I'm Feeling Queer Today!

The Future Perfect Project

I’m Feeling Queer Today is a podcast that amplifies the voices of queer youth by exploring current themes and issues through a queer lens. Produced and hosted by a team of 11 young adults from all across North America, IFQT is a combination of true-storytelling, interviews, trivia and thought-provoking discussions that center queer young voices in the national conversation around LGBTQIA+ rights, culture and activism. Executive produced by The Future Perfect Project. Visit the official show website at thefutureperfectproject.com/podcast

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Growing up Queer on the East Coast with Desmond Napoles
Jun 27 2024
Growing up Queer on the East Coast with Desmond Napoles
In this episode, special guest and LGBTQIA+ rights activist, Desmond Napoles, joins producer Sam Smalls to compare their experiences growing up on opposite ends of the east coast.Content and Content Warnings:00:00:05: Episode Teaser00:00:20: Theme Song00:00:43: Welcome from Samuel Smalls, Jr.00:02:29: Interview with Sam and Desmond Napoles00:06:05-00:10:07: Mentions of people using anti-trans/anti-queer rhetoric00:17:04: Sam post-interview update00:17:31: Outro/CreditsResources: Learn more about Desmond Napoles: ​​https://www.desmondisamazing.com/What is Drag? Checkout this Drag 101:https://antiracismdaily.com/2023/06/20/drag-101-unpacking-drag-shows-and-the-performers/Transgender Day of Visibility:https://glaad.org/tdov/Mentions:The House of Hades, from the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_of_HadesRuPaul and RuPaul’s Drag Race:https://rupaul.com/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuPaul%27s_Drag_RaceMagnus Hirschfeld, German-Jewish Sexologist and Queer Rights Activist:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_HirschfeldMarsha P. Johnson, one of the most prominent figures of the gay rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s in New York City:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsha_P._JohnsonHarvey Milk, an American politician and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_MilkBilly Porter, queer American actor and singer:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_PorterCrystal LaBeija, an American drag queen and trans woman who co-founded the House of LaBeija in 1968:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_LaBeijaCreditsCredits…I’m Feeling Queer Today! is produced by The Future Perfect Project with support from Radio Kingston, WKNY AM1490, FM1079, Kingston, NY.Episode 10 of I’m Feeling Queer Today was produced by Samuel Smalls, Jr. and features Desmond Napoles Executive Producers: Julie Novak and Celeste LecesneThe I’m Feeling Queer Today! theme was composed and performed by Alex Masse & produced by Emma Jayne Seslowsky. Additional music was composed by Alex Masse, Frankie Gunn, and Epidemic Sound. Mixing & mastering by Julie Novak, with assistance from Emma Jayne Seslowsky.LNagPRObn5TZLKltTMkj Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Activating Pride with Jazz Jennings
Jun 6 2024
Activating Pride with Jazz Jennings
How do youth celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride? In this episode, special guest Jazz Jennings, American YouTube personality, spokesmodel, television personality, and LGBT rights activist, talks about the importance of Queer Pride and visibility, while playing One-Minute Trivia with Trudy and Claire. Listeners will also get a chance to hear from Paras, a student activist from Iowa and how the IFQT crew celebrates their queerness.CONTENT AND CONTENT WARNINGS:00:00:05: Trudy: What I hope people get from this podcast00:00:56: Theme Song01:01:03: Welcome from Lily and Trudy00:02:10: Lily and Trudy talk trivia and working with Jazz Jennings00:05:57 One-Minute Trivia Part 1: Queer Celebration with Jazz and Claire00:13:57: Queer Youth Animated: Paras’ Story00:18:39: One-Minute Trivia Part 2: Queer Celebration with Jazz and Claire00:23:27: How we celebrate queerness00:26:58: How can we celebrate pride safely?00:28:23: Coming up next00:28:51: Outro/CreditsRESOURCES:Read about the full history of Pride and view footage the first Pride March in NYC, Christopher Street Liberation Day 1970. From the Lilli Vincenz Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress:https://www.loc.gov/ghe/cascade/index.html?appid=90dcc35abb714a24914c68c9654adb67Learn more about Gilbert Baker and the original pride flag:https://gilbertbaker.com/Information about Iowa’s Anti-Trans Legislation:https://oneiowaaction.org/lgbtqbills2024/Check out Harvey Milk’s Gay Freedom Day