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LGBTQ&A
LGBTQ&A
Jeffrey Masters

*Nominated for Outstanding Podcast at the GLAAD Awards* Weekly interviews with the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world. Recent guests include... more

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Episodes

Laverne Cox: The Transgender Tipping Point Turns 10

Laverne Cox talks about being on the cover of Time magazine ten years ago, the pressure she's faced as one... more

11 Jun 2024 · 24 minutes
Barney Frank: The Gay Agenda, Then and Now

Rep. Barney Frank served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013. He talks about being one of... more

30 Apr 2024 · 32 minutes
Gigi Raven Wilbur: Talking BDSM With the Bisexual Intersex Elder

(This interview contains explicit sexual content.) Gigi Raven Wilbur talks about learning that they were intersex in college, the transformational... more

23 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
Lesbian Nation: Martha Shelley and Audre Lorde (Bonus Episode!)

Martha Shelley talks to poet Audre Lorde in an episode of her radio show, Lesbian Nation. This was originally recorded... more

16 Apr 2024 · 11 minutes
Martha Shelley: Gay Activism Before Stonewall

Martha Shelley began her life as a gay activist before the Stonewall uprising. She talks about joining the Daughters of... more

09 Apr 2024 · 31 minutes
Mia Yamamoto: The Trans Lawyer 'Liberating' The Judicial System

Mia Yamamoto talks about her work as a criminal defense attorney, the racism she faced growing up as a Japanese-American... more

02 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
Bob 'Rose' Levine: Has Been Doing Drag in Fire Island Since 1955

Bob "Rose" Levine talks about his first trip to Cherry Grove in 1955, being a part of the original drag... more

26 Mar 2024 · 31 minutes
Ma-Nee Chacaby: 'I'm Old, But So What?' Says The Two-Spirit Elder

Ma-Nee Chacaby talks about learning that she was Two-Spirit as a kid, her rural upbringing, and the challenges of being an... more

19 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
Sandy Stone: From Lesbian Separatist to Trans History

Sandy Stone talks about working with the lesbian separatists of Olivia Records, why the attacks on the trans community today... more

12 Mar 2024 · 39 minutes
Joan Jett Blakk: The Drag Queen Who Ran for President

Joan Jett Blakk (a.k.a. Terence Alan Smith) talks about her historic 1992 presidential campaign, why the AIDS crisis influenced her run,... more

05 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
Duane Michals: Redefined Photography, But Don't Call Him an Artist

Duane Michals has never followed the rules. The pioneering photographer, now 92 years old, says, "Because I didn't learn the... more

27 Feb 2024 · 32 minutes
If You Can Read This, You're Gay (We Are So Back)

Hi! We're coming back! On February 27th! And we're continuing our special series, The LGBTQ+ Elders Project. I can't wait... more

23 Feb 2024 · 2 minutes
Amy Ray: How The Indigo Girls Became The Greatest Band of All Time

When Amy Ray first started playing music with her Indigo Girls bandmate, Emily Saliers, her "head felt like it was... more

09 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
Darcelle XV: The Oldest Drag Queen in the World (ft. Poison Waters)

Darcelle XV (Walter Cole), the world's oldest drag queen, died on March 23, 2023. She was 92. Since 1967, Darcelle has... more

05 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
Charles Silverstein: Remembering The Joy of Gay Sex Author (1935-2023)

Dr. Charles Silverstein died this week at the age of 87. Best known for making the 1973 presentation before the... more

08 Feb 2023 · 26 minutes
Shatzi Weisberger: Remembering The People's Bubbie (1930-2022)

Shatzi Weisberger died this week at the age of 92. A lifelong activist, Shatzi was a fixture at marches and... more

02 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
Angela Davis: Queer Revolutionary | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

"I totally support the politics of coming out, but at the same time, I'm critical of the assumption that one's... more

05 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
André De Shields: Breaking The Methuselah Code | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

"Prior to Hadestown, I played The Magical Negro. I have no regrets about that. But all the while...and this is... more

28 Jun 2022 · 35 minutes
Colton Haynes: Is Still 'Trying To Figure Out Who The F*ck I Am'

Please welcome to the stage, Miss Memory Lane! Colton Haynes talks about the barriers that queer actors still face in... more

21 Jun 2022 · 24 minutes
Gloria Allen: The Mother of Chicago's Trans Community | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Gloria Allen is a legendary figure in Chicago's trans community. The 76-year-old joins us to talk about coming out as... more

