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FOF #2760 – The Little Mermaid Controver-SEA

Disney fans were thrilled last week to learn 19 year old singer Halle Bailey was cast as Ariel in a live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

Today the merman of the Ethel variety, the hilarious Matt Brown, joins us to dive into the hashtag #NotMyAriel and how Hans Christian Andersen, the Little Mermaid’s original author, wrote it as a personal grisly queer tale of the fish that got away.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 5 months ago 0

FOF #2759 – The Time When Ms. Joan Jett Blakk Ran for President

In the spirit of making a political statement, and shocking the squares, Joan Jett Blakk, backed by Queer Nation, launched her bid to become President of United States with the catchy slogan “Lick Bush in ’92.”

Today Terence Alan Smith, the artist behind the drag personage of Joan Jett Blakk joins us to talk about her election bid and how 27 years later she’s back making a big splash. Will she run again in 2020?

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 5 months ago 0

FOF #2757 – Peaches Christ Threw The First Brick at Stonewall

With the 50th anniversary of Stonewall just gays away, everyone’s ready to party like it’s 1969, so gather your rhinestone covered bricks because there is going to be a queer reckoning!

Today Peaches Christ joins us to take a look at Pride 50 and the new interest in drag from the early 90s, from TV shows like Pose, HBO’s Wig Documentary and Ms Blakk for President now playing at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 5 months ago 0

VIDEO: Chicago LGBT Mayor’s Forum- Watch it Live

Watch the mayoral candidates at an LGBT forum.

Posted in: Politics & Activism, Videos 9 years ago 0
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Tea with the Senator

I’ve just posted the transcript of my interview with Chicago mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun over at Bilerico.com at a post titled Chicago Mayoral Candidate and LGBT Ally, Carol Moseley Braun. I was excited to interview the former US Senator and Ambassador to New Zealand for many reasons–not the least of which was to sit on her couch and browse her incredible collect of photos from her long life in public service.
Miles Davis had signed a painting in her living room. Miles Davis. She hummed Miles Davis while she poured tea for everyone in the room. It was like a dream.

Posted in: Politics & Activism 9 years ago 3
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While Russian Gov’t Bigots Seem Steadfast, the Ground is Shifting Beneath Them

New protests are providing the fuel for progressive and legal change for gays in Russia. MOSCOW, Russia, early morning, 5/27/10 — While the bigoted mayor of this city has once again banned gay pride this […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 10 years ago 1