PRIDE

PRIDE

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There is no singular LGBTQ experience. A community that celebrates with a rainbow flag deserves a podcast like PRIDE that is beyond labels, uplifting, and willing to have fun. PRIDE host Levi Chambers uses original reporting and interviews to bring you places you couldn’t otherwise experience. Ever wondered what it’s like to be gay in a gang? Did you know Hawaii has a big queer history? Guys, did you know it’s better to sit when you pee? No really! It’s science! There’s all kinds of things about sexuality, gender, and queer history that will surprise you. PRIDE is frank, enlightening and, hey, it’s 2019. So why not get with the times and be part of the conversation we’re having on our new weekly podcast from Straw Hut Media — PRIDE. Levi Chambers and his guests will open your mind, maybe make you laugh, and sometimes pull at your heartstrings as you meet doctors, experts, professionals, and most importantly, people just like you. Or maybe they’re people like your friends and neighbors. Eithe


Black Lives Matter
Jun 3 • 6 min
Black Lives Matter https://blacklivesmatter.com/ NAACP https://www.naacp.org/ The Marshall Project https://www.themarshallproject.org/ Ava Duvernay’s 13th https://www.netflix.com/title/80091741 Ta-Nehini Coates - The Case Reparations…
Best Version of Yourself w/ Carolina Gutierrez & Kristina Kitsos
May 27 • 35 min
You are the only one who knows what’s best for your body and your mind. That being said, it really helps to have a medical professional on your team. Be sure to follow Carolina and Kristina on IG! Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow…
On Stage With Hannah Einbinder
May 20 • 34 min
Hannah Einbinder’s comedy career and coming out coincided with waking up from six years on autopilot. Be sure to follow Hannah on IG and on Twitter! Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow the show and keep up with the conversation…
Come Out, Come Out! With Abigail Saguy
May 13 • 28 min
Come out, come out, wherever you are. The history of coming out and its unstoppable political and social power. Be sure to check out Abigail’s website: abigailsaguy.com Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow the show and keep up with the…
The Lost Boys’ Experience With Rocco Kayiatos
May 6 • 35 min
Camp Lost Boys is a place where age, sexual orientation, race, religion, and political leanings don’t matter. But all the campers have one important thing in common: they’re all trans men. Be sure to follow Rocco on IG! Your host is Levi Chambers,…
Out of the Shadowban With Rick & Griff
Apr 29 • 25 min
Adult entertainment democratized: Rick & Griff create steamy, dreamy content that may get them censored on Instagram, but it also earns them big bucks on OnlyFans. Be sure to follow Rick and Griff on IG! Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety.…
Defying Labels With Alexander Rodriguez
Apr 22 • 31 min
Alexander Rodriguez, host of celebrity interview podcast On the Rocks, talks about labels: Do they limit you or do they free you? Plus, the difference it makes to have someone in your corner always. Be sure to follow Alexander on IG and listen to On The…
Update for PRIDE Listeners!
