• Dana Piccoli

This podcast is queer! 14 amazing LGBTQ podcasts you need to check out

Podcasts, we all have one! Just kidding, most of us have more than one. But seriously! Podcasts have become an integral part of our culture, and LGBTQ-focused pods are growing by the day. This list is filled with podcasts about everything from gay history to relationship advice. Take the opportunity to experience voices that deserve to be heard and shared.





Dyking Out


This sharp and interesting queer podcast is hosted by New York City-based comedians Carolyn Bergier and Melody Kamali. Each episode has a thought-provoking theme and equally fascinating guests like Mother-Daughter Dykes with Barbara Gruska, and Solo Polyamory with Ashley Ray.






SlayerFest 98


Hosted by pop culture nerd gay extraordinaire Ian Carlos Crawford, you'd be hard-pressed to find a queer podcast that's had as many amazing guests and topics as Slayerfest. Right now, the podcast is pausing coverage of their flagship topic, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but you can hear guests and Ian wax poetic about varied topics from Wandavision to X-Men. Come for the podcast, stay for the incredible handcrafted scenes Ian creates with action figures. Trust me.





Warrior, Bards 'N Brews


Do you love Xena? How about beer? Lesbians? Then tune in to this delightful podcast hosted by couple Chloe and Sara, which may feature a lot of Xena talk, but branches into lots of other adjacent queer topics. I've always been impressed by their affable interviewing style, and I'm pleased to have been a guest not once but twice!






Two Twos Podcast


Rose and Nana are the dynamic duo behind this popular podcast out of the UK. They describe the pod as "two black lesbians living in London speaking their unapologetic truth whilst creating a safe space for people like themselves and bridging the gap between LGBT+ people and Cis gendered straight people!" With topics like "Unapologetically Muslim and Gay" and "My Mum Kicked Out My Ex," the conversation is always fresh and compelling.







Lez Hang Out


Ellie and Leigh are bi-coastal besties who love to talk about all things pop culture and have pretty terrific special guests like Teenage Bounty Hunters stars Devon Hales and Maddie Phillips. Their popular podcast was even nominated for a Queerty Award this year. Real movers and shakers, these two ambitious podcasters have even created something that your inner musical theatre geek will adore: a lesbian podcast musical called The Flame. Look for it later this summer.






Coming Out with Lauren & Nicole


When actors Nicole Pacent and Lauren Flans started talking about their own coming out experiences, something clicked. Now they are over 130 episodes into this funny and oftentimes tender podcast that features coming out stories from folks like Ariela Barer, Mara Wilson, Stephanie Beatriz, and many more.







Marsha's Plate: Black Trans Talk


Diamond Stylz, Mia Mix, and Zee are a terrific trio of friends and trans advocates who tackle everything from music to politics to LGBTQ rights and issues worldwide. They are 171 episodes in with no signs of slowing down, which is awesome for us.







Two Dykes and a Mic


Comedians Rachel Scanlon and McKenzie Goodwin talk LGBTQ pop culture on their weekly podcast, which is heavy on the funny. The hosts get candid about sex, relationships, and of course, and the appropriate amount of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups to consume per week.






Queer Money Podcast


What should I do with my 401K? What's the deal with credit scores? Yes, a financial podcast made this list because momma needs to start saving for retirement, and so do you! Husbands David and John, aka The Debt-Free Guys, host this informative podcast that looks at finance through a queer lens.






History is Gay


This historical podcast is a hell of a good listen. All too often, LGBTQ people have been left out of the historical narrative. This podcast aims to fix that. Hosts Gretchen and Leigh reveal the untold stories of figures in history like transgender Wild West pioneers, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, and Lizzie Borden, to name a few.






Horror is so Queer


Ok, so this one is a shameless plug. I host this queer horror-themed podcast along with the fantastic Adam Sass and Princess Weekes. Part of the Anatomy of a Scream network, this 8 episode limited series touches on queerness in horror from the Hays Code days to modern horror. If you love horror, queer theory, and having a good laugh, check it out.






The Bald and the Beautiful with Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamo


What is it about Trixie and Katya that just makes all queer hearts happy? Could it be their self-deprecating charm? Their glamour mixed with nerdiness? Whatever the reasons, these two queens rule Youtube and podcasting.






Disability After Dark


Disability Awareness Consultant Andrew Gurza is the host of this wonderful podcast, which talks about "disability, sexuality and everything else about the disability experience that we don't talk about." Andrew welcomes guests to speak about their experiences in dating, intimacy, love, and life.






Bad Queers


Kris and Shana are bad queers (but not really!) These two fab hosts have a big anniversary to celebrate soon. 50 episodes! Brought to you by the Her App, Bad Queers naturally addresses relationships a good deal, but you'll also be privy to convos about politics, allyship, f*ck bois, and flannel. 12/10.


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