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Coach Maddox, host of The Authentic Gay Man Podcast, reveals why so many gay men experience loneliness and isolation and the steps they can take, so they can create deep meaningful friendships that help them experience a profound sense of belonging and community. If you have ever felt like you were on the outside looking in, you’re not alone. It's a common theme among gay men. Maybe you are wondering what it means to be an Authentic Gay Man? Maddox engages his guests in honest and raw conversations, concerning topics that gay men rarely speak about. When we are able to get real with ourselves, it enables us to get real with others. That creates emotional intimacy…something we often fear and crave at the same time. Discover how to become more authentic and vulnerable, so you are magnetic to the people you engage with. Tune into each episode for a raw, candid, and uncensored exploration into the challenges of being an Authentic Gay Man. If you’re interested in gaining insights into your own challenges by hearing vulnerable stories of other gay men and if you aspire to be an Authentic Gay Man, this is the podcast for you.

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Coach Maddox, host of The Authentic Gay Man Podcast, reveals why so many gay men experience loneliness and isolation and the steps they can take, so they can create deep meaningful friendships that help them experience a profound sense of belonging and community. If you have ever felt like you were on the outside looking in, you’re not alone. It's a common theme among gay men. Maybe you are wondering what it means to be an Authentic Gay Man? Maddox engages his guests in honest and raw conversations, concerning topics that gay men rarely speak about. When we are able to get real with ourselves, it enables us to get real with others. That creates emotional intimacy…something we often fear and crave at the same time. Discover how to become more authentic and vulnerable, so you are magnetic to the people you engage with. Tune into each episode for a raw, candid, and uncensored exploration into the challenges of being an Authentic Gay Man. If you’re interested in gaining insights into your own challenges by hearing vulnerable stories of other gay men and if you aspire to be an Authentic Gay Man, this is the podcast for you.

    Fernando Velez discovers that it takes more than merely coming out to find true happiness

    Fernando Velez discovers that it takes more than merely coming out to find true happiness

    My guest, Fernando Velez, shares how painful being in the closet and unable to be himself was for him.  He describes how hard he tried to get the love and validation, that he needed, from others... friends and partners.  It never worked out that way.  He experienced constant rejection until he realized that he couldn't expect acceptance or love from others, unless he was willing to give it to himself first.  Fernando is obviously an old soul, who shares much wisdom.  If you struggle with accepting and loving yourself, this episode is for you.

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    Paul J Williams unpacks layers of reasons behind secret substance addiction

    Paul J Williams unpacks layers of reasons behind secret substance addiction

    Paul J Williams tells a story about how he tried alcohol, pot, cocaine, and ecstasy.  Each was not his thing and he walked away.  But, a perfect storm presented itself the first time he used crystal meth, while engaging is sex.  In that moment it calmed his shame of being gay, gay sex, being sexually abused, and his fear of being inadequate.  This went on for years until the final play of the perfect storm was an attempted suicide.  Clean and sober since 2015, Paul's story of what his life is like now is interesting and inspiring.  I suspect many will relate to some aspects of his journey.

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    Alex Benedict's pride cost him his happiness, until the Universe stepped in

    Alex Benedict's pride cost him his happiness, until the Universe stepped in

    Alex Benedict's most challenging event in life was his family falling apart as a result of his mother's suicide.  He had a brother and sister that he was estranged from for over 20 years.  His sister's tragic death to lung cancer brought he and his brother back together, with a very unexpected outcome.  If pride is hijacking your happiness by preventing you from forgiving, this episode is for you.

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    David Beers takes the stage at a United Methodist Conference to speak his truth

    David Beers takes the stage at a United Methodist Conference to speak his truth

    David Beers returns for his second guest appearance.  This time, with an epilogue story of a major life transformation that he experienced, since we recorded the first episode.  After a lifetime of struggling to be his most authentic self, David, spontaneously, stepped into his power and spoke his truth on the stage at a United Methodist Conference.  He speaks of how this experience has already manifested obvious changes and opportunities in his life.  If you could use a little inspiration right now,  you'll benefit from David's story.

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    Taylor Brorby gets outed by a family member before he's ready

    Taylor Brorby gets outed by a family member before he's ready

    My guest, Taylor Brorby, got outed to his parents, in his mid 20s, by an aunt.  It came very unexpected and caught Taylor completely off guard.  His parents were not amused. Taylor went through about 3 years of torment until he finally severed contact with his parents, admitting that they had become abusive.  His journey is that of triumph in the wake of a very painful experience.  Taylor's story is very inspiring, filled with strength, courage, and eventually thriving.  Although we didn't talk about this during the episode, I think the moral to the story is... the longer you wait to come out, the greater the chance that someone or something could blindside you before you are prepared.

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    Jon Carl Lewis talks about going through conversion therapy to escape being gay

    Jon Carl Lewis talks about going through conversion therapy to escape being gay

    My guest, Jon Carl Lewis, was raised in an evangelical religion and received early messages that being gay was definitely not OK.  For 10 years, starting at puberty, Jon Carl did everything he could do to "pray the gay away".  When that failed, in his early 20's, he entered into conversation therapy.  His personal recounting of this experience blew my mind.  At age 56, his journey with reconciling his love for Jesus and undeniably being gay has been a very long and slow process.  His breakthrough came only 2 years ago.  Now, he describes a beautiful sense of inner peace.  If religion has played havoc with your life as a homosexual, I invite you to listen.

    Jon Carl is a spiritual director, writer, and public speaker.

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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Gnarles2 ,

Great podcast!

I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect but I have been really impressed with the content and the interview style. Lots of good advice and interesting guests.

JustDanTimberlake ,

Insightful and Heartwarming

Came here after hearing you on the Wealth Beyond Money podcast. I love the wisdom and vulnerability you bring to each conversation. Keep it up!

Ebbj438 ,

Truth

Thank you Maddox. I love these emotionally intelligent conversations. These deep conversations raise the vibration of your listeners.

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