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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 and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD.

LGBTQ&A Jeffrey Masters

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 623 Ratings

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 and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD.

    Angela Davis: Queer Revolutionary | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

    Angela Davis: Queer Revolutionary | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

    "I totally support the politics of coming out, but at the same time, I'm critical of the assumption that one's identity has to be the major driving force that determines one's politics." 

    For the final episode of our season, Angela Davis joins us to talk about how to keep pushing movements forward, why her incarceration was crucial in shaping her political journey, and why we must challenge the notion that there is only one important revolutionary struggle.

    Angela's newest book, Abolition. Feminism. Now., is out now. 

    Click here to listen to our recent interview where the historian Hugh Ryan breaks down the queer history of The Women's House of Detention. 

    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 

    And for more, check out: lgbtqpodcast.com 

    • 27 min
    André De Shields: Breaking The Methuselah Code | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

    André De Shields: Breaking The Methuselah Code | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

    "Prior to Hadestown, I played The Magical Negro. I have no regrets about that. But all the while...and this is going to sound corny, but it's true. All the while I was saying, 'Why doesn't someone cast me for my mind? For my intellect? Am I really just another pretty face?' And it came together in Hadestown."

    André De Shields talks about the five decades he's spent working on Broadway, being a long-term survivor of HIV, and arriving in New York City during the sexual revolution of the 1970s.

    André can be seen on Broadway this fall in the newest revival of Death of a Salesman. 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

    • 35 min
    Colton Haynes: Is Still 'Trying To Figure Out Who The F*ck I Am'

    Colton Haynes: Is Still 'Trying To Figure Out Who The F*ck I Am'

    Please welcome to the stage, Miss Memory Lane! Colton Haynes talks about the barriers that queer actors still face in Hollywood, why he went back into the closet while acting on hit shows like Teen Wolf and Arrow, and his new memoir, Miss Memory Lane.

    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

    • 24 min
    Gloria Allen: The Mother of Chicago's Trans Community | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

    Gloria Allen: The Mother of Chicago's Trans Community | LGBTQ+ Elders Project

    Gloria Allen is a legendary figure in Chicago's trans community. The 76-year-old joins us to talk about coming out as trans in the 1960s, why her family's support was so transformational, and the extraordinary impact that her charm school had on LGBTQ+ youth in Chicago. Mama Gloria, a new documentary by Luchina Fisher, is now streaming on PBS.

    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

    • 22 min
    Danica Roem: From Heavy Metal to Trans History

    Danica Roem: From Heavy Metal to Trans History

    The history-making politician shares every inspiring, heartbreaking, and drunken moment that led her to become the first openly trans person to serve in a state legislature in the United States. Danica Roem's new memoir, Burn The Page, is out now. 

    Kate Kelly (who you also hear from in the episode) and Danica co-authored this recent piece in Teen Vogue about why the Equal Rights Amendment is a gender-inclusive document, one that won't be defeated by anti-trans scare tactics. Kate Kelly is the author of the new book, Ordinary Equality.

    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

    • 31 min
    Janelle Monáe: The Queer Icon Has a Warning for The Future

    Janelle Monáe: The Queer Icon Has a Warning for The Future

    Janelle Monáe (!!!) joins us to talk about her journey to becoming a queer icon, new music, and her debut book, The Memory Librarian.

    “One of the main points that’s super important is about the threat of censorship, memory censorship. Because as we know, memories are essentially our stories that we tell ourselves to survive.”

    LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. An edited transcript of each week's interview is posted on The Advocate's website. Follow us on Twitter: @lgbtqpod

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
623 Ratings

623 Ratings

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Love this podcast!

Very well researched and the conversations are always thoughtful and interesting!

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Amazing and incredibly important

This podcast is absolutely amazing! Jeffrey definitely knows how to create intriguing and important conversations with his guests that really make you think deeply about certain LGBTQ+ topics. Incredibly important topics are discussed on this podcast, and I just love listening to the thoughts of Jeffrey and his many, outstanding guests.
5/5! I would 100% recommend this to anyone with an interest in learning more about LGBTQ+ topics!

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