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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 4 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.

FOF #1983 - The First Openly Gay College Football Star - 05.08.14

FOF #1983 – The First Openly Gay College Football Star

In the wake of pro football star Michael Sam coming out, Eric Lueshen, a former kicker for the Nebraska Cornhuskers was encouraged by others to come forward and share his own coming out story.

Even though Eric was openly gay to his friends, family and team-mates in high school, in 2002 he was recruited by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to play as their place kicker.

Listen as Eric Lueshen chats with us about the challenges of being out in sports and he shares his heartfelt message of hope, love and acceptance.

FOF #1911 - HIV Equal - 12.16.13

FOF #1911 – HIV Equal

Fashion and HIV icon Jack Mackenroth has teamed up with photographer Thomas Evans to create HIV Equal- a photography based social media campaign that invites everyone to get tested for HIV during a photo shoot where they pose NOH8 style with the words “Hiv =” on their bodies.

Today the HIV-fabulous Jack Mackenroth joins us to talk about life after Project Runway, gay men in the Olympics and Gay Games and all the fabulous people associated with the new awareness campaign.

FOF #1909 - A Pill That Prevents HIV - 12.12.13

FOF #1909 – A Pill That Prevents HIV

It’s been known for the past couple of years, that sexually active people can dramatically reduce their chances of becoming HIV positive if they take the AIDS medication Truvada, as a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP.

Today, psychologist and health care activist Damon L Jacobs joins us to talk about PrEP, why he started taking the medication and why HIV/AIDS is much more than an infectious disease.

FOF #1840 - To Russia With Love - 08.07.13

FOF #1840 – To Russia With Love

As Russia escalates its horrific crackdown on LGBT people, there’s a lot of talk happening about how to best support LGBT Russians, with some calling the Vodka Boycott misguided because it doesn’t take into consideration the wishes of actual Russian gay activists.

Joining us today is Andy Thayer from Chicago’s Gay Liberation Network, who has tirelessly fought  for years to bring attention to the situation happening in Russia and has even been arrested several times for participating in Pride parades in Moscow.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 5 years ago 4
FOF #1793 - Prince Manvendra Returns - 05.13.13

FOF #1793 – Prince Manvendra Returns

A vibrant gay scene is blossoming in India which for years was held back by the horrible legacy of British colonial rule. Now change is finally happening thanks to people like Prince Manvendra, who has been leading the way for equality.

Today His Royal Highness Prince Manvendra joins us in person to talk about the progress for equality in India and his new organization Ekta Transglobal.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 6 years ago 5
FOF #1641 - How I Fought Back the Bullies and Won - 08.22.12

FOF #1641 – How I Fought Back the Bullies and Won

For Logan Kehrig, being the only openly gay kid in his high school placed him on the receiving end of a lot of awful attention from the bullies. One day members of the football team cornered him and fearing for his life, he fought back.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 6 years ago 11
FOF #1611 - In Bed with the Enemy - 06.27.12

FOF #1611 – In Bed with the Enemy

Writer and philosopher John Corvino joins us to talk about how Marriage Equality has changed over the years, what’s holding back half the country from embracing equality and what it’s like to write a book with anti-equality advocate Maggie Gallagher!

FOF #1571 - Zach Wahls Fights for Love and Family  - 04.25.12

FOF #1571 – Zach Wahls Fights for Love and Family

The remarkable Zach Wahls joins us to talk about his new book “My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family,” growing up in a household with three women, becoming an Eagle Scout, the power of family and the reassurance that there’s no wrong way to be who you are.