35 episodes

Witty Banter with Co-Hosts Kurtis Sunset & Leah Halston followed by educational interviews and stories from LGBTQ+ rural folk.

Weathering Rainbows Kurtis Sunset & Leah Halston

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 ‱ 23 Ratings

Witty Banter with Co-Hosts Kurtis Sunset & Leah Halston followed by educational interviews and stories from LGBTQ+ rural folk.

    Gendering Graduation Gowns with Marcus Macchi

    Gendering Graduation Gowns with Marcus Macchi

    Have you ever wondered how to fight school policies that are not gender inclusive? Interested in learning about the life of a transgender student?

     

    In this episode, Kurtis Sunset interviews Marcus Macchi. Marcus is a transgender male that discusses how he managed to change the graduation gown policy at his Catholic high school. Today, many schools still have policies that force students to wear a color robe based on gender often forcing transgender students to wear the color robe that is based on their gender assigned at birth. The outdated policies should be looked into across the country and Marcus tells how he changed it at his own school.

     

    But first, Kurtis Sunset and Leah Halston answer some of the questions that folks submitted at Kentuckiana Pride including questions on feelings for their best friends, favorite drinks, and early sexual experiences.

     

    For more information visit us at http://www.weatheringrainbows.com

    For the latest updates follow us on insta: https://www.instagram.com/weatheringrainbows/

     

    GUEST LINKS

    Marcus Macchi: https://www.instagram.com/marcus_macchi/

     

    HOSTED BY

    Kurtis Sunset: https://www.instagram.com/kurtis_sunset/

    Leah Halston: https://www.instagram.com/lelehalston/

     

    RESOURCES:

    APP Suggestion - https://www.refugerestrooms.org/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    From Ukraine to America with Social Media Star Art Bezrukavenko

    From Ukraine to America with Social Media Star Art Bezrukavenko

    Ever wonder how to be successful on TikTok? From another country and need advice on starting life after moving to America?

     

    In this episode, Kurtis Sunset and Leah Halston interview “Art” Bezrukavenko. Art is a Ukrainian immigrant that moved to America with just $500 in his pocket. He is now a well-known TikTok Star and Social Media Influencer after going viral in 2020 with his coming out video holding an LGBTQ+ flag in front of the Bank of America. Art tells his story from Ukraine to America, then answers some fun questions that his fans have likely never heard him answer.

     

    But first, Kurtis Sunset gives a bit of information on LGBTQ+ rights and fight for LGBTQ+ progress in Ukraine in the midst of war.

     

    For more information visit us at http://www.weatheringrainbows.com

    For the latest updates follow us on insta: https://www.instagram.com/weatheringrainbows/

     

    GUEST LINKS

    Art Bezrukavenko: https://www.instagram.com/itsartbezrukavenko/

    Art in the Park: https://www.instagram.com/artintheparkshow/

    Art’s Website: https://www.onlyartiom.com

     

    HOSTED BY

    Kurtis Sunset: https://www.instagram.com/kurtis_sunset/

    Leah Halston: https://www.instagram.com/lelehalston/

     

    SUPPORT LGBTQ+ UKRAINIANS

    OutRight Action International: https//outrightinternational.org/ukraine

     

    YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/rGdIlCCbgxI

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Southern Transgender Daughter with Jennifer Richardson and Caley Logsdon

    Southern Transgender Daughter with Jennifer Richardson and Caley Logsdon

    Have you ever wondered about the process of transitioning? How about how you should support your transgender son or daughter through their transition?
     
    In this episode, Kurtis Sunset interviews Jennifer Richardson and Caley Logsdon in our first tag team mother/daughter interview ever. Caley is a transgender woman that has vast knowledge on the health industry and how to support transgender individuals in the workforce. Jennifer discusses how she was a supportive mother through Caley’s transition and how she hopes to bring more Pride events and understanding of the LGBTQ+ community to rural areas like Owensboro, Kentucky.
     
    But first, Kurtis Sunset and Leah Halston answer some of the questions that folks submitted at Kentuckiana Pride including questions on fruit and how to approach guys.

