A Queer Understanding

A Queer Understanding

Weekly conversations about all things queer. A space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community to share our stories, struggles, and triumphs, and talk about how we're breaking glass ceilings and making an impact on society.

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October 3, 2023 41 mins

Have you ever pondered on the revolutionary innovations taking place within the LGBT community? Join us, as we dive into an insightful conversation with our guest Glenise, the ingenious mind behind SkiiMoo Tech. SkiiMoo Tech is a game-changer; designing products that cater specifically to the LGBT community and addressing gaps in the market. We kick off the discussion with their revolutionary first product, VDOM, a smart penis devi...

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Rahim, known for his dedicated work with communities he resonates with, initiates a riveting dialogue about how the evolution and interpretations of religious practices and sexuality can often disempower individuals. As we navigate deeper, we also delve into the cycle of guilt and shame that accompanies drastic life changes and the essence of open communication in relationships.

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Get ready for a deep and inspiring conversation with Godfrey Riddle, the powerhouse behind Civic Saint, a trailblazing social protest brand that aims to revolutionize affordable housing and community living. We'll journey through Godfrey's personal struggles, shedding light on his resilience in the face of adversity and his ambition to create positive change in the world. From battling cancer to overcoming personal loss, ...

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Imagine the grit it takes to stand as the only out transgender person working at the Florida State Capitol. Our guest, Eleanor McDonald, has dared to challenge the status quo & fight for the rights of her community within the corridors of power. She has not only weathered the storm but also managed to thrive in the conservative landscape of Florida's political scene. In this episode, she opens up about the impact of politi...

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September 5, 2023 42 mins

Picture this: growing up as a queer individual in a small Caribbean country, grappling to understand your identity amidst microaggressions and societal norms. With us today is the remarkable Dr. Kellon Bubb, climate change researcher, LGBTQ+ advocate, and academic who shares his captivating journey of overcoming discrimination and the triumphs of finding a community. He also shares insights and experiences of his life in Grenada, h...

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August 29, 2023 72 mins

What happens when a seasoned activist and advocate for trans rights shares their journey? Lee Blinder, a passionate voice for the LGBTQIA+ community in Maryland, joins us to unfold their incredible story, deeply rooted in their personal experiences and unwavering spirit. As we traverse the intricate landscape of sex, gender, faith, trauma, and liberation, Lee's perspective illuminates the underbelly of our society, laying bare...

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August 22, 2023 45 mins

Quinton Reynolds, founder of Game-Changing Men, discusses his work with the trans community addressing toxic masculinities and promoting the health and wellness of communities of color. Quinton discusses transitioning while incarcerated & overcoming some of his own stigmas to build a life with his wife, who is also trans.


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August 8, 2023 50 mins

Dr. Davis Brown discusses his work facilitating equity in the workplace, as well as his groundbreaking book, The Souls of Queer Folk: How Understanding LGBTQ+ Cultural Values Can Transform Your Leadership Practice, where he discusses how the values and norms of the LGBTQ+ community can serve as the foundation for transformative leadership.


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August 1, 2023 97 mins

Hear our conversation with our friend, Raka, as she helps us navigate telling the story of our journey to finding love with each other. 


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Sunny shares information on his new, innovative podcast on climate change, gender identity and sexuality, and the obstacles he's faced as a trans man.

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Helmut discusses his passion for the LGBTQ+ community, coming out later in life, overcoming a heartbreaking divorce from the mother of his 3 daughters, and navigating gay life.

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March 28, 2023 39 mins

Eboné Bell is a business owner, speaker, and trailblazer who shines bright in the world of entrepreneurship, DEI, activism, and LGBTQ media. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tagg Magazine


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Tune in for our conversation with Maurice Tomlinson about his work challenging anti-gay laws, including Jamaica’s ban on same-sex intimacy and marriage, and other advocacy work.
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CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains sensitive material that may be triggering for some listeners.


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March 14, 2023 34 mins

Jenna discusses how transitioning later in life led to rejection from family and friends, and how she overcame depression and is living her truth with the support of her wife and children.

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March 7, 2023 28 mins

We discuss the Tennessee Senate Bill 3, the Drag Ban, with the  Magical Miss Mothie (a.k.a., Moth, Moth, Moth).
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February 28, 2023 43 mins

Josh discusses why preserving queer & trans history is important, growing up queer in Alabama, and the beauty and strength of the queer community. 

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February 21, 2023 32 mins

Angel discusses coming out in a religious family, overcoming stigma and discovering her own spirituality, and becoming a successful entrepreneur.
 
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February 14, 2023 33 mins

Today, we're speaking with Be Norman, the founder of the bridal clothing design company Duhbuylyoo. Brandon discusses growing up in small-town Texarkana, recently coming out to his parents, and his hopes for the future.

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February 8, 2023 41 mins

The hosts discuss the detrimental effects of parental rejection. Cassy recalls her journey from homelessness to success and healing.


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January 24, 2023 62 mins

We're speaking with Jymyaka Braden about Black and queer representation in Sci-Fi literature, coming out in a highly religious household, being a masculine-presenting mother, and helping her daughters navigate their identities.
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