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Hello From The Hallowoods
Episode 88 - Broomsticks

Hello From The Hallowoods

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 44:44


Diggory calls the Phantom Station, Clara finds her way, and Mrs. Wicker prays for victory. The theme of tonight's episode is Broomsticks.(To avoid spoilers, content warnings are listed at the end of this episode description).The bonus story that goes with this episode is ‘Finals', and is available for Hallowoods patrons on the show's Patreon, along with behind-the-scenes, exclusive merchandise, and more! Because the show runs without ads or sponsors, we rely on support from fans to guarantee the survival of this LGBTQ+ horror podcast.Hello From The Hallowoods is written and produced by William A. Wellman, a queer horror author and writing coach. You can visit their website for more information! The transcript for this episode is available on the Hello From The Hallowoods Website. Click here to read!You can also find Hello From The Hallowoods on social media! The show is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @thehallowoods. If you'd like to connect with other fans of the show, there's even a fan-run Discord Server!Music for this episode was used under license from Artlist.com. The soundtracks featured were: ‘Forest Overture', by Yehezkel Raz, ‘Dark Blood', by Jimmy Svensson, ‘Don't Look Back', by Matooma, ‘Grounded', by Jameson Nathan Jones, ‘Interspacing', by Yehezkel Raz, ‘Zircon', by Ottom, ‘Once Upon A Time', by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat, ‘Lost', by Generation Lost, ‘Dark Tension', by Kyle Preston, ‘Don't Mind The Rain', by the Oriole Orchestra (public domain), ‘The Wanderer', by Yehezkel Raz, ‘Flight of the Inner Bird - Instrumental Version' by Sivan Talmor, ‘Witness - Extended Version', by Oliver Michael, ‘Hymn 1', by Kyle Preston, ‘Path of the Righteous', by Alon Peretz, ‘Fathom', by Kyle Preston, ‘Exhale', by Salt of the Sound, And ‘Farewell', by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat Content warnings for this episode include: Abuse, Ableism, Animal death (Dogsmell as usual), Violence, Kidnapping and abduction, Death + Injury, Blood, Mental illness, Transphobia, Homophobia, Birds, Static (including sfx), Emotional Manipulation, Body horror, Religious Violence, Lengthy Prayers

Series Podcast: This Way Out
Queerly Yours, Sam Long

Series Podcast: This Way Out

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 28:58


In the high school laboratory of trans science teacher Sam Long, the biology curriculum is undergoing a transition. His conversation with Black Filipinx plus size nonbinary queer artist of color Roger Q. Mason continues This Way Out's special series, “Queerly Yours, Profiles in Courage” (produced by Brian DeShazor and Roger Q. Mason, original music and sound engineering by David Gonzales). And in NewsWrap: lesbian basketball star Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in Russian penal colony on questionable drug charges, Hungary's Christian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban wows Conservative Political Action Conference, vandalized Chicago-area bakery zoned out of hosting drag brunches and all other events, Michigan's Supreme Court upholds protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by Sarah Montague and Michael LeBeau (produced by Brian DeShazor). All this on the August 8, 2022 edition of This Way Out! Join our family of listener-donors today at http://thiswayout.org/donate/

Pod Sematary
247 - Kiss The Girls (1997) & The Black Phone (2021)

Pod Sematary

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 131:22


Get more at podsematary.com! Read our afterthoughts for this episode at https://twitter.com/PodSematary/status/1554240987651665920 CW: Suicide, Rape, Homophobia, Child Abuse It's Serial-Kidnappers-in-Masks Week on Pod Sematary! Chris & Kelsey talk to strangers... and dead kids! The Classic Film: Kiss the Girls (1997) "Police hunting for a serial kidnapper are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time” (IMDb.com). Despite its status as the first film appearance of Doctor/Detective Alex Cross, Kiss the Girls is still just one of a slew of mediocre, serial-killer thrillers churned out by the 90s. The Modern Film: The Black Phone (2021) "After being abducted and locked in a soundproof basement, a 13-year-old boy starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer's previous victims” (IMDb.com). A recent critical darling of the genre, Joe Hill and Scott Derrickson's The Black Phone is pretty compelling... if a tad overrated. Audio Sources: "American History X" produced by New Line Cinema, et al. "The Black Phone" produced by Blumhouse Productions, et al. "Boombastic" written by Orville Burrell, et al., and performed by Shaggy "Deadpool" produced by Twentieth Century Fox, et al. "Kiss the Girls" produced by Paramount Pictures & Rysher Entertainment "Leonardo Leonardo Returns and Dante Has an Important Decision to Make" (Clerks S01E01) produced by View Askew Productions, et al. "The Little Mermaid" produced by Walt Disney Pictures, et al. "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" produced by Brooksfilms & Gaumont "The Sixth Sense" produced by Spyglass Entertainment, et al.

Series Podcast: This Way Out
GBT Male Sex: Monkeypox Alert!

