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89 Billy Porter: Pose Star, Fashion Queen

Billy Porter has come to redefine the industry and shatter every boundary and binary in his way. Though he’s been in the industry for over 30 years it’s only in the last few that this incredible star had been getting the recognition he deserves. A conscious choice made when Porter chose his authenticity over fame; a decision few would have had the tenacity to follow through on. But today his hard work, dedication, and unwavering moral stance have earned him the role of a lifetime. Starring as the enigmatic Pray Tell on the hit TV show Pose, Porter serves us Ballroom Culture realness as he emcee’s the nightly challenges. But before we get to that, let’s start back at Billy’s childhood. *And before we start. We do want to add a trigger warning as we will be discussing sexual abuse and trauma*.

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88: Aromantic: Awareness and Activists

February 17th-23rd is Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week. And we want to make sure and recognize all of our Aro’s out there. And if you are Black and identify as Aromantic or Asexual, then we hope you are really enjoying this week during Black History Month. Celebrating both your history and your orientation recognizes the beautiful makeup of a person’s identity. So in today’s minisode, we want to discuss what it means to be Aromantic and how we can be an ally to the ACEs and ARO’s in our community.

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87: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness

As the name suggests, this day was created to focus on the specific epidemic of HIV & AIDS in black communities. And like everything that racism and bigotry touches, the AIDS crisis has been no different. We are not going to go into the full history behind AIDS as we will discuss that in June when we finally cover the AIDS epidemic. However, in this episode we will discuss the many biases and overt as well as subtle racism that prevented early treatment in black and brown communities. We will also give a fairly thorough explanation of HIV and AIDS and address some of the stigma around the virus.

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86: Lilly Wust and Felice Schragenheim, Berlin Brides

We’re back with Part 2 of our episode on Lilly Wust and Felice Schragenheim. When we last left off Lilly – a proud Nazi and wife of a German soldier, had just met Felice – who was an undercover Jew and a Resistance Fighter against Hitler’s evil regime. It was the height of World War 2 in 1942 and Germany was winning.

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85: Lilly and Felice Part 1, Forbidden Fruit

In the garden of Eden, Eve gave Adam a piece of forbidden fruit bringing about his downfall. And ever since then, if you believe in Biblical legend, humanity has fallen for one temptation after another. And so it happened again in Berlin in the midst of World War 2.

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84: Get Wet with Evan and Paul – and Joe too!

It’s a Wet and slippery journey through this episode. We welcome representative Joe Pascolla from Wet Lubricants to discuss all the amazing benefits of lube. And the benefits are endless!

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83: Sexual Assault Awareness

It is our commitment to educate on all queer related issues. From past moments and people in history to the current problems plaguing our community today. The matter of sexual assault and intimate partner violence is one of the most pressing issues among the LGBTQ.

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82: The Public Universal Friend (P.U.F)

Happy 2020 to all our listeners! We’re kicking the new year off with the intriguing story of a non-binary spiritual leader. The Public Universal Friend defied the standards of gender identity centuries before the modern day genderqueer movement began.

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81: 2020 For YQS

Join us as we look back at 2019 and discuss our visions for 2020!

80: Poland’s Rainbow Plague

The last few months have shown a spike in our Polish listeners. And it’s no wonder considering the violent anti-queer rhetoric that has filled the country lately. Sadly, the Pis Parties control of the country has put queer Poles in a dangerous predicament. On this episode we cover some of the current events in the Catholic dominated country. As well as the rich queer history of the Polish people. Join us as we delve into the rainbow plague!

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