53 episodes

QueerAF is the award-winning (more than a) podcast with beyond-the-binary stories about queerness, sexuality, gender and identity. All our shows are created by a different budding LGBTQIA+ audio producer who we mentor and support to create an inspiring (QueerAF) story.
QueerAF is the UK's only regulated not-for-profit LGBTQIA+ publisher. We help you understand the LGBTQIA+ world and support queer creatives to change the media.
The podcast, with its roots and first four seasons in collaboration with National Student Pride, gives young queer creatives a crucial leg up on the career ladder. For many, it is their first paid audio commission. Our alumni have gone on to work at some of the UK's biggest media outlets including the BBC, PinkNews and Gaydio.

British Podcast Awards 'Moment Of The Year' winner (Bronze)Four British Podcast Awards nominationsARIAS 2021 'Impact Award' shortlisted
Download and take the UK's best LGBTQIA+ inspiring stories podcast with you. Get the show in all the places podcasts exist.
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    • 3.7 • 114 Ratings

QueerAF is the award-winning (more than a) podcast with beyond-the-binary stories about queerness, sexuality, gender and identity. All our shows are created by a different budding LGBTQIA+ audio producer who we mentor and support to create an inspiring (QueerAF) story.
QueerAF is the UK's only regulated not-for-profit LGBTQIA+ publisher. We help you understand the LGBTQIA+ world and support queer creatives to change the media.
The podcast, with its roots and first four seasons in collaboration with National Student Pride, gives young queer creatives a crucial leg up on the career ladder. For many, it is their first paid audio commission. Our alumni have gone on to work at some of the UK's biggest media outlets including the BBC, PinkNews and Gaydio.

British Podcast Awards 'Moment Of The Year' winner (Bronze)Four British Podcast Awards nominationsARIAS 2021 'Impact Award' shortlisted
Download and take the UK's best LGBTQIA+ inspiring stories podcast with you. Get the show in all the places podcasts exist.
https://www.wearequeeraf.com/podcast/
If you like our podcast, you'll love our free weekly newsletter that sums up the LGBTQIA+ world and supports queer creatives to kickstart their career. Sign up now:
https://www.wearequeeraf.com/subscribe/
Make sure to sign up for updates about Trans+ History Week, a QueerAF launchpad project:
https://www.wearequeeraf.com/transhistoryweek/

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    I'm so grateful to this trans woman for pioneering electronic music

    I'm so grateful to this trans woman for pioneering electronic music

    Figures like Wendy Carlos not only defined the genre but were also instrumental in developing the modern synthesizer. Meanwhile, SOPHIE redefined the boundaries of pop and experimental music. And then there are the musicians and sound artists working today. All Trans+.
    Learning about how they came to their craft, exploring where they have blurred the lines between music and other mediums as well as asking why transgender musicians and artists are drawn to these genres in particular, this episode (the final of season five) explores Trans+ History Week's theme: We are more than Trans+, with guests:

    Cai Gwilym Pritchard (they/them) – Sound Designer, Noise Artist and WriterChi B Williams (she/her) – Sound Artist, WriterZoe Blade (she/her) – Musician, Writer and ProgrammerRoshanak Kheshti (she/her) – Writer and Academic – University of Berkeley 
    Read more stories from Trans+ History Week:
    https://www.wearequeeraf.com/transhistoryweek/Here is the article we recommended:
    https://www.wearequeeraf.com/raves-reflect-my-transness-back-at-me-theyre-joy-as-a-form-of-rebellion/ Watch the Transcending Words poetry night:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmbn900ekPM Plus, be sure to sign up for our newsletter to understand the LGBTQIA+ news every Saturday:
    https://www.wearequeeraf.com/subscribe/
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    • 31 min
    The little known trans history I discovered in the UK's most famous museums

    The little known trans history I discovered in the UK's most famous museums

    Rehangs at art museums are rare. The last one at Tate Britain was in 2012. Whilst galleries will make small changes to their on-display collections, these are small, only happen every few months and usually happen for specific reasons (such as an item going on loan to another gallery).
    But each rehang gives an art gallery to make a statement on what its mission as an institution is. A statement that visitors will likely see for ten or more years. So it's a big deal that Tate Britain and the National Gallery both increased the amount of LGBTQIA+ representation in their recent rehangs. This week's producer, Mills Dyer explores some key Trans+ history they reveal, with guests:

    Abi Penton – A Tate tour guide and expert on GluckCas Bradbeer - A queer historian and V&A Tour guideProf Matt Cook – Professor of Queer History at Oxford University
    View the art discussed in today's show:
    Flora’s Cloak c.1923, GluckChevalier d'Eon by Thomas Stewart, after Jean-Laurent MosnierPrints of Chevalier d’Eon at the National Portrait Gallery
    Read more stories from Trans+ History Week:
    https://www.wearequeeraf.com/transhistoryweek/Here is the article we recommended:
    https://www.wearequeeraf.com/the-jewish-transgender-couple-who-fell-in-love-and-escaped-the-nazis/Watch the Transcending Words poetry night:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmbn900ekPM Plus, be sure to sign up for our newsletter to understand the LGBTQIA+ news every Saturday:
    https://www.wearequeeraf.com/subscribe/
    This episode is made possible with the support of Publicis Groupe UK.

