Sizzly! And check out Iris doing Laura Branigan’s “Gloria” on David Letterman’s groundbreaking NBC show (he even booked John Waters and Divine!). And see Iris’s infamous coolant commercial here.
Gilbert Baker, the designer of the rainbow pride flag, considered the flag an unfinished work of political art and encouraged others to design their own versions, like the Leather or Trans Pride Flags, so he never copyrighted the design.
Today designer Daniel Quasar joins us to talk about creating the Progress Pride Flag- how it went viral overnight and why it resonated with people all around the world.Listen Now
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.Listen Now
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.Listen Now
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.Listen Now
IML, the International Mr. Leather Contest and Conference just wrapped up in Chicago where thousands of kinky folks gathered to build community and choose a new Mr. International Leather.
Today, puppeteer and internal family systems practitioner Mark Saltzman joins us to chat about IML and to continue our look at “Velvet Rage,” Alan Downs’ seminal book for overcoming the pain of growing up gay in a straight man’s world.Listen Now
Today we’re making Caramel Kitty Ice Cream Cones- that's a homemade donut cone, filled with practically instant ice cream and then through the magic of candy toppings, transformed into a cute little kitty cat ice cream cone you can lick.
Joining us is Erika Klash, an outlandish drag queen who looks like she jumped out of a Japanese anime film. On Season 2 of Dragula, Erika was stabbed, shot and worst of all, forced to tell the truth. But can she handle Cooking with Drag Queens?Read Now