From fictional to historical, we have handpicked a list of the most addictive LGBTQIA+ podcasts for you to get hooked on this Pride Month
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The LGBTQIA+ community and allies celebrate June as Pride Month, tracing its origins back to the Stonewall Riots in 1969. The rebellious flame and its message of equality that set New York City ablaze have travelled across the globe. Before the pandemic hit, Pride Month was marked by vibrant Pride parades, and in absence of in-person events, there are various other mediums for folks to be a part of the queer conversation. We have handpicked a list of addictive LGBTQIA+ podcasts for the queer community and allies to get hooked onto.
Making Gay History
Author Eric Marcus dives into his 30-year-old audio archives to bring to listeners stories of the unsung champions who left an indelible mark on the queer civil rights movement. The podcast features intimate interviews with the likes of Jean O’Leary, Del Martin, and Vito Russo, and gives listeners a peek into the forgotten chapters of history. Roughly 25 minutes long, these rare interviews are binge-worthy.
Hosted by New York City-based comedians Melody Kamali and Carolyn Bergier, the podcast features diverse conversations around lesbian and queer life, pop culture, and news impacting the LGBTQIA+ community Each week, special guests join the hosts to dish out relatable and hilarious takes around these myriad subjects and offer listeners a sense of community that leaves them feeling entertained and seen. Each fun-filled episode ranges between 50 to 120 minutes.
Coming Out with Lauren and Nicole
‘Coming out stories’ hold a special place in the hearts of the LGBTQIA+ community. Best friends and queer women, Lauren and Nicole host people from different walks of life as they share their personal stories of coming out to family, friends, and the world at large. The deeply private experiences evoke a powerful emotional response from listeners. Each episode, featuring in-depth stories, is roughly 60 minutes long.
An award-winning podcast dedicated to non-binary and transgender folks, Gender Reveal explores the diversity of trans experiences. Educator and journalist Tuck Woodstock hosts this weekly podcast wherein he interviews notable transgender artists and activists, analyses current events, and answers listener questions. The podcast is a bold effort to get people, across the gender spectrum, to enhance their understanding of gender and its associated complexities. Each engaging episode ranges between 35 to 65 minutes.
Love and Luck
Australia’s first LGBTQIA+ drama podcast follows two men as they fall in love and make an attempt at a relationship in present-day Melbourne. Listeners follow their story via swapped voicemails that are often awkward and deeply relatable as they navigate the early stages of their relationship. If you are in search of fictional queer content and are fond of happy endings, Love and Luck will please you. You can set your own pace with episodes ranging between 10 to 50 minutes.
BGM: Bad Gay Movies= Bitchy Gay Men
You know how some movies are so bad, they’re good? Hosts Daniel Krolik, Michael Soulard, and Bil Antoniou analyse a bad queer movie every month. A riot for film enthusiasts, the podcast packs many punches and treats listeners to fun and witty conversations with well-informed panellists. The detailed episodes, ranging anywhere between 1 and 2 hours, are perfect to listen to while commuting or doing chores.