LGBTQ Nation

LGBTQ Nation

The official podcast of LGBTQ Nation, the nation's leading LGBTQ news source. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network and Q Digital.

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December 2, 2021 2 min

 LGBTQ people face an incarceration rate that is roughly three times higher than the rate of the general population. In the latest episode of #AuthenticVoicesOfPride, we follow Dominique Morgan, the National Director of Black and Pink. She knows these issues on a personal level – and that’s why she’s fighting for her community. Presented by Chevrolet.

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LGBTQ youth have a 120% higher risk of becoming unhoused than other youth. Across the nation, LGBTQ youth drop-in centers aim to minimize harm to homeless youth and help them build a foundation for security and stability. In this #AuthenticVoicesOfPride episode, we follow the staff of the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit who were all formerly homeless or housing insecure themselves. Presented by Chevrolet.

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October 20, 2021 2 min

As sports becomes a bigger focus in the fight for LGBTQ equality, there are still just a handful of out professional athletes. See how these athletes are changing the narrative of LGBTQ inclusion in sports and how they're inspiring others to live their truth. #AuthenticVoiceOfPride #Chevrolet

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Drag queens across the nation are taking a different kind of stage, hoping to make a direct impact on their communities. Honey Mahogany, Maebe A Girl, and Marti Gould are sashaying their way into the halls of government while Nina West and Bob the Drag Queen know the secret of drag: It’s political. Visit lgbtqnation.com/authentic-voices-of-pride to learn more about this #AuthenticVoicesOfPride series, presented by Chevrolet. 

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After Stacey and Cheralyn Stevenson were turned away from an adoption agency in Texas for being gay, they refused to give up the fight to build their family. Now, in the face of laws that allow child welfare agencies to discriminate, they're helping other LGBTQ people create the families that they wish. Lance Bass introduces their story and opens up about his own struggle to become a parent. 


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May 20, 2021 46 min

On today's show, host Alex Berg is talking all about LGBTQ media and speaks with a couple guests with different experiences including LGBTQ Nation associate editor, Juwan Holmes, the co-founder and Editorial Director of LGBTQ Nation, Chris Bull and all-around queer media maven joining us herself, Sekiya Dorsett!

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On this week's episode host, Alex Berg, leads a discussion about why climate change is inherently an LGBTQ issue and how queer and trans folks are disproportionately affected. Alex is joined in conversation by founder of Our Climate Voices, Aletta Brady, co-director of Seeding Sovereignty, Eryn Wise, and consultant on climate justice at Equality Jamaica, Emme KrisTi.

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With the CDC recently releasing guidelines for vaccinated people saying that they can begin doing outdoor activities without wearing a mask, there is an awful lot to talk about. Host, Alex Berg, is joined in discussion by the founder and CEO of Q.Digital, Scott Gatz, ER physician, Dr. Nick Gorton, and co-chair of The National Association of Black Journalists LGBTQ+ Task Force, Femi Redwood, to talk about the exciting return to ...

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LGBTQ Nation sits down with Representative Park Cannon to discuss Georgia's obscene new voting restrictions, the status of Georgia's proposed anti-trans legislation, and how being an out representative affects her political life. Also, Alex celebrates Lesbian Visibility Week with LGBTQ Nation reporter Molly Sprayregen. 

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Over the past few months, host Alex Berg has been talking a ton about anti-trans bills that impact today's youth, but now it's time to talk with the people those laws actually effect. On today's show, Alex chats with three badass young people about how they became trans advocates and a new children's book they wrote about what it's like to be a trans teen.

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Congress member Andre Carson (D-IN) joins host Alex Berg and LGBTQ Nation Editor-In-Chief Bil Browning to talk about the role families and friends play in LGBTQ acceptance and how their own families modeled growth and compassion. Associate Editor Juwan Holmes also joins to discuss the week’s top headlines.


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The religious right’s new obsession is punishing trans youth for seeking medical care. In this episode, host Alex Berg is joined by spiritual social activist, Reverend Candy Holmes, the host of the podcast "Queer I Am, Lord," Xorje Olivares, and political Correspondent for LGBTQ Nation, John Gallagher, to talk all about how we've seen religion used to forward these bills and other anti-LGBTQ measures.

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April 1, 2021 51 min

On today's podcast, we're bringing Women's History Month to a close with some amazing LGBTQ women! Host Alex Berg talks to Jasmine Beach-Ferrera, an out LGBTQ Democratic candidate who is challenging Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn for his seat in the House of Representatives. Alex rounds out the show with a conversation between Sekiya Dorsett, a filmmaker who won a GLAAD Award for her documentary about the Stone...

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March 25, 2021 47 min

This week the LGBTQ Nation podcast takes a closer look at anti-Asian racism and its connection to homophobia and transphobia. Host Alex Berg talks to Alice Y. Hom, the co-editor of "Q&A: Voices from Queer Asian North America" about the Atlanta shooting that left eight people dead. LGBTQ Nation Managing Editor Alex Bollinger also joins the podcast to chat about Sen. Lindsey Graham's fierce opposition to the Equality ...

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March 18, 2021 53 min

Alex is joined this week by Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that made marriage equality the law of the land in the U.S., to discuss the latest battles for queer and trans people who want to adopt and foster children and why we need protections futher codified to ensure that we can do so. Plus, writer and trans advocate, Devin-Norelle, helps break down anti-trans bills and Elliot Page's cover on TIME...

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This past week, there has been an outpouring on Twitter from LGBTQ People who faced sexuality-based discrimination in the workplace. LGBTQ Nation journalist, John Gallagher, joins Alex to talk more about how odds are still in the favor of businesses when it comes to workplace issues. Plus, journalist from the 19th, Kate Sosin, also joins in to talk about the governor of South Dakota signing a bill that bans trans people from girls&...

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This week on LGBTQ Nation, Alex leads a discussion about what the Biden administration's immigration policies mean for undocumented LGBTQ folks and those seeking asylum. Alex is joined by Alex Bollinger, the managing editor of LGBTQ Nation, Aaron Morris, the executive director of Immigration Equality, and Julio Salgado, the co-founder of DreamersAdrift and the Migrant Storytelling Manager for The Center for Cultural Power.


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February 25, 2021 46 min

On this week's LGBTQ Nation, Alex discusses hate crimes against AAPI groups that have increased at the outset of the pandemic in the wake of racist rhetoric from our former president. Looking at this issue through a LGBTQ lens, Alex is joined by AC Dumlao (program manager for the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund), Amazin LêThi (athlete and advocate for LGBTQ+ Asian visibility), and Sammie Ablaza Wills (Directo...

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February 18, 2021 36 min

On this week's episode, Alex looks ahead at important court cases and bills that will impact LGBTQ people with attorney Chase Strangio. Plus, Alex makes sense of the Impeachment acquittal with LGBTQ Nation Associate Editor, Juwan Holmes.


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February 11, 2021 34 min

This week, Alex talks about the effect of over 30 dangerous anti-trans bills and more specifically, these bills' impact on athletics. Alex speaks with her guests, Imara Jones, the creator of Trans Lash Media, and Chris Mosier, 6-time member of team USA and trans athlete, about the work they're doing in response to these bills, misinformation about trans people in sports, and how listeners can respond to these bills that are...

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