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FOF #2746 – In the Kitchen with Erika Klash

On Cooking with Drag Queens, the fresh and fruity Erika Klash dressed up as a strawberry to pay tribute to Strawberry Shortcut, the short film by Tom Rubnitz starring Lady Bunny who experiences severe dessert distress.

Today Erika Klash, the outlandish drag queen who looks like she jumped out of a Japanese anime film, joins us to chat about the latest episode of Cooking with Drag Queens.

FOF #2745 – Tell Me About It, Mary

Throughout history, the experiences of LGBT people have usually been erased or glossed over- Abraham Lincoln slept in the same bed with Joshua Speed but they were just “good friends.” But now the love that once dared not speak its name is crowing like a rooster.

Today historians Owen Keehnen and Sukie de la Croix chat with us about their new book, “Tell Me About It: LGBTQ Secrets, Confessions and Life Stories” where everyday LGBTQ folks talk about their painful, touching and sometimes hilarious experiences coming into their own.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 26 days ago 0

FOF #2747 – IML is for Everyone

IML, the International Mr. Leather Contest and Conference just wrapped up in Chicago where thousands of kinky folks gathered to build community and choose a new Mr. International Leather.

Today, puppeteer and internal family systems practitioner Mark Saltzman joins us to chat about IML and to continue our look at “Velvet Rage,” Alan Downs’ seminal book for overcoming the pain of growing up gay in a straight man’s world.

Posted in: Actors, Artists, Podcast 18 days ago 1

Erika Klash – Caramel Kitty Ice Cream Cones

Today we’re making Caramel Kitty Ice Cream Cones- that’s a homemade donut cone, filled with practically instant ice cream and then through the magic of candy toppings, transformed into a cute little kitty cat ice cream cone you can lick.

Joining us is Erika Klash, an outlandish drag queen who looks like she jumped out of a Japanese anime film. On Season 2 of Dragula, Erika was stabbed, shot and worst of all, forced to tell the truth. But can she handle Cooking with Drag Queens?

FOF #2748 – Art After Stonewall

A massive two venue exhibition and book, “Art after Stonewall,” takes a look at the art, artists and activists that engaged with LGBTQ+ politics to unapologetically portray same-sex and trans desire while shattering the gender binary.

Today the show’s curator, art historian Jonathan Weinberg joins us to marvel at the amazing artists who changed the world in the two decades after Stonewall.

Posted in: Artists, Podcast, Writers 14 days ago 0

FOF #2749 – Selling the Rainbow: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Queer Bomb

A lot has happened in the 50 years since the Stonewall Riots when it seemed the only people who courted the gay dollar were mafia controlled bars. Since then, the public has grown to embrace queer rights and now big business is looking to cash in like never before.

Today we’re taking a look at how LGBT folks have been the target of marketing campaigns, the corporatization of Pride and pink washing to hide a business’ evil deeds.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 7 days ago 0

FOF #2750 – We Are Everywhere

With the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Stonewall Riots underway, it’s tempting to romanticize the watershed moment as a time when folks all over the world suddenly came out of the closet to let their freak flag fly freely.

Today Matthew Riemer joins us to take a look at a photographic history of queer liberation as seen in his new book “We Are Everywhere” about the enduring struggle for queer rights and the need to come together as a community to celebrate.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 6 days ago 0

FOF #2751 – Rebooting the Rainbow Flag

Gilbert Baker, the designer of the rainbow pride flag, considered the flag an unfinished work of political art and encouraged others to design their own versions, like the Leather or Trans Pride Flags, so he never copyrighted the design.

Today designer Daniel Quasar joins us to talk about creating the Progress Pride Flag- how it went viral overnight and why it resonated with people all around the world.

Posted in: Artists, Podcast 4 days ago 0