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FOF #2279 - A Tale of Two Mormons - 01.27.16

FOF #2279 – A Tale of Two Mormons

J Seth Anderson and Michael Ferguson were the first same sex couple to be legally married in the state of Utah, home of the Mormon church which poured millions into measures nationwide that aimed to deny people the right to marry.

More recently Michael successfully sued his former conversion therapist for fraud and permanently shut down the organization in the state of New Jersey. Listen as they talk about overcoming all the horrible trauma they sustained as gay men in the Mormon church.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 1 year ago 3
FOF #2277 - PrEP Pioneers - 01.25.16

FOF #2277 – PrEP Pioneers

Since the AIDS crisis of the late 80s, condoms have been urged as gospel for gay men to prevent the spread of HIV. But that’s all changing now with PrEP, the use of anti-HIV medication to keep HIV negative people from becoming infected.

Today we’re joined by two pioneers working to raise awareness for Prep: Damon L Jacobs , whose PrEP Facts has been acknowledged by the World Health Organization and Brandyn Gallagher whose group Outshine Northwest is raising awareness for trans men’s health.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 1 year ago 3
FOF #2244 - My Name is Sister Roma - 11.04.15

FOF #2244 – My Name is Sister Roma

Today we’re joined by Sister Roma, one of the drag queens who spearheaded the protests against Facebook’s “real name” policy that they recently conceded wasn’t fair to people at risk.

Listen as we talk about how the talks with Facebook went down, why celebrities get away with having fake names on Facebook and do we have a right to privacy on social media websites?

FOF #2221 - We Heart the Hemp Lady - 09.23.15

FOF #2221 – We Heart the Hemp Lady

It seems kind of crazy but hemp, which is found in home insulation, skin cream and candy bars is still illegal to grow in the United States.

Today we’re joined by hemp advocate Anndrea Herman Listen to talk about the many marvelous uses of hemp and what it’s going to take to legalize it. Plus: the truth behind medicinal cannabis oil.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 2 years ago 1
FOF #2201 - PrEP Myths Even Your Doctor Believes  - 08.11.15

FOF #2201 – PrEP Myths Even Your Doctor Believes

Truvada may be 99% effective at preventing HIV infections, but it is still surrounded in controversy, with people saying it will turn gay men into disease spreading whores and that it could create an HIV superbug. But none of that’s true so why do these myths persist?

Today Marriage and Family Therapist Damon L Jacobs joins us to dispel the myths surrounding this new prevention method.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 2 years ago 8
FOF #2150 - Hillary Runs for President, Shocking! - 04.15.15

FOF #2150 – Hillary Runs for President, Shocking!

Hilary Clinton launched her campaign by throwing shade at the country’s rich and under taxed, but like most candidates she won’t be nailing down any specifics just yet.

Today gay rights activist Andy Thayer joins us to tell us why, even though Clinton will most likely be the next president, it’s so important to get your ass out on the street to protest the Supreme Court over Marriage Equality because the ruling could be about a whole more than just marriage.

Posted in: Podcast, Politicians/Activists 2 years ago 2
FOF #2108 - A Transcendent Year - 01.30.15

FOF #2108 – A Transcendent Year

It’s been an extraordinary year for LGBT visibility and rights. Now, more than ever before, we are seeing positive representations of trans people in the media.

Today, writer Jen Richards, who personally knows pretty much every major trans person involved in the news last year, joins us to talk about the unprecedented trans visibility.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 2 years ago 12
FOF #2064 - PNP: Pizza and Prep Party - 10.14.14

FOF #2064 – PNP: Pizza and Prep Party

For the past 23 years, Marriage and Family Therapist Damon L Jacobs has been working to inform and educate the public about HIV Prevention. But nothing prepared him for the high level of interest in PrEP, the pre-exposure prophylaxis which is a daily single pill of Truvada that’s shown to be 99% effective in stopping HIV infections.

Today Damon L Jacobs joins us to talk about how more men are coming out of the closet to tell their story of being on PrEP in order to dispel the shame surrounding our sex lives.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 3 years ago 3
FOF #2047 - Sex on Wheels - 09.16.14

FOF #2047 – Sex on Wheels

It’s not always easy getting the sex you want, whether you’re in a wheelchair or not.

For writer Andrew Morrison Gurza, it’s important that people recognize that disabled folks are sexual beings too. Now, as a gay man, it’s not always easy for Andrew to get his groove on, but he has game and does just fine.

Listen as Andrew talks about queer crip liberation, the very sexy Alex Minsky and why you should totally go out on a date with that cute guy in a wheelchair.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Politicians/Activists, Writers 3 years ago 9
FOF #2003 - The Road to Marriage Equality - 06.23.14

FOF #2003 – The Road to Marriage Equality

One of the biggest changes we’ve seen in the past decade of doing this podcast is the growing acceptance of Marriage Equality. In 2005 most people were against it, but today almost everyone’s on favor of it. Even states like Mississippi and Alabama are challenging their own marriage bans.

Today Matt Baume, who’s been covering the news on Same-Sex Marriage since Prop 8, joins us to take a look how the tide has turned on Marriage Equality.