03.20.19 | Matt Skallerud helps businesses navigate social media to reach LGBT consumers. It all starts with understanding the dialogue that is already happening. Lyft suspends two drivers for harassment, and a package from a listener in Texas arrives filled with Oreo products Tim and John have never seen before.
03.19.19 | Maine residents Lee and Sue have been on Instagram for less than two weeks, but their @420oldfatlesbians account has already gone viral. They’re going semi-public because they’re tired of the stigmas on weed, lesbians, fat people, and old people. Brooklyn’s Club Langston has been a safe space for queer black men for nearly two decades. Its owner, Calvin Clark, is doggedly fighting to save it. And Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney recently signed into law a bill requiring that stores accept cash—effectively banning cashless stores.
03.13.19 | A study points the blame at millennials for the demise of canned tuna—since they are already blamed for the downfall of bar soap and fabric softener. There’s an eye-opening chat with Garrett, one of the “Boys in the Booth”, about washing habits. A lot of fellowship is happening on cruise ships, China is tracking your chicken, and several Dr. Seuss books are labeled racist.
03.12.19 | Fashion Guru and Project Runway alum Tim Gunn, wonders if he met Vivian Vance of I Love Lucy/Ethel Mertz fame or FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover at his Dad’s FBI office. We love Tim Gunn. But first, Malaysia says there are no gays “in the village” and the country does not have to adhere to LGBTQ Western values. We can take that locale off our travel list. A Hipster sues for use of his image related to a MIT Tech study about counter culture people who end up looking alike in their desire to be different. He ends up validating the study.
03.06.19 | A man leaves a Picasso pottery piece on a train and it appears to be lost forever. Would you return it, and would you even know it was a Picasso? Caught My Eye explores long-term care via a hotel versus a nursing home and got Tim and John thinking: “No light bulbs to change, grass to cut, rooms to clean…and in many cases a free breakfast, pool, and happy hour!” Grace Slick outsmarts Chick-Fil-A, and the Founder of Build a Bear, Maxine Clark, is our Business Birthday.
03.05.19 | It was announced that Martha Stewart has teamed up with a Canadian cannabis producer, Canopy Growth, to develop hemp-derived CBD oil products for humans and pets. Did Snoop Dog have anything to do with this? But first, The American Family Association goes berserk over a gay couple featured in a video produced by Walmart, and a Mouseketeer has been missing for 7 months with no leads. Tim and John also weigh in on the demise of the Republican Party as they knew it.
02.27.19 | Have you ever found yourself more emotional at 35,000 feet versus sea level? Apparently, there is some science behind it while others say nonsense. Guess where Tim and John weigh-in! A piece of LGBT history closes in LA, and a CIA memo surfaces from 1980 that helps agents identify possible gay job applicants.
TFG Unbuttoned: Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova doubles down on her views regarding trans women in sport
02.26.19 | LGBTQ Activist and tennis great Martina Navratilova believes trans women should not be allowed to compete as women in the sports arena. Advocacy group Athlete Ally has severed ties with Navratilova and dropped her from their board. Are Martina’s points valid? But first, state and local politicians continue to try to erode LGBTQ rights in Arizona and Kansas. Is this 2019?
02.20.19 | A 24-year-old man figured out a gift card payment loophole on eBay and ordered $320K worth of merchandise. 1,100 orders later, it could not be brushed off as a one-time incident. Boredom is not a bad thing—in kids or adults. It leads to flights of fancy, and ultimately self-discipline and resourcefulness. Herbert Vollrath Kohler, Jr.—founder of bathroom fixture maker Kohler—turns 80 on our Business Birthday.
02.19.19 | A West Virginia Republican says that if he found out his kids were gay, he would drown them. He also does not feel he needs to abide by a socialist-left agenda due to his religious convictions. On the other side of the USA we have Las Vegas readying itself for the nation’s first Stripper Parade this Fall. Finally, a birthday cake prank goes awry. Not funny to some perhaps, but we did laugh.