Episode 252: Nicholas McInerny 'The Rainbow Dads Are Back'
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by Sam Wise
1y ago
Nicholas joins Sam to talk about season 2 of the award winning podcast series 'Rainbow Dads' which was released back in June. The series features stories of LGBTQ Dads and how they have navigated life including coming out in the army and struggling with sex addiction. Nicholas is an award winning script writer and lives in South London with his husband and two daughters, he also volunteers for the LGBT helpline 'Switchboard'. Listen to Rainbow Dads - https://rbd2019.podbean.com/  ..read more
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Episode 249: Loren Ostrow 'Living Out'
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by Sam Wise
1y ago
Loren Ostrow is an LGBTQ activist who has served on the board of directors/trustees of the Los Angeles LGBT Centre for 22 years, he is also a past recipient of the Harvey Milk Award. Most recently Loren became the Lead Developer of 'Living Out Palm Springs', a luxury community for LGBTQ adults aged 55 and over. The ground breaking ceremony came at the end of last year and Loren chats to Sam about the importance of inclusive living for LGBTQ seniors as well as remembering their contributions to the fight for LGBTQ rights over the decades, including his own contributions!  Find out more - h ..read more
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Episode 242: Gabe Montesanti 'Brace For Impact'
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by Sam Wise
1y ago
Gabe Montesanti is a queer U.S. roller derby player from the midwestern United States and her debut memoir 'Brace For Impact' has been praised as 'heartfelt' and 'powerful' as Gabe navigates life in a conservative setting. Gabe currently lives in Denton, Texas where she teaches creative writing at the University of North Texas and in this interview chats to Sam about the memoir, current threats to LGBTQ rights and more. Further information about Gabe - https://www.gabemontesanti.com ..read more
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Episode 241: Lucy Dunne 'Dunnebells Fitness'
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by Sam Wise
1y ago
Lucy Dunne is CEO of the 'Dunnebells' personal training company and has helped thousands of women with health and fitness. Lucy became an online personal trainer in 2016 and chats to Sam about the origins of the company, dealing with an eating disorder, accepting her sexuality and shutting down online trolls.  Find out more about Dunnebells - http://www.dunebells.com  ..read more
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Episode 240: Brian Watson 'Coming Out, Japan & Finding Love'
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by Sam Wise
1y ago
For our first episode of Pride Month Sam is joined by writer Brian Watson who is currently working on a memoir about his life, including his long journey to being able to marry his partner of 28 years. Brian met his husband Hiro while he was in Japan in the 90's and their relationship blossomed. Also in this episode Brian shares his views on the political situation in the U.S. from mass shootings to anti-LGBTQ legislation.  More about Brian - http://www.iambrianwatson.com  ..read more
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Episode 239: Lenny Zenith 'Where Is Safe?'
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by Sam Wise
1y ago
Transgender Indie Rocker Lenny Zenith joins us to talk about his new single 'Where Is Safe?', an autobiographical track which aims to raise money for organisations fighting anti-trans legislation in the United States. Lenny transitioned as a teenager in the late 1970's and in this interview discusses becoming his true self, what we can do to fight against transphobia and the ongoing problem of gun violence in America. More about Lenny - http://www.lennyzenith.com ..read more
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Episode 238: Dr Jack Bartel 'Trans Healthcare'
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by Sam Wise
1y ago
Dr Jack Bartel is a transgender behavioural health specialist currently practising in Florida. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Florida Institute of Technology. He also completed an APA accredited internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. In this interview Dr Bartel talks about the challenges facing the trans community in healthcare ad how to address them, being a trans doctor, the rise in transphobic rhetoric in the U.S. and much more!  ..read more
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Episode 237: Anna Harissis & Jen Farmer 'Out App'
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by Sam Wise
1y ago
Anna and Jen are co-founders of a brand new app for the LGBTQ community centred on friendship rather than dating. Anna is a visionary business leader with a background in mental health advocacy while Jen is experienced in launching and building companies and won the U.S. Fintech Award for Director of the Year. The aim of the app is to be a place 'where people can meet their next best friend in a new city'. Also on this episode - Sam reacts to Blackpool's Jake Daniels becoming the U.K's first openly gay male professional footballer for over 30 years. Find out more about 'Out App' - http://www ..read more
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Episode 236: TJ Alexander 'Chefs Kiss'
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by Sam Wise
1y ago
TJ Alexander is an amateur baker and author originally from Florida with an MA in writing and publishing from Emerson College in Boston. TJ's new book 'Chefs Kiss' was released at the start of May and has been described as a 'fresh and witty queer romcom'. TJ identifies as non-binary and bisexual and in this interview chats to Sam about the book, coming out as non-binary, the challenges faced by LGBTQ people in 2022 and much more! TJ's website - http://tjalexander.com Support Being LGBTQ - http://www.patreon.com/beinglgbtq / http://ko-fi.com/beinglgbtq ..read more
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Episode 235: Jonathan Alexander 'Dear Queer Self'
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by Sam Wise
1y ago
Jonathan Alexander is originally from New Orleans and is a widely published cultural journalist and author, he is the Chancellor's Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine and in 2012 a book he co-edited 'Bisexuality and Queer Theory' was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual literature. Jonathan joins Sam to discuss his latest memoir 'Dear Queer Self' which revisits the years 1989, 1993 and 1996 in Jonathan's life at moments of significant political and cultural change.  Find out more about Jonathan - The Blank Page Support Being LGBTQ - Patreon / Ko ..read more
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