106 episodes

Outward, Slate's queer podcast, is a whip-smart monthly salon in which hosts and guests deepen the audience’s understanding of queer culture and politics, delight them with unexpected perspectives, and invite listeners into a colorful conversation about the issues animating LGBTQ communities.

Outward: Slate's LGBTQ podcast Slate Podcasts

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    • 3.9 • 192 Ratings

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Outward, Slate's queer podcast, is a whip-smart monthly salon in which hosts and guests deepen the audience’s understanding of queer culture and politics, delight them with unexpected perspectives, and invite listeners into a colorful conversation about the issues animating LGBTQ communities.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Queer Crime Double Feature: Drive Away Dolls and Love Lies Bleeding

    Queer Crime Double Feature: Drive Away Dolls and Love Lies Bleeding

    On this week’s episode, guest hosts Daisy Rosario and Madeline Duchamp break down the new lesbian caper films Drive Away Dolls and Love Lies Bleeding. They dig into the joy of queer bars, Kristen Stewart's soft butch coming out, and the newly iconic Katie O’Brien.
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    • 36 min
    Brontez Purnell on His New Memoir

    Brontez Purnell on His New Memoir

    For National Poetry Month Bryan and Jules talk to multi-hyphenate writer and performer Brontez Purnell about his new book Ten Bridges I've Burnt: A Memoir in Verse. They dig into the influence of astrophysics and forgiveness on his work, and his essay on Black Gay Pornstar Gene Lamar. 
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    • 43 min
    Trace Lysette on the Hollywood Rollercoaster

    Trace Lysette on the Hollywood Rollercoaster

    In this episode, Trace Lysette (Transparent, Hustlers) talks about her critically acclaimed film Monica, with Jules. The film tells the story of a trans woman returning home after decades of estrangement from her dying mother, and was the first-ever film led by an out trans actor to debut at the Venice Film Festival. Jules talks to Trace about the layers of her performance and the rollercoaster experience of making and campaigning the film.
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    • 37 min
    Trace Lysette on the Hollywood Rollercoaster

    Trace Lysette on the Hollywood Rollercoaster

    In this episode, Trace Lysette (Transparent, Hustlers) talks about her critically acclaimed film Monica, with Jules. The film tells the story of a trans woman returning home after decades of estrangement from her dying mother, and was the first-ever film led by an out trans actor to debut at the Venice Film Festival. Jules talks to Trace about the layers of her performance and the rollercoaster experience of making and campaigning the film.

    Chase Strangio, Continued. Trans Visibility and Community

    Chase Strangio, Continued. Trans Visibility and Community

    This week, we’re sharing more of our interview with Trans rights activist and ACLU Lawyer Chase Strangio. In this episode, Bryand and Jules ask Chase about his recent New York Times op-ed Trans Visibility Is Nice. Safety Is Even Better. They also talk about how hyper-visibility does not equate safety, and what we all risk losing when we lose trans rights. 
    Email us at outwardpod@slate.com
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    • 21 min
    Chase Strangio, Continued. Trans Visibility and Community

    Chase Strangio, Continued. Trans Visibility and Community

    This week, we’re sharing more of our interview with Trans rights activist and ACLU Lawyer Chase Strangio. In this episode, Bryand and Jules ask Chase about his recent New York Times op-ed Trans Visibility Is Nice. Safety Is Even Better. They also talk about how hyper-visibility does not equate safety, and what we all risk losing when we lose trans rights.

    Email us at outwardpod@slate.com
    Podcast production by Palace Shaw.

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

I_heart_trees ,

Complicated at best

Lonnnnnng time listener who has been growing tired of the show having a static idea of what queerness is. Finally had to unfollow today after the discussion of how “some queer content shouldn’t be made”. As someone who believes that we need MORE queer content and celebrates the fact that now we have so much content we can even celebrate the bad … I’m gonna celebrate this pod and the years of listening by giving you a 4 star rating but also unsubscribing.

BACNE SPEARS ,

Mixed feeling as of late..

Been skipping more and more eps ever since they changed the format to weekly single topic eps with rotating hosts. I'll hang in here for a bit longer but we'll see...

Reginasrae ,

Love!

Now a Subscriber. Heart felt and knowledgeable conversations. Advocates for us Queer folks very refreshing to say the least. - what’s not refreshing is two of the speakers (3-15-23) injecting the filler word “like” into sentences multiple times. Maybe it’s a regional thing- but locally for me - not used to hearing it. And certainly not up to 5 times in one sentence. Just sayin. (It’s annoying) other than that- 5 stars!!

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