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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://anchor.fm/queervoicez/support

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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://anchor.fm/queervoicez/support

    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/



    www.QueerVoicez.org


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    • 25 min
    Episode 30 featuring Lee Wind: They Were Gay? No Way!

    Episode 30 featuring Lee Wind: They Were Gay? No Way!

    Lee and I spoke of Queer History and his books sharing the history of some very famous people who were gay.  Lee has an amazing site full of books and resources that he never had growing up.

    Lee Wind’s superpower is stories – true and fictional – that center marginalized kids and teens and celebrate their power to change the world. Closeted until his 20s, Lee writes the books that would have changed his life as a young Gay kid. His latest book is the nonfiction “No Way, They Were Gay? Hidden Lives and Secret Loves” for readers age 11 and up, honored as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection. Lee's award-winning blog, I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read? highlights books, culture, and politics for LGBTQ youth and their allies.

    Check out Lee’s website https://www.leewind.org and you can even take a quiz to find out a secret about Michael Angelo’s ‘David’ https://www.leewind.org/quiz/

    You can find Lee’s books here:

    No Way, They Were Gay?: Hidden Lives and Secret Loves (Queer History Project) https://amzn.to/3ifo01e

    Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill https://amzn.to/3kRHb2y

    Red and Green and Blue and White https://amzn.to/3EZ2QOF



    October is LGBT History Month

    About LGBT History Month

    How It Works

    Each year LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images, and other resources.

    LGBT History Is History

    “LGBT History Month sends an important message to our nation’s teachers, school boards, community leaders, and youth about the vital importance of recognizing and exploring the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in American history."

    Background

    In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history, and gathered other teachers and community leaders. They selected October because public schools are in session and existing traditions, such as Coming Out Day (October 11), occur that month.

    Celebrate Our Heritage

    The LGBT community is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public schools, or in religious institutions. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and makes the civil rights statement about our extraordinary national and international contributions.

    https://lgbthistorymonth.com/


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    • 24 min
    Episode 29 Melissa DaSilva spoke of ending mental health stigmas

    Episode 29 Melissa DaSilva spoke of ending mental health stigmas

    Melissa spoke of trans awareness and training as well as the mental health needs of our community and first responders. End the stigma!

    Melissa is a therapist, career coach, author, podcast host, and artist. She started her career in social work, focusing on children and wellness in her community. Over the years, she’s found countless ways to help others thrive through therapy, coaching, and a dedication to spreading information and resources to LGBTQ+ individuals.

    You can find Melissa here:

    www.melissadasilva.com

    @realmelissadasilva


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    • 12 min
    Ep 28: Nicky Scorpio Talks about Growing Up in an LGBT+ Home and What that Meant

    Ep 28: Nicky Scorpio Talks about Growing Up in an LGBT+ Home and What that Meant

    Nicky and I had a great discussion about growing up in an LGBT+ home and the bullying and harassment he received from people who did not understand

    Nicky Scorpio is a senior songwriter and producer. He was raised in an LGBTQ+ home. Raised by two lesbians and losing a gay birth father to AIDS while living in a rough part of town opened Nicky’s eyes to injustice. Nicky’s main agenda is sharing his story to encourage people who identify as LGBTQ+ to share their stories and celebrate life. Nicky just released his debut single IRREGULAR which has all 9 solfeggio healing frequencies in it.

    You can find Nicky here:

    www.Yonickyscorpio.com

    http://www.instagram.com/yonickyscorpio

    http://waw.tiktok.com/yonickyscorpio

    http://www.twitter.com/yonickyscorpio

    www.thesophisticatedpsychos.com


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    • 21 min
    Episode 27: Tammy Plunkett speaks about having a transgender child, and giving yourself processing time as a parent

    Episode 27: Tammy Plunkett speaks about having a transgender child, and giving yourself processing time as a parent

    Tammy and I spoke about her children, and the real emotions and processing time you need as a parent. Although she speaks of that processing being very separate from the acceptance of your child. One does not exclude the other.

    Tammy Plunkett left her career as a registered nurse to stay home and raise her four children. It turned out that she could only take so much Sesame Street and returned to her first love—writing. Tammy spent a few years working solely in fiction then switched gears to non-fiction while she practiced as a life coach and writing coach. After her third child came out as transgender, she focused her work on helping parents of transgender kids. She is contracted to Jessica Kingsley Publishers for her next book Beyond Pronouns: The Essential Guide for Parents of Trans Kids releasing in the summer of 2022.

    You can find Tammy here:

    https://www.tammyplunkett.com/defining-transgender

    August 27 is Wear it Purple Day

    Wear It Purple strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering, and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.

    Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 in response to global stories of real teenagers, real heartache, and their very real responses. In 2010, several rainbow young people took their own lives following bullying and harassment resulting from the lack of acceptance of their sexuality or gender identity.

    https://www.wearitpurple.org/


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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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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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