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FOF #2782 – Much Ado About Side Eye

Billy Porter, who plays the fierce and fabulous ballroom emcee Pray Tell in FX’s “Pose,” made history Sunday night by becoming the first openly gay black man to win an Emmy for lead actor in a drama category.

Today comedian Carma Nibarger joins to jump into the melée over Billy Porter’s side eye and RuPaul’s dismissal of diversity at the Emmy Awards.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast, Television 3 months ago 2

FOF #2781 – Candy’s Hammer

LGBT folks are raising an eyebrow over the announcement that actress Angelica Ross will be hosting a presidential forum on LGBTQ issues with most of the top Democratic candidates running in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Today comedian Matt Brown join us to look why people don’t realize Angelica Ross is more than qualified to host the U.S. Presidential Forum on LGBTQ+ issues and what kind of questions we’d ask the candidates

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 months ago 0

FOF #2780 – The Puerto Rican Bombshell, Barbra Herr

Puerto Rican bombshell Barbra Herr joins us to talk her amazing career as a drag and cabaret performer, from fighting the AIDS crisis in Puerto Rico to working with the legends in New York City.

Barbra shares her amazing stories of being with Holly Woodlawn when she first heard Andy Warhol died, her friendship with Dominique Jackson from Pose, and what really happened to the man in the chest belonging to Paris is Burning’s Dorian Corey.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 3 months ago 1

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 6 months ago 0

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 9 months ago 1

FOF #2681 – Tie a Red AIDS Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree

In 1991, a coalition of artists called Visual AIDS created the Red Ribbon public awareness campaign by boldly putting a red ribbon on the seat of all the attendees of the Tony Awards and brought the national conversation about AIDS out of the shadows and into the light.

Today we take a look at the history of the powerful statement that is the Red AIDS Ribbon that helped ignite a change in a world that would rather not talk about homosexuality, sex work or drug use, let alone HIV & AIDS.

Posted in: Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOFA #1956 – Cockocracy

The author of the study about how cock size influences group morale told us that our podcast was the best breakdown of the subject he had heard.

Today, Brian Sweeney joins us to take a look at why having a big cock, but not too big, matters to other men.

Posted in: Classic Podcasts, Podcast 3 years ago 3

FOF #2363 – Fun Facts About Lesbians

A lot of people think the words they use to describe their sexuality have been around forever, but language is constantly evolving– each generation decides how they’ll “name it order to claim it.” Up until the 20th century, the catch-all term for hot girl on girl action was “tribadism” from the Greek word “tribein” meaning to rub.

Today, comedian Rachel McCartney joins us to take a look at some surprising facts about lesbians and sexuality, celebrity lesbian love triangles and shoes popular with the “lovers of the labe.”

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 3 years ago 3

FOF #2331 – Even Bears Get the Blues

There’s no doubt that bears have foraged for themselves a supportive community in the dark woods of the gay forest, but it’s not always a jamboree- a new study says that many bears suffer from low self-esteem.

Today comedian Cody Melcher joins us to look the perils and pleasures faced by the average gay bear and why Grumpy Bear was the smartest of all the Care Bears.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 4 years ago 4

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