The Lesbian Podcast #36 - Shear Arzo
Resident Jew Abbie is our guest host.
QNews: Presiding Prop 8 judge, Judge Walker, is a 'mo! And, Sarah Palin is clearly not smart enough to be queer.
Rainbow Rumors: The actress who plays Rita on Dexter will be playing a lesbian stripper on another show. Westboro Baptist Church invades the Bay Area, and high school students fight back! Sarah Silverman proves she is pro-gay!
Interview: Arzo from this season of Bravo's Shear Genius joins us in studio to talk about her experience on the show and her career here in SF.
The Lesbian Podcast #35 - Sustainable Housing/Sustainable Nightlife - Debra Walker for Supervisor in District 6
get involved in your community! HRC is looking for new panel members. Also, can you guess which political wife is now supporting gay marriage? Now when will the Obamas be in to have their NoH8 photos taken? Is lesbian imagery in clothing a thing of the past?
Charlie reviews AfterEllen's First Lesbian/Bi People's Choice Awards. Tyra Banks brings up the topic "Is Gay the New Black?". Charlie wants you to check out a new gallery showing queer content art in San Francisco.
Debra Walker - Lesbian candidate for Supervisor of District 6! Ms. Walker dishes on what's going on in the community and what her plans are for the future of District 6.
The Lesbian Podcast #34 - Getting to know Flawles and Cherrybomb
QNews: What's worse than Jersey Shore - NJ opposing marriage equality. Also, TLP makes Cherrygrrl's "Entertainment Highlights From the Past Year" list! Also, FlawLes' Talonya Geary fills us in on how you can look fancy while supporting the EQCA.
Rainbow Rumors: Is Jax and Alice the new Cagney and Lacey? The Biggest Loser's trainer Jillian Michaels comes out as bisexual, Tegan and Sara collaborate with Margaret Cho on a song and Ellen DeGeneres was named PETA's Woman of the Year.
Interview: We get to know Cherrybomb on the Sweet cruise!
The Lesbian Podcast #33 - The Dinah Shore Warm Up
QNews: Pregnancy now punished in the military? Republicans finally speak out about the Ugandan Death Penalty Bill. Mexico legalizes gay marriage! Is the Salvation Army using your donation to block your rights?
Rainbow Rumors: Charlie debunks 10 lesbian myths
Interview: Mariah Hanson joins us to talk about her plans for this year's Dinah. Find out what's in store for Club Skirts 20th Dinah Shore Weekend and how Club Skirts got its start in our hometown, San Francisco!
The Lesbian Podcast #32 - Happy Ho's
Dj dirtyKURTY joins us for an interview and invites us to an SF party she's playing. J9, our friend and guest host, joins us for her first studio appearance. QNews: Houston has a new lesbian mayor! Hate crimes are rampant: both close to home and on the other side of the world. Buju Banton teaches the world a new lesson: don't hate the gays, but especially don't hate the gays while moving 5 kilos of cocaine. tsk tsk. Rainbow Rumors: Portia de Rossi puts Elisabeth Hasselbeck in her place. A lesbo Cheerio on Glee. Drew Barrymore and Kate Moennig (Shane from the L Word) play girlfriends in a new holiday flick.
DJ dirtyKURTY explains how the popular SF Holiday party "Happy Ho's" originated. She talks about her upcoming album and what she's got going on in San Diego these days.…
The Lesbian Podcast #31 - Sweet Suzanne
Alicia joins us in the studio to guest host and tell us little bit about the Veg Society.
Washington D.C. overcomes the hypocritical Catholic Archdiocese to pass a gay rights law. There's a lesbian running for the Mayor of the 4th largest city in the US! Rick Warren tied to Uganda's proposed gay/HIV death penalty law. Good Morning America, drops gay singer, Adam Lambert for woman beater, Chris Brown.
Meredith Baxter inspired by Suzanne Westenhoefer to come out on the Sweet cruise! Queen Latifah still dodging the lesbian rumors. Rumor Willis joins 90210.
