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A podcast discussion about everything queer and creative. Hosts Renessa and Jonah talk with guests across creative industries about their creative process, life, love, struggles, and hustle. Join the kiki every Wednesday!Follow us on Instagram @thequeercreativepodcast, Twitter @creativequeer, and visit our website at www.thequeercreative.com.
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After a brief break during a global pandemic and a long-overdue uprising for Black Lives Matter, we’re back in full force for our third season! Jonah and Renessa recap the last couple of months in life, work, resistance and revolt. Renessa swears a lot today and apologizes in advance to any of her wonderful clients who listen.Our guest for this episode is MARGARET CHO, a five-time Grammy & Emmy nominated comedian, actor, award-winning activist, author, musician, and fashion designer, and queer icon! (Need we say more?) We discuss systemic racism in the U.S., quarantine activities, her postponed “Fresh Off the Bloat” comedy tour, her podcast The Margaret Cho, dating apps and her fuck phone, meditation, and making time for what you want to do as a creative and in life. Interview with Margaret begins at 00:23:13Listen after the interview for some fresh new Qmmunity Updates! And check us out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RU1PgQKIyY&feature=youtu.beEpisode links:Margaret Cho: https://margaretcho.com / Instagram @margaret_cho / Twitter @margaretchoMargaret’s Fresh Off The Bloat Tour updates: https://margaretcho.com/tour/G.L.I.T.S. - Gays & Lesbians Living In a Transgender Society: www.glitsinc.org/donations / Twitter @glitsInc / Instagram: @glits_incThe OKRA Project: Donate at www.theokraproject.com / Instagram & Twitter: @theokraprojectBlack Trans Femmes in the Arts (BTFA): Instagram & Twitter @BTFAcollectiveQmmunity Updates links:Teraj: Website: https://www.terajmusic.com/ /  Instagram @teraj08 / Twitter @IAmTerajBenjamin Gonzalez: Instagram & twitter @BenHaMeanie Megan Williams: @restless_mwtrainingBlake Silva: www.blakesilva.com / @blakeAsilvaParick Murphy III: @pjmurphIII / www.irishauthor3.tumblr.comJoel Davis Brown: www.souletry.com / https://open.spotify.com/artist/496xN3q6VeUX5A4KkGMZIW?si=MPfBWjMPS2CURfiCM03VzwMusic: “Double Dare Ya” by Bikini Kill
It’s our 1-year anniversary, Queer Creatives! This is our Season 2 finale, and we’ll be back in July. Don’t miss Jonah’s tangent about his pandemic small business woes and harassing Citibank employees. Renessa reports on Prince’s tribute special and some global 2020 Pride event resources. Our guest this week is Debbie Millman! She was one of the first in the game of the podcast phenomenon we know today, and one of the most influential designers of our generation. An author, educator, and businesswoman, Millman launched the hugely successful podcast Design Matters in 2005, and has interviewed 100’s of influential creatives and leaders. She’s authored six books, is the President Emeritus of the American Insitute of Graphic Arts, and the chair and co-founder of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City… among many other contributions to the creative world. We hear from Debbie about working with global brands and important non-profits, seeing your branding work all over the world, going after the things you want, being a great interviewer, coming out later in life, and love/life with her fianceé, writer Roxane Gay.Interview with Debbie starts at:  00:15:08Qmmunity Updates start at:  01:03:52Show Links:Pride events spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sbMOE10qUQgnwQWKaokZK5weEhV5fFCkam8c2vkvwvk/edit#gid=0Small Business Loans dramarama: https://www.politico.com/amp/news/2020/04/23/small-business-loans-sba-203846Debbie Millman: http://debbiemillman.comDesign Matters Podcast with Debbie Millman:Follow Debbie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debbiemillmanFollow Debbie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/debbiemillmanJoyful Heart Foundation: http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.orgQmmunity Updates links:Orange Juice & Biscuits podcast: https://www.dnrstudios.com/ojnb/Gattison: Instagram @gattisonofficial / Twitter: @iamgattison / music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDBK9yCovJE / Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gattisonofficial/transformation/s-Jzgo9G6bhIpRobert Fieseler’s article, “My marriage was broken. The coronavirus lockdown saved it” http://huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-lockdown-marriage-relationships_n_5e960d78c5b6a00694f48183
Zach Augustine | VISUALITY

