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The Queer Idea

Brodie, Joshus, Earl

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Your weekly dose of all things queer. In The Queer Idea hosts Jess Porter, Joshus and Brodie highlight a single slice of the Queer community and share their experiences and understanding while exploring everything else they don't know! Subscribe now!
 
The podcast that watched Downton Abbey so you didn't have to is still going! Just like your favorite British period piece, but with more feelings and swears! Bask in the glory of Dame Maggie Smith as hilarious Anglophiles Kelly Anneken & Amy Schneider explore the class struggle, history, fashion, and the art of staring wistfully into the middle distance on Downton Abbey, The Crown, Mr. Selfridge, Peaky Blinders, every Titanic film ever made, Pride & Prejudice, and much more! See acast.com/pr ...
 
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Listen in as we take you through Beyoncé Zee Savage's journey. Being a transwoman in Zimbabwe, the stigma and public assault she experienced to ultimately trying to become whole thereby seeking Gender Affirming Healthcare, at a time where it is difficult to access if not non-existent in Zimbabwe. The production of this episode was supported by The …
 
What would you do, if you wanted your body to affirm to your gender? If you wanted to get inclusive healthcare that enables you to fit into society, get security and just feel complete as a person but fail to find nor access such healthcare services in your country? The country you were born and bred in, the country you want to feel like you belong…
 
Bhutan is finally open to tourists after being closed for two years due to the pandemic. In this podcast recorded in April 2022, Namgay Zam talks to the Director General of the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), Dorji Dhradhul, about Bhutan's unique "High Value, Low Volume" tourism policy and post-Covid tourism. This podcast is brought to you by the …
 
CN: Cultural genocide, extremist governments, authoritarianism, racism, LGBT phobia, dystopia, Fascism This bi-week: Things get dark. The UK Goverment has pushed through four bills that really change how the UK works, and not in a good way. Also the US is having a dark turn also. Researcher, writer and academic Brynn Tannehill talks to us about the…
 
Look at this! We made another podcast that is mostly on time! This bi-week: Michelle gets approached by the Daily Mail The government bins trans people from the conversion therapy ban: we report from the massive protest from London And Ashleigh talks to trans history expert Felix Moore about the mighty April Ashley. References: https://www.whatthet…
 
This episode contains references to rape and cultural genocide, specifically about GRT communities. On this episode Ashleigh talks about being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. We talk about the first trans MP and the strangest coming out that we have ever seen. And we talk to Percy from LGBT Traveller Pride about how the new policing bill is the …
 
What a time to be alive! Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility in Zimbabwe. Indeed we have come a long way and this is us taking you through lived experiences of the Trans community in Zimbabwe. Answering this important question: What does Trans Day of Visibility mean to us , to our families, to our allies, to our country and the International commun…
 
Breakthroughs happen everyday and for the Trans community, we too have our good days. In this Episode, we take you through a journey of self acceptance and inclusion. From finding love, becoming a valued citizen and managing to build a family despite the challenges we have faced as trans and intersex persons. This is us, celebrating our success sto…
 
This episode: Politicians hilariously fail to stick us in the wrong prisons! (Can a prison ever be right?) Far right goons are taking blockers to fight COVID. Yes, really. And we talk to writer and researcher Felix Moore about how none of this anti-trans 'feminism' crap is new. References: https://www.whatthetrans.com/ep70/ https://linktr.ee/whatth…
 
This week: The BBC did bad so Michelle went to MANY PROTESTS The government's conversion therapy ban doesn't ban conversion therapy? We talk about kink because, you gotta for the 69th episode And Michelle stole an award from a child. References: https://www.whatthetrans.com/ep69/ https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans…
 
This week we explain why we were gone so long. But more importantly, we went and talked to a trans man who is stuck in the kafkaesque asylum nightmare in the UK. If you want to know the real story when it comes to how the immigration system treats people...listen to this right now. https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans…
 
The lived life story of Breeze, a fellow transman who was from Kadoma, Zimbabwe. Touching but thought provoking. Coincidentally on Trans Day of Remembrance 2021. We shall never forget. Special thanks to everyone who contributed towards the production of this episode. The Other Foundation for funding our production costs, supporting this much needed…
 
