Metrosource Minis: The LGBTQ World & Beyond

Metrosource Minis: The LGBTQ World & Beyond

Metrosource Minis is the official podcast companion to the national LGBTQ print and online magazine featuring short form interviews with our featured celebrities from the LGBTQ world and beyond...with your host, Alexander Rodriguez. Quick, fun, and informative...Metrosource on the go.

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May 14, 2022 32 min
Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey are superheroes of reality TV. This dynamic duo, along with their award-winning team, have not only made RuPaul’s Drag Race a mainstream success but have been designated by Variety for having the biggest impact in reality TV. The team celebrates 30-plus years since they founded the multi-media empire that is World of Wonder, responsible for some of our community’s most trailblazing queer content, giv...
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For over a decade, Cake Moss has been serving it up as one of the premier drag entertainers in Southern California. Not only is she a mainstay in West Hollywood, but she has traveled the world slaying stages and collecting phone numbers – the boys love her. She continues her philanthropic and volunteer work throughout Los Angeles and makes it her mission to incorporate an inclusive blend of artists in all of her music projects – ha...
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Why is it so hard for a gay man to find love?

Throughout character actor David Dean Bottrell’s multi-decade career, he has played just about every kind of character you can think of. His credits span a list of iconic TV shows that is longer than a CVS receipt and include True Blood, iCarly, Modern Family, Justified, Ugly Betty, NCIS, Castle, Law and Order: SVU, and of course his deliciously villainous turn in Boston Legal. This se...
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Comedian Julia Scott, aged 63, aka “the crazy old lady of comedy,” took to the stage of America’s Got Talent as Simon Cowell, Howie Mandell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and millions of viewers looked on. Her mission? To show that age has nothing to do with anything, you don’t stop just because you have gray hair. She killed her set. This innocent-looking granny’s routine was bawdy and hip and the audience couldn’t get enough. In her words, ...
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In the world of reality TV that celebrates drama queens and stereotypes, TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way celebrates a real-life love story, the first same male sex marriage of the series, which is built on trust, understanding, and overcoming life’s challenges. Kenny and Armando’s emotional journey was captured in Season 2 & 3 of the popular TLC show which included an emotional coming out, cultural homophobia, loss, and a st...
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Critically and audience acclaimed The Chi on Showtime is now streaming its fourth season. The show takes place on Chicago's south side and in this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences. The Chi is a timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection an...
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Joining the ranks of Ryan Murphy and Greg Berlanti in elevating LGBTQ characters and voices, writer Tom MacRae made his US film debut with EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE.

The show itself started as a collaboration between Tom MacRae (who also wrote the screenplay) and musician Dan Gillespie Sells, responsible for the songs and collaborating on the film’s score with Oscar winner Anne Dudley (The Full Monty).

MacRae is entirely self...
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Can you imagine being on America’s Got Talent, singing your heart out, and then Simon Cowell cuts you off? That’s exactly what happened to our guest on this episode of Metrosource Minis. BUT – what could have been a moment of disaster was actually a moment of triumph as singer-songwriter Kameron Ross continued his audition, singing acapella, and wowing every one of the judges.

Kameron Ross started his country music journey at the a...
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Star Trek now celebrating 55 years, has been responsible for generations of franchise spinoffs including films, a multitude of TV shows, and even cartoons. Though Star Trek has always pushed the envelope in introducing themes related to politics, classism, racism, & gender equality, the LGBTQ family has just been recently welcomed to the table.


