The Cowboy Of The West Village

The story of Storme DeLarverie, a true American hero. — Storme DeLarverie's obituary in The New York Times. — The Nod is hosted by Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings. It's produced by Kate Parkinson-Morgan and James T. Green. Sarah Abdurrahman is their senior producer. This story was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser, Alex Blumberg and Jorge Just. Additional editing help from Sarah Geis and Jordan Barnes. Fact checking by Nicole Pasulka. Engineering from Cedric Wilson and Matthew Boll. Music in this episode by Calid B, Bobby Lord, Haley Shaw, The Five Du-Tones and The Morrie Morrison Orchestra. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

Does It Bring You Joy?

Tobin realizes he's been carrying around an insecurity since he was a teenager. — Dr. Christie Block is a Speech-Language Pathologist based in New York City. — Jacob Tobia is a writer, activist, producer, and author of the book, Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story. You can find them on Twitter and Instagram. — Henry Bae is the Creative Director and co-founder of Syro. Shaobo Han is the Director of Operations and co-founder of Syro. — Syro is a queer POC business that makes heels in all sizes for all genders. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Anamorphic Orchestra ("Taking Dark Matter Lightly"), Lee Rosevere ("Featherlight"), Axletree ("Goodnight Esme (Instrumental)"), Ultracat ("Disco High"), Juanitos ("En Croisiere"), Daedelus ("Make it Drums"), and Creo ("Place on Fire"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

Masha Gessen's Y2K

A very Russian love story on the brink of Y2K. — Dan Taberski hosts the show, Surviving Y2K, and previously hosted Missing Richard Simmons. Both shows are part of the Headlong Podcast. The third season of Headlong premieres Tuesday, April 23rd. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Mark Orton & John Hancock, and Nathaniel Wyvern ("Sanctuary Of The Sky Gods"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

David and Dominique

David and Dominique have something in common. Special thanks to Krishna Stone at Gay Men's Health Crisis, an HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and advocacy organization in New York. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom. Note: A version of this episode first ran on May 7, 2017. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

A Private Life

Nino and Drew kept their relationship a secret for more than 40 years. And then, they decided to do something that forced them into the spotlight. — This is Love is a show that explores perseverance, obsession, and what happens when we risk betting it all. Their new season begins on May 1st. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

The Golden Queers

What is retirement like when there's been a lifetime of discrimination and added costs, and what do we do about it? Queer Money Matters is Nancy's series about the straight economy and how queer people navigate it. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Tigue. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

Dude, Where's My Coverage?

Even if you have insurance, being queer can be a barrier to getting the healthcare you need. Queer Money Matters is Nancy's series about the straight economy and how queer people navigate it. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Tigue. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

For Richer, For Poorer

Marriage equality meant more dollars in the bank for lots of queer people. But what if getting married goes against your identity or is simply not possible? Queer Money Matters is Nancy's series about the straight economy and how queer people navigate it. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Tigue. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

The Gayly Grind

From discrimination in the hiring process to a wage gap to a patchwork of legal protections, there are road blocks at every stage of our career. Queer Money Matters is Nancy's series about the straight economy and how queer people navigate it. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Tigue. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

Babies and Bills

When you're queer and you want to add a kid to your family, things get complicated—and expensive—really quickly. Queer Money Matters is Nancy's series about the straight economy and how queer people navigate it. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Tigue. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

Queer Money Fear$

The economy is built for cisgender, heterosexual people. We're exploring the financial hurdles queer people face and how we navigate them. It's Nancy's "Queer Money Matters." If you want to see the results of "Nancy's 2019 Money Survey of a Representative Sample of the Queer and Non-Queer US Population," head over to Queer Money Matters. — Lee Badgett is an economist, professor, and LGBT policy expert. She teaches at UMass Amherst. — Special thanks this week to Adam Auriemma, Editor-in-Chief of Money Magazine, Morning Consult, and the WNYC data team. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Tigue. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

The Word 'Queer'