Speech from June 25, 1978:https://daily.jstor.org/harvey-milks-gay-freedom-day-speech-annotated/Some tips on how to stay safe for Pride:https://avp.org/2023/06/06/tips-to-stay-safe-during-pride/Discreet Pride Celebration Ideas:https://www.reddit.com/r/lgbt/comments/noz889/discreet_pride_celebration_ideas/Youth Pride Association Support Programs:​​https://www.ypapride.org/programs/virtual-support-groupWatch episodes of Queer Youth Animated Season 2 (including Paras’ story):https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPsMVyhTV_R99GNRfijt-qVRmM1Znf_iuLearn more about Paras Bassuk:https://wsspaper.com/69111/feature/2021s-last-story-paras-bassuk-21/CREDITS:Executive producers: Julie Novak and Celeste Lecesne and The Future Perfect ProjectAudio Mixing and Mastering: Julie Novak and Emma Jayne SeslowkskyTheme Song by Alex Masse, produced by Emma Jayne SeslowskyParas segment:Score and Sound Design: Evan Linsey Dialogue Mixing: Bryn Bliska Sound Mixing: Emma Nicoletti Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Bring Change 2 Mind with Maddux Eckerling
May 23 2024
Bring Change 2 Mind with Maddux Eckerling
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Sonyamia chats with LGBTQ student activist and mental health advocate, Maddux Eckerling as well as the work of Bring Change 2 Mind, a non-profit organization that aims to destigmatize mental health among young people.Content and Content Warnings:This episode discusses issues about mental health00:00:05: Episode Teaser00:00:23: Theme Song01:01:03: Welcome from Sonyamia00:02:18: Interview with Maddux Eckerling00:05:46: Mention of attempted suicide00:12:26: Sonyamia post-interview update00:14:08: Contact Sonyamia00:14:36: Coming up next00:15:03: Outro/CreditsResources: Learn more about Maddux: https://www.madduxeckerling.com/Read about Maddux at the Strength in Pride Event: https://www.theunion.com/news/strength-in-pride-event-at-the-miners-foundry/article_fac0699c-b873-11ed-b185-632af36658be.htmlVisit Bring Change 2 Mind: https://www.bringchange2mind.orgVisit The Future Perfect Project: https://www.thefutureperfectproject.orgIf you are having thoughts of suicide or self harm, you can call the Suicide and Crisis Hotline at 988 or visit 988lifeline. org. For LGBTQ plus specific support, visit thetrevorproject. org or call 1 866 488 7386. Credits…I’m Feeling Queer Today! is produced by The Future Perfect Project with support from Radio Kingston, WKNY AM1490, FM1079, Kingston, NY.Episode 8 of I’m Feeling Queer Today was produced by Sonyamia Blanco and features Maddux Eckerling Executive Producers: Julie Novak and Celeste LecesneThe I’m Feeling Queer Today! theme was composed and performed by Alex Masse & produced by Emma Jayne Seslowsky. Additional music was composed by Alex Masse, Frankie Gunn, and Epidemic Sound. Mixing & mastering by Julie Novak, with assistance from Emma Jayne Seslowsky. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
IFQT FEED SWAP: Queer News with Anna DeShawn
Apr 18 2024
IFQT FEED SWAP: Queer News with Anna DeShawn
Periodically, the crew at I'm Feeling Queer Today will share episodes from like-minded podcasts that they love.Alex Masse presents our very first feed swap, and we are honored to be sharing a special edition episode from the Queer News, an intersectional approach to a weekly news podcast where race & sexuality meet politics, entertainment and culture.This episode is called Change the Pattern: The AIDS Quilt Travels the South with Purpose, and you'll get to hear Anna share her experience covering the 35th Anniversary of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in San Francisco, and the emotional impact of viewing it up close and personal for the first time.Further, the episode highlights the staggering reality that, while the South comprises only 38% of the US population, it represents over HALF of all new HIV diagnoses.You’ll also learn about the Call My Name Project, a program that ensures the stories of Black and Brown lives lost to HIV/AIDS are honored with panels on the AIDS Memorial Quilt.Now you may be asking why the South? The South comprises 38% of the U.S. population but it represents over half, yes over half at 52% of all new HIV diagnoses. Let me drop another stat on you. Out of the 17 states defined as being in the South by the U.S. Census; 13 of them have HIV-Specific Criminal Laws or Statutes on the books & 11 of them have actually prosecuted people for living with HIV. HIV Criminalization is still real. I’m sharing these stats because you need to know. I didn’t know and we must change the pattern.CONTENT/CONTENT WARNINGS00:00 – Welcome & Intro 