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FOF # 2878 – Sick and Twisted Parody Songs from Quarantine

If comedy is born out of tragedy, then parody songwriters have a lot to work with in these trying times.

Today comedian and parody song enthusiast Amanda Cohen joins us to look at some fabulous parody songs stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Amanda regularly hosts Flapper’s Comedy Clubs Speakeasy Comedy Showcase and moderates as a judge on I’m With Stupid – A contest between comedy songwriters Carla Ulbrich & Steve Goodie.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 months ago 0

FOF # 2877 – Brandon Ash Mohamed is Black, Queer and a Capricorn

We always think of Canada, our neighbor to the north, as an idyllic place where fountains flow with maple syrup, moose roam freely and everyone is happy riding toboggans to work.

But, just like the folks in the US of A, Canada has its own problems with race and police brutality.

Joining us today is comedian Brandon Ash Mohamed, who as far as we know, is the only out gay Black comedian in Canada, to talk about his new comedy album, Capricornication, where he talks about growing up black and gay in the Great White North.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 months ago 0

FOF # 2876 – LGBTQ People Win Workplace Protection

In a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights law of 1964 does indeed protect LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination on the basis of sex.

Today we take a look at the momentous Supreme Court Ruling extending employment protections to all LGBTQ people, and Chicago’s Drag March for Change, where thousands gathered to protest systemic racism in the gay neighborhood of Boystown..

Posted in: Podcast 3 months ago 0

Bonus: Blues Singer Gaye Adegbalola Has Big Ovaries Baby

Blues musician Gaye Adegbalola plays in our studio her greatest hits. She’s wrapping up her farewell tour with her band Saffire, talking about her work in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, what drives her passion in music and why fighting shame is so critical for gay liberation.

Posted in: Live Music Sessions, Podcast 4 months ago 0

FOF #2692 – The Humanity of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr

When reflecting on the life of such a sign of the civil rights pioneer, it’s important not mythologize them but remember their humanity and the power one person can have to change the world.

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to reflect on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the great civil rights pioneer.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 years ago 0

FOF #2210 – Rentboy Raid

After 18 years in business as a gay male escort website, the offices of Rentboy.com were raided by the Department of Homeland Security. Some folks say the Feds busting Rentboy is reminiscent of the Stonewall-era police tactics of raiding gay bars and bathhouses.

The news should send a shiver down the spine of any small business owner and freelancer.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 5 years ago 4

FOF #1313 – Thank You Bayard Rustin

Today we salute one of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement, a fabulous gay black man named Bayard Rustin- the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Sadly, Rustin is largely ignored in the history of equality in this country because of his sexuality, so today we also remember the importance of his influence on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his desire for non-violent protest.

Posted in: Podcast, Politics & Activism 10 years ago 5

VIDEO: Bayard Rustin, Unsung Hero

A colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s and the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, Bayard Rustin rarely gets a mention in the history books because he was openly gay, something for which […]

Posted in: Embed, People, Politics & Activism, Videos 10 years ago 0

Censored From HuffPo / Chicago: ”Who Cares Who Wins the Elections”

As a regular blogger on the Huffington Post / Chicago’s website, I recently encountered a situation which I believe is censorship for failing to have a proper “line” on next Tuesday’s elections. As allies of […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 10 years ago 5

TN State Representative Phil Roe Reponds to Enda.

Okay…so here’s the thing – I’m not typically a political person at all…but I’m becoming more involved lately. I’ve also started adorning my “activist shoes” so to speak when it comes to raising awareness about […]

Posted in: People, Politics & Activism 11 years ago 0