Being LGBTQ features interviews with people from across the community. Striving to give a platform to those who feel underrepresented, within it we discuss the latest issues impacting the community, amplify the voices of LGBTQ people, sign post you to the latest LGBTQ music artists and much more. Hosted by LGBTQ advocate Sam Wise, Being LGBTQ is informative and friendly!
Nic Ehalt 'Can We? The New Way To Date?'
Nic is the co-founder of ‘Can We’ and was formerly a business development lead in the Global Diversity and Inclusion Department at Cargill. ‘Can We’ is a new kind of dating app aimed at making dating less complicated. The idea came about in 2018 and has had over 1000 hours of input from therapists, sociologists, and psychologists. But for LGBTQ people what sets this one apart from the others?
Soman Chainani ‘Beasts & Beauty’
Soman Chainani is a New York Times bestselling author known for ‘School for Good & Evil’ which has been adapted into a Netflix film starring Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington which is due out in 2022. Soman joins Sam to talk about the Netflix adaption and Soman’s latest book ‘Beasts and Beauty’, a collection of stories which turns classic fairy tales on their head with creative retellings which include LGBTQ themes.
Reece Lyons & Char Boden ‘The Queer House Presents Overflow’
Transgender actor, writer and poet Reece Lyons joins us to discuss the one woman show ‘Overflow’ running at the Bush Theatre, London until October 9th and the rise of transphobic sentiment in the UK. Reece is represented by ‘The Queer House’ agency which was ‘built by queer people for queer people’ – Char Boden is the lead agent and producer at the agency and also joins us to talk about the agency and working with the Bush Theatre.
Jen Winston ‘Greedy: Notes From A Bisexual Who Wants Too Much’
Author of the new book ‘Greedy: Notes From A Bisexual Who Wants Too Much’ Jen Winston joins us to discuss bisexuality and her 2019 coming out experience. Jen is also the creator of the ‘Bi Monthly’ newsletter and talks about the misconceptions of bisexuality, bi-erasure, biphobia, feeling ‘queer enough’ and much more!
George Richmond-Scott 'Both Barrels Theatre - Small Change'
George Richmond Scott is the director of non-profit production company ‘Both Barrels’ and is set to put on his 2nd play at Omnibus Theatre – a production of Peter Gill’s small change, a play set on the east side of Cardiff in the 1950’s and 70’s. George is also associate director for the critically acclaimed West End show ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’.
Actor Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman joins Sam to talk about his role in the new Disney+ series ‘Doogie Kamealoha MD’ – Jeffrey plays Charles an openly gay character. Jeffrey’s previous credits include being a judge and host on season 1 of Canada’s Drag Race, he also plays Jay in the Emmy nominated series ‘Unreal’. In this interview he talks about the importance of openly gay characters and shares his thoughts on the toxicity of social media.
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So im pansexual and a demi boy and i dont want to tell anyone and your helping me be more confident and i might actually confess to my crush roman that i love him like way back in 1st grade when i first met him and got to know him thats when the crush started like hes winked at me in a way that made me flustered to the point i started to blush so yeah thats my experience with being pan and a demi boy rn
As an advocate for the LGBTQIA community, stories like these help me understand the intersectionality and the diversity with clearer eyes and a more open heart.