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Your Queer Story: An LGBT Podcast

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Episode 78: Villains of the LGBTQ, Anita Bryant

December 4th, 2019


Today we’re back with another episode in our series, “Villians of the LGBTQ”. And we’re discussing the woman who launched the modern day anti-queer movement, Anita Bryant. So much of the anti-lgbtq rhetoric we hear in …

Episode 77: Your First Holiday Season Out

November 27th, 2019


Your first holiday season is hard and often we have to relive that moment again and again during the first year. Add in the chaos of family and …

Episode 76: Transgender Awareness: Facts, Myths, and Information

November 20th, 2019


It’s Transgender Day of Remembrance and in honor of those who have passed we cover the origins of TDOR, the many trans people lost to anti-trans …

Episode 75: A Molly Good Time

November 6th, 2019


No it’s not about drugs. But rather the Molly Houses of England in the 16 and 1700’s. Some call them the original gay bars, others say they were …

Episode 74: The Queer History of Halloween

October 30th, 2019


it’s the great gay holiday! And we’re here to tell you all about how the queers made Halloween the second most popular holiday in the States. For …

Episode 73: Deadly Lovers Ottis Toole and Henry Lee Lucas

October 23rd, 2019


The Deadly Lovers Ottis Toole and Henry Lee Lucas: Our month of horror continues but this time with a love story. The tale of two star crossed lovers …

Episode 72: Queer Hauntings

October 16th, 2019

We get spooky on today’s episode. From haunted bars to a deadly lovers quarrel we tell the mysteries of unrequited love. Then we travel across the ocean to the castle of horrors of the Blood Countess. All the gore …

Episode 71: Lizzie Borden - The Mistress of Maplecroft

October 9th, 2019

It’s October which means it’s time to get a little freaky. And as we kick off our month of spooks we must address the murderess mistress of Maplecroft. The subject of Lizzie Borden’s love interests has been ALMOST …

Episode 70: History of Monogamy and Polyamory; Part 2

October 5th, 2019


Last episode we gave a deep history of relationships in early civilizations and the evolution of monogamy. In this episode we discuss the modern day …

Episode 69: History of Monogamy and Polyamory, Part 1

October 2nd, 2019


We finally reached episode 69 and of course we had to talk about sex. Specifically how the idea of monogamy started and what polyamory really means. …

Episode 68: Leaving A Cult

September 18th, 2019

Today we go a bit off topic and get personal. Some viewers have requested more insight into the cult and environment in which Evan grew up. So in …

Episode 67: Being a Better Ally to Queer POC

September 4th, 2019


Join us as Vima from the Down No Particular Road Podcast discusses how we as a community can be better allies to queer POC.

Episode 66: Australian True Crime

August 28th, 2019

Get ready for some Australian True Crime. We’re wrapping up our world listeners month with a bloody tale from the land down under. At least twenty-seven gay men were hunted and murdered along the White Cliffs of …

Episode 65: I’m Not Gay YOU’RE Gay! International Edition

August 21st, 2019

There’s two more episodes during World Listeners Month. And we couldn’t bloody let you mates leave without a few rounds at some world wide …

Episode 64: Frida Kahlo

August 14th, 2019

This week we travel down to Mexico and cover artist and revolutionary, Frida Kahlo. A strong woman who’s life was marked by tragedy, Fridas found …

Episode 63: Hindu Queerness

August 7th, 2019


Listen as Paul and Evan take you on a magical journey of Hindu queerness, in honor of our Hindu listeners. Which was pretty easy to do as Hinduism is …

Episode 62: Alan Turing, Father of Computing

July 31st, 2019

We’re “turing” up the geek on this episode folks. Diving into the amazing and yet saddening story of gay genius Alan Turing. From his invaluable …

Episode 61: You can’t win a championship without gays. That’s science.

July 24th, 2019

“Ya can’t win a championship without gays…that’s science” – those were the words uttered by the infamous Megan Rapinoe as the Women’s US Soccer team took the title of world champions. And it’s true. From the …

Episode 60: The Kinsey Scale

July 17th, 2019

It’s a scale of a tale today Queerstians. Just how homo are you? There’s one man who decided to investigate over 12,000 people to find out. Dr. Alfred Kinsey left his work studying gall wasps to research sex. And …

Episode 59: Alan Hart

July 12th, 2019


Today we cover an amazing individual who’s all but been erased from history, Dr. Alan Hart. While he achieved much academic success starting at a …

Episode 58: One Nation Under Queers

July 3rd, 2019


It’s a laid back, unscripted episode for you homos today, especially the Americans. We take a list of queer founding fathers and mothers of the USA and lightly discuss just how gay our nation has always been.

