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Weekly interviews with the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world. Recent guests include Laverne Cox, Pete Buttigieg, Roxane Gay, and Brandi Carlile. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD.

LGBTQ&A Jeffrey Masters / The Advocate

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 603 Ratings

Weekly interviews with the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world. Recent guests include Laverne Cox, Pete Buttigieg, Roxane Gay, and Brandi Carlile. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD.

    R. Eric Thomas: We Learn About Love By Loving Our Friends

    R. Eric Thomas: We Learn About Love By Loving Our Friends

    Grab your best friend and give them the tightest possible hug: this episode is a celebration of platonic queer intimacy. R. Eric Thomas joins us to talk about being married to a pastor (it's fun!), the importance of queer community (also fun!), and his new YA novel, Kings of B'more.
    LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD.
    A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
    [This interview was originally recorded in January 2020.]

    • 31 min
    Karine Jean-Pierre: The Historic White House Press Secretary

    Karine Jean-Pierre: The Historic White House Press Secretary

    As of today, a Black lesbian is now the voice and face of the United States government. Karine Jean-Pierre, the newest White House press secretary, joins us to talk about why there is a place for all of us in politics, no matter what you might think of as the typical background or narrative for a politician. If a queer woman of color who immigrated to the U.S. as a kid could make it in politics, she says, then so can you.
    LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD.
    A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
    [This interview was originally recorded in November 2019.]

    • 27 min
    Hugh Ryan: Will Change How You Think About Queer History

    Hugh Ryan: Will Change How You Think About Queer History

    With his crucial new book, historian Hugh Ryan restores The Women's House of Detention to its rightful place in LGBTQ+ history.
    "It was one of the Village’s most famous landmarks: a meeting place for locals and a must-see site for adventurous tourists. And for tens of thousands of arrested women and transmasculine people from every corner of the city, the House of D was a nexus, drawing the threads of their lives together in its dark and fearsome cells."
    Hugh Ryan, author of The Women's House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison joins us on the podcast to talk about how years before the Stonewall Uprising, the House of Detention changed queer history.
    In the interview, we play a clip of Jay Toole talking about her time in prison. Click here to listen to the full interview with Jay. And click here to check out a picture of The Women's House of Detention on our Instagram.
    LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod

    • 39 min
    Don Bachardy: His 33-Year Love Affair With Christopher Isherwood | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

    Don Bachardy: His 33-Year Love Affair With Christopher Isherwood | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

    Don Bachardy talks about the 33-years he spent with Christopher Isherwood (author of A Single Man and The Berlin Stories, which became the musical, Cabaret) and what it was like being an out gay couple in the 50s and 60s. Born in 1934, Don has gone on to become of the most respected portrait artists of our time. 
    This is part of our new LGBTQ+ Elders Project. Click here to listen to our recent interview with the 73-year-old titan of trans history, Jamison Green.
    LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod
    [This interview was originally recorded in January 2019.]

    • 30 min
    Shatzi Weisberger: The 91-Year-Old Death Educator | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

    Shatzi Weisberger: The 91-Year-Old Death Educator | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

    Spoiler alert: You are going to die. Shatzi Weisberger works with people to dismantle their fears and worries around dying, helping them to approach their deaths with intentionality. A lifelong activist and former nurse, Shatzi was born in 1930.
    This is part of our new LGBTQ+ Elders Project. Click here to listen to our recent interview with the 87-year-old trans elder, Barbara Satin.
    LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website in the afternoon (or earlier, if I get enough coffee). Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod

    • 24 min
    Greg Louganis: This Is What HIV Looks Like | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

    Greg Louganis: This Is What HIV Looks Like | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

    "When I was in the pool, HIV/AIDS didn't exist. That was a sanctuary for me. It was a place that I could go to, really to seek refuge from the stress of the HIV diagnosis." Four-time Olympic gold medal winner, Greg Louganis joins us to talk about his infamous concussion at the Seoul Olympics in 1988, sharing his HIV status with the world in 1995, and what life's been like since retiring from diving.
    This is part of our new LGBTQ+ Elders Project. Click here to listen to our recent interview with the titan of trans history, Jamison Green,
    Greg's bestselling memoir, Breaking The Surface, was co-written by Eric Marcus, host of the Making Gay History podcast.
    LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. A condensed transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website in the afternoon (or earlier, if I get enough coffee).
    Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
603 Ratings

603 Ratings

spritelywench ,

Always great!

This show is both wonderfully entertaining and enlightening! I’ve heard stories I never knew the history behind and some I have but am hearing now from a whole new angle. I’ve heard the latest discussion on current topics and I’ve learned about our queer elders that I didn’t know existed and heard them tell their own stories. I really appreciate hearing from the most marginalized in our community. LGBTQ&A talks with those who you probably wouldn’t hear about on other queer podcasts, bringing a whole layer of humanity that is often overlooked into the conversation. Jeffrey’s interviewing skills always lead to a delightful conversation, sometimes going in directions I didn’t anticipate. The episodes are anywhere from 20 min to an hour and I appreciate them all. Dive deep and enjoy!

TheSophiaG ,

Amazing!!

I get so excited to listen to every episode!! This is the first review I’ve ever written for a podcast but I could not recommend it highly enough. It’s great for anyone that wants to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community from people in the community.

Sarah DH ,

Amazing

This podcast has taught me so much from different point of views and has made me proud of my own story.

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