Series Podcast: This Way Out

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 28:58


The particular threat of the monkeypox virus outbreak for men who have sex with men is exposed at the Los Angeles Blade Monkeypox Town Hall, co-sponsored by and the City of West Hollywood, California. Journalist John Fenoglio moderates a panel including Dr. Leo Moore of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Marianna Marroquin of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Dan Wolhfeiler of Building Healthy Online Communities, and actor-writer-producer Matthew Ford (who recently recovered from the disease). And in NewsWrap: tens of thousands march with Pride in Budapest against Orban's homophobic government, Berlin Pride unites in love against war and hate, Russia rebuffs a prisoner swap offer to free WNBA star Brittney Griner, 22 U.S. states fight the federal policy guaranteeing school meals equality, a neo-Nazi is arrested at a Boston Drag Queen Story Hour protest, Britain's Aida H Dee faces off against aggressive bigots, an anti-equality Republican U.S. Senator only respects his gay son's marriage, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by David Hunt and Wendy Natividad (produced by Brian DeShazor). All this on the August 1, 2022 edition of This Way Out! Join our family of listener-donors today at http://thiswayout.org/donate/

Purple Psychology
Episode 330: Abuse in the name of the Church

Purple Psychology

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 12:59


All that has been on my mind with the Pope's visit to Canada and the Kansas vote today 2nd August on constitutional changes to women's rights. Tuam mass graves:https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60464447https://www.npr.org/2018/08/27/642187249/pope-ends-visit-to-a-disillusioned-ireland-where-church-authority-has-declined?t=1659434051568Residential School mass graves:https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-60395242https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/07/world/canada/mass-graves-residential-schools.htmlFictional Book by an Indigenous writer and on community themes:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52346471-firekeeper-s-daughterLife before Roe v wadehttps://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/27/us/roe-wade-decision-1973.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/24/abortion-before-roe-v-wade-illegal-ann-hillMy Patreon if you wish access to writing and extended podcasts:https://www.patreon.com/user?u=48642261&fan_landing=true

So Crocodile | Samantha Grierson
Daring to be different with Clare Shaw

So Crocodile | Samantha Grierson

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 40:50


Daring to be different I chat with the brilliant poet Clare Shaw, who is a keen advocate for writing as a tool of social and personal change. As the Project Lead for the Royal Literary Fund, they were responsible for setting up writing projects in workplaces across the UK. Clare was the resident poet for Lancashire Wildlife Trust in 2021 and they continue to use poetry to engage communities with wildlife and ecology. In collaboration with the novelist Winnie M Li, Clare was the recipient of a Royal Society of Literature Literature Matters Award in 2019, creating workshops and a free online resource for survivors of trauma. We chat about the importance of poetry, trauma expressed through poetry, the cost of speaking out, the influence of parenting on art, love and the importance of touch, and being a queer artist. Clare reads from her latest poetry collection, as we go on a journey with "monkey"... Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Graphics by Poke Marketing, Podcast Sound Engineering & Editing by Rose Hill, Photography by Claire Brown Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to ADHD Diagnosis, treatment, Neurodivergent terminology, mental health issues, eating disorders, suicide, sexual abuse, assault, violence, trauma, LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, Hate Crime, Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia, Feminism. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.

Series Podcast: This Way Out
U.S. House Respects Marriage Equality!

Series Podcast: This Way Out

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 28:58


Dozens of U.S. House Republicans join Democratic representatives to pass the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would finally get the Defense of Marriage Act off the books — and codify same-gender and interracial marriage equality! Our coverage includes highlights from the floor debate, analysis from GayUSA TV and a dash of obligatory Cruz-y venom. And in NewsWrap: the European Commission takes Hungary to the Court of Justice over its “no promo homo” law, Andorra approves marriage equality, a Taipei court bends the rules to approve the marriage of a gay Taiwanese-Japanese couple, a U.S. federal court blocks President Biden's trans protection orders, a Greek gay activist's killer goes free after serving two months of a 10-year prison term, No. 1 Russian female tennis player Daria Kasatkina comes out, Christian zealots zap Seoul's Queer Culture Festival, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by Elena Botkin-Levy and Joe Boehnlein (produced by Brian DeShazor). All this on the July 25, 2022 edition of This Way Out! Join our family of listener-donors today at http://thiswayout.org/donate/

Stuff Mom Never Told You
Monday Mini: Problematic Insults

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 19:16


While it can be very tempting to lob insults at people who are objectively awful, it's important we make sure they aren't hurting others in the process. Anney and Samantha discuss some examples.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Purple Psychology
Episode 329: Black Elvis

Purple Psychology

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 16:59


**there was a mistake in one of the track links so I had to repost the episode (sorry)I don't want to go back and edit this as the energy is there for what I want to talk about and I don't talk enough about the demon of white money ... and when I say Black people are doing well, thriving it's all relative and a totally uneven world. I'm aware of that but I want to keep the energy of the passion in what I do talk about and not overlook my mistakes or the assumptions you might think I make that I don't in fact - I just feel there is a greater richness in the world than white money. The tracks in order of listening to hear the lost soul;https://open.spotify.com/track/5j8cflZIx0GwvlkzPImbtKhttps://open.spotify.com/track/0pwDaXboNy1UALAl3ZOZOFhttps://open.spotify.com/track/1mKhiITXCIpves7QbT4xo7?si=ff43495b62f74c6awhite Elvishttps://open.spotify.com/track/6lSGhstIFdvPT0mYbTM6Y2return of his soulhttps://open.spotify.com/track/1Uxk2dxmATlKH5quLX2iFGElmore Jameshttps://open.spotify.com/track/0fM0mFxHP1R4KPX1PB8tWU?si=9733ad34baf54094Bell Hooks:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/250792Vanity Fair article on how Balck artists truthfully felt about Elvis;https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/06/elvis-biopic-black-musiciansBig Mama Thornton only got $500 for Hound DogHer version!https://open.spotify.com/track/5Oc0vLGWdEWeCqIU8zyELt?si=d03f823d70214f8f

