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Shadi Petosky: Chosen Families & The Challenge of Gender | LGBTQ&A

Shadi Petosky talks about wanting to create a diverse and inclusive world in her animated series, Danger and Eggs. She also talks about still being confused and challenged by gender, switching up pronouns amongst friends, and why we have a great responsibility to love and honor the people in our chosen families. Shadi also talks about how she didn’t think she could have a career in television as an out transgender woman before Laverne Cox got famous.

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LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters documents the stories of the LGBTQ community — all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by AfterBuzz TV. Interviews are also filmed and available on YouTube.

AfterBuzz TV (Los Angeles, CA) is an online broadcast created by E! Host, Maria Menounos and producer, Keven Undergaro, and has over 23 million weekly downloads in over 150 countries. Nicknamed “the aftershow network”, when viewers finish watching episodes of their favorite shows, they can go to afterbuzztv.com to watch or listen to a post-game after-show where hosts break down that night’s episode and interview cast and crew. The network produces over 90 aftershows per week.

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Michael Varrati: Horror Movies Are Coming Out of the Closet & We’re So Proud of Them! | LGBTQ&A

Michael Varrati talks about the queer undertones (both hidden and overt) in horror movies and why the recurring theme of the underdog who has to persevere in the face of adversity is so relatable. He talks about how there are many horror stories, like The Laramie Project, that we don’t consider to be horror movies because they’re based on true events. Michael also shares stories from touring the country with the legendary drag queen, Peaches Christ, and the mainstream media’s use of drag terms like “throwing shade”. Michael Varrati is a screenwriter and hosts the podcast, Dead for Filth.

ABOUT LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters:

LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters documents the stories of the LGBTQ community — all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by AfterBuzz TV. Interviews are also filmed and available on YouTube.

AfterBuzz TV (Los Angeles, CA) is an online broadcast created by E! Host, Maria Menounos and producer, Keven Undergaro, and has over 23 million weekly downloads in over 150 countries. Nicknamed “the aftershow network”, when viewers finish watching episodes of their favorite shows, they can go to afterbuzztv.com to watch or listen to a post-game after-show where hosts break down that night’s episode and interview cast and crew. The network produces over 90 aftershows per week.

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Cheryl Dunye: Why We Need to Change the Way Queer Stories Are Told | LGBTQ&A

Cheryl Dunye is a pioneering queer filmmaker. She talks about the enduring legacy of her film, The Watermelon Woman (celebrating its 20th anniversary), and directing sex scenes with brown bodies, why she’s no longer interested in making the compromises necessary to be a commercial filmmaker. She also talks about supporting more films by and about queer people of color and the significance of undocumented queer history.

ABOUT LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters:

LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters documents the stories of the LGBTQ community — all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by AfterBuzz TV. Interviews are also filmed and available on YouTube.

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Our Lady J: The Birth of Transgender Identities in Pop Culture | LGBTQ&A

Our Lady J talks about being a writer for Transparent, the power and responsibility that storytellers have, and shares the “beautiful and excruciating” moments from growing up in a predominantly Amish community. She talks about playing piano for people like Sia, as well as the discrimination she faced in the music industry after she transitioned. Our Lady J also describes the ongoing process of learning to love herself, saying she’s no longer interested in lying about her age.

Our Lady J is an American classical pianist, television writer, and singer-songwriter. She is best known for writing for the 2014 Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning television series Transparent. OUT Magazine has named Our Lady J one of their “OUT 100,” and The Huffington Post honored her on their list of transgender icons.

Our Lady J is also a much-sought-after pianist in the music industry, with collaborations including Sia Furler, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry, Antony, Scissor Sisters, Justin Tranter, and countless Broadway stars. She has performed in the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Hollywood Palladium, Alice Tulley Hall at Lincoln Center, and the legendary CBGB. As a classical pianist, she has worked with American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Los Angeles Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and the Mark Morris Dance Group.

