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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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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May 6, 2021 28 min
Dizz is the founder and lead songwriter/choreographer for Canadian musicgroup, rIVerse. rIVerse recently released their music video for "BaeBeeBoo" off their critically acclaimed sophomore album "Poison IV', a deeply personal and eclectic pop and R&B record that explores themes such as Black Lives Matter, systemic racism, body positivity, self-love and more. Dizz recently came out as HIV Positive in solidarity w...
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An Olivier Award winner for her West End debut as Inez in ZORRO THE MUSICAL, Queen Lesli made her Broadway debut originating the role of Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL. After over 1000 performances, she bid farewell to the Broadway company of Matilda and crossed the street to The Helen Hayes to star as the diva Mona Kent in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA.
Off-Broadway, Lesli starred as Princess in EMOJILAND and Cindy Lou Who in...
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Gay playing gay, straight playing gay...is this talk of who is playing a role overshadowing how good someone is playing the role? On this episode we are setting the record straight…so to speak. Actor and model Shaun Melady is no stranger to the public eye and continues to focus his attention on the screen in his most recent project, the Amazon Prime short film called “The Disturbance Call.” Recently named a New York City celebrit...
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Michael Zara is an LGBTQ writer who has a passion for telling poppy, character-driven stories that are female and queer-focused. Mike has developed original pilots IT'S A MYSTERY for The CW and KILL THE LIGHTS for YouTube Originals. His horror-comedy Hallmark Christmas parody, LETTERS TO SATAN CLAUS, aired this past December on SYFY, which also served as his screenwriting film debut.
Michael was a writer on the upcoming drama s...
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March 19, 2021 24 min
Wesley Smoot is an advocate, entrepreneur, and proud bisexual man (he/him/his) from Austin, TX. His background is in marketing, public relations and event planning. He is the creator of Weslo’s Home-O-Erotic Cookbook and the highly anticipated brand marketing event Unleashed LGBTQ, featuring the LEADING LGBTQ INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS & CELEBS IN AN EXCLUSIVE, INTERACTIVE, 3-DAY VIRTUAL EVENT – think the LGBTQ version of South by ...
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Jeremy Blacklow joined GLAAD in 2017 as Director of Entertainment Media, where he serves as a liaison between GLAAD and the film, television, music, and gaming sectors, working to ensure that the industry is equipped to leverage GLAAD’s research and resources to bring about fair, inclusive, accurate, and diverse representations of LGBTQ people and issues.
Prior to joining GLAAD, Jeremy worked for 17 years as a journalist, with a foc...
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In his attempt to fulfill an unquenchable need for attention, cabaret, concert and recording artist Travis Moser has packed houses and won acclaim for his solo shows in NYC and around the country. He has celebrated and performed shows devoted to Linda Ronstandt and the music of Rodgers and Hart. He has performed at the famed Metropolitan Room, Joe’s Pub, Club Cumming, Birdland, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Don’t Tell Mama, The Dup...
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February 26, 2021 35 min
During COVID, there have been amazing musicians keeping the music alive with live streams and new albums…on this episode we chat with jazz musician Dave Koz…who has singledhandedly brought SAXY BACK.

In a recording career that spans nearly three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, 11 No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Al...
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In this episode, we chat with TV sitcom writer Stan Zimmerman who, as a newbie in the industry, was a writer for Season 1 of The Golden Girls. Stan Zimmerman has worked on many television series, including season one of The Golden Girls, Fame, Something Wilder with Gene Wilder, Roseanne, Wanda at Large, and the highly successful fifth season of Gilmore Girls. Besides writing and producing many television pilots, he and his writing...
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Scott Schofield is an award-winning actor, writer, and producer—a “trans influencer of Hollywood.” Making television history as the first openly transgender actor in Daytime television with a recurring role on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful, Schofield then became the first transgender man nominated for any acting Emmy, for the recurring role of “Max” on STUDIO CITY (Amazon Prime).
As a film actor, Scott received international cri...
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HBO Max continues its quest to represent the LGBTQ community in a wide variety of programming. To add to the mix of We’re Here, Equal, and Legendary, they have added a delicious holiday treat that is our current Christmas guilty pleasure. While stuck at home with nothing to do but post selfies and watch TV, what better way to pass the time than with some holiday cheesiness and a side of fun drama? HBO’s Max 12 Dates of Christmas...
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One of the stars of Blumhouse Films’ current horror hit Freaky (in theatres and on-demand) Misha Osherovich is an actor, filmmaker and mental health/LGBTQ IA + activist based in Los Angeles, CA. Misha most recently recurred in the television series NOS4A2 for AMC and appeared in the Warner Brothers feature film THE GOLDFINCH. Misha has amassed numerous stage credits, including A CLOCKWORK ORANGE for New World Stages in New York...
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December 3, 2020 35 min
Actor & activist Wilson Cruz started acting as a youngin’ and toured the US as part of the Young Americans. He has made television history as the first openly gay actor to play an openly gay character in a leading role in a major TV series in, of course, My So Called Life...AND as part of the first featured gay couple in the Star Trek franchise in Star Trek Discovery as Dr. Hugh Culbert with co-star Anthony Rapp.

Wilson appeare...
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November 18, 2020 27 min
Star Trek fans went crazy when we found out that Captain Jean Luc Picard from Star Trek the Next Generation would be returning to screens. We even went crazier when we found out that actor and activist Jonathan Del Arco’s would be returning, 27 years after his first appearance as Hugh, an iconic fan favorite from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Television audiences most recently saw him as Dr. Fernando Morales, a role that spanned...
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November 13, 2020 27 min
Emmy winner Jai Rodriguez is no stranger to representing our community from his early days on, a then brand-new network, Bravo TV in Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Jai went on to appear on Broadway (and in the film) in The Producers, in Reba McEntire’s Malibu Country for ABC, Lady Gaga’s Telephone music video, and Kingdom with Nick Jonas, as well as critically acclaimed guest spots on Nip/Tuck, Bones, and Harry’s Law, and a list ...
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We sat down with What We Do In the Shadows' star Harvey Guillen on his day off from filming
his upcoming appearance in Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist - going back to his musical theatre roots! We chatted about filming under COVID protocols, LGBTQ and Latinx representation in media, love and dating, auditioning for roles not quite made for (and booking
them!), worst Halloween costumes, and more!
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