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FOF #2985 – Erthe St. James on the Summer of Soul

The summer of 1969 was an extraordinary time- the Stonewall riots ignited the modern LGBTQ rights movement, astronauts landed on the moon, Woodstock shaped the anti-war movement and for Black folks in Harlem, it was the Summer of Soul.

Today musician Erthe St. James, who is highly influenced by Nina Simone and the music of this era joins us to look at the impact these artists from Summer of Soul have had on music and Civil Rights.

Listen as we chat with Erthe St. James about the wonderful music featured in the documentary and what the world would be like if the footage of the festival was widely seen at the time?

Posted in: Culture & Style, Music, Musicians, Podcast 25 days ago 0

Being Mr. Rogers’ Gay Black Neighbor

One of the unexpected surprises from “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” the documentary film on Mr. Rogers, was just how fierce and unapologetically gay in real life is Francois Clemmons, the actor who played Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Today we’re delighted to talk to Officer Clemmons, Francois Diva Man Scarborough Clemmons from his home in Vermont about coming out as gay to Mr. Rogers, his love of turquoise jewelry and is there any truth to the recently revealed rumor that Mr. Rogers was bisexual?

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 1 year ago 0

FOF #2793 – Making Sweet Tea

A lot has happened since author Dr. E Patrick Johhnson first came on the podcast a decade ago to talk about his groundbreaking book “Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South” – a collection of more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised and continue to live in the South.

Posted in: Actors, Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 2 years ago 0

FOF #2726 – Being Mr. Rogers’ Gay Black Neighbor

One of the unexpected surprises from “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” the documentary film on Mr. Rogers, was just how fierce and unapologetically gay in real life is Francois Clemmons, the actor who played Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Today we’re delighted to talk to Officer Clemmons, Francois Diva Man Scarborough Clemmons from his home in Vermont about coming out as gay to Mr. Rogers, his love of turquoise jewelry and is there any truth to the recently revealed rumor that Mr. Rogers was bisexual?

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 3 years ago 1

FOF #2517 – Jewel, the Grand Dame of Disco

The new documentary “Jewel’s Catch One” explores the life of the club’s extraordinary owner, Jewel Thais Williams, who fought through homophobia and racism in the 70s to build her club into a legendary institution.

Today Jewel Thais-Williams, the grand dame of L.A.’s gay disco scene joins us to talk about her amazing life as a disco pioneer.

Posted in: Interviews, People, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 4 years ago 0