The BEST Episodes of Hella Gay
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Trans and queer activist Miles McKenna and their guests take to the streets to actively explore topics of vital interest to the LGBTQ+ community like coming out online, coping with disapproving friends and family, and embracing your identity.
#1 - Gay Circus
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 2, 2017
Miles almost joined the circus in an attempt to escape her parents' disapproval of their sexuality. Miles and author Dannielle Owens-Reid give their circus skills a try as they discuss ways to cope with disapproving family and friends.
#2 - Coming Out Online
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 2, 2017
Coming out online is common, but it’s different than coming out IRL. When you come out online, it's out of your control...just like rolling around in a hamster ball, which Miles demonstrates while talking to social media star Shannon Beveridge.
#3 - Hate
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 2, 2017
Where does hate come from? Miles meets up with LGBTQ+ activist Nathan Phelps to discuss hatred within the LGBTQ+ community. As they tour West Hollywood, a safe but controversial space, they’ll spread love in the streets of We-Ho.
#4 - Sports
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 2, 2017
Comedian, writer, and basketball enthusiast Brittani Nichols chats with Miles about growing up “butch” and how sports played a major role in her sexuality and finding her place. Miles then challenges Brittani to an LGBTQ+ version of Horse.
#5 - Gay Church
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 2, 2017
Can Christian faith and the LGTBQ+ community coexist? Miles meets up with gay pastor Kevin Downer and talks about God and the Gays. Miles finds out what God really thinks of them, and then they give their first sermon.
#6 - Breaking the Binary
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 2, 2017
What you wear and how you look doesn't define you. Model Rain Dove and Miles play dress-up in gender-bending ways while discussing this topic and then hit the streets to see how the world perceives them.
#7 - Sex Ed
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 2, 2017
Director Tani Akeda, who co-founded a program dedicated to revolutionizing sex education for girls through filmmaking, is Miles' guest. As they create art together, they talk about why sex education in this country is so one-sided.
#8 - Sexualities
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 2, 2017
What's the difference among all these sexualities? Find out as Miles and web series creator Gaby Dunn get tattoos representing their gender identity as a symbol of self-ownership and permanency in the LGBTQ+ world.
#9 - Outlets
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 2, 2017
Art can save lives. Miles has their videos as their outlet. Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, creator of the Stop Telling Women to Smile campaign, has street art. They talk self-expression and the importance of outlets while painting on the Venice art walls.
#10 - Coming Out is Scary...but Fun!
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 2, 2017
Coming out is scary. Tarantulas are also scary! Watch as Miles and Alexis G. Zall talk about coming out in real life while doing something scarier—having this conversation while tarantulas crawl on them.
#11 - Drag Queens
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 2, 2017
As a gay youth, Miles dreamed of going drag. Well, the time has come. Drag queen Laganja Estranja makes those dreams a reality by turning Miles into their dream persona as they discuss the drag culture.
#12 - Gender Identity
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 2, 2017
Cutting your hair means so much in the realm of gender identity. Watch as Miles, social media influencer Nick Camryn, and guest talk about that monumental decision. The guest cuts her hair for the first time, and Miles and Nick get a wacky do too.