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LGBTQ&A

116 EpisodesProduced by Jeffrey Masters / The AdvocateWebsite

LGBTQ&A (recommended by The New York Times) documents modern queer and trans history. This weekly interview podcast from The Advocate gets beyond transition and coming out stories in order to get to know each person's defining moments, their accomplishments, and how they got to where they are today.… read more

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Robyn Crawford: My Life With Whitney Houston

November 20th, 2019

47:31

For the first time, Whitney Houston's best friend, assistant, and long-rumored girlfriend, Robyn Crawford, is talking publicly about their relationship. "We were intimate on every level," Robyn says to guest host, Zach …

Renée Zellweger and Rufus Wainwright: The Judy Garland Ep

September 27th, 2019

27:55

Rufus Wainwright steps into the hosting chair to take a trip down the yellow brick road. He talks with Renée Zellweger, the star of the new Judy Garland biopic, about their mutual devotion for the gay icon.

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John Cameron Mitchell: Question Everything

July 2nd, 2019

48:06

"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 …

Ryan O'Connell: A Big Yes to Sex Work

May 14th, 2019

38:18

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 …

Amiyah Scott: Hollywood's New Leading Lady

May 7th, 2019

41:02

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 …

Roxane Gay: How to Write About Love

April 30th, 2019

49:57

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 …

Pete Buttigieg: The Big Gay Interview

April 23rd, 2019

22:12

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 …

The Future: Pete Buttigieg, Roxane Gay, and You 😎

April 19th, 2019

2:20

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, …

Don Bachardy: To Christopher Isherwood, With Love

April 16th, 2019

32:32

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 …

Jasika Nicole: Queer + Biracial in Hollywood

April 9th, 2019

45:37

Jasika Nicole (Scandal, Fringe, The Good Doctor) talks about her experience as a queer, biracial actress working in Hollywood. She shares about how …

Gigi Gorgeous: The Queen of YouTube Is Here 👑

April 2nd, 2019

25:09

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 …

Ian Alexander: Is Coming For Your Gender Norms

March 26th, 2019

32:00

Ian Alexander talks about finding trans community online, embracing both his masculine and feminine sides, and why his experience of gender is still …

Jennifer Finney Boylan: We Set Out To Save The Shire

March 19th, 2019

40:13

"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 …

Joel Kim Booster: Sexual Attraction is Kinda Complicated

March 12th, 2019

48:48

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 …

Karina Samala: We Need Chosen Families

March 5th, 2019

31:11

Empress Karina Samala talks about her over 25 years of activism in Los Angeles. Karina helped the LA Police and Sheriff's department create …

Jacob Tobia: Will Change How You Think About Gender

February 26th, 2019

44:17

"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 …

Zach Stafford: What Is The Future Of LGBTQ Media?

February 19th, 2019

46:10

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 …

Buck Angel: Let's Talk About Masturbation

January 2nd, 2019

34:22

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 …

Mary Lambert: All I Know of Love Is Hunger

November 12th, 2018

43:14

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 …

Tre'vell Anderson: Here to Critique

November 8th, 2018

42:54

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 …

Grace Bonney: Admitting Your Mistakes On The Internet is YIKES

October 30th, 2018

46:20

Grace Bonney (Design Sponge) talks about coming out at 30, why figuring out a delicate part of your identity in a public space isn't ideal, and why people not perceiving her as gay means she's constantly having to come …

Alexei Romanoff: The 1967 Black Cat Protest

October 23rd, 2018

43:20

Alexei Romanoff and David Farah talk about the 1967 Black Cat protest. Alexei helped to organize the protest and is the last known living person who …

DeRay Mckesson: Out of the Quiet

October 16th, 2018

33:09

DeRay Mckesson (On The Other Side of Freedom) talks about myths we tell about black people, being stripped of every marker of strength as a public gay person, and why he used to avoid talking publicly about his love …

Wrabel: Hello, My Name Is Needy.

