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.
Episode 10: Pedro aka Filha da Mãe speaks about his experiences growing up.
Pedro is a 34-year-old Portuguese actor, DJ, and dancer with Drag Taste an online food and drag experience.
Tomorrow April 23rd is the Day of Silence
Created in 1996 and held every April — April 23 this year — Day of Silence is a campaign that seeks to shed light on what many LGBTQ youth experience daily. Initially intended to focus on this problem within the school system, it has since expanded into workplaces, university campuses, and sporting events. Yearly, millions participate by staying silent for the duration of their day, representing the silencing of LGBTQ students.
Students go through the school day without speaking, ending the day with Breaking the Silence rallies and events to share their experiences during the protest and bring attention to ways their schools and communities can become more inclusive.
Episode 8: Rocky Roggio shares how the word ‘Homosexual’ was mistakenly added to the bible
Rocky Roggio and I talk about the movie she is directing showing when the word ‘Homosexual” was added to the bible and how that happened. Rocky shares why she chose to make this movie and how she has bridged the relationship with her father.
‘1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted a Culture’
More than 45,000 churches today still preach that homosexuality is a sin, citing biblical references that condemn “homosexuals.” What would change if churches discovered the truth — the word “homosexual” was added to the Bible in 1946 by mistake?
Rocky Roggio is an independent filmmaker and production designer (credits include House of Cards, Red Dawn). Rocky is also a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and moved out of her home after coming out to her conservative, religious parents. Rocky’s father, Sal Roggio, is a non-affirming pastor and preaches that the LGBTQIA+ lifestyle is sinful.
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Resources from 1946
Beloved Arise https://www.belovedarise.org/
Free Mom Hugs https://freemomhugs.org/
Book suggestions from 1946
Included in Christ by Cristy Perdue, MD
Walking the Bridgeless Canyon by Kathy Baldock
Episode 6: Lindsay Shares about Raising a Gender Creative Child
Lindsay is a mom of 3 amazing kids. You know the saying that if you have a son and a daughter, that you have a million-dollar family? Well, she has a billion-dollar family. Lindsay has a 15-year-old daughter, a 12-year-old son, and a 10-year-old gender creative child. Alix was assigned male at birth, and at the age of 4, insisted he was female, so they went along with it. Within the last year, he has grown to be gender creative and prefers male pronouns, but chose a gender-neutral name. Lindsay has been blessed to have friends in her life allow who have allowed her to be with them on their journey through gender questioning to full transition. Lindsay has even been a surrogate for a male gay couple. Some would consider her an ally, She views herself as human.
This week is National LGBT Health Awareness Week.
"This week is LGBT Health Awareness Week, a time to bring attention to the devastating cycle of discrimination and health disparities that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
LGBT people encounter discrimination in employment, relationship recognition, and insurance coverage on a regular basis; consequently, they are less likely to be able to afford vital health care than their straight and non-transgender neighbors. For LGBT people of color, barriers to care and health disparities are even greater."
For more information go to https://www.thetaskforce.org/its-lgbt-health-awareness-week/
Episode 4: Angelica shares the coping mechanisms she used when she wasn’t accepted by herself or family
Angelica grew up in Colombia and moved to Canada as a teenager. She has traveled from her own homophobia to acceptance of self. She currently lives in Alberta, Canada with her girlfriend.
Angelica referenced Eliot (Ellen) Page's show Gaycation https://www.vicetv.com/en_us/show/gaycation
Episode 3: Joy Love shares of using Instagram resources to help on their healing journey
Joy and I had a wonderful conversation about coming out and how painful that was for them, and how with self work and healing they have been able to come to terms with family and moving into their most authentic self.
Joy Love uses They/Them Pronouns and is a 22 years old intuitive self love and empowerment coach. Joy works with motivated self healers to empower themselves with radical self love and acceptance, to transform their doubts and fears into self trust, so they can have a relationship with themselves that feels healthy and wholesome. As with many queer humans, Joy didn't start out having the most loving and amazing relationship with themself. Coming from abuse and rejection and having turned that pain into their power, Joy is so passionate about using their gifts to help others heal themselves!
Joy has put together a wonderful list of Instagram resources that they have used to help on their journey.
Download the list here
Episode 2: Charlie Speaks about the Importance of a Chosen Family
Charlie is a 28 year old pansexual, polyamorous, engaged trans man. Charlie spends most of his free time with his dog and fiancee. For work, Charlie is a childcare provider who dreams of running his own dayhome.