Strange or obtuse; a stinging homophobic slur; a radical political rejection of normativity; a broad term encompassing every and any variation on sexual orientation and gender identity: the word 'queer' has a multifarious past and complicated present. This is just a fraction of it. — Helen Zaltzman hosts the podcasts, The Allusionist and Answer Me This! Additional show notes can be found on The Allusionist's website. — Eric Marcus hosts the podcast, Making Gay History. — Amy Sueyoshi is a historian and author. — Cameo appearances from Katie Mingle from 99% Invisible, Katie Herzog from The Stranger, and Jonathan Van Ness from Queer Eye. Music in this episode by Martin Austwick. We had engineering help this week from Ania Grzesik. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

The Case of the Cutoffs

Eight years ago, Ben found a pair of cutoff jean shorts mounted in a shadowbox. Now, he's on a search for the truth. — Ben Riskin quit his law firm four years ago and embarked on a career in podcasting. Ben recently joined Endeavor Audio to lead their business development and content acquisition efforts. When he's not working, he's listening to everything and talking to everyone. — Special thanks this week to Tracey Baim of the Windy City Times, the team at Curious City, Ben Rose and Tracey Panek at Levi's, St. Sukie de la Croix (author of Chicago Whispers: a History of LGBT Chicago before Stonewall), Gnat Carpenter, the team at Third Coast International Audio Festival, and everyone who shared pictures of the shorts on social media. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Little Glass Men ("Procreation"), Broke for Free ("Calm the Fuck Down"), and Nctrnm ("Tethered"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

Phillip Picardi: Out With the Old

Phillip Picardi joins Nancy to talk about his first job at McDonald's, his recent job as Anna Wintour's protégé, and his new job as editor-in-chief of Out Magazine. — Phillip Picardi is the editor-in-chief at Out Magazine. He previously served as chief content officer at Teen Vogue and them. — Phillip's response to the Women's Wear Daily article can be found on Twitter. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Alex Overington, BoxCat Game ("Mt Fox Shop"), and Drake Stafford ("Matte Black"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

The League of Extraordinary Trolls

An elite unit of trolls is engaged in an existential battle against hate speech on the internet. This is their story. This episode originally aired on Endless Thread, a show about Reddit (also known as the front page of the internet), hosted by Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson, produced by Josh Swartz, and mixed by Paul Vaitkus. We had engineering help this week from Ania Grzesik. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

Nancy Takes the Stage

Tobin and Kathy have sweated through a few live shows, and now it's time to share a few of them with the world. — Jes Tom (they/them) is a weird nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg stand up comic. They will be performing at Caroline's on February 12th. — John Paul Brammer (he/him) wrote the column "Hola Papi" for Into; he's now a staff writer at Them. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Alex Overington. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

Love Song

Myosha Smith stopped speaking to her brother Joe after he handled her coming out poorly. Realizing his mistake, Joe decided to try to win his sister back with a song. — Daniel Gross is a writer, reporter, and radio producer based in Brooklyn. — Myosha Smith is a social worker and songwriter based in Brooklyn. — Musical Connections is a program run by Carnegie Hall that teaches inmates at Sing Sing Correctional Facility to create and perform music. Special thanks to John J. Lennon, a journalist in Sing Sing Correctional Institution who helped Nancy find this story. John wrote about the Carnegie Hall Musical Connections program for Pacific Standard. Music in this episode by Kyle Sanna. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

Mr. LA Leather

Every year, contestants spend months working on their charisma, memorizing speeches, and getting their show-stopping outfits ready to win the sash. No, this is not Miss America...this is Mr. Los Angeles Leather. — James Kim makes podcasts at KPCC. — Pup Yoshi can be found @toddster213 on Twitter. — You can listen to both seasons of The Competition at competitionpodcast.com. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, the team at The Competition, and Broke For Free ("Calm the Fuck Down"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

A Gaggle Resolution

Nancy staged a friend-tervention for Joe Rodriguez. Will finding your gaggle be your resolution for the new year? And if you want to broaden your friendship horizons this year, join our How to Get a Gaggle project! Special thanks to Fran Tirado of the podcast Food 4 Thot, Eric Sosa at C'mon Everybody, and Bill Clark and Libby Willis at MeMe's Diner. Our friendship project is coordinated by Charlotte Cooper with help from Ashley Lusk, Caroline English, Sahar Baharloo, Sarah Sandbach, Fiona Carswell, and many more of our colleagues at WNYC Studios. Original music by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Mystery Mammal ("You're Up There"), Podington Bear ("Gizmo"), and Creo ("Memory"). Theme by Alex Overington. We need your help! Are you thinking about money as this new year begins? So are we. It seems like so much of the economy and the milestones of financial planning are geared towards cishet people — the tax incentives to get married, the costs associated with starting a family. And healthcare. Like, all of healthcare. So here at Nancy, we're taking a look at how queer people navigate the financial system. Has there been a time when you've noticed you've had a harder time sorting out money issues than your friends who aren't queer? Or is there a way you've sort of hacked the system — to get what you need but on your own terms? We want to hear about your experience. Record a voice memo telling us about your queer money moments and send it to nancy@wnyc.org. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