October 9th, 2018

29:30

Wrabel describes growing more comfortable including same-sex pronouns in his music, how writing "The Village" changed his life, and why he cried when Sam Smith came out. He also talks about being kicked out of his …

Jake Shears & Ira Madison: LIVE From the Big Queer Pod Fest

October 2nd, 2018

1:02:02

This edition of the Big Queer Pod Fest featured Ira Madison (Keep It!), Fran Tirado and Dennis Norris II (Food 4 Thot), and special guest, Jake …

Chani Nicholas: Doesn't Care If You Hate Astrology

September 18th, 2018

34:19

Chani Nicholas talks about why astrology is a tool for healing, and says that if astrology doesn't resonate with you...that's totally OK. Chani …

Sonya Passi: We Need to Talk About Domestic Violence

September 11th, 2018

32:38

One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, but as Sonya Passi says, this is not a gendered issue. It affects people of …

River Gallo: Intersex Bodies Are Healthy Bodies

September 4th, 2018

28:23

River Gallo didn't learn what intersex meant, let alone that he was intersex, until just last year. On this episode, he talks about how the medical …

Arisce Wanzer: Gets Candid About Sex and Dating

August 28th, 2018

32:50

Arisce Wanzer talks about how men have become more open to dating trans women over the last few years. She talks about how non-trans people don't consider dating trans people because it's not something they see in the …

Alaska Thunderfuck: Squishy Human Thing

August 21st, 2018

34:50

Alaska discusses her new album, Amethyst Journey, and why the visual presentation has been so challenging. She also talks about what her early drag …

Fran Tirado: A Wink of Faggotry

August 14th, 2018

45:37

"Wait. Does God exist?" Fran Tirado talks about attending church three times a week growing up and how when he came out, it forced him to reckon with his entire belief system. He also talks about fighting historical

Shea Diamond: Fighting for the Airwaves

August 7th, 2018

44:19

Shea Diamond talks about the message behind her songs and the disbelief she still feels about working in the music industry. "I still think it's a joke," she says. "I don't feel like we're respected as human beings, so …

Scott Turner Schofield: I Look Trans Because I Am Trans

July 31st, 2018

44:09

Scott Turner Schofield talks about why he's so angry about the treatment of trans people in Hollywood and how he hopes the conversation that resulted …

Guy Branum: Emotions Are Scary

July 24th, 2018

52:48

Guy Branum talks about the stories pop culture tells about fat people—they're lazy, they're dumb, they're cowards—and how despite everything, he …

Mara Wilson: Bisexual Imposture Syndrome Emoji

July 17th, 2018

42:15

Mara Wilson talks about why Matilda still resonates with people, especially the LGBTQ community. It's all about feeling different and finding your chosen family. Mara also talks about quitting acting because she thought

Steven Canals: The Restorative Power of Art

July 10th, 2018

40:14

Steven Canals talks about how Pose began: from inspiration to the first draft to the first day on set. Pose was originally much darker and Steven describes why Ryan Murphy (his co-creator) pushed him to find the joy in …

Gaby Dunn: Dating Men? In This Political Climate?

July 3rd, 2018

38:25

Gaby Dunn says there isn't a lot of support in Hollywood for content that centers stories about queer women. She's trying to change that, and talks …

Shakina Nayfack: The Radical Act of Being a Trans Woman in Love

June 26th, 2018

28:41

Live from the Big Queer Pod Fest in NYC, Shakina Nayfack talks about how subversive it can feel to be a trans woman learning to embrace herself as a sexual being who is worthy of love. She also talks about Manifest Pussy

Kate Bornstein: The Future of Gender

June 19th, 2018

57:00

The third dimension of gender is imagination. Legendary writer, actor, and gender theorist, Kate Bornstein talks about the future of gender: where …

Wilson Cruz: We're In Revolutionary Times

June 12th, 2018

38:30

Wilson Cruz talks about not knowing if he'd be able to work again after he came out in the 90s doing My So-Called Life, and describes how lonely it …

Laura Jane Grace: Self-Loathing is a Cherished Queer Tradition

June 5th, 2018

33:05

Laura Jane Grace talks about internalized transphobia and how grating it's been to have named her memoir, Tranny. She's the founder and front-woman of the punk rock band, Against Me!, and also talks about being a part …

Jasika Nicole: Hollywood's LGBTQ Diversity Issue

May 29th, 2018

52:52

Jasika Nicole (Scandal, Underground, Fringe) talks about how being openly queer has affected her acting career. She also talks about the complicated …

Jeffrey Marsh: Finding LGBTQ Community Online

May 22nd, 2018

39:37

For many LGBTQ people, the internet is only place where they can find acceptance. Jeffrey Marsh talks about the pros and cons of that, and how Tumblr was the first place that they learned about gender-neutral pronouns. …

Chelsey Johnson: Portland's Queer Mythology

May 15th, 2018

38:26

Stray City author, Chelsey Johnson talks about the work that goes into creating and maintaining chosen families, why we self-police other LGBTQ …

Alexander Chee: On Becoming An American Writer

April 24th, 2018

30:19

Alexander Chee talks about the challenges in addressing and writing about sexual assault, how privilege can operate as an intellectual barrier for …

Ryan Berg: 40% of Homeless Youth Are LGBTQ...Why Aren't We Mad?

