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Weekly interviews with the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world. Recent guests include Laverne Cox, Roxane Gay, Pete Buttigieg, and Trixie Mattel. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD.
 
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OK, but seriously, what exactly is gender? Tuck Woodstock (host of the Gender Reveal podcast) joins us to talk about why gender is so complicated for everyone. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod Is there anything you've been dying to tell us? Do you love us? Hate us? We w…
 
Ilona Verley talks about being Two-Spirit, competing on Canada's Drag Race, the "crazy fluidity" she's experiencing right now around her gender, and how she achieves her "head-to-toe monochromatic, pastel perfection." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. @lgbtqpod We want to hear fro…
 
Carson Kressley has been busy. Since debuting as the original "Fashion Savant" on Queer Eye in 2003, Carson's been a part of RuPaul's Drag Race, Drag Race All Stars, Get A Room With Carson and Thom on Bravo, Carson Nation on OWN, Dancing With the Stars, and the Miss Universe pageant — to name a few. Today he talks about criticism of the original Qu…
 
In which Tuck whispers to you in their closet for what might be one four-minute run-on sentence. Share the last thing that brought you joy (or just browse a lot of very good animal photos): https://twitter.com/tuckwoodstock/status/1323663746506485760 Trans Lifeline: https://translifeline.org Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org 21 trans…
 
How will COVD-19 transform our community's physical spaces? The legendary activist, Cleve Jones joins us to talk about what will happen to the gayborhoods, why we need to start thinking about the queer community in economic terms, and talks about the current state of the LGBTQ+ movement. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advo…
 
This week, Tuck belatedly announces our latest grant program and mutual aid fund. (Applications due by 10/31.) Then, we listen to Jeffrey Masters interview Laverne Cox on acclaimed queer interview podcast LGBTQ&A. Apply to the Black/Indigenous Trans and Two-Spirit Grant Program: bit.ly/GR20grant Apply to the BIPOC Trans Mutual Aid Fund: bit.ly/GR20…
 
After serving in the FBI in the 80s, Susan SurfTone (aka Susan Yasinski) became a lesbian surf-rocker. Her new EP, "The EP" comes out on November 3rd. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. This interview was originally recorded in November of 2017. #LGBTQHistoryMonth…
 
Darnell L. Moore is the author of the book, No Ashes in the Fire, and hosts the new podcast, Being Seen, which focusses on the gay and queer Black male experience. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter to connect and recommend future guests. We love hearing fro…
 
Since appearing on RuPaul's Drag Race in 2017, Peppermint has done, well, everything: toured the world doing drag, acted on multiple TV shows, originated a role on Broadway, and now she's releasing a trilogy EPs. The first, A Girl Like Me: Letters To My Lovers, comes out on October 16th. She talks on the podcast about coming out as trans on The Dai…
 
Lili Reinhart talks about coming out as bisexual, her love of crystals, the advice Luke Perry gave her while filming the pilot of Riverdale, and her new book of poetry, Swimming Lessons (out September 29th). LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.…
 
Angela Chen talks about the broad spectrum of experiences that make up asexuality, the myth of sexual liberation, and her new book, Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Want to recommend a future guest? Come …
 
This week, Tuck chats a bit before sharing an episode of the TransLash Podcast, a new show that covers news, culture and politics from a trans perspective, hosted by Peabody and Emmy-award-winning journalist Imara Jones. In this episode, Imara Jones talks with Kai Wright, who hosts WNYC’s The United States of Anxiety, about the links between transp…
 
Tayal Parx has written songs for some of the most famous singers in the world: Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Janelle Monáe, Alicia Keys, Kesha. And with a new album of her own coming out this fall, Tayla is poised to no longer be the music industry’s best-kept secret. “The music that’s coming out of me now is more…
 
Allow us to reintroduce Chasten Buttigieg. He joins us to talk about what he learned traveling the country with his husband, Pete Buttigieg, during the 2020 presidential primary, what it was like growing up gay in Northern Michigan, and his new book, I Have Something To Tell You. Click here to listen to our 2019 interview with Pete Buttigieg: apple…
 
Neon Trees frontman, Tyler Glenn talks about coming out, why the Mormon Church isn't a safe space for queer people, his solo alum, Excommunication, and the new Neon Trees album, I Can Feel You Forgetting Me (available now). LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Come find us on Twitter…
 
This week, Tuck shares an excerpt from Transcripts, a new trans activism podcast by the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project. Subscribe to Transcripts wherever you get podcasts. Find transcripts of Transcripts (lol) at bit.ly/transcriptspod. Donate to Brave Space Alliance and Black Transwomen Inc. This episode features hosts Myrl Beam (Virginia…
 
"I just don't have any impulse to define myself at all by anything other than a person." Holland Taylor talks about her Emmy-nominated role in Netflix's Hollywood, working with Ryan Murphy, living in New York City during Stonewall and the AIDS crisis, and what it's like to be in such a public relationship. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and p…
 
