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Your Queer Story: An LGBT Podcast

Your Queer Story: An LGBT Podcast

Author: Evan Jones & Paul Hobbs

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Your Queer Story is an LGBT podcast. Join us as we laugh, learn, and discover the history of the LGBT community and the people and events that shaped our society. We also cover religion, sexuality, politics, personal stories, civil rights, and much, much more.
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Today’s minisode is dedicated to a special person indeed and perfectly addresses a long-standing issue in the LGBTQ+ community. In March of this year, former representative Aaron Schock came out as gay. The name may be familiar as the politician made quite a name and a scandal for himself in the brief 5 years he... The post 106: Fuck You Aaron Schock appeared first on Your Queer Story.
105: The AIDs Crisis Part 2

105: The AIDs Crisis Part 2

2020-06-2401:11:26

We are continuing our coverage of the AIDS crisis during the 1980s. If you have not listened to part 1, we strongly encourage that you do so. We begin in 1983 when the crisis is finally gaining widespread medical attention. By now, the mystery disease had gone through several name changes. Starting with the misdiagnosis... The post 105: The AIDs Crisis Part 2 appeared first on Your Queer Story.
104: The ADIS Crisis Part 1

104: The ADIS Crisis Part 1

2020-06-1701:03:45

Today we present the first half of our two-part series on the 1980s AIDS Crisis and the way the epidemic unfolded in America during the first five years it was uncovered. There are few moments in history that have been darker for our community than the decade between 1980 and 1990. Almost every single LGBTQ+... The post 104: The AIDS Crisis Part 1 appeared first on Your Queer Story.
103: Black Lives Matter

103: Black Lives Matter

2020-06-1034:151

#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating... The post 103: Black Lives Matter appeared first on Your Queer Story.
102: Pride Anthems

102: Pride Anthems

2020-06-0338:13

We’ve officially launched into the most magical time of the year and even though this year will look a lot different than usual, we can still make June as queer as possible. In order to honor the struggles of those before us, we will be covering some grim yet necessary parts of our LGBTQ+ History... The post 102: The Anthems of Pride appeared first on Your Queer Story.
Today’s episode drops just 5 days before the launch of Pride Month. That special time of year that rejuvenates us with hope, confidence, and glitter. One of the best parts about Pride today is that so many companies and organizations show their open support online, in their media, and through rainbows plastered on the front... The post 101: Being An Effective Ally To The LGBTQ appeared first on Your Queer Story.
Well, folks, we made it to 100 episodes and we wanted to give you what your love best, queer true crime. Today’s story is the infamous rivalry between lesbian, feminist Valerie Solanas and gay, artist Andy Warhol. Which culminated in the attempted assassination of Warhol by Solanas in 1968. But who was Solanas and what... The post 100: Valerie and Andy; Muderous Rivalry appeared first on Your Queer Story.
99: Agender Visibility

99: Agender Visibility

2020-05-1332:59

Next week on May 19th, we celebrate Agender Pride Day. So today we want to recognize Agender Visibility and discuss the spectrum that is gender. We’ve had a lot of people reach out and ask us questions about gender and requested an episode on what it’s like if you fall in the middle of the... The post 99: Agender Visibility appeared first on Your Queer Story.
Let’s begin with a passage from our topic today: She broke off abruptly, and they stared at each other. ‘Do you know what you’re saying?’ Angela whispered. And Stephen answered: ‘I know that I love you, and that nothing else matters in the world.’ Then, perhaps because of that glamorous evening, with its spirit of... The post 98: Well of Loneliness; Lesbian Visibility appeared first on Your Queer Story.
Use gender neutral language when discussing sex Some people with vaginas are men Some people with penises are women Some people have ambiguous genitals (intersex) Include “gay sex” when teaching (vaginal, oral, anal) Teach douching and hygiene for anal sex Talk about the importance of lube Stress that not sex is insertion Remember to teach... The post 97: How to Teach LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Sex Ed appeared first on Your Queer Story.
Carol Baskin was born on an Air Force base in Bexar County, Texas on June 6, 1961. Like Joe, she didn’t have an ideal childhood and ran away from home at age 15, hitchhiking from Florida to Maine. She slept underneath cars until she could afford her own truck and then slept in the back... The post 96: Tiger King; Carole ******* Baskin appeared first on Your Queer Story.
95: Tiger King

95: Tiger King

2020-04-0801:01:06

Today we cover a docuseries that has captivated the nation and the world at large for its sheer audacity and bizarre twists and turns. And while there are so many reasons to love, or love-to-hate, Tiger King, we here love it mostly because it is so damn queer. Along with a gay protagonist, who weds... The post 95: Tiger King; an Exotically Queer Tale appeared first on Your Queer Story.
Today is April Fools and so we thought it only fitting to cover two of the biggest fools to ever hold office, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Though an ocean separated the two world leaders, their response to Gay Rights and the AIDS crisis during the 1980s would leave a deadly impact on the queer... The post 94: Villains: Reagan and Thatcher appeared first on Your Queer Story.
Today we are headed to China to cover one of the most inspiring transgender activists of our time. An individual who is defying gender binaries in a country that has done very little in the way of LGB rights, and even less for trans and gender non-conforming folks. Despite this, activist and business owner Chao... The post 92: Chao Xiaomi: Chinese Trans Activist appeared first on Your Queer Story.
92: Coronavirus

92: Coronavirus

2020-03-1846:37

Today we’re doing an unscripted episode on the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. We know there’s a lot of information out there and no doubt many of our listeners are tired of hearing about the epidemic. However, it is important that we address the fast-spreading virus. We want to encourage those quarantined indoors, calm some... The post 92: Coronavirus appeared first on Your Queer Story.
91: Eleanor Roosevelt

91: Eleanor Roosevelt

2020-03-1152:13

Today we cover one of the most well known feminist icons of the 20th century; First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. She was by far one of the most influential and active partners of any sitting president. She also held the title of First Lady longer than any other individual since her husband was the only president... The post 91: Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady In Love appeared first on Your Queer Story.
90: Barbara Smith

90: Barbara Smith

2020-03-0448:17

Today we address a feminist icon, civil rights legend, and queer revolutionary, Barbara Smith, one of the longest and most committed activists to freedom and justice for all people. She’s 73 years old today but age has hardly slowed her down. As she is still actively sought after by people from all walks of life.... The post 90: Barbara Smith; Literary Legend appeared first on Your Queer Story.
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;... The post 89 Billy Porter: Pose Star, Fashion Queen appeared first on Your Queer Story.
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... The post 88: Aromantic: Awareness and Activists appeared first on Your Queer Story.
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... The post 87: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness appeared first on Your Queer Story.
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Casey Daniels

I really love this podcast. They give aspects of history that I don't get anywhere else. As a community starved queer listening to Evan and Paul's banter makes me feel like I'm chatting with pals. Thanks for putting out great content.

Jun 7th
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Megan Mills

This was very informative!

Apr 23rd
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Valerie Anne

this is the first episode I've listened to and I couldn't stop laughing.

Aug 30th
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