gAy A: The Queer Sober Hero Show

gAy A: The Queer Sober Hero Show

gAy A delivers inspiring stories about queer people in sobriety who are achieving amazing feats in their recovery, proving that we are all LGBTQIA+ sober heroes. If you are looking for a safe space where all queer people, no matter their gender, sexual orientation, age, length of sober time, or method of recovery are valid, this is the sober show for you. If you are sober, you are a hero! This show is not affiliated with any program or institution, so you will hear stories from alcoholics and addicts where people mention getting sober using recovery methods such as rehabilitation, both inpatient and outpatient rehabs, sober living, hospitals, and some of us who got sober at home on our own. Guests may mention twelve step programs like AA, CMA, SMART Recovery, or other methods, while accepting that no one answer is perfect for everyone. This podcast will provide valuable insights for any interested in learning more about queer recovery, from those of us with years or even decades of recovery under their belt, to people just beginning their sobriety journey, to even the sober curious or friends and family of alcoholics and addicts. Each week, host Sober Steve the Podcast Guy tries to answer the following questions in various formats and with different perspectives: · How do I get and stay sober in the queer community? · Can you have fun while being sober and gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, or queer? · What does a sober life as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community look like? · Where do sober gay and queer people hang out? · How can I have good sex sober? · What are tips and tricks for early sobriety? · How can I get unstuck or out of this rut in my recovery? · How will my life change if I get sober? · Can you be queer and sober and happy? · How can I untangle sex and alcohol and drugs?


May 21, 2024 29 mins

Steve shares a bonus audio diary episode about his experiences at this years Florida Roundup, with takeaways such as...

  • What the heck is a roundup?
  • Not letting travel difficulties impact the experience at your destination.
  • Overcoming social insecurities like judgement and rejection.
  • The positive experiences from workshop and social events on site.
  • Adventuring out for firsts and letting go of "I can't"s

Stay tuned ...

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Sober Steve is joined by Alex Sphon to discuss recovering out loud in his community as well as tips and advice for anyone who is sober or sober curious.

**Episode Highlights Include**
- **The Role of Journaling in Recovery:** Alex shares how his journaling has helped him from the beginning of his sobriety journey and continues today.
- **You Say I'm an Alcoholic Like It's A Bad Thing:** Alex shares h...
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Sober Steve is joined by Eric from Sobervation to discuss recovering out loud, starting businesses sober, and staying motivated.

**Episode Highlights Include**
- **The Role of Fitness in Recovery:** Eric shares on how his weight loss journey and sobriety journey have continued since his last episode two years ago. 💪
- **Building a Business:** Eric shares how Sobervation was created, as well as how it’s helpe...
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Sober Steve is joined by James Sweasy to share his experience, strength, and hope on navigating sobriety while helping others through their own journeys.

**Episode Highlights Include**
- **Identify, Don't Compare:** How focusing on our similarities rather than our differences helps keep us connected and sober!
- **Finding Value in Sobriety:** You need to value your sobriety to recovery as a whole person ...
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Sober Steve is joined by Joey Bachrach from Rainbow Hill Recovery to peel back the curtain and discuss what it’s like working in recovery with his husband, Andrew Fox.

**Episode Highlights Include**
- **The Role of Community in Recovery:** Insights from my visit to Rainbow Hill Recovery and how my sober community helped me get through my insecurities in Los Angeles. 🤲
- **Building Professional Fulfillment:**...
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April 17, 2024 33 mins
In this episode, Sober Steve chats with our special guest, Andy, who bravely opens up about his journey to sobriety through grief and ADHD. Andy shares his struggles with alcohol, how he found his place within the queer community, and built a network of sober friends. Andy shares his challenges of traveling while sober, and the positive shifts in lifestyle that come with sobriety. You don't want to miss Andy's inspir...

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April 11, 2024 37 mins
Welcome to gAy A: The Super Soberhero Show! In this episode, we delve into the inspiring story of Brian Belovitch, author of Transfigured. He is a resilient individual who has navigated through societal pressures, personal struggles, and the challenges of identity and sobriety. Brian also has the unique experience of transitioning from male to female in his youth, and then a transition back to male in sobriety.

Join h...

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April 4, 2024 47 mins

Welcome to gAy A: The Super Soberhero Show! In this episode, we dive into the inspiring journey of our guest, Christopher, a fragrance and skin care developer and fashion designer. He shares his experiences with sobriety, the challenges he faced, and the resilience he developed. From creating his own line of fragrances to navigating personal struggles, Christopher's story is one of strength and determination. 

Our hos...

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Welcome back to gAy A: The Super Soberhero Show, where we celebrate sobriety, resilience, and creativity. 

