LGBTQ&A

LGBTQ&A

*Featured in The New York Times* Get to know the LGBTQ community. From The Advocate Magazine, LGBTQ&A gets beyond transition and coming out stories, to get to know each person's defining moments, their accomplishments, and how they got to where they are today. Hosted and created by Jeffrey Masters.... Show More

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"It was a great privilege to be gay, otherwise I'd probably be very boring and unhappy and unexamined." John Cameron Mitchell talks about the evolving legacy of Hedwig And The Angry Inch, why Hedwig is not a trans character, and how growing up queer teaches you empathy. "Empathy comes from being an outsider." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by Neon Hum Media and The Advocate. Check out advocate.com f... Read more

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May 21, 2019 1 min

Welcome to LGBTQ&A. On this podcast feed you can find over one hundred episodes of LGBTQ&A featuring interviews with Roxane Gay, Cameron Esposito, and Trixie Mattel.For all new episodes of this show head to LuminaryPodcasts.com or download the Luminary app — there’ll be a new episode published there every week.

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Ryan O'Connell didn't come out of "the disability closet" until he was 28. He writes about life as a queer person with Cerebral Palsy on the new Netflix show, Special, and talks with Jeffrey Masters about why people shouldn't be afraid to talk about sex work. 

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Amiyah Scott talks about discovering the ballroom scene in Atlanta after Hurricane Katrina forced her to leave New Orleans. "Balls were created to not only be a safe space, but to celebrate the community. We weren't being celebrated, so we decided to celebrate ourselves." Amiyah also talks about the challenges of playing a trans character on the TV show, Star, who is going through so many of the same things she's gone through in li... Read more

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April 30, 2019 49 min

Roxane Gay talks about why it's so difficult to write about love, and says that when it comes to writing about her own relationships, she doesn't do it. She prefers to keep "the best parts" of her life private. Roxane also talks with host, Jeffrey Masters, about being a "soft butch", her place in the queer canon, and her top-secret Channing Tatum project. 

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April 23, 2019 22 min

Pete Buttigieg takes a break from the campaign trail to talk with Jeffrey Masters about his history-making candidacy, serving in the Navy under Don't Ask, Don't Tell, fighting climate change, and the most millennial thing ever: meeting his husband on a dating app. 

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A quick message to say that we're moving to Luminary, a brand new podcast platform! We'll be joining show creators like Malcolm Gladwell, Guy Raz, Hannibal Buress, Lena Dunham, and John Cameron Mitchell to create exclusive content. Plus a new show produced by Jeffrey Masters and hosted by The Advocate's Editor-in-Chief, Zach Stafford! Click here to learn more. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpo... Read more

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Don Bachardy talks about his relationship with Christopher Isherwood, his brother who dated Christopher before him, meeting Rock Hudson, and living in Evelyn Hooker's guest house. LGBTQ&A is moving to Luminary, a brand new podcast app! We'll be joining show creators like Malcolm Gladwell, Guy Raz, Lena Dunham, and John Cameron Mitchell to create exclusive content. Plus, our sister show, The Ten, is launching produced by Jeffrey... Read more

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Jasika Nicole (Scandal, Fringe, The Good Doctor) talks about her experience as a queer, biracial actress working in Hollywood. She shares about how its colored her casting, patterns she sees, and bonus: talks about meeting queer women on Myspace. We're excited to announce that LGBTQ&A is moving to Luminary, a brand new podcast platform. We'll be joining show creators like Malcolm Gladwell, Guy Raz, Lena Dunham, and John Cameron... Read more

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Gigi Gorgeous talks about how much YouTube has changed since 2008, how her fiancee feels about being in such a public relationship, and her new book, He Said, She Said: Lessons, Stories, and Mistakes from My Transgender Journey. Exciting Announcement: LGBTQ&A is moving to Luminary, a brand new podcast platform! We'll be joining people like Trevor Noah, Malcolm Gladwell, Lena Dunham, and John Cameron Mitchell in creating exclusi... Read more

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Ian Alexander talks about finding trans community online, embracing both his masculine and feminine sides, and why his experience of gender is still evolving. Ian is in The OA, a Netflix show whose new season is out now. We're excited to announce that LGBTQ&A is moving to Luminary, a brand new podcast platform. We'll be joining show creators like Malcolm Gladwell, Guy Raz, Lena Dunham, and John Cameron Mitchell to create exclus... Read more

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"In some ways, there is nothing more radical than raising a family." Jennifer Finney Boylan talks about coming out as trans over 20 years ago, being on The Oprah Show, losing hearing, moral imagination, and the radical queer act of raising a family. We're excited to announce that LGBTQ&A is moving to Luminary! Luminary is a brand new podcast platform where you'll be able to listen to all the shows you already listen to — and yo... Read more

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Gay men are complicated. Joel Kim Booster talks about growing up in a religious household, being a sexual kid, looking up semen in the Encyclopedia Britannica, stanning Barbara Walters, and why gay men need to interrogate their desires a little bit more. We're excited to announce that LGBTQ&A is moving to Luminary! Luminary is a brand new podcast platform where you'll be able to listen to all the shows you already listen to — a... Read more

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Empress Karina Samala talks about her over 25 years of activism in Los Angeles. Karina helped the LA Police and Sheriff's department create guidelines for incarcerated trans people, sensitivity training for new officers, and advocates for sex workers. We're excited to announce that LGBTQ&A is moving to Luminary! Luminary is a brand new podcast platform where you'll be able to listen to all the shows you already listen to — and ... Read more

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"The reality is we're not happy and fine all the time." Jacob Tobia talks about anti-femme sentiments in the queer community, how masculinity operates as a cycle of abuse, and why a person's under no obligation to share their trauma.They also talk about their new memoir, Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story.Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's growing movement to amend the U.S. c... Read more

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The Advocate's Editor-in-Chief, Zach Stafford talks about what the future of LGBTQ media is going to look like. He also talks about his plans to transform The Advocate, what the closing of Into means, and what Pride Media is doing to address the number of freelancers who haven't been paid for their work at Out Magazine and The Advocate. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's m... Read more

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February 12, 2019 1 min

We'll be back next week, but In the meantime, would you mind ranking us five stars and leaving a comment on iTunes? It's really a huge help (and the comment can be super short). Thank you! LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing lgbtqashow@gmail.comMore information: www.LGBTQpodcast.comLearn more about your ad choices. Vi... Read more

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Buck Angel started doing porn because he didn't see any other trans men represented on screen. From there, he's gone on to win an AVN award, as well as create the first commercially produced sex toy specifically made for trans men. He talks about why sex and masturbation was such an important part to his transition, how much has changed in the 22 years since he started transitioning, and why it's important for him to be vocal about... Read more

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November 12, 2018 43 min

Mary Lambert talks about coming out in the church, growing up with a bisexual mom, the highs and lows of Same Love (with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis), and the life-saving importance of talking about your trauma. She describes the radical vulnerability in her book of poetry, Shame Is An Ocean I Swim Across, saying, "There's value in being radically vulnerable because it encourages empathy, and that empathy carries over into connection... Read more

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November 8, 2018 42 min

How do we critique art made by queer people, especially when it's so beloved by the community? Writer, Tre'vell Anderson, joins the pod to talk about not being scared of people who disagree with them (especially on the internet), why out queer white people have achieved greater success in Hollywood than out people of color, and why they're not afraid of being pigeonholed as a writer. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) n... Read more

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