April 17th, 2018

24:26

Ryan Berg talks about his work with queer and trans homeless youth and how foster care can often seem like a pipeline to incarceration and …

Kathy Tu: What Makes Us A Community?

April 10th, 2018

42:15

Kathy Tu (from the podcast, Nancy) talks about the on-going process of self-acceptance: taking ownership of how she looks, growing more comfortable in queer spaces, and trusting the people around her when she can't …

Brooke Sullivan: HIV In the Trans & GNC Community

April 3rd, 2018

35:09

Brooke Sullivan talks about all of the misconceptions people have about her being trans and living with HIV. We also talk about why the trans …

Trixie Mattel: Expanding The Definition of Drag

March 27th, 2018

32:17

RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Season 3 Winner, Trixie Mattel asks that in an art form where you can truly do anything, what qualifies as drag? She …

Keiynan Lonsdale: Queer Superhero (On TV and Real Life)

March 20th, 2018

16:00

Keiynan Lonsdale talks about how being in the movie, Love, Simon, influenced him to come out, and how coming out cured him of his shyness. He also talks about slowing growing more comfortable with the labels "bisexual" …

Greg Berlanti: Love, Simon Director & Legendary TV Producer

March 13th, 2018

24:55

Greg Berlanti talks about directing Love, Simon, the first major studio movie to have a gay teen lead. He also talks about other teen movies with LGBTQ characters, why TV has outpaced film in terms of LGBTQ …

Shangela Laquifa Wadley: Think Before You Tweet

March 9th, 2018

47:31

Shangela talks about BenDeLaCreme's decision to go home and explains that #BenDeLaChrist tweet from a few days ago. She also talks about why growing up poor made her such a hard worker, acting on TV, and working with

BRB Still Recovering From Drag Race

March 6th, 2018

0:51

This is the briefest announcement in the history of iTunes. This week's episode will air a few days late...because it's with one of the top 3 …

Andrew Gurza: Sex & Disability

February 27th, 2018

33:05

A self-proclaimed Queer Cripple, Andrew Gurza talks about why people with disabilities aren't here to be a teachable moment for everyone. He discusses the fight to own his sexuality and having to convince people that …

Jacob Tobia is back! A Field Guide to Transfemme Desire

February 20th, 2018

25:43

Nonbinary icon, Jacob Tobia talks about what they describe as the great unfinished business of their gender exploration: figuring out what it means to be desired. They talk about living in a world where people are …

Food 4 Thot: Love is TBD Real

February 13th, 2018

1:06:09

Well, I asked the hosts of the podcast, Food 4 Thot to be my valentines this year...and they said yes! I'm so excited for our future together. Food 4 …

Dana Goldberg: In Defense of Scissoring

February 6th, 2018

38:59

...that's a joke. But this isn't: you're going to love Dana Goldberg after this. She talks about identifying with both butch and femme labels, the …

Conner Habib: Your Strict Sexual Preferences Are Dangerous

January 30th, 2018

35:06

We're talking about all things sex this week with Conner Habib, the Cate Blanchett of porn. Conner talks about chemistry being something that you can create with anyone, how to create it and find a way in, and why our …

Lina Bradford: Magic Is Real

January 23rd, 2018

36:37

Lina Bradford talks about how labels can pigeonhole people, and says that beauty doesn't have a gender. She talks about her spirituality, her own mix …

Joseph Osmundson: Love Makes You Grow Up

January 16th, 2018

45:16

Joseph Osmundson talks about his new book, Inside/Out, where he grapples with a past relationship that was...maybe abusive? Maybe not? It's hard to …

Kim Coco Iwamoto: Candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Hawaii

January 9th, 2018

36:31

Kim Coco Iwamoto talks about running for Lieutenant Governor in Hawaii and what inspired her to run for the Hawaii State Board of Education in 2006 (she was the first openly trans person to win a statewide election). …

Aaron Carter: Embracing My Bisexuality

December 19th, 2017

21:21

Aaron Carter talks about returning to music with his first album in 15 years, the "bad love" that inspired his songs, and worrying that fans might not still be there. He also talks about embracing his bisexuality, …

