Outward Podcast

The “Travel” Edition

Where are the good gay spots? Do they still exist?

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This month on Outward, hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley talk about queer travel. Where do they like to go, and how do they find gay experiences when they get there? Then they speak with cultural anthropologist Esther Newton about her work studying the queer community of Cherry Grove on Fire Island and the way it has changed over the decades, as well as her new memoir My Butch Career. Slate staffer Erin Nichols explains the difficulties of going through airport security as a genderqueer person. And finally, June Thomas joins in for a fun bit of queer travel advice.

Items discussed on the show:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quoting drag queen Monique Heart on Twitter

Cody Fern at the Golden Globes

The Haunting of Hill House

Can You Ever Forgive Me? trailer

• “It’s Time to Drop the ‘LGBT’ From ‘LGBTQ’,” by Jonathan Rauch in the Atlantic

Dream Boat

Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, by Imani Perry

Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America’s First Gay and Lesbian Town, by Esther Newton

My Butch Career, by Esther Newton

Margaret Mead Made Me Gay, by Esther Newton

Gay Agenda items:

• Brandon: The Darlinghurst suburb of Sydney

• Christina: Big Dick’s House of Big Boobs

• Bryan: The Hideaway gay bar in Rock Hill, South Carolina

This podcast was produced by Daniel Schroeder.

Please send feedback, topic ideas, and advice questions to outwardpodcast@slate.com.