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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.

Life (UN)Closeted: LGBTQ & Heterosexual Coming Out Stories & Advice for coming out of life's closets‪!‬ Rick Clemons - Bold Move Expert & Coming Out Coach

    • Sexuality
    • 4.8 • 92 Ratings

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.

    How Your Gay Life, Leads You To Your Life – Jason Connolly

    How Your Gay Life, Leads You To Your Life – Jason Connolly

    It's scary coming out until you realize that coming out and being who you are leads you to the life you are meant to live, the work you are meant to do, and the happiness you're supposed to experience. Too often, we carry our guilt, shame, and apologies of being LGBTQ with us into our new life on the other side of the closet and then never embrace how our LGBTQ life is meant to catapult us into our most kick ass life we ever experienced. Jason Connolly shares how he moved from being bullied, to out and proud Virgin Atlantic team member to shoving himself back in the closet...which did not work and did not bring him joy. Instead, he chose to live unapologetically and is sharing what that has done for his life.

    • 37 min
    They, Them, Theirs. It's just who they are so get over it already. – Jessye DeSilva

    They, Them, Theirs. It's just who they are so get over it already. – Jessye DeSilva

    They, them, theirs are simply pronouns just like he/him/his or she/her/hers. So why does it get so many peoples knickers in a wad when someone says, "I'm a they, them, theirs!" Simply because it's a new way of being with someone who says they don't feel themselves as he or her. And, BTW it has nothing to do with their sexuality. So buckle up, open your mind and take a journey with Jessye DeSilva as they helps understand a little bit more about the pronouns of those who don't fit the boxes. Plus, enjoy the music that Jessye brings to the world to make it a better place.

    • 46 min
    Let your Drag Shine as an Advocate - Michael Nguyen

    Let your Drag Shine as an Advocate - Michael Nguyen

    What happens when you discover that you have a voice, all because you took a risk to do DRAG! Sahaying into the world of advocacy and fundraising, attorney Michael Nguyen, discovered that his alter ego - Juicy Liu - gave voice to another side of himself who just needed to be unleashed on the world - FOR GOOD!
    Dive into this Dragolicious conversation as we explore what happens when a little bit of hair, makeup, and fabulous gowns brings you onto a stage...where winnine was never even part of the equation.
    About MichaelMichael T. Nguyen is a San Francisco-based speaker, advocate, and community organizer. When not protecting software inventions as a practicing patent attorney, Michael volunteers his time and energy as Chair of Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA), an advocacy organization that envisions a powerful Queer, Trans, Asian and Pacific Islander community that is seen, heard, and celebrated (www.gapa.org). Michael’s alter-ego drag persona, Juicy Liu, performed regularly in the Castro preCOVID, and has since started a queer comedy podcast called Juicy Thots (JuicyThots.com @JuicyThotsPod) Over the years, Michael/Juicy has personally raised over $60K for community organizations in the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, SF AIDS Foundation through AIDS/Lifecycle, and Livable City, an advocacy nonprofit that works to improve transportation, land use, open space, and environmental policies in San Francisco. Michael holds a JD from University of California Hastings College of the Law and a BA (cum laude) in Computer Science and Music from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX.
    Accomplishments:
    • Crowned Miss GAPA 2016 (Juicy Liu)
    • Founded #JuicyThots monthly drag show, a QTPOC showcase in the Castro in 2018
    • Founded #JuicyThots podcast, a queer comedy podcast interviewing LGBTQIA+ public figures in the Bay Area in 2020
    • Elected to BALIF Board (Oldest and Largest LGBTQI Bar association) in 2019
    • Completed three AIDS/Lifecycle rides (2015-2017)
    Connect With Michaelhttp://juicythots.com/ (Website)
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    • 52 min
    After The Closet - Rick Clemons

    After The Closet - Rick Clemons

    We try so hard to come out of the closet - regardless of what that closet is, but then we suddenly discover, that what lays on the other side of the closet door might not be everything we hoped it would be. Here's just a little bit of mid-week advice on how to embrace the other side of the closet door.

    • 12 min
    Stepping Out of The Suicide Closet Into Your Authentic Purpose – Rob Tull

    Stepping Out of The Suicide Closet Into Your Authentic Purpose – Rob Tull

    What happens when you finally come to that moment where it's stay in the game or step out? If you are lucky like Rob Tull, the universe said, "Sorry we're not done with you yet," and you get another chance to step into your path beyond the burnout of life and step out of the closet of despair to be unethically who you are. Rob shares his journey beyond suicide and a failed relationship to stand solidly in the path that was just waiting for him to catch up to.

    • 48 min
    Equality For All And How You Do Your Part Your Way - Rick Clemons

    Equality For All And How You Do Your Part Your Way - Rick Clemons

    Thursday, February 25, 2021, the United States Congress, passed The Equality Act that would provide consistent and explicit anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service. Truth is, that may be as far as it gets, which is sad.

    To think in a modern world that you can be discriminated against, just for who you are, especially in a nation that is supposed to be a world leader. So what do you do? You show up each and every day, fight the way that makes you feel most powerful, and know that how ever you show up to the fight is making a difference. Here's a few thoughts to get you inspired to fight the fight.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Mike Iamele ,

Juicy interview, digs right in to the stuff that matters

I love Rick’s interview style and his ability to dive right in to the stuff that matters. Thanks for having me on the show. It was a great conversation, and every other interview i’ve listened to has been just as juicy and full of meaningful conversation. Great show on important topics.

Empowerig Prose ,

Great Podcast

Thanks so much for having me on your show. The interview sounded great. I am spreading the word!

EmotionallyNaked.com ,

Love the topic

This topic of being bold is right up my alley. Rick is an intelligent and empathetic host

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