LGBTQ&A

LGBTQ&A

Weekly interviews with the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world. Recent guests include Laverne Cox, Roxane Gay, Pete Buttigieg, and Trixie Mattel. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 25 min
The pioneering lesbian and feminist activist died last week at the age of 94. In one of her final interviews, Ivy Bottini talks about working with Betty Friedan in the 1960s, being kicked out of the women's movement for being a lesbian, and what it was like to reach middle age and finally kiss another woman for the first time. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GL...
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The celebrated trans elder, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy talks about getting knocked out at the Stonewall uprising, her friendship with Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, and achieving "icon" status. Miss Major is Executive Producer of the new docuseries, Trans in Trumpland (available on Topic.com and Amazon Prime). LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @...
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Brian Michael Smith is here to save you. And me. All of us. But me first. The actor joins us to talk about his history-making role on the TV show, 9-1-1: Lone Star. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
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Mark Segal talks about being at Stonewall in 1969, how it unified the LGBTQ+ community, and the special ingredient that underlies all of his activist work: humor. Mark is the author of And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
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Tracey "Africa" Norman reflects on her legendary modeling career, how being outed on-set of Essence Magazine in 1980 affected her relationship with the Black and LGBTQ+ communities, and the first time she saw her picture on the now-famous "Born Beautiful" Clairol box. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
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We're back, baby. This year, you're going to hear from Tracey "Africa" Norman, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Mark Segal, Brian Michael Smith, and Melissa Febos. I can't wait for you to listen. Want to recommend a guest? Come find and connect with me on Twitter: @jeffmasters1. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
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Jose Antonio Vargas has been called "the most famous undocumented immigrant in America." The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the book, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, talks about discovering that his green card was fake, how dangerous the mainstream media's coverage of immigration is, and why he wants to feel more comfortable with his sexuality. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters an...
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She's back! Jennifer Finney Boylan makes her triumphant return to LGBTQ&A to talk about how much the trans experience has changed since her groundbreaking memoir, She's Not There, was published in 2003. Her new book, Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs, is out now. Click here to listen to our 2017 interview with Jennifer: http://apple.co/3h58mne And click here to see how to say "transgender" in sign language: https:...
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...for the better. Activist and community organizer, Adam Eli talks about how social media has changed activism, why it's such a powerful tool, and grappling with body image in the queer community. @AdamEli LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod We want to hear from YOU! Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out our (short!) listener survey: bit.ly/...
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Meet Karine Jean-Pierre before she heads to the White House. After working on the Biden campaign, Jean-Pierre has been named Principal Deputy Press Secretary for the new administration. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod We want to hear from YOU! Please take 2 minutes to fill out our (short!) listener survey: bit.ly/lgbtqpodsurvey
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Lucia Lucas talks about her history-making opera career. Her performance in the title role of Don Giovanni made her the first known trans person in the U.S. to perform a principal role in an opera, and is documented in the documentary, The Sound of Identity. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod We want to hear from YOU! Please take 2-3 minutes to fi...
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November 24, 2020 32 min
Ilona Verley talks about being Two-Spirit, competing on Canada's Drag Race, the "crazy fluidity" she's experiencing right now around her gender, and how she achieves her "head-to-toe monochromatic, pastel perfection." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod We want to hear from YOU! Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out our (short...
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November 17, 2020 30 min
OK, but seriously, what exactly is gender? Tuck Woodstock (host of the Gender Reveal podcast) joins us to talk about why gender is so complicated for everyone. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod Is there anything you've been dying to tell us? Do you love us? Hate us? We want to hear it all. Click here to fill out our (short!) listener survey: ...
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November 10, 2020 32 min
Carson Kressley has been busy. Since debuting as the original "Fashion Savant" on Queer Eye in 2003, Carson's been a part of RuPaul's Drag Race, Drag Race All Stars, Get A Room With Carson and Thom on Bravo, Carson Nation on OWN, Dancing With the Stars, and the Miss Universe pageant — to name a few. Today he talks about criticism of the original Queer Eye, dating, being called "daddy," and recently realizing...
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October 27, 2020 27 min
How will COVD-19 transform our community's physical spaces? The legendary activist, Cleve Jones joins us to talk about what will happen to the gayborhoods, why we need to start thinking about the queer community in economic terms, and talks about the current state of the LGBTQ+ movement. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
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After serving in the FBI in the 80s, Susan SurfTone (aka Susan Yasinski) became a lesbian surf-rocker. Her new EP, "The EP" comes out on November 3rd. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. This interview was originally recorded in November of 2017. #LGBTQHistoryMonth
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Darnell L. Moore is the author of the book, No Ashes in the Fire, and hosts the new podcast, Being Seen, which focusses on the gay and queer Black male experience. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter to connect and recommend future guests. We love hearing from you. @LGBTQpod
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Ritchie Torres is running to represent New York's 15th Congressional District and would be one of the first LGBTQ+ people of color to serve in congress. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod. 
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Since appearing on RuPaul's Drag Race in 2017, Peppermint has done, well, everything: toured the world doing drag, acted on multiple TV shows, originated a role on Broadway, and now she's releasing a trilogy EPs. The first, A Girl Like Me: Letters To My Lovers, comes out on October 16th. She talks on the podcast about coming out as trans on The Daily Show in 2016, racism in the drag fandom, and the inspiration behind her ne...
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Lili Reinhart talks about coming out as bisexual, her love of crystals, the advice Luke Perry gave her while filming the pilot of Riverdale, and her new book of poetry, Swimming Lessons (out September 29th).  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod. 
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