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FOF #2752 – Shannon Noll is Ripley, Believe It or Not

Since no one really issues you a gay card, there’s nothing to revoke when your fabulous new life doesn’t conform to other people’s view of who you’re supposed to be.

Today, comedian Shannon Noll joins us to talk about their new web series, Just Call Me Ripley – the story of a directionless bagel shop employee figuring out where they fit in the wild rainbow prism world of gender and sexual expression.

Posted in: Comedians, Drag & Trans, Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2751 – Rebooting the Rainbow Flag

Gilbert Baker, the designer of the rainbow pride flag, considered the flag an unfinished work of political art and encouraged others to design their own versions, like the Leather or Trans Pride Flags, so he never copyrighted the design.

Today designer Daniel Quasar joins us to talk about creating the Progress Pride Flag- how it went viral overnight and why it resonated with people all around the world.

Posted in: Artists, Podcast 2 months ago 1

FOF #2750 – We Are Everywhere

With the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Stonewall Riots underway, it’s tempting to romanticize the watershed moment as a time when folks all over the world suddenly came out of the closet to let their freak flag fly freely.

Today Matthew Riemer joins us to take a look at a photographic history of queer liberation as seen in his new book “We Are Everywhere” about the enduring struggle for queer rights and the need to come together as a community to celebrate.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 3 months ago 2

FOF #2749 – Selling the Rainbow: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Queer Bomb

A lot has happened in the 50 years since the Stonewall Riots when it seemed the only people who courted the gay dollar were mafia controlled bars. Since then, the public has grown to embrace queer rights and now big business is looking to cash in like never before.

Today we’re taking a look at how LGBT folks have been the target of marketing campaigns, the corporatization of Pride and pink washing to hide a business’ evil deeds.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 3 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 7 months ago 0

FOF #2567 – New Year, New Weave

Hair changes as you age, and that’s ok. But what’s not ok is getting too many stresses over your tresses, or lack thereof.

Today our fabulous gal pal, comedian Carma Nibarger, is coming out in her brand new weave with a brand new attitude. Join us as we chat about the various ways people modify their hair, from extensions, wigs and toupees, to washing the gray away and dusting your hair with hair powder.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 years ago 0

FOF #2249 – Dismantling the Rainbow

You hear this every now and then- why are we all lumped together in the LGBTQ, XYZ community? Some folks don’t like their personal struggles connected at the hip with someone they think have nothing in common with.

But there’s a reason why drag queen Busty Ross made picked the rainbow as a symbol for our liberation.

Today we’re taking a look at the recent petitions folks have posted to drop the L and kick out the T from LGBT.

Posted in: Podcast 4 years ago 5

FOF #2190 – 5000 Naked Against Equality

We just got back from our secret trip to New York but we really can’t tell you why we were there. Lets just say we had fun, but in other ways it was a real DRAG since we had to RACE all around the city.

One thing that’s great about New York City is the folks are very chatty and waste no time letting you know exactly how they feel.

Posted in: Podcast 4 years ago 4

FOF #2142 – #undateable

Not everyone is a master when it comes to the affairs of the heart. Comedian Joseph William Reese finds it very awkward to date and actually prefers eating dinner alone over the garbage can rather than having dinner with someone else.

Today we’re trying to change all that. Joseph joins us to talk about his floundering love life, being Trannika Rex’s drag daughter who is now in foster care and how Pearl from RuPaul’s Drag Race came out of her oyster shell fully developed.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 4 years ago 1

FOF #2035 – Trouble in Parkerdise

ince its inception in 1976, the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival has been a “Womyn’s Woodstock”- a special place where gals gather to enjoy their favorite music, free from a hostile world.

Today trans writer and music journalist Parker Marie Molloy joins us to take a look at the controversy over MichFest’s resistance to putting trans folks in their mission statement, despite the reality that trans artists and audiences have been attending the festival all along.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 5 years ago 7