Zach Augustine | VISUALITY

2020-04-1501:10:02

Our guest this week is Zach Augustine, who is the Vice President & Creative Director of the Art Department at Nike. We hear about his trajectory, from growing up as a military brat, to moving to NYC in 1991 and fearlessly freelancing as a photographer and stylist, to working as a CD at big retail brands, to his current role at Nike and the LGBTQ+ culture there. We also talk about his club kid days photographing people in the NYC nightlife world. His photos are featured in the book New York Club Kids by Waltpaper, and Zach is currently working on a photography book of his own which we can't wait to see.Stay tuned after the interview for a special Qmmunity Updates! We’re shouting out some of our special Queer Creative community members and links to their work. Interview starts at 00:11:56Qmmunity Updates start at 01:04:41Catch Jonah dressed as a gay sailor on the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/RhHK-OGheJAShow links:Follow Zach Augustine on Instagram: @zacharyaugustine“New York Club Kids” by Waltpaper: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/new-york-walt-cassidy/1132975284Nike BETRUE: https://www.nike.com/betrueChris Mosier: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_MosierAnother beautiful photo project Zach is included in: http://nuauthentic.comNikki Richard on Twitter: @NikkiZRichardDaniela Capistrano: Dcapmedia.com Peter Chapman: zapmancreativehaus.com, @pmaxc2490 on Instagram, Indiegogo https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-kept-boy#/Guy James Whitworth: www.guyjameswhitworth.comPriyanka SE: @priyanka.se on IG and SoundGirls article https://soundgirls.org/giving-up-wasnt-a-choice-freelancing-in-bollywood/ @priyanka.se on IGConfirmed Changes to Pride Events Due to COVID-19 Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sbMOE10qUQgnwQWKaokZK5weEhV5fFCkam8c2vkvwvk/edit#gid=0https://gcn.ie/pride-events-globe-cancelled-due-coronavirus/https://www.washingtonblade.com/2020/04/01/pride-organizations-announce-virtual-global-pride-celebration/
Jonah and Renessa catch up about their quarantines, how Coronavirus has affected their businesses, the Houseparty app, and Jonah's adventures down some deep, dark, gay corners of Twitter. This week’s Queerantine News & Culture updates include #queerthecensus, Trixie & Katya Save the World (#WOWHelpMe), the new network Quibi and gameshow GAYME with Matt Rogers & Dave Mizzoni. Sorry for the slight audio weirdness, we’re doing all we can these days!Our guest this week is the badass Rachel Paulson! We hear all about her acting and writing projects (including some exciting breaking news!!), growing up in an acting family, some insider acting industry intel, getting your work out there on the internet, getting sponsored, and drugs! We also play a game of "Lesbian Lightning Round," so be sure not to miss that!Quarantine News & Culture starts at 00:13:01Interview with Rachel Paulson starts at 00:18:04Check the video interview out on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DxaBqwpJOM&t=2sShow Links:Follow Rachel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rupaulson/Follow Rachel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rarapaulson?lang=enEqual show on HBO Max: http://www.newnownext.com/jim-parsons-greg-berlanti-equal-docuseries-lgbtq-history-hbo-max/10/2019/Good Kisser movie: https://www.goodkissermovie.comThe Dinner Parting: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10816062/Queer the Census: https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2020/3/24/want-count-then-queer-census-and-be-tallied // http://queerthecensus.org
We had to cancel our in-person podcast retreat and some big interviews due to COVID-19, but we managed to do Part II of our "Visible: Out on Television" discussion remotely and with a very special guest/fam of the pod, Jonah's sister Casey Kidik! Casey was blessed with gorgeous auburn locks, porcelain skin, and sharp wit, and we had a great time hearing her millennial perspectives on the LGBTQ representation and issues we learn about in episodes 4 and 5 of Visible. So if you're quarantined and bored, we've got a long-form episode here for your queertertainment! #queerquarantinecontentWe hope to return to our regularly scheduled programming with Queer Creative guests in a couple of weeks, but follow us on social for updates. Take care of yourselves and each other, everyone!Instagram: @thequeercreativepodcastTwitter: @creativequeerCasey's Instagram: @incaseofinjuryCasey's Twitter: @caseykidik
In lieu of a guest interview for this episode and the next, TQC is doing a two-part discussion on the new AppleTV docuseries, "Visible: Out on Television," which we're very excited about! The series explores the history of the LGBTQ movement through the lens of archival TV footage and new interviews with people like Lena Waithe, Margaret Cho, Janet Mock, Neil Patrick Harris, and many more. Executive producers include Wanda Sykes and Wilson Cruz. We talk about how we felt watching the first 3 episodes, things we learned, experiences with our own sexuality and homophobia, and memories of the first time we remember seeing queer people or characters on TV. So go get your free trial and watch along with us! We'll be discussing episodes 4 & 5 on the next episode. Let us know what you think! Leave us a rating and a review on iTunes, or comment on social media!Instagram: @thequeercreativepodcastTwitter: @creativequeerShow links: Watch Visible: Out on Television - https://tv.apple.com/us/show/visible-out-on-television/umc.cmc.1zkna505r4jre6fh7mjcncio0
Roger Q. Mason | POSITIVITY

