My Dear Queer

My Dear Queer

Two gay expats spilling the bubble tea about gay life in Taiwan on topics that can unify us, and offer a home for everyone to share, sashay and ‘gay’... Show More

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January 14, 2020 45 min

Join Emmanuel and Bertus this week as they discuss the role of sexuality in relationships. Based on shows like Ossan's Love, YouTubers like Jeffree Star, personal experiences, and the fantasies of many, they ask themselves if a relationship is possible between straight and gay men.

They also discuss intimacy in relationships and if it is needed for a happy longterm relationship. 

 

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December 31, 2019 53 min

Happy New Year Dears!!

Have you noticed, Dears, how masculinity is compared between western and eastern cultures? Moreover, have you notice how toxic masculinity affects us gays, straights, bi, lesbians in so many ways? Today, Bertus and Emmanuel discuss this important topic based on the many news on how China is planning to make some "changes" on the new generations for them to become more "manly".

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December 10, 2019 57 min

This week Bertus and Emmanuel take a look into their personal lives, the lives of others, and their bank accounts to bring their listeners the tea about dating in Taiwan, and how money can make or break a relationship. 

Join them as they ask themselves and their listeners the question, "Would you date for love or bread?"

 

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It's been a while Dears! Hao Jiu Bu Jian!

Today, Bertus and Emmanuel spill the tea about all important recent events, from the tragic passing of Godfrey Gao to the imminent reunion of Friends; but also, they share with you some of the most expected LGBTQI movies that will hit the cinemas within the following months.

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October 29, 2019 41 min

Today, with the blessing of the Scary(ish) Podcast, we present you with the list of the most remarkable queer characters from horror movies and scary TV shows.

From Sarah Paulson to Tim Curry and from The Lion King to ParaNorman, and The Babadook, today we celebrate Halloween with rainbows and unicorns.

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October 22, 2019 49 min

How often do we find ourselves clinging onto the idea of a perfect partner when in reality they are anything but? How many times will we turn the other cheek to prove we are not alone? 

This week Bertus and Emmanuel are joined by Benson Andrew Chiang as they discuss toxic relationships and emotional kidnapping. They ask themselves how far is too far and how to get out of a destructive relationship before there is nothing ... Read more

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October 15, 2019 43 min

Slam it to the left! Shake it to the right! This upcoming Pride in Taipei will be memorable for many reasons and that is why today we talk about all the options we could find for you to celebrate from dawn to dusk.

From the glamorous Drag Queens to the sexy boys in leather, this 2019 not only we will be expecting more than 200,000 souls walking the rainbowish streets of Taipei, but we also celebrate the first Pride after ... Read more

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October 8, 2019 55 min

Bertus and Emmanuel are back and this week they discuss those awkward moments that can sometimes turn a hot passionate date into a cringe-inducing nightmare. Listen as they share things they discovered and experienced before. 

There were some audio problems this week, and they would both like to apologize and promise to improve the audio setup for future episodes. 

 

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September 25, 2019 61 min

We cannot get more animated than this episode!

After a very short hiatus, Bertus and Emmanuel come back and show you their real colors... At least those they remember while growing up and identifying queer characters on their favorite animated TV shows.

From the romantic-yet-weird stories from the Japanese Anime to the vicious and sarcastic American humor, this episode collects a lot of pieces that would explain ou... Read more

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September 3, 2019 55 min

Now that we can legally get married in Taiwan, what's the next step? For some that is it, but for others there is a desperate need to start a family of their own. 

This week Bertus and Emmanuel discuss the legal and practical aspects of adoption for queer couples. Listen as they discuss laws, pros, cons, statistics and stereotypes when it comes to adopting, either by two men or two women. 

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August 28, 2019 66 min

Today we unveiled detransition as a situation that transgenders face more than we actually know. Bertus and Emmanuel share some detransition cases, psychological reasons, and even some input on the new generations that consider transitioning at a very young age. You cannot miss this one! 

 

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August 6, 2019 26 min

 

Whether you like beaches full of muscled gogo boy-types, clubs that play songs till the early morning and sunrise hikes up mountains; it doesn't matter what you want to do with your summer, Bertus and Emmanuel have got you covered.

Grab a Mojito, lather on some sunscreen, and listen to what they think are the best travel destinations for LGBTIQ tourists this summer. 

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July 30, 2019 40 min

This week Bertus and Emmanuel try to uncover the truth about "The Curse of an Attraction to Older Gay Men" and discuss their own theories and ideas.

Listen as they break down the stereotypes of sugar daddies and daddy issues, and in the process discover which LGBTIQ members most often find older partners more desirable. 

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July 23, 2019 56 min

The suicide rates affecting us as members of the LGBTQI community are very alarming. Today, Bertus and Emmanuel discuss the reasons for these rates, analyze the possible solutions, and open up about their very own dark times and the times they considered to become part of these statistics.

Nowadays, transgender people are the most vulnerable and more likely to commit suicide, due mostly to bullying and social rejection. T... Read more

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Bertus and Emmanuel discuss the achievements of some of the most remarkable entrepreneurs and opinion leaders that made it big in all sorts of business as proud members of the LGBTQI community. 

Also, they unveil the growing economic power of the "pink market" and unveil how an LGBTQI country would rank among the worldwide GDP.

Today we get a bit intellectual, don't be fooled by our pretty faces!

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July 9, 2019 65 min

Roll out the red carpet and listen as Bertus and Emmanuel discuss the top rated LGBTIQ films according to Rotten Tomatoes, and compare it to their favorites in a variety of categories.

They discuss everything from the best, the most memorable, the scariest, the most romantic, the funniest, the most life-changing to the worst (with a few others in between).

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June 24, 2019 49 min

As in every other big, beautiful, and messy family, the LGBTQI+ also has its very own problems and just like real life families, it is very far from perfection. Today, Bertus and Emmanuel discuss these "Little Details", making echo of the voices of the few brave people that have dared to say what are we doing wrong as a Queer community. 
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June 18, 2019 54 min

Bertus and Emmanuel break from their usual topic related content this week to discuss recent LGBTIQ events in the world today. From the good to the bad, they discuss everything from Instagram to Halsey, violence to education, straight pride to My Little Pony. Make sure to listen, and tell them what you think.

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June 11, 2019 60 min

Bertus and Emms read your questions and coming out stories in an episode full of anecdotes in which parents and sons/daughters bonded even more after coming-out of the closet. We also trash a little bit the stupid idea of a Straight Pride, and celebrate the life of Ruth Coker Burks, our Queero of the Week!

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Join Bertus and Emmanuel this week as they discuss (and disagree on) coming out in the workplace, whether that be as an expat teaching English in Asia or in any other work situation. 

We would love to hear what our listeners think and experience at work. You can also let us know who you agree with by using #teamB or #teamE. 

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