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Pride Marches On

Ever since the Stonewall Riots ignited the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement in 1969, most major cities have had Pride Parades until the Covid Pandemic of 2020 where it was all put on pause.

This year will be the first Pride Parade we’ve had in two years, and while we are still concerned over Covid, there’s now also the worry over violence, like recently in Idaho where a van full of Fascist militia were ready to harm people celebrating Pride.

Joining us today is our pal Jack Ryan, the host of The 10% Percent Show that ran on Chicago Cable Access in the late 80s and early 90s, to take a look at the changing face of Pride.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Podcast 6 months ago 0

FOF # 2874 – The First Gay Pride

Make no mistake about it: Stonewall was a riot. Windows were broken, protesters were beaten and the neighborhood was trashed all to let the police and the mob controlled bars know that queer folks weren’t going to take it anymore.

Today, the long time theater editor for the Chicago Reader Albert Williams, joins us to talk about planning and attending the first Pride March in Chicago and how it connects with the Black Lives Matter Protests happening now.

The following June, which is 50 years ago this month, those legendary riots were commemorated with LGBT marches that are now known as the Pride Parade.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 3 years ago 0

FOF #2758 – Pride 50: Pride Rages On

Today we take a look at Pride at 50, from our own shenanigans at the Chicago Pride Parade to World Pride in NYC.

Also joining us is Jake Tolan from The Reclaim Pride Coalition, which successfully organized the Queer Liberation March, which marched against the exploitation of our communities for profit and against corporate and state pinkwashing

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 3 years 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 3 years 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 4 years ago 0

FOF #2748 – Art After Stonewall

A massive two venue exhibition and book, “Art after Stonewall,” takes a look at the art, artists and activists that engaged with LGBTQ+ politics to unapologetically portray same-sex and trans desire while shattering the gender binary.

Today the show’s curator, art historian Jonathan Weinberg joins us to marvel at the amazing artists who changed the world in the two decades after Stonewall.

Posted in: Artists, Podcast, Writers 4 years ago 0

FOF #2691 – New Madonna, Who Dis?

Madonna rang in the New Year with a surprise performance at the Stonewall Inn where a teary eyed audience sang along with Madonna as she performed an acoustic cover of “Like a Prayer.”

Today comedian Nadya Ginsburg, best known for her hilarious TV series “The Madonnalogues” joins us to take a look at the wild and ridiculous life of Madonna.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 4 years ago 0

FOF #2497 – Pride is Coming

We’ve come a long way baby since the Stonewall Riots which sparked the modern LGBT rights movement and even though it’s important to remember how it all began, these days Pride is mostly a party, and that’s ok.

Today, Colette Gregory, a she-larious strong black woman joins us to discuss how to navigate your Pride season festivities and not be ground down into the dirt by the end of it.

Listen as we chat with Collette about why sunscreen is so important, why feather boas are sticky beasts in hot weather and the best way to cop a feel from the hot guy at the parade.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 6 years ago 2

FOF #2200 – Two Black Women

People are hopping mad at Marissa Johnson & Mara Willaford for halting a political rally in Seattle moments before presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was scheduled to speak.

By challenging the liberal candidate, these two black women are now facing a lot of heat. Many activists from Black Lives Matter are asking them to apologize and some people outside of the movement suspect sinister forces are at play.

Posted in: Podcast 7 years ago 1

FOF #2199 – Lucy Stoole is Our Number Two Favorite Drag Queen

When it comes to being a fierce bearded queen, Lucy Stoole is the SHIT. Exploding on the Chicago scene, Lucy entertains the crap out of her audiences with fierce looks that you can’t just can’t flush down the toilet.

Listen as Lucy Stool joins us to talk about her bearded drag and behind the scenes at her recent show in Chicago with Alaska Thunderfuck.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 7 years ago 1