“No Fats No Femmes”—ever heard of that? This episode talks about masculinity and discrimination within the gay community. Sidebar: “No Rice or Chocolate” is a thing too…
Lena Waithe's Superpowers
Interview with Emmy award winner Lena Waithe! You probably know her from Master of None’s amazing Thanksgiving episode (if you haven’t seen it, go see it now!). Lena talks about her queer identity in relation to blackness, entertainment, and femininity. I mean this is just an amazing episode because she just speaks so earnestly.
What Does It Mean to Sound Gay?
You know that stereotypically offensive gay voice? You can hear it in your head, right? A speech scientist dissects it and explains some real linguistic research done on the subject, and explains what it actually is as well as where and how it came to be. SPOILER: It’s not about sounding like a woman.
This American Life
There’s a difference between being a gay man and being a ‘sissy.’ This episode has four different stories about the discrimination men experience for behaving “effeminately” in their communities.
Coming Out Strong
Two stories here about being gay in the country…whatever you’re thinking about when you read that is exactly what you’re going to hear. One is a parent embracing it, another is a parent rejecting him and the pain that comes with it.