Suzanne Westenhoefer interviews . . . herself (we can never get a word in with her), but its all good - because she's hilarious! :) Be sure to catch her this weekend at The Rrazz Room - Dec. 3-6.
The Lesbian Podcast #30 - The Sweet Life with Dani Campbell
Finally, an actual plan for repealing DADT! Why did hate crimes against LGBT persons rise 28% last year?
Do gay stereotypes need to be toned down in mainstream television programming?
Also, j. and Charlie discuss their time on the Sweet Caribbean cruise and get a chance to catch up with Dani Campbell and her thoughts on Tila Tequila's coming out as a lesbian over Twitter last week and whether there's anything going on between her and Brianna Stockton.
The Lesbian Podcast #29 - From Politics to Porn
Oregon joins us in the studio to reminisce of Halloween debauchery.
Obama signs federal hate crime bill, and a number of notable douchebags make ridiculous comments about it. After receiving 4,000 emails regarding the removal of a children's book in which one character has two moms, Scholastic puts it back on the book fair list. And William and Mary crown their first genderqueer homecoming queen.
Chaz (formerly known as Chastity, daughter of Cher) denies ever being a lesbian, a magazine digitally enhances Beth Ditto of The Gossip to look MORE voluptuous, and an upcoming reality show The Real L Word promises to be REAL and not scripted.
Shine Louise Houston of Pink and White Productions joins us in the studio to discuss what it takes to be a queer porn star, how she broke into the industry, and where she hopes queer porn will go.
The Lesbian Podcast #28 - Lesbian Running for the Board of Supervisors
The Lesbian Podcast #27 - Go Go Homo A Go Go!
MC Hammer and Ron Jeremy all in one week! Only in San Francisco. Stina, whom you might remember from previous U Haul It episodes, joins us in the studio as our guest host.
QNews: Texas Attorney General appeals ruling which allows gay couples to divorce in Texas. 20 Year Anniversary of the police occupation of the Castro! Whoa!
Rainbow Rumors: Jessica Capshaw, Bette's assistant on the L Word, had a lesbian crush on Bette (who didn't?) and now plays a lesbian on Grey's Anatomy...we're seeing a trend here. The Real L World of Los Angeles (which promises to be anything but REAL) is hosting an open casting call. We're still waiting for the Real Lesbians of SF . . . it'll happen. Rachel Maddow, hero to butch lesbians everywhere - makes Elle Magazine's hot personal style list!!!! Go Rachel!
Interview: Ed Varga, Head Homo of Homo A Go Go, comes in and divulges all of his secrets as far as how he makes Homo A Go Go work. Homo A Go Go has developed a reputation for featuring musical acts before they "break" - for example, The Gossip, so we wanted to know how he picks his acts . . . or is it just a sick sixth sense?
The Lesbian Podcast #26 - Kink on the Cheap!
Abby joins us as our guest host in the studio. She joined us at the Jewish, Vegan brunch and teaches us new, inappropriate Yiddish words!
South Africa files complaint with the UN regarding treatment of Caster Semanya, Elton John denied adoption in the Ukraine, Will "Protect Marriage" make it on the ballot in November?
Jane Lynch stars in yet another of our favorite television series. Olivia Wilde covers GQ. And Lady Gaga announces, dedicated her VMA to the homos! And, Ellen replaces Paula on Idol.
Meliza Banales joins us in the studio to discuss Kink on the Cheap (and just in time for Folsom!). Meliza wanted to note that the a good cane should make a "whooosh" sound. And as always - don't be crazy. "Kink on the Cheap" is at your own risk, but isn't risk half the fun? ;)
The Lesbian Podcast #25 - TLP One-Year Anniversary !!
Amaris, The Neon Cowboy at Wild Side West, joins us in the studio as our guest host and shares superhero tales from the Castro.
Maine joins the growing list of states facing voter initiatives aimed at taking away gay rights, Rome faces a gay bombing, Focus On The Family employs over 900 people and ends up laying a lot of them off.