ABOUT LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters:

LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters documents the stories of the LGBTQ community — all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by AfterBuzz TV. Interviews are also filmed and available on YouTube.

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Kristin Russo: LGBTQ Sex Ed, A-Camp, Reclaiming Bisexuality | LGBTQ&A

Kristin Russo (author of This is Book for Parents of Gay Kids) talks about Autostraddle’s A-Camp (where she is the co-director), the special importance of sex ed in LGBTQ communities, and social pressures she faced to identify as a lesbian instead of bisexual. She also talks about her efforts to make LGBTQ youth feel seen with her website, Everyone Is Gay, why “queer” is such a special word, and explains her religious beliefs, saying that when she and her wife are going through a difficult time, they pray together.

ABOUT LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters:

LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters documents the stories of the LGBTQ community — all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by AfterBuzz TV. Interviews are also filmed and available on YouTube.

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Laith Ashley: Everything is a Spectrum, Nothing is Binary | LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters

Laith Ashley talks about why transgender men are less visible than transgender women in society, says people police his gender as much now as they did before his transition, and why living openly as a transgender person is a privilege that not everyone has. He also talks about people’s obsession with his (and his girlfriend’s) genitalia, the stigma around dating transgender people, and why modeling is a craft (and a lot of hard work).

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LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters documents the stories of the LGBTQ community — all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by AfterBuzz TV. Interviews are also filmed and available on YouTube.

AfterBuzz TV (Los Angeles, CA) is an online broadcast created by E! Host, Maria Menounos and producer, Keven Undergaro, and has over 23 million weekly downloads in over 150 countries. Nicknamed “the aftershow network”, when viewers finish watching episodes of their favorite shows, they can go to afterbuzztv.com to watch or listen to a post-game after-show where hosts break down that night’s episode and interview cast and crew. The network produces over 90 aftershows per week.

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Transgender Veteran Shane Ortega: The Pentagon Was Blindsided by Trump’s Ban

Jeffrey Masters interviews Shane Ortega on LGBTQ&A

By: Jeffrey Masters

In an interview on LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters, Shane Ortega (the first transgender person to serve openly in the military) discusses Donald Trump’s announcement banning transgender people from serving in the military. He talks about how the Pentagon was blindsided, why people are already afraid to come out in the military, and explains why trans people are not a burden.

Click here to listen to the full interview.

LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters is an interview series that documents the stories of the LGBTQ community. Previous guests include Asia Kate Dillon, Ross Mathews, Trixie Mattel, Laura Jane Grace, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Nico Tortorella, Peter Paige, Cleve Jones, and Shane Ortega.

Shane Ortega says the Pentagon was blindsided by President Trump’s announcement: 

“Donald Trump had actually not even referred to the Joint Chiefs of Staff when making this decision. He claims that he talked to officials and generals about it and actually the entire Pentagon was blindsided.”

Shane talks about the reaction from active service people: 

“The fear is that they’ll get a bad conduct discharge which means that they wouldn’t be able to get any sort of employment and that they wouldn’t have any access to any veteran’s benefits. A lot of people would be crushed.”

Shane says people are already afraid to come out so the estimated number of transgender people serving is most likely higher: 

“The Trump climate has bred a more intense and traumatic atmosphere for people serving. There are not as many people coming out, so I believe that number is quite higher.”

Shane says this is a distraction and being used to pit Americans against each other: 

“He’s using this as a distraction from his impending impeachment. He’s also using this as a tactic to pit the American people against each other. He’s starting with these marginalized groups and radicalizing small towns folk that voted for him and he’s trying to basically enforce a tyrannical reign that’s unconstitutional. That’s really what’s going on here.”

Shane disputes that transgender people are a burden:

“Transgender people are not a burden. I would say that, if anything, most military folk who are transgender are somewhat OCD and a bit of over-achievers. If anything they’re bringing their units up by being those work horses. But to say that transgender people in the civilian population are a burden, they are not a burden. They just don’t necessarily have the accessibility due to the ignorance of our society and that’s what saddens me the most.