Solomon Georgio: What Sitcoms Taught Me About American Culture

December 12th, 2017

43:21

Solomon Georgio talks about getting to a place in his career where people he respects seek out his opinion and what it's like to have to adjust to …

Isis King: Paris Is Burning Changed My Life

December 5th, 2017

42:13

Isis King talks about meeting Octavia St. Laurent from Paris Is Burning, how the movie opened her eyes to her own gender, and why she newly embraces the word "transexual". She says we have to persevere and fight for …

Will Kostakis: A New Wave of LGBTQ Representation in YA

November 28th, 2017

27:30

Will Kostakis talks about how losing his best friend as a teenager shaped his life, and served as part of the inspiration for his new book, The Sidekicks. Will's Australian and talks about how conservative it is there …

Ross Mathews: Gay People Wanted Me Off TV

November 21st, 2017

20:27

Ross Mathews talks about the hatemail he receieved when he appeared as "Ross the Intern" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He was accused of setting back the movement. Ross also talks about coping with the cancellation …

Susan SurfTone: Former FBI Agent Talks New Threat to LGBTQ Rights

November 14th, 2017

40:55

FBI agent turned surf-rocker, Susan SurfTone talks about how unstable the rights of LGBTQ people are under this current administration. She says it has the potential to get really bad. Susan also discusses her time in …

Zeke Smith: Life After Survivor

November 7th, 2017

42:15

Zeke Smith talks about working with CBS and GLAAD to shape the media response after he was outed on the TV show, Survivor, the importance of the cast's onscreen outrage, and why he's not interested in having a …

Sylvia Rivera: The World Has Made Me Crazy

November 3rd, 2017

15:33

Eric Marcus (from Making Gay History) joins the podcast to talk about and share an interview he did with Sylvia Rivera in 1989. In the interview, Sylvia talks about Stonewall, growing up an effeminate child, and leaving …

Katya Zamolodchikova: "Piss Queen From the Jump"

October 29th, 2017

42:17

Katya Zamolodchikova says it sucks to be doing a Russian character right now, though it was never about being Russian. It was about being confident. …

Zeke Thomas: Wants You To Slide Into His DMs

October 24th, 2017

32:57

Zeke Thomas talks about how prevalent sexual assault is in the gay community. He's also clear when it comes to consensual sex: he wants you to be …

Abdi Nazemian: Gay Iranians, Gay Dads, & The Gospel of Madonna

October 3rd, 2017

41:18

Abdi Nazemian talks about what it was like to come out in a Middle Eastern family and how it differs from the typical Western LGBTQ experience that people know. He talks about the Iranian president’s comments that they …

Cameron Esposito: To Be Apolitical & an Artist is a Waste of Time

September 26th, 2017

46:30

Cameron Esposito talks about making comedy in the Trump era, saying that to be apolitical and an artist right now is a waste of time. She also …

Tommy Pico: How Not To Be One With Nature

September 19th, 2017

43:01

Tommy Pico talks about growing up on a Native American reservation, trying to tame the English language with his poetry, and why labeling himself as …

Shadi Petosky: Chosen Families & The Challenge of Gender

September 10th, 2017

41:27

Shadi Petosky talks about wanting to create a diverse and inclusive world in her animated series, Danger and Eggs. She also talks about still being confused and challenged by gender, switching up pronouns amongst …

Michael Varrati: Horror Movies Are Finalllllly Coming Out of the Closet!

August 29th, 2017

41:58

Michael Varrati talks about the queer undertones (both hidden and overt) in horror movies and why the recurring theme of the underdog who has to persevere in the face of adversity is so relatable. He talks about how …

Cheryl Dunye: Why We Need to Change the Way Queer Stories Are Told

August 22nd, 2017

31:39

Cheryl Dunye is a pioneering queer filmmaker. She talks about the enduring legacy of her film, The Watermelon Woman (celebrating its 20th anniversary), and directing sex scenes with brown bodies, why she’s no longer …

Our Lady J: The Birth of Transgender Identities in Pop Culture

August 15th, 2017

36:35

Our Lady J talks about being a writer for Transparent, the power and responsibility that storytellers have, and shares the “beautiful and …

Kristin Russo: LGBTQ Sex Ed, A-Camp, Reclaiming Bisexuality

August 9th, 2017

47:13

Kristin Russo (author of This is Book for Parents of Gay Kids) talks about Autostraddle’s A-Camp (where she is the co-director), the special importance of sex ed in LGBTQ communities, and social pressures she faced to …

Laith Ashley: Everything is a Spectrum, Nothing is Binary

August 1st, 2017

47:31

Laith Ashley talks about why transgender men are less visible than transgender women in society, says people police his gender as much now as they …

Special Episode! Shane Ortega Reacts to Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

July 26th, 2017

10:35

Shane Ortega is the first transgender person to serve openly in the military. He talks about how to interpret President Trump’s tweets banning trans people from serving in the military, explains why it’s so detrimental …

Erin Judge: Plus Size Women Can Have Active, Healthy Sex Lives, OK?!

