Episode 14. Queer Futures

This week we have a lot of feelings (wow, something new and different for us) about growing up and growing old – we’re talking queer futures. When we were younger, we never could have imagined what gay young adulthood would look like, so what is it going to look like to become real adults? In our Main Brew, we’re grateful for queer role models in the media, the collective queer and trans history that came before us, and The Sims.

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Episode 12. Pride

Happy Gay-lidays! It’s PRIDE Month, and we’re feeling AMAZING but also maybe … shameful? We’re kicking off June with a deep dive into our feelings about parades, party culture, capitalism, cops, straight allyship, cisnormativity, and queer spaces. So dust off your TD Bank free rainbow plastic sunglasses and get ready to march right past Stonewall – the site of a protest against racist, transphobic police brutality – with us!

… We promise this episode isn’t exclusively a sad critique of the state of gay organizing.

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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 8. Self-Documentation

It’s going down in the DMs. Not really. This week we made a gay pilgrimage back to Western Mass to interview our twitter genius friend, Rochelle! We spoke with her about her twitter, learned about Finstas (are we getting old?), and the ways we edit ourselves on the internet. Tune in to hear us talk about queer representation on social media, the moments it’s important to display our mistakes, and mooooore! Listen, subscribe, rate, & review on iTunes!

Rochelle is a fabulous guest for these 56 minutes, but you can check her out every single day on Twitter! @kvetchkween

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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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