Bad Queers

Bad Queers

This podcast is for people who feel like they came out of the closet and got placed in a box. It’s time to put the u-haul theory to bed, and connect over being bad queers. Join Kris and Shana from the HER App to discuss breaking stereotypes, owning your identity and their unpopular queer opinions. Bad queers will leave you both offended and inspired by the news, stories and advice about the very fluid, very real LGBTQ+ experience.

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January 17, 2022 61 min

We are back from our COVID cave and ready with a new episode! Congrats to MJ Rodriguez for making history at The Golden Globes, Kris apologizes for her initial stance on fanny packs and your best friends don't deserve all of you. We circle back on our conversation around pillow princesses aka pillow royalty and time to retire Carol and Happiest Season.

Shoutouts:
Shana: The Barb Shop - Styling Products for women and folks with s...

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Welcome back Max! We go through the before-during-after process of top surgery. How he met his girlfriend and the impact she had during this journey. And Max's chosen family not only being supportive, but the way they share healthcare tips with each other, including how to heal from designer nipples.

Shoutouts:
Shana: E3 Radio - It’s the #1 LGBTQ Radio Station - Playing Queer and Independent music in high rotation centering BIPO...

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While Shana & Kris are on vacation, they didn't want to leave you without an episode. This is a special Holigay Live recording with Ellie Brigida and Leigh Holmes Foster from the Lez Hang Out Podcast. We discuss the holigay films and shows that you need to see (it's never too late to watch when days are made up thanks to COVID). We hope you enjoy!

Bad Queers is co-hosted by:
Shana Sumers: @shanahasagram
Kris Chesson: ...

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Welcome to our first official Circle Back! Where we review the positives and fuck shit of 2021. To do this, we brought back one of our favorite guests, the Culture Editor of Autostraddle, Shelli Nicole. Starting from the insurrection and wrapping up with Candace Parker's baby announcement, let's review this year of queer. This is an extended episode which also includes our Bad Queer predictions for 2022.
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This week we have the pleasure of welcoming Blair Imani, critically-acclaimed educator and author of Read This To Get Smarter, Making Our Way Home, and Modern HERstory to the show. We discuss cancel/accountability culture, intersectionality, and how her upbringing prepared her for her micro-learning series, Smarter in Seconds. Check out Blair's Book-Mas list below.

Shoutouts:
Shana:  ShawnG Originals. ShawnG is a self taught oil ...

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December 6, 2021 71 min

We review all the Blackity Black and queer shows (Insecure, Twenties, 12 Dates of Christmas), but the real question - Is Hattie's character studface? Also, our full review of Bruised (and Kris's feelings toward it). PSA that the Supreme court needs to stop coming for our uterus and give money to Stacey Abrams campaign.

Shoutouts:
Shana: Black & Pink National - A National Organization fighting alongside incarcerated LGBTQ...

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November 29, 2021 72 min

Happy Strap Week! We hope you aren't re-closeted for the holidays. If you are, Autostraddle has you covered with their first Strap Week series. Need to know what to watch for the Holigays? From Under the Christmas Tree to The Bitch Who Stole Christmas, we've got you covered. And stay tuned for a major debate about musicals in our Bad Queer opinions. 

Trigger Warning: Kyle Rittenhouse discussion from 7:17 - 13:48

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S...

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November 22, 2021 62 min

This week, we give you a full review of Twenties, Queens and Insecure. Shana attempts to convince Kris to see the new Wicked Movie.  The Black and Brown LGBTQ+ Community does not feel safe in the UK. We call out fuck boys and friend hookups gone wrong in Am I a Bad Queer?  And Happy Holidays everyone!

Shoutouts:
Shana:  George M. Johnson. Right now, All Boys Aren’t Blue is being banned not only from schools, but also libraries. A...

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November 15, 2021 65 min

Halle Berry is finding the studs of Hollywood and giving them hugs. It's beginning to look a lot like queer Christmas! RuPaul is releasing the holiday film "The Bitch Who Stole Christmas" and Janelle Monáe is the sexiest grinch. From Queens to Twenties, here's what you should be watching. Celebrate Transgender Awareness Week by giving back and speaking up! And no, you don't have to hang out with your LGBTQ+ ...

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November 8, 2021 71 min

This week we welcome comedian, event producer and activist, Kia Barnes (aka Kia Comedy). We discuss how Atlanta has been in these streets during COVID. Growing up Black and Queer in the south.  Event producers suddenly changing their tune when it comes Black talent and what older studs need to stop doing. 

