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Getting to know the lives of amazing queer performers. Each episode we interview a different fabulous queer artist. Hosted by Amanda G. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/near-and-queer-to-my-heart

Near and Queer to My Heart That's Not Canon Productions

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 64 Ratings

Getting to know the lives of amazing queer performers. Each episode we interview a different fabulous queer artist. Hosted by Amanda G. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/near-and-queer-to-my-heart

    Episode 67 - Denise Winkelman

    Episode 67 - Denise Winkelman

    We talk with former pro wrestler and current comedian, fitness model, screenwriter, and actress Denise Winkelman! Denise tells us about her many different journeys - from being raised in northern, northern Minnesota to her pro wrestling days to working in finance to her transition to moving to LA to pursue comedy full-time, she has done it all!


    Connect with Denise Winkelman:
    Insta @Denise_Winkelman
    Twitter @D_Winkelman
    https://www.denisewinkelman.com/


    Connect with us:
    Insta/FB @NearandQueertoMyHeart
    Twitter @QueertoMyHeart


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    • 58 min
    Episode 66 - Giovannie Espiritu

    Episode 66 - Giovannie Espiritu

    In this episode we talk with actress, writer, and filmmaker Giovannie Espiritu about escaping a cult, making it in the business, and figuring out who you are!

    Connect with Giovannie:
    giovannieespiritu.com
    DykeCentral on Amazon
    HollywoodActorsWorkshop.com

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    • 48 min
    Episode 65 - Lisa Laureta

    Episode 65 - Lisa Laureta

    Our latest episode features pansexual performer Lisa Laureta. Lisa does it all! She does stand-up, voiceovers, animation, characters, and so much more. Lisa tells us about naked comedy (yes it is a thing and no it is not sexual!), her coming out journey, and learning what happiness means to her.


    Connect with Lisa Laureta:


    www.LisaLaureta.com
    snorebark@gmail.com
    @LisaLaureta on all socials


    Connect with Near and Queer to My Heart:
    Twitter @QueertoMyHeart
    Insta/FB @NearandQueertoMyHeart
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    Episode 64 - Bri Castellini

    Episode 64 - Bri Castellini

    We are back with our newest episode featuring queer indie filmmaker and podcaster Bri Castellini. We talk with Bri about her upcoming move to Los Angeles, her journey to coming out as bi-sexual and asexual, and we somehow we land on the topic of the toxicity of white supremacy. This episode has it all!


    Connect with Bri Castellini:
    Her short film Ace and Anxious: (view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeWUrTz91SI)
    IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7611648/?ref_=tt_ov_wr 
    Website: BriCastellini.com


    Connect with Near and Queer to My Heart:
    Twitter @QueertoMyHeart
    Insta/FB @NearandQueertoMyHeart
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    • 47 min
    Southern Queeries crossover episode featuring Eveleena aka Ivy Les Vixens

    Southern Queeries crossover episode featuring Eveleena aka Ivy Les Vixens

    Our first ever crossover episode! We have joined forces with the Southern Queeries podcast to bring you one of their episodes. They are a podcast dedicated to LGBTQ+ stories in the South and are phenomenal! We are so excited to be sharing this episode with you! In this episode they talk to Eveleena a.k.a Ivy Les Vixens, mental health advocate, YouTuber, and founder of the Florida burlesque company Les Vixens about the value of femininity in the queer community and how burlesque can be a safe space for the the LGBTQ community. Oh, and it gets a little nerdy for a bit! 


    Connect with Eveleena:
    https://www.lesvixens.com/ivy-les-vixen
    Insta @Eveleena


    Connect with Southern Queeries:
    http://www.southernqueeries.com
    Facebook @SouthernQueeriesPodcast
    Twitter @So_QueeriesPod
    Insta @SouthernQueeries


    Say hi to us!
    Twitter @QueertoMyHeart
    Insta/FB @NearandQueertoMyHeart
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    • 44 min
    Episode 63 - Mikayla Elias

    Episode 63 - Mikayla Elias

    For our first episode of 2021 we bring you Nashville's finest audio engineer Mikayla Elias! Mikayla shares with us coming out as pansexual, how to talk to Republican relatives (if you must!) and creating your own community wherever you are! Get the behind the scenes on the person running things behind the scenes!


    Connect with Mikayla:
    FB/Insta @CrybabyAudioTN
    Check out her latest production: https://open.spotify.com/album/2wzRWZ79i0K6whUM40ow8y?si=9ovlzqs0QhyeKj8C_5Op1g


    Social Media with us!
    Twitter @QueerToMyHeart
    FB/Insta @NearandQueerToMyHeart
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    • 48 min

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64 Ratings

64 Ratings

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Amanda G is hilarious!! Podcast is a great combination of funny, sincere, and emotional, and I usually learn something new.
Missing Queer Mountain (live monologues hosted by Amanda G) during the pandemic lockdown, and this podcast is a great way to get my fix!!

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