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Art and Culture

Homoground

Spotlighting queer (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Questioning & Allied) musicians and bands.

Pop Queer-ies***

Pop Queer-ies is a podcast that explores the place of queer identities and feminism in pop culture media. This podcast is hosted by two queer Canadian women, Justine and Gwen.

The Hopeless Romantic***

Amanda Jean delights in wrestling manuscripts for her day job, worships at the altar of tropes, and has never met a villain or sexy alien she doesn’t like. Austin Chant writes books about gay magic and toxic masculinity, likes his queer stories with a slice of anguish, and kinda wants to be a pirate. Together, they discuss queer romance fiction and the broader world of queer media.

Lavender Language

Lavender Language is a series of conversations between queer and LGBT artists working in varying mediums discussing their creative process, inspirations and maintaining a career in creative fields.

Wham Bam Pow*

Wham Bam Pow is an action/scifi moviecast. Each week, host Cameron Esposito and panelists Rhea Butcher and Ricky Carmona will terminate your boredom with movie news, interviews & watch-along film reviews. It's one show to rule them all!


History

Making Gay History

Bringing the voices of queer history to life through intimate conversations with LGBTQ champions, heroes and witnesses to history.

History is Gay

History is Gay is a podcast that examines the underappreciated and overlooked queer ladies, gents, and gentle-enbies that have always been there in the unexplored corners of history. Because history has never been as straight as you think.

Making Queer History

While every article and podcast episode begins with the sharing of knowledge about queer people/events throughout history, most of them end by bringing it back to the now. Because we are working not only to teach people about our history but to bring that history into terms relevant to the present in a segment fondly referred to as “the moral of the story”. Whether we talk about intersectionality, the revolution in just being happy, or reacting to global events, we always work to make the history relevant to your day-to-day life.

The Queer History Podcast***

A podcast about the often forgotten and erased queer history. Because we've always been here.

Always Here***

“Always Here” is a bi-weekly podcast aiming to educate listeners on LGBT History. Using Always Here, Adrian and Miri aim to both expand their own knowledge of LGBT history and educate others about the rich and varied past that forms the base for the community we know today.

The Gay Files

The Gay Files will focus on crime, conspiracies, cults and ghosts. Extraordinary true stories involving LGBT people that have shook the world.

Vintage Lesbians

A personal journey of friendship and queer history, where we try to set the record a little less straight.


Interview/Talk Show

LGBTQ&A

*Featured in The New York Times* Get to know the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ&A is a weekly interview podcast that gets beyond transition and coming out stories in order to get to know each person's defining moments, their accomplishments, and how they got to where they are today. Hosted and created by Jeffrey Masters. Produced by The Advocate.

Never Before with Janet Mock***

Janet Mock and your faves have conversations about work, love and life — like you’ve never heard before.

The Read

Join bloggers Kid Fury and Crissle for their weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop culture's most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyoncé. (Or Blue Ivy.) As transplants to New York City (Kid Fury from Miami and Crissle from Oklahoma City), The Read also serves as an on-air therapy session for two friends trying to adjust to life (and rats) in the big city.

LGBT Stories**

LGBT Stories documents the struggles, hardships, questions, joys, eye-openers and more, that many in the LGBTQI community have faced as they've opened up with the public, their families and most importantly themselves about their true identity, the decision to come out and what life is like today for them.


Lifestyle/Opinions

Nancy

Stories and conversations about the queer experience today. Prepare to laugh and cry and laugh again.

Trans Specific Partnership Podcast

Joanna Cifredo and Rebecca Kling discuss the politics of gender and sexuality of a culture in transition.

Transition Transmission Transgender Podcast***

Join a team of transgender and intersex podcasters as they discuss topics relevant to the transgender and LGBTQ community. Transition Transmission is a podcast by and for trans, queer, non-binary, and questioning individuals.

Strange Fruit

Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner host this weekly podcast of musings on politics, pop culture and black gay life.

By the Bi

Welcome to By the Bi, a podcast for anyone interested in learning a bit more about bisexuality, the swinger community, open relationships, BDSM and everything else your vanilla friends refuse to talk with you about. Join your hosts, a bisexual expat couple in Sydney Australia, as each episode we chat about ourselves, our experiences, and our relationships. We look forward to addressing specific questions or issues that you might have as well; so pull up a chair, grab a cocktail and listen in. Oh and, by the by, we're glad you're listening.

Bearded Fruit***

Politics and culture through an intersectional queer lens. In a post-marriage equality world, the LGBT community is moving into uncharted territory. With an eye on how queer identity intersects with race, gender and all of our other identities, we’re having conversations at the crossroads of queerness and the contemporary world.

Gay Mormon Stories Podcast***

Exploring the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Mormon experience through stories.

Gayish Podcast

Gayish is a gay & LGBT+ podcast that bridges the gap between sexuality and actuality. Mike and Kyle talk about gay stereotypes they fit into, ones they don’t, and everything in between.

The Tenth Voice

This podcast tracks the audio archives for “The Tenth Voice” radio show. The Tenth Voice is the Kansas City area’s only weekly broadcast created by and for LGBTQIA people in our community in the Greater Kansas City area and around the world online.

Lambda Weekly** 

LGBT radio for North Texas

The BiCast

Podcast For The Bisexual+ Community

The Lesbian Lounge

The Lesbian Lounge -powered by MyLesbianRadio.com - An American lesbian in London- one crazy, informative, laugh fest with all kinds of international LGBT news, events and guests!

Throwing Shade

Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity. Spend your Thursdays with the podcast called “the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming” by Entertainment Weekly and “Oprah’s #1 pick” by an iTunes reviewer who is not Oprah.


News

Tagg Nation Podcast

The podcast show that keeps you in the loop with lesbian and queer news, entertainment, and events. Your hosts discuss popular stories and articles, as well as hot topics, queer history, and more! Tagg Nation is the brainchild of Tagg Magazine, a publication for the queer women's community.

Huffpost Queer Voices***

Examine issues, explore culture and join discussions on the latest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news that matters most to the LGBT community.

The Randy Report

Tune in for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender news from the writer/editor of TheRandyReport.com, a daily blog reporting on the current news cycle in terms of politics, pop culture and entertainment news of interest to the LGBT community.


Social Justice/Activism

Pod Save the People

Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts, and the weekly news with fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith.

Black Girl Dangerous Podcast*

Listen to BGD Blog podcasts, including "The BGD Podcast with Raquel Willis" and "Spirit Medicine: A BGD Podcast About Healing, Wellness and Liberation" with CarmenLeah and ChE.

Minority Korner

Stop on by Minority Korner, a new podcast, every Friday. We'll visit neighborhood korners like: good ole race korner, the gender fun korner, sexy ass LGBTQIIALMNOP (there's a lot of letters there) korner, pop culture korner, politics korner, nostalgia korner, all from the lens of these two crazy minorities. Learn. Laugh. Play... like Blue's Clues! Only... more Black, gay, and lady like.

Umbrella***

The Umbrella Podcast is devoted to diverse members of the LGBT+ community gathering to talk about a wide range of intersectional, complex issues facing us, internally and externally.



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