I’m just afraid for the service members and their families. I’m afraid for the American public. Once we can attack such a professional institution like the military, that means that no one is ever going to live up to the standards of whatever it is in Donald Trump’s eyes you need to be considered human and worthy of the ability to thrive or get access to education or healthcare. No one will meet that measure and that’s scary.”

Shane talks about how diverse the military is: 

“The United States Military is the most diverse employment institution in the entire country. That means we have people with multitudes of ethnic backgrounds, we have people with multitudes of income levels and education levels, male and female, and obviously transgender people. And then we have the largest employment of LGBT people across any company or organization.”

The full interview with Shane Ortega is available on iTunes: http://apple.co/2u2NNh9

Special Episode! Shane Ortega Reacts to Trump’s Transgender Military Ban | LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters

Shane Ortega is the first transgender person to serve openly in the military. He talks about how to interpret President Trump’s tweets banning trans people from serving in the military, explains why it’s so detrimental that Trump didn’t seek guidance from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and says that as of now, there hasn’t been any changes to official military policy concerning trans people. Shane also talks about why this is a human rights issue, not just concerning LGBTQ people.

For the full LGBTQ&A interview with Shane, click here: http://apple.co/2pZjmtx

Shane Ortega is a transgender, disabled and retired combat veteran. He transitioned in 2009 while actively serving. Shane was retired as a Staff Sergeant with eleven total years in two different branches of service: the United States Marine Corps from 2005-2009 and then United States Army in 2009-2016. He served multiple tours in both Iraq and Afghan theaters. Shane Ortega is a professional public speaker and an LGBTQ health educator.

Since 2008, Shane Ortega has set the bar high in accomplishing LGBTQ military equality. His first accomplishment was Co-founding a transgender specific Chapter for Outserve-SDLN. He created this safe space for actively serving transgender military personnel and later became its leader in 2008. 2010 was also a huge year for Shane, He was voted to board member of Military Freedom Coalition (503c) where he worked in aide of Joshua Block(ACLU) on the repeal of DADT, equal opportunity protections for LGB service members and he was hugely instrumental in lifting the ban for transgender military service. In 2013, Shane also co-founded SPARt*A- a non-profit LGBT military support group.

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LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters documents the stories of the LGBTQ community — all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by AfterBuzz TV. Interviews are also filmed and available on YouTube.

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Erin Judge: Plus Size Women Can Have Active, Healthy Sex Lives, OK?! | LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters

Erin Judge (comedian and author of Vow of Celibacy) talks about how overweight people are able to have active, healthy sex lives, despite how the media often represents them. She also talks about why it’s healthy to experiment sexually when you’re younger and why it should be more OK for women to talk about sex. Both Erin and her mom are bisexual, and she discusses what it’s like to grow up in an intergenerational queer household, having to keep her mom’s secret from the rest of their family, and why being polyamorous is a choice and not just something you’re born with.

ABOUT LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters:

LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters documents the stories of the LGBTQ community — all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by AfterBuzz TV. Interviews are also filmed and available on YouTube.

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ABOUT ERIN JUDGE:

Erin Judge started out doing stand-up at the best comedy club in the world: the Comedy Studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since then, she’s appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, as well as performing in more than 60 North American cities with the CAKE Comedy Tour. Her first comedy album, So Many Choices, is available from Rooftop Comedy. Erin’s debut novel, Vow of Celibacy, won Best Fiction at the 2016 Bi Book Awards and her writing’s appeared in VanityFair.com, the Advocate, and Salon. Erin currently co-hosts Romantic Comedy, a popular monthly comedy show at The Ripped Bodice, the country’s first romance bookstore, in Culver City, CA.

