This is a small collection of podcasts that readers of this guide might particularly enjoy or find helpful in learning about the queer community.
Without LGBTQ history, there is no American history. From Teaching Tolerance and hosts Leila Rupp and John D’Emilio, Queer America takes listeners on a journey that spans from Harlem to the Frontier West, revealing stories of LGBTQ life we should have learned in school.
Listen every week, as a different student, graduate, or LGBT+ producer tells their most #QueerAF story on the podcast by National Student Pride. The podcast commissions young LGBT+ producers to tell their own stories that are beyond the binary, sex-positive, challenge mental health, sexuality and identity taboos.
BFF 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.
Busy Being Black
Busy Being Black is ultimately a love letter to the queer Black community. On the show, hosted by Josh Rivers, guests regularly speak about combatting loneliness, isolation, shame, stigma and mental health – in order to live more fully in their lives. It features incredible guests each week and is a mixture of inspiration and taboo-breaking conversations.
This Way Out
On the air since April 1988, it’s currently heard on over 150 local community radio stations around the world. Each week we bring you an international LGBT news round-up and a variety of features on queer culture and politics. Our monthly Audiofile segment covers the lesbigay and trans music scene.
QUEERY with Cameron Esposito
Sit in on an hour long-conversation between host and standup comic, 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.
Making Gay History: LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive
Intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history brought to you from rare archival interviews.
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.
Food 4 Thot
Hosted by four friends, this round-table podcast is a recipe from all their brains, discussing (and sometimes disagreeing) on everything at the intersection of queerness and brownness—from Beyoncé to Borges, politics to peen sizes, Nietzsche to 90s R&B—combining the best of literary intellect with absolute trash. Like The View, but not terrible.
Qmmunity is the LGBTQ+ series that brings together our community to explore who we are as a whole and as individuals. But it also looks back at where we have come from, how we’ve changed & developed and what the future may hold for us.
In this new podcast, Jacob Edward has rounded up their favorite Queers to spilling the tea on their past and YOURS! If you want relatable stories about growing up queer and advice for you the listeners on how to deal with your embarrassing moments – this is the show for you.
History is Gay
History is Gay is a twice-monthly podcast where two queer nerds use their passion for social justice, history and storytelling to examine the overlooked and underappreciated queer ladies, gents and gentle enbies from the unexplored corners of history. Because history has never been as straight as you think.
LGBT Stories documents the struggles, hardships, questions, joys, eye-openers and more, that many in the LGBTQI community have faced as they’ve opened up with the public, their families and most importantly themselves about their true identity, the decision to come out and what life is like today for them.
A Gay and A NonGay
In a time when we’re all threatened by a rhetoric of hate from the people in power A Gay and A NonGay challenges our differences head on and resolves that no matter who you are, or what you’re into (Bruce Springsteen or Britney), love is love and Gays and NonGays can be friends.
Homoground is a queer (identified & allied) podcast focusing on bands, events and organizations that often get overlooked by mainstream publications and platforms. Homoground promotes queer visibility through music, videos, podcasts, events & other creative forms of multimedia. Same Ground. Different Sound.
*The content and views expressed in these podcasts do not necessarily reflect the views of The Ins & Outs: A Queer Resource Guide, the creator of the guide, or any community members who feature in or help create the guide.