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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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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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40: Josephine Baker: Her Amazing and Exhausting Life

Hey Queerstians, we’re finally back with another episode about the marvelous Josephine Baker. This woman lived more lives in her 68 years than a dozen people combined.

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37: Lucy Hicks Anderson: The Story of a Transgender Woman of Color in the 1940’s

We don’t know much about Lucy Hicks Anderson. Like many people of color living in the U.S. before the Civil Rights movement, her history has been buried beneath a white shrine. Yet we know enough from news articles and fragmented documents to know that Lucy was a badass in every sense of the word.

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29: Audre Lorde

Poet, Activist, Feminist, Lesbian – In this episode we cover the powerful and unabashedly proud Audre Lorde.

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9: Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin was a Quaker, a pacifist, a civil rights activist and finally, an open homosexual. While he was not active in the fight for LGBT rights until the last decade of his life, Bayard spent his life fighting for the equality of every human being.

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4: Marsha P. Johnson

“The shot glass heard around the world”. This was the phrase used to describe the legendary moment Marsha P. Johnson sparked the flame that would ignite into the LGBT civil rights movement. Read More