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Let's get personal! Since the dawn of time, humans have been desperate for connection. Then we realized we could solicit strangers through the Sunday paper. You’ve heard of Craigslist personals, just imagine the pining and thirst from lonely queers searching for love. Listen as we read, drag, and rate personal ads from the ‘70s through today! If you love gay yearning, you’ll love Q4Q!

Q4Q: Queer Personal Ads Podcast Haley Steinhilber

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Let's get personal! Since the dawn of time, humans have been desperate for connection. Then we realized we could solicit strangers through the Sunday paper. You’ve heard of Craigslist personals, just imagine the pining and thirst from lonely queers searching for love. Listen as we read, drag, and rate personal ads from the ‘70s through today! If you love gay yearning, you’ll love Q4Q!

    Collecting [Queer] Personal Ads

    Collecting [Queer] Personal Ads

    This week, Haley geeks out with fellow personal ad aficionado and collector, Dan of @LongLostPersonals. His Instagram account contains hundreds of unique, sexy, and sometimes bizarre personal ads across the decades. Learn about the coded language men used to meet other men in the 1940s, and experience the dirtiest ad Dan has ever seen (so far). 
    Listen to us on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcast, or wherever you listen to your tunes! Don’t forget to follow Dan @Longlostpersonals
    Interested in being on the show? Contact us at Q4QPodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @Queerpersonals and Instagram @Queerpersonalspodcast.
    Music strummed by Omar Nassar. Cover art by Bekah Rich. 
    Sources:


    The Link, 1920.Hobby Directory, 1948.Hobby Directory, 1948.The Girlfriend and the Boyfriend, 1951. Southern Voice, April 21 and 27, 1994. Digital Library of Georgia.The Providence Phoenix,  1994.Outweek, 31 July 1989.Philadelphia Gay News, December 1976. JStor, Reveal DigitalPhiladelphia Gay News, 30 April 1982. JStor, Reveal DigitalSkins, c. 1990s.


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    You Disappeared Into a Sea of Gay Men...Tales of Missed Connections

    You Disappeared Into a Sea of Gay Men...Tales of Missed Connections

    Have you ever stared at a hottie from across the room, just to let the moment slip away without grabbing their number? Did you compliment someone’s floral button-up, just to trip over your words and forget to ask for their name? Don’t worry, you‘re not alone! Queers have been awkwardly interacting with each other for decades! Join Haley and their guest Ken as they dig up some missed connections that will have you saying “oh boy!” 
    Listen to us on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcast, or wherever you listen to your tunes!
    Interested in being on the show? Contact us at Q4QPodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @Queerpersonals and Instagram @Queerpersonalspodcast.
    Music strummed by Omar Nassar. Cover art by Bekah Rich.

    Sources


    Mikelle Street, “How ‘The Eagle’ Became One of the most recognized Gay Bar Names” NBC News, 24 October 2017Lou Chibbaro Jr, "DC Eagle to close for good." Washington Blade, 5 May 2020 The Gay Blade, (Washington, DC), October 12, 1984 OUT FRONT (Denver), Volume 12, Number 23, March 11, 1988OUT FRONT (Denver), Volume XVI, Number 1, April 12, 1991Berlin Sylvestre, "A Brief LGBT History of Colorado" Out Front, August 20, 2014Focus Point (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 1994-11-17 Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, “The Pride Behind Pride,” MSP Magazine, June 21, 2020Focus Point (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 1997-11-19 The San Francisco Bay times, Sep 1989, Vol. 10 No. 12"Dore Alley Street Fair," BML Videos, August 1, 1981. Hosted by Calisphere, University of California. The Gay News-Telegraph (St. Louis, Missouri), June 1982.

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    Waxing poetic: Wild Nights, Suburus, and… Neitzche?

    Waxing poetic: Wild Nights, Suburus, and… Neitzche?

    Oh boy, it’s poem night at Q4Q. Join the party for some of the most mournful, raunchy, and yearning iambic pentameter pieces this show has ever seen. Haley and their special guest, Ash, set out to ask some important questions–When did “snowflake” become a thing? Did Emily Dickinson date women? Will men EVER stop quoting Neitzche? 
    Listen to us on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcast, or wherever you listen to your tunes!
    Interested in being on the show? Contact us at Q4QPodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @Queerpersonals and Instagram @Queerpersonalspodcast.
    Music strummed by Omar Nassar. Cover art by Bekah Rich.

