The LGBTQ experience is more than just a rainbow flag, it’s a movement. The PRIDE podcast hosted by Levi Chambers celebrates every person under the queer umbrella with skillful journalism and engaging interviews. Ever wondered about the queer pirates who of the Caribbean? How about the origins of the expression "coming out" or the queer history of the United States? Join us as we provide a platform to LGBTQ people with stories to tell — stories about sexuality, gender, love, laughter or anything that unleashes your curiosity. PRIDE’s weekly podcast from Straw Hut Media is guaranteed to let your mind run wild in a safe space full of wonderment. So come along, we’re proud to have you. *This podcast is not affiliated with Pride Media


September 2, 2022 51 min

REDDIT TALK BONUS EPISODE: Please enjoy this recording from our most recent chat with Levi, traveling nurse and activist Brian "PozRN" Thomas, and Reddit's r/lgbt community asnwering all your monkeypox-related questions as a follow up to Episode 5: Monkeypox. We invite you to join live future talks by following the subreddit r/lgbt, and we will continue to share recordings of talks as they become available. We're s...

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Our guest this week is queer comedian and viral content creator Rob Anderson. Rob is best known for his short form sketches, parodies and comedic series "Gay Science", which tackles harmful queer stereotypes by answering questions like: "Why Are Gay Men Terrible Drivers" and "Why Gay Men Can't Sit In a Chair Properly." Amassing over 2 million social media followers, his comedy thoughtfully explores relat...

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Here at PRIDE, we have been feverishly following Guillermo and Nandor’s will-they-won’t-they relationship for the last four seasons of What We Do in the Shadows. So you can imagine how thrilled we were when Guillermo came out as gay in the latest epsiode. We're even more thrilled to have the iconic actor Harvey Guillén join us on today's episode to disucss his character Guillermo's journey to self-actualization over th...

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August 12, 2022 49 min

My guest today, Brian Thomas, is a traveling nurse, activist, openly HIV+ health educator, and one of the 9,500 American’s to test positive for monkeypox so far–a diagnosis he has been sharing openly on his popular TikTok account PozRN, in the hopes of curbing the spread of the virus and stigmatization by raising awareness about the disease, especially given the harmful misinformation that the virus only targets queer men.

On t...

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REDDIT TALK BONUS EPISODE: Please enjoy this recording from our most recent chat with Levi, pirate historian Rebecca Simon, and Reddit's r/lgbt community recapping Season 2, Episode 3: Pirate Queens.We invite you to join live future talks by following the subreddit r/lgbt, and we will continue to share recordings of talks as they become available. We're so excited to have partnered with r/lgbt for live weekly Reddit Talks ...

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REDDIT TALK BONUS EPISODE: Please enjoy this recording from our most recent chat with Reddit's r/lgbt community recapping Season 2, Episode 2: "This Christian High School Fires Gay Coaches." We invite you to join live future talks by following the subreddit r/lgbt, and we will continue to share recordings of talks as they become available. We're so excited to have partnered with r/lgbt for live weekly Reddit Talks ...

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July 22, 2022 31 min

Today we set sail with an old friend of the pod who originally joined us back in 2019 to teach us all about the queer history of pirates, Dr. Rebecca Simon. In our previous conversatio, we covered a more general history of pirates and the queerness many male pirates expressed through clothing and sxuality–like the gentleman pirate Captian Stede Bonnet, and the infamous Black Beard. We also discussed her book Why We Love Pirates: Th...

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REDDIT TALK BONUS EPISODE: Each week on PRIDE, we share stories by and for the LGBTQ+ community where we unearth overlooked queer history, celebrate community change-makers, and share stories of our collective trials and triumphs. The best part of the PRIDE podcast is the diverse community of queer people and allies who have supported, shared, and been a part of these inclusive conversations. That’s why I’m so excited for our P...

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Playboy Magazine is one of the most recognized companies around today. The adult magazine, easily identified by its logo of a rabbit in a bow tie, challenged sexual restrictions and frequently celebrated women's bodies on their covers. Though their audience is traditionally white, cis, straight men, you might be surprised to learn that the magazine has a long-running history of LGBTQ+ advocacy. Today, you can see their advo...

