22 episodes

Queer Changemakers shares stories and experiences of LGBTQ+ leaders who are actively making a positive difference in our communities. From activists to entrepreneurs, artists to nonprofit leaders, each episode features a conversation with a Queer Changemaker sharing their vision for our world, how they are taking action, and how others can support and learn from them. Listeners will learn from the challenges, triumphs, and unique perspectives of these inspiring individuals and hopefully find inspiration to make an impact in their local communities and beyond.

Queer Changemakers Justin Mezetin

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Queer Changemakers shares stories and experiences of LGBTQ+ leaders who are actively making a positive difference in our communities. From activists to entrepreneurs, artists to nonprofit leaders, each episode features a conversation with a Queer Changemaker sharing their vision for our world, how they are taking action, and how others can support and learn from them. Listeners will learn from the challenges, triumphs, and unique perspectives of these inspiring individuals and hopefully find inspiration to make an impact in their local communities and beyond.

    Living Out Proud with Kirk and Adam

    Living Out Proud with Kirk and Adam

    Kirk and Adam are changing the world by helping GBTQ+ men Live Out Proud in all aspects of their lives. Together, Kirk Barnett and Adam Owens are not only advocates for change but also living examples of the transformative power of embracing authenticity and following one's true calling. Through their work with Live Out Proud and their individual endeavors, they continue to inspire others to live boldly, authentically, and with unwavering pride.
     
    They are organizing the Live Out Proud conference May 4th in Denver, Colorado specifically for GBTQ+ men. There will be dynamic speakers and sessions providing attendees with actionable advice and insights to live life more with more confidence and pride. 
    Learn more about the conference at https://www.liveoutproud.org/
    Follow the organization online: https://www.instagram.com/live_out_proud
    Connect with Kirk @Kirk_Barnett80 and Adam @Thereal_aco 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Knowing, Liking and Trusting Yourself with Heather Vickery

    Knowing, Liking and Trusting Yourself with Heather Vickery

    Heather is changing the world, by helping people create more expansive lives by learning to know, like and trust themselves. In this conversation, she shares her journey, how she needed to rebuild her life in a more authentic and self-determined way, and how she helps others do the same. 
    The Queer Women’s retreat May 14-17, in North Carolina. Find more information here: https://vickeryandco.com/queer-womens-retreat  
    The Costa Rica retreat for January 2026. Learn more here: https://vickeryandco.com/costa-rica 
    To learn more about Heather’s coaching services or to connect with her:  https://vickeryandco.com/ 
    You can connect with Heather in the following ways:
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/heather_vickeryandco
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@braveheather 
    Spark Collective Program: https://vickeryandco.com/spark 

    • 48 min
    Queer Vision

    Queer Vision

    When you think of our LGBTQ+ community, what do you want to see as the next step or an improvement? Or if you had a magic wand, what would you wish for that helps our community or beyond?
    Share your Vision here: https://bit.ly/QCM_shareyourvision
    In this episode, I share my thoughts around vision and I share the visions of individuals I met at the 2024 Creating Change conference in January. 
    Connect on me on Instagram @QueerChangemakers
     

    • 17 min
    Communities of Belonging with Jae

    Communities of Belonging with Jae

    Jae Edwards is changing the world by imagining, creating and organizing inclusive communities on campus as Assistant director of the LGBTQ+ Center. In this conversation we discuss Jae’s journey into creating spaces of belonging, especially for Black Queer and Trans folk, ideas around Afro-Futurism, and believing in and validating ourselves and our experiences. 
     
    Connect with Jae on LinkedIn 
    Or email Jae @ jedwards1441@gmail.com
    Check out these other organizations doing impactful work in the South: 
    https://www.ncbloc.black
    https://southernvision.org/ 
    https://m4bl.org/ 
     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Queer Heaven

    Queer Heaven

    In this episode, I share a few highlights and ideas I experienced at the Creating Change conference in New Orleans in January. 
     
    Learn more about the LGBTQ+ Taskforce and the conference:
    https://www.thetaskforce.org/creating-change/about-creating-change/ 
     
    Follow us on socials:
    @QueerChangemakers
    QueerChangemakers on Facebook
    Website: www.QueerChangemakers.com 
    Share your feedback: https://bit.ly/QCMfeedbackform

    • 12 min
    The Erotic Jesus with Jon Carl

    The Erotic Jesus with Jon Carl

    Jon Carl Lewis is changing the world by integrating faith, religion and queer sexuality. We discuss various concepts and traditions that affirm queer lives in the Bible, and we discuss his upcoming event “Dancing with the Erotic Jesus”. 
     
    Trigger warning: There are many references to Jesus and christianity in this episode. Although, it is in a different light than typical christian conversations, we understand if you choose to skip this episode.
     
    As a Spiritual companion and student of public ministry Jon brings wisdom, contemplation and deep insights as to how we can better understand a christian spirituality that includes a reverence for the body. We also discuss intersectionality, and the benefits of intergenerational communities. 
     
    Join the Upcoming Event: "Dancing with the Erotic Jesus" online 8 pm ET, Sunday, March 17, 2024. Free/donation through the "Erotic Labs (#2)" offering of the Body Electric School (clothed event/all genders). https://bodyelectric.org/online-shops/erotic-lab-2-2024/
     
    Connect with Jon on Instagram: @joncarllewis or schedule a time on his calendar: https://calendly.com/joncarllewis/60min
     
    Other Links
    Learn more about Jon:  Bio Site: https://bio.site.com/joncarllewis
    Substack: Ramblings (of a Queer, Christian Contemplative) https://joncarllewis.substack.com
    "But What About Sex?" booklet available at https://butwhataboutsex.com
    "7 Steps Toward Sexual Peace of Mind (for the Queer Christian)" available at https://sexqueerchristian.com 

    • 1 hr 15 min

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