272: LGBT History Month Special with Lisa Power, co-founder of Stonewall | Part 2
Homo Sapiens
by Spirit Studios & Christopher Sweeney
22h ago
What was it like being LGBT+ in Britain under Section 28? This week, in honour of LGBT+ History month, we are joined by a true trailblazer, the matriarch of LGBT+ activism, Lisa Power MBE. Lisa is a pillar of our queer history and was a force for change during this time. We have an incredibly insightful chat about her phenomenal career, from volunteering at Switchboard to co-founding The Pink Paper and Stonewall. We discuss some of your memories of Section 28 and Lisa tells us at which ICONIC actors house Stonewall was formed. ? Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist ?H O M O S A P I E N S P O D ..read more
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272: LGBT+ History Month Special with Lisa Power, co-founder of Stonewall | Part 1
Homo Sapiens
by Spirit Studios & Christopher Sweeney
22h ago
What was it like being LGBT+ in Britain under Section 28? This week, in honour of LGBT+ History month, we are joined by a true trailblazer, the matriarch of LGBT+ activism, Lisa Power MBE. Lisa is a pillar of our queer history and was a force for change during this time. We have an incredibly insightful chat about her phenomenal career, from volunteering at Switchboard to co-founding The Pink Paper and Stonewall. We discuss some of your memories of Section 28 and Lisa tells us at which ICONIC actors house Stonewall was formed. ? Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist ?H O M O S A P I E N S P O D ..read more
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271: Ginger Johnson | Part 2
Homo Sapiens
by Spirit Studios & Christopher Sweeney
6d ago
Exactly how long does it take the reigning Queen of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK to get into drag?! Today we are honoured to be joined by royalty at HS towers! Welcome self-proclaimed silly sausage, Ginger Johnson. From growing up in rural County Durham with no real queer influences to winning the biggest drag competition on earth, Ginger chats to us about what she has been up to post-drag race and reminisces on her career before her big win. We chat all about fame and mental health plus Ginger reveals what people shout at her in the streets. Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends l ..read more
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271: Ginger Johnson | Part 1
Homo Sapiens
by Spirit Studios & Christopher Sweeney
6d ago
Exactly how long does it take the reigning Queen of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK to get into drag?! Today we are honoured to be joined by royalty at HS towers! Welcome self-proclaimed silly sausage, Ginger Johnson. From growing up in rural County Durham with no real queer influences to winning the biggest drag competition on earth, Ginger chats to us about what she has been up to post-drag race and reminisces on her career before her big win. We chat all about fame and mental health plus Ginger reveals what people shout at her in the streets. Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends l ..read more
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270: Henry Holland | Part 2
Homo Sapiens
by Spirit Studios & Christopher Sweeney
2w ago
How does Henry Holland get his iconic quiff?! And how does he stay relentlessly positive? These are just some of the questions we ask the legendary designer on today's episode of the pod. We chat to Henry all about his incredible career, from creating House of Holland aged just 22, to his decision to sell his business and venture into a new domain: pottery. Plus, what's the weirdest collab he's been asked to do and which boy band did he lose out to? Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here. ? Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist ?Subscribe here for ad free listening ?NEW ..read more
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270: Henry Holland | Part 1
Homo Sapiens
by Spirit Studios & Christopher Sweeney
2w ago
How does Henry Holland get his iconic quiff?! And how does he stay relentlessly positive? These are just some of the questions we ask the legendary designer on today's episode of the pod. We chat to Henry all about his incredible career, from creating House of Holland aged just 22, to his decision to sell his business and venture into a new domain: pottery. Plus, what's the weirdest collab he's been asked to do and which boy band did he lose out to? Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here. ? Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist ?Subscribe here for ad free listening ?NEW ..read more
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269: Harris Reed | Part 2
Homo Sapiens
by Spirit Studios & Christopher Sweeney
3w ago
What do Sam Smith, Adele, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé all have in common? They’ve all been dressed by the creative genius that is Harris Reed. Harris has designed for all of the biggest LGBTQ+ icons in the world and is an ultimate trailblazer for gender fluidity. The day his tutors told him he would never be a successful designer was the day he was given the call-up to dress the one and only Harry Styles. In this episode we discuss Harris’s journey with gender identity, including moving 27 times as a child in order to find a safe haven. Harris is truly inspirational, so this is not one to miss ..read more
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269: Harris Reed | Part 1
Homo Sapiens
by Spirit Studios & Christopher Sweeney
3w ago
What do Sam Smith, Adele, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé all have in common? They’ve all been dressed by the creative genius that is Harris Reed. Harris has designed for all of the biggest LGBTQ+ icons in the world and is an ultimate trailblazer for gender fluidity. The day his tutors told him he would never be a successful designer was the day he was given the call-up to dress the one and only Harry Styles. In this episode we discuss Harris’s journey with gender identity, including moving 27 times as a child in order to find a safe haven. Harris is truly inspirational, so this is not one to miss ..read more
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268: Culture Club: LGBTQ+ Poetry with Otamere Guobadia
Homo Sapiens
by Spirit Studios & Christopher Sweeney
3w ago
Listeners- why not add some queer poetry to your reading lists this January? Today we are thrilled to be joined by writer, journalist and model Otamere Guobadia. He is a regular contributor for the likes of Vogue and The Guardian, with his writing striking at the heart of issues that we battle with in every day life and within the LGBTQ+ community. Most excitingly, he’s published his debut poetry collection - Unutterable Visions, Perishable Breath'- it’s a beautiful exploration of queer love and desire - and in Otamere’s words, helping us to understand and process ‘the things we can’t def ..read more
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267: Jack Rooke, creator of Big Boys | Part 2
Homo Sapiens
by Spirit Studios & Christopher Sweeney
1M ago
Today we are channelling The Traitors as comedian and writer Jack Rooke joins us at the Homo Sapiens round-table. Jack is the creator of the award-winning Channel 4 sitcom Big Boys. Series 2 has just launched with 5-star reviews across the board. He joined us to talk about his anxieties around the much anticipated follow-up, that infamous Glory Hole Scene and how he translated grief from his own life on screen. Plus, is Jack the gay princess Diana? Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here. ? Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist ?Subscribe here for ad free listening ?NEW E ..read more
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