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    • 34 min
    How do we win our rights? With Roz Kaveney, Jude Guaitamacchi, Sabah Choudrey and Nancy Kelley

    How do we win our rights? With Roz Kaveney, Jude Guaitamacchi, Sabah Choudrey and Nancy Kelley

    A live panel recording on "How do we win our rights?" with three Trans+ change and history makers, Roz Kaveney, Jude Guaitamacchi, Sabah Choudrey interviewed by Nancy Kelley.
    This episode was recorded in front of an audience of 200 people in London's Canary Wharf at our first-ever Trans+ History Week community event.
    Read more stories from Trans+ History Week:
    https://www.wearequeeraf.com/transhistoryweek/Watch the Transcending Words poetry night:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmbn900ekPM Plus, be sure to sign up for our newsletter to understand the LGBTQIA+ news every Saturday:
    https://www.wearequeeraf.com/subscribe/
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    • 46 min
    Rewind: Getting my first queer haircut

    Rewind: Getting my first queer haircut

    After a busy Pride month at QueerAF HQ - a rewind episode, while we prepare the final few episodes of an already stunning set of stories from emerging and marginalised LGBTQIA+ audio producers. 
    This Week Rosa Eaton ponders: Do they need to get a queer haircut to feel part of the community? 
    In their university town of Bristol they meet the towns local queer hairdresser who has been helping trans, non-binary and LGBT+ people feel more at home with the identity they want to show to the world. 
    And despite Rosa’s love for long, femme hair, they wonder after seeing so many people get empowered by having the chop – whether to have a 'queer haircut' too. Something, by the end of this episode Rosa resolves – for better or worse. 
    Looking for more QueerAF content? Read more stories from Trans+ History Week:
    https://www.wearequeeraf.com/transhistoryweek/Watch the Transcending Words poetry night on our YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmbn900ekPM Plus, be sure to sign up for our newsletter to understand the LGBTQIA+ news every Saturday:
    https://www.wearequeeraf.com/subscribe/

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    • 25 min
    Harry Woodgate: What I Learned From Reimagining This Oscar Wilde Classic

    Harry Woodgate: What I Learned From Reimagining This Oscar Wilde Classic

    It's a story many of us know, but in a new telling of the classic tale, Harry Woodgate has reimaging Oscar Wilde's Happy Prince.
    This week, Jamie Wareham meets the author and explores, along with groups who donate books to schools, why diverse and LGBTQIA+ inclusive books are so valuable for children.
    Harry Woodgate shares how and why they reimagined the classic tale, The Happy Prince, first written by historical queer icon Oscar Wilde. We also explore the many themes in the book that remain strikingly relevant today and reflects on the groups who are getting their books into schools.
    With guests:

    Harry Woodgate - author of The Happy Prince, Grandad's Pride and many more children's booksSammy James-Dodds - co-founder of Bude Pride and Bude Pride EducationAlison Wareham - Teaching assistant in a local Cornish school
    Get a copy of Woodgate's reimagining of The Happy Prince in all good bookstores, and pick up all their books now:
    The Happy PrinceGrandad's PrideGrandad's Camper
    Plus, be sure to sign up for our newsletter to understand the LGBTQIA+ news every Saturday:
    https://www.wearequeeraf.com/subscribe/
    Produced and hosted by Jamie Wareham. This episode was made possible thanks to Andersen Press.

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    • 25 min
    From Hollyoaks to Hollywood, when's it my turn to be the main character?

    From Hollyoaks to Hollywood, when's it my turn to be the main character?

    We all know the trope: the supportive bestie who helps the main character finally achieve their dreams, gives the advice that helps them land the heartthrob or drops hard truths that lead to epiphanies. We all know that’s producers and casting directors' favourite place to tick their diversity boxes. I should know, I’m the actor playing them.
    But what this week's producer Ki Griffin wants to know, especially as an actor and a black trans-masculine person who uses he/they pronouns is: "When do I get to be the main character?"
    Looking at black trans-masc representation in TV, film, and theatre - while connecting the dots with wider social conversations about black masculinity - join Ki as they explore where the black trans-masc representation is in TV and film?
    With guests:
    Rico Jacob Chace - a speaker on Intersectionality and Non-Binary EqualityTatenda Shamiso - a multidisciplinary artist, writer and directorLane Webber - actor and composer
    Read more stories from Trans+ History Week:
    https://www.wearequeeraf.com/transhistoryweek/Here is the article we recommended:
    https://www.wearequeeraf.com/we-have-always-been-here-a-poetic-ancestral-history-of-trans-nigerians/ Watch the Transcending Words poetry night:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmbn900ekPM Plus, be sure to sign up for our newsletter to understand the LGBTQIA+ news every Saturday:
    https://www.wearequeeraf.com/subscribe/
    This episode is made possible with the support of Publicis Groupe UK.

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

Mickey-69 ,

Awesome show!

Great topics. Love the show!!! Learn, share, understand. Love listening!

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Yay more queer representation!!!

Yay!!!

cloudcatmc ,

Amazing

Butiful, also pride month (or anything else idk when I wrote this it is June) love listening to this durning work. 🏳️‍🌈

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