Bearded Fruit: An Lgbt / Gay Podcast


Politics and culture through an intersectional queer lens. In a post-marriage equality world, the LGBT community is moving into uncharted territory. With an eye on how queer identity intersects with race, gender and all of our other identities, were having conversations at the crossroads of queerness and the contemporary world.


  • Its a Preference!

    It's a Preference!

    19/08/2017 Duración: 34min

    This week, we talk about preferences with a Bearded Fruit favorite, David Easaw! We dig into why it's not okay to find Nazis hot, we talk about unusual fetishes we've encountered on the internet, and we remind listeners that with our sexual "preferences" come some serious responsibilities.

  • Racial Justice is an LGBTQ Issue

    Racial Justice is an LGBTQ Issue

    13/08/2017 Duración: 37min

    This week we're talking about Charlottesville and the violence surrounding the white supremacist rally "Unite the Right." This week, we're talking directly to the white folks about why racial justice is an LGBTQ issue. To act: * Join Safety Pin Box (,a monthly subscription box for white people striving to be allies in the fight for Black Liberation. Box memberships are a way to not only financially support Black femme freedom fighters, but also complete measurable tasks in the fight against white supremacy. * Donate to the Southern Poverty Law Center ( * To directly impact Charlottesville, donate to the C-Ville Anti-Racist Legal Fund ( or support the Black Student Alliance at the University of Virginia (

  • Queer as in F You

    Queer as in F You

    29/07/2017 Duración: 35min

    We kick off this week with a shoutout to Superfruit and their new EP "Future Friends, Part 1." Then we dive into 45's trans ban tweets and its cultural message. We also talk about the necessity of outrage and the importance of representation. Go check out Superfruit on their YouTube channel:

  • Fun Home and Seeing Yourself in the World

    "Fun Home" and Seeing Yourself in the World

    04/07/2017 Duración: 31min

    This week, we talk about our trip back to the “Fun Home,” the Tony-winning musical by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, some trans-inclusive headcanon in the world of Harry Potter, and the critical importance of representation – why seeing yourself in the world matters deeply. This new Harry Potter theory is that Snape is trans:

  • To My White Gays on Pride...

    To My White Gays on Pride...

    13/06/2017 Duración: 10min

    I may regret this later. An "open letter" of an episode to my white gays with thoughts of Pride, the Philly flag, and fucking solidarity.

  • BF Rewind: Pulse Nightclub

    BF Rewind: Pulse Nightclub

    12/06/2017 Duración: 26min

    To mark the first anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, we're sharing the episode we did last year in the wake of the news.

  • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, or Where the f$k weve been lately

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, or Where the f&$k we've been lately

    02/06/2017 Duración: 04min

    For everyone wondering where we've been... and what we're going to do about it.

  • BF220: Jeffrey Marsh

    BF220: Jeffrey Marsh

    06/05/2017 Duración: 58min

    On this supersized episode of Bearded Fruit, we talk with LGBTQ writer, activist and icon Jeffrey Marsh. We talk about growing up in a small farming town in Pennsylvania. We wonder what Saturn thinks of us. And we get a healthy dose of the incredible kindness, love and generosity that makes Jeffrey Marsh an indelible icon for the queer community. Find Jeffrey Marsh on the web at, on Twitter at thejeffreymarsh, on Instagram at thejeffreymarsh, and on Tumblr at You can also find Jeffrey on Vine, on Facebook and on their successful YouTube channel. Find their book "How to be You" here: Visit My Website: Twitter: Instagram: Vine:

  • BF219: Queerness and Disability with Andrew Gurza

    BF219: Queerness and Disability with Andrew Gurza

    23/04/2017 Duración: 37min

    This week, we talk to disability awareness consultant and cripple content creator Andrew Gurza. Andrew's podcast "Disability After Dark" is an essential listen for anyone interested in queer podcasts, and we're thrilled to have him on Bearded Fruit to talk about his work. You can find Andrew at

  • BF218: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

    BF218: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

    09/04/2017 Duración: 35min

    This week, we use Barry Manilow's coming out announcement as a launching pad for a conversation about the politics and urgency of being out and visible. This week's episode kicks off with an excerpt from a speech by Harvey Milk.

