50 min

"I Think A Lot Of Gay People Go Through That" - with Dillan Gay from The Sober Gay Podcast Lost Spaces

    • Society & Culture

*Before we dive in to this week's episode - did you know that I also write a weekly newsletter? I'd love to spend a little time in your inbox! If you want some queer shit once a week sign up here - https://tinyurl.com/lostspacespod *

It's no secret that there's an addiction issue in the queer community, with those identifying as LGBTQ+ more likely to experience an addiction. 

And there are different theories about why this is - LGBTQ+ people are more likely to experience early emotional trauma, which means they're more likely to experience a mental health problem, and there can also be additional barriers to accessing support. But, one of the big reasons, and one of the things I'm sure you've heard before, is that our community spaces are often centred on drinking and drug-taking, which means there's an added exposure and, some would say, pressure. 

Which brings us to today's guest - Dillan Gay (yes, that is his actual surname!), is the co-host of The Sober Gay, a podcast about being sober in the LGBTQIA+ community. In our chat we talk a lot about his alcohol addiction, how queer spaces intersected with that, and his experiences with recovery... 

But, that makes it sound like this is a really heavy episode - it's not! Although we cover a lot of serious topics in our chat there are giggles aplenty! I promise!

Do you have any memories of Stonewall?, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos!

You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod)

Find out more about The Sober Gay podcast by visiting the website https://www.thesobergay.com/, following him on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thesobergaypodcast/), or, of course, listen to the show wherever you stream podcasts! 


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/k-anderson/message

*Before we dive in to this week's episode - did you know that I also write a weekly newsletter? I'd love to spend a little time in your inbox! If you want some queer shit once a week sign up here - https://tinyurl.com/lostspacespod *

It's no secret that there's an addiction issue in the queer community, with those identifying as LGBTQ+ more likely to experience an addiction. 

And there are different theories about why this is - LGBTQ+ people are more likely to experience early emotional trauma, which means they're more likely to experience a mental health problem, and there can also be additional barriers to accessing support. But, one of the big reasons, and one of the things I'm sure you've heard before, is that our community spaces are often centred on drinking and drug-taking, which means there's an added exposure and, some would say, pressure. 

Which brings us to today's guest - Dillan Gay (yes, that is his actual surname!), is the co-host of The Sober Gay, a podcast about being sober in the LGBTQIA+ community. In our chat we talk a lot about his alcohol addiction, how queer spaces intersected with that, and his experiences with recovery... 

But, that makes it sound like this is a really heavy episode - it's not! Although we cover a lot of serious topics in our chat there are giggles aplenty! I promise!

Do you have any memories of Stonewall?, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos!

You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod)

Find out more about The Sober Gay podcast by visiting the website https://www.thesobergay.com/, following him on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thesobergaypodcast/), or, of course, listen to the show wherever you stream podcasts! 


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/k-anderson/message

50 min

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