God + The Gays

Growing up, Phoebe was a Jesus kid. In college, after Tinder-swiping her way to gayness, she comes out to Christians and hopes that they'll accept her. And now, Phoebe goes on a mission to find out whether people with fundamentally different beliefs can have meaningful relationships. — Phoebe Wang is a multidisciplinary artist based between Brooklyn, NY and Toronto, ON. You can find her on Twitter @feebswang. — "God + The Gays" won the 2018 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best New Artist Award and Phoebe gave an acceptance speech that resulted in a 45-second standing ovation. Music in this episode by Joni Void. The song "Let Your Little Light Shine" is by Pamela Warrick-Smith and was performed by Community Chorus, a resistance-themed choir led by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs in LA. We need your help! Are you thinking about money as this new year begins? So are we. It seems like so much of the economy and the milestones of financial planning are geared towards cishet people — the tax incentives to get married, the costs associated with starting a family. And healthcare. Like, all of healthcare. So here at Nancy, we're taking a look at how queer people navigate the financial system. Has there been a time when you've noticed you've had a harder time sorting out money issues than your friends who aren't queer? Or is there a way you've sort of hacked the system — to get what you need but on your own terms? We want to hear about your experience. Record a voice memo telling us about your queer money moments and send it to nancy@wnyc.org. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

#62: You Couldn't Say It Was Wrong

A nun leaves her small town home in Illinois and comes to the West Village of '80s New York...so she can learn how to care for patients dying of HIV/AIDS. — Michael J. O'Loughlin is a Chicago-based religion journalist and author of The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 Characters. — Bethany Place is a non-profit AIDS Service Organization in the St. Louis Metro East area. — Brian Dolphin contributed original music to this episode. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Brian Dolphin ("Cow Trough Song"), Marco Trovatello ("Haunty Fourstroke"), and UltraCat ("Disco High"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

#61: Bowen Yang Was Fooled by Grey's Anatomy

Bowen Yang drops by the studio to talk to Tobin and Kathy about Sandra Oh, Saturday Night Live, and bad representation. — Bowen Yang is a comedian, producer, and formerly mediocre chemistry major based in Brooklyn, NY. He co-hosts the podcast, Las Culturistas, and you can find him on Twitter @bowenyang. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Alex Overington. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

#60: Coming Out, Coming Forward

When he was a young teenager, Luke realized he had to speak up—about who he was and what had happened to him. (Warning: this episode discusses childhood sexual assault.) — Radio Rookies is a New York Public Radio initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities, and their world. — The Ali Forney Center is a community center assisting LGBT homeless youth in New York City. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and PC III ("Blue Hope"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

#59: X & Y

This week, Nancy is featuring an episode of Radiolab Presents: Gonads. A lot of us understand biological sex with a pretty fateful underpinning: if you're born with XX chromosomes, you're female; if you're born with XY chromosomes, you're male. But it turns out, our relationship to the opposite sex is more complicated than we think. This episode was reported by Molly Webster, and produced by Matt Kielty. With scoring, original composition and mixing by Matt Kielty and Alex Overington. Additional production by Rachael Cusick, and editing by Pat Walters. The "Ballad of Daniel Webster" and "Gonads" was written, performed and produced by Majel Connery and Alex Overington. Special thanks to Erica Todd, Andrew Sinclair, Robin Lovell-Badge, and Sarah S. Richardson. Plus, a big thank you to the musicians who gave us permission to use their work in this episode—composer Erik Friedlander, for "Frail as a Breeze, Part II," and musician Sam Prekop, whose work "A Geometric," from his album The Republic, is out on Thrill Jockey. Radiolab is supported in part by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science. And the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, enhancing public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. More information about Sloan at www.sloan.org. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.