00:34 – Palm Springs Ad 01:23 – Purple Tie Affair 01:52 – Change The Pattern 04:02 – Jada 04:47 – Call My Name 05:52 – SLR 09:16 – The Quilt 10:56 – Mark Your Calendars 12:39 – OutroJoin the QCrew & Support the Queer News podcast https://bit.ly/3L3Ng66 🌈✊🏾🏳️‍⚧️✨ We want to hear from you. Tune in and tell us what you think. email us at info@e3radio.fm. Follow Anna DeShawn on Twitter: @annadeshawn.Interested in advertising on Queer News? Check out their packages here, https://bit.ly/3ohYXAw Podcast Editing by Xperience J of Shhh! Jus’ Listen Media (www.instagram.com/xperiencejay/)Check out Queer News here:https://e3radio.fm/-queer-newsIG: @e3radio & @annadeshawnTikTok:@annadeshawnYouTube: @e3radio Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Transness is Irresistible
Mar 21 2024
Transness is Irresistible
Hosts Frankie and Zorian share about their trans experience, exploring the spectrum of feelings from shame and resistance to beauty and liberation all in the effort to be their full, true selves.Contents & Content Warnings…Please expect to hear “queer” used as an identity term throughout this episode & series. 00:00 - Introduction from Zorian - What makes you feel most like yourself?1:16 - Meet Zorian & Frankie 2:02 - Let’s talk HRT - Hormone Replacement Therapy7:10 - Ari & Sam In this segment, please expect to hear mentions & discussions of…Shame & internalized biasDesire, sex & sexuality TransphobiaWhite supremacy & racism17:15 - Zorian’s Transition Journey 21:05- 22:20 - Instances of homophobic/transphobic rhetoric 23:30 - What is Gender Dysphoria? What about Gender Euphoria?26:10 - Frankie’s Transition Journey 28:23 - Masculinities & Toxic MasculinityBeginning at 30:40, please expect to hear mentions & discussions of…Death & griefHomelessness & being forced out of one’s homeParental estrangement Homophobia & Transphobia38:52 - Queer Youth Animated: Kiwi40:25 - 40:30 - Instances of hate speech40:30 - 40:47 - Mention of familial conflict, being forced out of one’s home43:28 - Outro 43:26 - Coming up next44:07 - Show notes & resources44:54 - CreditsFPP Information…To learn more about The Future Perfect Project and all of our free arts programming for LGBTQIA+ youth, visit thefutureperfectproject.org or find us on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, and bandcamp @thefutureperfectprojectCrisis Resources… If you or a young person you know between the ages of 13-24 is currently in crisis, check out thetrevorproject.org for LGBTQIA+-specific support through text and chat, or call 1-866-488-7386.Mentions… “The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.” - Toni Cade BambaraThis quotation is most commonly attributed to a compilation of conversations with Toni Cade Bambara, appropriately titled “Conversations with Toni Cade Bambara,” edited by Thabiti Lewis. Find more information on this author, documentarian, activist, teacher, and speaker is available online and through libraries & other places of education throughout the world. Keep an eye (and ear) out for season two of I’m Feeling Queer Today, coming September 2024, and look forward to some bonus content in the interim!View Kiwi's animatied story at https://www.youtube.com/@TheFuturePerfectProjectCredits…I’m Feeling Queer Today is produced by The Future Perfect Project with support from Radio Kingston, WKNY AM1490, FM1079, Kingston, NY.Episode six of I’m Feeling Queer Today was produced by Frankie Gunn, Zorian Edwards, and Ari, and features Sam and Kiwi. Special thanks to executive producers and mentors, Julie Novak and Celeste Lecesne, as well as Future Perfect Project team members Ryan Amador, Jon Wan, and Aliya Jamil. Mixing & mastering for I’m Feeling Queer Today by Julie Novak, with assistance from Emma Jayne Seslowsky.Visit the show website at thefutureperfectproject.org/podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Coping While Queer
Mar 14 2024
Coping While Queer
How do queer youth deal with mental health struggles and how do they practice self-care? This episode explores the tools of therapy, finding at least one supportive adult to advocate for you and how, despite the current attacks on their community, LGBTQ+ remain hopeful and resilient.Contents & Content Warnings…Please expect to hear “queer” used as an identity term throughout this episode & series. Please expect to hear mental health discussed throughout this episode. 