This Queer Book Saved My Life!

Paul Takes The Form of a Mortal Girl with Saraid de Silva and Andrea Lawlor

Hello! This book made me think about how my relationship to myself is lifelong. Today we meet Saraid de Silva and we’re talking about the book that saved her life: Paul Takes The Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor. Saraid de Silva is the author of Amma and a screen writer on the…

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LGBTQ Book Bans: Narrating the Crisis

Hello! A deep dive into LGBTQ book bans with two of the nation’s leading researchers. Today, we are joined by Sabrina Baêta and Tasslyn Magnusson. They are leading researchers in the United States on LGBTQ book bans in our schools. They led efforts to research and write the new 2024 PEN America report Banned in…

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The Fire Next Time with Kim Hines

Hello! When I read his work I feel like he was a good close friend that I lost. That’s how much he resonates with me. Today we meet Kim Hines and we’re talking about the book that saved her life: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin. Kim Hines is a playwright, actor, director, and…

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We Are All Armenian with Natalie Cruz

Hello! Seriously though. When you’re life is hyphenated, how do you put it altogether to live the life you want? Today we meet Natalie Cruz and we’re talking about the book that saved her life: We Are All Armenian edited by Aram Mrjoian and featuring eighteen essayists. Natalie lives in Philly, is the managing editor…

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Loveless with Jake Mier

Hello! They say what matters most is love. But for a lot of us…that’s not what matters most. Today we meet Jake Mier and we’re talking about the book that saved their life: Loveless by Alice Oseman. Jake lives in the Twin Cities and works in restorative justice. Loveless is the funny, honest, messy, completely…

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Catching the Queer Spirit!

Hello! We’re kindred queer spirits in podcasting. Today we have a special cross-pollination episode with the Queer Spirit podcast.  The Queer Spirit podcast has conversations with embodied artists, practitioners and activists who care for, enliven and empower our 2SLGBTQ+ communities to thrive + flourish. Their hosts are Nick Venegoni, MA (he>they) and TanyaMarck Oviedo (they/them)….

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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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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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