With his retro ‘fro, signature turtlenecks and painted nails, Eugene Daniels has been bringing Mod Squad swagger to Morning Joe and Meet the Press, more than holding his own alongside seasoned political analysts. Described as a “rising star” Politico reporter by Vanity Fair upon his inclusion in Playbook, Daniels is part of an elite squad …
From ‘Winemaker to Watch’ to nominee for ‘Winemaker of the Year’ this heralded lesbian winemaker is celebrating 10 years of accomplishments at the renowned Gary Farrell Winery. This talented lady has made quite a name for herself in the male-dominated wine industry, where only about 10% of all winemakers are women. Along with the team …
Most of us first heard the name Obergefell back on June 26, 2015. This was the date the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage. Many of us couldn’t believe our eyes and ears when we turned on the news that day to find gay marriage has been legalized?! Indeed the …
Metrosource Minis: The LGBTQ World & Beyond
Metrosource Minis is the official podcast companion to the national LGBTQ print and online magazine featuring short form interviews with our featured celebrities from the LGBTQ world and beyond…with your host, Alexander Rodriguez. Quick, fun, and informative…Metrosource on the go. [podcastplayer feed_url ='https://feeds.sounder.fm/3885/rss.xml']
Shakina Nayfack: Making Trans Waves in TV and Beyond
Better than a Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion reboot, picture it: A milestone high school reunion at an ultra-conservative Catholic High School in Orange County…Shakina Nayfack, Class of (fill in the blank, we don’t do ages): performer, director, writer, producer, artistic director, and activist whose groundbreaking career has encompassed television, theater, and music with projects on Amazon, Hulu, Audible, and NBC; making television history not once, not twice, but three times. Sounds like a Most Successful Honoree, correct? Too bad the high school asked her to leave when she was the victim of bullying because of her identity as part of the LGBTQ community.
The multi-hyphenate entertainment goddess Shakina Nayfack survived those tough years and went on to become a founding member and artistic director of New York’s Musical Theatre Factory, developing hundreds of musicals, including the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning A Strange Loop and her one-woman show, unabashedly titled Manifest Pussy, to critical and audience acclaim. For her theatre work, she has received the Lilly Award, the TRU Humanitarian Award from Theatre Resources Unlimited, and the Beatrice Terry Fellowship Award from the Drama League. She has had a pivotal role in front of and behind and behind the camera for the Transparent Musicale Finale, Hulu’s Difficult People with Billy Eichner, NBC’s Connecting, and Quantum Leap. And what a leap her life has had.
In this amazing chat, we talked about it all…in her candid, opinionated way…we chatted about her coming out journey, her first years moving to NY, getting into the theatre scene, the evolution of the LGBTQ community in media, activism fatigue and the need for mental rest, making TV history for the trans community, what the hell is going on in the nation right now, and yes, even those early high school years. Hosted by Alexander Rodriguez.
People We Love is back❣️What better way to return than with verified quadruple threat @HARVEYGUILLEN #peoplewelove Our interview with Harvey can be read here ➡️ https://metrosource.com/harvey-guillen-is-slaying-vampires-and-stereotypes/
Today and everyday we honor and celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth The black LGBTQ+ community have always been the heart of liberation movements. And even today the black community struggle with true equality. We need to change that…that change starts with us all
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