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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.
||Cleve Jones: Legendary LGBTQ Activist Talks Harvey Milk, AIDS, & Marriage Equality||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|
||Amin El Gamal: Prison Break, LGBTQ Muslims, and Judy Garland||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|
||Asia Kate Dillon: TV’s First (And Only) Openly Gender Non-Binary Actor||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|
||Dr. Michelle Stevens: From Childhood Abuse and Madness to the Perfect Lesbian Love Story||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|
||Angelica Ross: TransTech Social, Buddhism, and Spending Time in Silence | 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|
||Melissa 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|
||NiK Kacy: Embracing the Absence of Gender…Beginning with Shoes | 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|
||Ira Madison III: On Moonlight, Masculinity, and Why Pop Culture Matters||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|
||Jen Richards: Gender Inequality and Knowing What Male Privilege Feels Like||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|
||Trixie Mattel: Aging, Dating, and Wanting to Look Like a Wind-Up Toy||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|
||Alexandra Grey: Celebrity Impressions and Seeing More Diverse Women on TV||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|
||Perez Hilton: How to Build a Media Empire||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|
||Buck Angel: How Sex Changed My Life||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|
||Ashby Dodge: The Trevor Project & Caring For LGBTQ Youth in Crisis||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|
||D’Lo: Will the Real Queer Transgender Tamil Sri Lankan Please Stand Up?||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|
||Laura Jane Grace: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout||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|
||Cheryl Dunye: The Groundbreaking Queer Filmmaker||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|
||Peter Paige: The LGBTQ TV Representation That We Need||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|
||Bamby Salcedo: Making the World a Safer Place for Trans People||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|
||Conner Habib: Why Are We Afraid to Talk About Sex?||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|
||Shane Ortega: The First Trans Person to Serve Openly in the Military||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|
||iO Tillett Wright: My Parents Never Once Questioned My Gender||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|
||Jacob Tobia: The Sisterhood of the Traveling 1950s Grandma Dress & Other Genderqueer Secrets||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|
||Michelle Tea: Casting Spells & Touring the Country with a Van Full of Lesbians||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|
||Arisce Wanzer: Why She Won’t Change Herself for the Fashion Industry||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|
||Ross Mathews: Sounding Gay and Loving Football||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 communit||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Josh Allen: LGBTQ Characters on Empire & Growing Up in Chicago||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 podcast hig..||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ali Liebegott: Transparent Writer and Gender Turducken||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|
||What 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 (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, genderqueer, queer, gender non-conforming, fluid).||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.