00:00 - Sonyamia: What would you say to your younger self?1:30 - Introduction with Eric & Sonyamia2:11-2:49 - Statistics on suicide & mental health 4:17 - Queer Youth Animated: Will 4:57-5:26 - Mentions of slurs & bullying7:15 - Sonyamia & Cindy 14:48 - Two with Trudy Poux: Zorian & Jax17:32-18:03 - Instance of homophobia (hate speech)26:26 - Queer Crushes: Sonyamia30:31 - Outro 30:59 - Coming up next31:25 - Show notes & resources31:58 - CreditsReferencesthetrevorproject.org/survey-2023/Crisis ResourcesPlease be aware that the following resources are accessible only within the U.S. & are catered to English speakers UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. A star (*) indicates a resource that is not LGBTQ+ specific. These resources are not affiliated with The Future Perfect Project. *The suicide and crisis lifeline 24/7 at 988. Counseling available in English & Spanish. Text HOME to 741741, or head to crisistextline.org. If you are a young person of color in crisis, text STEVE to 741741. *For international suicide hotlines, head to suicide.orgReach the Trevor Project in the U.S. and Mexico 24/7 via chat, call, or text. Call (866)488-7386, text START to 678-678, or head to thetrevorproject.org for more info. TrevorSpace, a community for LGBTQ people aged 13-24 worldwide: trevorspace.orgThe LGBT National Center hotlines serving the U.S. and Canada. (888)843-4564.Trans Lifeline: In the US, dial (877)565-8860. In Canada, dial (877)330-6366. translifeline.orgFind a practitioner*On psychologytoday.com, you can filter results to specifically find therapists & providers who work with LGBTQ+ patients. There may also be an LGBTQ+ focused practice or center near you. One example are the Phoenix Rising Centers, a network of therapists & providers across the U.S. - you can explore their services at phoenixrisingcenters.orgLocal LGBTQ+ centers or organizations may also offer counseling services and support groups, often free of charge or at low cost. Search Centerlink’s network of LGBTQ+ centers near you at lgbtqcenters.org/LGBTCenters -To search the directory of The Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists, head to aglp.memberclicks.net/aglp-referral.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Queering Media
Mar 7 2024
Queering Media
Hosts Eric and Lily explore the lack of representation of queer characters in mainstream media, and how the LGBTQ+ community has had to rely on creating our own media to accurately tell our diverse array of stories.Contents & Content Warnings…Please expect to hear “queer” used as an identity term throughout this episode & series. 00:00 - Frankie & Ari: What Was Your Favorite Queer-Coded TV Character? 2:20 - Introduction with Eric & Lily: What do we mean when we say “Queer-Coded?”4:13 - Zines! With Alex & Claire17:18 - 1-Minute Trivia: Queer Love Edition, with Trudy, Sonyamia & Sam30:15 - Hesperus30:30-30:55 - Discussions of homophobia 35:16 - Outro 35:35 - Coming up next35:49 - Show notes & resources36:27 - CreditsFPP Information…To learn more about The Future Perfect Project and all of our free arts programming for LGBTQIA+ youth, visit thefutureperfectproject.org or find us on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, and bandcamp @thefutureperfectprojectCrisis Resources… If you or a young person you know between the ages of 13-24 is currently in crisis, check out thetrevorproject.org for LGBTQIA+-specific support through text and chat, or call 1-866-488-7386.Mentions… The Watermelon Woman, a Cheryl Dunye film, is available to stream through multiple platforms, and may be free to watch through universities or your local library. Looking for more queer zine content? Visit the Queer Zine Archive Project at gittings.qzap.org, the Digital Transgender Archive at digitaltransgenderarchive.net or Instagram @digitaltransarc, and the Queer Zine Library at queerzinelibrary.com or on Instagram @queerzinelibrary - also consider checking out your local library, local queer bookstores, community & LGBTQ+ centers, and even museums & physical archives.Interested in the movie & musical that inspired Hesperus? You can stream the movie adaptation of The Prom on Netflix, and find the musical & movie soundtracks on your favorite movie streaming platforms. Also available is a book of the same name, written by Saundra Mitchell with Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin, and Matthew Skylar. More information on poet Andrea Gibson & their poem, First Love, is available on their website, andreagibson.org or on Instagram @andreagibson - you can also find them performing many of their poems on YouTube, or keep up with their day to day writings at andreagibson.substack.comCredits…I’m Feeling Queer Today is produced by The Future Perfect Project with support from Radio Kingston, WKNY AM1490, FM1079, Kingston, NY.Episode four of I’m Feeling Queer Today was produced by Eric Eubank, Lily Mueller, Trudy Poux, and Alex Masse, and features Claire Florence, Sonyamia Blanco, Samuel Smalls Jr., and Hesperus. Special thanks to executive producers and mentors, Julie Novak and Celeste Lecesne, as well as Future Perfect Project team members Ryan Amador, Jon Wan, and Aliya Jamil. The I’m Feeling Queer Today theme was composed and performed by Alex Masse & produced by Emma Jayne Seslowsky. Additional music was composed by Alex Masse, Frankie Gunn, and Epidemic Sound. Mixing & mastering for I’m Feeling Queer Today by Julie Novak, with assistance from Emma Jayne Seslowsky. