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Bearded Fruit: An LGBT / Gay Podcast

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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, we’re having conversations at the crossroads of queerness and the contemporary world.

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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, we’re having conversations at the crossroads of queerness and the contemporary world.

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Perfection. Beautiful, queer, perfection.

By MiggyMonstr - Sep 02 2017
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Thank you for this breath of fresh air. Just perfect. Listen to this as much as possible people.

Great Job Guys!

By GayTalk 2.0 - Dec 28 2016
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You guys are great! Love listening to your voices. Keep them coming!

iTunes Ratings

73 Ratings
Average Ratings
62
2
4
3
2

Perfection. Beautiful, queer, perfection.

By MiggyMonstr - Sep 02 2017
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Thank you for this breath of fresh air. Just perfect. Listen to this as much as possible people.

Great Job Guys!

By GayTalk 2.0 - Dec 28 2016
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You guys are great! Love listening to your voices. Keep them coming!
Cover image of Bearded Fruit: An LGBT / Gay Podcast

Bearded Fruit: An LGBT / Gay Podcast

Updated 11 days ago

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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, we’re having conversations at the crossroads of queerness and the contemporary world.

Rank #1: BF101: UNEDITED

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"Bearded Fruit: Unedited" are the raw conversations that are edited down into our podcasts. For more about Bearded Fruit, visit www.beardedfruit.com.
Oct 10 2015
35 mins
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Rank #2: Am I Doing "Gay" Wrong?

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This week, we dig into the how and why of sexual connection in gay male culture. How central is hooking up to being gay? Can you de-center sexual connection in gay culture without being sex-negative? Is it just "guys being guys?" or are we just doing "gay" wrong?
Aug 27 2017
35 mins
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Rank #3: Heteronormativity

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This week, we discuss heteronormativity: what it means, how it affects us, and why it's something queer people work against. Plus, we invite our trans male listeners to submit their stories and ideas for a series on the trans male experience.
Sep 10 2017
45 mins
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Rank #4: BF118: 2 Broke Bears

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This week, we tackle gay stereotypes... and wrestle them to the ground. We address a new study that finds that bears suffer more low self-esteem than their non-bear counterparts, and we dig into how a study that connects childhood poverty to adult economic hardship confronts stereotypes about LGBT wealth.
May 22 2016
38 mins
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Rank #5: BF201: Mind the Age Gap!

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We aren't dead! We're back with new episodes of the podcast, and we kick off a new season with a discussion of age gaps in relationships. We dish about our personal lives, cover some interesting data comparing straight and gay relationships, and "daddy" interactions online and in life.
Sep 05 2016
33 mins
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Rank #6: Happy National Coming Out Day!

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For National Coming Out Day, we mark our one-year anniversary as a podcast and show how everyone -- closeted, out, or straight ally -- can use today to "come out."
Oct 11 2016
7 mins
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Rank #7: BF120: LGBT, Language and Cracking the Codes

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The secret coded languages of gay cultures globally form the foundation of a larger conversation about language as a tool for community construction, the difficult questions of appropriation and exchange via language, and the thorny questions of language at the intersection of race and culture.
Jun 05 2016
38 mins
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Rank #8: BF119: Kinky Fruits

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This week, we discuss a British documentary that explores the world of human pups and pup play. We also talk about how gayness informs our kinkiness, whether XTube is still cool, and why you gotta be kink-positive.
May 29 2016
32 mins
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Rank #9: To My White Gays on Pride...

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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.
Jun 13 2017
10 mins
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Rank #10: Problemathicc

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This week, David Easaw officially joins Bearded Fruit! In the first episode of the Easaw Era, we dig into all the ways guys are "problemathicc" online -- particularly in ways surrounding our bodies.
Sep 04 2017
34 mins
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Rank #11: Pride

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We're back! Pride Month is here, and we're talking about our experiences with Pride, who belongs at Pride (spoilers: every queer of every stripe!), and what Pride could and should be. Plus, Cody challenges the listeners to a fight.

Let us know what you think of the show on Twitter: @abeardedfruit
Jun 03 2018
33 mins
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Rank #12: It's a Preference!

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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.
Aug 19 2017
34 mins
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Rank #13: BF122: After Marriage Equality, Have We Gone Off-Track?

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Next week, we celebrate one year of full marriage equality in our country, which we celebrated with the triumphant "Love Wins!" But has the community? We look back at a tough year and consider whether the gay rights movement has gone a little off-track.
Jun 20 2016
36 mins
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Rank #14: BF123: This Cafe Sucks (and sometimes, so does Caitlyn)

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This week, we talk about a new cafe in Switzerland that's offering something special with your cappuccino. We also discuss Caitlyn Jenner's infuriating endorsement of Donald Trump -- and why criticizing her with transphobic and misogynistic comments sucks equally as much.
Jul 04 2016
23 mins
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Rank #15: BF REWIND: Clinton, Reagan, AIDS and the Gays

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Bearded Fruit is on summer vacation for a few weeks, so we're rewinding a few episodes that still have something to say. As we approach the Democratic National Convention, we look back at Hillary Clinton's comments about the Reagans and AIDS, and offer a little history of how governmental ignorance created the AIDS epidemic.
Jul 12 2016
22 mins
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Rank #16: BF121: Praising Pulse, Reflecting on Orlando

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As we reflect on a horrific (and historic) mass shooting in an Orlando gay club, we choose to celebrate the importance of gay bars as safe and formative spaces in our lives and the necessity of protecting each other in the LGBT community.
Jun 12 2016
25 mins
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Rank #17: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, or Where the f&$k we've been lately

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For everyone wondering where we've been... and what we're going to do about it.
Jun 02 2017
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Rank #18: The Fight Is Everywhere

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Happy Pride Month! On this episode, The fight is everywhere. We talk about homophobia in unlikely places, why it's not ok to just be not-homophobic, and the challenges of making change.
Jun 02 2019
31 mins
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Rank #19: Queer as in F You

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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: https://www.youtube.com/user/sup3rfruit
Jul 29 2017
35 mins
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Rank #20: Racial Justice is an LGBTQ Issue

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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 (https://www.safetypinbox.com/),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 (https://www.splcenter.org/)

* To directly impact Charlottesville, donate to the C-Ville Anti-Racist Legal Fund (https://fundly.com/solidarity-c-ville-7-8-anti-racist-legal-fund) or support the Black Student Alliance at the University of Virginia (https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1535/16-uva/index.aspx?sid=1535&gid=16&pgid=1199&cid=2383&dids=409&BLEDIT=1)
Aug 13 2017
37 mins
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