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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 4 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 #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 #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 #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

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 #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 1 month 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 1 month ago 2

FOF #2742 – Brendan Scannell Gets into Bondage

It’s easy to get swept up in all the pinching, peeing, titty torture, tying down, tickling and penguin suit wrestling on Netflix’s new show Bonding but at the heart of the series is a story of two friends growing up together and sharing some very intimate experiences.

Today we’re chatting with comedian Brendan Scannell about the new Netflix series Bonding where’s he’s cast as the assistant to a dominatrix.

Posted in: Actors, Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 1 month ago 1