 

Chani Nicholas: Astrology is a Tool for Liberation | LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters

Chani Nicholas talks about astrology as a way to guide and invoke a sense of awe in our lives. She discusses activism as a way of healing, looking at Donald Trump’s astrology charts, and the toxic mixture that privilege and comfort can create. Chani also talks about meeting her wife and says that for the first time in her life, she finally has a support system.

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LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters documents the stories of the LGBTQ community — all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by AfterBuzz TV. Interviews are also filmed and available on YouTube.

AfterBuzz TV (Los Angeles, CA) is an online broadcast created by E! Host, Maria Menounos and producer, Keven Undergaro, and has over 23 million weekly downloads in over 150 countries. Nicknamed “the aftershow network”, when viewers finish watching episodes of their favorite shows, they can go to afterbuzztv.com to watch or listen to a post-game after-show where hosts break down that night’s episode and interview cast and crew. The network produces over 90 aftershows per week.

ABOUT CHANI NICHOLAS:

Chani Nicholas believes that what makes us different informs our humanity and that our humanity is our greatest asset. She believes that what we have survived can eventually help us to thrive, and that we all have within us the wisdom that we need at any and every moment. She offers what she know in hopes that it stimulates and awakens others’ ability to access their own wisdom and healing.

Chani Nicholas has been a student of astrology since she was 12 years old and a counseling astrologer for almost 20 years. Many of her ideas, philosophies, and concepts have been and are constantly shaped by LGBTQI2S, POC, feminist writers, artists, thinkers, activists and community members as well as by my many brilliant colleagues and folks that she works with both in individual readings and group settings. She aims to make astrology practical, approachable and useful. Otherwise it’s all just cosmic hot air and planets far from reach.

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Alexandra Billings: Being Transgender is a Gift | LGBTQ&A w/ Jeffrey Masters

Alexandra Billings talks about meeting her wife while in high school, the women who mentored her, and why Larry Kramer asked her not to march in the AIDS marches. She also talks about her connection to her great-great-grandmother who was assigned male at birth, the changing of labels within the trans movement, why she used to refer to herself as a female impersonator, and why being trans is a gift.

ABOUT LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters:

LGBTQ&A is an interview podcast highlighting the different members of the LGBTQ community — artists, activists, lawmakers, and business people. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by AfterBuzz TV. Interviews are also filmed and available on YouTube.

AfterBuzz TV (Los Angeles, CA) is an online broadcast created by E! Host, Maria Menounos and producer, Keven Undergaro, and has over 23 million weekly downloads in over 150 countries. Nicknamed “the aftershow network”, when viewers finish watching episodes of their favorite shows, they can go to afterbuzztv.com to watch or listen to a post-game after-show where hosts break down that night’s episode and interview cast and crew. The network produces over 90 aftershows per week.

ABOUT ALEXANDRA BILLINGS:

Alexandra Billings is an actress, singer, author, teacher and activist. She currently plays Davina on Transparent. Alexandra Billings has been acting since 1968 and has performed across the United States in hundreds of plays and musicals. She’s played everyone from Mama Rose in “Gypsy,” to Mrs. Lynde in “A Doll House.” Most every stage role is considered to be a first for a transgender actress. Her one-woman autobiographical show, “Before I Disappear,” toured from Chicago to Boston to Los Angeles, and finally off-Broadway at The Producer’s Club, winning rave reviews and running for over 10 years. She originated the role of Alejandra in “Time to Burn” by Charles Mee at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago and toured to off Broadway in Jeff Richmond and Michael Thomas’ camp classic, “Hamlet! The Musical!” Her CD “Being Alive,” produced by Ralph Lampkin, Jr., was up for Grammy consideration in 2002.

Alexandra married her high school sweetheart Chrisanne Blankenship-Billings in 1996 in a ceremony held at the Bailiwick Theater in Chicago, and then recently, they were legally married, before the denial of Proposition 8, in Los Angeles in 2009.

