37 episodes

Where the queer community can share their stories. Self-love, inclusivity, and acceptance for the LGBT+ community. The LGBT+ youth suicide rate is as much as 8x higher then the hetero youth, we need to share our stories to let our youth know they are not alone. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/queervoicez/support

Queer Voicez Queer Voicez

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Where the queer community can share their stories. Self-love, inclusivity, and acceptance for the LGBT+ community. The LGBT+ youth suicide rate is as much as 8x higher then the hetero youth, we need to share our stories to let our youth know they are not alone. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/queervoicez/support

    Ep 36 G. Scott Graham shares about his book ‘Androphile Pride’ and why he wrote it

    Ep 36 G. Scott Graham shares about his book ‘Androphile Pride’ and why he wrote it

    Scott and I spoke about his book, and how not fitting into the “Gay” culture is okay, and you can be you regardless of the label or whether or not you drink the ‘vodka’

    G. Scott Graham is an author, a career coach, and a business coach in Boston, Massachusetts. He is currently working on his 16th book.

    Androphilia describes sexual attraction to men or masculinity.

    The Book Androphile Pride: Both the gay and androphile subcultures present strong dogmatic prescriptions of what it means to be a man who is sexually attracted to other men.

    Rejecting the rigid views of both the Gay (LGBTQIA+) Community and the Androphilia Movement, "Androphile Pride" presents another perspective for men seeking to figure out who they are in the light of their sexual orientation and the pressures of conformity from LGBTQIA+ leaders who diagnose you with internalized homophobia if you question any part of their social/political agenda.

    Furthermore, rejecting the propaganda put forth by these self-appointed LGBTQIA+ prophets does not mean that men who are sexually attracted to other men have to follow in blind lockstep with those views proposed by the originators of the Androphilia Movement.

    After boldly examining the agendas of both the LGBTQIA+ and Androphilia Movements, Graham proposes what he calls, the true androphile alternative. The true androphile is not bound by the propaganda you are being fed by these groups.

    "Androphile Pride" provides an alternative worldview, then guides the reader through a process of creation and integration. Actively engage with the content and you will build a strong sense of self that does not hinge on following every single view espoused by supposed LGBTQIA+ leaders, the supposed Androphilia leaders, nor anyone else.

    A strong man doesn't accept what others tell him to believe. He finds his own path, guided by his own values.

    You can find Scott’s books here:

    https://www.amazon.com/G-Scott-Graham/e/B00TM2D33I?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1666981125&sr=8-2

    Androphilia Pride https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08P2C15L4/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i5

    https://www.goodreads.com/grahamgscott

    You can find your host Larissa Russell here:

    www.Queervoicez.org

    https://www.instagram.com/queervoicez/


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    Episode 35: Master Joshua and Karma share about their life in the kink world

    Episode 35: Master Joshua and Karma share about their life in the kink world

    I spoke to Master Joshua and Sex Slave Karma about their dynamic, how they met, and how their relationship grew even though Karma was married, and also about the book she wrote about the whole experience. Do What’s Natural, Not What’s Normal.

    ABOUT US:

    Master Joshua is a professional Dominant (the male equivalent of a Dominatrix) and a Non-Traditional Sexual Behaviors consultant. He helps people resolve the shame surrounding taboo sexual desires and identities. Karma, his sex slave, is a kink reporter + publisher, and a happily married (to another man) mother of two. She is the author of  "Surviving Master Joshua: The BDSM Memoir Of An Unfaithful Wife" (Carnal Culture, April 2022). She started out on this path as a cheater… turning that around has reshaped more than just our own lives. At its core, our story is one of an uplifting personal transformation; it also showcases the lifestyle of one of the most sensationalized and least understood factions of LGBTQ.

    You can find Master Joshua and Karma here:

    Master Joshua: https://kinkcollective.net/

    https://masterjoshua.com/

    https://ssdce.org/

    Karma: https://carnalculturepublishing.com/

    https://survivingmasterjoshua.com/

    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Master-Joshua-Memoir-Unfaithful-ebook/dp/B09SQBVL1Z?ref_=d6k_applink_bb_dls&dplnkId=4dd447af-2ef1-4606-b7d4-d9c17e00a2a7


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    • 41 min
    Episode 34 Mel Hofmann shares about creation, bisexuality, and living her most authentic life.

    Episode 34 Mel Hofmann shares about creation, bisexuality, and living her most authentic life.

    Mel and I spoke about bisexuality, living far from her daughter, and a bit about her daughter's father and the work that he did. Before embarking on a conversation about her divined medicine cards, how they came to her, and the amazing gifts they have brought to her and others who use them.

