We join Darnelle at Philly's Mütter Museum to chat about dressing up as a kid, lunchroom epiphanies, and his very photogenic cat. Then we create our own medical drama called "Gay's Anatomy".
Philly storytellers Jadzia Axelrod and Josh Hitchens join us at the National Liberty Museum to talk about history's unsung queer heroes. Jadzia introduces us to the man who Queer Eye'd the US Military. Josh lifts up the story of Hans Scholl.
Matthew (he/him) chats about being the only gay in Illinois, handling mental illness as a creator, and gnarled wood. Jenn leads Matthew and CJ in an exciting quest.
Amber chats with us about their experience overcoming internalized bigotry from their teen years, being a non-binary lesbian, and the power that comes with being allowed into 21+ spaces. We realize our voices all sound the same and figure out which McElroy brother each of us is.
Nico joins us to discuss the overwhelming power of fanfiction, their new idea for a t-shirt, and how many reptiles are trans (it's more than you think). Jenn helps us imagine the ultimate queer future.
Anders (he/him) has the EGOT of queer identities: he's been all the letters in LGBT! So we chat about that, why all churches need donuts, and the beauty of dresses. Jenn helps us imagine a Mr. Sandman but for queer people.
Quinn (she/her) chats with us about being a demigirl, why gaming needs to be more inclusive, and how queer the Scooby Doo gang is. CJ accidentally makes a polarizing catchphrase. Jenn quizzes us about good, good hero dogs.
Oliver chats with us about finding the words for being non-binary, polyamory and effective communication, and Teen Titans. Then we talk about frogs. Then we keep talking about frogs.
Allie talks with us about their gender journey, being a transgender parent with a transgender child, and all the shows that the CW has to offer. We make a sports team for My Gay Agenda
Vincent, aka Beary Tyler Moore, chats with us about their multiple hats as a queer educator and drag performer! Then we talk about bears for, like, a while.
Dana chats with us about finding all of their queer identities, and their goals to live a life being themself. Jenn pines for a queer version of "Grease". CJ gets baffled by the allure of Cheerios.
Philly comedians and experts Marrianne and Megan help Jenn and CJ determine, once and for all, how gay the city of Philadelphia is. Megan takes a bold stance on Ben Franklin. Marrianne gets adopted by sports mascots. Jenn relates to the Liberty Bell. CJ wants to connect with the soil.
That's right, it's April Fool's again, so we once again bravely infiltrate cishet headquarters by interviewing CJ's older sister, Madison Higgins Hwang. Coincidentally, Maddi has been helping CJ with their legal name change, so we spend a bunch of time talking about how we did that! Jenn makes us reconsider your favorite Disney characters.
Known as Scantron by listeners of the queer music podcast Homoground, Lynn talks with us about what inspired them to create a queer music podcast, the importance of contributing your voice, and the series "Catfish". CJ keeps mentioning The Phantom of the Opera. Jenn wants to go to the beach.
Musical mercenary Travis chats with us about being genderqueer, handling gender at work, and the magic of eyeliner. Jenn asks them to create songs, and is blown away. CJ gets to play along with some jingle bells.
While Jenn goes undercover in cishet territory, CJ and Anne enjoy some ice cream and soda. Anne discusses being asexual and aromantic, gender confusion, and gardens as a metaphor. CJ tries their hardest.
Past guests Harrison Scantling and Marrianne Beltle join us for a ga(y)me show of Jenn's creation, testing everyone's knowledge of queer history, pop culture, and puns. Then, we formed the Queer Congress to take audience suggestions for Gay Agenda items.
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Lauren chats with us about recently learning about their non-binary identity, the socio-political climate of Canada, and roller derby as a queer space. Jenn has us ranking some more things by how gay they are. CJ messes up a segue.
What a year it's been! CJ and Jenn recap the past year of our guests' Gay Agenda items, and talk about their own resolutions for the next year.
Lindy (he/they) chats with us about the difference between being queer in Virginia versus in Philadelphia, masculinity, and what role they played in "Hairspray". Jenn tests our skills at identifying a 1920s dance from a gay bar from a steakhouse.