Episode 11. Hot Takes

We missed you so much last week! To make up for our absence, we’re coming at you with not just one Main Brew, but many, many little topics. Gender reveal parties? Yep. Straight women at gay bars? Yeah, we go there. RuPaul’s Drag Race? Obvi. Tune in for some hot takes and some cold, hard truth.

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Episode 10. Gay Books

For our 10th episode, we’re paying homage to a childhood fave, Reading Rainbow! Except literally, you know, like ‘rainbow’ in the homosexual way. We’re talking queer books – yes, that means young adult fiction, Giovanni’s Room, Our Lord and Savior Alison Bechdel, etc. What lesbian pulp are YOU reading this summer?

 

Need a citation for that? Check out our bibliography, witches!
Mia’s Goodreads Profile

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Episode 9. Queer Healthcare

This week you’re in for a real treat… we performed open-heart surgery, and you get to listen to it! LOL nope, but we did talk about being both aspiring healthcare professionals and queer patients. How will our knowledge of receiving care as queer people influence our future practice? Is it ever appropriate to out yourself to your patients? How do we tell our doctors what they actually need to know, when gender and sexuality labels can be so imperfect and the medical industrial complex can be such a nightmare?

 

*Note, this week we discuss healthcare topics such as pelvic care, reproductive care and abortion, chest exams, pap smears, psychiatry, and gynecology.

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Episode 7. Chosen Family

Who’s in YOUR MySpace Top 8? This week, we’re going in on chosen families. We’re discussing blood, marriage, wine, and glitter* as we think about why chosen families may be necessary, how they form, and how they provide for each other. It’s true, not all members of our chosen families are queer, but this episode is still super gay, don’t worry. We hope this episode inspires you to hold your loved ones close… or enjoy drinking your wine and eating that burrito on your own, because it’s called chosen for a reason.

 

* Yes, we do mean this literally but also are referring to S. Bear Bergman’s book, “Blood, Marriage, Wine, and Glitter” (2013).

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Episode 6. Butch & Femme

Hard Femme, Soft Butch, Futch over easy. On this week’s episode we’re discussing Butch & Femme. Have we lost sight of the historical context of these identifiers? How have they changed? How is Butch more than a haircut but also… often seen as a god damn haircut? On this episode we slip into something comfortable (flannel) and try to make sense of the language we use to talk about butch & femme; the way our clothes, voices, and behaviors help us convey to the world who we are — for the moment.

 

To watch the video that Maggie mentions in Queers in History, check here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgCVNEiOwLs&t=174s

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Episode 5. Bisexuality (feat. Elise Guillen)

Oh honey, we need to let you know that you’re really just promiscuous and it’s probably just a phase! This week we welcome artist and 3D-illustrator Elise Guillen onto the show to discuss language, labels, and stereotypes pertaining to bisexuality. When do we use the words ‘bisexual’ and ‘queer,’ and why? How is your bisexuality (in)validated in queer spaces when you are in a long-term, monogamous relationship? We tried discussing some of these questions, but bi women are invisible and don’t actually exist, so it proved difficult.

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