The Queerness is a super-awesome project from San Francisco Pride. Hosted by award-winning journalist Peter-Astrid Kane, it elevates LGBTQ+ voices in the Bay Area with humor and panache.

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Podcast Episodes:

#12 Al Rahm Lujan The Chairman of the SF Leathermen's Discussion Group (SFLDG) discusses the BDSM/kink organization's upcoming 25th anniversary party at Oasis and whether police fetishes have a place today, and Peter-Astrid might try to coin the term "Law of the Conservation of Horniness."
#11 Franco Stevens The founding publisher of the groundbreaking lesbian magazine Curve talks about buying it back via a new foundation, the challenges of putting together a functioning archive, and the shifts in lesbian culture since the 1990s.
#10 Kevin Seaman and LOTUS BOY Kevin Seaman is the host and creator of THEYFRIEND, the world's first festival for nonbinary performers. LOTUS BOY is one of those performers. They discuss all things they/them with fellow they/them, Peter-Astrid.
#9 Soleil Ho SF Chronicle food critic Soleil Ho chats with Peter-Astrid — a former restaurant reviewer — about her urge to start writing negative reviews again, her decidedly mixed feelings about the adjective 'slutty,' and why she likes the macabre.
#8 Michelle Meow Journalist and former SF Pride Board President Michelle Meow discusses her awe of Lil Nas X, how she went from curious onlooker to boss-lady of Pride in barely a decade, and her rather famous wife.
#7 San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Tom Paulino and Ashtyn Avella of the SFGMC discuss the firestorm of homophobia their organization experienced this summer, and how the chorus makes itself welcoming to vocalists who may not identify as gay or male.
#6 Snaxx Peter-Astrid talks to Oasis drag performer Snaxx about the club's reopening, and, well, snacks.
#5 Melonie Green and Melorra Green Peter-Astrid speaks with Melonie Green and Melorra Green, co-executive directors of the African American Art and Culture Complex and 2021 SF Pride Community Grand Marshals, about Juneteenth, their exhibition 'The Black Woman Is God,' and the art of Wangechi Mutu.
#4 The Exploratorium Peter-Astrid chats with Sam Sharkland and Eli Ramos from the Exploratorium, about the STARS (Striving for Trans Inclusion and Anti-Racism in Science Learning) program at the Exploratorium, upcoming events, and programming centering excluded identities in STEAM and education fields.
#3 Imani Rupert-Gordon Peter-Astrid speaks with Imani Rupert-Gordon, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, about trans rights and the organization's work under the Biden administration.
#2 Fluid Peter-Astrid talks to the quartet activists behind Fluid Cooperative Cafe, a forthcoming space in the Tenderloin that centers the trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) communities.
#1 Vinny Eng Peter-Astrid asks LGBTQ+ activist and racial equity dynamo Vinny Eng about SF New Deal and about hugging trees.

Podcast Episodes:

#12 Al Rahm Lujan
The Chairman of the SF Leathermen's Discussion Group (SFLDG) discusses the BDSM/kink organization's upcoming 25th anniversary party at Oasis and whether police fetishes have a place today, and Peter-Astrid might try to coin the term "Law of the Conservation of Horniness."

#11 Franco Stevens
The founding publisher of the groundbreaking lesbian magazine Curve talks about buying it back via a new foundation, the challenges of putting together a functioning archive, and the shifts in lesbian culture since the 1990s.

#10 Kevin Seaman and LOTUS BOY
Kevin Seaman is the host and creator of THEYFRIEND, the world's first festival for nonbinary performers. LOTUS BOY is one of those performers. They discuss all things they/them with fellow they/them, Peter-Astrid.

#9 Soleil Ho
SF Chronicle food critic Soleil Ho chats with Peter-Astrid — a former restaurant reviewer — about her urge to start writing negative reviews again, her decidedly mixed feelings about the adjective 'slutty,' and why she likes the macabre.

#8 Michelle Meow
Journalist and former SF Pride Board President Michelle Meow discusses her awe of Lil Nas X, how she went from curious onlooker to boss-lady of Pride in barely a decade, and her rather famous wife.

#7 San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
Tom Paulino and Ashtyn Avella of the SFGMC discuss the firestorm of homophobia their organization experienced this summer, and how the chorus makes itself welcoming to vocalists who may not identify as gay or male.

#6 Snaxx
Peter-Astrid talks to Oasis drag performer Snaxx about the club's reopening, and, well, snacks.

#5 Melonie Green and Melorra Green
Peter-Astrid speaks with Melonie Green and Melorra Green, co-executive directors of the African American Art and Culture Complex and 2021 SF Pride Community Grand Marshals, about Juneteenth, their exhibition 'The Black Woman Is God,' and the art of Wangechi Mutu.

#4 The Exploratorium
Peter-Astrid chats with Sam Sharkland and Eli Ramos from the Exploratorium, about the STARS (Striving for Trans Inclusion and Anti-Racism in Science Learning) program at the Exploratorium, upcoming events, and programming centering excluded identities in STEAM and education fields.

#3 Imani Rupert-Gordon
Peter-Astrid speaks with Imani Rupert-Gordon, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, about trans rights and the organization's work under the Biden administration.

#2 Fluid
Peter-Astrid talks to the quartet activists behind Fluid Cooperative Cafe, a forthcoming space in the Tenderloin that centers the trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) communities.

#1 Vinny Eng
Peter-Astrid asks LGBTQ+ activist and racial equity dynamo Vinny Eng about SF New Deal and about hugging trees.