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Jennifer Finney Boylan: ‘There’s Nothing More Radical Than Raising a Family’ | LGBTQ&A

Interview with Jennifer Finney Boylan on LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters

By: Jeffrey Masters

In an interview with the podcast, LGBTQ&A, Jennifer Finney Boylan (author and transgender activist) talks about how the public perception of transgender people has changed over the last 15 years, why that increase in visibility has also created more political opposition, and she explains why she is no longer interested in defending her humanity. 

The full interview with LGBTQ&A is available on iTunes and YouTube.

LGBTQ&A is an interview series hosted by Jeffrey Masters. Previous guests include Asia Kate Dillon, Ross Mathews, Trixie Mattel, Laura Jane Grace, Peter Paige, Cleve Jones, and Shane Ortega.

Jennifer Finney Boylan talks about how the public’s understanding of transgender people has changed over the last 15 years:

When I came out as trans, I really had to explain to people what I was talking about. I remember people saying, “So, wait. Transgender…does that mean that you’re super gay?” Which I used to get to get all cross and angry, but now I’m like, “Yes. I’m super gay. I have super powers.”

I did feel this compulsion, or this obligation I should say, to explain, to bring in, and, to some degree, to defend. That was 15 years ago and now my experience is very different. When I speak to people, they are often very familiar with transgender issues. Even the most uninformed audience still has a vague sense of what transgender might mean.

Boylan says that with more visibility in the transgender community, there has been an increase in opposition, most of which falls upon people of color. 

The blowback generally doesn’t fall upon me, on white ladies of privilege from New England. The blowback falls on people of color, women of color, particularly in the transgender community, and not only, but particularly people who are doing sex work, some people who want to do sex work and others who have to because that’s the only way to keep the lights on while you’re trying to figure out what to do with your life…how to get from where you are to where you want to be. And it costs a lot of people their lives.

Boylan says in spite of our differences, people must still be treated with kindness:

When I speak to people now, I want people to know as much as they can about the community, but the most important thing that they need to know is maybe not the differences between all of us, but the fact that the main thing you can do is to open your heart, just open your heart. And if you don’t know the difference between someone who’s identifying as a crossdresser and someone who’s identifying as a transsexual woman, if you don’t know the difference between those two things, that’s still OK. What matters more is that you approach them with love and kindness and curiosity, and a deep dive into their sexual and gender identities might not even be the first thing out of your mouth.

Boylan says that the most radical thing she’s done is raise a family:

I have raised two sons in rural Maine in a conservative town, I have been married now for almost 30 years to the same woman, 12 years as husband and wife and almost 18 years as wife and wife, and I think it some ways, there’s nothing more radical than raising a family. Going in and doing your work, it’s the showing rather than the telling.

Boylan says she is no longer interested in defending her humanity against critics of transgender people: 

And people will ask me to provide the defense, to provide the counter, and you know what my counter is? My counter is: look at me. Look at my life. You wanna know how I refute you? I refute you by living every day according to what’s in my heart and to the stars by which I pilot my boat, and I’m not here to have an argument about my own humanity. I’m not here to even participate in an argument about my humanity, which I might actually win or lose. Right?

Nobody should have to take part in a conversation in which their sense of self is something that they have to defend, and that’s if you’re nonbinary or binary or mortal or immortal. People should get to be themselves, period.

Click here to listen to the full podcast with Jennifer Finney Boylan and Jeffrey Masters on iTunes or watch on Youtube:

Jennifer Finney Boylan: Where We’re Going & The Future of the Trans Movement | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Jennifer Finney Boylan talks with Jeffrey Masters about working with GLAAD to accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ people. She says that the marriage equality movement was successful because it changed the discourse from being about “sex” to “love”, and we debate about what words will be most successful for trans people to use to further the transgender movement. Jennifer Finney Boylan also discusses her new novel, Long Black Veil, The Lord of the Rings, moral imagination, and explains why she is no longer willing to participate in an argument about her humanity.

