28 episodes

Fostering heart-centered connections between gay men is what this podcast is about.It's a place for gay men, and anyone self-identified as “the other,” designed to help you: own your personal dignity, strengthen your connection to your chosen family(ies), and thrive in general society.This is an authentic, honest, and open space - not a forceful, overhyped or fanatical one.Welcome home, brother!

GerleMen - Celebrating Our Greatness Mike Gerle

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 16 Ratings

Fostering heart-centered connections between gay men is what this podcast is about.It's a place for gay men, and anyone self-identified as “the other,” designed to help you: own your personal dignity, strengthen your connection to your chosen family(ies), and thrive in general society.This is an authentic, honest, and open space - not a forceful, overhyped or fanatical one.Welcome home, brother!

    Inspired Sex Masterclass: "Let's Talk About Sex" BAM Episode Revisited

    Inspired Sex Masterclass: "Let's Talk About Sex" BAM Episode Revisited

    Interested in a 3-way? ... Sign up for our Masterclass Trio:Sex / Love & Relationships / Spirituality & Intuition Bundle
    In these courses, you'll learn tips, tricks and insider information from 3 generations of gay men.

    You'll leave knowing how to prepare your mind, body, and spirit to give & receive the sex you desire and deserve.
    You'll explore finding love in all the right places!
    Find the inspired answers inside of you waiting to be discovered.
    Evoke your true desires and empowering your own authentic spirituality.
    Join All 3 Now! - For Only $97


    Learn More about each Masterclass
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    Did you miss the last Sex, Love & Relationships Challenge?Don't worry! We'll be doing it once more for those of you who haven't got the time but still want to go deeper, learn more about and improve the Sex, Love and/or Relationships in your lives.
    When? January  23rd - 27th  2021
    Learn More Now!
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    I need to get honest with you about sex.

    Because I love it, and believe that celebrating mindful, “conscious sex” is essential for gay men’s dignity. 
    My last "Being A Man," or BAM, episode was about moving from oppression to celebration; and I barely mentioned sex at all.

    After a long discussion with my boyfriend regarding my struggle writing that episode, I realized that I had let my socialized, American, fear about sex, launch me into a clumsy, diatribe about fear itself, and my fear of just talking about what I really want.
    So let’s talk about the sex we have and the reasons we can celebrate it.

    After all, it just makes sense for a podcast “for gay men” to address the one and only thing that all gay men have in common, the urge to merge, the passion that surges in our balls, our gut, our brains, and our hearts, to seek out and touch other men, intimately.


    We talked about:
    Consent [8:32]Sex and Relationships [16:29]F**k Buddies [20:02]
    Mentioned in this episode
    Be Here Now by Ram DassGuy BaldwinPolyamory

    • 27 min
    Exploring Mentorship with Sister Unity

    Exploring Mentorship with Sister Unity

    Interested in a 3-way? ... Sign up for our Masterclass Trio:Sex / Love & Relationships / Spirituality & Intuition today!
    In these courses, you'll learn tips, tricks and insider information from 3 generations of gay men.

    You'll leave knowing how to prepare your mind, body, and spirit to give & receive the sex you desire and deserve.
    You'll explore finding love in all the right places!
    Find the inspired answers inside of you waiting to be discovered.
    Evoke your true desires and empowering your own authentic spirituality.
    Join All 3 Now! - For Only $97


    Learn More about each Masterclass
    ________________________________________________________________________________________
    Did you miss the last Sex, Love & Relationships Challenge?Don't worry! We'll be doing it once more for those of you who haven't got the time but still want to go deeper, learn more about and improve the Sex, Love and/or Relationships in your lives.
    When? January  23rd - 27th  2021
    Learn More Now!
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    Hello GerleMen listeners.

    She is hilarious. She is irreverent. She is devastating in her academic acumen and her theatrical talent.

    And, although we may be laughing, her messages are packed with wisdom and insights many listeners will find life-affirming.
    While we pause our regular episodes and prepare a spectacular Season 2 of the GerleMen Podcast, we’d like you to enjoy some short, bonus episodes, co-hosted by my dear friend and rambunctious orange Nun, Sister Unity of the Los Angeles House of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
    So enjoy the show my friends! We’ve packed all this awesomeness into some very short clips.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Dr. Don Kilhefner (Listen to Wisdom of the Tribal Elder with Dr. Don Kilhefner from S1)
    Don on Social Media:
    FacebookInstagramTwitter
    Sister Unity (Listen to The Queer Hero's Journey with Sister Unity episode)
    Sister on Social Media:
    YoutubeTwitterFacebookInstagram 
    Get connected:
    Subscribe to my newsletter and blog on our website.Email me directly at mike@gerlemen.com.Or join the conversation on Facebook.And, for your viewing pleasure, find us on YouTube.

    • 10 min
    Exploring Shame with Sister Unity

    Exploring Shame with Sister Unity

    Hello GerleMen listeners.

    She is hilarious. She is irreverent. She is devastating in her academic acumen and her theatrical talent.

