Podcasting offers diverse voices a chance to shine and there are numerous podcasts sharing people’s conversations on gender, sexuality, politics, and many important topics for LGBTQ+ listeners and their friends and loved ones. Some podcasts explore intimate coming-out stories and may discuss topics like commitment and relationships, talking to family members, and dealing with bias. Some address viewpoints on gender equality and gay marriage, while others just have fun and laugh at the latest pop culture trends or explore life. We’ve selected some LGBTQ podcasts (both with LGBTQ+ hosts or characters and/or covering relevant topics) worth listening to, in different styles and from a variety of voices.
Kitty and Mick are friends who love talking about pop culture. The worked together in media and instantly bonded over their love of TV, movies and more. They started this entertaining show in 2014, so you can find a big archive of fun chats about all things pop culture. The hosts especially love the way pop culture can bring people from all walks of life together.
This podcast spotlights queer (LGBTQIA) musicians and bands. It was created to bring exposure and access to non-mainstream bands, especially those in more isolated communities.
LGBTQ&A is a weekly interview podcast that gets beyond transition and coming out stories in order to get to know each person’s defining moments and how they got to where they are today. Hosted and created by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate.
Directed and written by Lauren Shippen, The Bright Sessions is a narrative sci-fi podcast. It follows a group of therapy patients and their interactions with their mysterious therapist (Dr. Bright). Each has a supernatural ability and is dealing with personal struggles. The storyline showcases mental health and the challenges of being different or considered different by others/society.
Best friends Kathy Tu and Tobin Low share provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today. The hosts are fun and have a great time together so you may find yourself laughing over and over while crying over the many touching moments.
Sit in on an hour long conversation between host and standup comic, Cameron Esposito, and an array of great guests from the LGBTQ+ community. QUEERY explores stories of identity, personality and the shifting culture around gender, sexuality and civil rights.
A Gay and a NonGay challenges many of our differences head on and promises that no matter who you are or what you’re into, love is love. Covering a large span of topics, these two prove sexuality doesn’t need to determine friendship.
History is Gay delves into the underappreciated and rarely talked about queer ladies, gents, and people of all sexualities in the unexplored corners of history.
Throwing Shade is a political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi. They deliver their own brand of hilarious fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights.
Psychobabble is the official free audio podcast from YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley. Each week, he and his best friend Korey Kuhl bring you a half hour of unfiltered gossip sessions, pop culture analysis, and new stories.
Strange Fruit is a weekly podcast produced by 89.3 WFPL in Louisville, KY. The hosts, community activist Jaison Gardner and University of Louisville Professor Dr. Kaila Story, examine politics and pop culture from a black gay perspective.