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Listen for free every week, as a different student, graduate or LGBT+ producer tells their most #QueerAF story on the podcast by National Student Pride. Hosted by Jamie Wareham, we commission young LGBT+ producers to tell their own stories so long as they are beyond the binary, sex-positive, challenge mental health, sexuality and identity taboos – or have unicorns spewing rainbows everywhere. Download and take the best UK lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer story podcast with you, as recommended by Cosmopolitan, Gay Star News, Attitude Magazine, Spotify Digital Pride collection and Apple Podcast's Pride collection. The show was nominated for a British Podcast Award 2019. We're back in 2020 with Season 4, with more LGBT+ reporters than ever.


#QueerAF keeps the pride of conversation – that is National Student Pride, an event for LGBT+ students and graduates – a discussion that carries on all year round. We have the UK's biggest free LGBT+ job fair powered by Pride.Careers, taboo challenging and topical panel discussions, live recordings of the show and tantalising performances. Don't miss the biggest event in the UK's student calendar, in February, the UK's LGBT History Month.

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Listen for free every week, as a different student, graduate or LGBT+ producer tells their most #QueerAF story on the podcast by National Student Pride. Hosted by Jamie Wareham, we commission young LGBT+ producers to tell their own stories so long as they are beyond the binary, sex-positive, challenge mental health, sexuality and identity taboos – or have unicorns spewing rainbows everywhere. Download and take the best UK lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer story podcast with you, as recommended by Cosmopolitan, Gay Star News, Attitude Magazine, Spotify Digital Pride collection and Apple Podcast's Pride collection. The show was nominated for a British Podcast Award 2019. We're back in 2020 with Season 4, with more LGBT+ reporters than ever.


#QueerAF keeps the pride of conversation – that is National Student Pride, an event for LGBT+ students and graduates – a discussion that carries on all year round. We have the UK's biggest free LGBT+ job fair powered by Pride.Careers, taboo challenging and topical panel discussions, live recordings of the show and tantalising performances. Don't miss the biggest event in the UK's student calendar, in February, the UK's LGBT History Month.

    Did you get a haircut to work out how to be queer too?

    Did you get a haircut to work out how to be queer too?

    Does Rosa need to get a queer haircut to feel part of the community? 


    That’s what she explores in her university town of Bristol this week on #QueerAF. 


    Meeting the towns local queer hairdresser who has been helping trans, non-binary and LGBT+ people feel more at home with the identity they want to show to the world. 


    And despite Rosa’s love for her femme, long hair. She wonders after seeing so many people get empowered by having the chop – whether she wants to or should have a queer haircut too. 


    Something, by the end of this episode she resolves – for better or worse. 
     
    Subscribe to #QueerAF now on Spotify, Apple and podcast apps everywhere.
     
    Producer Rosa Eaton
    Rosa Eaton is the Charles Parker Award winning Radio Producer, Theatre Maker and Artist. Eager to tell true stories, with a special in sex and death. (She/her)
    https://twitter.com/RosaEaton 
     
    LGBTQ #QueerAF track of the week:
    Dan Bowskill’s Lick It Back is on YouTube. https://youtu.be/YavrQn7rUDM 
    Find Dan on Twitter @morethanmusic1
     
    National Student Pride 2020 
    This season is inspired by National Student Pride's themes:
    - Carving out space for womxn in the community
    - Queer Sex
    - Disability
    - Researching the Rainbow (STEM)
     
    Find out more about the festival, back on the 21st-23rd February, and visit www.studentpride.co.uk – where we have yet another amazing star-studded live podcast recording on the main stage.
     
    We are #QueerAF. And so are you. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 30 min
    Young, vulnerable and new to a big city: I became the target of an online predator

    Young, vulnerable and new to a big city: I became the target of an online predator

    Young, vulnerable and new to a big city: I became the target of an online predator


    Five years ago, Rory was drugged and sexually assaulted by two men, who I met while using Grindr. 


    Young, vulnerable and new to a big city – growing up without any LGBTQ inclusive sex education in school – I became the target for an online predator.


    It’s been difficult coming to terms with this attack, but five years on later Rory is telling his story on his own terms on the #QueerAF podcast, in the hope it might inspire others to be empowered by it.


    With thanks to Rory Boyle, Survivors UK, Stay Brave and David Stuart for support for this episode.


    Read Rory's opinion piece in the Metro now:
    https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/12/drugged-sexually-assaulted-online-hook-up-went-wrong-12213912/


    Subscribe to #QueerAF now on Spotify, Apple and podcast apps everywhere.


