Trixie Mattel: Aging, Dating, and Wanting to Look Like a Wind-Up Toy | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Trixie Mattel talks about getting into drag in the back of an uber, not wanting to look like a woman or a man, and throwing up because his wig was too heavy. He also talks about dating apps, lying about his career while on dates, and why his family is unimpressed by his career.

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.

Trixie Mattel is the stage name of Brian Firkus and is best known as a contestant on Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She was a contestant touted by many as an early front-runner in Season 7. A seemingly premature elimination in episode 4 caused outrage among fans, however, she was brought back in episode 8, only to be eliminated again in episode 10.

Since the filming, Firkus has been very open about his friendship with fellow breakout star contestant Katya Zamolodchikova (otherwise known as Brian McCook). Many fans note that her ad-hoc wit is better suited in unscripted environments. She currently stars on a webshow with Katya, entitled “UNHhhh”. It can be viewed on the WOWPresents YouTube channel.

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LGBTQ&A Podcast with Trixie Mattel and Jeffrey Masters

LGBTQ&A Podcast with Trixie Mattel and Jeffrey Masters

Alexandra Grey: Celebrity Impressions and Seeing More Diverse Women on TV | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Alexandra Grey talks about her role on Transparent, acting with Phylicia Rashad on When We Rise, and does celebrity impressions of Viola Davis and Wendy Williams. She also discusses spending her last $87 on a bus ride to Los Angeles, staying at the LA LGBT Center, and how seeing a trans person on America’s Next Top Model changed her life.

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.

Alexandra Grey was born in Chicago, Illinois. Raised in seven foster homes, she was determined to not be a stereotype and to always follow her dreams of making it on the big screen. After high-school, she relocated to California where she began studying Theater at California State University Northridge and soon after began a career in television. Her roles include Glee (2009), Transparent (2014), Chicago Med (2015), and Little Blue Sky. This Fall, she is set to guest-star on season 2 of the CBS TV Medical Drama “Code Black” alongside Camryn Manheim and Eric Roberts. Grey also signed on to recur in the new ABC mini-series “When We Rise” directed by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black. She is also transgender. Her influences include some of the greats including Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Loretta Devine, Sandra Bullock and so many more.

Perez Hilton: How to Build a Media Empire | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Perez Hilton talks to Jeffrey Masters about learning to separate himself from the character he created, why he has to spend so much time on social media, and how he built his business into an empire. Perez Hilton also talks about dating as a single parent and what he looks for in a spouse.

Cubano and Miami native, Perez Hilton is the internet’s most notorious gossip columnist. He currently resides in Hollywood with his precious mini-Goldendoodle, Teddy Hilton. The LA Times calls Perez, “like US Weekly, the Star, the Enquirer and Life & Style all rolled into one sweet yet snarky, sagacious yet salacious gay man.” Perez was named the #1 Web Celeb for 2007, 2008, and 2009 by Forbes Magazine and has recently been tapped as one of the 15 most influential Hispanics in the US by People in Espanol and named 2009 Hispanic of the Year by Hispanic Magazine.

Since launching in 2004, PerezHilton.com has become one of the leading go-to sites for celebrity news garnering over 300 million hits a month. He has been featured in/on the L.A. Times, The View, The Wall Street Journal, MTV’s TRL, Larry King, CNN, E!, Time, Paper Magazine, LIFE, SPIN, CBS News, Business Week, Much Music, LA Magazine, The Advocate, Dateline, Howard Stern, Us Weekly, InTouch Weekly, NY Times, LA Times, Billboard and many more. “P Nasty” has created an empire which includes his own record label, Perezious Music, introducing acts such as Slimmy, Travis Garland and Semi Precious Weapons to the world.

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.

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Buck Angel: How Sex Changed My Life | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Buck Angel talks about how sex taught him to love himself, and why he wants the trans community to be more comfortable talking about it. He also discusses how conservative the porn industry is, getting his sex toy for trans men into stores, and why he’s reclaiming the word “pervert”.
As an icon of popular culture, Buck Angel’s message of empowerment through self-acceptance and being sexually comfortable in your own skin has struck a passionate chord with folks all over the world. He is the creator of the first and only sex toy made exclusively for trans men and in 2007, he won the AVN award for Transsexual Performer of the Year. Buck Angel now works as an advocate, educator, lecturer, writer, and is not only inspiring people to think outside the box, he is re-defining gender and educating an entire generation on the fluidity of sexuality and identity politics.

