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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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

901-468-3144


Episodes
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Glenise Kinard-Moore: Revolutionizing LGBT Innovation with SkiiMoo Tech & the VDOM

10/3/2023
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 device designed to add spontaneity to your sex life and offer gender-affirming solutions for transgender individuals. https://thevdom.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thevdomatl https://www.instagram.com/the.vdom/ https://www.tiktok.com/@the.vdom Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:41:23

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Rahim Thawer, Affective Consulting & Psychotherapy Services

9/26/2023
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. https://allmylinks.com/ladyativan https://www.affectiveconsult.ca/ Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:56:41

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Godfrey Riddle: Revolutionizing Affordable Housing with Civic Saint

9/19/2023
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, his tenacity has led him to design an innovative model for sustainable living, with a focus on compressed earthen blocks (CEBs). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Miio44cPcyo Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:49:18

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Eleanor McDonald, Transgender Trailblazer in Florida's Capitol

9/12/2023
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 politics on marginalized communities, the roles played by prominent figures like Governor DeSantis, and the challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community. Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:50:23

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Dr. Kellon Bubb, The Bubb Report

9/5/2023
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, his bold move to the US, and his commitment to making a difference through his work and the enlightening Bubb Report podcast. Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:42:08

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Lee Blinder, Trans Maryland

8/29/2023
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 the biases, the systemic injustice, and the urgent need for queer representation in media. We also dissect the phenomenon of sex and gender, unraveling the preconceived notions and misconceptions deeply embedded in our society. The stories of famous athletes like Caster Semenya and the persistent policing of gender norms underscore the challenges faced by trans and non-binary people. In our exploration, we unravel the tangled intersections of gender identity, sexual orientation, acceptance, and the freedom to express oneself. Join us on this enlightening journey with Lee Blinder, as we uncover the intricacies of the queer experience and the path to advocacy. https://www.theguardian.com/science/the-h-word/2015/feb/19/nature-sex-redefined-we-have-never-been-binary http://www.nature.com/news/sex-redefined-1.16943 http://www.newstatesman.com/future-proof/2015/02/sex-isn-t-chromosomes-story-century-misconceptions-about-x-y Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:01:12:59

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Quinton Reynolds, Game-Changing Men

8/22/2023
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. Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:45:38

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Dr. Joel A. Davis Brown, Pneumos, LLC

8/8/2023
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. Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:50:07

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The Thompsons

8/1/2023
Hear our conversation with our friend, Raka, as she helps us navigate telling the story of our journey to finding love with each other. Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:01:37:25

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Sunny Drake, Climate Change & Other Small Talk Podcast

4/18/2023
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. https://www.sunnydrake.com/climatechangeandothersmalltalk https://www.sunnydrake.com/ https://www.instagram.com/sunny_drake/ https://www.facebook.com/sunnydrake.creations Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:01:07:13

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Helmut Lucero Love, The Gayly Dose Podcast

4/11/2023
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. https://thegaylydose.com/ marketing@thegaydose.com https://www.instagram.com/thegaylydosepod/ https://www.facebook.com/thegaylydosepod Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:50:03

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Ebone Bell, Tagg Magazine

3/28/2023
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. Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:39:59

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Maurice Tomlinson, Human Rights Activist & Attorney-At-Law

3/21/2023
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. https://www.gofundme.com/f/fifty-still-fighting CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains sensitive material that may be triggering for some listeners. Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:47:47

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Jenna Lee Dunn, OUTMemphis

3/14/2023
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. https://www.outmemphis.org/ jennadunn@outmemphis.org jennaonfire@comcast.net https://www.tiktok.com/@jenna0nfire https://www.facebook.com/JennaOnFire1 https://www.instagram.com/jennaonfire/ Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:34:30

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Senate Bill 3, The Drag Ban

3/7/2023
We discuss the Tennessee Senate Bill 3, the Drag Ban, with the Magical Miss Mothie (a.k.a., Moth, Moth, Moth). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDWchVkab0U&feature=youtu.be&themeRefresh=1 Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:28:27

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Joshua Burford, Invisible Histories Project

2/28/2023
Josh discusses why preserving queer & trans history is important, growing up queer in Alabama, and the beauty and strength of the queer community. https://invisiblehistory.org/ contact@invisiblehistory.org https://www.facebook.com/invisiblehistoriesproject https://www.instagram.com/invisiblehistoriesproject/ https://twitter.com/iHPSouth https://www.tiktok.com/@invisiblehistories Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:43:42

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Angel Lovelace, The Trucker's Assistant

2/21/2023
Angel discusses coming out in a religious family, overcoming stigma and discovering her own spirituality, and becoming a successful entrepreneur. FB: @angellovelace IG: @thetruckersassistant https://www.thetruckerassistant.com/ Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:32:27

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Brandon Norman, Duhbuhlyoo

2/14/2023
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. https://www.duhbuhlyoo.com/ https://www.instagram.com/duhbuhlyoo_bridal/ duhbuyloo@yahoo.com Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:33:47

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Parental Rejection

2/8/2023
The hosts discuss the detrimental effects of parental rejection. Cassy recalls her journey from homelessness to success and healing. Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:00:41:31

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Jymyaka Braden, The Book Doctor

1/24/2023
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. https://bit.ly/JymyakaBraden Contact the hosts of A Queer Understanding https://www.aqueerunderstanding.com/ Like, subscribe, & follow @aqueerunderstanding@aqueerunderstanding@QueerUnderstand

Duration:01:02:59