Roger Q. Mason | POSITIVITY

2020-02-1901:22:11

On this week’s TQC intro, Jonah reports on seeing Oprah and Michelle Obama at Oprah’s 2020 Vision tour, and Renessa reports on an (unofficially) queer yoga class. Queer News & Culture topics include Black History Month, Zaya Wade’s coming out, and Ru Paul on SNL. We also share the winners of the Shaquanda Will Feed You hot sauce contest!Our guest this week is Roger Q. Mason, who is as a black, Irish, Filipino, queer, gender non-conforming writer/performer, director and producer. His work has been shown at theatres like the New York Theatre Workshop, New Group Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, and the American Theatre of Actors. He’s the 2020 recipient of the Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award, presented by Celebration Theatre and the City of West Hollywood. We hear about his love for stories, use of gender pronoun identification as an act of protest, and the rebirth of his inner showgirl, Taffeta, who he plays in his 2020 play “Lavender Men.” The play is a historical fantasia which follows Taffeta, a self-proclaimed "fabulous queer creation of color," who invades the private world of Abe Lincoln to confront issues of visibility, race and LGBTQ+ inclusion that still challenge us today. Donate by March 7th to the GoFundMe to help support the “Lavender Men” production at Skylight Theatre: https://tinyurl.com/rkmnppw. Roger’s charisma is undeniable, and his storytelling is colorful. Buckle up because you’re in for a ride for this interview!*****INTERVIEW BEGINS AT 00:23:05*****Song: "American Pie" by Shea DiamondShow Links:Roger Q. Mason: https://www.rogerqmason.comGoFundMe for “Lavender Men” premiere at Skylight Theatre: https://tinyurl.com/rkmnppw Roger’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/RogerQMasonRoger’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rogerq.mason/"Queer Playwright/Performer Roger Q. Mason Receives 2020 Chuck Rowland Award": https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/Queer-PlaywrightPerformer-Roger-Q-Mason-Receives-2020-Chuck-Rowland-Award-20200129?utm_source=New+E-Blast+List&utm_campaign=bb4dfd73e7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_01_01_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2c4cb4a61a-bb4dfd73e7-530845693Shaquanda Will Feed You hot sauce giveaway winners on Instagram: @briangryphon @Mandoandtheworld @elissabethh @Colriv84
Renessa and Jonah were together in New York for this week’s entire episode, so the kiki gets extra fun! Intro topics cover some Qmmunity updates, a Bisexual Break rant about the Twitter comments on the first out bisexual in the Miss USA pageant, Rachel Slawson, and Jonah’s nightmare experience at a “luxury escapism” Instagram scam.This week’s guest is artist Tyler Wallach, whose bright, bold street art style spans canvas, clothing, and pieces to benefit organizations like The Trevor Project, The Tyler Clementi Foundation, The Miami-Dade LGBTQ Business Association, Harrisburg PA LGBT Center, VOICES4, Callen Lorde, Habitat for Humanity NYC, and RED. We had a gay old time in his Brooklyn studio, got to see some new pieces he’s working on, and heard more about his background in musical theatre, transitioning to visual art, merchandising his art, and selling his talent to collaborate with brands like Samsung and Saks Fifth Avenue. We discussed topics like taking yourself seriously, talking money, and wearing the label “queer artist” with pride. We talk for a while, so deal with it, love it, live it. *****INTERVIEW STARTS AT 00:23:58*****Show Links:Tyler Wallach: https://tylerwallachstudio.bigcartel.com@tylerwallachstudio on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/tylerwallachstudioInterview song: "Smalltown Boy" by Bronski BeatFirst openly bisexual Miss USA contestant: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/miss-usa-competition-include-first-openly-bisexual-contestant-n1120606
It’s freaking freezing up in the Northeast, but we’re working through it. On today’s intro, Jonah and Renessa do some podcast Qmmunity shout outs, and then discuss some Queer News & Culcha updates, including the new shows Work in Progress, Cheer, and AJ and the Queen. Today’s guest is Andre Springer—a.k.a. Shaquanda Coco Mulatta—founder of hot sauce company Shaquanda Will Feed You. We hear about Andre’s Brooklyn-Bajan background, how his drag persona was born, and how he combined his loves of art, performance, and food to build a food product business. We also talk about lifelong learning and continuing to build skills, and well as delegating work to help a business grow.We are giving away signed bottles from Andre's hot sauce line (4 different kinds!). Leave us a rating and review on your podcast app, and we’ll shout you out on the pod and send you your delicious prize! ******INTERVIEW STARTS AT 00:29:05******Check out the YouTube video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UVQYtMNtPQ&feature=youtu.be"Roll it Gal" Song by Alison HindsShow Links:Shaquanda Will Feed You: https://shaquanda-will-feed-you.myshopify.comAndre on Bon Appetit: www.bonappetit.com › story › andre-springer-hot-sauce For Andre Springer, Hot Sauce Is Just One Part of a Drag …Garth Greenwell, Cleanness: http://www.garthgreenwell.comMark McNight photography: https://www.markmcknight.xyzTweet on the Struggle of Growing Up Queer Goes Viral: https://www.advocate.com/media/2020/1/08/tweet-struggle-growing-queer-goes-viral
Camila Grey | CURIOSITY

