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Love Lives Here with Archie Arnold and Rowan Jetté Knox

Hello! All the love in our queer families. Today we meet Archie Arnold and we’re talking about the book that saved his life: Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family by Rowan Jetté Knox. Archie is a grant writer working at a community college in Minnesota. His career in grants and…

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The Gaily Show: The Sexy Liberal Tour is here! Plus F.T. Lukens!

Hello! A new episode of This Queer Book Saved My Life drops next week on April 16th! In our off weeks, we air the most recent episode of The Gaily Show which J.P. hosts for AM950 Radio. On today’s episode, Stephanie Miller joins us to talk about her upcoming Sexy Liberal Save the World Tour…

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Becoming a Man with K Jason Bryan

Hello! As gay kids we have to get through so much that we end up not remembering a lot of our childhoods. Today we meet K Jason Bryan and we’re talking about the book that saved his life: Becoming A Man: Half A Life Story by Paul Monette. Jason is a Sr Client Consultant for…

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Swinging on the Garden Gate with Sandy Hope and Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew

Hello! No one ever told me that I could be divine. That my sexuality was a gift. Today we meet Sandy Hope and we’re talking about the book that saved her life: Swinging on the Garden Gate by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew. And Elizabeth joins us for the conversation! Sandy is a licensed mental health counselor…

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Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim with Jacob Budenz

Hello! Today we meet Jacob Budenz and we’re talking about the book that saved their life: Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris. Jacob is a true multi-hyphenate: musician, author, performance artist, director, and witch. Jacob published their new book Tea Leaves in 2023 and is the front person for the band…

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Am I Blue with Ricardo Galaviz and Bruce Coville

Hello! Today we meet Ricardo Galaviz and we’re talking about the book that saved his life: Am I Blue by Bruce Coville. And Bruce joins us for the conversation! Ricardo (all pronouns) is the Associate Director of the Milwaukee LGBT Center. Bruce (he/him) is the author of over 100 books including My Teacher is an…

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To Kill A Mockingbird with Jean M. Gustafson

Hello! Today we meet Jean M. Gustafson and we’re talking about the book that saved her life: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Jean M. Gustafson is a seasoned attorney who specializes in various branches of law, including employment law, elder law, criminal and family law. She is licensed in the states of Minnesota,…

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The Gaily Show: The Banned Book Club with John Bracken

Hello! A new episode of This Queer Book Saved My Life drops next week on February 6th! In our off weeks, we air the most recent episode of The Gaily Show which J.P. hosts for AM950 Radio. On today’s episode, part two of our two-part series on The Banned Book Club. Today, we meet with…

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The Front Runner with Leon Acord

Hello! Today we meet Leon Acord and we’re talking about the book that saved his  life: The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren. Leon Acord is the author of the memoirs Expletives Not Deleted and Sub-Lebrity: The Queer Life of a Showbiz Footnote. Leon created, wrote, and starred in the TV series Old Dogs &…

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2024 GLAAD Media Award Nomination

GLAAD Media Award Nomination for Outstanding Podcast On January 17, 2024, our podcast This Queer Book Saved My Life was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Podcast by GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization.  Watch our discussion about the nomination on The Gaily Show and…

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