Podcast: This Queer Book Saved My Life!

Unstoppable Stories: A Banned Books Festival

Unstoppable Stories: A Banned Books Festival The festival is part of the Teaching Truth Campaign and coincides with the launch of Banned Books Week, Oct. 1-7, 2023. As the festival name declares, Stories are Unstoppable. They celebrate who we are out loud, despite attempts at censorship. They lift up our experiences, connect us across our…

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Drag Edition! Live at Lush!

Come join us at LUSH Lounge and Theatre in NE Minneapolis from 6 – 8pm on May 18, 2023. See the map below for how to get Lush! The event is free, but we do recommend you RSVP here! We’ll be fundraising for the ACLU Drag Defense Fund and have drag performances by Connie Taylor…

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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with McKenzie Wark and Raving

Hello! Meet McKenzie Wark and her new book Raving. It’s 7 Minutes in Book Heaven! Where we meet queer authors and talk with them about the new books they have coming out for us to love and cuddle up with. What’s Raving about? McKenzie takes us into the undisclosed locations of New York’s thriving underground queer and trans rave…

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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Gerardo Sámano Córdova and Monstrilio

Hello! Welcome to our LGBT podcast 7 Minutes in Book Heaven – presented to you by This Queer Book Saved My Life! In this podcast, we spend 7 minutes in our virtual studio interviewing LGBTQ authors about their new and upcoming books for us to love and cuddle up with. Today, we meet Gerardo Sámano Córdova and his new…

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When you go up the mountain you don’t know what you’ll find with Gerard Cabrera

Welcome to our LGBT podcast! In this episode, we meet Gerard Cabrera (he/him) and I talk with him about The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann. Gerard tells me that, “The Magic Mountain is about educating yourself and trying to make decisions for how you want to live your own life. Do you want to follow…

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TEST – When you go up the mountain you don’t know what you’ll find with Gerard Cabrera

Welcome to our LGBT podcast! In this episode, we meet Gerard Cabrera (he/him) and I talk with him about The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann. Gerard tells me that, “The Magic Mountain is about educating yourself and trying to make decisions for how you want to live your own life. Do you want to follow…

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Reclaiming our coming out stories with Jacob Aloi and Becky Albertalli

Welcome! In this episode, we meet Jacob Aloi (he/him) and I talk with him about Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. This YA novel follows 16-year old Simon Spier as he navigates coming out as well as meeting his first love. The book really tackles coming out stories and owning them. It was also adapted…

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A third season

Things I ruminate about while producing an LGBT podcast: Can I go the distance? I read a statistic that said most podcasts fail within the first year. Gulp. Well, not fail as is everything imploded. More, fail as in the investment of time and resources continues to grow and grow, while the returns don’t seem to…

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Facing The Homophobia In Our Families with Barrak Alzaid and Sarah Schulman

Welcome to our LGBT podcast! In this episode, we meet Barrak Alzaid (he/him) and talk with him about Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences by Sarah Schulman. This book invites us to understand familial homophobia as a cultural crisis, rather than a personal or an individual problem. Barrak shares with us, “What I think saved me…

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God Cares About The Most Marginalized Bodies with Shannon TL Kearns

Welcome to our LGBT podcast! In this episode we’re talking with the Reverend Shannon TL Kearns (he/him) about Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson. Rev. Kearns was raised fundamentalist Evangelical, however he went on to become the first openly Transgender man ordained to the Old Catholic Priesthood. Our wide-ranging discussion includes how Oranges…

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