Queer Public Health

Queer Public Health (QPH) podcast is a monthly podcast produced by Tagg Magazine, a media company dedicated to serving “Everything lesbian, queer, and under the rainbow.” QPH is your resource for queer health and wellness in the news.

In partnership with Whitman-Walker Health, this podcast was created to give the LGBTQ community and it’s allies a central source for queer health.

Meet Your Co-Hosts

Tiffany Mott-Smith

Tiffany is a writer, organizer, aspiring Ph.D., and a resource development nerd living in Washington, D.C. Her focus includes transgender equality, employment non-discrimination policy, immigration reform and collective bargaining.

Patrick S. Walden

Patrick is a Clinical Social Worker and Therapist living in Long Beach, CA. He helps create opportunities to retell our stories in a way that can feel empowering and inspire change which offers freedom from the heavy baggage so many carry, as well as providing empathic, trauma-informed and competent Psychotherapy.

Check out episodes from the podcast below. Click play!



Intro Episode

Episode 1

Episode 2: Affordable Care Act, Trans Health and an Interview with Elle Hearns

Kris and Tiffany discuss the Affordable Care Act and what’s at stake for the LGBTQ community. They also sit down with Elle Hearns, a Black, trans, freedom fighter from Ohio.





Episode 3: Planned Parenthood, Survey of Older Americans Act and Gay Camps in Chechnya

Queer Public Health is back! In our third episode we acknowledge the queer excellence of Patricia Davies, Trump taking aim at Planned Parenthood and Gay camps in Chechnya. Also, big news!! Queer Public Health will now have two episodes out each month! Look out for a new episode on the 1st and 15th of each month!

Episode 4: Interview with Trans Activist Eli Strong

In this episode we interview Trans Activist Eli Strong to talk about his journey as an activist, his intense baby fever and the light-weight, former love triangle between Eli and Kris. Eli Strong is the host and producer of The Strong Stance. Originally from Alabama, he is an avid Bama fan, speaker, writer and activist.


Episode 5: American Health Care Act and Conversion Therapy

Kris and Tiffany kick off the month of June with giving the Queer Excellence shout out to Lena Waithe. They also dive into the House passing the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and what that means for the LGBTQ community. Also, Connecticut and Nevada are the latest states to ban conversion therapy.

Episode 6: Interview with Dr. David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW – Stigma of Meth

Kris and Tiffany speak with David Fawcett, author of “Lust, Men and Meth”. Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery provides the first practical resource for recovery from methamphetamine and the restoration of healthy sex and intimacy.



Episode 7: Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community 

Kris and Tiffany are back sharing this month’s queer excellence individual and troubles with TSA. They jump into the issues of mental health in the LGBTQ community from culture competence to people of color.



Episode 8: Queer and Pregnant

Tiffany and Kris speak with Rachel Horne, a certified obstetrical registered nurse who works in Washington, DC.  She primarily works in labor and delivery and has a background in high-risk pregnancy.  She is also a student of midwifery at Frontier Nursing University, working towards her Master of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice, after which she plans to continue in the program to obtain her certification as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.

Episode 9: Interview with QSPACES Co-Founders Nic Anthony and Catherine Hofmann

QSPACES is a free website for LGBTQ folks to find, rate, and review health and wellness providers on LGBTQ-friendliness, competency, and overall care. Their mission is to create meaningful products and experiences and use business to inspire and implement solutions to LGBTQ issues.


Episode 10: Meet Our New Co-Host Patrick Walden

Kris has moved on to some amazing opportunities, which means we have a new co-host. Meet Patrick Walden who is a psychotherapist with his own practice in Long Beach, CA. He specializing in trauma, addiction, autism spectrum disorders, grief, gender & sexuality.


Episode 11: Trans Military Ban, Hurricane Resources, and Emergency Plans

Patrick and Tiffany discuss the Trump’s Trans Military Ban and the medical care policies associated with that. They also get into Hurricane Harvey and what safety looks like for LGBTQ people. Do you have an emergency plan?

Episode 12: Providers & Self-Care

Patrick and Tiffany are back to discuss the importance of finding good healthcare providers. Tiffany discusses an article on Tagg Magazine “Finding Inclusive Healthcare Providers for LGBTQ Patients” and offers her tips to get you started. Patrick focuses on self-care and things you can do to manage it. And, find out who gets this month’s Queer Excellence Award.


BONUS BREAK: Happy Holidays…We’ll See You Next Year!

It’s the holiday and winter season, which is a very busy time for family and friends. It’s busy for us too. So, we’ll be taking a winter break and will be returning in January 2018. Make sure you join us in the New Year for more LGBTQ health news and resources.



*Disclaimer: The views and opinions of our hosts do not represent the views and opinions of Whitman-Walker Health.TaggMagazineLogoTrademarked