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*Nominated for Outstanding Podcast at the GLAAD Awards* Weekly interviews with the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world. Recent guests include Laverne Cox, Janelle Monáe, Pete Buttigieg, Brandi Carlile, Alok Vaid-Menon, and Angela Davis. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters.

LGBTQ&A Jeffrey Masters

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 654 Ratings

*Nominated for Outstanding Podcast at the GLAAD Awards* Weekly interviews with the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world. Recent guests include Laverne Cox, Janelle Monáe, Pete Buttigieg, Brandi Carlile, Alok Vaid-Menon, and Angela Davis. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters.

    Barney Frank: The Gay Agenda, Then and Now

    Barney Frank: The Gay Agenda, Then and Now

    Rep. Barney Frank served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013. He talks about being one of the first members of Congress to come out, how the AIDS crisis forced Congress to act, and the current state of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement. Plus, his "Trophy Husband", Jim Ready, drops by to say hello.

    LGBTQ&A is an independent, listener-supported podcast. Please consider joining our ⁠Substack⁠ to help support our work. Click here to learn more.

    The book mentioned in this episode is Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington by James Kirchick.

    This is a part of our special series, The LGBTQ+ Elders Project. ⁠Click here⁠ to listen to our recent interview with Martha Shelly, activist and co-founder of the Gay Liberation Front.

    LGBTQ&A is hosted and produced by Jeffrey Masters. ⁠@jeffmasters1

    • 32 min
    Gigi Raven Wilbur: Talking BDSM With the Bisexual Intersex Elder

    Gigi Raven Wilbur: Talking BDSM With the Bisexual Intersex Elder

    (This interview contains explicit sexual content.) Gigi Raven Wilbur talks about learning that they were intersex in college, the transformational power of BDSM in their life, and how they're feeling living in Texas right now among the current onslaught of anti-trans legislation.

    LGBTQ&A is an independent, listener-supported podcast. Please consider joining our Substack to help support our work.

    This is a part of our special series, The LGBTQ+ Elders Project. Click here to listen to our interview with Martha Shelly, co-founder of the Gay Liberation Front.

    LGBTQ&A is hosted and produced by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1

    • 29 min
    Lesbian Nation: Martha Shelley and Audre Lorde (Bonus Episode!)

    Lesbian Nation: Martha Shelley and Audre Lorde (Bonus Episode!)

    Martha Shelley talks to poet Audre Lorde in an episode of her radio show, Lesbian Nation. This was originally recorded in 1972 and is a part of Martha's archive at the Lesbian Herstory Archive.

    Martha is a pre-Stonewall activist who got her start in the 1960s with the Daughters of Bilitis. Click here to listen to our new sit-down interview with Martha that aired last week.

    This is a part of our special series, The LGBTQ+ Elders Project. LGBTQ&A is an independent, listener-supported podcast. Please consider joining our Substack to help support our work.

    LGBTQ&A is hosted and produced by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1

    • 11 min
    Martha Shelley: Gay Activism Before Stonewall

    Martha Shelley: Gay Activism Before Stonewall

    Martha Shelley began her life as a gay activist before the Stonewall uprising. She talks about joining the Daughters of Bilitis, co-founding the Gay Liberation Front, the first pride march, and her memoir, "We Set The Night On Fire".

    LGBTQ&A is an independent, listener-supported podcast. Please consider joining our Substack as a paid Subscriber to help support our work.

    This is a part of our special series, The LGBTQ+ Elders Project. Click here to listen to our interview with the 91-year-old drag queen, Bob 'Rose' Levine. Bob has been doing drag in Cherry Grove since 1955.

    LGBTQ&A is hosted and produced by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1

    • 31 min
    Mia Yamamoto: The Trans Lawyer 'Liberating' The Judicial System

    Mia Yamamoto: The Trans Lawyer 'Liberating' The Judicial System

    Mia Yamamoto talks about her work as a criminal defense attorney, the racism she faced growing up as a Japanese-American after World War II, and coming out as trans later in life.

    LGBTQ&A is an independent, listener-supported podcast. Please consider subscribing to our Substack in order to help support our work.

    This is a part of our special series, The LGBTQ+ Elders Project. Click here to listen to our interview with Duane Michals, the 92-year-old pioneering photographer.

    LGBTQ&A is hosted and produced by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1

    • 37 min
    Bob 'Rose' Levine: Has Been Doing Drag in Fire Island Since 1955

    Bob 'Rose' Levine: Has Been Doing Drag in Fire Island Since 1955

    Bob "Rose" Levine talks about his first trip to Cherry Grove in 1955, being a part of the original drag "Invasion of the Pines" in 1976, and how the AIDS crisis changed Fire Island in the 1980s.

    LGBTQ&A is an independent, listener-supported podcast. Please consider joining our Substack to help support our work.

    This is a part of our special series, The LGBTQ+ Elders Project. Click here to listen to our interview with Joan Jett Blakk (a.k.a. Terence Alan Smith), the legendary drag queen who ran for president in 1992.  

    LGBTQ&A is hosted and produced by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
654 Ratings

654 Ratings

CheyenneNelson ,

A beautiful opportunity to learn!

I love this podcast so much! Having worked with Jeffrey personally many years and a career ago I know that he is a lifelong learner. This is so apparent in this well thought out podcast. Especially these last seasons as he pays homage and dives deep with LGBTQ elders.
Hearing this history firsthand from those who truly lived through a revolution, in my opinion, has the ability to change hearts and minds. However, I think it may be most stirring to those of us who see the steps we are taking backwards in our modern day world. The stories are reminding us why we are fighting for equality and justice.
I’m so proud of you, Jeffrey. I hope there are many more seasons to come!

litoq ,

A great podcast

I’m late to the party, but these short interviews are so wonderful, inspiring, and essential listening for anyone queer or who loves a queer person. I hope there will be future episodes.

Sonik~Fyuzhen ,

What happened

This podcast is FANTASTIC!! What happened?

Please. Insider bringing it back!!!

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