Blast it …

Minisode: Staying Sober During Pride

June 29th, 2019

As we hit world pride, we want to show support for our sober listeners. Pride is a wonderful time to celebrate, but it’s often filled with booze …

Episode 57: Love Wins

June 26th, 2019

June 26th is a big day for queer rights in America. But it is most notorious for being the day that same-sex marriage was federally legalized. Join us as we journey through the early days of the fight for marriage …

Episode 56: Pink Triangle, Triangles of Death

June 19th, 2019


This week we cover the Pink Triangle and the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. Once a home of vibrant queer progressiveness, Germany dissolved into a …

Episode 55: Elton John, Rocketman

June 12th, 2019

The Bitch Is Back folks. Now Don’t Go Breaking Our Hearts by skipping over this episode. We give you a review of the new Elton John movie …

Episode 54: Stonewall Part Two - Out of the Closets and into the Streets!

June 5th, 2019


In our last episode, we had reached the final days before the morning of June 28th. We discussed how our community began to stand up and fight back. In part two we go in detail about the Stonewall riot.

We celebrate …

Episode 53: Stonewall Part One - The Days Before

June 5th, 2019


In the years and months leading up to Stonewall, there was a mounting air of frustration and excitement. The queers were quietly starting to revolt. …

Episode 52: George Takei

May 30th, 2019

Lets us boldly go where no queer has gone before and delve into the mystery of Queer Icon and Star Trek Legend George Takei.

From George …

Episode 51: Kristin Beck - Transgender Military Hero

May 22nd, 2019


With all the controversy surrounding the Transgender Military Ban, Kristin Beck defies the government’s claims.

While the Trump administration would …

Episode 50: Mike Pence, Villains of the LGBTQ

May 15th, 2019

It’s hard to say if any other individual in America has had a greater platform to do more harm to the LGBTQ community than Vice President Mike Pence.

You may have heard of Whitey McWhite Mike Pence. The Vice …

Episode 49: Pete Buttigieg

May 8th, 2019


Hey Queerstians, we get current with today’s episode, covering presidential hopeful and first viable, openly gay candidate Peter Buttigieg.

We’re …

Episode 48: Sylvia Rivera

April 24th, 2019

Queer Revolutionary – We’re back with guest host Vima Manfredo to cover the infamous Sylvia Rivera.

Known mostly for her involvement in the …

Episode 47: Jose Julio Sarria Part 2: The Widow Norton

April 17th, 2019

We’re back with the second half of the incredible story of Jose Julio Sarria – The Widow Norton.

In this episode, we discuss The …

Episode 46: José Julio Sarria

April 10th, 2019


The Nightingale Of Montgomery Street – Hey you queens. We’re here today for part one of the incredible stories of Jose Julio Sarria, the first openly …

Episode 45: Jeffrey Dahmer Part 2

April 3rd, 2019

The Chocolate Factory – We continue the story of Jeffery and the chocolate factory. The well-known children’s story of a magical factory turned …

Episode 44: Jeffrey Dahmer Part 1

March 27th, 2019

Homocrats! – Last week we took you to Sunday school and this week we take you to hell. In our first episode in the Queer Bad Guys series, we …

Episode 43: Sodom and Gomorrah

March 20th, 2019


SODOMY!! So much sodomy. Seriously, we finally cover the origin story of the word used by angry bigots all around the world. A fascinating tale of heroism, true love and romance- j/k this is a Bible story.

It’s filled …

Episode 42: Native American Two Spirits

March 13th, 2019


In this episode, we discuss the cultural recognition of various gender expressions in Native American and First Nations people such as Two Spirit.

Episode 41: Queer Secret Societies and the Gay Mafia

March 6th, 2019


Things get weird in this episode. Some stories are fake, some are deadly serious, and some….eh….we don’t know. You figure it out.

We address a gay …

Episode 40: Josephine Baker: Her Amazing and Exhausting Life

March 4th, 2019

Hey Queerstians, we’re finally back with another episode about the marvelous Josephine Baker. This woman lived more lives in her 68 years than a dozen people combined.

By the end of this episode, you’re bound to …

Episode 39: Setting Boundaries with Your Family

March 3rd, 2019


Family relationships can often be tricky. Join us as we talk about setting boundaries with your family and share a few personal stories.

