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The Advocates Podcast

Queer Women on the Oscars, Kamala Harris, and Comedy

Stand up comic Gloria Bigelow shares her most extreme experiences of performing to lesbian crowds. 

Three Queer Women Recall Their First Times with The L Word

The L Word premiered 15 years ago this month in all of its addictive, messy lesbian glory. 

Why 2018 Was the Best Year Ever for LGBTQ Film, TV

The Advocate's entertainment editors are joined by pop culture maven Kimberly Eaton to discuss everything from Love, Simon to The Favourite to Killing Eve. 

A Millennial Trans Woman & a Gen-X Lesbian Are Thankful for Each Other

For her last official The Advocates podcast appearance, co-host Jessie Earl shares what she's been thankful for this past year. 

How Mary Lambert’s Lost Car Keys Taught Her to Deal With Shame

Singer Mary Lambert ("She Keeps Me Warm") joins The Advocates podcast to discuss her book of poetry -- Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across. 

How We Can Raise Transgender and Bi Voices Within the LGBTQ Community

On the latest The Advocates podcast, we talk about self-care during hard times and how to be sure to remain vocal for trans and bisexual people. 

Trans Man Jackson Bird on Sharing Transgender Voices

The YouTube creator and activist discusses coming out after attaining fame and how gaining male privilege encourages him to share others' stories. 

'The Advocates' Podcast: Filmmaker A.J. Mattioli on the Power of Words

The trans filmmaker dishes on his recent documentary Words and having a unicorn murder drag queens for his latest horror-comedy. 

'The Advocates' Podcast: Daniel Franzese Talks Conversion Therapy

The Mean Girls and Looking actor on surviving "conversation therapy" and maintaining his faith.

The Advocates Podcast: From Out Actress to Cat Savior

The star of queer fare like And Then Came Lola and Dante's Cove, Jill Bennett, discusses her transition from acting to becoming a cat adoption specialist. 

Three Generations of Queer Women Take On the Power of Labels

Three different generations have a roundtable discussion the hardships of dating, the power of labels, and the importance of trigger warnings.

'The Advocates' Podcast: Jasika Nicole On LGBTQ Actors Playing Queer

Scandal and Fringe actress Jasika Nicole opens up about being out and getting passed over for queer roles. She also chats about balancing advocacy and anxiety. 

'The Advocates' Podcast Welcomes Wynonna Earp's Queer Couple Wayhaught

Wynonna Earp's Dominique Provost-Chalkley and Katherine Barrell open up about the responsibility of representing lesbian and bisexual women on TV. 

'The Advocates' Podcast: NiK Kacy on Why We Need Gender-Equal Fashion

The founder of the first ever androgynous footwear company tells us how shoes can make a better future.

'The Advocates' Podcast: Using Queer Stories to Tell Our History

Jeffrey Masters, host of the popular LGBTQ&A podcast, discusses documenting modern queer history through our stories.

'The Advocates' Podcast: Straight Cakes, Gay Dads and Queer Parades

Advocate editor in chief Lucas Grindley shares what it's like being a gay father on Father's Day and during Pride.

The Advocates Podcast: The Importance of Lesbians

Game Changers: Lesbians You Should Know About author Robin Lowey discusses the importance of educating students about lesbians who changed history. 

Advocates Podcast: Is the Female Gaze Possible in Today's Hollywood?

The terms "male gaze" and "female gaze" have jumped from academia to mainstream, but what do they mean, and how do artists break the male mold in movies? 

'The Advocates' Podcast: Celebrating Emmys and Lesbians

Costars of the Emmy-considered new media series Happy Wife, Happy Life, Bridget McManus and Karman Kregloe,  join The Advocates hosts.

'The Advocates' Podcast: Beyoncé, PYNK, and Black Girl Magic

Jessie and Tracy sit down with actor, writer, and producer Dalila Ali Rajah to talk about the power of representation in A Wrinkle in Time and Black Panther.