July 21st, 2017

49:37

Erin Judge (comedian and author of Vow of Celibacy) talks about how overweight people are able to have active, healthy sex lives, despite how the media often represents them. She also talks about why it’s healthy to …

Eliel Cruz: The End of Bisexual Erasure (Hopefully)

July 11th, 2017

38:14

Eliel Cruz talks about why, despite the violence it’s caused, religion has remained such a large part of so many LGBTQ people’s lives. He talks about …

Mariana Marroquin: Transgender Immigrants: “I See You As Human Beings”

July 6th, 2017

34:54

Mariana Marroquin works as an Anti-Violence Project Manager at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. We talk about her work and the discrimination that her …

Nico Tortorella: Biphobia, Polyamory, and Understanding the Cosmos

June 9th, 2017

41:43

Nico Tortorella talks about why people are freaked out and fascinated by his bisexuality, saying people equate it with promiscuity. He also talks about why love is the driving force for everything in his life, how a …

Alexandra Billings: Being Transgender is a Gift

May 24th, 2017

22:01

Alexandra Billings talks about meeting her wife while in high school, the women who mentored her, and why Larry Kramer asked her not to march in the …

Shane Ortega: Fighting for Transgender Rights in the Military

May 9th, 2017

35:44

Shane Ortega (the first transgender person to serve openly in the military) talks about why his mom was the motivation behind him joining the military, specifically to fight the bans that kept LGBTQ people from serving …

Matt Baume: Chechnya, Polari, and The Gift of Queerness

May 1st, 2017

47:02

Matt Baume talks about the torture of queer men that’s occurring in Chechnya and what you can do if you feel helpless. He also discusses the coding …

Cleve Jones: LGBTQ Activist Talks Harvey Milk, AIDS, & Marriage Equality

April 24th, 2017

42:41

Cleve Jones talks about his life in the LGBTQ movement: working with Harvey Milk, starting the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and marching on Washington. He says marriage equality was never part of their mission, only stemming …

Amin El Gamal: Prison Break, LGBTQ Muslims, and Judy Garland

April 17th, 2017

44:36

Amin El Gamal talks about working with so many out gay actors on Prison Break, emailing Aaron Sorkin while working on The Newsroom, and why he doesn’t want to play any more terrorists in TV or film. He also talks about …

Asia Kate Dillon: TV’s First (And Only) Openly Non-Binary Actor

April 11th, 2017

23:07

Asia Kate Dillon talks about the Emmy Award’s message of inclusion towards them as a non-binary actor. They also say that while they’ve always felt a degree of ambiguity towards their gender, they didn’t discover the …

Michelle Stevens: From Childhood Abuse to the Perfect Lesbian Love Story

April 3rd, 2017

41:06

Dr. Michelle Stevens talks about surviving a childhood of sexual abuse, the mental illness that resulted, and how common abuse is (up to 40% of women …

Angelica Ross: Spending Time in Silence

March 28th, 2017

45:19

Angelica Ross talks about creating TransTech Social Enterprises, why she didn’t take a salary for the first two years that she was working there, and how her life has changed since becoming a Buddhist. Angelica also …

Melissa Febos: Hickeys, Daddy Issues, and Celibacy

March 21st, 2017

39:12

Melissa Febos talks about how the conditions of our childhoods inform our adult relationships, dealing with daddy issues (yay!!!), and her new book, …

NiK Kacy: Embracing the Absence of Gender…Beginning with Shoes

March 17th, 2017

43:51

NiK Kacy talks about feeling ignored by the fashion industry and why they created their gender equal footwear company. Nik Kacy discusses the difference between “gender equal” and “gender neutral”, immigrating from Hong …

Ira Madison III: Why Pop Culture Matters

February 21st, 2017

40:10

Ira Madison III talks about his writing and the work of placing pop culture into a historical context. Ira also discusses why he was so affected by …

Jen Richards: Adjusting to Life Without Male Privilege

February 9th, 2017

42:32

Jen Richards talks about the creation of Her Story, why she credits Janet Mock with creating a sisterhood of trans women, and adjusting to life without male privilege. She also talks about going days without thinking …