ABOUT LGBTQ&A:

LGBTQ&A is an interview podcast highlighting the different members of the LGBTQ community — artists, activists, lawmakers, and business people. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by AfterBuzz TV. Interviews are also filmed and available on YouTube.

AfterBuzz TV (Los Angeles, CA) is an online broadcast created by E! Host, Maria Menounos and producer, Keven Undergaro, and has over 23 million weekly downloads in over 150 countries. Nicknamed “the aftershow network”, when viewers finish watching episodes of their favorite shows, they can go to afterbuzztv.com to watch or listen to a post-game after-show where hosts break down that night’s episode and interview cast and crew. The network produces over 90 aftershows per week.

PROFESSOR JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN, author of fifteen books, is the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University. She also serves as the national co-chair of the Board of Directors of GLAAD, the media advocacy group for LGBT people worldwide.

She has been a contributor to the op/ed page of the New York Timessince 2007; in 2013 she became Contributing Opinion Writer for the page. Jenny also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.  Jenny also serves as Special Advisor to the President of Colby College in Maine.

Jennifer Finney Boylan is a consultant and cast member for I AM CAIT, the docu-series about Caitlyn Jenner that debuted on the E! network in July of 2015; and also served as a consultant to the Amazon series TRANSPARENT.

Her 2003 memoir, She’s Not There: a Life in Two Genders(Broadway/Doubleday/Random House) was the first bestselling work by a transgender American. A novelist, memoirist, and short story writer, she is also a nationally known advocate for civil rights. Jenny has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show on four occasions; Live with Larry King twice; the Today Show,the Barbara Walters Special, NPR’s Marketplace and Talk of the Nation; she has also been the subject of documentaries on CBS News’ 48 Hours and The History Channel.

Jennifer Finney Boylan lives in New York City, and in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, with her wife, Deedie, and her two sons, Zach and Sean.

Jeffrey Masters is an actor, host, and writer in Los Angeles. He documents the stories of the LGBTQ community on his podcast, LGBTQ&A. Guests include Ross Mathews, Cleve Jones, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Asia Kate Dillon, Shane Ortega, and many others.

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AFTERBUZZ TV Launches New LGTBQ Interview Series: LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters

Jeffrey Masters: LGBTQ&A Podcast | Powered by AfterBuzz TV

Jeffrey Masters: LGBTQ&A Podcast | Powered by AfterBuzz TV

AfterBuzz TV has launched LGBTQ&A, an interview series highlighting different members of the LGBTQ community. It’s the first of its kind and a way document the stories of the entire LGBTQ community as a whole: all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in-between.
LGBTQ&A show is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and premiered with an interview with Ali Liebegott (Transparent). Guests have included Ross Mathews (E!, Hollywood Today Live), Joshua Allen (Empire), Arisce Wanzer (Oxygen’s Strut), and Jacob Tobia (genderqueer activist).
LGBTQ&A is a way to celebrate the diversity of our community, and to document the stories of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people that are making a difference in the world. It also highlights the different organizations that are central to the LGBTQ community: GLAAD, the Trevor Project, Lambda Literary, Lambda Legal, The Point Foundation, It Gets Better, Happy Hippies, and others.
Upcoming guests include Bamby Salcedo (activist), iO Tillett Wright (author, photographer, and creator of the Self Evident Truths photography project), Michelle Tea (author), Peter Paige (Queer as Folk, The Fosters), Conner Habib (adult film performer), and Shane Ortega (the first trans person to serve openly in the military).
AfterBuzz TV (Los Angeles, CA) is an online broadcast created by E! Host, Maria Menounos and producer, Keven Undergaro, and has over 23 million weekly downloads in over 150 countries. Nicknamed “the aftershow network”, when viewers finish watching episodes of their favorite shows, they can go toafterbuzztv.com to watch or listen to a post-game after-show where hosts break down that night’s episode and interview cast and crew. The network produces over 90 aftershows per week
The show is available on iTunes: http://apple.co/2cmbiLy or you watch on YouTube here: