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Queernundrum Podcast Holly Greystone and Gary Thoren

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A couple of awesome queers explore the full spectrum of queer history, terminology, culture, scifi, fantasy, and more!

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    Season 2 Episode 27: Sandy Williams and Abbott Elementary

    Season 2 Episode 27: Sandy Williams and Abbott Elementary

    Civil rights activist and journalism entrepreneur Sandy Williams died on Sept. 5, she and her partner Patricia Hicks, were two of the 10 passengers on board the seaplane that went down in the Puget Sound, west of Whidbey Island. They were on their way back to Spokane after vacationing, celebrating Sandy’s 61st birthday early.
    We talk about her work leading the black newspaper, Black Lens and how she was an advocate for youth, African American, LBGTQ, helped establish the Pride Center at Eastern Washington University and more.
    We closeout the episode with little light heartedness from Gary who found a new show called Abbott Elementary on ABC.
    Show Links:
    Black Lens http://blacklensnews.com/ (http://blacklensnews.com/)
    Carl Maxey Center = https://www.carlmaxeycenter.org/ (https://www.carlmaxeycenter.org/)
    Washington State Commission on African American Affairs https://caaa.wa.gov/ (https://caaa.wa.gov/)
    Odyssey Youth Center https://www.odysseyyouth.org/ (https://www.odysseyyouth.org/)
    Pride Center at Eastern Washington University https://inside.ewu.edu/pridecenter/ (https://inside.ewu.edu/pridecenter/)
    9/5/22 Breaking News:
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/know-far-victims-charter-floatplane-crash-seattle-rcna46482 (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/know-far-victims-charter-floatplane-crash-seattle-rcna46482)
    Murder of Matthew Shepard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Shepard (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Shepard)
    Resources/Recommendations to check out:
    https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-america/ (Pod Save America) - Pod Save America is a no-b******t conversation about politics
    https://votesaveamerica.com/ (Vote Save America) - learn more about how you can help
    Need help/support? check out https://www.betterhelp.com/ (Better Help) OR https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help/ (Trevor Project)
    If you want to share your stories or questions please email us Queernundrum@queernundrum.com, that is a Queer Nun with a Drum dot com. OR connect with us on any of our social media platforms.
    Intro music by Jahzzar “Please Listen Carefully” "Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) CC BY-SA" and Outro music by Scott Holmes “Acoustic Indie Folk” @ scottianholmes@live.com.
    Editor: H. Greystone via FinalCut Pro
    Writer: G. Thoren

    • 52 min
    Season 2 Episode 26: A Queernundrum Original - Cats vs Dogs

    Season 2 Episode 26: A Queernundrum Original - Cats vs Dogs

    This week episode is from the darkest depths of our archive episodes, literally our first recording... Cats vs Dogs. it has been two years and this episode still cracks us up. We have come a long way and we are bummed we couldn't drop something new, life happens and I lost a friend. We will be back in your ears as soon as possible.
    Cat Facts:
    1.A house cat’s genome is 95.6 percent tiger
    2.Cats’ claws all curve downward, which means that they can’t climb down trees head-first. Instead, they have to back down the trunk.
    3. Spaying and neutering can extend a cat’s life.
    Dog Facts:
    1.Dogs noses are wet to help absorb scent chemicals
    2.The Ewoks in Star Wars were based on a dog - George Lucas modelled the Ewoks after his family dog!
    3.Dogs have three eyelids




    Resources/Recommendations to check out:
    https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-america/ (Pod Save America) - Pod Save America is a no-b******t conversation about politics
    https://votesaveamerica.com/ (Vote Save America) - learn more about how you can help
    Need help/support? check out https://www.betterhelp.com/ (Better Help) OR https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help/ (Trevor Project)
    If you want to share your stories or questions please email us Queernundrum@queernundrum.com, that is a Queer Nun with a Drum dot com. OR connect with us on any of our social media platforms.
    Intro music by Jahzzar “Please Listen Carefully” "Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) CC BY-SA" and Outro music by Scott Holmes “Acoustic Indie Folk” @ scottianholmes@live.com.
    Editor: H. Greystone via FinalCut Pro
    Writer: G. Thoren

    • 1 hr
    Season 2 Episode 25 | Loot & Queer Affirming Healthcare

    Season 2 Episode 25 | Loot & Queer Affirming Healthcare

    On this week's episode of Queernundrum we talk about: What is meant by gender affirming care? What are examples of gender affirming care? What is gender-affirming care? How do you affirm someone's gender? A good topic to cover since so many states have legislation that affects the health and well-being of members of our community. Then we wrap up the episode by diving into the new show on Apple TV+ Mara Rudolph's Loot - have to have something to lighten the mood after all that talk about striping the rights and access to healthcare to so many of our community.
    Links to articles:
    https://opa.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/2022-03/gender-affirming-care-young-people-march-2022.pdf (What is meant by gender affirming care? )
    https://www.aamc.org/news-insights/what-gender-affirming-care-your-questions-answered (What are examples of gender affirming care? )
    https://emerson.edu/departments/intercultural-student-affairs/resources/affirming-gender-identity (How do you affirm someone's gender?)
    Resources/Recommendations to check out:
    https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-america/ (Pod Save America) - Pod Save America is a no-b******t conversation about politics
    https://votesaveamerica.com/ (Vote Save America) - learn more about how you can help
    Need help/support? check out https://www.betterhelp.com/ (Better Help) OR https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help/ (Trevor Project)
    If you want to share your stories or questions please email us Queernundrum@queernundrum.com, that is a Queer Nun with a Drum dot com. OR connect with us on any of our social media platforms.
    Intro music by Jahzzar “Please Listen Carefully” "Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) CC BY-SA" and Outro music by Scott Holmes “Acoustic Indie Folk” @ scottianholmes@live.com.
    Editor: H. Greystone via FinalCut Pro
    Writer: G. Thoren