In the Season 5 finale (finally!!!), we celebrate Leo season by speaking with audio producer, stand-up comic and drag queen Hideo Higashibaba (he/him). [CW: mentions of suicide (40-41:20)] Topics include: What you might not understand about “chosen family” Growing up in a cult that hates queer and trans people Rebuilding yr entire framework for und…
 
The activist and actress, Ianne Fields Stewart talks with guest host, Scott Shigeoka, about addressing food insecurity in the Black trans community with The Okra Project. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Learn more about The Okra Project here: theokraproject.com Scott Shigeoka: s…
 
Akwaeke Emezi talks about their new book, The Death of Vivek Oji (available August 4th). "I like to talk about death a lot...for a lot of queer people death really is a constant companion." LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Want to recommend a future guest? Come find us on Twitter…
 
In this bonus episode, Tuck says hi because they miss you and everything happens so much. Other media referenced: Tuck on OPB's Think Out Loud (with Sergio Olmos) Strange Fruit podcast Marsha's Plate podcast Tuck on KPCC's AirTalk (with Chris David) Tuck on KPFA's Upfront "Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portlan…
 
President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities, Maria Town joins us to talk ableism in the LGBTQ+ community, how her body is treated like a "public space", and why everyone will likely become disabled if they live long enough. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with …
 
Over the course of his career, Rufus Wainwright has never been in the closet. He talks about how the music industry originally reacted to his sexuality, growing up with musician parents, and his new album, Unfollow The Rules. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Want to recommend a f…
 
Laverne Cox talks about "The Transgender Tipping Point" headline on her historic Time magazine cover, Aimee Stephens, and why she's done debating whether trans is real. Laverne is also the Executive Producer of the new Netflix documentary by Sam Feder, Disclosure. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partne…
 
This week, we speak with nonbinary advocate Addison Rose Vincent (they/them). Topics include: Rushing sororities as the only trans person on campus Being a transfeminine person with a full beard Working at Disneyland as a nonbinary person Becoming a full-time trans advocate Plus: the double-edged sword of trans visibility This Week in Gender: Discl…
 
Disclosure looks back on the history of transgender representation (and misrepresentation) in Hollywood. The film's director, Sam Feder is here to talk about the significance of the documentary (now on Netflix), with a special guest appearance by GLAAD's Alex Schmider. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in p…
 
Tuck rambles for fifteen consecutive minutes (oops!), then shares their conversation with Callie Wright about media literacy, passive voice, “objectivity,” and whether you can trust media coverage of protests. This interview first aired on the Queersplaining podcast on June 9. This Week In Gender: SCOTUS LGBTQ decision! Learn more by reading Kately…
 
Alok Vaid-Menon talks about their art, the paradox of transfeminine life, and the beauty and joy of transition. Alok's new book, Beyond The Gender Binary, is available now. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. Want to recommend a future guest? Come find us on Twitter @lgbtqpod.…
 
Tuck gives a quick overview of the many breaking trans news stories from the last few days. Then, we revisit our conversation with activist and labor organizer Alyssa Pariah (she/her). Topics include: How the Black Lives Matter movement supports trans liberation better than many LGBTQ orgs How bail funds can save Black trans lives Coping with survi…
 
This week, we speak with activist Vidhya Aravind (she/her). Topics include: Police accountability vs police abolition The value of failure in political organizing Why nonprofits won’t save trans people Does political activism count as gender expression? Plus: Becoming an activist by “being a dumb bitch that cares a lot.” Read Vidhya’s essay about h…
 
James Baldwin speaks in an excerpt from Horace Ové's 1969 short film, Baldwin's N*gger, about growing up Black in America. "When you try to stand up and look the world in the face like you had a right to be here, when you do that, without knowing the result of it, you have attacked the entire power structure of the Western World." LGBTQ&A is hosted…
 
In this week’s episode, Tuck discusses Black trans allyship, queer racism; why cops aren’t your friends; and how this all relates to Pride Month. Then, we revisit our chat with storyteller Morgan Givens (he/him/they), creator of the critically acclaimed Flyest Fables podcast. Topics include: Becoming a Black man in America Cops(!!!) Why “objective …
 
Best known as Officer Clemmons in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, François Clemmons talks about making the choice to stay in the closet for Fred Rogers, his visit to Stonewall in 1969, and his illustrious singing career. And yes, he sings for us on the podcast. And yes, it's fantastic. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate …
 
Tuck speaks with artist and fellow Sagittarius Beth Easton (they/them). Topics include: Raising a kid as a nonbinary parent (not a mom!) Being an elder queer at age 23 The power of trans anger (and art) Allyship tips for cis parents Plus: Exploring gender in quarantine, aka “2 beard or not 2 beard”? This Week in Gender: Support your favorite indepe…
 
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