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Bonus: How do You Pronounce Latinx?

ow we think about gender identity and sexuality is evolving and some people are having a hard time keeping up with all the new language surrounding these new concepts.

Our friend, Professor Larry La Fountain travels all over the world talking about LGBT people and Latin American culture and one of the most common questions he gets asked is: what is Latinx and how do you translate the word “queer” into Spanish?

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 0

FOF #2891 – The Man Who Signed Metallica, Beat AIDS and Took a Bubble Bath with Nina Simone

The club scene in New York City in the 80s was an incredible time for live music: Punk, Pop, the second British Invasion, and Heavy Metal bands dominated a scene where people had plenty of free time and lots of great drugs to take it all in.

At the center of this incredible world was Michael Alago, a music superfan who became one of the biggest names in music, despite being a young queer Puerto Rican from Brooklyn.

Today Michael Alago joins us to talk about his new book “I am Michael Alago” where he recounts his amazing life in the music business.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 3 months ago 0

BONUS: The Puerto Rican Bombshell, Barbra Herr

Puerto Rican bombshell Barbra Herr joins us to talk her amazing career as a drag and cabaret performer, from fighting the AIDS crisis in Puerto Rico to working with the legends in New York City.

Barbra shares her amazing stories of being with Holly Woodlawn when she first heard Andy Warhol died, her friendship with Dominique Jackson from Pose, and what really happened to the man in the chest belonging to Paris is Burning’s Dorian Corey.

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

Bonus: The Magical Life of Walter Mercado

TV psychic astrologer Walter Mercado, the flamboyant astrologer who captivated generations of people all around the world just passed away in Puerto Rico at the age of 87.

Today queer Latinx historian Larry La Fountain joins us to take a look at the magical life of Walter Mercado and why this bejeweled gender and sexually ambiguious superstar meant so much to so many people around the world.

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

FOF #2801 – The Magical Life of Walter Mercado

TV psychic astrologer Walter Mercado, the flamboyant astrologer who captivated generations of people all around the world just passed away in Puerto Rico at the age of 87.

Today queer Latinx historian Larry La Fountain joins us to take a look at the magical life of Walter Mercado and why this bejeweled gender and sexually ambiguious superstar meant so much to so many people around the world.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 1 year ago 3

FOF #2780 – The Puerto Rican Bombshell, Barbra Herr

Puerto Rican bombshell Barbra Herr joins us to talk her amazing career as a drag and cabaret performer, from fighting the AIDS crisis in Puerto Rico to working with the legends in New York City.

Barbra shares her amazing stories of being with Holly Woodlawn when she first heard Andy Warhol died, her friendship with Dominique Jackson from Pose, and what really happened to the man in the chest belonging to Paris is Burning’s Dorian Corey.

FOF #2765 – Puerto Rico, My Heart’s Devotion

After a week of protests against corruption, with over half a million people peacefully surrounding the governor’s palace in Puerto Rico, Governor Ricardo Rosselló resigned in the middle of the night.

Today Pavlo Salvá, a longtime listener of the podcast and a bartender in San Juan, joins us to talk about the political revolution taking place in Puerto Rico and what this could mean for mainland Americans.

Posted in: Podcast 1 year ago 2

FOF #2763 – Strike a Pose

Today queer pioneer Jack Ryan joins us to chat about his adventures way back in 1986 when he stayed in New York City as a guest of someone working on the documentary “Paris is Burning” which highlights the legendary ball scene.

Listen as we talk with Jack Ryan about Pose, living through those legendary times, and walking the category of executive butch queen realness.

Posted in: Artists, Podcast, Writers 1 year ago 0

FOF #2606 – A Soul Full of Funhouse Mirrors

If eyes are the windows to the soul, then the soul of Esteban Andres Cruz is a funhouse full of mirrors.

Today Esteban Andres Cruz joins us to talk about his new project where he’s off to explore his queer latinx heritage by rebuilding the homes in Puerto Rico that were damaged by Hurricane Maria.

Posted in: Actors, Podcast 3 years ago 1

FOF #2571 – You Can’t Stop Despacito

Everyone knows the Grammys are a sham, so why are folks getting so upset that Despacito got overlooked?

Today the always fabulous Larry La Fountain, queer and Latinx studies professor at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor joins us to look at the crisis in Puerto Rico and this remarkable song’s power to change the world.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 3 years ago 2