Ben & Jerry's supports same-sex marriage with new flavor, Showtime brings you The Real L Word, and the queen vampire on True Blood is a lesbian! Charlie can't even contain herself about this new True Blood development ;)
Tragik joins us in the studio to talk about their new projects, the challenges associated with being a Bay Area music artist, and their upcoming shows. This group's one to watch in the dance music scene, combining several different styles to get you moving, you don't want to miss this. Be sure to check out the pactures from Tragik's performance at Cockblock in our Photos section: Cockblock August 2009.
The Lesbian Podcast #24 - Girl in a Coma Rocks Our Face Off.
Ally joins us in the studio as this weeks guest host. Meanwhile, Charlie struggles to remember the raucous weekend we had at Homo A Go Go. Big thanks to Ed Varga for inviting us out to the event and check out our recap of the weekend. Pictures will be up soon.
Media coverage of Harvey Milk's medal of freedom required balancing from the homophobic side? When did this become appropriate? South African runner required to undergo controversial gender verification. And there's a new job search site tailored to gay girls. All of the featured jobs are looking to higher lesbians! In this economy, who doesn't need a job?
Is the surrogate mother of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's child queer? And why does mainstream media consider it news even if she is? Michelle Rodriguez goes bat-shit crazy AGAIN! Beth Ditto stage dives to a "thud." We're pretty sure hindsight for that move is 20/20.
Charlie catches up with Girl in a Coma at Homo A Go Go and discusses their recent comparison to The Gossip, tattoos (including our new favorite - the Elvis Cock tattoo), Morrisey's ability to find good female vocalists, as well as when GIAC will be back in San Francisco to perform next. You won't want to miss this.
The Lesbian Podcast #23 - Jewmongous
The Lesbian Podcast #22 - Sweet! Podcast
Pam and Tommy join us in the studio to talk about Tuesday's Ladies' Night in the Castro, Jay and Charlie's run-in with BDSM, and the documentary "Food, Inc."
Does See's Candies pale in comparison to other candy makers in terms of equality for LGBT employees? A new documentary, "Silent Partners," spotlights the experience of the partners of gay service members and more news on the Obama Administration's steps to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
Jodie Foster prepares to show off her "Beaver." A new movie about Greta Garbo focuses on her relationship with Marlene Dietrich and other women. "Vagina Mom" makes first appearance on Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" (and for the record Dr. Cooper is the male doctor on the show, we got our doctors confused).
Shannon Wentworth, co-founder of Sweet, a new lesbian travel company, joins us to discuss their upcoming Caribbean Cruise. This isn't you're typical lesbian vacation, so you'll want to listen about how Sweet plans to merge lesbian travel with social and environmental awareness.
Be sure to keep an eye out for an upcoming video interview with Suzanne Westenhoefer , the first openly gay comedienne in the United States on the website: www.TheLesbianPodcast.com.
The Lesbian Podcast #21 - The Locker Room
To download Lady Tragik's album sampler, please click here.
The Lesbian Podcast #20 - Be All That You Can Be, But Not In The Army
Oregon joins us in the studio again as co-host and fills us in on Portuguese bloodless bullfighting.
Dick Cheney and Barack Obama have more in common these days, a prison in Virginia discriminates against lesbians, Lt. Choi marshalls the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade, and then face his military trial two days later.
Wanda Sykes sleeping with another woman?, Cher has a son, Megan Fox: pot-kettle-black, and Congratulations to Cockblock's DJ Nuxx for making the SF Guardian's "Hot Pink List!"
Col. Cammermeyer joins us to discuss the current state of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Why is Obama dropping the ball on repealing this archaic policy? And does she think gay people should continue to join the military - her answer may surprise you.
The Lesbian Podcast #19 - Queer Filmmaking
Nathalie, our jazz loving former contestant from the first U Haul It episode, joins us as a guest host and discusses her recent resurgence into lesbian nightlife. Also, the second U Haul It results are revealed.
