LGBTQ&A

  • Created by Jeffrey Masters
  • Reviewed by Kit

The following are out of 5

Racial Representation: 5

LGBTQ+ Representation: 5

Disability Representation: 5

Body Size Representation: 5

Gender Representation: 5

Socioeconomic Representation: 5

Mental Health Representation: 5

Religious Representation: 5

Own Voice: Yes

LGBTQ&A is an interview-based podcast where the host, Jeffrey Masters, a gay activist and employee of the Advocate (One of the oldest gay publications on the planet), interviews a diverse range of public figures – drag performers, actors, singers, sex workers, politicians, activists and writers – from all over the queer spectrum about a wide range of topics, lgbt-related and not. Unlike a lot of queer media, there are a wide range of diverse interviewees from a range of backgrounds.

There are many Black, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin, Native American and Canadian interviewees. Several of them are immigrants and refugees. There are discussions of how various cultures react to queer identities and the impact of racism. There have been several episodes about the relationship between being LGBT and religious with Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist subjects as well as featuring practitioners of various spiritual practices. There is a roughly equal mix of gay, lesbian, bisexual (male and female), trans women, trans men and nonbinary subjects from all over the gender spectrum. (Currently there is only one asexual and one intersex episode. Currently there are no aromantism-based episodes).

There are two-disability centric episodes, as well as an interview with a hard of hearing subject and several episodes discussing HIV/AIDS. There have been several interviews about depression and anxiety. There’s a roughly equal mix of male and female subjects with a significant number of nonbinary interviewees. There have been various episodes about restrictive body standards with several plus-sized interviewees. The interviewees are from a wide range of economic backgrounds with many having been poor and some homeless. Interviewees range in age from 17 to mid-eighties and are from all over the political spectrum. There are episodes about surviving various types of trauma such as hate crimes, domestic violence, and growing up in a cult.

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