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Queerness, Blackness, Femininity and Faith
Feb 29 2024
Queerness, Blackness, Femininity and Faith
In this episode, 18-year-old Sam and 16-year-old Wallace explore the topic of intersectionality within the spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community, and their own perspectives as Black and mixed-race teenagers, respectively.Contents & Content Warnings…Please expect to hear “queer” used as an identity term throughout this episode & series. 00:00 - Introduction from Samuel Smalls Jr./What’s your hope for this podcast?1:36 - Episode intro with Wallace & Samuel Smalls Jr. 2:57 - Samuel Smalls Jr. & Z Cosby -Please expect to hear discussions of trans misogynoir throughout this segment. 10:15-11:00 - Mentions of grooming (stereotype,) book bans & school district restrictions which limit teachings on slavery & other topics. 16:13 - Journaling with Trudy Poux & Samuel Smalls Jr. 21:46 - AdamPlease expect to hear discussions of religion (Christianity) and related homophobia throughout this segment. 22:15-22:22 - Mention of abuse 25:05 - Coming up next 25:17 - Show notes & resources26:09 - Credits FPP Information…To learn more about The Future Perfect Project and all of our free arts programming for LGBTQIA+ youth, visit thefutureperfectproject.org or find us on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, and bandcamp  @thefutureperfectprojectFor more information on Future Perfect Records, one of The Future Perfect Project’s programs, check out our website or bandcamp, Stream Not What You Pictured or Divinity on your favorite music streaming platform, or find them @futureperfectrecords on Instagram.Crisis Resources… If you or a young person you know between the ages of 13-24 is currently in crisis, check out thetrevorproject.org for LGBTQIA+-specific support through text and chat, or call 1-866-488-7386.Mentions… Interested in following Z or their band, Gooseflesh? Check Z out on Instagram @zjcosby and look for their band @gooseflesh1312Credits…I’m Feeling Queer Today is produced by The Future Perfect Project with support from Radio Kingston, WKNY AM1490, FM1079, Kingston, NY.Episode three of I’m Feeling Queer Today was produced by Samuel Smalls Jr. and Wallace, and features Z Cosby, Trudy Poux, and Adam. Special thanks to executive producers and mentors, Julie Novak and Celeste Lecesne, as well as Future Perfect Project team members Ryan Amador, Jon Wan, and Aliya Jamil. The I’m Feeling Queer Today theme was composed and performed by Alex Masse & produced by Emma Jayne Seslowsky. Additional music was composed by Alex Masse, Frankie Gunn, and Epidemic Sound. Mixing & mastering for I’m Feeling Queer Today by Julie Novak, with assistance from Emma Jayne Seslowsky. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Label Game
Feb 22 2024
The Label Game
Alex and Lily unpack the roles that labels play within queer identities and how they serve (or don’t serve) queer young people as they explore who they are, who they love, and who they hope to become.Contents & Content Warnings…00:00 - Introduction from Eric Eubank/What’s your hope for this podcast?1:35 - Episode intro with Lily & Alex, All About Labels3:21 - Labels with Eric Eubank & Wallace10:15-10:21 - Mentions of homophobia and transphobia 11:20 - Benny 13:55 - Coming out between generations/commentary 14:52 - Queer Crushes with Zorian15:40-15:56 - Instances of homophobia (invalidation)18:08 - My Queer Identity Journey: Frankie21:55 - Coming up next 22:12 - Show notes & resources22:52 - Credits FPP Information…To learn more about The Future Perfect Project and all of our free arts programming for LGBTQIA+ youth, visit thefutureperfectproject.org or find us on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, and bandcamp @thefutureperfectprojectFor more information on Future Perfect Records, one of The Future Perfect Project’s programs, check out our website or bandcamp, Stream Not What You Pictured or Divinity on your favorite music