For many LGBTQ people, the internet is only place where they can find acceptance. Jeffrey Marsh talks about the pros and cons of that, and how Tumblr was the first place that they learned about gender-neutral pronouns. They talk about how their gender has been something that people have had to "deal with" all their life and that while growing up, the only role model they had for any form of gender nonconformity was Christine Jorgensen. Jeffrey also talks about their 20-year-old Buddhist practice, gaining fame in an "illegitimate" way (online), and learning to love their body. Follow Jeffrey Marsh on Twitter or Instagram: @TheJeffreyMarshLGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters: @jeffmasters1You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.orgMore information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
Mara Wilson talks about why Matilda still resonates with people, especially the LGBTQ community. It's all about feeling different and finding your chosen family. Mara also talks about quitting acting because she thought she wasn't pretty enough, why it's difficult to see how we treat current and former child stars, and coming to terms with her bisexuality while in the public eye.Check out Mara's writing here.Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.comJoin GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote.LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
Gaby Dunn says there isn't a lot of support in Hollywood for content that centers stories about queer women. She's trying to change that, and talks about the complexities of slowly transitioning away from YouTube, and why there isn't as much money to be made on YouTube as people think. (Her channel, Just Between Us, has over 750,000 subscribers.) Gaby also talks about the fluid nature of queer relationships, how people conflate her bisexuality with polyamory, and why she's not interested in dating men while the #MeToo movement is still unfolding. Warning: this episode containsvery important Madam Secretary spoilers. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com Join GLAAD's #AmpYourVoice campaign and make sure your voice is heard this election year. Click here to take the pledge to vote. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
Live from the Big Queer Pod Fest in NYC, Shakina Nayfack talks about how subversive it can feel to be a trans woman learning to embrace herself as a sexual being who is worthy of love. She also talks about Manifest Pussy, the musical she wrote about her gender confirmation surgery, having to learn how to have sex again after transitioning, and why watching porn that stars trans women has been so life-changing for her. Never miss an update! Sign up for our (short!) newsletter at www.LGBTQpodcast.com LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and is part of The Advocate Magazine.
Keiynan Lonsdale talks about how being in the movie, Love, Simon, influenced him to come out, and how coming out cured him of his shyness. He also talks about slowing growing more comfortable with the labels "bisexual" and "queer", why he looks forward to a future where labels aren't needed, and the pressure of suddenly being seen as a spokesperson for the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1This summer I'm going to be cycling the 545-miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles with AIDS Life/Cycle. We're trying to make AIDS a thing of the past. Would you contribute? Every little bit counts! Click here. You can recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show on Twitter or by emailing email@example.comMore information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com
Greg Berlanti talks about directing Love, Simon, the first major studio movie to have a gay teen lead. He also talks about other teen movies with LGBTQ characters, why TV has outpaced film in terms of LGBTQ representation, and how he's "gently guiding" the CW superhero TV shows to have more queer characters. Greg says he's a private person and describes adjusting to being in a relationship (with Robbie Rogers) that's in the public eye. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1Click here to contribute my AIDS Life/Cycle ride. We're riding the 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles to support the life-saving services of the LA LGBT Center and SF AIDS Foundation. You can also recommend a guest or let us know what you think about the show by emailing firstname.lastname@example.orgMore information: www.LGBTQpodcast.com