LGBTQ&A

LGBTQ&A

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

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June 8, 2021 26 min
What's wrong with me??! The queer community's favorite advice columnist, John Paul Brammer joins us to talk about his new essay collection, Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. To join our newsletter, go to lgbtqpodcast.com
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"I didn't get to grow up with the myth that you can love someone and they won't do terrible things if you love them." Ashley C. Ford is the author of the stunning new memoir, Somebody's Daughter. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. To join our newsletter, go to lgbtqpodcast.com
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"Damn, I could love again." Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts share their love story on the podcast this week. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. For more info, go to LGBTQpodcast.com
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Gina Brown (Community Engagement Manager at the Southern AIDS Coalition) talks about the disproportionality high rates of HIV in the South, HIV criminalization laws, and what we need to do to reduce stigma. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. For more information, go to www.lgbtqpodcast.com
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ACT UP changed the world. Sarah Schulman's new book explains how. Let The Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York (out on May 18th) is an utterly crucial guidebook for effective activism. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. For more info, go to LGBTQpodcast.com
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“What feminine part of yourself did you have to kill in order to survive in the world?” Alok Vaid-Menon talks about the past, present, and future of gender. 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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Best known as Officer Clemmons in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, François Clemmons talks about making the choice to stay in the closet for Fred Rogers, visiting Stonewall in 1969, and his Grammy Award-winning music career.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod. (This interview was originally recorded in May 2020, just FYI!)
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Brandon Wolf is one of the survivors of the 2016 shooting at Pulse nightclub that left 53 people wounded and 49 dead. He talks about what we can do to help advance gun safety reform, his recent meeting with President Biden, and what the media gets wrong about mass shootings. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
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Lauren Hough grew up in the now infamous cult, The Children of God, where "homosexuality was a sin akin to murder." She talks on the podcast about how the cult continues to shape her life, working "shitty jobs", and her new essay collection, Leaving Isn't The Hardest Thing (out now). LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
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Grammy Award-winner Brandi Carlile talks about her evolving relationship to religion, how motherhood's changed her, and her new memoir, Broken Horses. "I think the book is me going, 'OK, here's the truth. Here's where I come from, here's who I am. I still dream that I'm back in school and I can't catch up and I can't graduate.' If I just write it all down in one place and I hand it to you, if...
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March 30, 2021 28 min
O frabjous day! Amy Ray is here. Amy's been making music with her Indigo Girls bandmate Emily Saliers for over 35-years. She joins us to talk about the band's legacy, identifying as genderqueer, and the lasting power of "Closer to Fine".  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
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“Girlhood was a darker time for many than we’re often willing to acknowledge." Melissa Febos talks about her new essay collection, Girlhood (out on March 30th).  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
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Obergefell v. Hodges was the landmark civil rights case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the fundamental right to marry. Jim Obergefell, one of the men at the heart of the case, joins us to talk about why six years later, we still don't have *true* marriage equality.  LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
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One of country music's finest songwriters, Brandy Clark talks about her Grammy Award-nominated album, Your Life is a Record. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod
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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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