streaming platform, or find them @futureperfectrecords on Instagram.Crisis Resources… If you or a young person you know between the ages of 13-24 is currently in crisis, check out thetrevorproject.org for LGBTQIA+-specific support through text and chat, or call 1-866-488-7386.Mentions… Interested in Mady G. and Jules Zuckerberg’s A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities? Head to your favorite bookseller or local library, or support its creators on Instagram @madygcomics and @juleszuckerbergCredits…I’m Feeling Queer Today is produced by The Future Perfect Project with support from Radio Kingston, WKNY AM1490, FM1079, Kingston, NY.Episode two of I’m Feeling Queer Today was produced by Alex Masse, Lily Mueller, Frankie Gunn, and Wallace, and features Benny, Eric Eubank, & Zorian Edwards. Special thanks to executive producers and mentors, Julie Novak and Celeste Lecesne, as well as Future Perfect Project team members Ryan Amador, Jon Wan, and Aliya Jamil. The I’m Feeling Queer Today theme was composed and performed by Alex Masse & produced by Emma Jayne Seslowsky. Additional music was composed by Alex Masse, Frankie Gunn, and Epidemic Sound. Mixing & mastering for I’m Feeling Queer Today by Julie Novak, with assistance from Emma Jayne Seslowsky.For more information and episode transcript, visit the show page at http://www.thefutureperfectproject.org/podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Queerness is Pride, and Pride is Beautiful
Feb 15 2024
Queerness is Pride, and Pride is Beautiful
In this episode, Alex discovers the labels that work best in describing who they are. Frankie tells the story of their first queer crush, Claire interviews queer elders at New York City Pride 2023, and members of the podcast production team tell us what pride means to them.Contents & Content Warnings…Please expect to hear “queer” used as an identity term throughout this episode & series. 00:00 - Introduction from Frankie/What’s your hope for this podcast?1:07 - Meet Alex Masse & Lily Mueller; Episode Intro; what do we mean when we say “Queer?”2:03 - Mention of the history of the word “queer” as a slur2:57-3:23 - Mentions of attacks on LGBTQIA+ rights4:10 - My Queer Identity Journey: Alex5:00-5:14 - Mention of homophobic “predator” trope 6:40-6:55 Use of the word “d*ke” as an identity term.7:45 - Let’s talk about the word D*ke7:58- 9:50 - discussions of lesbophobic language, including the word “d*ke,” and usage of the word “d*ke” as a reclaimed identity term. 10:37 - Queer Crushes: Frankie12:25-12:50 Mention of homophobic “predator” trope 14:06 - My First Pride/NYC Pride 2023: Claire 16:10-16:25 - Discussions on the history of “queer” and other historically pejorative terms16:50-17:05 - Brief overview of the Stonewall Riots 17:35-18:20 - Overview of the AIDS crisis20:45-20:50 - Use of the word “d*ke” as an identity term 21:53-22:00 - Mention of Catholicism 22:30 - What Pride Means to Me25:00 - Outro 25:30 - Coming up next25:48 - Show notes & resources26:30 - CreditsFPP Information…To learn more about The Future Perfect Project and all of our free arts programming for LGBTQIA+ youth, visit thefutureperfectproject.org or find us on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, and Bandcamp @thefutureperfectprojectCrisis Resources… If you or a young person you know between the ages of 13-24 is currently in crisis, check out thetrevorproject.org for LGBTQIA+-specific support through text and chat, or call 1-866-488-7386.Mentions… Alison Bechdel’s Dykes to Watch Out For? Head to dykestowatchoutfor.comCredits…I’m Feeling Queer Today is produced by The Future Perfect Project with support from Radio Kingston, WKNY AM1490, FM1079, Kingston, NY.Episode one of I’m Feeling Queer Today was produced by Claire Florence, Frankie Gunn, Alex Masse, Lily Mueller, and Wallace, and features Sonyamia Blanco, Ariella Brodie-Weisberg, Jax Gervasio, Ovo Oshobe, and Trudy Poux. Special thanks to executive producers and mentors, Julie Novak and Celeste Lecesne, as well as Future Perfect Project team members Ryan Amador, Jon Wan, and Aliya Jamil. The I’m Feeling Queer Today theme was composed and performed by Alex Masse & produced by Emma Jayne Seslowsky. Additional music was composed by Alex Masse, Frankie Gunn, and Epidemic Sound. Mixing & mastering for I’m Feeling Queer Today by Julie Novak, with assistance from Emma Jayne Seslowsky.Special thanks to Lindsay Feldherr, who co-wrote the segment about New York City Pride 2023.For more information and transcripts, visit the show page at http://www.thefutureperfectproject.org/podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.