So Crocodile | Samantha Grierson
Daring to be different with Susannah Laing

So Crocodile | Samantha Grierson

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 39:29


Susannah Laing actor, writer, singer/songwriter, poet, athlete and ADHD advocate. She gave a Tedx Talk in 2020 on “what bulimia taught me”. She has represented Scotland in both Hockey and Golf, playing professional golf in the US and is currently learning aerials and dance trapeze, paintings of which are featured in Greer Ralstons “Into the Light” exhibition in Perth. We chat about the gender politics of Professional Sport, playing queer/straight roles, addiction, eating disorders, ADHD, coming out as queer, Megan Black, Greer Ralston, Val McDermid and why waiting for the rainbows matters. Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Graphics by Poke Marketing, Podcast Sound Engineering & Editing by Rose Hill, Photography by Claire Brown Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to ADHD Diagnosis, treatment, Neurodivergent terminology, mental health issues, eating disorders, suicide, LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, Hate Crime, Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia, Feminism. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.

Hello From The Hallowoods
Episode 85 - Roots

Hello From The Hallowoods

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 40:36


Bern talks to the past, Zelda makes another new friend, and Violet confronts the future. The theme of tonight's episode is Roots.(To avoid spoilers, content warnings are listed at the end of this episode description).The bonus story that goes with this episode is ‘Godspeakers', and is available for Hallowoods patrons on the show's Patreon, along with behind-the-scenes, exclusive merchandise, and more! Because the show runs without ads or sponsors, we rely on support from fans to guarantee the survival of this LGBTQ+ horror podcast.This episode features a promo for The Night Post! The Night Post is an award-winning queer supernatural podcast following the exploits of Clementine, Milo and Val, three couriers chosen to deliver packages across a landscape both ancient and dystopian. You can find The Night Post wherever you listen to podcasts, or at their show's website. Hello From The Hallowoods is written and produced by William A. Wellman, a queer horror author and writing coach. You can visit their website for more information! The transcript for this episode is available on the Hello From The Hallowoods Website. Click here to read!You can also find Hello From The Hallowoods on social media! The show is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @thehallowoods. If you'd like to connect with other fans of the show, there's even a fan-run Discord Server!Music for this episode was used under license from Artlist.com. The soundtracks featured were: ‘Forest Overture', by Yehezkel Raz, ‘Don't Look Back', by Matooma, ‘Redemption', by Ben Winwood, ‘Yearning', by Michael FK, ‘Zircon, by Ottom, ‘Early Morning Haze', by Yehezkel Raz, ‘Tea For One', by Yehezkel Raz, ‘There', by Laurel Violet, ‘Don't Mind The Rain', by the Oriole Orchestra (public domain), ‘The Tree Who Grew On Water', by Yoav Ilan, ‘Interspacing', by Yehezkel Raz, ‘Ganymede', by Yehezkel Raz, ‘Love You', by Yehezkel Raz, ‘Before You Left', by Yehezkel Raz, ‘Slowly Understanding', by Yehezkel Raz, ‘The Sky Above', by Borrtex, ‘Exhale', by Salt of the Sound, ‘Farewell', by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat, And ‘Fast and Run', by Nico StafContent warnings for this episode include: Discussion of Emotional Abuse, Ableism, Animal death (Heidi as usual), Kidnapping and abduction, Death + Injury, Blood, Mental illness, Sexism and misogyny, Religious violence, Lengthy conversations about morality, Homophobia, Birds, Guns, Strangulation/suffocation, Static (including sfx), Emotional Manipulation, Bugs, Body horror, Al still has no skin

Beautifully Empowered
98: Podcast Update | Thoughts on Racism, Homophobia and Patriarchal Oppression

Beautifully Empowered

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 78:22


Hi Beloveds! In today's episode I talk about the direction of where I want to go with the podcast... stick around, I'm still here!

Series Podcast: This Way Out
Queerly Yours, Dorian Wood

Series Podcast: This Way Out

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 28:58


Queerly Yours, Dorian Wood Our “Queerly Yours, Profiles in Courage with Roger Q. Mason” series continues as our award-winning Black Flilpinx plus size nonbinary queer playwright of color chats with genderfluid Los Angeles multi-disciplinary artist Dorian Wood about professional and personal creativity. And in NewsWrap: Russian lawmakers propose extending the homosexual “propaganda” ban to include adults, a Russian court rules that LGBTQ activist Yulia Tsvetkova's “Vagina Monologues” blog isn't porn, Bucharest Pride defies a Romanian “no promo homo” bill, Iraqi lawmakers plan to officially criminalize consensual adult same-gender sex, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton would gladly defend a reinstated state sodomy ban, Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Wolf vetoes a trans school sports ban, Houston Sunday Drag Queen Brunch patrons repel a misguided invasion, a hearing on the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade becomes a lesson in trans existence for hard-right U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by Michael LeBeau and Melanie Keller (produced by Brian DeShazor). All this on the July 18, 2022 edition of This Way Out! Join our family of listener-donors today at http://thiswayout.org/donate/

First Act Podcast
How Skins founder Jaimie Fuller took on doping, homophobia and corruption in sport

First Act Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 44:12


Jaimie Fuller always loved sports so it seems inevitable that he would one day find his place at the helm of a sporting company. His passion led him to become an outspoken advocate; championing fairness, equality and justice in the games he loved. Taking a stand is just part of who he is and even when his business crumbled and he filed for bankruptcy, he took the failure in style with a mea culpa to his brand's fans. He's here today to share the rise and fall of his beloved business, Skins, his journey as an activist and advocate and how he's stepped up again to start a new game-changing venture that's set to protect athletes from brain injuries.