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.

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Ashby Dodge: The Trevor Project & Caring For LGBTQ Youth in Crisis | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Ashby Dodge is the Clinical Director at The Trevor Project and talks about the increase in calls since the 2016 presidential election, why LGBTQ youth are at a greater risk, and says that one supportive person reaching out can reduce a young person’s risk of suicide by 30%. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Their mission is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people. The organization works to fulfill this mission through four strategies:

1. Provide crisis counseling to LGBTQ young people thinking of suicide.
2. Offer resources, supportive counseling and a sense of community to LGBTQ young people to reduce the risk that they become suicidal.
3. Educate young people and adults who interact with young people on LGTBQ-competent suicide prevention, risk detection and response.
4. Advocate for laws and policies that will reduce suicide among LGBTQ young people.

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.

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D’Lo: Will the Real Queer Transgender Tamil Sri Lankan Please Stand Up? | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

D’Lo talks about his Sri Lankan heritage, being raised Hindu while attending Baptist and Catholic schools, and offers evidence to support the claim that he’s a demigod. D’Lo also talks about wanting to kiss girls as a 3-year-old and how his partner has positively transformed his relationship with his family.

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.

D’Lo is a queer transgender Tamil Sri Lankan-American, political theatre artist/writer, director, comedian and music producer. D’Lo has performed and/or facilitated performance and writing workshops extensively (US, Canada, UK, Germany, Sri Lanka and India), having recently held workshops in LA with SATRANG and as a teaching artist with Teada Productions Theater Company. D’Lo’s work has been published in various anthologies and academic journals, most recently: Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asia America and Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic (co-edited by Sharon Bridgforth). D’Lo holds a BA from UCLA in Ethnomusicology and is a graduate of New York’s School of Audio Engineering (SAE).
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Laura Jane Grace: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Laura Jane Grace talks about naming her memoir the “t” word, when it’s a word she despises. She also talks about what it’s like to be on the road with the punk rock band, Against Me! (she’s been the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the band since she created it in 1997), her tattoos, and why she’ll always love wearing black.

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.

Laura Jane Grace is a transgender musician best known as the founder, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the punk rock band Against Me!. Since coming out as transgender in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, she has become an outspoken advocate for transgender awareness. She has a daughter and lives in Chicago.

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Cheryl Dunye: The Groundbreaking Queer Filmmaker | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Cheryl Dunye talks about why she’s not interested in being a commercial filmmaker and the enduring legacy of her film, The Watermelon Woman (celebrating its 20th anniversary). She also talks about supporting more films by and about queer people of color and the significance of undocumented queer history.

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.

Cheryl Dunye emerged as part of the 1990’s “queer new wave” of young film and video makers. Dunye’s work is defined by her distinctive narrative voice. Often set within a personal or domestic context, her stories foreground issues of race, sexuality and identity.

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Peter Paige: The LGBTQ TV Representation That We Need | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Peter Paige talks about the legacy of Queer As Folk, representing all LGBTQ identities in The Fosters, and the power of television to shape our identities. Peter Paige also talks to Jeffrey Masters about how being gay has affected his career and the social activism he inherited from his mother.

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. Peter Paige is known for his role as Emmett Honeycutt on Queer as Folk (Showtime) and also co-created The Fosters (Freeform) about a biracial lesbian couple who are raising a family of biological and adopted children.

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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Bamby Salcedo: Making the World a Safer Place for Trans People | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Bamby Salcedo talks about her work as an activist and the struggles that trans people face, especially those in immigrant and latin communities. Bamby created the TransLatin@ Coalition and shares about being invited to speak with Joe Biden at the White House.

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.

After receiving an award for her continued fight for justice for Trans Latina community, Bamby Salcedo reflected a humble and authentic gratitude for just being alive and having somehow been given an improbable second chance in life.

Bamby Salcedo unassuming warmth, transparency and playful character coexist with the seriousness of her determined commitment. Bamby is fortunate and grateful to be alive; this is expressed in her life through her wide and unique smile. Her work and in her signature dance moves that are always ready to spontaneously erupt.

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Conner Habib: Why Are We Afraid to Talk About Sex? | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Conner Habib talks about why he got into porn and the detachment he’s experienced in terms of his own sexuality. He describes how our sexual preferences are unproductive, and talks about monogamy, Prop60, and the link between Christianity and the Occult.

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.

