Diamond’s resumé is beyond impressive. She’s been building a YouTube career pretty much since the video platform launched, diverted into writing, song writing and podcasting, and she was the first trans woman to attend Jackson State University. One could write an extensive book about her life, but a musical or a podcast that would honour all the songs important to her seem more appropriate.
Flashback Track: Alanis Morissette – Perfect Queer Artist Spotlight: Cameo – Why Have I Lost You? Best Live Experience: Sade – Stronger than Pride Recent Discovery: Tank & The Bangas – Oh Heart
Time for this history nerd to look at their own past. Leigh, host of the History is Gay Podcast dives into some good old pop nostalgia. From freaking out over Boybands, to finding the line between unapologetically liking stuff and being a bit of a snob, back to general geeking. After all that though, the true queer treasure would be the friends you make along the way.
Flashback Track: Spice Girls – Wannabe Queer Artist Spotlight: Jenny Lewis – Just One of the Guys Best Live Experience: Paramore – That’s What You Get Episode Special: Hey King – Lucky
It’s as important as ever to actively contribute to representation. In Kai Mata’s case, she hopes to shake a wave that makes Indonesian queer people feel seen. Even though this means she’ll need to deal with getting her folksy pop tunes pirated, online bigotry, and the occasional ignorant podcast-host.
Flashback Track: Mumford and Sons – The Cave Queer Artist Spotlight: Mary Lambert – She Keeps Me Warm Best Live Experience: Trevor Hall – To Zion Episode Special: Kai Mata – Where Love Goes
Plenty of queer people hugely benefit from an online community. Gunneet accidentally became someone providing such a community on Tumblr. She is a true connaisseuse of Bisexuality providing knowledge with nice layer of comedy.
Flashback Track: Wolf Alice – Space & Time Queer Artist Spotlight: Alex Lahey – Backpack Best Live Experience: Ali Barter – Backseat Most Recent Discovery: Julia Jacklin – Pressure to Party
QueerSounds: The Covid Sessions. A new setting, slightly worse audio quality, but same old format and fantastic tunes. As my first ever guest who doesn’t reside in the Netherlands Elodie talks about her love for gaming soundtracks, CD’s and politics in music.
Flashback Track: Morikazu Aoki – Route 110 (Pokemon RSE) Queer Artist Spotlight: Aurora – Apple Tree Best Live Experience: Super Furry Animals – The Man Don’t Give a Fuck Most Recent Discovery: Dream Bitches – Tracy Emin
This is a bit of a messy one. This episode has been on the shelf for a bit but the positive energy Joëll emerges is something I don’t want to withhold from you. Listen to him sharing his stories of love and fascination for the Mediterranean.
Flashback Track: Bouzouki Boys – To Yelasto Pedi Queer Artist Spotlight: Mahmood – Barrio Best Live Experience: Giuseppe Verdi – Va Pensiero Most Recent Discovery: La Casa Azul – La Revolución Sexual
He left his homecountry of Jamaica to go live in the Netherlands, a country he never heard of before. After this adventurous step, The Universe led Sean-Claude to spaces, both mental and physical, he never expected to be.
Flashback Track: Luther Vandross – Never Too Much Queer Artist Spotlight: Frank Ocean – We All Try Best Live Experience: Ziggy Marley – Rebellion Rises Most Recent Discovery: Ari Lennox & J. Cole – Shea Butter Baby
Belgium and the Netherlands left Brenda in a bad place, both mentally and physically. Now, it seems like she’s adhering to a stereotype, but Finland is where this metalhead found some peace of mind. However, within the metal scene there still seems to be some room for improvement.
Flashback Track: Metallica – Enter Sandman Queer Artist Spotlight: Judas Priest – Breaking the Law Best Live Experience: Gojira – Flying Wales Most Recent Discovery: Mokoma – Laske hiljaa mielessä sataan
It feels like the beginning of a second series. QueerSounds is back with Aga ans their stories from Poland, both pre- and post the fall of communism. Let’s dive into how the history of this country effects the daily lives of queer locals now.
Flashback Track: Republika – Smierc w Bikini Queer Artist Spotlight: Janelle Monáe – Q.U.E.E.N. Best Live Experience: Rammstein – Deutschland Most Recent Discovery: Bauhaus – A God in an Alcove
CW: Racism, War Assassination and some Sexual Content
An unstoppable force versus an immovable object. As long as racism is still a thing, Axmed will keep fighting it. In part by reclaiming his Somali background, promoting other queer, black people and reclaiming all other parts of his person at all times.
Flashback Track: Faadumo Qaasin Hilowle – Waa Habeenkii Queer Artist Spotlight: Sadeeq Ali – Get The Cake Best Live Experience: Saado Cali Warsame – Yaa Kuu Warama Most Resent Discovery: Sun – Honeycomb