12. Meeting Your Love ❣️in Unexpected Places (aka on a Toilet Break)
Rainbow Pajamas: Stories of Long-Term LGBTQ Relationships
by Rainbow Pajamas
1y ago
Most people still meet their partners offline. 66% of people between 25-34 found their partners offline, compared to only 21% of those who met online, according to YouGov research in the UK in 2019. Gays, Lesbians & Bisexuals are more likely to meet their partners online, but it appears to be the minority. This is not unlike our guests today, Monique and Ellie. They met when Ellie was going to the toilet at London pride ?️‍? and saw Monique with her friends across the bar. (Tip: they had help from a wingman.) In this episode, the engaged couple talks about how they quit their jobs in the ..read more
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1. Introducing ? Rainbow Pajamas
Rainbow Pajamas: Stories of Long-Term LGBTQ Relationships
by Rainbow Pajamas
2y ago
Listen to this episode to learn why we're launching ?️‍? Rainbow Pajamas and what you can expect in the future episodes. Rainbow Pajamas is a podcast sharing stories from around the world of long-term LGBTQ+ relationships from 5 years to more than 50 years. You’ll hear personal details from our guests about how they met, what they fight about, their sex lives, to practical matters such as having kids, financial planning and retirement, and we’ll also discuss controversial topics like exclusive vs open relationships, polyamory and marriage. Subscribe and share with friends who may find this i ..read more
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11. Dating Apps Suck, Until They Suddenly Don’t
Rainbow Pajamas: Stories of Long-Term LGBTQ Relationships
by Rainbow Pajamas
2y ago
Before meeting Angel, Nicole said her dating life was "non-existent". However, their lives changed completely after meeting each other online. After 3 months of dating, Nicole proposed to Angel. ? Fast forward to now, they've been together for 6 years, married for 5. They are also raising 6 children together while working full time in New Jersey ??! If you’re having tough luck with dating apps, in this episode, Nicole shares a few tips on how she made dating apps work for her. Nicole's dating profile was special – it came in a package of three beautiful humans – her 2 kids and herself ..read more
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10. Two Christian Wives Marrying ??Latin and ??Asian Cultures
Rainbow Pajamas: Stories of Long-Term LGBTQ Relationships
by Rainbow Pajamas
2y ago
Kylie and Sophia’s relationship made it into international newspapers when they were forced out of the Christian sorority in UC Berkeley where they had first met. Before they met, neither had ever envisioned themselves in a same-gender relationship. However, when their friendship deepened into a romantic relationship, they were removed from the organisation. Sophia is the daughter of ??Chilean immigrant parents and was raised Roman Catholic in the ??US, while Kylie is originally from ??Singapore and was raised conservative Evangelical Protestant.    In this episode, they tell us the ..read more
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9. 17-year Gay Couple?️‍? on Love & Marriage Despite Homophobic Parents
Rainbow Pajamas: Stories of Long-Term LGBTQ Relationships
by Rainbow Pajamas
2y ago
Did you realize that many LGBTQ couples get married without telling their parents? Jason & Rich, a gay couple of 17 years, shares in depth how the relationship with his homophobic parents "dictated" everything in their relationship, how he dealt with it and why he eventually decided to go full "no contact" with his parents. Despite the difficulties, the couple offer hope and optimism on how they nurture the relationship for 17 years. Both identified as introverts with social anxiety, Rich and Jason discuss why they chose to be monogamous instead of being open, and why we can't build a rel ..read more
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8. Ukrainian Queer Woman on War, Homophobia & LGBT community in Ukraine
Rainbow Pajamas: Stories of Long-Term LGBTQ Relationships
by Rainbow Pajamas
2y ago
?? We interviewed a 20-year-old Ukrainian bisexual woman, who's now hiding in a bomb shelter in Kharkiv. She talks about her last date with her girlfriend, her life before the invasion and how the ?️‍? queer community in Kharkiv is defending the country. To LGBTQ Ukrainians, the Russian invasion not only means a breach of sovereignty, but also a threat to their freedom of expression and love. It is crucial for us to document the living history of people in this crisis and let the marginalized communities be heard. The #LGBTQ community, like other marginalized communities, faces additional ch ..read more
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7. 30-Year Gay Couple?️‍? on Building a Relationship Despite Homophobia
Rainbow Pajamas: Stories of Long-Term LGBTQ Relationships
by Rainbow Pajamas
2y ago
Doug & Brian met in 1989 at university when the U.S. society was still very homophobic. When they met, there were no gay role models or representation in the media, and gay people were most commonly associated with the AIDS epidemic. In this episode, they talk about how their deep conviction helped them come to terms with their sexuality, live authentically and achieve the American dream in an environment that wasn’t queer friendly. The gay dads of two daughters also share tips on how they maintain a healthy relationship over 30 years and overcome all the challenges of surrogacy in the 90s ..read more
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6. 8-year Relationship That Started in a ??‍♂️ Swimming Pool
Rainbow Pajamas: Stories of Long-Term LGBTQ Relationships
by Rainbow Pajamas
2y ago
The ??Australian gay couple Ed & Alex met in a very unique way in the changing room of their local swimming pool, with neither of them knowing whether the other was gay. (Disclaimer: it was not a promiscuous encounter). As well as talking about the benefit of pushing your comfort zone to meet dates organically, the couple discuss how they saved money by house sitting in Sydney and manage finances as a couple. Ed, a personal coach focused on helping gay men, also shares his thoughts on some issues common to gay dating, such as cheating, low self-esteem, shame, and how to overcome risky or d ..read more
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5. ??Pansexual Triad on Polyamory and Living True To Yourself
Rainbow Pajamas: Stories of Long-Term LGBTQ Relationships
by Rainbow Pajamas
2y ago
After their respective divorces, Tessa, Sam and Thierry eventually found themselves the happiest and the most authentic in their current pansexual triad relationship. The triad in Canada ??, who have a 36-year age gap, openly discuss how their friendship gradually turned into a romantic polyamorous relationship, what's necessary to make a triad work, how to manage jealousy (if at all) and keep a healthy distance from family and people who may not be supportive of their relationship. #Pansexual #PansexualRelationship #Polyamory #OpenRelationship #LGBTQCanada #LGBTQCanadians #LGBTQ #LGBTQRelati ..read more
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4. From Grindr to Gay Parents in Rural Ireland??
Rainbow Pajamas: Stories of Long-Term LGBTQ Relationships
by Rainbow Pajamas
2y ago
Jon & Patrick are husbands based in a ?? small town in Donegal, Ireland and fathers to their 6-month-old daughter Wren. After many bad experiences with dating apps, they eventually met each other on Grindr. In this episode, they share the special tricks they used to go from chatting on the popular app to becoming one of the first gay male couples to have a child through surrogacy in Ireland. From couple expectations, egg donation drama, legal difficulties, surrogacy costs to walking in the village with a pram/stroller – Jon & Patrick share all ..read more
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