Camila Grey | CURIOSITY

2020-01-0801:09:50

Well it may be World War III thanks that d-bag in the White House, but we are determined to make 2020 the QUEEREST year of all even if we all go down in flames! We hear about Jonah's gaycation to Nicaragua and Columbia, discuss the royal lesbian wedding (#Krashlyn #KriegerGotaKeeper), the latest L Word Generation Q lesbo drama, and other queertertainment news. We then hear a little about one of Renessa's former lives with singing!But on to the TRULY exciting part of this episode: Our guest interview this week is with the beautiful, skilled, and just generally super dope musician, producer, and DJ, Camila Grey. Jonah was out of the office for this one, but Renessa was so lucky to get Camila on the phone in between her touring commitments with Adam Lambert! We talk about her background in music—from attending Berklee College of Music, to working a stint in the music biz before she started focusing on playing, recording, and performing, her time with Leisha Hailey and their band Uh Huh Her, to where she is today (having worked with artists like Dr. Dre, Busta Rhymes, Big Black Delta, Tricky, Linda Perry, Kanye West, Hans Zimmer, and Wendy Melvoin), and a solo project in the works (BREAKING NEWS!). And we talk about coming out to religious parents, queer representation in music today, and staying curious and eager to learn new things to hone your craft. Keep an eye out for Adam Lambert's upcoming Feel Something Foundation, which Camila will be serving on the board of! We'll post an update to social when that goes live : ) ****INTERVIEW STARTS AT 32:30****Check out the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqYRgM2MLP4Show Links:Follow Camila on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camgrey/?hl=enInterview song: “It’s Chemical” by Uh Huh Her. Download digitally: https://music.apple.com/us/album/future-souls/829781360Buy Uh Huh Her CDs and merch: http://www.uhhuhher.com/shopGay Astrology night in LA: https://www.facebook.com/events/the-satellite/gay-asstrology-lgbtqueer-party-capricorn-season/2110828182551202/https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/shannonkeating/little-women-greta-gerwig-saoirse-ronan-jo-march-queerQueer band MUNA: https://twitter.com/pinknews/status/1213819437607981056?s=21Ethereal Beings: https://soundcloud.com/etherealbeings
Ali Sands | IDENTITY