Why are advertisements for anti-gay companies being run on Ellen’s show? Will the city’s recent efforts to scale down San Francisco events affect Pink Saturday? No marriage for heterosexuals? Obama drops the ball on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell , AGAIN! Also, Dick Cheney changes his views on gay marriage . . . well, kind of.
Cynthia Nixon, from Sex and the City, is engaged! Alicia Keys has been seen around town with a merkin. Also, Charlie shares her favorite quote overheard in San Francisco.
Madeiline Lim, Executive Director of the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, as well as J. Aguilar and Meliza Banales join us to talk about the upcoming film festivals. Madeiline discusses upcoming offerings from QWOCMAP including film premieres, FREE film making courses, and their ten year anniversary party. J. Aguilar, who Madeline Lim inspired to become a filmmaker, and Meliza Banales discuss their short film “Getting Off” which is premiering as part of Frameline 33’s Dirt and Desire.
The Lesbian Podcast #18 - U Haul It! v2.0
Carly and her dapper Chihuahua, Dookie, join us as guest hosts and Carly discusses her re-integration into the lesbian world now that she’s single. "All the single ladies put yo hands up!"
A hotel owner in San Diego tries to cover up his anti-gay convictions. Changes to the wording of LGBT initiatives listed on the White House website, apparently do make a difference; Obama’s dropping the ball on promises he made during his campaign. A lesbian was in the running for the Supreme Court nomination. John McCain’s daughter breaks from the anticipated Republican rhetoric and states that she believes in equality for everyone.
Pink, mad that people are still talking about her? Should LiLo’s lesbian card be confiscated? And, Angelina Jolie is now an expert on confused sexualities?
And Finally – Joelle’s back with U Haul It!!!! Check it out then come back to the website (www.TheLesbianPodcast.com) and vote for who you think is the best match to join CC on a date at Straybar.
The Lesbian Podcast #17 - Where Are All The MTF Lesbians?
Tom is our special guest host and she shares with us the old school code name for lesbians and her experience in social work working with queer youth.
Q News: The latest update on Obama's White House Initiatives related to the gay community, grand marshals selected for SF Gay Pride Parade, Alan Keyes, former presidential candidate and father of LGBT activist Maya Keyes, arrested, and what to do about homophobic Miss California?
Rainbow Rumors: Charlie shares with us the top ten women of the 2009 AfterEllen.com Hot 100 list
We've done several shows regarding how lesbian and ftm communities interact now. But we never really hear anything about male to female transpersons who identify as lesbians. In this episode, special guest Sherilyn Connelly, an mtf lesbian, answers our many questions: such as why mtf lesbians seem to be invisible, her acceptance in the lesbian community, and her experiences as a single gal looking for other women to date. To learn more about Sherilyn Connelly, please visit her website at http://www.sherilynconnelly.com/
The Lesbian Podcast #16 - Is "Butch" Endangered?
The Mischievous Merkin joins us to share a few of her dykus and forewarns against being one of those crazy cat lovin' lesbians.
Once "Crazy California" now being mistaken for Wyoming, Ms. California uses her title to further block equal rights for all Californians, and a warning to lesbians in private schools: duck and cover.
Ellen talks about her "roommate" during the people's choice awards. Turns out Top Gun had not 1, but 2 gay lead characters, and Cat and Jennifer Cora prepare to raise a Roofer.
Tallon Nunez, owner of the Facebook group "Butches Unlimited," and Jae Sevelious, an assistant professor at UCSF who's work focuses on trans health, join us for a discussion on tensions between the butch and ftm communities. Is butch an endangered term? What is at the root of this tension? Is there a need for the gender binary?
The Lesbian Podcast #15 - Melissa Ferrick
Mango kicks off their first party of the year, Dre is our guest host and also on the Board of Directors for Ally Action, Melissa Ferrick dishes about SXSW, Katy Perry, and her upcoming show in San Francisco, and a listener updates us on her "Ask Charlie" advice.
