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FOF #2769 – Can’t Keep a Good Drag Queen Down in the Grave

Which queen among us doesn’t dream of being thrust into the realm of legend where our name will be remembered long after we are gone?

Today, playwright and star of “At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen” Terry Guest and his co-star Paul Michael Thomson join us to talk about bringing back Terry’s deceased drag queen uncle Courtney Berringers and her gal pal Vickie Versailles back to life in this innovative play at the The Story Theater.

Posted in: Artists, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 2 days ago 0

FOF #2763 – Strike a Pose

Today queer pioneer Jack Ryan joins us to chat about his adventures way back in 1986 when he stayed in New York City as a guest of someone working on the documentary “Paris is Burning” which highlights the legendary ball scene.

Listen as we talk with Jack Ryan about Pose, living through those legendary times, and walking the category of executive butch queen realness.

Posted in: Artists, Podcast, Writers 30 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 2 months ago 2

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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 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 3 months ago 2

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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago 0