The Erotic Philosopher
Pleasure, Pain & Anal Sex - Loving Black Men with Dr. Patrick Grant

The Erotic Philosopher

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 52:33


Strap in friends. This episode I dive deep with Dr Patrick Grant a Clinical Psychology Resident in Atlanta, GA. His interests include using clinical practice and research to expand the narratives of Black folx; and exploring the ways diversity-related experiences impact mental health outcomes. Grant's published works primarily center same gender loving (SGL) Black male issues, which include but are not limited to the availability of sexually liberating spaces for Black queer men. Should anal sex hurt and when it does, are you more of a man? As a Top are you more dominant if your partner experiences pain? And what does that say about how we even talk about sex from the outset? Whose pleasure is this anyway?  We explore some HUGE ideas regarding Black folx, access to healthcare and its impact on pleasure and so much more. Instagram and Twitter: @iampryan

Facing Evil
Homophobia in Small Town America | Matthew Shepard

Facing Evil

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 44:19


Rasha and Yvette discuss the brutal killing of Matthew Shepard, a 21 year old gay man who was beaten to death in 1998.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
270. Biology and Man | Robert Trivers and Dr Jordan B Peterson

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 77:58


Robert Trivers is an American evolutionary biologist and sociobiologist. He proposed the theory of Reciprocal Altruism, in a paper that he published in 1971, linked below. Trivers was awarded the 2007 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences for analysis and contributions to the theory of social evolution, conflict, and cooperation.In this episode, Robert Trivers and I talk about reciprocal altruism, deception and self-deception as adaptive strategies, genuine victims and reducing vulnerability, and much more.—Links—Read Robert Trivers' Paper: https://roberttrivers.com/Publications_files/Trivers%201971.pdfRead Robert Trivers' books: https://roberttrivers.com/Books.htmlRead Robert Trivers' Other Publications: https://roberttrivers.com/Publications.htmlFollow Robert Trivers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/triversrobert—Chapters—[0:00] Intro[1:50] Reciprocal Altruism[9:41] Why Focus On Morality Issues?[12:34] Reciprocal Altruism and Society[16:35] Robert Trivers' First Paper and Initial Research[19:13] Competition and Cooperation[20:22] Deception and Self-Deception[22:57] Cues of Deception[23:41] Robert Trivers' Loss of Short Term Memory[25:05] An Example of Passive Self-Deception[33:41] The Complexity of Confrontation[35:48] The Danger of Undermining a Core Belief[37:51] How Depressive Thinking Cascades[39:00] Thoughts on Suicide and Prison[43:43] Crafting a Deception[47:20] There Is No Decent Place to Stand in a Massacre[48:16] Genuine Victims and Reducing Vulnerability[52:24] Distinguishing Competence from Power[56:11] Self-Deception as an Adaptive Strategy[58:47] Is there an Optimal Strategy?[59:56] Female Selection[1:03:27] Mimicry as a Form of Deception[1:11:06] Defining a Narcissist[1:12:55] Psychopathy in the General Population[1:18:45] Rivers' Thoughts on Donald Trump[1:29:08] Nepotism and Psychopathy[1:32:24] The Biological Evolution of Homosexuality[1:37:27] Homophobia and Homosexual Arousal[1:39:06] Defining a Narcissist, Revisited[1:41:10] Manic Excitability[1:45:29] Closing Comments #roberttrivers #reciprocalaltruism #biology #jordanpeterson #evolutionarybiology #deception// SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL //Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/jordanbpeterson.co...Donations: https://jordanbpeterson.com/donate// COURSES //Discovering Personality: https://jordanbpeterson.com/personalitySelf Authoring Suite: https://selfauthoring.comUnderstand Myself (personality test): https://understandmyself.com// BOOKS //Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life: https://jordanbpeterson.com/Beyond-Order12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-...Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-m...// LINKS //Website: https://jordanbpeterson.comEvents: https://jordanbpeterson.com/eventsBlog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blogPodcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/podcast// SOCIAL //Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpetersonInstagram: https://instagram.com/jordan.b.petersonFacebook: https://facebook.com/drjordanpetersonTelegram: https://t.me/DrJordanPetersonAll socials: https://linktr.ee/drjordanbpeterson #JordanPeterson #JordanBPeterson #DrJordanPeterson #DrJordanBPeterson #DailyWirePlus #Psychology #Biology #RobertTrivers #EvolutionaryBiology #Deception #SelfDeception Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
270. Biology and Man | Robert Trivers and Dr Jordan B Peterson

