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FOF #2811 – Out in the Cold

This holiday season, thousands of LGBTQ youth are out in the cold. To combat this problem, the Chicago charity, Care for Friends, is inviting folks to spend a night in tents out in the cold in the middle of February to raise money to support homeless LGBTQ youth.

Today JD Miller- chairperson of the Care for Friends joins us to talk about the complex nature of what it takes to motivate people to give not just during the holiday season, but to give all year long.

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 9 months 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 9 months ago 2

FOF #2573 – The Loneliness Epidemic

Technology now allows us to connect with others more than ever, yet rates of loneliness have doubled in the since the 1980s. Today, over 40% of adults in the U.S. report feeling lonely, with some experts saying this may grow to become our #1 killer.

Today therapist and relationship expert Damon L Jacobs joins us to look at the loneliness epidemic we are facing and the ways it’s manifesting itself in hook up apps and how we think about ourselves.

Posted in: Podcast, Politics & Activism, Writers 2 years ago 3

FOF #2398 – Becoming Hillary Clinton

People are so freaked out at the possibility of a Trump presidency that the cast of Will & Grace reunited after ten years to make a mini episode imploring Americans to get out the vote.

Today, comedic actor, Vine superstar Meg Grunewald joins us to talk about her new career as a Hillary Clinton impersonator and helps us digest more of the debate.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast, Politics & Activism 3 years ago 0

FOF #2397 – The 400 Pound Menace

In the most anticipated tv event of the year, Donald Trump faced Hillary Clinton for the first of three general-election presidential debates.

Today we take a look at Trump’s new thick and juicy menace- the 400 lb hacker and all the other oddball moments from last night’s presidential debate.

Posted in: Podcast, Politics & Activism 3 years ago 1

FOF #2381 – Love and Hate 4 Cher and Trump

Trump may be sucking up the LGBT people but nobody’s buying it, especially Cher who just called him a fucking idiot.

Joining us today is writer Derek Elliot Bagley who is worried that now that LGBT folks are part of mainstream politics, we are losing what makes us special and that we may miss out on the chance to change the world.

Posted in: Podcast, Politics & Activism 3 years ago 3
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If You Love Bernie’s Ideas, You’ll Want to Vote for Hillary

Voting for a 3rd party candidate certainly sends a message, but not necessarily the one intended.

You will send the message to the Democratic Party that shifting left doesn’t pay off in the end. You’ll send the message that compromise is a waste of time, and that our political system should continue the “all or nothing” policies that have resulted in the threat of full government shut down multiple times.

Posted in: Politics & Activism 3 years ago 0

FOF #2305 – Hillary Clinton’s AIDS Crisis

The Reagan presidency is considered a colossal failure by people familiar with the crisis because the Reagans never dealt with the plague until hundreds of thousands of people had already died.

Why did Hillary Clinton think it would be a good idea to credit the worst President and First Lady when it came to AIDS? Today we take a look at Hillary Clinton’s “misspeak” and gay folks’ reaction to it.

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Podcast, Politics & Activism 4 years ago 6

FOF #2008 – Red White and Peaches Christ

Something truly awful is happening to Pride Parades across the country. After years of being a rallying point for LGBT folks, the parades now attract an overwhelming number of people who are interested in having a good time and could care less about equality or community building.

Today, Peaches Christ joins us to talk about what we can do to make Pride Parades meaningful again.