The post Episode 39: Setting Boundaries with Your Family appeared first on Your …

Episode 38: RuPaul Andre Charles

February 13th, 2019


Today we cover one of our most current queer icons, the goddess RuPaul Andre Charles. We track his evolution from budding actor to pop sensation to …

Episode 37: Lucy Hicks Anderson: The Story of a Transgender Woman of Color in the 1940’s

February 6th, 2019

We don’t know much about Lucy Hicks Anderson. Like many people of color living in the U.S. before the Civil Rights movement, her history has been …

Episode 36: I’m Not Gay, YOU’RE Gay! 2

January 30th, 2019


We’re back with another episode of I’m Not Gay, YOU’RE Gay. A segment when we tell stories of anti-LGBTQ leaders who ended up being pretty queer themselves.

We cover a variety of stories, such as current news of the …

Episode 35: An English Tragedy: A few Queer Monarchs

January 23rd, 2019


Hello Queerstians, we hope you’ve had a bloody good day. If you’re a movie buff like us then there’s a chance you’ve seen the Award-winning, new …

Episode 34: Harvey Milk Part 2: The Twinkie Defense

January 16th, 2019

We’re back with the second half of this notorious story. Now we dive head first into Harvey’s many attempts at political office, some of his wins, …

Episode 33: Harvey Milk Part One: The Confident Drifter

January 9th, 2019


Maybe you think you know the story of infamous gay politician Harvey Milk. Maybe you’ve seen the 2009 Sean Penn film and are all caught up on the …

Episode 32: Evan and Paul Shoot the Shit

December 27th, 2018


Hey Queerstians, hope you had a great holigay! Join us as we shoot the shit and talk about 2019!

The post Episode 32: Evan and Paul Shoot the Shit

Episode 31: Happy Holigays! A history of the Gay Men’s Chorus

December 19th, 2018


Don’t let this evening be a Silent Night. Instead, tune into our latest episode on A History of the Gay Men’s Chorus. After all, would it be The Most …

Episode 30: George H. W. Bush: The Silent Accomplice

December 12th, 2018


You’ve probably heard mixed reports lately on whether the former president George H. W. Bush was a friend or foe of the LGBTQ community.

George H. W. Bush

Frankly, we don’t see him as any kind of hero. But we’ll let …

Episode 29: Audre Lorde

December 5th, 2018


Poet, Activist, Feminist, Lesbian – In this episode we cover the powerful and unabashedly proud Audre Lorde.

Audre Lorde

From a young age, Audre …

Episode 28: Don’t Donate To The Salvation Army

November 28th, 2018

Ding, ding, ding!! ‘Tis the season for giving. But make sure you know where your money is going. Don’t donate to the salvation army!

Don’t donate to …

Episode 27: Military Discrimination of Queer Veterans (Part 2)

November 21st, 2018

In this episode, we continue our discussion of queer veterans and some of the discrimination they faced during more recent wars. Gay Veterans From World War II through the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, we name …

Episode 26: Military Discrimination of Queer Veterans Part 1

November 14th, 2018

Perhaps one of the most courageous things an individual can do is serve a country that treats them like a second-class citizen.

In this episode, we discuss this issue as we tackle the U.S. discrimination of queer …

Episode 25: Freddie Mercury

November 7th, 2018


Freddie Mercury was a bisexual man, musical legend, and lead singer and songwriter of the band Queen.

Freddie Mercury

Hello Queerstians! Or should …

Episode 24: Minisode 2: Evan and Paul Want You To Vote!

November 1st, 2018


46.9% of Americans didn’t vote in 2016. And we won’t stop repeating that statistic until it goes way down. Let’s make sure to vote 2018!

Vote 2018

November 6th is right around the corner. Make sure you plan out …

Episode 23: Florence Nightingale, Asexual Badass

October 31st, 2018


Not much is known or said about Asexuality. But every day more people find the words to express their true orientation. Throughout the centuries, countless Asexuals have been falsely accused of a variety of sins and …

Episode 22: Matthew Shepard Part 2: The Aftermath

October 17th, 2018

We conclude the heartbreaking story of Matthew Shepard by discussing his the effect his legacy had on the queer community.

A trigger warning is still in place as other hate crimes will be discussed as well …

Episode 21: Matthew Shepard Part 1

October 10th, 2018

On October 6, 1998, America’s views on the queer community, and specifically hate crimes towards LGBTQ people, would change dramatically. All …

Episode 20: A Brief History of some Current Affairs

October 3rd, 2018

In this episode, Paul and Evan cover some more recent topics such as gender neutral bathrooms.

In this episode, we show how the …

Episode 20: I'm Not Gay, You Are!

