LGBTQ&A is currently produced by the Advocate Magazine in partnership with GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). According to the podcast website, Jeffrey Masters began the podcast in 2016 to “document modern LGBQT+ history—to get beyond transition and coming out stories, to get to know each person, their accomplishments, their failures, and how they got to where they are today.”
LGBTQ&A explores the very personal stories of members/allies of the LGBTQ community. The podcast music is upbeat, and most of the episodes are bingeable at thirty minutes. Jeffrey is naturally inquisitive and asks deep questions with empathy while creating an atmosphere of safety and kindness regardless of the topic being discussed.
The most recent episode at the time of this writing shares the story of Gina Brown, a woman who was diagnosed with HIV over 27 years ago. Gina lives in Louisiana and is now the Community Engagement Manager at the Southern AIDS Coalition. Her story is powerful and inspiring. Truth be told, I was shocked to learn that 44% of all people living with HIV were diagnosed in the South.
The beauty of LGBTQ&A is that Jeffrey uplifts each guest’s life. For allies, this podcast both educates and opens new doors of understanding. For people who are questioning, this podcast provides hope and support. And for members of the LGBTQ+ community, this podcast is a celebration of individuals.
June 2021 Issue