Conner Habib is a porn star. He went to school for years and years, eventually teaching at a college until he got worn out by the lack of spirituality and sexuality in academia. Both things, he reasoned, make the world go round, so why aren’t they talked about in school? So he decided to be a porn star.
Conner Habib grew up in suburban PA, where there were KKK marches from time to time. Then he moved to Western Massachusetts and lived, happily, for eight years. He still misses those woods full of turkeys and wind and coyote sounds. But hey, San Francisco isn’t so bad either. He likes the guys on street corners holding hands and the don’t-have-to-drive-everywhere thing and the clean breeze every day. He studies anthroposophy, a Western esoteric tradition, as much as he can, and has experienced a lot of truly weird shit from doing so.

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Shane Ortega: The First Trans Person to Serve Openly in the Military | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Shane Ortega talks about joining the military to fight the bans on LGBTQ people after seeing how hard it was for his mom (who is a lesbian) to serve during Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He talks about building a queer and trans community in the military, the privileges he’s experienced due to the high value we place on masculinity, and his plans for the future.

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.

Shane is a transgender, disabled and retired combat veteran. He transitioned in 2009 while actively serving. He is most known for his coming out article in the Washington Post which greatly helped shift the stigma of transgender military service. On July 20 ,2016 Shane was retired as a Staff Sergeant with eleven total years in two different branches of service. Those were 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. He is a professional public speaker and an LGBT health educator.

Since 2008 Shane has set the bar high in accomplishing LGBT military equality. His first accomplishment was Co-founding a transgender specific Chapter for Outserve-SDLN (503c). He created this safe space for actively serving transgender military personal and later became it’s 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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iO Tillett Wright: My Parents Never Once Questioned My Gender | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

iO Tillett Wight talks about what it was like growing up with parents and a community who never questioned his gender. iO Tillett Wright talks about his memoir (Darling Days) and celebrating the diversity of our community with Self Evident Truths, a photography project for “anyone who isn’t 100% straight”. 
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.

iO Tillett Wright is an artist, activist, actor, speaker, TV host and writer. His work deals with identity, be it through photography and the Self Evident Truths Project/We Are You campaign, or on television as the co-host of MTV’s Suspect. iO has exhibited artwork in New York and Tokyo, was a featured contributor on Underground Culture to T: The New York Times Style Magazine. He has had photography featured in GQ, Elle, New York Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine. iO is a regular speaker at Universities, discussing expanding one’s circle of normalcy, and embracing those that are different than you. A native New Yorker, iO is now based in Los Angeles.

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Jacob Tobia: The Sisterhood of the Traveling 1950s Grandma Dress & Other Genderqueer Secrets | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Jacob Tobia talks about not having to prove their gender to anyone and why describing themself as an activist is redundant. Jacob also discusses their evolving views on their own sexuality, how the bible supports queer identities, and playing handbells in church.

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.

Jacob Tobia (who uses the gender-neutral pronoun “they” in place of “he” or “she”) is the host of NBC OUT’s Queer 2.0 and a leading voice for genderqueer, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people. As a writer, speaker, and performer, Jacob helps others embrace the full complexity of gender and find power in living their truth—even when that truth doesn’t fit comfortably within masculinity or femininity.

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Michelle Tea: Casting Spells & Touring the Country with a Van Full of Lesbians | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Michelle Tea talks about her new hybrid-memoir (Black Wave), early literary tours with Sister Spit, and romanticizing suffering for her art. She also talks about “living outside the margins” and the role of witchcraft in her life.

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.

Michelle Tea is the author of five memoirs: The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America, Valencia (now a film), The Chelsea Whistle, Rent Girl (illustrated) and How to Grow Up (Penguin/Plume), currently in development with Amazon Studios. Her novels include Mermaid in Chelsea Creek and Girl at the Bottom of the Sea, part of a Young Adult fantasy trilogy published by McSweeneys, and Rose of No Man’s Land. Black Wave is a dystopic memoir-fiction hybrid. Forthcoming works include Castle on the River Vistula, the final installment of the YA series, and Modern Tarot, a tarot how-to and spell book published by Harper Elixir.

Tea is the curator of the Amethyst Editions imprint at Feminist Press. She founded the literary non-profit RADAR Productions and the international Sister Spit performance tours, and is the former editor of Sister Spit Books, an imprint of City Lights. She created Mutha Magazine, an online publication about real-life parenting.

