M the Myth & Healing Through Music
Queer Goggles
by Brian Poth, Nick Vargas
1M ago
On this episode of Queer Goggles, join host Phae Lockwood (they/them) and guest M the Myth (they/them) as they dive deep into M's beautiful journey, from childhood dreaming to becoming the revolutionary Queer Pop artist they are today. M’s accomplishments number many; they are a graduate of the Clinton Global Initiative University, where their project, The Wavy Awards, which aims to celebrate and uplift LGBTQIA+ artists, received special recognition. Their single "Speed of Life" was featured on Billboard's Queer Necessities playlist and they performed on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel. They ho ..read more
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Mary Randol
Queer Goggles
by Brian Poth, Nick Vargas, Noah Deeds, Mary Randol
4M ago
On this episode of Queer Goggles, we're speaking with Mary Randol; artist, volunteer, and a person with over 37 years of recovery. In our conversation, we talk about Mary's journey through both substance use and mental health recovery, how coming out as Lesbian saved her life,  and the importance of empathy towards oneself and those who society has disregarded.  This is the last episode of this "Rainbow Recovery" season of Queer Goggles. Join us next season! If you know someone who is struggling with Substance Use Disorder please access our resources at thesourcelgbt.org/recovery ..read more
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Dr. Cory Jaques
Queer Goggles
by Brian Poth, Nick Vargas, Noah Deeds, Cory Jaques
4M ago
On this episode of Queer Goggles, we're speaking with Dr. Cory Jaques, the Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program. Dr. Jaques is a trained Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and also sits on The Source's board of directors. In our conversation, we talk about his extensive work within the community, how he views the state of LGBTQ+ competent Substance Use care in our region, and his hopes and ambitions for the future of psychiatry and treatment here in the Central Valley, especially as it pertains to adolescents and trans folks.     &nb ..read more
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Dean Jackson
Queer Goggles
by Brian Poth, Nick Vargas, Noah Deeds, Dean Jackson
4M ago
In this episode of Queer Goggles, we're talking with Dean Jackson, the Program Director of HIV Services at The Source LGBT+ Center. In our conversation, we go over the many, many things that the HIV Services Program provides, the misconceptions about HIV, Substance Use Disorder, and how they intersect. And we discuss the importance of having not only LGBTQ+ and HIV-specific supportive programs in place, but also the importance of emphasizing that everyone is welcome through the doors at The Source. "You don't have to be out to come in."  If you'd like to know more about The Source's HIV ..read more
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Gabriela Vaca
Queer Goggles
by Brian Poth, Nick Vargas, Noah Deeds, Gabriela Vaca
4M ago
On this episode of Queer Goggles, we're talking with Gabriela Vaca, the Youth Engagement Coordinator with the HEAL Project over at the California Health Collaborative. In our conversation, we discuss how the HEAL Project tackles youth substance use prevention with creativity and self-expression, their successes in passing local tobacco control policies, and the importance of encouraging youth leadership within prevention and advocacy work. If you'd like to know more about The HEAL Project you can follow them on Instagram at @heal.project. If you'd like to reach out to Gabriela Vaca directly ..read more
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Erika Hawkyard
Queer Goggles
by Brian Poth, Nick Vargas, Noah Deeds, Erika Hawkyard
4M ago
On this episode of Queer Goggles, we're sitting down with Erika Hawkyard, ex-librarian and current Youth Program Manager at The Source LGBT+ Center. We talk with Erika about The Source Youth Program's broad approach to prevention and education, her history before The Source, the main issues that impact our youth, and we even discuss the hit HBO show Euphoria. If you'd like to know more about The Source's Youth Program, please go to https://www.thesourcelgbt.org/youth or follow us on instagram @sourcelgbtyouth. If you'd like to reach out to Erika directly, you can reach her at erika@thesourcel ..read more
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Tony Gomez
Queer Goggles
by Noah Deeds, Tony Gomez, Brian Poth, Nick Vargas
4M ago
 On this episode of Queer Goggles, we meet Tony Gomez, a certified drug and alcohol counselor 2 and facilitator of several of groups starting at The Source this year. In this episode, we'll talk with Tony about his story with Substance Use Disorder, his recovery, how he found The Source, and the importance of having LGBTQ+ prevention and treatment options. If you know someone who is struggling with Substance Use Disorder please access our resources at http://thesourcelgbt.org/recovery. Support the show ..read more
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Noah Deeds
Queer Goggles
by Brian Poth, Noah Deeds, Nick Vargas
4M ago
On this episode of Queer Goggles, we meet Noah Deeds(he/him), Events and Program Manager at The Source LGBT+ Center. In this 4th season, Noah will be guest hosting, talking to important people in out community about Substance Use Disorder, recovery, and the importance of having LGBTQ+ prevention and treatment options. If you or someone you know is struggling with Substance Use Disorder please access our resources at http://thesourcelgbt.org/recovery. Support the show ..read more
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Lorie Lewis Ham
Queer Goggles
by Brian Poth, Nick Vargas, Lorie Lewis Ham
4M ago
On this episode we talk with Lorie Lewis Ham, local mystery writer and author of 6 books. Her latest book One Of Us is the first in a brand new mystery series featuring Fresno's famously queer and vibrant Tower District. For the past 11 years, Lorie has been publishing her online magazine Kings River Life and its sister website KRL News and Reviews. She also launched a mystery podcast called Mysteryrat's Maze featuring short stories and first chapters read by local actors. Lorie is the proud mother of two children and shares her experience as the mother of a transgender child. We want to thank ..read more
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Robin Johnston McGehee
Queer Goggles
by Brian Poth, Nick Vargas, Robin Johnston McGehee
4M ago
Legendary LGBT+ Civil Rights Activist, Robin Johnston McGehee joins us to talk about activism and civil disobedience. Her story is inspiring and has pushed us to want to do more. Robin has fought for marriage equality, the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, and the rights of LGBT+ people at the local, state, and federal levels.  Support the show ..read more
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