Entertainment Queerly

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Join host Tariq Raouf as he interviews workers in the entertainment industry who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Guests discuss their unique journey of discovering their queer identity, how it affects the work they do and what we can do to better the representation of the queer community both on and off screen.

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It's the season 2 premiere of Entertainment Queerly with your host, Tariq Raouf. On this episode, Tariq welcomes Dr. Jon Paul Higgins, an educator, freelance journalist, Disruptor fellow and media critic who is finishing the stories their ancestors didn't get…

Writer, actor, podcast personality and great human being Dylan Marron joins Tariq as they discuss queer identity, fascination with all things gay in pop culture and social justice. Okay, that was a long sentence but hey welcome to Entertainment Queerly!…

Actor Amin El Gamal joins Tariq and they discuss the intersectionality of what it means to be Arab, queer, and Muslim. We learn about the MENA Arts Advocacy Coalition and talk about the lengths Hollywood still has to go to…

BBC One weatherman and TV personality Owain Wyn Evans joins Tariq as they chat about how difficult school can be for those figuring out their queer identities; the importance of online chatrooms for those of us in the 90s and…

Peppermint, broadway performer and runner up to the crown in season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race, was the first contestant to openly come out as trans while on the show but her story began way before that. Join her and…

Having written for shows like Warehouse 13, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Drew gives us some insight into writing for television through the years. Listen in as we go into depth on the Bury Your Gay trope…

When it comes to LGBTQIA+ issues there’s nothing wrong with asking questions to further your education. Horror journalist and film maker, BJ Colangelo, educates us more about what a TERF is, what it’s like for the lesbian and trans women…

Raymond Arturo Perez, one of the writers for the upcoming Netflix series, "Selena", joins Tariq and shares what it's like growing up in a traditional Mexican household, living up to and pleasing his parents expectations and how he got started…

Matthew Scott Montgomery joins Tariq and shares what it was like growing up in the south, moving to LA and being an openly gay actor in the industry.

NYT Best-selling author Adam Silvera joins Tariq for a conversation about figuring out his identity while he was growing up in New York, getting his start in publishing and how he brings representation to fiction in literature. 

Creator of Criminal Minds and Teen Wolf, Jeff Davis, joins Tariq Kyle as they discuss what it was like to grow up gay in an age before the Internet. Jeff talks about the confusion of it all, how much better…

Let's talk queer horror. This episode's guest is Sam Wineman, a writer/director who's most recent works include the short film The Quiet Room, a part of Deathcember's horror anthology about Christmas and an upcoming documentary on Queer Horror that will…

The premiere of Entertainment Queerly begins with interviewing writer Danny Tolli, who is currently on the CW's Roswell, New Mexico reboot and also a co-chair of the WGA West's Latino Writer's Committee.  Danny shares with us his personal journey of…

Writer/Director Carly Usdin joins Tariq to discuss non-binary and gender non-conforming identities, the difference between gender identity and gender presentation, how hard it still is to get queer and diverse content made in the entertainment industry.

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