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Denounce your sexuality or lose your job. That was the ultimatum offered to two athletic coaches at Valor Christian High School in Highland Ranch, Colorado. Inoke Tonga was a coach for the boys volleyball team before he was fired in 2021 for being gay. One year earlier, lacrosse coach Lauren Benner was forced to leave her position for the same reason--her sexuality didn’t align with the school’s beliefs.

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PRIDE is back for Season Two! To celebrate the last day of Pride Month, and to kick off the rest of Pride Year, Levi Chambers sits down with queer historian, author, and professor Alex Espinoza to explore the intimate and radical history of gay cruising. Today's four part episode will:

  • Cover the basics of cruising
  • Explore its long history
  • Unlock its secret code
  • And consider the impact of COVID and dating apps on this enduring sexu...
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    June 20, 2022 4 min

    Introducing QUEEN OF HEARTS: a new kind of blind dating game show, hosted by Jujubee (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Dragnificent). The Queen of our hearts guides singles through a series of sexy games and challenges to see if they can find their one true love-for-now. Sure to make you laugh, follow QUEEN OF HEARTS wherever you get your podcasts. Or you can listen early on Amazon Music or early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Ap...

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    Would you consider leaving your job, moving across the country, and buying a ranch with no farming experience? It sounds like the making of a Hallmark original movie. But that’s precisely what husbands John Kanell, and Brian Dow did. These two fathers traded their lives in Los Angeles for idyllic country life in Connecticut, running their own farm. They started a YouTube channel where they shared pieces of their lives, which has bu...

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    This week on Pride, we're embracing the Valentine season and chatting with a TikTok power couple who have the ability to make their followers swoon with the press of one upload button. TikTok superstars Nicky Champa and Pierre Boo have amassed an audience of nearly 24 million across their platforms. But being in a same-sex relationship in the public's eye comes with its challenges. Today, Nicky and Pierre share with us thei...

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    Coined the "Gen Z Whisperer” by the New York Times and “The Beauty King” by The Guardian, Hyram Yarbro is a beauty influencer with over 12 million followers across his various social handles. Today on Pride, we talk to Hyram about the grueling pressure that comes with giving public beauty advice, his new line of sustainable skincare products, and how to walk the talk when it comes to social issues. But first, we’ll go back to w...

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    This week on Pride, we are speaking with Will Sterling, an actor, writer and director based in Los Angeles, California. Will hosts a podcast called “History Rated R” with his co-host Craig Smith. Throughout this episode, Will is going to share clips taken from their podcast, History Rated R and give us more insight into Craig and how he came to be a walking contradiction in terms of his sexuality, beliefs and political party affili...

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    January 15, 2022 30 min

    Today on Pride, we're going to be talking about some seriously misjudged creatures - spiders and scorpions - and how these joint-legged invertebrates sent one scientist on a path towards scientific discovery, conserving natural resources, and uniting the community of LGBTQ+ people in STEM.

    Be sure to follow Lauren on Twitter! Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow the show and keep up with the conversatio...

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    December 31, 2021 29 min

    Marcos Chin is an artist whose work includes intersectional representation of queer stories and Asian stories. Today we are talking about his body of work. Being a commercial artist, Marcos has had to work in spaces where his artwork may be considered “bad for business”. We talk about how he navigates his career as a professional artist while also being able to stay authentic and true to who he is as an artist.

    Be sure to follow M...

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    December 25, 2021 31 min

    Today, commercials always have a target audience in mind. They’re thinking about who they have the best chance of selling their product to. Which is a common marketing tactic, but it’s rooted in gender ideologies. Tutus are for little girls, monster trucks are for boys, makeup is for women, you get the idea. Today, we’ve made a lot of gender progress. LEGOs has released lines of toys using only primary colors to prove that anyone c...

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    December 24, 2021 18 min

    For the last 23 years, Linda Warren has put on her shiny red suit with white fur trim and gone around granting the holiday wishes of LGBTQ youth in Denver, Colorado. Once she’s in that costume, she’s no longer Linda. Today, we speak with Linda, a 78-year-old woman who aims to bring holiday cheer to youth regardless of sexuality or gender. Her own experience with abandonment fuels her passion for giving these kids a Christmas they’l...

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