Shoutouts:
Shana:  Nik Kacy - Founder of Nik Kacy Footwear, gender free footwear and accessories that are quality, handcrafted, u...

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This week we welcome, fashion icon, baby hair slayer, all out badass, Bespoke Curry to the podcast. From advocating for our hair types, to how to showing up in fashion as your unapologetic self, we break it down. From late in life coming out, to growing up LGBTQ+ in the south, tune in for all this and more.

Shoutouts:
Shana:  Black Queer Tarot - Their slogan is “Imagine a World Where Black People are Thriving” created by Kendrick...

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October 24, 2021 46 min

 If you've heard the phrase "Daddy's Girls" or "Tik Tok Cult" then you've come to the right place.  Congratulations to the Chicago Sky on their WNBA Championship. Shana wants you to know she called it. Clearing up Trans Whiteness and if you can call Kanye "Ye" then you can do the same for the Trans and Nonbinary community.

Shoutouts:
Shana:  The Blasian March NY - Black, Asian and Blasian Solidari...

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October 17, 2021 74 min

The L Word: Generation Q Finale was...underwhelming. Kris asks Shana about her #BlackDinah experience and of course, women's sports can't have nice things. Was coming out of the closet made by the breeders? And women need to support women. 

Shoutouts:
Shana:  On October 11, Revry TV had their Queer X Awards that highlighted actors, artists, musicians, filmmakers, and LGBTQ+ movers and shakers for the work they’ve done. Fo...

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October 10, 2021 64 min

Dave Chappelle cannot leave the queers alone. We give the full recap of "The Closer" comedy special on Netflix, and the second to last episode of The L Word: Generation Q. Also, WTF is happening in the NWSL and WNBA? And you know you don't have to be Black to watch Black shows, right? Last but not least, it's time for navigating the holidays while in a relationship.

Shoutouts:
Shana:  Transgender Emergency Fund - Prov...

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This week we welcome Mikaela Berry to Bad Queers! After bullying their way onto the show, we get into the details of social justice, LGBTQ+ education for adolescents in juvenile detention centers and a quick pivot deep dive into how people are clarifying whether they are dating or casual.

Mikaela's Patreon: www.patreon.com/mikberry
Shoutouts:
Shana: 7000 Coils - Black Owned - Femme Led - Indie Record Label. Described as a son...

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September 26, 2021 58 min

Not only were the #EmmysSoWhite, they were also extremely hetero. Awkward conversations happen in The L Word, but Gigi still prevails. Montero brings us black, queer joy. Cargo shorts are the stud uniform and the argument continues over whether every strap is equal.

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Shoutouts:
Shana:  Swish - Chicago’s first queer woman/trans/enby basketball meetup for the...

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September 19, 2021 71 min

 Happy Bisexual Awareness Week! This weeks L Word: Generation Q recap is all the queer tension we love. A full review of the met gala, the VMA's and Verzuz. We define monosexism and figure out if your 'Am I a Bad Queer?' questions are either genuine or selfish. Lastly, Raven Symone. Enough said. 

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Shoutouts:
Shana:  ChromatxTourmaline future forw...

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This week we welcome intimacy expert, Maya to the show. We discuss navigating intimacy outside of sex, Black people reclaiming our pleasure and the new term for foreplay. And we can't go through this episode without discussing Lil Nas X's baby announcement and how pegging needs to be gender neutral. 

Shoutouts:
Shana -  Jillian Mercado (@jillianmercado) for being the absolute winner of The L Word this season. Her characte...

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September 5, 2021 66 min

The L Word is heating up as we recap episode 4 (spoiler alert), Lil Nas X debut "Montero" gets a release date (9/17), and how about Kristen Stewart's, Spencer, movie poster? Almost makes us want to pay to see it.

This week's Bad Queer opinions deserved a whole theme, listen in as we talk about the f*ck shit we saw on Tiktok 🙄


Shoutouts:
Shana -  Gaye Magazine - The true magazine of petty. Serving the Black Gaye...

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We welcome the literal definition of Black Queer Excellence, Amber Hikes. Not only the Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer for the ACLU, Amber is also a community organizer making moves for the people.  We discuss topics ranging from self care brunches, what really goes down in the DMs, the two rules for your chosen community and ways we can make impactful change in todays crazy ass world. 

Shoutouts:
Shana -  The Instagram page @...

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