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Join us as we talk to real people about the ins and outs of navigating a queer identity in the southern United States.

Southern Queeries Southern Queeries

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Join us as we talk to real people about the ins and outs of navigating a queer identity in the southern United States.

    Don’t Say Gay! The GOP Returns to Anita Bryant’s Old Playbook

    Don’t Say Gay! The GOP Returns to Anita Bryant’s Old Playbook

    We’re excited to bring you this crossover episode between Southern Queeries and the History is Gay podcast. Make sure you listen to the historical part of the conversation on their episode: History is Gay - Episode 41: Send in the Clowns: Anita Bryant, the Briggs Initiative, and the Rise of the Anti-Gay Right 

    Click below to donate to organizations involved in the legal fight against these policies:

    Donate Now - Lambda Legal 

    Donating to the ACLU: General Information | ACLU of Texas | We defend the civil rights and civil liberties of all people in Texas, by working through the legislature, the courts, and in the streets. 

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    • 43 min
    A Toast to Allyship: Finding Community with Bourbon

    A Toast to Allyship: Finding Community with Bourbon

    Content Warning: This episode features controversial language from an individual who is still growing in their LGBTQ allyship journey. We are choosing not to alter his words. Part of what we do on SQ is have hard, honest conversations and that means not policing guests’ language if they are sincerely trying to be supportive of the LGBTQ+ community.

    Y’all we move beyond our queer echo chamber and talk to an actual straight, white, male. Randy Sullivan of Bourbon Real Talk chats with India about growing beyond ingrained homophobia, becoming an ally, and using bourbon as a common ground to build diverse communities.

    Honestly, Aubree knows nothing about bourbon, so after listening to this she did what she always does, and found a book on the subject. We recommend: The Bourbon Bible, and it is entirely possible that Alyson is getting this queer bourbon shirt for her birthday.* 

    If you want to learn more about Bourbon Real Talk you can visit their:

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    India Bastien on Instagram 
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    • 56 min
    Latinx, Latine, and Being Cuir with Alejandra Marquez - Part 2

    Latinx, Latine, and Being Cuir with Alejandra Marquez - Part 2

    Part two of our talk with Professor Alejandra Marquez about LGBTQ Latin American culture!

    We talk to one or India’s childhood friends from San Miguel, and current Assistant Professor or Spanish at Michigan State University. She researches and teaches about Latin American Queer culture, wome, books, and film. 

    The episode is an endearing catch-up between two old friends, and a continuation of our look at Mexican queer and straight culture. This is second episode of our talk with Ale, so you may want to hear the previous episode first. And make sure you give her podcast, Hablemos 

    Escritorias. We have listed some of the books Dr. Marqez mentioned below.

     

    You can follow Alejandra Marquez on Twitter at: alesa06

     

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    Amazon: Las Malas

    Bookshop: Camila Sosa Villada, Las Malas

    Literatura infantil y juvenil: Entrevistas

     

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    • 38 min
    Latinx, Latine, and Being Cuir with Alejandra Marquez - Part 1

    Latinx, Latine, and Being Cuir with Alejandra Marquez - Part 1

    Which term is more inclusive, Latine or Latinx? And what Latin America 

    We talk to one or India’s childhood friends from San Miguel, and current Assistant Professor or Spanish at Michigan State University. She researches and teaches about Latin American Queer culture, wome, books, and film. 

    The episode is an endearing catch-up between two old friends, and a continuation of our look at Mexican queer and straight culture. This is part one of our two episode talk with Ale. And make sure you give her podcast, Hablemos

    Escritorias. We have listed some of the books Dr. Marqez mentioned below.

     

    You can follow Alejandra Marquez on Twitter at: alesa06

     

    Books!!*

    Amazon: Las Malas

    Bookshop: Camila Sosa Villada, Las Malas

     

    Literatura infantil y juvenil: Entrevistas

     

    Show Contact and Social Media

    Show Website: Southern Queeries
    Email: southernqueeriespod@gmail.com.
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    Support the Show 

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    Shop our Bookshop Store* featuring southern authors and writing.
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    Hosts Social Media

    India Bastien on Instagram 
    Aubree Calvin on Twitter 
    Aubree Calvin on Instagram

     

    *Southern Queeries participates in the Amazon and Bookshop affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when you make a purchase through our links. There is no additional cost to you.

     

    • 41 min
    We‘re Back! Hello, 2022!

    We‘re Back! Hello, 2022!

    India and Aubree talk about how beautiful and fun (and COVID safe) India and Alyson’s wedding was. And we spend a lot of time talking about how genuinely great India’s mom is. And we admit that putting out a podcast as life starts to return to normal can be difficult as a small two person team. We have so many great episodes coming up in 2022 and we’re excited to be back!

    Since Aubree explained Ungrading so poorly, you can learn more about it in Susan Bloom’s edited book on the subject, Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermine Learning.

    If you’re planning your own LGBTQ Wedding, Kirsten Palladino’s book,  Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding, is the gold standard book to check out. 

    Show Website: Southern Queeries
    Email: southernqueeriespod@gmail.com
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    India Bastien on Instagram 
    Aubree Calvin on Twitter 
    Aubree Calvin on Instagram

     

    *Southern Queeries participates in the Amazon and Bookshop affiliate programs. We receive a small commission when you make a purchase through our links. There is no additional cost to you.

    • 15 min
    Queer Culture in Mexico with Mila Villasana

    Queer Culture in Mexico with Mila Villasana

    We talk to one of India’s best friends, Mila Villasana, a freelance Mexican illustrator and designer. These long time friends talk about finding their queer identities and how it intersects with their Mexican identities, developing a sense of community, growing up in Mexico, and the country’s shifting LGBTQ culture. Yes, Aubree’s here too, but it is mainly a sweet catch up between two friends! You can see some of Mila’s work on Instagram at @misskiwifish.

    To learn more about Mexican lesbian culture, we’d like to recommend: Tortilleras Negotiating Intimacy: Love, Friendship, and Sex in Queer Mexico City by Anahi Russo Garrido -https://amzn.to/3kaTxSL and the new book, Wild Hearts Can’t Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora https://amzn.to/3q9HbhM, both are available on Amazon and our Bookshop.org page*.  

    And here’s the reference to the history of the lesbian flag that the Queer Godmother mentioned in the conversation: https://www.nonchalantmagazine.com/the-full-history-of-the-lesbian-flag/ 

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    Show Website: Southern Queries
    Email: southernqueeriespod@gmail.com.
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    India Bastien on Instagram 
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    Aubree Calvin on Instagram

     

    *Southern Queeries is an Amazon Affiliate. We receive a small commission from you purchasing her book through our Affiliate link above. 

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Katie Hicken ,

Best Queer Podcast

India and Aubree are creating such a unique space in queer dialogue- one that is desperately needed. Queer folx in the south have to stick together and that’s exactly what they’re doing with Southern Queeries. Building community is the best way to protect each other. I’m so proud to have been a guest on this podcast!

Abbie_ G ,

Hits close to home

A a fellow Floridian, this was a great listen and great to know more about the queer community in FL. I grew up with Disney (listened to the latest episode) and so this hit close to home! I grew up as a queer person of color in FL but never really found my community so this is really great to hear about other people in the Florida queer community.

Leesa Charlotte ,

So informative

As a non-Southern queer, I really love hearing this perspective. So interesting and the hosts have great chemistry.

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