    Mel Hofmann is a fine artist and energy healer based in Berkeley, California where she lives with her wife of 24 years, Jayne, and their dog. Mel and Jayne have a daughter who is 31 years old and lives in New Jersey, who, along with her late father are both in the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Crip Camp.

    Mel is the creator of the Sacred Journey Medicine Cards.

    Mel has a Free Gift:

    Free one-card readings from her Sacred Journey Medicine Cards deck.

    Partway down the home page of her, website https://melhofmann.com/, you will find how to redeem that gift.



    You can find Mel here:

    https://melhofmann.com/ 

    @sacredjourneydeck

    You can find Queer Voicez here:

    Website: www.queervoicez.org

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/QueerVoicez

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/queervoicez/


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    • 16 min
    Ep 33 Collin Hughes Shares about Losing his Granddaughter and the Pain of Suicide

    Ep 33 Collin Hughes Shares about Losing his Granddaughter and the Pain of Suicide

    Trigger Warning: We talk about suicide, attempted and finalized.

    I spoke to Collin about the Tragic loss of his teenage granddaughter, and how he now has created a website with resources and lots of love to reach out to those in need of support.

    Collin grew up with three dreams, to be a cowboy, a pilot, and an actor. He rode bulls for 18 years and competed with some of the great legends in the sport of rodeo. He is now a retired airline pilot and a voice actor. He goes after what he wants. What he wants now is to use his public speaking skills to advocate for suicide awareness. This desire came on June 10, 2022, when he received the news of his granddaughter taking her own life.

    Collin’s website www.stopsuicide.life

    September is Suicide Prevention Month

    Reach out

    http://www.queervoicez.org/resources--events.html 


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    • 29 min
    Episode 32: Marni Panas Shares about the Importance of Pronouns

    Episode 32: Marni Panas Shares about the Importance of Pronouns

    Marni and I spoke about pronouns and how you are showing respect to someone by using them. But, also the importance of everyone sharing their pronouns.

    Marni Panas leads the Diversity and Inclusion team with one of Canada's largest employers. She holds a degree in Health Administration and a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional designation. Marni has contributed to legislation and policy protecting human rights for individuals at the provincial and federal levels in Canada. She was a member of the Advisory Committee that helped draft the apology that Prime Minister Justine Trudeau delivered to LGBTQ2S+ people in Canada in the House of Commons in November 2017. Marni is also a transgender woman, who has been very transparent throughout her journey in the hopes of fostering acceptance through education and respectful dialogue. You can hear Marni in local and national media and she has made appearances on CNN and the BBC. You can also learn more about Marni in her TEDxYYC talk called “Finding Courage, Conquering Fear”.

    You can find Marni here:

    Twitter: @marnipanas

    Marni’s Tedx talk “Finding Courage, Conquering Fear” https://youtu.be/vSAk32W_wg0

    International Court System

    https://internationalcourtsystem.org/

    International Pronoun Day

    This year was yesterday October 20th

    International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities. International Pronouns Day began in 2018 and takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of October each year. Individuals and groups will participate in grassroots activities that they determine at the local level. https://pronounsday.org/


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    • 20 min
    Episode 31 featuring Jesse Ringer: You Don’t Look Gay

    Episode 31 featuring Jesse Ringer: You Don’t Look Gay

    Jesse and I spoke about stereotypes and not fitting them, and about how having a supportive family doesn’t necessarily make it easier to come out. We also talked about being comfortable being who you are.

    Jesse Ringer is a gay man living in Vancouver, BC with his husband. He runs a successful digital marketing agency, which he launched in 2017 called Method and Metric, an SEO agency that helps organizations turn their website into a powerful revenue-generating tool. Having bootstrapped his business from the ground up, Jesse and his team have built up a roster of international clients.

    You can find Jesse here:

    https://methodandmetric.com

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/methodandmetric

    Rainbow Connect was mentioned and you can find them here:

    If you sign up please use code YEGQUEERVZ

    https://www.rainbowconnect.ca/



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Customer Reviews

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MelHof65 ,

Top notch interviewer

Thanks again to Larissa for an excellent interview experience. I was thrilled to discover that you also host an educational program and a podcast about creativity. Best of luck with your work.

Savannah Hauk ,

Thank you for all you do!

Larissa is an important voice in the queer community, focusing her energies and passions to the mental health and physical well-being of our LGBTQ+ youth. I was honored to be a small part of the Queer Voicez experience. Thank you, Larissa!

Marcia Ledford ,

Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford and Larissa

Larissa is a great host. She asks great questions because she listens carefully. I loved being able to encourage LGBTQ youth that they/we do belong, and that we are experts in creating new families, especially when our birth families reject us. There is hope! Thank you Larissa!

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