Apr 15 • 1 min
Hey PRIDE listeners. We’re not releasing an episode this week, but we would love to know: How has the quarantine been for you? What have you been doing with your time? Have you been productive? Have you watched more tv and movies than ever in your life?…
Understanding COVID-19 With Dr. Ludo
Apr 8 • 35 min
COVID-19 has transformed life into something surreal. Dr. Ludovic Desvignes, infectious disease expert and researcher help address some of the uncertainty and questions that have loomed over us the last few weeks. Be sure to follow Ludo on IG! Your host…
The Queer History of the United States: Part 6
Apr 1 • 38 min
The Mattachine Society, New York City bars run by the mafia, the Stonewall uprising, plus, where gay rights met civil rights, women’s rights, and radical politics. Be sure to follow Eric on IG! Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow the…
The Queer History of the United States: Part 5
Mar 25 • 31 min
The origin of the term homosexual, Berlin at the turn of the century, Oscar Wilde’s forbidden love, and massive glorious New York City drag balls. Be sure to follow Eric on IG and John on Twitter! Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow…
The Queer History of the United States: Part 4
Mar 18 • 25 min
Truth be told… There hasn’t been a lot of diversity when it comes to United States presidents. In fact, besides Barack Obama, the position has exclusively gone to older white men. One of those old white men—JFK— was Catholic and that was a big deal.…
The Queer History of the United States: Part 3
Mar 11 • 28 min
By reading some of the hot and steamy letters from the Antebellum era in the United States, we learn about one of the first gay marriages in the US, Alexander Hamilton’s other love, and the gay frontier. Be sure to follow Eric on IG! Your host is Levi…
The Queer History of the United States: Part 2
Mar 4 • 35 min
Gay war heroes, cross-dressing soldiers, and disgraced lieutenants. There is so much more to the Revolutionary War than the fight for independence. Be sure to follow Eric on IG! Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow the show and keep up…
The Queer History of the United States: Part 1
Feb 26 • 39 min
Here on Pride, we have the honor of speaking with scholars and historians that study all different aspects of queer history. Last year, Dr. Rebecca Simon taught us about the history of same-sex relationships during the Golden Age of Piracy. In December,…
Introducing “Doing Great With Vicky Vox”
Feb 26 • 6 min
Join renegade drag queen Vicky Vox for the interview show with a twist - she uses tarot and hot-takes to answer guests’ questions about their own lives. Or at least that’s the plan. Tune in for fabulous pop culture, moments of shame, and the fringiest of…
Gay’s Anatomy With Jake Borelli
Feb 19 • 32 min
Life imitates art imitates life. Jake Borelli had been out to friends and family for nearly a decade before deciding to come out publicly— the same night his character on Grey’s Anatomy, Dr. Levi Schmitt did. Be sure to follow Jake on IG! Your host is…
Everything’s Gonna Be Okay With Adam Faison
Feb 12 • 24 min
Adam Faison is an actor with an undeniable ability to transform. He is queer, but has played primarily straight characters. He’s also played a variety of races and ages. Now, he’s on the new Freeform show Everything’s Gonna Be Okay. Be sure to follow Adam…
Introducing American Hysteria’s The Gay Agenda
Feb 5 • 38 min
The purse-carrying, tutu-wearing purple Teletubby Tinky Winky was outed as a homosexual in 1999, capping off a decade of conspiratorial anti-gay writings and videos that influenced politics straight up to supreme court. Accused of using kids shows and…
The Gay Agenda With Chelsey Weber-Smith
Jan 29 • 38 min
You might not realize it, but America has a long history with fantastical thinking. Chelsey Weber-Smith takes us through one of the most persistent conspiracy theories of the 20th century: The Gay Agenda. Be sure to follow Chelsey and American Hysteria on…
A Tall Glass of Sherry Cola
Jan 22 • 47 min
Sherry Cola AKA Lil Tasty AKA Alice on Good Trouble is hilarious, she’s talented, and her career is taking off. And she teaches us a very helpful phrase in Shanghainese. Be sure to follow Sherry on IG! @shrrycola Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of…
Rewriting the Narrative With Carson Tueller
Jan 15 • 50 min
Some aspects of your life are within your control. Others aren’t. But what’s always yours and yours alone is the power to define how to assign meaning to those things. Carson Tueller is an advocate for the LGBTQ+ and disabled communities, policy advisor…
Was Greece a Gay Utopia?