    And, although we may be laughing, her messages are packed with wisdom and insights many listeners will find life-affirming.
    While we pause our regular episodes and prepare a spectacular Season 2 of the GerleMen Podcast, we’d like you to enjoy some short, bonus episodes, co-hosted by my dear friend and rambunctious orange Nun, Sister Unity of the Los Angeles House of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
    So enjoy the show my friends! We’ve packed all this awesomeness into some very short clips.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Sister Unity (Listen to The Queer Hero's Journey with Sister Unity episode)
    Sister on Social Media:
    YoutubeTwitterFacebookInstagram 
    Get connected:
    Subscribe to my newsletter and blog on our website.Email me directly at mike@gerlemen.com.Or join the conversation on Facebook.And, for your viewing pleasure, find us on YouTube.

    • 11 min
    Exploring Intuition with Sister Unity

    Exploring Intuition with Sister Unity

    Dear listeners - join us next week for our Sex, Love & Relationships virtual workshop!!

    We'd love to see you join the discussion and connect in real-time. xo

    Hello GerleMen listeners.

    She is hilarious. She is irreverent. She is devastating in her academic acumen and her theatrical talent.

    And, although we may be laughing, her messages are packed with wisdom and insights many listeners will find life-affirming.
    While we pause our regular episodes and prepare a spectacular Season 2 of the GerleMen Podcast, we’d like you to enjoy some short, bonus episodes, co-hosted by my dear friend and rambunctious orange Nun, Sister Unity of the Los Angeles House of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
    So enjoy the show my friends! We’ve packed all this awesomeness into some very short clips.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Rev. Jesse Brune-Horan: (Listen to Rev. Jesse: Just F-ing Love Each Other from S1) 
    Jesse on Social Media:
    FacebookInstagramJoel Benjamin. (Listen to The Union of Sex & Spirit with Yogi Joel Benjamin from S1)
    Joel on Social Media:
    FacebookInstagramTwitterYogaSmithSeattle.comSister Unity: Listen to the 1st Episode of the podcast with the hilarious Sister Unity.
    Sister Unity on Social Media:
    YoutubeTwitterFacebookInstagram 
    Get connected:
    Subscribe to my newsletter and blog on our website.Email me directly at mike@gerlemen.com.Or join the conversation on Facebook.And, for your viewing pleasure, find us on YouTube.

    • 11 min
    Exploring Inspiration with Sister Unity

    Exploring Inspiration with Sister Unity

    Hello GerleMen listeners.

    She is hilarious. She is irreverent. She is devastating in her academic acumen and her theatrical talent.

    And, although we may be laughing, her messages are packed with wisdom and insights many listeners will find life-affirming.
    While we pause our regular episodes and prepare a spectacular Season 2 of the GerleMen Podcast, we’d like you to enjoy some short, bonus episodes, co-hosted by my dear friend and rambunctious orange Nun, Sister Unity of the Los Angeles House of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
    So enjoy the show my friends! We’ve packed all this awesomeness into some very short clips.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    “Ruminating” in Improvisation for the Theatre (pg. 137 - 168/435 in pdf) by Viola Spolin.

    Sister Unity: Listen to the 1st Episode of the podcast with the hilarious Sister Unity.
    Sister Unity on Social Media:
    YoutubeTwitterFacebookInstagram 
    Get connected:
    Subscribe to my newsletter and blog on our website.Email me directly at mike@gerlemen.com.Or join the conversation on Facebook.And, for your viewing pleasure, find us on YouTube.

    • 11 min
    Exploring Empowerment with Sister Unity

    Exploring Empowerment with Sister Unity

    Hello GerleMen listeners.

    She is hilarious. She is irreverent. She is devastating in her academic acumen and her theatrical talent.

    And, although we may be laughing, her messages are packed with wisdom and insights many listeners will find life-affirming.
    While we pause our regular episodes and prepare a spectacular Season 2 of the GerleMen Podcast, we’d like you to enjoy some short, bonus episodes, co-hosted by my dear friend and rambunctious orange Nun, Sister Unity of the Los Angeles House of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
    So enjoy the show my friends! We’ve packed all this awesomeness into some very short clips.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Don Kilhefner (Listen to Wisdom of the Tribal Elder: From Revolutionary to Eldering with Dr. Don Kilhefner episode from S1)
    Don on Social Media:
    FacebookTwitterInstagramListen to the very 1st Episode of the podcast with our beloved Sister Unity where we talk about The Queer Hero's Journey.
    Sister Unity on Social Media:
    YoutubeTwitterFacebookInstagramSister Unity (Listen to The Queer Hero's Journey with Sister Unity episode)
    Sister on Social Media:
    YoutubeTwitterFacebookInstagram 
    Get connected:
    Subscribe to my newsletter and blog on our website.Email me directly at mike@gerlemen.com.Or join the conversation on Facebook.And, for your viewing pleasure, find us on YouTube.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

C50S ,

Men’s issues and more

I really enjoyed the podcasts and am looking forward to more. Mike has deep knowledge and experience with gay men’s issues and shares strategies to help other men live out fear and to live themselves and others with what he calls a “heart-centered connection”, which I intend to learn more about.

kingdrewsea ,

I find the content hard to relate to

As a younger member of the LGBT community, I feel like this could be presented in a way that is more in touch with modern queer culture.

Jay-P ,

Great Podcast

I saw a Facebook friend recommend this podcast. I listened to the one with Jai Rodriguez and was pleasantly surprised on how great it was. I subscribed and happy to listen to them all. Great job!

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