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LGBTQ and A is an interview podcast highlighting the different members of the LGBTQ community -- artists, activists, lawmakers, and business people. LGBTQ and A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by AfterBuzz TV. Interviews are also filmed and available on YouTube.
||CleanErin Judge: Plus Size Women Can Have Active, Healthy Sex Lives, OK?! | LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters||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 experiment sexually when you’re you||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEliel Cruz: Religion and The End of Bisexual Erasure (Hopefully) | LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters||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 what his prayers look like, coming out in a Christian school,||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMariana Marroquin: Transgender Immigrants, “I See You As Human Beings” | LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters||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 clients face, as well as the fear that’s been stemming from the Trump administration.||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlexei Romanoff & David Farah: Before Stonewall, There Were The Black Cat Protests | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters||Alexei Romanoff and David Farah talk about the Black Cat protests that happened in 1967 (two years before Stonewall). Alexei Romanoff helped to organize and lead it, and is the last known person still alive who was there.||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNico Tortorella: Biphobia, Polyamory, and Understanding the Cosmos | LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters||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,||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChani Nicholas: Astrology is a Tool for Liberation | LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters||Chani Nicholas talks about astrology as a way to guide and invoke a sense of awe in our lives. She discusses activism as a way of healing, looking at Donald Trump’s astrology charts, and the toxic mixture that privilege and comfort can create.||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlexandra Billings: Being Transgender is a Gift | LGBTQ&A w/ Jeffrey Masters||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 AIDS marches. She also talks about her connection to her great-great-grandmother who was assigned male ...||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJennifer Finney Boylan: Where We’re Going & The Future of the Trans Movement | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||Jennifer Finney Boylan talks with Jeffrey Masters about working with GLAAD to accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ people. She says that the marriage equality movement was successful because it changed the discourse from being about “sex” to “love”,||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShane Ortega: Fighting for Transgender Rights in the Military | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 openly.||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Baume: Chechnya, DragCon, Polari, and The Gift of Queerness | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 of LGBTQ content in the media, the evolution of queer language,||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCleve Jones: Legendary LGBTQ Activist Talks Harvey Milk, AIDS, & Marriage Equality | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 out the AIDS pandemic when they saw...||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmin El Gamal: Prison Break, LGBTQ Muslims, and Judy Garland | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 running a support group for LGBTQ.||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsia Kate Dillon: TV’s First (And Only) Openly Gender Non-Binary Actor | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 word “non-binary” until they||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Michelle Stevens: From Childhood Abuse and Madness to the Perfect Lesbian Love Story | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 and 14% of men have been sexually abused during their childhood).||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAngelica Ross: TransTech Social, Buddhism, and Spending Time in Silence | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 discusses recent acting work on Tran||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMelissa Febos: Hickeys, Daddy Issues, Celibacy, and Writing It All Down | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||Melissa Febos talks about how the conditions of our childhoods inform our adult relationships, dealing with daddy issues (yay!!!), and her new book, Abandon Me. Melissa also discusses the freedom in the lack of societal scripts around queer sex,||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNiK Kacy: Embracing the Absence of Gender…Beginning with Shoes | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 Kong,||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIra Madison III: On Moonlight, Masculinity, and Why Pop Culture Matters | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 the film, Moonlight, growing up in Milwaukee near Jeffrey Dahmer,||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJen Richards: Gender Inequality and Knowing What Male Privilege Feels Like | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 about being trans, life in aporia,||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrixie Mattel: Aging, Dating, and Wanting to Look Like a Wind-Up Toy | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 on dates,||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlexandra Grey: Celebrity Impressions and Seeing More Diverse Women on TV | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||Alexandra Grey talks about her role on Transparent, acting with Phylicia Rashad on When We Rise, and does celebrity impressions of Viola Davis and Wendy Williams. She also discusses spending her last $87 on a bus ride to Los Angeles,||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPerez Hilton: How to Build a Media Empire | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 talks about dating as a single par...||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuck Angel: How Sex Changed My Life | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||Buck Angel talks about how sex taught him to love himself, and why he wants the trans community to be more comfortable talking about it. He also discusses how conservative the porn industry is, getting his sex toy for trans men into stores,||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAshby Dodge: The Trevor Project & Caring For LGBTQ Youth in Crisis | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 out can reduce a young person’s r.||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanD’Lo: Will the Real Queer Transgender Tamil Sri Lankan Please Stand Up? | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||D’Lo talks about his Sri Lankan heritage, being raised Hindu while attending Baptist and Catholic schools, and offers evidence to support the claim that he’s a demigod. D’Lo also talks about wanting to kiss girls as a 3-year-old and how his partner||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaura Jane Grace: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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, songwriter,||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCheryl Dunye: The Groundbreaking Queer Filmmaker | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 by and about queer people of colo.||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Paige: The LGBTQ TV Representation That We Need | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 identities. Peter Paige also talks to Jeffrey Masters about how being gay has affected his career and the so...||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBamby Salcedo: Making the World a Safer Place for Trans People | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 speak with Joe Biden at the White...||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConner Habib: Why Are We Afraid to Talk About Sex? | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 between Christianity and the Occul.||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShane Ortega: The First Trans Person to Serve Openly in the Military | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 trans community in the military,||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleaniO Tillett Wright: My Parents Never Once Questioned My Gender | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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 community with Self Evident Truths,||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJacob Tobia: The Sisterhood of the Traveling 1950s Grandma Dress & Other Genderqueer Secrets | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||Jacob Tobia talks about not having to prove their gender to anyone and why describing themself as an activist is redundant. Jacob also discusses their evolving views on their own sexuality, how the bible supports queer identities,||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichelle Tea: Casting Spells & Touring the Country with a Van Full of Lesbians | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||Michelle Tea talks about her new hybrid-memoir (Black Wave), early literary tours with Sister Spit, and romanticizing suffering for her art. She also talks about “living outside the margins” and the role of witchcraft in her life.||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArisce Wanzer: Why She Won’t Change Herself for the Fashion Industry | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||Arisce Wanzer talks about both the stigmas and opportunities of being transgender and a supermodel. Arisce discusses getting paid more than male models, why she loves her “big” nose, and dating as a trans woman.||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoss Mathews: Sounding Gay and Loving Football | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||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. ABOUT LGBTQ&A: LGBTQ&A is an interview podcast highlighting the different members of the LGBTQ co...||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJosh Allen: LGBTQ Characters on Empire & Growing Up in Chicago | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||Josh Allen talks about the LGBTQ characters on Empire (on Fox), gun violence while growing up in the South Side of Chicago, and having to explain to people what Julliard is. Jeffrey Masters interviews. ABOUT LGBTQ&A: LGBTQ&A is an interview pod...||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAli Liebegott: Transparent Writer and Gender Turducken | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A||Ali Liebegott talks about writing for Transparent, inhabiting a butch identity, knowing where the gender neutral bathrooms are at Disneyland, and confesses to never having seen The Avengers movie. Jeffrey Masters interviews Ali Liebegott.||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat We’re All About | LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters||Welcome to LGBTQ&A! This is a collection of interviews with different members of the LGBTQ community — all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. The show is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. LGBTQ&A was created to document the stories ...||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Jeff is the perfect person for a project like this. I am so happy that this is a reality! I look forward to see what this has to offer us every week!!!
I love this.
Hi. This is the host, Jeffrey. Thanks for stopping by!
Such a great podcast! I cannot wait to hear more. Very happy to find something that explores the LGBT world in a sophisticated and entertaining way.