14 Jun 2022 · 22 minutes
Danica Roem: From Heavy Metal to Trans History

The history-making politician shares every inspiring, heartbreaking, and drunken moment that led her to become the first openly trans person... more

07 Jun 2022 · 31 minutes
Janelle Monáe: The Queer Icon Has a Warning for The Future

Janelle Monáe (!!!) joins us to talk about her journey to becoming a queer icon, new music, and her debut... more

31 May 2022 · 24 minutes
R. Eric Thomas: We Learn About Love By Loving Our Friends

Grab your best friend and give them the tightest possible hug: this episode is a celebration of platonic queer intimacy. R. Eric... more

24 May 2022 · 31 minutes
Karine Jean-Pierre: The Historic White House Press Secretary

As of today, a Black lesbian is now the voice and face of the United States government. Karine Jean-Pierre, the... more

17 May 2022 · 26 minutes
Hugh Ryan: Will Change How You Think About Queer History

With his crucial new book, historian Hugh Ryan restores The Women's House of Detention to its rightful place in LGBTQ+ history.... more

10 May 2022 · 38 minutes
Don Bachardy: His 33-Year Love Affair With Christopher Isherwood | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Don Bachardy talks about the 33-years he spent with Christopher Isherwood (author of A Single Man and The Berlin Stories,... more

03 May 2022 · 29 minutes
Shatzi Weisberger: The 91-Year-Old Death Educator | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Spoiler alert: You are going to die. Shatzi Weisberger works with people to dismantle their fears and worries around dying,... more

26 Apr 2022 · 24 minutes
Greg Louganis: This Is What HIV Looks Like | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

"When I was in the pool, HIV/AIDS didn't exist. That was a sanctuary for me. It was a place that... more

19 Apr 2022 · 26 minutes
Alexandra Billings: Transgender Acting Legend | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Alexandra Billings is redefining what is possible for our community. Before making a name for herself in the Chicago theatre... more

12 Apr 2022 · 35 minutes
Tracey 'Africa' Norman: The Trailblazing Model | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

After being discovered at a casting for Italian Vogue, Tracey "Africa" Norman's modeling career skyrocketed. In 1975, she memorably appeared... more

05 Apr 2022 · 23 minutes
Jamison Green: Where Are All The Trans Men? | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Jamison Green has spent his career fighting to make the healthcare world a safer, more accessible place for transgender people. He... more

29 Mar 2022 · 33 minutes
Ruthie Berman: An Old-Fashioned Lesbian Love Story | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Ruthie Berman shares her epic, decades-long love story with her wife, Connie Kurtz. She talks about how they fell in... more

22 Mar 2022 · 32 minutes
Harvey Fierstein: Makes Broadway (And Queer) History | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

When Torch Song Trilogy opened on Broadway in 1982, Harvey Fierstein became the first and, at the time, only out... more

15 Mar 2022 · 30 minutes
Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker: Her Harrowing Fight for Trans-Affirming Health Care | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker talks about serving in the military in the '80s before Don't Ask, Don't Tell, survival sex work,... more

08 Mar 2022 · 22 minutes
Barbara Satin: The Trans Ministry of Presence | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

Our new LGBTQ+ elders project is here! Barbara Satin talks about her "ministry of presence", making sure that trans people... more

01 Mar 2022 · 36 minutes
Introducing Our LGBTQ+ Elders Project ✨

This is a time machine!!!!!!! We're launching a new series on the podcast dedicated exclusively to the stories of LGBTQ+... more

27 Feb 2022 · 4 minutes
John Cameron Mitchell: Hedwig And The Angry Inch — The Evolving Legacy

"It was a great privilege to be gay. Otherwise, I'd probably be very boring and unhappy and unexamined." John Cameron... more

22 Feb 2022 · 30 minutes
Jared Frieder: Queer Intimacy On-Screen

Jared Frieder, the writer/director of Three Months (premiering February 23rd on Paramount+), talks about why it's vital that we let... more

15 Feb 2022 · 27 minutes
Rachel Krantz: Dives Deep Into Polyamory & Non-Monogamy

Rachel Krantz answers all your questions about polyamory, non-monogamy, and open relationships. She's the author of the new book, Open:... more

08 Feb 2022 · 26 minutes
LZ Granderson: Life Out Loud

LZ Granderson talks about his time at ESPN, the pushback he's received in his career, and the new season of... more

01 Feb 2022 · 32 minutes
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Our new LGBTQ+ elders project is here! Barbara Satin talks about her "ministry of presence", making sure that trans people are a... more