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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…
 
I spoke to Mukaddas Mijit, an ethnomusicologist and performance artist from Xinjiang on the music of Uyghurs. Mukaddas has been one of the most important voices speaking out against China's campaign of cultural genocide. She has also been instrumental in building international bridges, connecting others to the poetry, music and dance of Xinjiang. H…
 
With Myanmar's 2020 election recently concluded, we are happy to share our interview with Academic Geoff Aung on Colonialism, Capitalism and Myanmar. Topics include: - If Western tourism in Myanmar is a continuation of imperialism. - How capitalist desires shapes present day Myanmar. - And what ideologies challenge that of the Myanmar state and neo…
 
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…
 
Before the 2020 US election results were finalized, journalist Soumya Shankar joined me to discuss the complex politics of Indian American voters. Soumya offers critical insights on how a Biden Presidency would both break from and continue on the toxic relationship between the USA and India held in thrall by the hatred of Modi's BJP. Topics include…
 
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…
 
This is a fascinating conversation with Krithika Varagur, author of : The Call Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project. Krithika's book touches upon Saudi Arabia's project to spread it's state religion, Wahhabi Islam, globally. Krithika explains the origins of Wahhabi, how Saudi Arabia uses wealth, statecraft and alliances (for example, with the …
 
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…
 
To discuss the life and legacy of Dr. David Graeber, I spoke to Newslens Editor and Commonweal Writer: Nicholas Haggerty. Nicholas was a former student of Dr. Graeber and a subject in Dr. Graeber's most recent book: "Bullshit Jobs". We chat about Nicholas's time as a student of Dr. Graeber. His reflections on Dr. Graeber's scholarship. How to think…
 
I spoke w. Yannick Giovanni Marshall (Twitter: @furtherblack), who wrote several brilliant essays on protest, Black Lives Matter and white Supremacy. We discuss the legendary revolutionary Franz Fanon, if one's class position makes them a counter-revolutionary, the role of universities in perpetuating injustice, and what we all can do to destroy th…
 
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…
 
I spoke with Thum "PJ" Ping Tjin, the founder of New Naratif, on how colonialism and capitalism have shaped Singapore's past, present and future. We also discuss the history of Dissent in Singapore and why voices like PJ's are rising to critique the political and economic elites of the country. For more please check out New Naratif: it's one of the…
 
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.…
 
This was a one of a kind conversation with a one of a kind mind. I spoke to Writer and Large Hadron Collider Scientist Yangyang Cheng. Yangyang and I debate why so many brilliant people work in scientific systems that produce suffering. And why this global pandemic has not inspired scientists, states and capitalism to cooperate, but instead acted a…
 
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 …
 
I spoke to Vincent Wong, an attorney and the member of the Lausan Collective on how Abolition can be used to analyze Hong Kong's protest movement. Vincent and I discuss a number of topics: The draconian National Security Law that China's government has imposed on Hong Kong. What Hong Kong's present says about future trends for authoritarian capital…
 
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…
 
To speak on Beirut in the wake of the August 4th explosion, I was joined by writer and friend Joey Ayoub. We discuss the lives destroyed by the blast, how Lebanon (and the global elite) helped birth the disaster through 'organized abandonment' and Joey's thoughts for how to keep living, struggling and fighting, with so many around the world dealing…
 
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…
 
This is a conversation on Thailand's protests with Pavin Chachavalpongpun. Pavin is an Associate professor at Kyoto University, a frequent contributor to the Washington Post and the founder of 'The Royalist Marketplace' , which besides being the World's 18th largest Facebook group, is the source of an incredible battle between Facebook and Thailand…
 
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…
 
We spoke to William Andrews, author of Dissenting Japan. In my experience the best English Language resource on Protests, Direct Action and Riots in Japan.* We discuss what happened in Japan after the 1960s, how its youth were caught up in the global wave of revolutionary anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-patriarchal struggles of this era, and how…
 
"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…
 
I recorded this Interview with Kunthida Rungruengkiat, former deputy leader of Thailand's now-banned Future Forward Party in March, right after the party was ordered to dissolve and Thailand shut down to control the Covid-19 outbreak. Kunthida talks about the formation of the Future Forward Party, how their vision of social democracy threatened Tha…
 
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…
 
To better understand Kenya, China and the complex relationship between them I spoke w. Nairobi-based Journalist April Zhu. April is a fascinating reporter working in multiple languages, countries and contexts to report on China, Kenya and the developing relationship between them. Our conversation centers on capitalism, race, nationalism and trade b…
 
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…
 
We speak to Keri Blakinger (Twitter: @keribla) of the Marshall Project, on the violence and scope of America's Carceral System. We focus on why media often ignores prisons, the spread of Covid-19 in the U.S. Carceral System, and the economics of prisons. For more of Keri's work you can check out her back catalog of writing at the Marshall Project h…
 
I spoke with Journalist Tuck Woodstock (Twitter: @tuckwoodstock) on their work covering the Portland Black Lives Matter Protests. We discuss Police and Federal Violence, the problematic Mayor Ted Wheeler, and how Protesters are both learning from international protests - like Hong Kong - and applying their own unique tactics. At the end of this epi…
 
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…
 
I was honored to speak with Dr. Laurence Ralph of Princeton University on his book: 'The Torture Letters: Reckoning with Police Violence' We discuss how Dr. Ralph painstakingly documented the torture of generations of Black Chicagoans at the hands of the Chicago Police Force, how this generational violence and trauma connects to the police murders …
 
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…
 
We were thrilled to speak with Journalist Vincent Bevins on his new book, 'The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World' Vincent was kind enough to engage us in a wide-ranging discussion on his book, the violence perpetrated by governments in Indonesia and Brazil in collaboration with the …
 
For updates on the Philippines and how it is facing down the struggles of an increasingly authoritarian government I spoke with Manila-based Journalist Barnaby Lo. We discuss the passage of a recent Anti-Terrorism Bill and the concerns many have about how it may be weaponized by the Duterte Government. We also discuss the dissolving of Media Channe…
 
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