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Tense Gays is a therapy session for navigating adulthood as black and brown, queer artists. Here, your broadcasters get together for an enjoyable yet sometimes emotionally challenging chat to release some of that pent up tension. Bonnet and Ivy cover topics that include queer sexuality and mental health; self-love and creativity, art and pop culture; and the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy of America. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Google Music, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or Youtube. Hit us up at tensegays@bonnetblack.com Also, complete our listener survey and get shouted-out on an upcoming episode.

Tense Gays is a therapy session for navigating adulthood as black and brown, queer artists. Here, your broadcasters get together for an enjoyable yet sometimes emotionally challenging chat to release some of that pent up tension. Bonnet and Ivy cover topics that include queer sexuality and mental health; self-love and creativity, art and pop culture; and the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy of America. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Google Music, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or Youtube. Hit us up at tensegays@bonnetblack.com Also, complete our listener survey and get shouted-out on an upcoming episode.
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United States

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Tense Gays is a therapy session for navigating adulthood as black and brown, queer artists. Here, your broadcasters get together for an enjoyable yet sometimes emotionally challenging chat to release some of that pent up tension. Bonnet and Ivy cover topics that include queer sexuality and mental health; self-love and creativity, art and pop culture; and the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy of America. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Google Music, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or Youtube. Hit us up at tensegays@bonnetblack.com Also, complete our listener survey and get shouted-out on an upcoming episode.

Language:

English

Contact:

253-221-2833


Episodes

Ep07 BDSM as a Space for Black Women’s Healing

9/3/2019
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What kind of emotional, mental, and social benefits could be cultivated in a space where a black woman is dominant over a white man? Listen to hear us talk about the dominatrix who requires the men who hire her to read black feminist theory. 👠 Also, The Bonnet Black Collective is filming for Cut, a video production company with over 8.9 million subscribers on Youtube and we are excited as hell! Listen to find out which lineup we are going to be a part of. It's going to be lit! 😙 On...

Duration:00:25:13

Ep06 Pro-Black is NOT anti-White

7/6/2019
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Bonnet and Ivy are back to release some of that tension! On episode 6, we talk about our experiences going to the clinic, how gender can affect your health, Black Mirror trying us, and our Summer resolutions. This week we shout-out LGBTQ+ Pathways to Pregnancy: Using Donor Sperm to Build Your Family. Join the Family Equality Council for this relaxed, informative event. It is August 20th from 6-8:00pm at Gay City, Seattle's LGBTQ+ Center. This event is free but registration is...

Duration:00:50:52

Ep05 Surprise Guests!

6/14/2019
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Bonnet and Ivy are back with another episode of Tense Gays! This time, on camera and with surprise guests! This is the audio recording of the video. To see our beautiful faces watch us on YouTube or on our website www.bonnetblack.com. For our main segments, we talk about what public display of affection is like for us and ponder on what is sacred to Black, queer folks in a world where African American and gay culture is continuously stolen and morphed into something that no longer serves...

Duration:00:38:20

Ep04 Black Emotions

5/27/2019
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On Ep4 we talk about being Black and queer and how it can sometimes feel like we are not allowed to be mad or express ourselves fully in certain spaces. We also discuss what is and not appropriate to talk about or show in academic spaces in regards to sexuality. Shoutout to @sinclaire (on IG) for joining us and talking about what she's been up to with the Bonnet Black Collective. Before closing, we play a song produced by BBC producer Misteriously Me on Soundcloud. We'd love to hear from...

Duration:00:40:19

Ep03 Queer Romance

5/11/2019
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Welcome to Tense Gays! Bonnet Black and Invictus Me are back again to unapologetically let out and process feelings of anger, stress, and anxiety. In other news, the heat is rising and everybody out here tryna gets they body-ody moisturized and snatched so in the spirit of Summer love we talk about what queer romance looks/feels like to us and share our idea of a perfect date. For the end, we say something that we're doing or going to do to release some of that tension. Share your...

Duration:00:34:47

Ep02 How do You Identify?

5/11/2019
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Welcome to Tense Gays. We're back again to let go some of that tension! For Ep2, we add a new segment called Word of the Day, as a way to learn and share queer terminology. We also discuss language around how we identify ourselves and how that can affect our communities. This week we shoutout Queer, Mama. Crossroads. "Where do black women go when their souls have been taken too soon? At the crossroads. Explore racism, sexism, homophobia, systemic silence, and spirit in this...

Duration:00:34:47

Ep01 No More Trauma

3/17/2019
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Welcome to Tense Gays, a podcast where Invictus Me and Bonnet Black talk about life as artists trying to navigate adulthood as black, brown and queer. On our very first episode, Invictus Me and Bonnet Black discuss the film industry's obsession with queer trauma and its desire to promote movies that dehumanize black women. As part of our segments, we give a shoutout to local black and brown queer events in the Seattle area. This week we shoutout Copious Love Productions's; "She is FIERCE's...

Duration:00:15:58