Entering into its fourth year, the LGBTQ&A podcast is celebrating the release of its 150th interview. The episode features the legendary activist Ann Northrop, who looks back on the crucial role that lesbians played in ACT UP during the AIDS epidemic in the '80s and '90s.
Notable guests of the podcast include Laverne Cox, Peter Buttigieg, Roxane Gay, Jake Shears, Margaret Cho, Hayley Kiyoko, DeRay Mckesson, Trixie Mattel, Kate Bornstein, Chani Nicholas, and 93-year-old activist Ivy Bottini.
Bottini was the president and founder of the New York chapter of the National Organization For Women where she worked side-by-side in the Women’s Movement with Betty Friedan (author of The Feminine Mystique). After ultimately being kicked out for her sexuality, Bottini joined the fight for LGBTQ rights, creating the first AIDS organization in Los Angeles and co-founding the U.S.'s first affordable housing complex for LGBTQ seniors. She reflects on her lifetime of activism on a recent episode of the podcast.
“Over the past four years, LGBTQ&A has quickly become a mainstay in queer media,” said Rich Ferraro, GLAAD’s Chief Communications Officer when GLAAD joined LGBTQ&A as a co-partner. “We’re excited to come on board this season to help expand the podcast’s reach so that more and more LGBTQ people and allies can hear the important stories that Jeffrey so eloquently encourages from his guests.”
LGBTQ&A was created in 2016 by Jeffrey Masters in order to document modern queer and trans history. The critically acclaimed podcast has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, People, Page Six, NBC, GLAAD, and LogoTV.
New episodes come out every Tuesday.
Click here to listen to LGBTQ&A's 150th interview featuring Jeffrey Masters in conversation with Ann Northrop.