Strange Fruit #34: Black Gay Southern Men, Podcast Crossovers, Afro-Puffs & (of course) Paula Deen by StrangeFruitPod published on 2013-06-21T21:59:18Z This week we're joined by Linda Golden and Melissa Chipman from the <a href="http://louisvillenotky.tumblr.com/">Louisville Not Kentucky</a> podcast! They interviewed us for an upcoming episode of their show, so we invited them to sit in for Juicy Fruit this week. Speaking of Juicy Fruit, <a href="http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/06/paula_deens_ideal_dinner_party_involves_black_slave_waiters.html">the Paula Deen story</a> was probably this week's juiciest, especially when you consider the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Paulasbestdishes&src=hash">#PaulasBestDishes</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23paulawontcookit&src=hash">#PaulaWontCookIt</a> hashtags that quickly followed. We also talked about Mayor Fischer's move to <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-urges-against-food-stamp-cuts-ban-soda-purchases">forbid food stamp recipients</a> from using the assistance to buy soft drinks, and an Ohio school's ban on <a href="http://blackgirllonghair.com/2013/06/ohio-school-bans-afro-puffs-and-braids/">the vast majority of natural black hairstyles</a> among its students—namely, braids and afro-puffs. In our feature interview, we catch up with <a href="http://epatrickjohnson.com/">Dr. E. Patrick Johnson</a>, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Tea-Black-South-Caravan/dp/080783209X">Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South</a>. He joined us to talk about the work he did on that anthology and the one-man show that followed, and also gave us the tea on his next project, which tells the stories of black gay <i>women</i> in the south. And it's gonna be called Honey Pot, which we could not love more!