Stop it! No more mediocre living. Dreaming and not doing. Apologizing for living your life your way. Host Rick Clemons – bold move badass and coming out expert – sez “Live Life Uncloseted dammit!” Each episode he takes you on a brash, fun, and in your face, provocative storytelling ride to escape your crazy making thoughts, explore your fears, and unabashedly elevate your self-expression so you can live your LIFE UNCLOSETED - whether you're LGBTQ or heteronormative.
Kicking ass and taking names, even when bedridden – Andrea Mastrobattista
Sometimes life throws you a curveball, and before you know it, you find yourself in bed, and not for the funnest reasons. For many of us that would mean - THIS LIFE SUCKS! For others, it means kick yourself in the ass, even though your ass is the reason you're bedridden, and making the most of being confined to a wheelchair. Inspirational is the best way to describe Andrea Mastrobattista who shares her journey out of the closet of a medical condition that bound her to bed for over three years.
How To Have A Blessed Gay – Tyler Martin
One of 6 children. Surrounded by a family of pastors. Drawn to theater. Is it any wonder why one might be GAY? Well bless your heart. When grow up in White Settlement, Texas (yes that is a for real city deep in the heart of Texas), and you're called (he hates that term BTW) to the arts and theater, you just gotta let your gay shine and shine it has for Tyler Martin. Join us on a fun filled, spiritual, and religious romp through being gay, deep in the heart of Texas, even though he now resides in little 'ol New York, New York!
Why National Coming Out Day Matters - Rick Clemons
It happens every October 11th, since 1988 - National Coming Out Day. The day was founded in 1988 by Richard Eichberg, a psychologist and Jean O'Leary, a gay rights activist, to raise awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and its civil rights movement. They chose October 11th to mark the anniversary of the second major National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, which took place 1987. With estimates of half a million people participating, it was nearly five times the size of the first march in 1979. National Coming Out Day is observed throughout the U.S. and other countries around the world.
Today we celebrate all those who have come out, and those who have yet to come out. It is a personal choice and one to be celebrated when the time is right. Here's support for those how need it and those who want to celebrate coming out.
It’s ok to come out, and come out again – Jenna Slaughter
It's one thing to come out, but to do it again...oy vey. That takes guts, bravery, and courage. Yet, when we are who we are, the world is so much easier to navigate. That's why, we, Jenna Slaughter and I believe it is important to have the conversation about being exactly in the world just as you are. Jenna is a non-binary individual who first came out as Lesbian (which is about sexual orientation), then they came out as non-binary (which is about gender identity). It's the perfect authenticity conversation about being your most authentic self as we head into National Coming Out Day - October 11th.
Lessons Learned, Coming Out Late In Life – Rick Clemons
It's been 22 years, since I finally made the brave step to come out of the closet after living for 36 years in the closet. It was scary, exciting, worrisome, and joyful. Here are a few things I've since learned about coming out of the closet, that I hope will inspire some of you to take the brave step to just be yourself...YOU'RE WORTH IT!
Why We Need All Need a Drag SUPER-SHERO – Anthony Hand
What do you do when you need some help? Call a super hero. But what do you do when you've been medically laid up, off work, and then jsut as you come out of that challenge, COVID-19 hits? You finally let your dream to be a superhero come to life...or you create your Drag Super-SHERO. Anthony Hand let the solitude of COVID-19 bring his dream of creating a comic book character come to life by introducing the world to the first Drag Super-Shero - Maxxie LAWOW. He's sharing his journey and the impact he hopes to have on the world when you know what the world needs is SHERO!
Struggling with painful issues
This is an outstanding podcast for those in the LGBTQ+ community struggling with painful issues such as coming out, anxiety and not feeling good enough. Rock Clemons is a thoughtful warm host with the right amount of empathy to make every listener feel included, listened to and informed.
This is an awesome niche for a podcast, and something that I'm sure can help an incredible amount of people be their real selves. Entertaining and engaging content with a great host too!