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The Advocates Podcast: Jasika Nicole On LGBTQ Actors Playing Queer 

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. 

Queer actress Jasika Nicole, known for her work on Scandal, Fringe, and Underground, sat down with The Advocates podcast hosts Jessie "Gender" Earl and Tracy E. Gilchrist where she opened up about facing a panic attack at the 2017 Los Angeles Women's March, a reaction that pushed her to consider how to balance mental health and advocacy. Nicole also discussed why out actors are still, often, passed over for queer roles. The star of the wildly popular Alice Isn't Dead podcast also touched on recording the audiobook of the same name. The audiobook and novel are currently available for pre-order here.

Earl and Gilchrist also talk about possible transgender erasure in the latest season of Orange Is the New Black. For their "homework," they take a look at Bound, the 1996 lesbian film by transgender filmmakers the Wachowski Sisters. Check out the latest episode of The Advocates podcastbelow.

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The Advocates podcast is a biweekly series from the world's most influential LGBTQ magazine, where hosts Jessie "Gender" Earl and Tracy E. Gilchrist break down the biggest stories in queer news, along with numerous LGBTQ guests. Don't miss a single episode by subscribing on iTunes, Soundcloud, or Google Play.

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