    Sources
    Fifth Freedom, 1 December 1983 (Buffalo, NY)Leather Archives and Museum Instagram post, April 9, 2022--posted from First Hand’s Manscape Magazine, a Gay Adult Digest MagazineFocus Point (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 17 November 1994.Philadelphia Gay News, 17 October 1980. JStor, Reveal DigitalOutweek, 22 August 1990Outweek 8 September 1990Laura Knowles, “Drenched in words: LGBTQ poets from US history,” Oxford University Press Blog, published June 26, 2018. Accessed May 7, 2022 Tim Hawken, “WTF is Will to Power,” Medium, February 16, 2015. Accessed May 7, 2022. Wild nights - Wild nights! (269) , Emily Dickinson, Poetry Foundation.orgKaufmann, Walter A. (1974). Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (4th ed.). Princeton University Press. pp. 317–319Will to power - Wikipedia Bronski, Michael (November 7, 2002). "The real Harry Hay". The Phoenix. Archived from the original on May 30, 2009.Jonathan Katz, Gay American History. Crowell Publishers, 1976Support the show

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Happy Birthday Q4Q!

    Happy Birthday Q4Q!

    Happy birthday to Q4Q! One year ago, the podcast launched with our premier episode “Seeking a Buff Danny Devito in Indianapolis.” And what a year it’s been! Check out the newest mini-sode, where Haley reflects on some of the best moments of the year and shared some “odds & ends” personal ads that didn’t make the first few episodes.

    Listen to us on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcast, or wherever you listen to your tunes!
    Interested in being on the show? Contact us at Q4QPodcast@gmail.comor find us on Twitter @Queerpersonals and Instagram @Queerpersonalspodcast.
    Music strummed by Omar Nassar. Cover art by Bekah Rich. 

    Sources:

    Betty Peters, "The Frog Princess," Lavender Women, December 1, 1971. Reveal Digital

    Bear Fax, Vol 2, No 17, Leather Archives & Museum

    GAY, July 6, 1970. Hosted at HoustonLGBTHistory.org

    Outweek,  June 13, 1990. Hosted at OutWeek.net

    Outweek, Sept 19, 1990.  Hosted at OutWeek.net

    Instagram post, Personalsbot, May 3, 2019. 
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    • 15 min
    Let's Do Sex & Drugs

    Let's Do Sex & Drugs

    In this episode, Haley and Rachel (Gaychel) pop open some personal ads looking for a little more. Whether it be physical or chemical–they want pleasure and they want it soon! There will be poppers–certainly pleasure, preservative-laden snacks, and high-impact naked sports. Settle in with your munchies of choice, because these head hunters are meeting gyrating Euro-trash in pursuit of sex ‘n drugs. 
    Listen to us on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcast, or wherever you listen to your tunes!
    Interested in being on the show? Contact us at Q4QPodcast@gmail.comor find us on Twitter @Queerpersonals and Instagram @Queerpersonalspodcast.
    Music strummed by Omar Nassar. Cover art by Bekah Rich. 


    Sources: 
    Philadelphia Gay News, January 8, 1982. Independent Voices, JSTOR
    Outweek, June 13, 1990 Art by Camper, called “Last Night”.
    Philadelphia Gay News, April 30, 1982.  Independent Voices, JSTOR
    GAY, May 11, 1970. Houston LGBT History
    Our Paper, April 1992, University of Southern Maine
    The Gay News Telegraph, December 1985.
    The San Francisco Bay times, September 1989. Berkeley Library, UCLA
    Outweek, August 22, 1990.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Welcome to Q4Q: Queer Personal Ads Podcast

    Welcome to Q4Q: Queer Personal Ads Podcast

    Let's get personal! Since the dawn of time, humans have been desperate for connection. Then we realized we could solicit strangers through the Sunday paper. You’ve heard of Craigslist personals, just imagine the pining and thirst from lonely queers searching for love. Listen as we read and rate personal ads from the ‘70s through today! If you love gay yearning, you’ll love Q4Q!  
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Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

-Kenneth Wade- ,

My favorite queer podcast

Q4Q is my new favorite queer podcast! So glad I found it :)

Kai Bobbi ,

My queer enby butt is here for it <3

Just listened to the Take Me Home, Country Dykes episode and what an absolute romp! Haley is a wonderful host and really takes care of their guest. Love the curiosity/open dialogue while they both broke down each ad. Bachelor Cowboy needs to be a movie! Also I will now be referring to myself as intense but drama free. Thanks for the laughs! I will be back!

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