  • BF217: Trans Lives and the Single Story

    BF217: Trans Lives and the Single Story

    15/03/2017 Duración: 20min

    This week, we use Chimamanda Adichie's controversial comments on trans women in a Channel 4 interview as a jumping-off point to explore the dangers of a single story about trans lives and the ways we can be more critical of the single stories we tell around gender for everyone.

  • THE QUEER READ: Queer: A Graphic History

    THE QUEER READ: "Queer: A Graphic History"

    26/02/2017 Duración: 22min

    In this first "The Queer Read" episode, we explore two of the themes from the book with recordings from Judith Butler and Kimberle Crenshaw, plus a reading of a text by Audre Lorde. Join us on March 1 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time for a "Queer Read" Google Hangout -- details on the website:

  • BF216 - Bearded Fruit Live - Identity as Activism

    BF216 - Bearded Fruit Live - Identity as Activism

    19/02/2017 Duración: 01h05min

    The first "Bearded fruit: Live!" was recorded live at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Downtown Hartford, Connecticut on February 17, 2017. For our first live show, we invited three really special people to join us: Mark Richards, the reigning Mr CT Bear; Shona Curtis, a queer photographer who’s stunning portrait exhibit “To Be Real” is running through March 10, 2017 at Charter Oak Cultural Center; and Teo Escada, the father of the fabulous House of Escada. Our three guests joined us to discuss identity as activism: how their queer communities engage in queer activism, how they connect their queerness to their other identities, and how being out is, in itself, a form of activism.

  • BF215: Kink and Queerness

    BF215: Kink and Queerness

    13/02/2017 Duración: 32min

    This week, new Bearded Fruit David Easaw returns! David and I share our story of visiting The Leather Man in NYC (and getting our first tastes of BDSM). And we talk about the intersections of kink and queerness. (This is a re-upload. The original upload chopped off the ending of the episode. Sorry for the trouble, listening family!)

  • BF214: Living Polyamory with Kira Hayes

    BF214: Living Polyamory with Kira Hayes

    12/02/2017 Duración: 45min

    This week, we welcome Kira Hayes to the podcast for a conversation about polyamory from a queer female perspective. We also discuss the challenges of shifting identities, the annoyance of waiters not knowing who to give the check to, and how to take your first steps into the world of polyamory -- if you think it's for you. You can find Kira on Instagram @justmeandmyart, and you can find her on Etsy at

  • BF213: Woke Dick

    BF213: Woke Dick

    06/02/2017 Duración: 41min

    This week we welcome a new Bearded Fruit -- David Easaw! David's visiting from Portland, OR, and we introduce him to the Bearded Fruit family with a conversation about sexual racism, the challenge of being black and queer, and what his queer bears of color group is doing in Portland to spice up white spaces.

  • THE QUEER 10: Jordan Black

    THE QUEER 10: Jordan Black

    05/02/2017 Duración: 21min

    For the first "Queer 10" interview, we talk to Jordan Black, the openly queer lead singer of the band Like Pacific. Jordan talks about his life and shares some hard-won wisdom about being a queer badass.

  • BF212: The Personal Is Political

    BF212: The Personal Is Political

    29/01/2017 Duración: 38min

    This week, we're having #DeepTHOTS, feeling unmoored by the first week of the Trump administration, and considering the challenges of finding your way into activism.

  • BF211: The Queer Resistance - WE WANT YOU!

    BF211: The Queer Resistance - WE WANT YOU!

    22/01/2017 Duración: 35min

    This week, we discuss Trump's inaugural speech, the big gay dance party protest in front of Mike Pence's house, and what the queer resistance in the Age of Trump might look like.

  • BF REWIND: Straight Allies with the Social Justice Education Network

    BF REWIND: Straight Allies with the Social Justice Education Network

    16/01/2017 Duración: 41min

    This week, we rewind to a terrific conversation we had with Emilio Herrera of the Social Justice Education Network about straight allyship. Find out more about SJEN at

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