Join host Tariq Raouf as he interviews workers in the entertainment industry who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Guests discuss their unique journey of discovering their queer identity, how it affects the work they do and what we can do to better the representation of the queer community both on and off screen.
A Seat on the Outside, ft. Dylan Marron
Writer, actor, podcast personality and great human being Dylan Marron joins Tariq as they discuss queer identity, fascination with all things gay in pop culture and social justice. Okay, that was a long sentence but hey welcome to Entertainment Queerly! This episode also serves as the finale for season 1, so stay tuned for when you can expect season 2. You can follow Dylan at @DylanMarron and Tariq at @Tariq_Raouf. Stay queer!
Leveling Up, ft. Amin El Gamal
Actor Amin El Gamal joins Tariq and they discuss the intersectionality of what it means to be Arab, queer, and Muslim. We learn about the MENA Arts Advocacy Coalition and talk about the lengths Hollywood still has to go to ensure accurate and fair representation for all.
Disco Light Fabulous, ft. Owain Wyn Evans
BBC One weatherman and TV personality Owain Wyn Evans joins Tariq as they chat about how difficult school can be for those figuring out their queer identities; the importance of online chatrooms for those of us in the 90s and how fabulous Owain has been from day ONE, darling.
Present How You Want, ft. Peppermint
Peppermint, broadway performer and runner up to the crown in season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race, was the first contestant to openly come out as trans while on the show but her story began way before that. Join her and Tariq as they talk about what it was like for her growing up and how New York City influenced her career in drag.
Changing the Narrative, ft. Drew Z. Greenberg
Having written for shows like Warehouse 13, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Drew gives us some insight into writing for television through the years. Join us as we talk about Drew's unique journey of self-discovery and then go into depth on the Bury Your Gay trope and the role Tara's death played, where Drew offers a fresh perspective of the narrative we've heard time and time again.
You can follow Drew at @DrewZachary on Twitter, and Tariq over at @tariq_raouf.
Furthering Your Education, ft. BJ Colangelo
When it comes to LGBTQIA+ issues there’s nothing wrong with asking questions to further your education. Horror journalist and film maker, BJ Colangelo, educates us more about what a TERF is, what it’s like for the lesbian and trans women communities in journalism and shares her experiences growing up and forming her own badass queer identity.
You can follow BJ on Twitter at @bjcolangelo and the podcast at @etqueerly.
I love listening to the guests that Tariq invites onto Entertainment Queerly. The personal stories that they (and Tariq!) share are deeply profound and moving. I’ve grown more comfortable with recognizing, owning, and naming my own life story just by listening to this first lovely season. Also, each episode we get amazing recommendations for other great queer entertainment to check out as well. This is a podcast I had no idea I needed.
Fantastic Podcast with Powerful Stories that must be HEARD!
I love entertainment industry podcasts, and I’m happy to have found a new show to add to my favorites list! Tariq is a wonderful host, he’s endearing, a natural speaker, and does an amazing job at creating a positive environment for the guests to share their experiences and perspectives. I cant wait for more episodes to come out,l; we need to hear more LGBTQ+ stories - both from the entertainment industry, but on a society level as well. Tariq’s guests have done so much in this space, I can’t wait to see how this podcast and how Tariq continues to push for these voices! SUBSCRIBED!! 😁
Tariq holds excellent conversations with his guests on the queer experience. It’s great for me to learn about it as someone outside the community, and I think it will be a great listen for you whether you’re in or not! Amazing podcast.