Life (UN)Closeted: LGBTQ & Heterosexual Coming Out Stories & Advice for coming out of life's closets!

Life (UN)Closeted: LGBTQ & Heterosexual Coming Out Stories & Advice for coming out of life's closets!

Stop it! No more mediocre living. Dreaming and not doing. Apologizing for living your life your way. Host Rick Clemons – bold move badass and coming out expert – sez “Live Life Uncloseted dammit!” Each episode he takes you on a brash, fun, and in your face, provocative storytelling ride to escape your crazy making thoughts, explore your fears, and unabashedly elevate your self-expression so you can live your LIFE UNCLOSETED - whether you're LGBTQ or heteronormative.

Episodes

February 1, 2023 44 min
It's really easy to say, "My way or the highway." Especially when coming out or dealing with all the things we deal with as LGBTQ+ individuals. Yet, things can be so much easier when we add a dash of Empathy and as the question, "Tell me more about that?" Empathy Activist Rob Volpe, and author of the book Tell Me More About That: Solving the Empathy Crisis One Conversation at a Time, shares insights on how t...
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Coming out is a complete reset in our lives. A big reset. Yet, when we do it and we really dial into a reset of thoughts, feelings and beliefs, our journey out of the closet can become so much better. Filled with simple tools in this 8 minute power packed podcast, you will find ways to reset your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about coming out and fitting in, on your terms. You can also listen to the podcast on…        
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Polarization. Gun shootings. Politics just for politics. It's all frustrating, scary, and leaves you wondering, can we ever navigate away from it as planet again? Maybe, maybe not, but you never know unless you try. And, it starts with one conversation at a time. It's time for empathy, understanding, and conversations, as hard as that might be, but what's the alternative - another mass shooting? Live from Colorado Spri...
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Anxiety, depression, no, no, no. Let's not talk about that. Really? Yes, yes, yes, let's talk about it instead of shoving those conversations in the closet. Whether you're coming out of the closet, or coming out of isolation from a pandemic, or just living your everyday life, anxiety and depression hit all of us. Yes, all of us and the best way to deal with it is to talk about it and get support. Joining me today is my...

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Coming out is no easy journey, but when you have a no excuses, no fears attitude, it does get a little easier. Helping you step into a new year, with a new mindset about coming out, whatever your coming out journey may be, are some steps for getting clear and honoring yourself for doing this on your terms, your way in 2023. You can also listen to the podcast on…        
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Life is full of challenges, many of which we feel we have to tolerate, especially as LGBTQ+ individuals. But tolerance is mostly bullshit that we create ourselves, and then we find ourselves wondering why we are always the one tolerating things. As you head into 2023, let's explore what you don't have to tolerate as an LGBTQ+ person in the world. And, Happy New Year. Thanks for being listeners. You can also listen t...
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You are a gift. Yes you. That fact that you are an individual in the LGBTQ+ community makes you a gift to the world and you need to own that. No better time than the holiday season to see yourself and the amazing gifts you bring into the world as an LGBTQ+ person having a human experience. Open up this gift of insight and enjoy your holidays. You can also listen to the podcast on…        
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Christianity. It's a very triggering word in today's climate. You either embrace, hate it, or have completely walked away from it. But what if you could find a way to make it work for you, in a way that says, " I can be Christian and LGBTQIA? Joining the conversation today, is Rev. Brandan Robertson. A progressive Gay Christian, who call us to wake up and take action for the collective good in the ways of Jesus--challen...

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You're too fat. You're to femme. Oh, and no blacks. Really? You can't be serious. There is no such thing as being too Black, Fat, and Femme. Driving this point home are today's guests, and hosts of the Black, Fat, Femme podcast - Jon and Joho. Listen as we uncover the "T" of being who you are in your world and making the most of it. About Jon & Joho Dr. Jonathan P. Higgins aka DoctorJonPaul (they/them pr...
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What is the advantage of being queer? Andrew Gelwicks, explores  the answer to this question, through a collection of incisive, deeply personal conversations with LGBTQ+ trailblazers about how they leveraged the challenges and insights they had as relative outsiders to succeed in the worlds of business, tech, politics, Hollywood, sports and beyond. In his book, The Queer Advantage, Andrew celebrates the unique, supercharged pow...
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For those of us in the U.S. it is Thanksgiving eve and a wonderful reminder to be grateful. Yet, how often do you remind yourself to be grateful for being LGBTQ. Before we stuff ourselves with Thanksgiving goodies, it is time to take a little breath and give thanks for being our unique selves with 10 Things I'm Grateful For Being LGBTQ+. You can also listen to the podcast on…        
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You reach a point in your life where you finally realize, who you are is more important than what you think you're supposed to be in the world. That's when you take the stand to say, "Sorry, not sorry," and then write an amazing song about that exact subject. Drawing upon her own talent and DNA as daughter of Maurice Gibb - one third of BeeGees fame - Samantha Gibb, shares how she has come to a space where showing h...
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Many people fear coming out of the closet because of what might happen. However, many good things happen and a lot of stuff you don't need any more will disappear after you come out. If you're feeling anxious about coming out, especially as the holidays get closer, here's 10 things you won't need anymore after you come out of the closet. You can also listen to the podcast on…        
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Aging. It's happening to all of us. Can't avoid it. But how you step into your golden years and where you land for living out that final years of life, can often push many of us in the LGBTQ community back into the closet. Or does it? Loren Ostrow, the founder and developer of Out Palm Springs shares how he and his organization is changing retirement living for the LGBTQ community. This insightful conversation might surpris...

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Yes, it's almost Halloween. But what is scarier is that it is almost November 8th, which here in America means we could have a dreaded republican, fascist, theocracy take over. Hopefully not, if we and every other sane person in America gets out to vote. This is a simple get out the vote message to help save our LGBTQ rights. Make your vote matter. You can also listen to the podcast on…        
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Imagine going from being an active church member of a very well known evangelical church in Houston, to becoming a drug addict, dealer, being homeless and serving in the armed forces. Take a ride on this crazy yet endearing story of De'Vannon Hubert as he shares his journey of life beyond struggles and near catastrophe to living his truth and not fighting against himself. About DeVannon De’Vannon Hubert is the author of Sex, Dr...
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A massive breakup. Moving back in with the parents. Then getting thrown back out of that house. It's enough to make most people give up. But not J.R. Price. He found song, after song, after song to share with the world and turn his nightmare into his music. His inspiring story of accepting and loving yourself in your music and your life is what we are exploring today. About J.R. Grammy-nominated songwriter J.R. Price is out now...
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What's the point of National Coming Out Day? It all depends on where you are in your journey. It can be a day of celebration or a day of starting your journey. Either way, today is a day for you to be you in your own way. Here's 5 Empowering Coming Out Thoughts to guide you on your journey. Happy National Coming Out Day. You can also listen to the podcast on…        
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In this third part of the National Coming Out Day Series, we explore living Unapologetically. Not by being a jerk, but by allowing yourself to be fully who you are in your own way and loving every minute of it. Take note of the cool exercises that can help you unapologetically step into being yourself on your journey out of the closet. You can also listen to the podcast on…        
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In this third part of the National Coming Out Day Series, we explore living Unapologetically. Not by being a jerk, but by allowing yourself to be fully who you are in your own way and loving every minute of it. Take note of the cool exercises that can help you unapologetically step into being yourself on your journey out of the closet. You can also listen to the podcast on…        
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