Radio has been bringing music, news, and conversations to wherever we are. It informs us, entertains us, and connects us.
Traditional radio remains a key element of communication. But the world is changing, and so is the radio! Streaming internet radio and podcasts have democratized the way of broadcasting. It has allowed underrepresented groups - including LGBTI people and those who defend their rights - to take the initiative and share their own narratives.
LGBTIQ communities create magnificent resources all over the world, and we picked inspiring podcasts for you. Here is a list that you can explore to celebrate the tenth edition of the World Radio Day with us.
Podcasts from the ILGA family
Making Rainbow Waves
A podcast by ILGA World raising the voices of LGBTI human rights defenders worldwide (in English, with Spanish transcriptions available)
A podcast by ILGA-Europe about LGBTI activism and lives in Europe and Central Asia
LGBTIQ podcasts from around the world
The resources provided here are provided by diverse activists and staff of ILGA World from around the world in the spirit of sharing. These resources are not, however, formally endorsed by ILGA World, and nor should their content be seen as reflecting the views of ILGA World on any topic.
Unless otherwise stated, all podcasts below are in English.
A podcast about queer Africans and African diaspora
Disability After Dark: with Andrew Gurza
A podcast about disability, sexuality, kink, and everything in between!
A thoughtful podcast describing itself as 'Radio 4's Woman's Hour for an LGBTQ+ audience'
Gender Reveal Podcast
An award-winning podcast about trans, nonbinary & two-spirit folks
Getting Curious: with Jonathan van Ness
Queer Eye's Jonathan van Ness speaks to experts on wide-ranging topics affecting our modern world
Weekly interviews with LGBTQ+ public figures, produced by The Advocate magazine in partnership with GLAAD.
La Vox LGBTI
An online radio show on LGBTI and human rights in Ecuador (in Spanish)
Like minded friends
A podcast where two comedians talk about life, love and culture... sometimes
A podcast with interviews to LGBTQ human rights defenders from Latin America (in Spanish)
Making Gay History
Through a decades-old audio archive of rare interviews, this podcast creates intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses of our movement
Stories about modern LGBTIQ life
No se puede vivir del amor (in Spanish)
Since February 2013, from Argentina, "No se puede vivir del amor" is a daily cycle about SOGIESC diversity in the world.
A weekly LGBT+ news podcast, supported by the Thomson Reuters Foundation
A podcast series that brings diverse perspectives and voices around ordinary people's self-identity and coming out experiences in China (in Chinese)
Born out of the need for queer Arabs’ voices to be accessible, this podcast brings you everything from daily struggles to artistic expression (in Arabic and English)
Queer Narratives Beirut
A podcast about sexual and gender diversity in Lebanon's capital. The podcast is a word of mouth collaboration between multiple producers and individuals living in Beirut, and each person who participated was invited to choose the location of their recording, the language they spoke in, and the way in which they told their story
Queery: with Cameron Esposito
Discussions with stand-up comic, Cameron Esposito, and a wide range of guests
Sexuality and Gender in Turkey
A series of interviews with academics researching gender and sexuality issues in Turkey.
A conversation series focused on the LGBTI+ community in Turkey (in Turkish)
We Want the Airwaves
In this podcast, Nia King interviews queer artists of color and seeks advice from cultural workers who make a living off their creative and intellectual labor
World Wide Wave
From Australia's Joy94.9, this programme focuses on international LGBT news, advocacy and views by featuring a different country every week
More queer podcasts are being produced all over the world.
Do you know any? Join the conversation on social media to share your tips on this World Radio Day!