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 70:20


Robert Trivers is an American evolutionary biologist and sociobiologist. He proposed the theory of Reciprocal Altruism, in a paper that he published in 1971, linked below. Trivers was awarded the 2007 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences for analysis and contributions to the theory of social evolution, conflict, and cooperation. In this episode, Robert Trivers and I talk about reciprocal altruism, deception and self-deception as adaptive strategies, genuine victims and reducing vulnerability, and much more. —Links— Read Robert Trivers' Paper: https://roberttrivers.com/Publications_files/Trivers%201971.pdf Read Robert Trivers' books: https://roberttrivers.com/Books.html Read Robert Trivers' Other Publications: https://roberttrivers.com/Publications.html Follow Robert Trivers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/triversrobert —Chapters— [0:00] Intro [1:50] Reciprocal Altruism [9:41] Why Focus On Morality Issues? [12:34] Reciprocal Altruism and Society [16:35] Robert Trivers' First Paper and Initial Research [19:13] Competition and Cooperation [20:22] Deception and Self-Deception [22:57] Cues of Deception [23:41] Robert Trivers' Loss of Short Term Memory [25:05] An Example of Passive Self-Deception [33:41] The Complexity of Confrontation [35:48] The Danger of Undermining a Core Belief [37:51] How Depressive Thinking Cascades [39:00] Thoughts on Suicide and Prison [43:43] Crafting a Deception [47:20] There Is No Decent Place to Stand in a Massacre [48:16] Genuine Victims and Reducing Vulnerability [52:24] Distinguishing Competence from Power [56:11] Self-Deception as an Adaptive Strategy [58:47] Is there an Optimal Strategy? [59:56] Female Selection [1:03:27] Mimicry as a Form of Deception [1:11:06] Defining a Narcissist [1:12:55] Psychopathy in the General Population [1:18:45] Rivers' Thoughts on Donald Trump [1:29:08] Nepotism and Psychopathy [1:32:24] The Biological Evolution of Homosexuality [1:37:27] Homophobia and Homosexual Arousal [1:39:06] Defining a Narcissist, Revisited [1:41:10] Manic Excitability [1:45:29] Closing Comments   #roberttrivers #reciprocalaltruism #biology #jordanpeterson #evolutionarybiology #deception // SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL // Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/jordanbpeterson.co... Donations: https://jordanbpeterson.com/donate // COURSES // Discovering Personality: https://jordanbpeterson.com/personality Self Authoring Suite: https://selfauthoring.com Understand Myself (personality test): https://understandmyself.com // BOOKS // Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life: https://jordanbpeterson.com/Beyond-Order 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-... Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-m... // LINKS // Website: https://jordanbpeterson.com Events: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/podcast // SOCIAL // Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Instagram: https://instagram.com/jordan.b.peterson Facebook: https://facebook.com/drjordanpeterson Telegram: https://t.me/DrJordanPeterson All socials: https://linktr.ee/drjordanbpeterson   #JordanPeterson #JordanBPeterson #DrJordanPeterson #DrJordanBPeterson #DailyWirePlus #Psychology #Biology #RobertTrivers #EvolutionaryBiology #Deception #SelfDeception Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Purple Psychology
Episode 327: The summer you check-in

Purple Psychology

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 11:22


This is not the summer vacation people thought they would have .. in the same way as I haven't done my work or the support as others feel I should - now you can look at your life and think maybe I don't need to live it the way you feel I should. My Patreon article to match this podcast:https://www.patreon.com/posts/gratitude-time-69028589Book I mention on how creativity works:I got the title slightly wrong sorry!https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12987640-imagine?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=ec8PU8hHN0&rank=2

KUOW Newsroom
Group that monitors extremists signals rise in homophobia/transphobia

KUOW Newsroom

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 0:55


The Western States Center is speaking out about what it's seeing, as correspondent Lauren Paterson reports.

Series Podcast: This Way Out
Affirming Friendship & Griner's Letter

Series Podcast: This Way Out

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 28:58


A queer teen reveals the importance of their bond with a transgender friend whose family is oppressively unsupportive (an OutCasting Overtime commentary by Carys, produced by Marc Sophos). Brittney Griner reaches U.S. President Joe Biden on a personal level when her wife Cherelle's efforts fail to get a response from the administration about the WNBA star's imprisonment in Russia. And in NewsWrap: Slovenia's Constitutional Court grants immediate marriage equality and adoption rights to same-gender couples, the High Court of Antigua and Barbuda overturns laws banning male-to-male and other sexual activities, Iran executes another gay man, Nigerian activists try to intervene in the stoning sentence levied against three gay men, Singapore's law against sex between men is not being enforced, Turkish riot police break up Ankara's Pride effort, Ireland's Panti Bliss schools a rightwing protester at Drag Queen Story Hour, and Berlin mosque unfurls the rainbow flag, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by Sarah Montague and Marcos Najera (produced by Brian DeShazor). All this on the July 11, 2022 edition of This Way Out! Join our family of listener-donors today at http://thiswayout.org/donate/

Romance ME Podcast
One Last Stop

Romance ME Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 68:29


In this episode, we discuss One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston. While trying to distance herself from her mother's pursuit of her missing uncle, August Landry moves to New York City to pursue higher education and higher rent. While boarding the subway, she meets the leather-jacket-wearing-cool-girl Jane Su, who saves her from coffee-shirt humiliation with a red scarf. August soon realizes there is more to the mysterious Jane than she first suspected, and she is forced to admit she wants to investigate Jane's past in order to save her dream girl. Content warnings: Homophobia. Website: romanceMEpodcast.com | Twitter: @romanceMEcast 

CaliFormula1  - F1 from an Average Joe.
Austrian Grand Prix Recap; Ferrari flames as Charles LeClerc takes victory and Carlos Sainz flames out. Lewis Hamilton battles…… Schumacher? And F1 has a great race weekend overshadowed by racism, homophobia and misogyny.

