pride, at the University of Westminster in collaboration with the university's Creative Enterprise Centre: We present Access All Rainbows.


Join our conversation about being LGBT+ and disabled, considering; Hidden disabilities, access, perceptions on ability and, support in relationships.


The Speakers:


Jamie Wareham – University of Westminster Alumni Jamie Wareham is the Head o...

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A live episode of #QueerAF, guest hosted by Evan Davis with Dustin Lance Black and UK Black Pride's Lady Phyll.


An Oscar-winning screenwriter and the co-founder of UK Black Pride chat to BBC broadcaster Evan Davis to headline our daytime festival (Sat 22 Feb).


Dustin Lance Black first appeared at National Student Pride in 2015 and has gone on to start a family with Olympic diver Tom Daley.


Lady Phyll is a trailblazer withi...

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Does Rosa need to get a queer haircut to feel part of the community? 


That’s what she explores in her university town of Bristol this week on #QueerAF. 


Meeting the towns local queer hairdresser who has been helping trans, non-binary and LGBT+ people feel more at home with the identity they want to show to the world. 


And despite Rosa’s love for her femme, long hair. She wonders after seeing so many people g...

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Young, vulnerable and new to a big city: I became the target of an online predator


Five years ago, Rory was drugged and sexually assaulted by two men, who I met while using Grindr. 


Young, vulnerable and new to a big city – growing up without any LGBTQ inclusive sex education in school – I became the target for an online predator.


It’s been difficult coming to terms with this attack, but five years on l...

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Pansexual reporter Kenya Jay Scarlett speaks to queer couples to find out everything you need to know about being in a relationship. 

 

From getting together to breaking up and how her pansexuality has left her feeling some people are way too focused on gender.

 

This week on #QueerAF whether you've had one or not, we take you on a crash course on being in a queer relationship.

 

Subscribe now on Spotify, Apple and po...

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To prepare for my mum's gay wedding, I talked to her about sexuality for the first time


Journalist Eve Hartley sits down with her mum, ahead of her same-sex wedding, to discuss for the first time what her mum went through when she came out while Eve was only a few years old.


Eve reflects on how her journey to understanding sexuality was so different to her mums. And the reason for that is all thanks to her Mum.


Before ce...

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January 20, 2020 2 mins

#QueerAF is back for season four. With more LGBT+ reporters than ever.


This year our stories come from Bristol, Manchester, Milton Keynes, with reporters from Northern Ireland, Leeds, London and beyond.


When you listen – you support the students, graduates and LGBT+ reporters we mentor to build their audio portfolio. And they tell you beautifully produced queer stories. 


They have stories on asexuality, sex shame...

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Don't mess with a boy in a dress, he was born to impress.


Lead singer of the feeling and writer of the musical that’s taken the UK’s west end by storm Dan Gillespie Sells, joinst us for our season three finale, to tell the story behind the soundtrack to your #QueerAF life: Everybody's Talking About Jamie.


In an ever changing world, the way we identify is constantly being challenged. Not just by people around us, but by oursel...

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