    Support
    https://www.survivorsuk.org/
    https://www.staybrave.org.uk/help


    Producer Rory Boyle:
    Rory Boyle is a radio presenter, podcaster and event producer. He currently makes the podcast Queer Ear, for Transmission Roundhouse, and works across a number of organisations focused on creating opportunities for young people in the performing arts.
    http://twitter.com/mrroryboyle


    LGBTQ #QueerAF track of the week:
    Should’ve Loved Me by Kush is on Spotify, find him on @Kushting on Twitter and Instagram. Links in the description. Have a #QueerAF week. 
    twitter.com/kushting
    instagram.com/kushting
    https://open.spotify.com/track/1MnKSqqtSoTTcdACFmBn1M?si=6vXe-1r3Q-eAenrV4OWXfA


    National Student Pride 2020 
    This season is inspired by National Student Pride's themes:
    - Carving out space for womxn in the community
    - Queer Sex
    - Disability
    - Researching the Rainbow (STEM)
     
    Find out more about the festival, back on the 22nd-24th February, and visit www.studentpride.co.uk – where we have yet another amazing star-studded live podcast recording on the main stage.
     
    We are #QueerAF. And so are you. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 41 min
    Everything you need to know about being in a queer relationship

    Everything you need to know about being in a queer relationship

    Pansexual reporter Kenya Jay Scarlett speaks to queer couples to find out everything you need to know about being in a relationship. 
     
    From getting together to breaking up and how her pansexuality has left her feeling some people are way too focused on gender.
     
    This week on #QueerAF whether you've had one or not, we take you on a crash course on being in a queer relationship.
     
    Subscribe now on Spotify, Apple and podcast apps everywhere.
     
    This season is inspired by National Student Pride's themes:
    - Carving out space for womxn in the community
    - Queer Sex
    - Disability
    - Researching the Rainbow (STEM)
     
    Find out more about the festival, back on the 22nd-24th February, and visit www.studentpride.co.uk – where we have yet another amazing star-studded live podcast recording on the main stage.
     
    We are #QueerAF. And so are you. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 38 min
    To prepare for my mum's gay wedding, I talked to her about sexuality for the first time

    To prepare for my mum's gay wedding, I talked to her about sexuality for the first time

    To prepare for my mum's gay wedding, I talked to her about sexuality for the first time


    Journalist Eve Hartley sits down with her mum, ahead of her same-sex wedding, to discuss for the first time what her mum went through when she came out while Eve was only a few years old.


    Eve reflects on how her journey to understanding sexuality was so different to her mums. And the reason for that is all thanks to her Mum.


    Before celebrating her wedding, Eve sits down to tell her mum, that she is her ultimate queer icon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min
    We're back... Season 4 – Trailer

    We're back... Season 4 – Trailer

    #QueerAF is back for season four. With more LGBT+ reporters than ever.


    This year our stories come from Bristol, Manchester, Milton Keynes, with reporters from Northern Ireland, Leeds, London and beyond.


    When you listen – you support the students, graduates and LGBT+ reporters we mentor to build their audio portfolio. And they tell you beautifully produced queer stories. 


    They have stories on asexuality, sex shame, how to be happy and single, pansexuality, everything you need to know about being in a queer relationship, why LBQT women's spaces need a revolution and so much more.


    Back in your podcast feed, get us for free, every Monday from Jan 27. 


    Subscribe now on Spotify, Apple and podcast apps everywhere.


    This season is inspired by National Student Pride's themes:
    - Carving out space for womxn in the community
    - Queer Sex
    - Disability
    - Researching the Rainbow (STEM)


    Find out more about the festival, back on the 22nd-24th February, and visit www.studentpride.co.uk – where we have yet anohter amazing star studded live podcast recording on the main stage.


    We are #QueerAF. And so are you.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 2 min
    Everybody's Talking About Jamie: The story behind musical, with Dan Gillespie Sells and Layton Williams

    Everybody's Talking About Jamie: The story behind musical, with Dan Gillespie Sells and Layton Williams

    Don't mess with a boy in a dress, he was born to impress.


    Lead singer of the feeling and writer of the musical that’s taken the UK’s west end by storm Dan Gillespie Sells, joinst us for our season three finale, to tell the story behind the soundtrack to your #QueerAF life: Everybody's Talking About Jamie.


    In an ever changing world, the way we identify is constantly being challenged. Not just by people around us, but by ourselves too. And that’s why Jamie New, the 16 year old from Sheffield in the north of the UK, who’s career test says he’ll only amount to being a forklift truck driver – is such a refreshing story to watch, enjoy, and for queers everywhere – to see themselves in. And even better? It was inspired by a true story.


    We interview Dan Gillespie Sells, lead singer in the Feeling and writer of the show, and star Layton Williams who is playing Jamie in the UK's West End.


    With thanks to all to contributors this season. if you haven’t yet go back and listen to Martin Joseph, Jacob Edwards, Sebastian Hendra, Max Taylor, Cassie Galpin, Alice Taplin, and Patrick Reardon Morgan’s episodes. 


    For today’s episode thanks to Dan Gillespie Sells, Layton Williams and the team at Everybody’s talking about Jamie – and if you’re desperate to see the story but geography is getting in the way. Dan told us the movie is very much, in production.


    Just like Season 4 of the show, so stay subscribed on your podcast feeds, and bring us back faster with ratings and reviews in Apple, Spotify, Google podcasts or what ever app you listen in. Share us on social media tag in @studentpride, the whole reason we make this show to keep the pride of conversation alive all year round. 


    Today’s show was produced by @jamie_wareham.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 33 min

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