In today's episode, our host, Sober Steve, shares his personal journey of sobriety, reflecting on 1026 days of continuous sobriety and the approval of his workshop on overcoming shame and trauma in the context of sex and recovery for the Florida roundup. 

We then dive into a captivating interview wi...

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Hey there, Super Soberheroes! Today we have two stories that both touch on unique experiences, but share receiving an ADHD diagnosis in sobriety.

We're joined by Chad C from Vancouver, who shares his 23-year journey through sobriety, competitive figure skating, and the unexpected challenges life throws our way. His story, filled with gratitude for life's gifts including marriage and travel, offers a raw and inspi...

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March 17, 2024 16 mins

In this bonus episode of gAy A: The Super Soberhero Show, host Sober Steve shares his powerful and personal story told at his church's storyteller Sunday. From his childhood in Erie, Pennsylvania to his struggles with sobriety and finding his way back to God, Steve takes us on a raw and emotional journey. He talks about the impact of being "othered" and how it affected his sense of self-worth, his faith journey, and ...

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Super Soberheroes, welcome to a new episode of gAy A, where my listeners and I open up about our personal stories and share our journeys of addiction and recovery in the queer community. 

In this episode, we'll be diving into Tim T.'s powerful story of battling addiction, hitting rock bottom, and finding his way to sobriety. We'll also hear from JP, who shares his own struggles with alcohol and the posi...

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March 7, 2024 47 mins

Hey there, Super Soberheroes! Today's episode features the remarkable Jim G, sharing his experience, strength, and hope with over four decades of sobriety.

Steve's Gratitude:

  • Engaging with Also Youth, a haven for Queer youth, sharing my experiences in leadership with the next generation of fabulousness!
  • Sharing my story at Harvest, my church, during Storyteller Sunday, exploring unexpected journeys in leadershi...
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February 29, 2024 36 mins

Steve welcomes back friend of the podcast and best selling quit-lit author, Charlie Gray, to discuss how creating, publishing, and marketing his "Charlie and The Frog" trilogy impacted his sobriety.

Topics discussed include:

  • What are you grateful for today?
  • Charlie's "zany" journey to sobriety.
  • Picking up the pen the first time
  • Turning a book into a trilogy
  • How the creative process changed Charlie&a...
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February 22, 2024 40 mins

1,000 days sober – a milestone that's more than just a number; it's an accomplishment that takes resilience, community, and the power of embracing my authenticity! Join me on this episode as I dive deep into the highs and lows of my journey from addiction to recovery, shedding light on the peaks and valleys along the way, the lessons I've learned, and my hopes for what is to come.

🌈 Reflecting on a Queer Ch...

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This week Sober Steve, the Podcast Guy, dives into the world of dating apps for sober people in the queer community, and experiences across the different platforms and stages of our addiction and recovery.

As I approach a monumental sobriety milestone, gratitude practices deepen my connections beyond the sober community with heartwarming responses from friends. Then, things get even more personal as I bring my husband on t...

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February 8, 2024 34 mins

Hey there, super soberheroes! Today's episode is all about exploring the world of sober apps in 2024.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Discover the best sober apps for tracking and motivation to supercharge your recovery journey.
  • Connect with a supportive sober community and access online resources for continuous motivation and encouragement.
  • Explore apps that prioritize queer and sober inclusion, fostering a sa...
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Discover the unexpected journey of a queer podcaster's transformative experiences in sobriety, leading to the launch of a groundbreaking 2.0 version of their podcast. This emotional narrative takes you through the highs and lows of Steve's personal growth, as he unveils the concept of "sober superheroes." Stay tuned for the open loop of how this journey will empower and inspire the LGBTQ+ community.

In this episo...

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January 25, 2024 26 mins

Steve celebrates episode 175 by welcoming back his sober sibling, Kristen R, to discuss self care routines!

Topics discussed include:

  • Our concepts and resentments about self-care before sobriety
  • The important of routine in early sobriety
  • Embracing new ideas and forms of self-care
  • How much self-care is too much
  • The perfect day
  • And much more!

Follow us on Instagram @gayapodcast or on Facebook for more updates, and check ou...

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January 18, 2024 39 mins

Steve welcomes Kevin to share his experience, strength, and hope while celebrating living a queer and sober life today.

Topics discussed include:

  • Kevin's favorite parts of life today
  • Entering recovery 'young'
  • Struggling with negative self talk
  • The impact of family and culture
  • Being kind to yourself
  • Putting down the sword
  • And much more!

Follow Kevin on Instagram @kev.chiang , and follow us too @gayapodc...

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