CaliFormula1 - F1 from an Average Joe.

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 37:06


Austrian Grand Prix Recap; Ferrari flames as Charles LeClerc takes victory and Carlos Sainz flames out. Lewis Hamilton battles…… Schumacher? And F1 has a great race weekend overshadowed by racism, homophobia and misogyny. Ferrari has the highest of the highs and lowest of the lows as Charles LeClerc grabs his first win since Australia but also sees Carlos Sainz experience a catastrophic engine explosion. Max Verstappen gets another podium and stays ahead of the championship race, while Sergio Perez gets knocked out early.Don't look now, but Lewis Hamilton finally has a comparable car to Ferrari and Red Bull. Expect fireworks.Mick Schumacher takes it to Lewis Hamilton (and pretty much everyone else) as he finally asserts himself on the track.Did anyone NOT get a penalty for track limits?All this and more Formula 1 talk!Instagram: @califormula1Twitter: @Formula1Caliwww.califormula1.com Mercedes | Lewis Hamilton, George Russell  Red Bull | Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez  McLaren | Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris  Aston Martin | Lance Stroll, Sebastian Vettel  Alpine | Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso  Ferrari | Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc  AlphaTauri | Pierre Gasly , Yuki Tsunoda  Alfa Romeo | Valtteri Bottas, Zhou Guanyu Haas | Mick Schumacher, Kevin Magnussen   Williams | Alex Albon, Nicholas Latifi  

Leicester City FC | Leicester till I Die
Racism, Sexism & Homophobia in Football | The Debate Show

Leicester City FC | Leicester till I Die

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 102:49


Is it really Everyone's Game? Kick Racism Out / Taking the knee / This is Everyone's Game / Rainbow Laces all designed to end racism & homophobia in football. But have we seen any improvement? The booing when players take the knee, players still afraid to come out as gay. Do we need to change what we are doing, and if so to what? Chris & Dave are joined by John & Ryan who set up Proud Terriers to combat homophobia at his club. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Series Podcast: This Way Out
Queerly Yours, Admiral Rachel Levine

Series Podcast: This Way Out

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 28:58


Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Admiral Rachel L. Levine is our guest for the first part of “Queerly Yours, Profiles in Courage with Roger Q. Mason.” Join the Black, Filipinx, plus-size, gender non-conforming, queer artist of color for this series of conversations with transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming thought leaders from around the world. And in NewsWrap: Riot police nab hundreds in Istanbul and make more arrests at Pride events across Turkey, five Dublin Pride party-goers are attacked by thugs, thousands pay tribute to the victims of a shooting rampage on queer venues in Oslo, anti-queer religious counter-protesters drowned out in Glasgow, Pride celebrated across South America, Kyiv Pride organizers march with Polish queers and their allies, armed U.S. white supremacist Proud Boys menace story time, Florida teachers and queer students take cover as “Don't Say Gay” goes into effect, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by Joe Boehnlein and David Hunt (produced by Brian DeShazor). All this on the July 4, 2022 edition of This Way Out! Join our family of listener-donors today at http://thiswayout.org/donate/

Purple Psychology
Episode 325: Impacts of not going in a Box

Purple Psychology

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 12:09


The rollercoaster I have been charting with the podcast because I'm not prepared to be anti-vax or anti-abortion or racist while speaking about humanity.     

Are Weeb There Yet?
AWTY 191 - Razor Advice (The Vampire Dies in No Time)

Are Weeb There Yet?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 56:11


CW: Death, Homophobia, Blood Blah, I vant to clog your vacuum! We watch the incredibly fragile Vampire Comedy The Vampire Dies in No Time! Have an anime series you want us to watch? email your recommendations to us at areweebthereyet@gmail.com! Find Are Weeb There Yet on Social Media: Twitter Instagram Facebook Thank you: Camille Ruley for our Artwork Louie Zong for our Themesong "stories" https://louiezong.bandcamp.com Find out more at http://areweebthereyet.com

Laugh Now Die Later
GREENWITCH

Laugh Now Die Later

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 75:08


Ep. 54 - Greenwitch is a LGBTQ death metal band from the San Fernando Valley who just got signed to Maggot Stomp. We speak on Homophobia, friendship, Midnight Hour, and much more.

