From the funny to the informative, and everything in between, we’ve rounded up 11 of the best LGBTQ+ podcasts to listen to this Pride Month and beyond.
It’s Pride Month 2021, and lockdown-easing means that we can celebrate in some of the ways we couldn’t last year. There are also still plenty of ways to be a (real) ally to the LGBTQ+ community. From supporting LGBTQ+ charities like Albert Kennedy Trust and Mermaids, to calling out homophobic or transphobic language and shopping at LGBTQ+ businesses, there are so many big and small things we can do in our daily lives.
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Another way of learning, celebrating and keeping yourself entertained is by plugging into an LGBTQ+ podcast. From the very funny to the highly informative, there are so many series to add to your podcast libraries. Unsure where to start? We’ve rounded up 11 of the best ones to tune into.
Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness
Part of Queer Eye’s ‘Fab Five’, Jonathan Van Ness needs no introduction. In his solo podcast, Getting Curious, Van Ness goes seeks an education on everything and anything he is curious about by talking to celebrities and experts in their respective fields. Past topics have so far ranged from astrology to trans rights and Black motherhood.
Listen to Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness here
Originally launched last year to mark Pride Month, Anthems is back in 2021 with more diverse voices sharing their personal missions and essays. This year’s line-up includes musician Jazmine Flowers, intersex activist Roshaante Anderson, comedian Oz Ismail and founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Judy Shepard.
Listen to Anthems here
Homo Sapiens is hosted by Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming and co-creator Chris Sweeney. Each week they bring you intelligent, informative and fun conversations that represent the interests of LGBTQ+ people around the world.
Previous guests include Stephen Fry, Hannah Gadsby and Cynthia Nixon. There is also an ‘Agony Uncles’ segment of the podcast, where Chris and Alan respond to questions from anonymous listeners with the typical humour, kindness and honesty that fans of the podcast have come to expect.
Listen to Homo Sapiens here
Sit in on an hour long-conversation between host and standup comedian, Cameron Esposito, and some of the brightest luminaries in the LGBTQ+ family. QUEERY explores individual stories of identity, personality and the shifting cultural matrix around gender, sexuality and civil rights.
Listen to Queery Podcast here
Bloggers Kid Fury and Crissle host this weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop culture’s most trying stars. No star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyoncé. (Or Blue Ivy.) The Read also serves as an on-air therapy session for two friends trying to adjust to life in the big city.
Listen to The Read here
A Gay and a Nongay
A Gay And A NonGay, hosted by James Barr and Dan Hudson, challenges many of our differences head on and promises that no matter who you are, or what you’re into, love is love.
Listen to A Gay and a Nongay here
Best pals Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are “super queer, super fun and ready to take over your podcast feed”. Join them for provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today.
Listen to Nancy here
Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi, who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity (and a dash of vulgarity).
Listen to Throwing Shade here
Afro Queer is the podcast about queer Africans living and loving on the African continent and in the diaspora. Host Selly Thiam celebrates queer love, and explores the laws affecting our lives, migration, media, race, class, censorship, family and sex (obviously).
Listen to Afro Queer here
Making Gay History
Intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history are brought to you from rare archival interviews featured in Making Gay History.
Listen to Making Gay History
Hosted by New York City-based comedians Carolyn Bergier and Melody Kamali, Dyking Out is a podcast about lesbian and queer life, news, and pop culture. Each week, Carolyn and Melody invite a special guest (comedians, musicians, actors, crushes) to dyke out with them about a topic that’s relevant to the LGBTQ world. But really, it’s just another way to advance the gay agenda.
Listen to Dyking Out here
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