It used to feel like podcasting was a space dominated by cis, straight men. There was a seemingly endless supply of shows hosted by three guys sitting around a microphone and talking over each other for an hour. Luckily things have changed in the past few years, and the podcasting working has begun to open up to a greater range of voices – including those from LGBTQ+ communities.
With Pride Month 2021 already under way, now seems like a great time to sink your teeth into a new LGBTQ+ podcast. Whether you’re looking to learn about the history of gay rights in the UK or you’re more interested in hearing in-depth discussions with celebrities and LGBTQ+ trailblazers, there are plenty of options out there to try. Attitude’s Heroes podcast, for example, has interviews with the likes of Ian McKellen and Tom Daly, while British LGBTQ History – created by the Historical Association – gives listeners a chance to deep dive into the Civil Rights movement. If you’re keen to learn about HIV and its continued impact on LGBTQ+ communities, Positively UK is a good place to start, while shows such as Being Transgender and Word Of Mouth: Language and Gender Identity will discuss topics of gender, identity, and inclusive language.
Whatever you’re looking for, keep reading to find some of the top LGBTQ+ podcasts from creators based in the UK.