A Jaded Gay
11. Overcoming Internalized Homophobia

A Jaded Gay

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 31:54


No matter how long we've been out of the closet, many of us hold on to some of the antigay beliefs we were exposed to as children and turn that negativity inwards.In this episode, we'll dive into internalized homophobia and how we can practice self-compassion to overcome negative attitudes in an effort to live authentically.Additional Resources:Internalized Homophobia, Intimacy, and Sexual Behavior Among Gay and Bisexual Men (1998)The Rainbow Project - Internalised HomophobiaInternalized Homophobia and Relationship Quality Among Lesbians, Gay Men, and BisexualsMeasurement and Correlates of Internalized Homophobia: A Factor for Analytic StudyInternalized Homophobia and Relationship Quality Among Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals (2009)What is Internalized Homophobia?30 Ways to Combat Internalized Homophobia for Gay and Lesbian PeopleBe Kind to YourselfLife Support by Sarah McKnight (Paperback)Life Support by Sarah McKnight (Audiobook)

Series Podcast: This Way Out
#TransphobeTakedowns & The Stonewall Story

Series Podcast: This Way Out

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 28:58


The Texas Republican Convention builds a bunker of hate, but Strands for Trans launches a cutting, clandestine counter-attack led by Billy Porter and Lynae Vanee! Sounds before, during and after the world-changing LGBTQ rebellion at New York City's Stonewall Inn that initiated an era of Pride. And in NewsWrap: Admiral Rachel Levine comments on how the overthrow of Roe v. Wade threatens U.S. queer rights, Japanese plaintiffs Machi Sakata and Yuki Kawata face the rejection of their marriage equality case with other activists at the Osaka District Court, the global governing bodies for water sports and rugby effectively ban trans females from competition, Sao Paulo Pride parades before millions to an anti-Bolsonaro tune, RuPaul reads the riot act to anti-drag queen lawmakers, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by Joe Boehnlein and David Hunt (produced by Brian DeShazor). All this on the June 27, 2022 edition of This Way Out! Join our family of listener-donors today at http://thiswayout.org/donate/

Mat Tales: 40 Years of Gay Adventures

MAT TALES: 40 Years of Gay Adventures.  A Journey of Sex + Truth.CHRIS: UPSTATE, NY.  1984.I've learned to accept my kinks and my history as a part of who I am and to embrace the lessons, the thrills and the pain of it all as my truth. True Stories.  Mat Tales. I hope they make you feel all the things. 

If These Ovaries Could Talk
It's a Family Thing

If These Ovaries Could Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 54:15


If These Ovaries Could Talk | S9 Ep 22: Corritta and Mea are a nomadic black lesbian family raising their young son and globetrotting around the world. They experienced a very inhospitable time while giving birth and wanted to share their story with us. They also have an amazing blog chronicling their travels called “It's a Family Thing.” Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB/TikTok: @ovariestalk  Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffany Topol our Patreon supporters! Zahler Prenatal Code PREDHA25 It's a Family Thing

Popcorn Psychology
Brokeback Mountain: Trauma, Anger, and Homophobia w/Special Guest Patrick Serrano

Popcorn Psychology

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 107:02


[CW: discussions of hate crimes and intense violence] Join us for a heavier episode today as we discuss the 2005 award-winning movie, Brokeback Mountain. We are joined by the host of the Lifetime Uncorked podcast, Patrick Serrano. We focus on the two main characters, Ennis and Jack, and explore how homophobia, trauma, and their families of origin impacted their mental health and influenced their relationship with each other as well as with their spouses. As noted in the content warning, we dive into very intense subject matter; such as hate crimes both seen in the movie and in those that have occurred in real life. Please listen with discretion.

KPFA - Letters and Politics
Homophobia and the Red Scare

KPFA - Letters and Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 59:58


Series Podcast: This Way Out
Biden's Pride & “What's the Score”

Series Podcast: This Way Out

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 28:58


U.S. President Joe Biden greets his White House Pride Party by signing an Executive Order touching a broad range of hot-button LGBTQ+ issues. Bonnie J. Morris carries the ball for generations of female athletes in “What's The Score: 25 Years of Teaching Women's Sports History” (interviewed by Brian DeShazor). And in NewsWrap: Tel Aviv hosts Israel's happiest Pride, German thugs beat Karlsruhe Pride-goers in a fiery assault, Maryland homes are consumed by rainbow flag-burners, white supremacists target Pride picnic in northern Idaho, the U.S. rightwing expands its war on Drag Queen Story Hour, rainbow erasure sweeps the Middle East, Disney kisses off "Lightyear" censors, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by Wendy Natividad and Michael LeBeau (produced by Brian DeShazor). All this on the June 20, 2022 edition of This Way Out! Join our family of listener-donors today at http://thiswayout.org/donate/

Bammer and Me
Hudson Taylor: Athlete, ally, fighting homophobia and transphobia in sports

Bammer and Me

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 71:38


In 2010, three-time All-American collegiate wrestler Hudson Taylor slapped a gay-equality sticker on his headgear before a match, leading to an interview with OutSports, an LGBTQ media outlet. Afterwards, he heard from 2,000 mostly closeted athletes who were moved to see a straight ally standing up for them.  After that, Hudson founded Athlete Ally, which focuses on getting sports organizations to include and welcome participation by LGBTQ athletes. Today, it continues its effort to dismantle homophobia and transphobia in sports.

