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FOF #2949 – Making Out with Strangers

While there are a lot of similarities between the AIDS crisis of the late 80s and today’s Covid pandemic, one thing that’s been hard for a lot of people is not being able to meet up for a little hanky panky, not even get a little kiss.

Well, pucker up lovers, cause that’s all about to change.

Today we’re taking a look at new health guidelines that are saying if you’ve had your covid shots, it’s probably ok to kiss and hook up with strangers.

Posted in: Podcast 13 days ago 2

FOF #2946 – The Tea on Tina Turner

In the new documentary film, Tina, the Queen of Rock and Roll has the final word on her growing poor, her relationship with Ike Turner, and how she became one of the world’s most celebrated artists.

The new documentary is gonna get you hooked on Tina all over again.

But despite its in-depth look at the pop icon’s life, many amazing things were briefly touched on or left on the cutting room floor, so today is Tina Turner day, where we look at the life and legacy of this one of a kind diva.

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast 19 days ago 0

FOF #2945 – Gay Cruising at the World Trade Center

Even in places as populated as NYC, there was always a place you could go where nobody knows your name, but they’re always glad you came.

In the new short film “Trade Center,” filmmaker Adam Baran returns to the site of the World Trade Center to examine the stories of men who cruised the iconic building for sex before the twin towers fell.

Listen as we chat with Adam Baran about what made the Twin Towers a powerful center for trade, the impact of the surveillance state on cruising and can digital hookups replace what’s been lost?

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 28 days ago 0

FOF #2944 – Linda Simpson’s Drag Explosion

In the mid 80s, at the height of the AIDS crisis, New York City experienced a drag revolution. In the center of the action was drag queen Linda Simpson, who took pictures of all the kooky kids in the club scene with her portable camera.

Today, Linda Simpson gives us a look into her new book The Drag Explosion, her queer underground magazine My Comrade and why we still feel all these years later the shockwaves of the Drag Explosion.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 29 days ago 1

FOF #2943 – Steven Thrasher: The Viral Underclass

During the early months of the Coronavirus Pandemic, folks were comparing it to the Spanish Flu of 1918, saying that at the end of the pandemic, it would be just like the Roaring 20s all over again- we’d roll our stockings down, rouge up our knees and all that jazz.

So why don’t we feel like dancing the Charleston just yet?

Today, Dr. Steven Thrasher, professor of journalism and LGBTQ Health at Northwestern University joins us to look at the Coronavirus pandemic and the changes we’ve experienced since he last visited with us a year ago.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 1 month ago 0

FOF #2939 – It’s A Sin: The Women Who Helped the World Survive the AIDS Crisis

Russell T Davies’ “It’s a Sin” captures the youthful joy of being gay and the pain of the AIDS crisis, but it also contains harmful HIV and AIDS tropes.

While watching the series, we were struck with how much the character of Jill Baxter reminded us of Victoria Noe who came on Feast of Fun to talk about her book “Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community.”

Today writer Victoria Noe joins us to take a look at Russel T Davies’ miniseries “It’s a Sin” and what it was like for her during AIDS crisis.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 0

It’s a Sin: the Wonder Women of the AIDS Crisis

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 2 months ago 0

FOF #2929 – Valentine’s Day in the Age of PrEP and Covid

With both Valentine’s Day and Groundhog Day, February is the sexiest month of the year, but also the most frustrating- with Covid, how are we going to get Cupid’s arrow to strike us in our little burrows as we self-isolate?

Today healthcare advocate Michael Chancely, who recently took over running the PrEP Facts: Rethinking HIV Prevention and Sex group on Facebook, joins us to take a look at Valentine’s Day in the age of PrEP and Covid and how we are all PrEPped up with nowhere to blow!

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 3 months ago 0

FOF #2901 – Art in the Age of COVID-19

At the height of the AIDS crisis, artists made sense of the overwhelming despair by giving voice to the isolation people felt and they helped guide our communities forward.

Today, performance artist Hereclitus Vernon joins us to talk about being one of the first people to come down with COVID-19 during the early days of the quarantine. Seven months later, Here is still dealing with the health consequences of the coronavirus.

Posted in: Artists, Podcast 6 months ago 0

FOF #2899 – 10 Years of Wild, Unadulterated Fun

Break out the party hats and put on your mask for masks- this November marks the 10 year anniversary of PrEP, the revolutionary HIV prevention method that reduces the risk of contracting HIV even if you’re exposed to the virus.

Just like birth control, the daily pill that effectively stops all new HIV transmissions has been met by the public with a lot of controversy.

But the big question is “how do we get more people on PrEP?”

Today therapist and relationship expert Damon L Jacobs joins us to take a look at a decade of PrEP and how the sexual liberation that came from it is now impacted by the COVID pandemic

Posted in: Podcast, Politicians/Activists 6 months ago 2