Jan 1 • 29 min
The birthplace of modern Western concepts like democracy, modern philosophy and mathematics, the practice of medicine, and even the alarm clock. Ancient Greece feels like a not so distant relative. However, Professor Andrew Lear teaches us that modern…
Probably Pride With “Probably This”
Dec 27, 2019 • 36 min
Have you ever daydreamed about quitting your job to pursue your passion? Most of us have at least at some point in our lives. But very few people actually have the guts to take a chance and go for it. It’s scary enough even thinking about it, let alone…
Carol Support Group With Allison Tate
Dec 18, 2019 • 43 min
In 2015, Carol, directed by Todd Haynes, was released. In 2015, the life of Allison Tate was forever changed. The only thing left to do? Create a Carol Support Group. Be sure to follow Allison on IG! Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety.…
The Talented Kalen Allen of Ellen
Dec 11, 2019 • 45 min
Kalen Allen is hilarious, charismatic, and quickly rising to the top. The Advocate called him the New Gay King of Media. Ellen Degenered loved him so much she offered him a job. And we got him in the studio to talk about his past, his present, and his…
Escaping Rock Bottom With Brandon Lee
Dec 4, 2019 • 41 min
Trigger warning: We talk about drug addiction, sex addiction, and sexual abuse of children on this week’s episode of Pride. Brandon Lee is a successful journalist who has won two Emmys for his investigative reporting into child molestation and the opioid…
Breaking the Binary With Addison Rose Vincent
Nov 27, 2019 • 62 min
Addison Rose Vincent is breaking the binary. Identifying as transfeminine non-binary, Addison has been living in LA and working as an advocate for the genderqueer community since their time at Chapman University. Defying binary categorization, even in a…
Duality With Jordan Doww
Nov 20, 2019 • 45 min
Jordan Doww has seen the light and dark of Hollywood, social media, and moving across the country to follow your dreams. There’s cancel culture and abuses of power, but then there’s finding the strength to rise above it all and love yourself. Be sure to…
Coming Out in the Outback with Mitchell Coombs
Nov 13, 2019 • 42 min
Mitchell Coombs, once a Youtuber, is now a successful radio and podcast producer living and working in Sydney, Australia. Let’s talk about radio, autism, toenail polish, sheep farming, and more. Be sure to follow Mitchell on IG and listen to his podcast!…
Infamy and Family with Perez Hilton
Nov 6, 2019 • 36 min
Perez Hilton, creator of Hollywood’s Most Hated Website, is not all gossip and insults. Now he’s a devoted father or three and gradually making amends. Be sure to follow Perez on IG. Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow the show and…
Coming Out Army Strong with Andrés Hernandez
Oct 30, 2019 • 43 min
Andres Hernandez spent 12 years in the US military as a combat engineer. His job was to find IEDs and disarm them, keeping soldiers and civilians safe. Six years after he enlisted, Barack Obama repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Five years after that he came…
Crooked AF With Brandi Glanville
Oct 23, 2019 • 30 min
Brandi Glanville is good TV and she’s also crooked AF. Let’s talk about Housewives, The Apprentice, friends, family and give a little history lesson on American gay rights. Be sure to follow Brandi on IG and listen to her podcast, Brandi Glanville…
Toxic Positivity With John Duff
Oct 16, 2019 • 35 min
How does John Duff’s butt compare to Kim Kardashian’s butt? How does one become a pop star? Is there room in the world for a studly, gay, up and coming pop star to hold a mirror up to society? Can you come back from being cancelled? Find out on this…
The Ins and Outs of Booty Beauty With Dr. Evan Goldstein
Oct 9, 2019 • 52 min
Let’s talk about butts. This week I’m joined by gay proctologist and “hole” enthusiast, Dr. Evan Goldstein. Knowledge will be spread. Jokes will be cracked. Instagrams will be plugged. Be sure to follow Dr. Goldstein on IG. Also be sure to follow…
Boylesque with Jake DuPree
Oct 2, 2019 • 39 min
Burlesque, in its many forms, has been popular for a long time, not just since the 20s and 30s like you probably know, but all the way back into the 1800s. In the 90s, there was a burlesque revival and it has been going strong ever since. My guest today…
Aquaman Does More Than Talk to Fish! With Michael Hamm
Sep 25, 2019 • 49 min
Even though you might not be a cosplayer yourself, we all dress up and play make-believe, whether it’s doing drag or just dressing up for a party or even pretending you’re going to yoga on your Instagram story when really you’re going to Denny’s for Moons…
