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5 LGBTQ Podcasts You Need in Your Life

Happy Pride Month! These 30 days are about honoring the past and current contributions LGBTQ people have made to our world. Visibility is crucial for both finding community and celebrating individuality. Queer people being able to share their stories is one of the most powerful forms of visibility, and podcasts are one of the most powerful platforms for storytelling we have today. 

Whether you’re a history nerd or obsessed with pop culture, here are 5 of the best LGBTQ podcasts you need in your life this Pride Month (and year-round, really).

1. QUEERY with Cameron Esposito

For the classic podcast lover.

This show is full of humorous, yet intimate, hour-long conversations between stand-up comic Cameron Esposito and LGBTQ artists, musicians, authors, actors, and more. Some notable guests include Brandi Carlile, Nyle DiMarco, and Hayley Kiyoko. Together, the interviewer and interviewee cover what it means to be queer in creative industries and in the modern world as a whole. 

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2. Making Gay History

For the history buff.

This podcast is a series of portraits of LGBTQ trailblazers told through the host’s recorded archives. Many of the episodes highlight the long-forgotten heroes and witnesses of the AIDS crisis and gay rights movement, including Randy Boyd, Jill Johnston, and Meg Christian. Their website even includes more background information and archival photos for each episode. Making Gay History is an incredibly necessary and enlightening project for both LGBTQ+ people and allies looking for a better glimpse into the history of the queer community.

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3. Keep It

For the pop culture lover.

This show features fun banter about everything from the newest blockbuster movies to the best destinations to travel to as a gay person. Even with high-profile special guests like Gabrielle Union and Kristen Chenoweth, listening to the episodes feels like you just happen to be dropping in on a casual conversation between friends. If you’re looking for a podcast that explores music, movies, and pop culture moments through a queer lens, this show is perfect for you!

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4. Teenager Therapy

For a coming-of-age audience.

This relatable, heartfelt show is made by and for teens and young adults. In their own words, the hosts are “five stressed and sleep-deprived teens,” covering a wide variety of mental health topics. Their episodes span from dealing with confrontation to understanding your gender identity and sexuality. The short episodes are a must-listen for high school and college students who want to know they are not alone in the struggles they are facing.

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5. One From the Vaults

For the history buff, again.

One From the Vaults is a powerful look into a topic that is still in the process of being uncovered and relayed: trans history across the Americas and Europe from the last 150 years. Host Morgan M. Page brings you all the “dirt, gossip, and glamor from trans history.” These stories remind us that being trans is an identity that has existed since the beginning of time. And until history books start including the stories of trans and gender nonconforming people throughout history, this show stands in as a great teacher.

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What LGBTQ podcasts have you been loving lately? Give us some recommendations in the comments!