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"Life beyond stigma and fear is possible. We are here to help..."

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"Life beyond stigma and fear is possible. We are here to help..."

    ThriveCast #12 -- Momma Ashley Rose!

    ThriveCast #12 -- Momma Ashley Rose!

    By popular demand, we are moving the ThriveCast to Thursday nights at 8 PM. This week we have the honor of speaking with "family-friendly" drag queen, Momma Ashley Rose​! Not only do we learn more about her amazing work with young teens in Polk county, but we also get to learn of her faith journey growing up Pentecostal and coming out, and to terms, with how she lives out her calling today. Plus, we get to hear a very special song she wrote and recorded. Be encouraged and inspired this coming Thursday night, 6/11 at 8 PM! Oh and she will be with us in the comment section when the video premieres so have your questions/feedback ready 3.

    Rose Dynasty Foundation: https://www.rosedynastyfoundationinc.org/
    Website: http://www.mommaashleyrose.com/
    Venmo @mommaAshleyrose cashapp: $mommaashleyrose

    • 1 hr 1 min
    ThriveCast #11 -- The Legendary Queen, Ms. Darcel Stevens

    ThriveCast #11 -- The Legendary Queen, Ms. Darcel Stevens

    Tonight, we are honored to hear from the legendary Queen, Ms. Darcel Stevens. Ms. Darcel grew up in a Christian home but took interesting turns through Baptist church, Pentecostal faith, UF graduate, the Military, and is now the Entertainment Director/Show Director Parliament House Resort. Ms. Darcel shares about her loving family, what influences her art, and a tumultuous spiritual journey. Ms. Darcel also shares a warm encouragement to viewers struggling to embrace their authentic self as both LGBTQ+ and a person of faith. She says, in essence, that God will never abandon you; nothing can separate you from the love of God regardless of the path you take to come home. Check out this inspiring interview! (Show mentioned website links below)

    Ms. Darcel on:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darcelstevensk/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MsDarcelStevens
    Oasis:https://www.google.com/…/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x54596be484be…
    Joy MCC: https://www.joymcc.com/
    Ms. Darcel's *amazing* and unique lip sync mentioned in the video: https://youtu.be/GS3o4dkKqtQ?t=146
    Parliament House: http://www.parliamenthouse.com/
    CashApp: $MsDarcel (go tip your girl!)

    More: To learn more about Thrive LGBTQ+, please visit www.thrive.lgbt or our Facebook community at http://facebook.com/thrivelgbt. Please leave comments or feedback in the comments below or private message us. You can also email randy@thrive.lgbt. Thank you!

    • 46 min
    ThriveCast #10 -- Special Guest Interview, Rev. Terri Steed Pierce

    ThriveCast #10 -- Special Guest Interview, Rev. Terri Steed Pierce

    Do you know what it is like to be a woman called to ministry in a conservative Baptist church... and a lesbian? ... who comes out... at seminary? :). Do you know what it is like to be a Pastor of a gay church (Joy MCC) in Orlando 1.4 miles from the Pulse Tragedy and seeking to be a voice of healing and unity during that time? Rev. Terri is the Thrive Board Vice-Chair and is a champion for the LGBTQ+ community. She is committed to her faith in so many ways including saving lives by speaking out against conversion therapy? Plus, she has the best shirts and infectious laugh. Rev. Terri shares an important and powerful account of her journey as well as some thought about the new film "Pray Away" that her fellow Board Member Yvette Schneider and Randy Thomas are in. Check it out!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Thrive Q&A #2 -- Conversion Therapy Does Exist And Is More Widespread Than You May Think

    Thrive Q&A #2 -- Conversion Therapy Does Exist And Is More Widespread Than You May Think

    What is conversion therapy? It's so much more than a licensed counselor abusing their professional license. It also includes pastoral and peer based resources. This video defines conversion therapy and explains how it manifests in more ways than most people know and calls for the end of this assault against LGBTQ+ youth and community. --- In the video, I flubbed up my email address, it is randy@thrive.lgbt

    • 33 min
    ThriveCast #9 - Special Guest Interview With Author Suzanne DeWitt Hall

    ThriveCast #9 - Special Guest Interview With Author Suzanne DeWitt Hall

    Normally when you put the words God and sex in one sentence it can produce quite a variety of responses. Tonight's ThriveCast guest, author Suzanne DeWitt Hall, says that God is not some far off deity with an opinion that stands off to the side while we do our thing. She says that God should not be seen as a condemning figure but a knowing participant in the creation, and fulfillment, of our sexual lives. Needless to say, this will be a fascinating discussion.

    From Suzanne's about page at https://www.wheretrueloveis.com/ : Suzanne DeWitt Hall is the author of the Where True Love Is devotional series and the Rumplepimple adventures for kids.

    Her work is designed to shine the light of love into hearts darkened by discrimination and fear.

    Suzanne lives with her beloved wife, two terriers, and a cat named Chicken. Her life is so full of joy it's surprising her house can hold it all.

    • 43 min
    KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs interviews Thrive's Executive Director

    KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs interviews Thrive's Executive Director

    Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to do a short interview with my friend Ben Patrick Johnson and his co-host Laura Anne Rowell. Ben had a big part of my coming out back in 2015. Be encouraged. Love ya' been and nice to meet you Laura.

    Published with permission.

    • 10 min

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