Ali Sands | IDENTITY

2019-12-2501:39:20

It’s Christmas, Queers! We have a Holigay themed intro today, complete with music, movie suggestions, and merriment (check out the video on YouTube https://youtu.be/vdji2ZIwNRQ). May 2020 be the queerest year yet! Our guest today is the lovely Ali Sands. She is a writer and speaker who journaled her experience with her own identity as her partner transitioned from female to male, in her memoir I Know Who You Are, But What Am I? A Partner’s Perspective on Transgender Love which is now in its second edition. We heard more about the time in her life meeting her partner, Rhys, her experience staying with him through his transition, her family’s response, questioning (and coming into) her own identity, the gender identities, the importance of community, and staying committed to loving Rhys. INTERVIEW STARTS AT 00:30:36Show links:Queer holiday movie lists:https://www.themarysue.com/queer-holiday-movies-and-shows/https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/queer-christmas-movies-ranked/Season of Love: https://www.tellofilms.com/products/season-of-loveGhosting: The Spirit of Christmas: https://www.hulu.com/movie/ghosting-the-spirit-of-christmas-1b80555d-2355-4f61-adfd-950a724ed48eAli Sands: https://alisandsspeaker.comBuy the Book, I Know Who You Are but What Am I?: A Partner's Perspective on Transgender Love: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1945586206/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i0Love appears in whatever form it chooses | Ali Sands | TEDxProvincetown:https://www.ted.com/talks/ali_sands_love_appears_in_whatever_form_it_chooses/transcript?language=enPreston Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Rhys Preston: https://www.mntransgenderhealth.org/chiropracticRECLAIM: https://www.reclaim.care
Jonah and Renessa discuss THE MOST important piece of queer news this week: The L Word Generation Q premiere. Sunday night's viewing event in Boston was a smashing queer success with the Lez Hang Out ladies and the Wicked Queer Film Festival! Our guest this week is Antwaun Sargent, art critic, curator and writer, who has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vice, Interview, and more, as well as essays for multiple museum publications. His first book, “The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion” (published by Aperture) tracks the emerging global movement of young artists reclaiming the black image, beauty, and identity. We discuss the problem and the movement his book examines, his career trajectory to becoming a writer and critic, and  looking to history to find examples of people who are like you.INTERVIEW STARTS AT 00:15:33Show Links:Buy The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion: https://aperture.org/shop/the-new-black-vanguard/Antwaun Sargent: https://www.antwaunsargent.comAntwaun's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sirsargent/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sirsargent?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EauthorAnd watch the video of this interview and others on YouTube! Check us out at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZs3TD6cnvryqPtNMzrZaUw?view_as=subscriber
