Happy LGBTQIA+ pride month! The month where we celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and living openly and authentically.
It’s also a month to honor and celebrate the progress we’ve made in LGBTQIA+ rights… which ummm… sometimes it doesn’t feel like as much progress as it should??! If you’ve been paying any attention to the news lately, there have been more attacks on the LGBTQIA+ community - different states have been passing bills taking away LGBTQ+ rights, people have been attacking drag shows and trans people and other pride events… It’s all really upsetting. And that’s putting it lightly because I’m not putting this episode out to make you MORE upset about the state of the world… We’re all already feeling it this week, huh??
Instead, this episode is to celebrate some wonderful humans in the LGBTQIA+ community. People who have graciously come on the pod to share their stories and experiences with mental health. And since identity is very much tied to mental health, they’ve shared stories about coming out, about becoming a drag queen, about queer representation in media, and online harassment…
Clearly, the experience of everyone in the LGBTQ+ community is different, which you’ll hear in these stories. Some will talk about their amazingly positive experience coming out… while others had a much more negative experience. And some of these wonderful humans enjoy picking a label, and some that don’t identify with any particular one.
Here are the wonderful humans we hear from in this episode:
Lisa Cazes and Alizeé Falque
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