    For more information visit us at http://www.weatheringrainbows.com
    For the latest updates follow us on insta: https://www.instagram.com/weatheringrainbows/

    GUEST LINKS
    Jennifer Richardson: https://www.instagram.com/jennifer.richardson1974/
    Caley Logsdon: https://www.instagram.com/southern_trans/

    HOSTED BY
    Kurtis Sunset: https://www.instagram.com/kurtis_sunset/
    Leah Halston: https://www.instagram.com/lelehalston/

    Youtube: https://youtu.be/2bD2iYjBf4g

    • 1 hr 35 min
    The Story of Transgender Troops with Lt. Col. Bree Fram

    The Story of Transgender Troops with Lt. Col. Bree Fram

    Have you ever wondered what life is like for Transgender Troops? How about an interest in working for the U.S. Space Force?

    In this episode, Kurtis Sunset interviews Lt. Col. Bree Fram. Lt. Col. Bree Fram is the President of SPARTA, an organization that advocates and educates about transgender military service and is dedicated to the support and professional development of over 1400 transgender service members. She is also an astronautical engineer and serves in the US Space Force.

    But first, Kurtis Sunset and Leah Halston chat about rebooting their mental health, taking a break after the many pride events this year, and how their soul mates are clearly in other galaxies after seeing the James Webb Space Telescope images.

    For more information visit us at http://www.weatheringrainbows.com

    For the latest updates follow us on insta: https://www.instagram.com/weatheringrainbows/

     

    GUEST LINKS

    Lt. Col Bree Fram: https://www.instagram.com/bree.fram/

    Lt. Col Bree Fram: https://breefram.com

     

    HOSTED BY

    Kurtis Sunset: https://www.instagram.com/kurtis_sunset/

    Leah Halston: https://www.instagram.com/lelehalston/

     

    RESOURCES:

    SPARTA - https://www.spartapride.org

     

    SPONSORS:

    JUST FUND KY - https://www.justfundky.org

     

    SHOW REFERENCES:

    Realistic Baby Dolls - https://www.instagram.com/baby_of_mine_nursery/

     

    YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/XHSxZoVhdlM

    • 1 hr 25 min
    My Gay Online Boyfriend Chris Stanley

    My Gay Online Boyfriend Chris Stanley

    For the first time since Chris Stanley's My Gay Online Boyfriend Competition he spills the real tea about the competition, but it doesn't stop there! Chris then gets placed in the HOT SEAT to figure out if he's actually compatible with the ultimate winner, Kurtis Sunset, and then gets grilled by the past contestants. He answers all of the questions you've ever wanted to know! The interview with Chris starts at around the 34 min mark in this episode.   

    But first, Kurtis Sunset discusses Weathering Rainbows One Year Anniversary and makes a couple HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS, including the brand new comedy show, Rainbow Holler!   

    This show also features music by Eric Zimmerman (also from MGOBF) and Tayzzy! Both of which have signed on to be a part of the Rainbow Holler Crew!  

    MGOBF PLAYLIST  

    GUEST LINKS:

    Chris Stanley Instagram

    Chris Stanley Youtube

    HOSTED BY: 

    Kurtis Sunset 

    Leah Halston

    FOLLOW THE SHOW 

    For more information visit us at www.weatheringrainbows.com

    For the latest updates follow us on insta: @weatheringrainbows

    Weathering Rainbows Youtube:  @Weathering Rainbows    

    FOLLOW MUSIC ARTIST: 

    Eric Zimmerman 

    Tayzzy

    FOLLOW ANIMATOR: 

    @drawnbychristian





     
     






     

    • 1 hr 58 min
    The Gay DJ of Country Radio with Chad Benefield

    The Gay DJ of Country Radio with Chad Benefield

    Ever hear the stereotype that gays and country don't mix? Well, Chad Benefieldput that to the test when he became the morning Co-Host of WBKR (A country music radio station)!

    In this episode, Kurtis Sunset interviews Chad Benefield about his time at WBKR, and his time battling for an LGBTQ+ Fairness Ordinance in Owensboro, Kentucky! But Chad this show was so packed with amazing stories that Chad will clearly have to pop in again to finish up this wild life adventure.  

    But first, Kurtis Sunset and Leah Halston update you and prepare you for pride. Kurtis announces who the guest of honor this year will be for Weathering Rainbows! Then, the two discuss some country music and a bit about upcoming Pride Celebrations!  

    FOLLOW THE SHOW 

    For more information visit us at www.weatheringrainbows.com

    For the latest updates follow us on insta: @weatheringrainbows





     
     






     

    • 1 hr 39 min

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