Trixie Mattel: Aging, Dating, & Wanting to Look Like a Wind-Up Toy

January 25th, 2017

34:05

Trixie Mattel talks about getting into drag in the back of an uber, not wanting to look like a woman or a man, and throwing up because his wig was too heavy. He also talks about dating apps, lying about his career while …

Alexandra Grey: Transparent Breakout Star

January 16th, 2017

34:37

Alexandra Grey talks about her role on Transparent, acting with Phylicia Rashad on When We Rise, and does celebrity impressions of Viola Davis and …

Perez Hilton: How to Build a Media Empire

January 9th, 2017

36:08

Perez Hilton talks to Jeffrey Masters about learning to separate himself from the character he created, why he has to spend so much time on social media, and how he built his business into an empire. Perez Hilton also …

Ashby Dodge: Caring For LGBTQ Youth With The Trevor Project

December 13th, 2016

26:48

Ashby Dodge is the Clinical Director at The Trevor Project and talks about the increase in calls since the 2016 presidential election, why LGBTQ youth are at a greater risk, and says that one supportive person reaching …

D’Lo: Will the Real Queer Transgender Tamil Sri Lankan Please Stand Up?

December 7th, 2016

43:59

D’Lo talks about his Sri Lankan heritage, being raised Hindu while attending Baptist and Catholic schools, and offers evidence to support the claim …

Laura Jane Grace: Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout

November 30th, 2016

37:17

Laura Jane Grace talks about naming her memoir the “t” word, when it’s a word she despises. She also talks about what it’s like to be on the road with the punk rock band, Against Me! (she’s been the lead singer, …

Cheryl Dunye: The Groundbreaking Queer Filmmaker

November 22nd, 2016

31:52

Cheryl Dunye talks about why she’s not interested in being a commercial filmmaker and the enduring legacy of her film, The Watermelon Woman (celebrating its 20th anniversary). She also talks about supporting more films …

Peter Paige: Queer As Folk's Legacy Today

November 15th, 2016

29:37

Peter Paige talks about the legacy of Queer As Folk, representing all LGBTQ identities in The Fosters, and the power of television to shape our …

Bamby Salcedo: Making the World a Safer Place for Trans People

November 7th, 2016

31:58

Bamby Salcedo talks about her work as an activist and the struggles that trans people face, especially those in immigrant and latin communities. Bamby created the TransLatin@ Coalition and shares about being invited to …

Conner Habib: Why Are We Afraid to Talk About Sex?

November 1st, 2016

38:40

Conner Habib talks about why he got into porn and the detachment he’s experienced in terms of his own sexuality. He describes how our sexual preferences are unproductive, and talks about monogamy, Prop60, and the link …

Shane Ortega: The First Trans Person to Serve Openly in the Military

October 25th, 2016

35:44

Shane Ortega talks about joining the military to fight the bans on LGBTQ people after seeing how hard it was for his mom (who is a lesbian) to serve during Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He talks about building a queer and …

iO Tillett Wright: My Parents Never Questioned My Gender

October 17th, 2016

29:51

iO Tillett Wight talks about what it was like growing up with parents and a community who never questioned his gender. iO Tillett Wright talks about his memoir (Darling Days) and celebrating the diversity of our …

Jacob Tobia: The Sisterhood of the Traveling 1950s Grandma Dress

October 10th, 2016

38:34

Jacob Tobia talks about not having to prove their gender to anyone and why describing themself as an activist is redundant. Jacob also discusses …

Michelle Tea: Suffering For Your Art is Like So Sexy

October 3rd, 2016

37:41

Michelle Tea talks about her new hybrid-memoir (Black Wave), early literary tours with Sister Spit, and romanticizing suffering for her art. She also …

Arisce Wanzer: The Fashion Industry Needs To Embrace Diverse Women

September 18th, 2016

24:51

Arisce Wanzer talks about the unique stigmas and opportunities of being transgender and a supermodel. Arisce also discusses getting paid more than male models, why she loves her “big” nose, and dating as a trans woman.

Ross Mathews: Sounding Gay and Loving Football

September 13th, 2016

19:33

Ross Mathews talks about “the gay voice”, getting hate mail while working on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and why he will always love football. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1

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Hi! Welcome to LGBTQ&A. This is an interview podcast documenting the different stories of the LGBTQ community — all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. We’re trying to get beyond the transition and …

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