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Join gay uncles Ben Palacios & Tom Truss for advice, antics, tender moments, and tough love.

Ask Your Gay Uncle Ben Palacios & Tom Truss

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Join gay uncles Ben Palacios & Tom Truss for advice, antics, tender moments, and tough love.

    41. Ben and Tommy Apologize

    41. Ben and Tommy Apologize

    Several listeners have written in pointing out hurtful remarks made by Tommy and Ben in previous episodes.  The Guncles each apologize, and share their reflections on the harmful nature of their statements.  Tommy’s Gauntie of The Week is Sharon Ellison, author, speaker, Founder and Director of the Institute for Powerful Non-Defensive Communication.
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    40. Grindr Scammers! (and Ben’s Empathy Homework)

    40. Grindr Scammers! (and Ben’s Empathy Homework)

    Ben reports on how his "Empathic Sonar" homework is going, Tommy shares how he deals with guys who are trying to scam him on dating apps, and the Guncles answer a listener question about age gaps in relationships.
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    • 33 min
    39. Meet Sex Coach, Court Vox

    39. Meet Sex Coach, Court Vox

    Somatic sex educator Court Vox helps a listener find a deeper connection in sex. Ben opens up about his challenges with maintaining long-term sexual interest in a partner: “How do I want something I already have?”
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    • 38 min
    38. “I accidentally found his will…”

    38. “I accidentally found his will…”

    A listener has been providing extensive care for an elderly friend with Parkinson's, who has promised to include this listener in his will.  This listener accidentally happened upon the will... read it… and discovered that he was not, in fact, included.  What should he do?  Later in the episode, Tommy invents a new game and The Guncles chat about Winnebagos and turkey basters.
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    37. “How can I develop empathetic sonar?”

    37. “How can I develop empathetic sonar?”

    Ben seeks advice from Tommy on ways to develop his ‘empathetic sonar.’ How does one practice reading the emotions and needs of those around them? Gauntie of the Week is trail-blazing doctor Margaret Chung, the first American-born Chinese female physician. Dr. Chung treated naval pilots and officers in WWII and helped establish WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service). She drank bootleg liquor, drove an electric blue sportscar, and dated actresses and lesbian poets.
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    36. Gays Over COVID and DIY Decorating

    36. Gays Over COVID and DIY Decorating

    One listener asks about a vigilante Instagram account called “Gays Over COVID” that outs gays for partying amidst the pandemic… What do The Guncles think about this social media call-out culture phenomenon aimed at gay men? Another listener working from home seeks advice on how to spruce up her apartment on a budget.  Tommy and Ben battle in a game themed Generation Gap.  Gauntie Of The Week is drag king Stormé DeLarvarie, who redefined women’s fashion, ignited the Stonewall riots, and patrolled the streets of downtown Manhattan into her 80’s protecting the LGBTQ+ community like a queer superhero.
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    • 44 min

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