No we aren’t dead This week: - Michelle covers the anti-LGB Alliance protest outside their garbage conference! - Pride in Surrey speaks out against transphobic police commissioner! - A trans woman (the hilarious Jen Ives) gets treated like garbage by LGB Alliance randoms! - Michelle chats to the Transgender action block about the importance of prot…
 
Body Image is a major issue for many members of the queer community. Not only the pressure to be a certain shape and size, but presenting oneself in a certain way determines, often, whether members of our own community will accept us. This episode was first live streamed. You can watch the recording here. Episodes are live streamed at 6pm AEST ever…
 
This is our first LIVE episode. For at least the rest of Victoria's lockdown we'll be streaming live each week. Join us on our Facebook (www.facebook.com/thequeeridea) Tuesday 6pm AEST. Our next episode is about body image and body shaming in the queer community. In this episode we take a look at Josh and Earl's religious upbringings, and how relig…
 
Adding to our Kink mini-series, our hosts Josh, Brodie, and Earl go through their BSM Test results, discussing the different kinks and traits that they regularly come across. What is kink? How do you do it safely? What's the difference between a Rigger and Rope Bunny? Dive in with us and find out... To do the test yourself go to https://bdsmtest.or…
 
Big episode We cover Trans Pride London featuring Hollyoak's Ki Griffin, YouTube's Abigail Thorn and Kae Tempest We get a government document that shows Dr Michael Brady was not the reason GRA reform was binned (as well as showing that this Government suck even more than we thought) And we look at how the UK media's transphobia has enabled the far …
 
So this is a weird episode We finish our chat with Christine Burns! We talk Stonewall founding with Lord Michael Cashman! We dissect Liz Truss's latest nonsense! We get angry over the government ignoring Non-Binary people! And Michelle gets in Graham Linehan's head! https://linktr.ee/whatthetransBy The What The Trans Group
 
It's an ongoing conversation that seems to split the queer community: should police organisations be granted permission to march in uniform in pride parades? New York Pride has moved to ban police until 2025, Melbourne's Midsumma and Sydney's Mardi Gras continue to have the same conversation. In this show we unpack some of the nuances we see in the…
 
This week there is TOO MUCH NEWS The EHRC are called out by LGBT Orgs! A court case in Northern Ireland is COMPLICATED! Trans masculine surgeries halted on the NHS! And we talk with trans activist legend Christine Burns about how Coronation Street helped advance trans rights in the 90's! (As well as LOADS of other stuff). References: https://bit.ly…
 
This week: Government finds a way to make cutting the price of a gender recognition certificate suck. Thousands of non-binary people demand recognition. YET MORE GC NIGHTMARES IN THE COURTS And we speak to the AMAZING Trans Safety Network and an artist who is taking over Cardiff! References: https://bit.ly/3eszRrd https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans…
 
After a much needed break The Queer Idea is back. To reset for Season 2 we spend this episode catching up on what we've each been up to and catching up on Midsumma Festival performances, drag race, boyfriends, and Barba. The Queer Idea Socials www.instagram.com/QueerIdea www.facebook.com/The-Queer-Idea-108868947539571 www.twitter.com/thequeeridea J…
 
CN: Abuse, child abuse, transphobia, references to transphobic organisations and 'thought leaders' and one audio clip of Posie fucking Parker. Michelle breaks down what emotional abuse is and how transphobia enables it. If you have been effected by the issues raised on this podcast please go here for more information: https://bit.ly/32EMzfF https:/…
 
This week: - The Bell V Tavistock decision has been significantly undone! - Arkansas does it's own Bell V Tavistock only far worse! - Working life for trans people exposed! - We discuss microaggressions FROM SOCIETY - And Michelle talks about telling Dave Chappelle to go f**k himself (he deserved it). References: https://bit.ly/3s41Wsc https://link…
 
This was the news week that never ended. 3 hero's quit government advisory committee to protest anti-LGBT nonsense! Transphobic trouble from the House of Lords! Fairplay For Women SUCK! And we break down the latest on the Census with Census Engagement Manager Adam Dale! References: https://bit.ly/3lch8lx https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans…
 
