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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 5 months ago 0

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 16 days ago 0

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 15 days ago 2

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 13 days ago 2

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 8 days ago 0