In Q News, New York changes a policy regarding lesbian parents, the Presbyterian church stalls the ordination of a lesbian minister, and a major proponent of repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell is leaving office.
In Rainbow Rumors, a Top Chef and her wife are pregnant at the same time, Katy Perry is yet another topic of discussion, and a songwriter makes a song to parody "I Kissed a Girl".
The Lesbian Podcast #14 - Best Thing You Haven't Heard
Manic Monkee joins us as a guest host to talk about her experience working in the music industry and the SXSW music festival.
J talks about atrocities faced by women in South Africa, a high school's issue with a lesbian genderbending at prom, and the effect of prop 8 on the 18,000 couples that were legally married in California.
Charlie talks about the disappointing finale of a groundbreaking series and lindsay and lily being new bffs or more?
We interview an upcoming lesbian artist, Sarah O, whose recent work with The Real Dionysus is gaining lots of attention on www.Last.FM
Check out the album here.
The Lesbian Podcast #13 - Bisexuality in a Multi-sexual Society
Is the the California Alcoholic Beverage Commission targeting the gay community in their attempts to take down DNA Lounge? Queer couple claims police harassment after their arrest on prostitution charges. Xbox is suddenly concerned about their impact on children, but only when it pertains to lesbians in their online platform. The GLBT History Museum is here to stay . . . for now.
Weekly updates on the Gays of Our Lives. Charlie's odds of ever hooking up with Tasha from the L Word become dimmer, and a famed celebrity photographer's life work becomes another casualty of the ban on gay marriage.
A discussion on bisexuality: is the term even relevent anymore?
The Lesbian Podcast #12 - U Haul
We have an intriguing show for our audience: you, as a listener, can interact with The Lesbian Podcast. You just have to listen to the podcast and click on the U-Haul It link to participate and determine the results.
Chinese people use Valentine's Day to rally for equal rights and gay marriage.
Pink is spotted in NYC lunching with a dyke and another of Jenny's friends is rumored to have killed her. We also introduce a new segment to our website Ask Charlie by reading the latest question and advice.
The voting poll has been closed. The listener who won the T-shirt from 5733 has been contacted. Thanks for participating!
Check out pics from the recording session…
The Lesbian Podcast #11 - Fist or Spit
Wow! We're already on #11, we can't believe it. On this episode, our guest host, The British Banger, talks about her upcoming art show and her pussy's participation, clothed . . . or not?
In Homo Headlines, Iceland gets a lesbian premier!
And, Charlie talks about the L Word and Ms. Niki Stevens murderous revenge in Rainbow Rumors.
And in the spirit of saving the best for last, Curve Magazine's #1 Most Powerful Lesbian Writer, Michelle Tea, sits down to dish about Sister Spit Roadshow antics, whether her novel will be turned into a television show, and her take on feminism with the gender queer movement.
***Michelle Tea's novels can be purchased by clicking on the Amazon.com link in the top right hand section of our webpage.…
The Lesbian Podcast #10 - B.A.D. Girls
2009 is a year of big changes, especially with the inauguration of our new president.
In Homo Headlines, we discuss how Barrack Obama has set in motion some policies that are gay friendly.
Also, the rumor of 2009 is a lesbian celebrity power couple has gone vegan and even incorporated their lifestyle into their wedding. Another celebrity admits to a magazine that she's had lesbian sex dreams.
We talk with the Bay Area Derby Girls (aka the B.A.D. Girls) about being ranked #1 on the West Coast and wrestling with some rugby girls in an upcoming event. Who wants to wipe the sweat off of Coco Motion's brow? We'll tell you how to find out more about these hot ladies in action. …
The Lesbian Podcast #9 - Lesbian Chef on Top
After all the holiday parties and trips back home to see family, we kicked off the year with a recap of Mickey's wet new year's eve and Charlie's 'special' purchase.
There's a special section in Homo Headlines about the lesbian who was assaulted in the city of Richmond, California and a certain part of Europe being a gay-friendly destination.
