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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 10 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.

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 26 days ago 0

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 21 days ago 2

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 7 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 4 months ago 0