On this episode we chat with actor Blu Del Barrio, leading the way for non-binary ac...
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August 23, 2021 31 min
When it comes to insult comics, Bianca is in a class by herself. Fierce, funny, and fabulous, she has sandblasted her name in the annals of pop culture on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Thanks to her snarky frankness, impeccable timing, and politically incorrect humor, she became the show’s breakout star, winning its sixth season. Dubbed the “Joan Rivers of the Drag World” (The New York Times), there isn’t anything Bianca is afraid to say. Ne...
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August 9, 2021 23 min
Singer, actress, activist, and now Emmy nominee Micheala Jae played Blanca on the groundbreaking FX series Pose. The show was nominated for a myriad of awards and MJ herself won the 2019 Imagen Award for Best Actress in Television and was nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series & an MTV Movie + TV Award in the category of Breakthrough Performance as well nominations for 2 Gold...
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In our current boom of gender and sexual identities, the term “poly” has joined the ranks as a hot topic term describing people who have multiple romantic relationships at the same time. It’s not having an open relationship, it’s not cheating, it’s having intentional and intimate, there are just more people involved. It sounds like a fun idea until you work in the realities of jealousy and the typical ups and downs of any relations...
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Lawrence Zarian is one of the most sought after on-camera lifestyle & fashion experts in the television industry today with on-air experience of over 20 years as “The Fashion Guy” for The Kelly Clarkson Show, Live with Kelly & Ryan, Hallmark’s Home & Family, KTLA and Extra to name a few. Specializing in styling women in their 40’s, 50’s and UP, Lawrence focuses not just on affordable trends for this key demo of women b...
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July 12, 2021 22 min
Gigi Gorgeous is a YouTube, socialite, actress, author, model, activist, and now podcaster…with millions of followers & as a media sweetheart, she has used her platform to share her life journey and has inspired members of our community to be true to themselves, live your life, and look fabulous doing it, no matter who you are….Gigi is featured in our Pride issue of Metrosource magazine, now available on newsstands around the n...
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July 4, 2021 21 min
During COVID, without the Pride and social events, a number of us remembered how much we loooove to eat! Looking for a new kinds of recipes? We have just the thing for you…that comes with a side of history.

On this episode we chat with YouTuber, chef, and soon to be author Max Miller who, on his weekly show “Tasting History with Max Miller,” gives viewers a look at a historical recipe and explores its origins in a fun and thorough...
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Today, anytime you see someone from the gay community on the big screen, on TV, winning all the awards, you can thank the pioneers of early screenwriting who, as out of the closet Hollywood industry members, paved the way with their early work telling our stories in mainstream film. On this episode, we chat with screenwriter Paul Rudnick, one of those pioneers…

Paul Rudnick is a novelist, playwright, essayist and screenwriter, whom...
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June 18, 2021 32 min
You may have noticed the History Channel heating up this summer with a member of our community chatting it up about all things Egypt.
On this episode we chat with Egyptologist Nicholas Brown who has worked as an archaeologist in Egypt for ten years. He received his MA degree in Egyptology from the American University in Cairo, and currently is an Egyptology PhD student at UCLA. Currently he lives between Los Angeles, CA and Cairo, E...
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Aaron Bear is a filmmaker from Seattle - who directed and produced an award-winning feature-length documentary released in 2016 called Finding Kim - regarded as one of the truest tellings of a transgender person’s life. His influences as a filmmaker are as varied as his interests a person, ranging from the oft-maligned to the universally lauded. His new film, Yes I am: The Ric Weiland Story, chronicles the life of the brilliant pro...
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June 11, 2021 27 min
On this episode, we chat with Emmy Winning TV Star and best-selling author Carson Kressley, most known for his work in Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and RuPaul’s Drag Race, and who is also our Pride issue cover boy…on newsstands around the nation and Metrosource.com. Carson comes from an extensive career as a competitor in equestrian events, fashion - having worked for Ralph Lauren for a number of years, and of course, reality TV...
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On this episode of Metrosource Minis, we chat with Las Vegas born Michael Cimino, who started acting at the age of 8, moved to LA, got cast in Annabelle Comes Home and of course, Hulu’s Love, Victor…we are proud to feature him in our Pride issue on
newsstands across the nation.



We chat with Michael about his own experience with bullying, his love of acting, his role as an ally, Season 2 of Love, Victor, and the future of diversity an...
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