First we do a brief PSA reminder to get pap smears, and then look at some of the latest in queer culture including the VMAs, SNL, and Dolly. We also chat about that time the Swedes called in gay to work in 1979.Our guest this week is Ava Glasscott, the first trans model signed to Maggie Inc., a makeup artist and hairstylist, and a nightlife and cosplay performer. She represented the State of Massachusetts in the Miss Trans USA Pageant in 2018 and 2019, and was a 2019 Boston Pride marshall (hey Charlie Baker, holler at ya girl!), and is currently working with Massachusetts Trans Women Leadership. Ava’s journey has been featured by NBC Boston and the WCVB-TV show Chronicle, and she was in Amy Schumer’s film I Feel Pretty (2018). She represented the State of Massachusetts in the Miss Trans USA Pageant 2018 and 2019, and her modeling work has appeared in the magazine Boston Spirit, Logo TV’sGo Out Loud, MAXIM'S FINEST and a Commonwealth of Massachusetts public health campaign. She also appeared in the documentary film All Stars: The Changing Face of Drag (2016), which she promoted at RuPaul’s DragCon in Los Angeles. We had a super fun kiki in the studio with Ava talking about all of the above, being her authentic self, and finding a tribe.*****INTERVIEW STARTS AT 23:25*****Show links:Intro:Look out for our next guest, Antwaun Sargent, and his book The New Black Vanguard: https://aperture.org/shop/the-new-black-vanguard/Holiday ad campaigns increasingly including queer references: https://www.queerty.com/big-brand-ad-campaigns-increasingly-include-matter-fact-queer-references-20191123 re—inc: https://re-website.comThe time the Swedes called into work https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/63529/time-swedes-called-gay-work Jason Mraz comes out as bi: https://www.washingtonblade.com/2019/11/22/jason-mraz-opens-up-more-about-his-bisexuality/ and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7712269/Jason-Mraz-admits-struggled-bisexual-years.html Interview:Song before interview: "Do Me" by Kim PetrasAva Glasscott’s website: www.avaglasscott.com Follow Ava on Instagram: @AvaGlassCott Twitter: @AvaGlassCottFacebook fan page: @AvaGlassCott  YouTube: @avaglasscott Ava’s hair and makeup work: @avaglasscott_hair_makeupNoxie‘s Instagram: @noxeema_jackson Massachusetts Trans Women on Facebook: @masstranswomenleadership / Instagram: @masstwl Gay Mafia Boston at Legacy every Saturday: Website: gaymafiaBOSTON.com / IG: @gaymafiaboston / @jovancardiniv Nanducket on Facebook: @NanducketStyle / Instagram: @nanducket / Website: www.nanducket.com
Hugh Ryan | INQUIRY

