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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 1 month ago 1

FOF #2744 – Jaymes Mansfield Camps It Up

With all the controversy surrounding this year’s “Notes on Camp” themed Met Gala, there’s a lot of confusion as to why a drag queen like RuPaul didn’t show up in drag and why pop star Katy Perry dressed up as a sparkly hamburger wasn’t camp at all.

Today we take a look at what camp is and isn’t with beauty blogger Jaymes Mansfield from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2743 – Frank DeCaro Dives Into Drag

Since the early days of show business drag queens have turned the status quo on its head by simply dressing up in women’s clothing.

Today comedian Frank DeCaro joins us to talk about his new book “Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business” which takes a look at the biggest names in drag, from long gone queens of yore who sold out Broadway theaters to interviews with contemporary cross dressing legends like Lady Bunny and Coco Peru.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 2

FOF #2755 – Caleb De Casper is a Good Boy

Musician Caleb De Casper knew from a very young age he wanted to be a glam rocker after seeing Little Richard’s appearance on Sesame Street singing “Rubber Ducky.” As a young performance artist, Caleb made quite a statement eating raw cow hearts with blood pouring out of his eyes.

Today, Caleb de Casper stops by the home studio during his first ever tour to play songs from his new album titled “De Casper” which includes his hit single “Good Boy.”

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast 25 days ago 0

FOF #2760 – The Little Mermaid Controver-SEA

Disney fans were thrilled last week to learn 19 year old singer Halle Bailey was cast as Ariel in a live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

Today the merman of the Ethel variety, the hilarious Matt Brown, joins us to dive into the hashtag #NotMyAriel and how Hans Christian Andersen, the Little Mermaid’s original author, wrote it as a personal grisly queer tale of the fish that got away.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 10 days ago 0

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 2 months ago 0

FOF #2737 – Azealia Banks Says F*ck Your Drag

This week hip hop star Azealia Bank got into it with drag queens when she called out a local queen, Bambi Banks-Coolee as stupid for dressing up as the X-Men’s Storm. Azealia went on to say that drag race is “raising a generation of materialistic money spenders.”

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to unpack Azealia Bank’s scalding criticism of drag culture, RuPaul’s Drag Race and LGBTQI+ art. Does Azaelia have a point or is she just looking for a fight for just a little publici-SHE?

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 2

FOF #2759 – The Time When Ms. Joan Jett Blakk Ran for President

In the spirit of making a political statement, and shocking the squares, Joan Jett Blakk, backed by Queer Nation, launched her bid to become President of United States with the catchy slogan “Lick Bush in ’92.”

Today Terence Alan Smith, the artist behind the drag personage of Joan Jett Blakk joins us to talk about her election bid and how 27 years later she’s back making a big splash. Will she run again in 2020?

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 15 days ago 0

FOF #2753 – Dumpster Diving

It’s kind of an awesome when a major celebrity like Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross comes out and lets everyone know in a roundabout way that her husband has been munching at her back door. a

Today comedian Matt Brown joins talk about the pleasures and perils of putting your mouth where the sun don’t shine.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 30 days ago 0

FOF #2754 – Vivacious Strikes a Pose

The TV show Pose stars an unprecedented cast of queer and trans actors of color playing characters challenged by poverty, racism and the AIDS crisis while putting on outrageous balls but just how much does it reflect the life and times of the people who lived through it?

Today, Vivacious, club legend and RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar joins us to take a look at Pose and how Madonna’s Vogue impacted queer performers of color in New York City.



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