The final episode in our mini series on HIV sees our hosts joined by Dr Chris, a Melbourne doctor with a strong focus on queer communities and sexual health. Dr Chris breaks down all the information we need to know about PrEP, PEP and other listener questions. PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, can be taken in multiple ways, daily or on demand, and…
 
An International Women's day edition, by Transsmart Trust and Purple Royale Podcast. Discussing diverse women in leadership and what makes us different yet a force to be reckoned with, from growing up in a patriachal society to taking up space claiming our human right to inclusion, this and more is discussed. Unpacked by Gumisayi, Bree, Daniella, P…
 
This week we have something very different: a whole other show! What The Trans: Nights is our new monthly podcast that is available to patrons now and will be made available to everyone in 6 months! On this episode, we tell our coming out stories and fight anti-semitism by sharing the contents of our desks! Also it is the census! Click the link bel…
 
In #12 we chatted with the founder of The Institute of Many, Nic, about living with HIV and the need for peer support. To continue our mini-series on HIV we chat with David Pieper, a member of TIM who is helping spear-head their Mardis Gras float. David grew up a generation before Nic, and we speak with him about his experiences being diagnosed wit…
 
This week we talk to two amazing cisgender allies who have stood up for the trans community in very cool ways. Grace Petrie, folk singing, transphobia slaying guitar god & David Paisley, LGB Alliance botherer and actor on BBC Scotlands River City! References: https://bit.ly/3r4lsp7 Podcast links sheet: https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans…
 
In this episode we chat with Nic Holas, the founder of The Institute of Many (TIM), a grass roots group supporting people living with HIV. TIM uses a peer-support group model to help people feel welcomed into a community that, for a long time, has been stigmatised by not only broader society, but often other queer people. If you would like more inf…
 
Everything is terrible. The High Court has ruled that under 16's are incapable of giving consent to puberty blockers. This week: We examine the Bell/Mrs A vs Tavistock judgement. We look at how religious extremist hate groups may have influenced the decision. We talk to the Good Law Project's Jolyon Maugham about their Trans legal defence fund and …
 
Dating. Seeing each other. Boyfriends. Catching up. There's so many ways to describe what we do together, but it's rarely ever on the same page. Of course, communication is key, but what's the starting point for our community when we can't even agree on the same words. The Queer Idea Socials www.instagram.com/QueerIdea www.facebook.com/The-Queer-Id…
 
Brokeback Mountain quickly became one of the most important pieces of queer film history when it was released in 2005, telling the story of two men who fall deeply in love during a time when they could not be together. In this episode we explore some of the themes running through the movie and try to understand why pieces of work like this - even i…
 
Karma Dupchen gives great advice on navigating queer relationships in this podcast. Also hear a transboy in high school talk about understanding and expressing his identity, and hear him sing beautifully. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/namgay-zam/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/namgay-zam/support…
 
Growing up in a country town, Shannon Molloy didn't have a lot of queer heroes or role models. In this episode we speak with Shannon, an author and journalist, about his experiences exploring queer heroes, and how role models have helped him through his life. Shannon's book has been described as: "Fourteen is this generation’s Holding the Man – a m…
 
For many people code switching is a way to fit within society. For many queer people, people of colour, and other minority groups code switching is a survival tactic. In this episode we speak with comedian and performer Luke Forester about his experiences of code switching as a queer person of colour in a straight white community. Follow Luke Fores…
 
Hello from Bhutan is highlighting queer stories from Bhutan this new season. This episode was originally filmed for Queer Talks Bhutan. It features Pema Dorji, founder of Queer Voices of Bhutan. Queer Voices of Bhutan are the producers of Queer Talks Bhutan. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/namgay-zam/messageSupport this podcast: http…
 
Hello from Bhutan is highlighting queer stories from Bhutan this new season. This episode was originally filmed for Queer Voices Bhutan. It features Aum Penjore, Bhutan's oldest known transwoman.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/namgay-zam/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/namgay-zam/support…
 
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