Hugh Ryan | INQUIRY

2019-11-1301:27:09

Renessa and Jonah catch up about work and the NYC Marathon a couple of weeks ago (which means we can finally stop talking about it until next year). We kept this week’s Queer News & Culture brief, and talked a little bit about 45’s deplorable efforts to let faith-based groups exclude LGBTQ parents, and the promising upsurge in queer characters on network TV shows.We then dive right into our interview with the smart, inquisitive, and handsome Hugh Ryan! Hugh is a writer, curator, and speaker in New York City. His work is about queer politics, culture, and history, and his new book, When Brooklyn Was Queer which is a groundbreaking exploration of the LGBTQ history of Brooklyn, from the early days of Walt Whitman in the 1850s up through the women who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, and beyond. We learn about how the inquiry into this research was inspired and carried out to write this book, some of the groups and specific people who were featured in it, and applying for grants. Hugh also shares a bit about his background and his other areas of work, which include teaching and working with the Urban Justice Center in NY (and maybe being a voice actor in the future?!) INTERVIEW STARTS AT 24:09Intro links:A new Trump administration rule could hurt LGBTQ youth in foster careStudy shows LGBTQ characters are at a record high on network TVLGBTQ Representation On TV Is Up Again, A GLAAD Report SaysAtypical Star opens up about being queerInterview links:Hugh Ryan’s WebsiteWhen Brooklyn Was Queer - Order the book!!!Follow Hugh on TwitterHugh’s PatreonLesbian Herstory ArchivesWeeksville Heritage CenterSong: “Freestyle” by Young M.A. (from “M.A. The Mixtape”)----------------Follow The Queer CreativeInstagram: @thequeercreativepodcastTwitter: @creativequeerYouTube: The Queer Creativewww.thequeercreative.com
TQC took a week off, but we're back with some personal and podcast updates! This week we're also joined by new friend of the pod Clayton for our very first "Millennial Moment" segment, where we discuss queer topics with someone younger (and smarter) than Jonah and Renessa (because let's face it, they're barely getting by). The topic this week is the term Latinx—Where did it come from and how/where is it used? Clayton shares his Latin roots and helps break it down. Our creative guest interview is Daniel Djuro-Goiricelaya. Daniel is not only a deep friend of the pod, he's also a Venezuelan-born, NYC-based interdisciplinary artist, and co-founder of El Patio De Mi Casa, an artist project and pop-up exhibition space for emerging artists. We talk art, design, materials, color (and reclaiming colors), culture, the importance of community, activism, meditation, and balancing work/life and a relationship. Jonah and Daniel also bond over preparing to run the NYC Marathon this weekend for the first time!INTERVIEW STARTS AT 46:07Show notes and links:Follow Daniel on Instagram: @ddjuroFollow Daniel’s available works: @bodegacolorEl Patio de Mi Casa: @lptdmcsDaniel’s website: www.ddgart.comTrevor Project LGBTQ+ History QuizFollow Clayton on Instagram: @amerikanichezigeuneLatinx comic by Terry BlasWhen Brooklyn Was QueerTinderbox: The Rise of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay LiberationPansy BoyJulie Goldman and Kamala Harris on CNN LGBTQ Town Hall Debate“Pimpin” track by Megan Thee Stallion“Saunter” track by Acra (a queer Venezuelan electronic music artist)
Bernardo Puccio | LONGEVITY