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Arisce Wanzer: Why She Won’t Change Herself for the Fashion Industry | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Arisce Wanzer talks about both the stigmas and opportunities of being transgender and a supermodel. Arisce discusses getting paid more than male models, why she loves her “big” nose, and dating as a trans woman.

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.

Arisce Wanzer is a transgender American model and actress currently residing in Hollywood, California. She is best known for her spread in Vogue Germany and Opening Ceremony video campaign. She has walked in Miami Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Latin Fashion Week, and L.A. Fashion Week. Her acting roles include sharing a scene opposite Oscar winner Mo’nique in the feature film Interwoven as well as playing a secretary in the pilot for the new series [Un]Afraid. She is currently staring in the TV show, Strut, on Oxygen.

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Ross Mathews: Sounding Gay and Loving Football | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Ross Mathews talks about “the gay voice”, getting hate mail while working on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and why he will always love football.

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.

Ross Mathews has won the hearts of millions of Americans since his television debut as a correspondent for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Currently, Mathews can be seen hosting the nationally syndicated daily entertainment talk show Hollywood Today Live and can be heard weekly on his top-rated podcast Straight Talk with Ross Mathews where he gives his hilarious take on the latest entertainment news and gossip.
In 2013, Mathews released his first book, Man Up: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence which quickly became a national bestseller. With an introduction written by Gwyneth Paltrow, and afterword from Chelsea Handler, Man Up takes readers inside Mathews’ personal journey as a super fan, revealing the most embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small town life and big city adventures, and how he managed to turn an obsession with pop culture into a career. When not working on his many projects, Mathews is a strong supporter of the Human Rights Campaign, speaking at many of their nationwide events and he received their Visibility Award in 2011.

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Josh Allen: LGBTQ Characters on Empire & Growing Up in Chicago | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Josh Allen talks about the LGBTQ characters on Empire (on Fox), gun violence while growing up in the South Side of Chicago, and having to explain to people what Julliard is. Jeffrey Masters interviews.

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.

Josh Allen is writer and producer on the TV show, Empire. Empire is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. Although filmed in Chicago, the show is based in New York and it centers on a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of the company. Jussie Smollett plays Jamal Lyon, the middle son of the Lyon family, a talented gay singer-songwriter who despises the corporate aspect of the music industry. He is estranged from his homophobic father who considers him the “black sheep” of the family.

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Ali Liebegott: Transparent Writer and Gender Turducken | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

 

Ali Liebegott talks about writing for Transparent, inhabiting a butch identity, knowing where the gender neutral bathrooms are at Disneyland, and confesses to never having seen The Avengers movie. Jeffrey Masters interviews Ali Liebegott.

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

Ali Liebegott has published three books: The Beautifully Worthless, The IHOP Papers, and Cha-Ching! She is the recipient of two Lambda Literary Awards and a Ferro-Grumley Award. She has read and performed her work throughout the United States and Canada with the legendary queer literary tour Sister Spit. In collaboration with Michelle Tea and Elizabeth Pickens she created The RADAR LAB, a free queer writer’s retreat from 2009-2013. in 2010 she took a train trip across America to interview poets for a project called The Heart has many Doors. She currently lives in Los Angeles and writes for the Emmy Award-winning show Transparent.

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What We’re All About | LGBTQ&A with Jeffrey Masters

Welcome to LGBTQ&A! This is a collection of interviews with different members of the LGBTQ community — all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. The show is hosted by Jeffrey Masters.

LGBTQ&A was created to document the stories of the LGBTQ community, while also showcasing its diversity — all races, genders, sexualities, and everyone in between. We’re trying to get beyond the transition or coming out stories, to truly get to know each person, their accomplishments, and how they got to where they are today.

Notable interviews include Asia Kate Dillon (the first and only openly gender non-binary actor on TV), Shane Ortega (the first openly transgender person to serve in the military; they were also influential in getting Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, as well as the ban on transgender people serving repealed), Cleve Jones (LGBTQ Activist mentored by Harvey Milk, created the AIDS Quilt), Peter Paige (Queer As Folk, The Fosters), Trixie Mattel (drag queen), and Jennifer Finney Boylan (author, activist).

Other guests: Ross Mathews, Laura Jane Grace, Buck Angel, Jen Richards, iO Tillett Wright, Angelica Ross, Bamby Salcedo, Perez Hilton, Jacob Tobia, Michelle Tea, Ali Liebegott, Melissa Febos, Ira Madison, Amin El Gamal, Conner Habib, Alexandra Grey, and many others.

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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