September 26th, 2018


We go a little off script in this episode but we have a lot of fun doing so. This week we tackle a few of the queer communities biggest “not gay” bigots who ended up being pretty queer themselves.

I’m not gay, you are!

Episode 18: Queer Ally Dr. Evelyn Hooker

September 19th, 2018


Though she was never officially part of the queer community, Dr. Evelyn Hooker was one of the most instrumental influencers of early LGBT activism.

Evelyn Hooker

Her groundbreaking study on homosexual men and …

Episode 17: The Marquis De Sade: So Much Sodomy

September 12th, 2018


We’re back with the second half of the story of French author The Marquis de Sade. In this episode, we discuss the various works of the Marquis which covered broad subjects.

The Marquis De Sade

His writings were …

Episode 16: The Marquis De Sade: Donnie Boy

September 5th, 2018


It’s getting kinky Queerstians. We’re taking on an incredibly controversial and enigmatic figure in history, and we even brought in special guest Katie Hoffman to help us do it (hehehe “do it”). Check out The Marquis De …

Episode 15: Were David and Jonathan Gay?

August 29th, 2018


Buckle up Queestians, because we’re headed to Sunday School. In this episode, we explore the biblical story of the great King David and Jonathan …

Episode 14: Brenda Howard the Bisexual Advocate

August 22nd, 2018


“Bi, Poly, Switch- I’m not greedy. I know what I want”. This was the way queer advocate Brenda Howard once described herself. An early pioneer of the

Episode 13: Joseph Lobdell The Huntress of Delaware County

August 15th, 2018


“Much has been said and written about lately concerning two dilapidated specimens of humanity…who have been representing themselves as man and wife, and call themselves Joseph Lobdell and Mrs. Lobdell”.

These were the …

Episode 12: Wellesley Marriages and Katharine Lee Bates

August 8th, 2018


In an era where the female sex was described as passionless and expected to marry and keep a home, many women revolted and banded together in …

Episode 11: The Lavender Scare Part 2 - Sexual Psychos

August 1st, 2018


We continue our story of the Lavender Scare in the second half of this series. Shit has really hit the fan for LGBT folk in the nation’s capital. We …

Episode 10: The Lavender Scare Part 1 - The Fairy Deal

July 25th, 2018


In the 1950’s a wave of Communist fear swept the country in what would become known as the Red, and the Lavender Scare.

The Lavender Scare

Patriots …

Minisode 1: Paul Hobbs, Evan Jones & Kim Osteen

July 23rd, 2018


Yes, we dropped a mini bonus episode just for our favorite listeners. In this short introduction, our followers have the opportunity to meet our …

Episode 9: Bayard Rustin

July 18th, 2018

Bayard Rustin was a Quaker, a pacifist, a civil rights activist and finally, an open homosexual. While he was not active in the fight for LGBT rights until the last decade of his life, Bayard spent his life fighting …

Episode 8: Hollywood's Double Standard

July 11th, 2018


For almost a full century Hollywood has battled its love/hate relationship with queer communities and Hollywood’s double standard. On the one hand …

Episode 7: Villains of the LGBTQ - The Puritans

July 4th, 2018


For every group that loves to party, there’s always a group of buzzkills ready to ruin that party. The Puritans were the biggest buzzkills of all. …

Episode 6: Reed Erickson

June 27th, 2018

Reed Erickson, the Trans Philanthropist – I hope you’re excited about this episode because we sure were! Paul was so excited he celebrated with a …

Episode 5: Daughters of Bilitis & Evan's Heavy Breathing

June 20th, 2018


It’s not as gross as it sounds. Or maybe it is, depending on how turned off you are by the heavy panting of a transman who’s suffering from a …

Episode 4: Marsha P. Johnson

June 10th, 2018


“The shot glass heard around the world”. This was the phrase used to describe the legendary moment Marsha P. Johnson sparked the flame that would …

Episode 3: Conversion Therapy Part 2: Yes It's Still Happening

June 10th, 2018


On this second installment about Conversion Therapy, we discuss modern conversion therapy and how Joseph Nicolosi continued the practice after it was …

Episode 2: Conversion Therapy Part 1: Don't Get A Lobotomy

June 10th, 2018


If you’re reading this and thinking, “Conversion therapy, isn’t that the thing we use to do to cure gay people and trans folk?” Then you’ll be …

Episode 1: Back In MY Day We Didn't Have Homosexuals

June 9th, 2018


Despite our insistence that homosexuals have always existed, there have continued to be many throughout the centuries that seem to imply we simply appeared.

Homosexuals In Ancient Civilizations

Perhaps that’s where …

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