Bernardo Puccio | LONGEVITY

2019-10-1601:52:51

Jonah updates us on his recent running accident and upcoming anal surgery, and Renessa introduces the pod's first "Bisexual Break" segment during which she potentially opens a can of worms regarding bisexual versus pansexual identification. We're then joined by the very sweet Bernardo Puccio, who has been an interior designer to the stars over the last 50 years. He has written his memoir, 13 Pieces of Unmatched Luggage …And My Poodle: A Story of Survival, in which he documents everything from growing up pretty in the south in the 1960s, becoming an interior designer, hobnobbing with celebrities, marrying his husband Orin Kennedy, struggling with illness, and his love for his pets.His book tour dates will take him to NYC on Saturday Oct. 26 and Fort Lauderdale, FL on Sunday, Nov. 3, so check him out if you’re in the area. And there are upcoming book signing appearances in Dallas and Palm Springs. Find out more at bernardopuccio.com.Interview starts at 40:48Also, keep an eye out on @thequeercreative podcast or @lezhangoutpod for ticket info for The L Word viewing party in Boston on December 8th.
Jonah and Renessa's updates this week include Madonna's latest NYC performance, Drag Race UK, the onePULSE Foundation's National Pulse Memorial & Museum design contest finalists, Jonah's laundry list of goals in therapy, and making fun of each other's feet and thumbs. They then sit down with London-based artist Paul Harfleet to discuss The Pansy Project, which was catalyzed by a personal experience for him. Paul plants pansies at the site of homophobic abuse, and the flower is then photographed in its location, entitled after the abuse, and posted on the pansyproject.org. His photographs have been exhibited internationally. The Pansy Project has brought Paul around the world to memorialize homophobic hate crimes and was the focus of the documentary film Les Pensées De Paul. Paul also wrote and illustrated the book Pansy Boy and does workshops at schools across the UK, US, and Canada.Interview starts at 35:14Show links:Paul Harfleet and The Pansy Project: http://www.thepansyproject.comInstagram & Twitter: @thepansyprojectonePULSE Foundation Memorial & Museum Design Competition
TQC is back for a second season! Jonah and Renessa catch up about recent travels and news, introduce (and poke fun at) the pod’s new Producer, JC Cortez, and attempt to create their first YouTube video version of the episode (it's kind of sloppy guys, but also kind of fun). Big shoutout to Jason Rivera who created season 2's original music, thank you Jason, we love you! They are then joined by the most handsome and the most pretty fellow podcasters there are, Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard from Dumb, Gay Politics! Julie and Brandy share their thoughts/rage/emotions about the political climate, some tales of the Hollywood hustle, and what it takes to get a podcast off the ground and make some money at it. A very special thank you to Jason Rivera who created original music for Season 2, thanks Jay we love you!Interview starts at 35:20Links:Dumb, Gay Politics Podcast - www.julieandbrandy.com, @dumbgaypolitics, @mrjuliegoldman, @peeweethepeoplescouchMusic - Jason Rivera @jayriv81 twitter & instaProducer - JC Cortez - @a11amerjcStacey Abrams / Fair Fight - www.fairfight.comPhotography - Ella Farrell Photography - @ellafarrellphotography, @ellafarrellweddings, www.ellafarrellphotography.comMakeup - Najeema - @_najeema, www.najeema.comMarket Floral Studio - @market_floral_studio, www.marketfloralstudio.com“An Open Letter to Carribbean Men, From Caribbean Women”
Jon Laneri // Louis Vuitton

Jon Laneri // Louis Vuitton

2019-07-3101:23:57

It's TQC's first season finale!!! Jonah and Renessa reflect on Season 1, share an exciting announcement for Season 2, and make fun of each other as per usual. Then they bring in a real life friend of the pod, the Northeast Visual Merchandising Manager for Louis Vuitton, Jon Laneri! The kiki gets REEEAAAAAL sassy today folks. Topics include drag queens (of course), fashion, wedding planning, collecting tacky art, Jon's creative background and work with Louis Vuitton, his inspirations, and his critique of Season 1. Then Jonah and Renessa force him to play the show's first game, Queer Creative Trivia. Enjoy this crazy season finale, which ends with 80's hair metal. See you in September <3Interview with Jon begins:  16:15Jon talks about his work:  40:36Jon’s thoughts about Season 1:  1:05:39 Queer Creative Trivia:  1:12:32 Show Links:Jon's InstagramJon's TwitterPaper article about the Louis Vuitton / Virgil Abloh green project
Stefan Alexander

Stefan Alexander

2019-07-2401:22:161

Jonah and Renessa had a queer-fun-filled weekend together in NYC and got to record lots of goodies! In this special episode of TQC, they share a little about their own experiences dealing with chronic illness then talk to singer-songwriter Stefan Alexander, who had his own struggle with a chronic illness called Central Sensitization Syndrome. The illness caused him to take a hiatus from his art, but he's back and better than ever with fab new music, which you'll hear in the episode!Show Links:Spondylitis Association of America Preventing HIV with the 1 per day PrEP pill Jacob Riis Beach, NYC LGBT Historic Sites Stefan Alexander's website Stefan on social: Instagram  |  Twitter  |  YouTubeQueers N Peers, July 29th, 2019Mayo Clinic video discussing Central Sensitization Syndrome
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