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Join Alex Milsom and Shivani Dave for a weekly look back through the Virgin Radio Pride archives - with the help of some exciting guests, jaw-dropping stories, and laugh out loud moments, we’ll be attempting to continue the important conversations which Virgin Radio Pride started…

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Join Alex Milsom and Shivani Dave for a weekly look back through the Virgin Radio Pride archives - with the help of some exciting guests, jaw-dropping stories, and laugh out loud moments, we’ll be attempting to continue the important conversations which Virgin Radio Pride started…

    Episode Four - ‘World AIDS Day 2021: Looking Back’ (With George Hodson)

    Episode Four - ‘World AIDS Day 2021: Looking Back’ (With George Hodson)

    World AIDS Day is taking place this Wednesday (1st December), and Alex and Shivani are marking the occasion with two very special episodes of the Virgin Radio Pridecast. 


    This week, they’re looking back to the start of the epidemic, hearing from Lord Michael Cashman on what living through the period was like, and Ruth Coker Burks, also known as the ‘Cemetery Angel’, who helped to look after AIDS patients when it seemed like no one else would.


    We’ll also hear from unlikely friends Gareth Thomas and H from Steps on what turned out to be a turning point in the history of the epidemic, and from Virgin Radio’s very own Graham Norton on witnessing a very special performance by Holly Johnson in 1994.


    Plus - the pair will chat to George Hodson, an incredible man who has lived with HIV since the early 1980s. They’ll hear his remarkable story of love, loss, and hope during a truly extraordinary time. 


    Please note, some of the topics discussed in this episode might be sensitive and/or triggering. For help and support with any LGBTQ+ issues you might be facing, you can contact Switchboard on 0300 330 0630. Alternatively, the Samaritans are available twenty-four hours a day on 116 123.


    The Terrence Higgins Trust are the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, providing support to those living with HIV, and helping people to achieve good sexual health. You can call THT Direct on 0808 802 1221, or visit info@tht.org.uk. 


    The National AIDS Trust is a UK HIV rights charity which stands alongside and defends the rights of everyone living with, affected by, or at risk of HIV. You can find more information at www.nat.org.uk.


    PrEPster is a charity which is dedicated to educating and agitating for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) access in the UK. You can find more information at www.prepster.info. 
     
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    • 42 min
    Episode Three - 'Category Is: Drag' (With Victoria Scone)

    Episode Three - 'Category Is: Drag' (With Victoria Scone)

    With the final of Season Three of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK fast approaching, this week on the Virgin Radio Pridecast, the category is: Drag! 


    Alex and Shivani will be chatting all things drag, including hearing from icons Bimini Bon Boulash and Jodie Harsh about how they first got started with the art form, and US drag queen Latrice Royale on how RuPaul has changed the drag scene forever. 


    We’ll also be hearing from Vinegar Strokes and The Sun’s assistant editor Clemmie Moodie, who debate whether drag can sometimes stray into misogyny… 


    Plus, Drag Race Season UK Three’s very own Victoria Scone, the first cis-gendered woman to compete on the show, pops by for a chat, looking to the future of drag to discuss what needs to be done to make drag more inclusive…


    Please note, some of the topics discussed in this episode might be sensitive and/or triggering. For help and support with any LGBTQ+ issues you might be facing, you can contact Switchboard on 0300 330 0630. Alternatively, the Samaritans are available twenty-four hours a day on 116 123.
     
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    • 33 min
    Episode Two - 'Why Do We Even Need a Pridecast Anyway?'

    Episode Two - 'Why Do We Even Need a Pridecast Anyway?'

    This week, Alex and Shivani are getting a little bit meta, talking all about LGBTQ+ representation in telly, films, books and more - and asking the question of why it’s so important for LGBTQ+ people to see themselves reflected in the media...


    But they’re not alone! We’ll hear from Lord Michael Cashman on having the first gay kiss in Eastenders in 1987, screenwriting legend Russell T. Davies on the importance of integrating LGBTQ+ stories into subplots, Paul Burston on representation in the publishing world, and Dr Ranj Singh and psychotherapist Zayna Ratty, answering the age old question of ‘why don’t we have a Straight Pride too?’


    Please note, some of the topics discussed in this episode might be sensitive and/or triggering. For help and support with any LGBTQ+ issues you might be facing, you can contact Switchboard on 0300 330 0630. Alternatively, the Samaritans are available twenty-four hours a day on 116 123.
     
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    • 34 min
    Episode One - 'We've Got Something to Tell You...' (With Emma Goswell)

    Episode One - 'We've Got Something to Tell You...' (With Emma Goswell)

    It's something that almost every LGBTQ+ person will go through in their lives, so our first episode is all about coming out! Join Alex and Shivani to hear their own coming out stories, as well as hearing from guests including Tom Allen, Kate Holderness and Adele Roberts, and The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells. Plus - Virgin Radio Pride's very own Emma Goswell tells us all about her book 'Coming Out Stories', as well as discussing how we can make the coming out process easier for those who are yet to do it...


    Please note, some of the topics discussed in this episode might be sensitive and/or triggering. For help and support with any LGBTQ+ issues you might be facing, you can contact Switchboard on 0300 330 0630. Alternatively, the Samaritans are available twenty-four hours a day on 116 123. For help with coming out and homelessness in particular, you might also find AKT useful, at https://www.akt.org.uk
     
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    • 40 min
    My Pride Playlist: Simon Le Vans chats to Steve Denyer

    My Pride Playlist: Simon Le Vans chats to Steve Denyer

    On the final episode of My Pride Playlist, we have a real party with Steve Denyer chatting to DJ and broadcasting legend Simon Le Vans. Simon has been DJing across the LGBTQ+ scene for over two decades including his Sunday night residency at the iconic Vauxhall Tavern in London. With an abundance of brilliant stories and massive dance floor fillers, My Pride Playlist is sure to go out with a real bang!


    Please note, some of the topics discussed in this episode might be sensitive and/or triggering. For help and support with any LGBTQ+ issues you might be facing, you can contact Switchboard on 0300 330 0630. Alternatively, the Samaritans are available twenty-four hours a day on 116 123.
     
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    • 59 min
    The Weekend Outing with Emma Goswell: Nathaniel Hall, Pride Sports UK and Jamie and Tom

    The Weekend Outing with Emma Goswell: Nathaniel Hall, Pride Sports UK and Jamie and Tom

    For Emma's final Weekend Outing, she'll be finding out all about Pride Sports and how we can make all our favourite sports more LGBTQ+ inclusive. She'll also be hearing from out gay parent Jamie about how he and his husband Tom adopted two boys to make their family complete. And finally, she's in conversation with HIV activist, theatre maker and star of It's A Sin: Nathaniel Hall.


    Please note, some of the topics discussed in this episode might be sensitive and/or triggering. For help and support with any LGBTQ+ issues you might be facing, you can contact Switchboard on 0300 330 0630. Alternatively, the Samaritans are available twenty-four hours a day on 116 123.
     
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