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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 6 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 6 months ago 0

VIDEO: Meet RuPaul’s Mom (1989)

Behind every drag queen legend, there is a mom who schooled her son on how to a fabulous diva. In this video clip from RuPaul’s 1989 “Ghetto Homecoming” TV Special” we see his mom Ernestine […]

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Videos 7 years ago 0

FOF #1523 – Chicago’s Extraordinary Queer History

Since its founding, Chicago has always been a place where people come to get their groove on. Today historians Jill Austin and Jennifer Brier, co-curators of the ‘Out in Chicago’ exhibit at the Chicago History Museum join us to about “outing” historical figures, secret gay codes and how gay men cruised at the turn of the century.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast 8 years ago 2
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FOFA #1397 – The Misunderstood Judy Garland

Judy, Judy, Judy! Today Peter Mac, one of the best known Judy Garland tribute artists in the country joins us to take a closer look at Judy Garland as a misunderstood artist, portrayed by the media as messy and tragic, when in fact she was a triumphant woman who used humor as way to cope with life’s enormous challenges.

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Archeologists Discover Ruins of Gladiator School

Archeologists discover a unique gladiator school at Carnuntum in Austria. The poor guys lived a pretty miserable existence and slept in small cells in which they could barely turn around. The trained in a harsh […]

Posted in: Sports 8 years ago 0

Today in History: Madonna released her self-titled debut album

Don’t forget Madonna’s contributions to pop music. Today Madonna released her debut album, produced by DJ Benitez, who she had an affair with. Yes folks, Madonna slept her way up the ladder of success like […]

Posted in: Culture & Style, Music, People 9 years ago 1

FOF #1407 – The Secret Gay Lives of the U.S. Presidents

Let’s face it, most ambitious men love attention, and that means having it come from just about anyone. From Washington to Obama, there’s always been some speculation about the love lives our nation’s leaders but what about affairs of the same sex kind?

Join us today as we try to uncover the facts and myths on the secret gay lives of our nation’s leaders.

Posted in: Podcast, Politics & Activism 9 years ago 4

New York Votes In Marriage Equality Act, Allowing Same-Sex Couples to Marry

Good news everyone! The State of New York just got the extra vote they needed to enact the Marriage Equality Act. It’s a done deal. As the final votes passed the crowd in the chamber […]

Posted in: News & Rumors, Politics & Activism 9 years ago 11

FOF #1397 – The Misunderstood Judy Garland

Judy, Judy, Judy! Today Peter Mac, one of the best known Judy Garland tribute artists in the country joins us to take a closer look at Judy Garland as a misunderstood artist, portrayed by the media as messy and tragic, when in fact she was a triumphant woman who used humor as way to cope with life’s enormous challenges.