We commend Wanda Sykes for coming out to a rally of 1,000 people and giggle over Lindsay and Samantha's lesbian relationship woes.
We also have Jamie Lauren, executive chef of Absinthe, talk about her experience being a contestant on Bravo's Top Chef. …
The Lesbian Podcast #8 - Homo for the Holidays
Ah Christmas, time for aerosol snow, ugly embroidered sweaters, and eating till it hurts!!
Whether you get all warm and misty eyed just thinking about it, or spend the whole month drunk trying to forget 'em.... we've got the show for you "HOMO FOR THE HOLIDAYS; our way of filling your stockings full of funny Christmas stories, kinky gift exchange, and Meliza Banales poetry. You won't believe her story about sex and bondage. It's the best New Years a lesbian can have.
Happy Holidays Homos!! Have a great New Years!!! …
The Lesbian Podcast #7 - Girls, Guns, Gossip & Gifts
This is the last month of the year and people are scrambling to get their loved ones gifts for Christmas. There's some naughty and nice suggestions on the Top Ten Lesbian Gift Guide. We also shared some laughs and opinions over Prop 8 The Musical, starring Jack Black as Jesus.
Katy Perry makes news again (!) before the year is over.
And our very own Mickey shares some exclusive audio clips from her documentary about women and guns. Hope you're all as excited as we are about the seventh episode...enjoy! …
The Lesbian Podcast #6 - The Relationship Episode
We discuss the aftermath of Prop H8.
Katy Perry doesn't fuck anything up this week (remarkably)
Franca, a 30 year marriage/relationship therapist answers listeners questions about what it takes to have a good relationship.
The Lesbian Podcast #5 - Homo Hip Hop
This week on The Lesbian Podcast we take the show on the road and catch up with the ultra talented lesbian hip hop duo, God-des and She! They fill us in on making number one on Logo's click list and what their plans are for the future. The current album, "Stand Up," is available on iTunes.
We'll talk about Halloween, the costumes and the craziness.
A lesbian gets ordained in Minneapolis in Homo Headlines.
We'll talk about all the lesbian weddings and do a little soap opera(esque) re-enactment just for you, our lovely listeners. Enjoy! . . . And big thank you's to God-des, She, and Allie for making the bathroom interview happen.
As an added bonus - check out the video of our interview with God-des and She, complete with clips of their performance in our video section. …
The Lesbian Podcast #4 - Tempting Faith
This time we had the esteemed Meliza Bañales from Sister Spit. Bañales was the first Latina to win a poetry slam on the west coast. She wrote the book Say It With Your Whole Mouth at the age of twenty-five which went on to be nominated for the Poetry Center Book Award in 2004. She has also worked on and appeared in a number of independent films. Her own film, Do the Math, with award-winning director Mary Guzmán was the winner of a 2006 Frameline Completion Grant and received an Honorable Mention in Outfest 2007. She is now in production on a short film called Getting Off, with J. Aguilar coming to festivals in 2009 and is the co-executive producer of Tina D'Elia's film, Lucha, about the revolutionaries of El Salvador.Bañales is currently working on a one-woman-show, One Bad Year, as an artist-in-residence for Airspace in San Francisco. You don't want to miss this interview! …
The Lesbian Podcast #3 - Spanking Hot!
Spanking Hot! …
The Lesbian Podcast #2 - Time for Change
Episode 2 is a work in process.Understanding the construction of 'gender' through an analysis of transsexualism is enormous and full of intricate details. There is no one way to look at transgender people except to take it person by person. Why do they want to do this? What does it mean for them? Being transgender is as normal as being alive. Transgender people are everywhere. They are teachers, doctors, construction workers, and waiters. They attend college, have children, and enjoy careers. We at TLP honor of all those who have come to the realization that life would be better lived as the in the body that they feel on the inside. We hope you like the interview. When Mags says, "Your relationship is not a checklist of body parts." we hope it touches you as it did us. …
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