LGBTQ+ Podcasts You Should be Listening to Right Now

Posted by Jolie Peters
(@Jolie Peters)

There’s a reason why podcasts are all the rage right now. Put down the true crime for a few minutes, and check out some of these awesome LGBTQ casts that are changing the game.

Pod Save the People

DeRay McKesson is primarily known for his work with the Black Lives Matter movement or his profound twitter account that covers issues relating to race, sexuality and everything in between. McKesson doesn’t only cover issues relating to the LGBTQ community, but his coverage of celebrities, activists, social change and justice shouldn’t be missed.

The Read

For those of you that don’t know, to “read”  is Black queer slang for bluntly and, at times, harshly telling someone about themselves. This two hour show covers celebrities, pop-culture and media under the guise of queer identity. It’s funny, fierce, and a must-add to your weekly cue.

Never Before

Trans activist and author Janet Mock hosts this series and invites a standout lineup to join her for this weekly show. While this podcast is on the newer side, it has quickly landed a spot on our favorites list.

The BiCast

You know this show will be clever from the name alone. “BiCast” fills an important gap in LGBTQ programming and is sponsored by BiNet USA, a national organization advocating for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified and unlabeled people.

LGBTQ&A

Hosted by HuffPo writer Jeffrey Masters, this cast focuses on the individual perspective and storytelling. Masters spends each episode picking the brain of inspiring members of the LGBTQ community and sharing the stories that shaped their journey.

Black Girl Dangerous Podcast

You may recognize the name of this podcast from the popular blog, Black Girl Dangerous. Both the blog and the show seek to amplify the voices of queer and trans people of color.

Come Thru Queen

Are you a pop-culture princess like us? Dan and Brenda Davis chat about the reality shows that matter every week. From Real Housewives to RuPaul’s Drag Race, you can skip the show and just get the dish from the two that know best.

Umbrella

This panel-style podcast brings together diverse members of the LGBTQ community to discuss internal and external issues that impact the community. There aren’t a ton of episodes released, but what has been is seriously amazing.

Food 4 Thot

Bring on the raunch. This podcast is a free-for-all gathering of queer multiracial writers who love to talk about “sex, identity, culture, what we like to read and who we like to read.”

Café con Chisme

“This podcast is hosted by siblings Sebastián and Yasmin Ferrada and focuses on ‘all things Latinx, race, pop culture, y más!'” This podcast expands beyond the bounds of LGBTQ+ issues by covering cultural appropriation, immigration, food and police brutality.