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The Advocates Podcast: From Out Actress to Cat Adoption Specialist

The Advocates Podcast: From Out Actress to Cat Adoption Specialist
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On the latest episode of The Advocates podcast, the show dedicated to LGBTQ issues across generations, out actress turned cat adoption specialist Jill Bennett joins cohosts Tracy E. Gilchrist and Jessie Earl. Bennett discusses how switching gears from being an out actress to spending her days as an adoption coordinator at Perry’s Place at Heaven on Earth cat sanctuary in Los Angeles has transformed her life.

The star of LGBTQ fare like And Then Came Lola, Dante’s Cove, the web series We Have to Stop Now regales the listener with anecdotes about the early days of online video blogs (before YouTube influencers became the standard), when she appeared on AfterEllen’s South of Nowhere and The L Word vlog. She even touches on those days when a certain rising star named Kate McKinnon was hanging out with the crowd. But, most importantly, Bennett chats about cats!

With Earl out of town on vacation, The Advocate‘s interim editorial director, Neal Broverman, joins Gilchrist to discuss Louis C.K.’s shameful return to comedy and LGBTQ sex scenes that made film history (live on The Advocate today). Later, the cohosts compare notes on their homework, the TV adaptation of Tales of the City, which neither has seen. 

Click below to listen to the full podcast.

The Advocates podcast is a biweekly series from the world’s most influential LGBTQ magazine, where hosts Jessie “Gender” Earl and Tracy E. Gilchrist break down the biggest stories in queer news, along with numerous LGBTQ guests. Don’t miss a single episode by subscribing on iTunes, Soundcloud, or Google Play.





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