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Season 2 Episode 24 | Demi Lovato and A League of Their Own

    Season 2 Episode 24 | Demi Lovato and A League of Their Own

    Welcome to Queernundrum. On today's show we talk about what is new with us; so much has happened in two weeks that if feels like a really long year: COVID, Emerald City Comicon, Cosplay, employment shifts and so much more.
    For the topic, we update a bit on what is new with Demi Lovato and wrap up with a wonderful discussion about Amazon Prime's new show "A League of Their Own"


    Resources/Recommendations to check out:
    https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-america/ (Pod Save America) - Pod Save America is a no-b******t conversation about politics
    https://votesaveamerica.com/ (Vote Save America) - learn more about how you can help
    Need help/support? check out https://www.betterhelp.com/ (Better Help) OR https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help/ (Trevor Project)


    If you want to share your stories or questions please email us Queernundrum@queernundrum.com, that is a Queer Nun with a Drum dot com. OR connect with us on any of our social media platforms.
    Intro music by Jahzzar “Please Listen Carefully” "Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) CC BY-SA" and Outro music by Scott Holmes “Acoustic Indie Folk” @ scottianholmes@live.com.
    Editor: H. Greystone via FinalCut Pro
    Writer: G. Thoren
    Executive Producer: D. Greystone

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S2E23 | The Correlation Between Women’s & Queer Rights

    S2E23 | The Correlation Between Women’s & Queer Rights

    On June 24th we witnessed the Supreme Court of the United states overrule the stablished president of Roe v Wade which was settled 50 years ago and constitutionally guaranteed a woman's right to an abortion in the United states. Something that's been around since before I was born and was a settled law is now overturned leaving the fate of woman to the political moral and religious whims of each individual state.
    Remember, the Supreme Court of 2021 is not a normal court. It's the court that trump built with the help of the obstruction of Mitch McConnell and the republican Senate. 1/3 of the court was nominated by Trump who was twice impeached and who tried to overturn the election and instigated an insurrection.
    3 of the 5 votes that strip women of their freedoms are from judges that were put on the court at the direct request of the conservative right wing federalist society as a quid pro quo for supporting trump during the election and every single one of them comes with political controversy.
    1) Neil Gorsuch was installed after a republican Senate refused to hold hearings for Obama's nominee for 10 months because they said it was an election year and the people should really have a say in who the nominee.
    2) Brett Kavanaugh was installed after a wildly contentious nomination that included the abrupt retirement of justice Kennedy whose son had given Donald Trump a loan at Deutsche Bank when no other bank would consider lending to him, plus credible accusations of attempted rape and sexual assault, a botched FBI investigation into his previous unscrupulous behavior and public hearings that included the now sitting justice both screaming and crying – I am still shocked.
    3) finally in a complete contradiction to their stance four years before about not nominating a justice in an election year… the Republicans pushed through the extremely religious Amy Barrett six days before the election without a single Democrat being present.
    These justices weren't chosen they were installed and they were installed.
    Resources/Recommendations to check out:
    https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-america/ (Pod Save America) - Pod Save America is a no-b******t conversation about politics
    https://votesaveamerica.com/ (Vote Save America) - learn more about how you can help
    Need help? check out https://www.betterhelp.com/ (Better Help)


    If you want to share your stories or questions please email us Queernundrum@queernundrum.com, that is a Queer Nun with a Drum dot com. OR connect with us on any of our social media platforms.
    Intro music by Jahzzar “Please Listen Carefully” "Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) CC BY-SA" and Outro music by Scott Holmes “Acoustic Indie Folk” @ scottianholmes@live.com.
    Editor: H. Greystone via FinalCut Pro
    Writer: G. Thoren
    Executive Producer: D. Greystone

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S2E22 | Weight Loss and Pokémon

    S2E22 | Weight Loss and Pokémon

    We are back from vacation and ready to dive in. This week we share what we have been up to, Gary's weight loss journey, Holly and hormones (being a woman is rough 🤪). Then we wrap up with Pokémon - Holly and her wife Desiree are nerds 🥰. We LOVE nerds!
    Resources/Recommendations to check out:
    https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-america/ (Pod Save America) - Pod Save America is a no-b******t conversation about politics
    https://votesaveamerica.com/ (Vote Save America) - learn more about how you can help
    Need help? check out https://www.betterhelp.com/ (Better Help)


    If you want to share your stories or questions please email us Queernundrum@queernundrum.com, that is a Queer Nun with a Drum dot com. OR connect with us on any of our social media platforms.
    Intro music by Jahzzar “Please Listen Carefully” "Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) CC BY-SA" and Outro music by Scott Holmes “Acoustic Indie Folk” @ scottianholmes@live.com.
    Editor: H. Greystone via FinalCut Pro
    Writer: G. Thoren
    Executive Producer: D. Greystone

    • 58 min

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