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FOF #2726 – Being Mr. Rogers’ Gay Black Neighbor

One of the unexpected surprises from “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” the documentary film on Mr. Rogers, was just how fierce and unapologetically gay in real life is Francois Clemmons, the actor who played Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Today we’re delighted to talk to Officer Clemmons, Francois Diva Man Scarborough Clemmons from his home in Vermont about coming out as gay to Mr. Rogers, his love of turquoise jewelry and is there any truth to the recently revealed rumor that Mr. Rogers was bisexual?

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 18 days ago 1

FOF #2723 – The Wonder Women of AIDS

Although many moms, sisters, healthcare workers, scientists, friends and Hollywood stars like Liz Taylor played an important role in the fight against AIDS, these incredible women are often forgotten by history.

Today writer Victoria Noe joins us to take a look at the wonder women who fought back and fought AIDS that are featured in her new book “Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community.”

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 25 days ago 1

FOF #2720 – Getting Deep into Heavy Metal

With its gratuitous sex, drugs, violence and musical soundtrack, the 1981 animated film Heavy Metal became a hit with midnight movie goers, influencing films & TV shows like He-Man, Blade Runner and the 5th Element.

Today queer comic book publisher Zan Christensen joins us to take a look at Heavy Metal, it’s influence on Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and on Zan’s current project with illustrator Yves Navant- 13: The Astonishing Lives of the Neuromantics, a space opera adventure seen through a queer lens.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 1 month ago 0

FOF #2719 – Photoshop Your Way in to College

As if getting into the college wasn’t hard enough, folks are reeling from the recent arrest and indictment of dozens of wealthy elites including actress Lori Loughlin, Aunt Becky from Full House, for what could become the biggest bribery scandal in college history. As baby Michelle would say, bad move dude.

Today we’re taking at the college bribery scandal and other celebrity scandals including Mr. Rogers’ sexuality.

Posted in: Podcast, Politics & Activism, Writers 1 month ago 0

FOF #2718 – Velvet Rage: Flaws in 3-D

One of the gay liberation book Velvet Rage, despite all the great ideas presented, is that it misses out on the intersection of gender and sexual identity, and presents traditional, monogamous relationships as the ideal.

Today therapist and relationship expert Damon L Jacobs joins us to take a look at why some gay men get angry when they are challenged and why it’s so hard to draw strength from understanding our weaknesses.

Posted in: Podcast, Politics & Activism, Writers 1 month ago 2

FOF #2713 – Pleasant Gehman Put a Spell On You

Today the Princess of Hollywood, the Divination Princess Farhanna, Pleasant Gehman joins us to give us a glimpse into her wild life living in the punk scene of the 80s and her witch themed occult burlesque show.

Listen as Pleasant talks about taking Kurt Cobain to drag shows, stalking horror hostess Vampira, and why she wants to ride the Goodyear blimp and her hashtag: #blimpinainteasy

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 0

FOF #2710 – The Great Psychic Drag Queen Hunter

We never thought we’d hear from scamvestite Lady Vera Parker again, then almost a decade later, she popped up and she was still scamming people but now as psychic Thomas John.

Today, skeptic and psychic buster Susan Gerbic joins us to talk about how she and a group of colleagues created Operation Pizza Roll to prove that Thomas John lacks any supernatural powers, and his readings were based on information he gleaned from social media.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 2

FOF #2702 – The Legend of the Bearded Lady

One of the most talked about names in Chicago gay nightclub history is The Bearded Lady, who is now a bit of a legend because many who remembered her are either dead or were too drunk to remember anything.

Today historian Owen Keehnen joins us to chat about his new book ”Dugan’s Bistro and the Legend of the Bearded Lady” which looks at the life of the Bearded Lady, who ruled the roost at Dugan’s Bistro, a Chicago disco that pioneered the use of spectacle in nightclubs, later adopted by clubs like the famous Studio 54.

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

FOF #2694 – Three Kinds of Monsters

Writer Steven Stafford joins us to talk about his new play “Small Jokes About Monsters” which portrays a family at odds with each other after reading a devastating letter written by their dead father. Also joining us is queer actor Esteban Andres Cruz who stars in the play as Ryan.

Listen as we chat with Steven and Esteban about the play and how family members each use humor differently to cope with crisis.

Posted in: Actors, Podcast, Writers 3 months ago 0

FOF #2641 – Guy Branum is Goddess

At a young age, out gay comedian Guy Branum realized that channeling his inner goddess was a great way to assert power in a world dominated by straight men. As a gay boy you might not have the ability to wield lightning bolts but you sure can turn a bitch into stone with a cold stare and a sassy quip delivered with impeccable timing.

Today, Guy Branum joins us to talk about his hilarious and touching new memoir “My Life as a Goddess.”

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 9 months ago 0