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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

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

Location:

United States

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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

Language:

English

Contact:

7603153060


Episodes

Queering YA Fiction w/ Robbie Couch

4/9/2021
Today we speak with Robbie Couch, a storyteller who is about to release his newest book, “The Sky Blues.” Robbie tells us all about how he went from journalism school to writing queer young adult books and why these stories are so important for young teens to have access to. Libraries have not always been stocked with these stories, but that’s slowly changing thanks to authors like Robbie. "The Sky Blues" is out now! Be sure to follow Robbie on IG. Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of...

Duration:00:31:37

Ace It w/ Yasmin Benoit

4/2/2021
Today, we’re joined by Yasmin Benoit, a model and activist for the asexual and aromantic community. Yasmin has created hashtags to form an online community for ace individuals and is about to make history by launching the very first International Asexuality Day on April 6th. She’s here to talk about her personal journey in discovering who she is, why she does not need a partner to be complete, and how others can help to stop the spread of misinformation. Be sure to follow Yasmin on IG! Your...

Duration:00:32:32

Bolu Okupe is Here and Queer

3/26/2021
The ways in which we are raised and the ideology we are presented with at a young age can have an irreversible impact on how we grow up and act in our adult lives. This could be religion, culture, or politics, it all shapes a part of who we are now and later in life. This was especially true for Bolu Okupe, a gay Nigerian man who was raised by his homophobic, Christian father. In Nigeria, being gay is a crime, one that can actually get you locked up in jail for years. So when Bolu decided to...

Duration:00:36:22

Another World w/ Anne Heche

3/19/2021
Most of us can agree that appearances are important. The amount of care we put towards our appearances in any given moment can vary, but we all know we’re posting that selfie for a reason. This concept is especially true in Hollywood, where celebrities can find their recent scandals all over the front pages of entertainment magazines if they aren’t careful. But for Anne Heche, it wasn’t so much about trying to be the best version of herself online. She was told that her most authentic self...

Duration:00:36:03

Introducing The Doodler

3/16/2021
The Zodiac. The Unabomber. Ted Bundy. Serial killers you’ll be familiar with. But between 1974 and 1975, there was another ruthless serial killer at large, terrorizing San Francisco’s LGBTQ+ community. He was coined “the Doodler.” While a social movement roared to life in the city, the Doodler haunted its queer nightlife scene: drawing sketches of his victims and engaging in sexual acts with them before brutally murdering them. Plagued by a flawed investigation, a frightened public, and...

Duration:00:09:36

Queer Church: Part 2

3/12/2021
The Judaeo-Christian scriptures rarely mention same-sex sexuality. Of the 35,527 verses in the Catholic Bible, only seven, which is about 0.02% are sometimes interpreted as prohibiting homosexual acts. So if it’s such a small part of the official text, why is it such a big deal? Last week, in part one of our look at the history of same-sex love in the Catholic Church, we examined how the church’s perspective has changed over the course of 2000 years as a result of shifting social and...

Duration:00:45:39

Queer Church: Part 1

3/5/2021
When you think about the Catholic church and its relation to the LGBTQ+ community, either as a believer or a non-believer, it likely isn’t as an ally. But the church’s stance on same-sex love isn’t as cut and dry as you might think. Over the span of two millenia, the church has adapted, however slowly, to a changing world. Today, we’ll start part one of our exploration of the history of same-sex love in the Catholic church, and how the church’s perspective and enforcement has changed over...

Duration:00:42:33

Raising the Bar w/ Danell Leyva

1/28/2021
Danell Leyva has become accustomed to being judged by people. He’s a professional gymnast who has waited in front of large crowds waiting for the numbers to be called assessing his performance. He has literally dealt with judges his entire life. But facing the judgement of coming out is a different story. He stood in the spotlight of being an out professional athlete and confronted the stereotypes people fit you into for being a part of the LGBTQ+ community. But Danell overcame all of that...

Duration:00:35:35

Three's Company w/ Ian Jenkins

1/22/2021
Polyamory is defined as being open to intimate relationships with more than one person. Polyamorous people are usually looking to share a romantic or sexual connection with more than one person. For Ian Jenkins, his day-to-day worries had less to do with whether his family or peers would accept his two partners. He was proud to be in a same sex throuple. But that meant neither he nor his partners were able to physically give birth to a baby. They would have to seek out different methods to...

Duration:00:28:53

In Plume w/ Jerrica Kirkley

1/15/2021
By now, most people understand or at least are aware of the trials and tribulations the transgender community experiences every day. You may have a close friend or even a relative who is trans. Or maybe there’s a celebrity you adore, who identifies as trans. Perhaps, you’re part of the trans or gender-non-conforming community yourself. But what some people may not realize is that being trans is not new. Trans people have been around for thousands of years. Dr. Jerrica Kirkley is the founder...

