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FOF #2948 – Loving: A Collection of Photos of Men in Love Transcends Time

“Love is love” became the rally cry of the modern LGBTQ+ movement, declaring that love is universal among all people. But in the past, the love that dared not speak its name found other ways to express itself in photography.

Thankfully, photograph collectors and real life married couple Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell have uncovered thousands of intimate photos of same male sex couples, many of which are featured in their new book: Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s.

Today Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell join us to take a look at these marvelous photographs from their book Loving and untangle the secret codes men had for expressing love and intimacy.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 28 days ago 0

FOF #2934 – Don’t Dream It, Be It

A common criticism of self help gurus is that their advice ignores systemic inequality and often lays the blame on the person suffering. If you didn’t have those gloomy thoughts, you’d be sleeping on a bed of diamonds!

But studies show that the best thing to make your dreams come true is to fall in love with doing things. Like the ultimate self help guru Dr. Frank N Furter says: “don’t dream it, be it.”

Today writer Britt East, author of A Gay Man’s Guide to Life, joins us to look at how folks can improve their lives by setting intentions but also by letting it go.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 3 months ago 0

FOF #2933 – Feast of Fun Celebrates 16 Years of Podcast Mayhem and Magic

It’s the 16th anniversary of Feast of Fun- one of the first shows to kick off the podcast revolution. But honey, just because you’re revolting, does not make it a revolution!

Our very first podcast episode featured our live show’s musical director Taylor E Ross and today he’s returning to chat with us about his music career working with some of Chicago’s top drag talent.

Listen as we chat with Taylor about our early days and some of our favorite drag personalities and performance artists like Victoria Lamarr.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Musicians, Podcast 3 months ago 0

FOF #2932 – Nicki J!zz is Jazz Hot Baby

Some names are just begging to be adopted by drag queens, kings and other colorful shape shifters: Robin Banks, Poo Ping, Ima Hogg, Peter Gozinya or Izzy Hung.

So what happens when two queens in the same city come up with the same name at the same time? Who gets to keep the exclusive rights to the name?

Today San Francisco drag queen Nicki J!zz, that’s Jazz with I, joins us to tell us how a queen came for her drag name while performing in one of Peaches Christ’s shows and how black drag queens are organizing to put pressure on gay bars to fight racism.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 3 months ago 0

FOF #2931 – George Washington Carver Loved to Talk to the Flowers

One of Black History Month’s key figures is George Washington Carver, the man who preached about the power of the peanut!

What they didn’t tell us about him in school is that he came across as queer- he spoke to flowers, shared a bed with a man and loved hot peanut oil massages.

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to look at George Washington Carver- his friendships with married women, his romance with Austin Curtis Jr and being Gandhi’s nutritional advisor.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 months ago 0

FOF #2930 – The Unsinkable Harma Hartouni

When life knocks you down, it’s hard to get back up, especially when you live in an oppressive place, your family rejects you for being gay and you’ve broken both your legs.

For real estate entrepreneur Harma Hartouni, things weren’t always in the pink. Although he was born in the US, Harma was taken to live in Iran at a young age, and as a ethnic Armenian and a gay kid he felt he was at odds with the world around him.

Today, Harma Hartouni joins us to talk about his new memoir, Getting Back Up: A Story of Resilience, Self-Acceptance and Success, which details his life growing up as a gay Armenian in Iran, moving back to LA to come out as gay and marrying his Disney Prince.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 3 months ago 0

FOF #2929 – Valentine’s Day in the Age of PrEP and Covid

With both Valentine’s Day and Groundhog Day, February is the sexiest month of the year, but also the most frustrating- with Covid, how are we going to get Cupid’s arrow to strike us in our little burrows as we self-isolate?

Today healthcare advocate Michael Chancely, who recently took over running the PrEP Facts: Rethinking HIV Prevention and Sex group on Facebook, joins us to take a look at Valentine’s Day in the age of PrEP and Covid and how we are all PrEPped up with nowhere to blow!

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 3 months ago 0

FOF #2919 – Peaches Christ’s Very Own Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

2020 has been harder on working drag queens than Baby Jane Hudson was to her poor sister Blanche in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. If only we weren’t in this Covid pandemic. But you are Blanche, you are in that pandemic.

For drag legend Peaches Christ, this year she opened up her private vault of campy horror films spoofs and she’s getting ready for the future by developing all new tv and film projects.

Today Peaches Christ looks back on her year of hell, speculates on which famous horror house she’d love to live in, and her upcoming streaming release of Whatever Happened to Bianca Del Rio.

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

FOF #2918 – Ten Years of Glitter Day

This January marks the 10 year anniversary of Glitter Day, the fabulous holiday in celebration of all things magical and sparkly inside all of us.

The idea for an LGBTQ+ centric winter holiday began as a funny bit on the podcast and amazingly the idea caught on like wildfire. Glitter Day is now celebrated around the world!

Today our dear friend Michael Lehet joins us to look back on a decade of Glitterous Glory, and other wonderfully weird and wild ideas that caught on the Internet.

Posted in: Podcast, Video Bloggers, Writers 5 months ago 2

FOF #2917 – Alton DuLaney’s Great Gift Exchange

This holiday season, one of YouTube’s most anticipated new shows is The Great Gift Exchange, a 12 part series aiming to inspire people on the art of gift wrapping and giving back to their community.

The Great Gift Exchange invites 12 YouTube stars to visit the secret studio of my dear friend Alton DuLaney, who really is the world’s most famous gift wrapping artist, to learn how to transform a gift into something magical through the art of gift wrapping.

Today Alton DuLaney, joins us to talk about his journey to becoming the top media personality for wrapping gifts, and his wild early days as a performance artist with the Performance Art Church (Pe.A.Ch) in Austin, Texas.

Posted in: Podcast, YouTube Celebrities 5 months ago 0