Feeling Sonderful With Tessa Glanville and Will Sterling
Sep 18, 2019 • 31 min
Everyone plays the lead in the story of their own life. Will Sterling and Tessa Glanville are both involved in a brand new web series called Sonder. Tessa is making her acting debut and Will Sterling, in addition to acting in the series himself, is one of…
Wooly Bully with Brett the Intern
Sep 11, 2019 • 35 min
Brett the Intern is a lot of great things. He’s hilarious, successful and gay to name a few. But Brett the Intern is an intern no longer. Now he’s kicking ass in the entertainment industry and making a difference in the world. Let’s talk about interning,…
A History of Gay Pirates w/ Rebecca Simon
Sep 4, 2019 • 33 min
How do pirates know they’re pirates? They think… therefore they ARRR. Sorry for that terrible joke. But I want us all to get into the space of pirates. The open sea, violence, stealing, run-ins with the law, and above all, freedom — from the social…
Pro Golfer Tadd Fujikawa on Coming Out and Finding His Hole in One
Aug 28, 2019 • 25 min
The year is 2006. Twitter launches. Lance Bass comes out as gay. Pluto is no longer a planet. Hannah Montana debuts on the Disney Channel. And Tadd Fujikawa becomes the youngest person to qualify for the US open. The world of pro golf has never exactly…
Hollywood Doesn’t Suck With Harvey Guillén
Aug 21, 2019 • 34 min
Janelle Monae. Neil Patrick Harris. Colton Haynes. Laverne Cox. There are so many inspiring LGBTQ actors and performers in entertainment today. Now, more than ever before, there are opportunities for queer people to tell stories and build successful…
YouTube Is Just the Beginning w/ Guest Davey Wavey
Aug 14, 2019 • 29 min
Imagine Youtube in the mid 2000s, long before Logan Paul, before Despacito and Ryan’s Toy Review, before monetization and autoplay. Back then, LGBTQ voices like Joe Graceffa, Tyler Oakley, Gigi Gorgeous, and my guest today, Davey Wavey, were creating…
PRIDE Announcement
Aug 1, 2019 • 0 min
Hello, everyone! This is Levi, the host of LGBTQ+U, which is soon to be called, PRIDE. We’re taking a small break and will return August 14th with all new episodes featuring amazing guests! In the meantime, you can listen to all of our previous episodes…
The Rest is Drag with Queen Salina Estitties
Jul 26, 2019 • 23 min
Drag Race might just be the hottest show in the world right now, but what does it actually take to be a drag performer? For Jason De Puy, better known as Salina Estitties, it’s a LOT of work. But when you realize your creative outlet also lets you…
Talking to Spirits with Gay Medium James Van Praagh
Jul 17, 2019 • 25 min
Have you ever wondered if you might be psychic? How can you get in touch with your inherent psychic abilities? Gay medium James Van Praagh always knew he was different when he was young, but after a major prediction in his adult life came true he went…
Star Wars is Super Gay
Jul 10, 2019 • 29 min
Have you ever thought about the queer or gay themes within the Star Wars franchise? Although the films have yet to create an LGBTQ+ character, it hasn’t stopped many fans from coming up with their own storylines, or analyzing what already exists to…
Oh hey, Bi the way…
Jun 26, 2019 • 24 min
If you’re bi, how many of your friends have sort of felt like you aren’t REALLY bi…you’re just indecisive? But being bi, unlike for a lot of college kids, is not a phase. Sarah Klegman has always known she’s bi. But sometimes it can feel like people just…
Love the Skin You’re In: Plastic Surgery in the Trans Community
Jun 19, 2019 • 28 min
Dr. Elliot Hirsch is a board certified plastic surgeon in Sherman Oaks, CA. If you’re starting to think about your journey through gender confirmation, he might be your guy. Learn the importance of building relationships with doctors you trust who are…
From Political Trail to Party Boy
Jun 12, 2019 • 24 min
Meet Jordan Stawecki. He’s the formerly self appointed “it boy” of the New York nightlife scene. Even though he might be living in LA now, it doesn’t change the fact that his career started as an intern for Obama. So just what took from from the political…
Naked Yoga
Jun 5, 2019 • 25 min
Dan Carter, aka Danimal, has been leading a naked yoga revolution in our Nation’s capitol for years. And now the trend is starting to catch on across the country. How exactly does one get involved teaching naked yoga? Despite most minds assuming it would…
It’s LGBTQ + You!
Apr 14, 2019 • 0 min
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be gay in a gang? Or what about Hawaii’s big gay history you probably didn’t know about. And if you’re a guy, did you know it’s better for you to sit when you pee? There’s all kinds of things about…