Duration:00:35:11

Social Media Consumption

1/7/2021
It’s no surprise that social media has become a popular topic to discuss in daily conversations. From the newest Tik Tok trend to that funny video forwarded to you during lunch, it occupies a large chunk of our everyday lives. I never look forward to the notification my phone gets at the end of the week on my daily screentime, and I bet you don’t either. Today, we hear from model Max Emerson and psychotherapist Matthew Dempsey. Emerson and Dempsey are also social media creators. They share...

Duration:00:33:50

International Surrogacy

12/31/2020
Most countries that have legal surrogacy specifically exclude queer people and same-sex couples. In fact, there are very few countries that have supportive surrogacy laws that also include same-sex couples. These countries include the United States, which supports commercial surrogacy for gay couples; Canada, which restricts surrogacy only to non-profit altruistic programs; Colombia, some states in Australia; and a few European countries, including the UK, Denmark, Belgium, and the...

Duration:00:43:42

In Need of Some Christmas Carol w/ Allison Tate

12/24/2020
In 2015, Carol, directed by Todd Haynes, was released. In 2015, the life of Allison Tate was forever changed. The only thing left to do? Create a Carol Support Group. Be sure to follow Allison on IG! Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow the show and keep up with the conversation @Pride. Want more great shows from Straw Hut Media? Check out or website at strawhutmedia.com. Your producers are Levi Chambers, Maggie Boles, Ryan Tillotson and Edited by Sebastian Alcala Have an...

Duration:00:42:30

Trevor Wilkinson is Nailing It

12/16/2020
High school dress codes are notoriously problematic because the students who are targeted most often are girls, LGBTQ+ youth, and students of color. Stories make it to the news semi regularly. A girl sent home for not wearing a bra, a boy sent home for dreadlocks, or a boy wearing nailpolish. When Trevor Wilkinson was sent to the office for coming to school with his nails done, it wasn’t his first dress code violation. Since coming out as gay, he felt like he was scrutinized more than ever....

Duration:00:32:34

Modeling Behavior w/ Rain Dove

12/10/2020
When people say mean or ignorant things to you or about you, you probably respond like most people. You get angry. It’s the natural reaction. But Rain Dove doesn’t and it’s glorious. Rain is a model who models both men’s and women’s products. And since building their platform, they’ve become a sort of unofficial queer Dear Abby, opening up their inbox to everyone from young queer folks to angry non-allies, answering vitriol with humor and compassion and giving really solid advice along the...

Duration:00:49:03

Gay Santa Claus

12/2/2020
With Thanksgiving behind us and December finally here, almost everyone I know is full on ready for Christmas, even the grinchiest of them all. To be honest, it seemed like everyone was ready to go a while ago. Maybe it’s because Christmas represents the end of the year, and we’re all ready for 2021. Maybe it’s because Christmas is comforting. Whatever the reason, let’s do it too. With our very own gay Santa, Leo Treadway. Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow the show and...

Duration:00:40:13

Queer Surfing

11/26/2020
To an outsider, mainstream surf culture looks very homogenous. Men with sun-bleached hair, long lean muscles, tan-- but not too dark-- skin. They hang out with hot girls in bikinis. They shred. They’re easy going, but aggressive. But like every seemingly heteronormative subsection of culture, there’s a queer side fighting against the currents of homophobia with all its might. Be sure to follow Benny’s Club, Johnny Capetta, Momo Hudes, Todd Prodanovich, and Cori Schumacher all on IG! Cori...

Duration:00:44:59

The Joys of Boss Baby Brody

11/18/2020
Boss Baby Brody is five and with the support of his mom, Danielle, is high kicking the gender binary right out of his way. Be sure to follow Brody on IG! Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow the show and keep up with the conversation @Pride. Your producers are Levi Chambers, Maggie Boles, Ryan Tillotson and Edited by Sebastian Alcala Have an interesting LGBTQ+ story to share? We might feature U! Email us at lgbtq@strawhutmedia.com. *This podcast is not affiliated with...

Duration:00:24:29

Gay Gangs w/ Vanessa Panfil

11/11/2020
What happens when two groups of men who are often stereotyped in opposite ways intersect? When we think about stereotypes for men in gangs, we might think of hypermasculine, heterosexual, maybe violent. When we think about the stereotypes assigned to gay men, we go the opposite direction. Be sure to follow Vanessa on Twitter! Read her article, "What it’s like to be gay and in a gang", and check out her book, The Gang's All Here. Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow the...

Duration:00:40:45

On the Field w/ Ryan Russell

11/4/2020
Ryan Russell came out as bisexual last year in between contracts with the NFL. He hasn’t been signed yet, but his advocacy work is creating a path for young LGBTQ+ athletes to change the game. Be sure to follow Russ on IG and checkout his YouTube channel! Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow the show and keep up with the conversation @Pride. Your producers are Levi Chambers, Maggie Boles, Ryan Tillotson and Edited by Sebastian Alcala Have an interesting LGBTQ+ story to...

Duration:00:32:02