TRIGGERnometry
"Trans Ideology is the New Homophobia" - Arielle Scarcella

TRIGGERnometry

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 70:04


Arielle is a YouTuber exploring conversations on transgender issues, feminism, and LGBT groups. Check her YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/arielle Join our exclusive TRIGGERnometry community on Locals! https://triggernometry.locals.com/ OR Support TRIGGERnometry Here: https://www.subscribestar.com/triggernometry https://www.patreon.com/triggerpod Bitcoin: bc1qm6vvhduc6s3rvy8u76sllmrfpynfv94qw8p8d5 Buy Merch Here: https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/shop/​​​ Advertise on TRIGGERnometry: marketing@triggerpod.co.uk Join the Mailing List: https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/sign-up/​​​ Find TRIGGERnometry on Social Media:  https://twitter.com/triggerpod​​​ https://www.facebook.com/triggerpod​​​ https://www.instagram.com/triggerpod​​​ About TRIGGERnometry:  Stand-up comedians Konstantin Kisin (@konstantinkisin) and Francis Foster (@francisjfoster) make sense of politics, economics, free speech, AI, drug policy and WW3 with the help of presidential advisors, renowned economists, award-winning journalists, controversial writers, leading scientists and notorious comedians.

Series Podcast: This Way Out
Queer Music Focus on Pride!

Series Podcast: This Way Out

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 28:58


The story of Pride as heard through the LGBTQ+ music that made a movement's soundtrack, put into perspective by Steve Sims in this edition of Queer Music Focus (including The Tom Robinson Band, Sandy Rapp, Jon Gilbert Leavitt, Tundo Olaniran, The Deisel Tykes and more). And in NewsWrap: Thailand's Cabinet sends a civil partnership proposal to Parliament, the Czech president vows to veto marriage equality, Istanbul's peaceful Pride is attacked by riot police, Ohio's House votes to verify student athletes' genitals, drag queen readings rile rightwing hate “groomers,” U.S. Rep. Lieu tells Christian congressional homophobes to come to Jesus, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by John Dyer V and Melanie Keller (produced by Brian DeShazor). All this on the June 13, 2022 edition of This Way Out! Join our family of listener-donors today at http://thiswayout.org/donate/

Light After Trauma
Episode 98: Why We Need Pride Month (and a personal note on coming out) with Alyssa Scolari, LPC

Light After Trauma

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 31:16


Happy Pride Month! The month of June (and every month!) is a great time to celebrate the beauty of the LGBTQPIA+ community. In this week's episode, Alyssa notes that while we certainly have come a long way in gaining rights for the LGBTQPIA+ community, there is still very far to go in terms of achieving true equality. For example, many of our states still recognize the lethal "Gay Panic Defense". Alyssa also includes a personal note on her own experience with coming out for the first time this year.    Source Material: https://people.com/human-interest/pride-month-explained-pride-month-facts/   https://lgbtqbar.org/programs/advocacy/gay-trans-panic-defense/  Donate to the Human Rights Campaign Donate to The Trevor Project Donate to the National Center for Transgender Equality   Check out the Light After Trauma website for transcripts, other episodes, Alyssa's guest appearances, and more at: www.lightaftertrauma.com Want to get more great content and interact with the show? Check us out on Instagram: @lightaftertrauma We need your help! We want to continue to make great content that can help countless trauma warriors on their journey to recovery. So, please help us in supporting the podcast by becoming a recurring patron of the show via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lightaftertrauma   Transcript: Alyssa Scolari [00:24]: Everybody, welcome back to another episode of the Light After Trauma podcast. I'm your host Alyssa Scolari. Super excited to be here because it is Pride Month. And that is exactly what we are talking about. This episode, we are talking about Pride. We are talking about the importance of Pride, and we are talking about why we need to continue to advocate for the LGBTQ community. I'm really, actually, a little bit anxious about today's episode, because I am going to be talking about things that I have never spoken about before. And so I'm a little bit nervous as we get into it, but we are just going to dive right in. Although before we do that, just some housekeeping stuff. So if you have not done so already, please leave a review for the podcast. Reviews, ratings go such a long way in terms of helping the podcast to reach a greater audience. And I really feel strongly that everybody deserves some kind of access to free mental health education, information, and support. Alyssa Scolari [01:43]: So the more reviews and ratings we have, the greater access people can have to this podcast. And it would mean the world to me. So if you have not done so already, please do so. I would greatly appreciate it. Also, if you are interested in becoming a Patreon member, you can check out the show notes where you can just click right on the link and you can donate as little or as much as you would like to the podcast. You can become a monthly Patreon member, or you could just do a one time donation, anything would be greatly appreciated. And all of the money that you donate goes directly in to helping fund the podcast and helping to keep the machine going, essentially. It costs roughly anywhere from $800-$900 a month to fund this podcast, between all of the software that we have to pay for and the editing. That is what it costs. So, again, this is not me complaining about the price. I am really fortunate enough to be in a place where I can do this, but if you are able and willing to give any amount would be greatly appreciated. Alyssa Scolari [03:04]: I hope everyone is off to a grand old week. I am doing pretty good, had a good day today. It's kind of late when I'm recording this, it's about 9:30 at night, which is pretty late for me to be doing any sort of work. But I had a burst of energy and I felt like I had a lot to say. And I was like, "I'm just a little anxious about this discussion today. You know what, we're doing it." So I made myself a cup of hot tea and here we are chatting today. So I think that as I get into this conversation, people are going to have one of two thoughts. And I think the first thought people might have is, "Why are we talking about Pride and the LGBTQ+ community on a trauma focused podcast?" And the second question people might have is, "This podcast has been going on for almost two years and I've not heard anything like this. We've never talked about this on this podcast before. Why now? Why now?" Alyssa Scolari [04:22]: And I'm going to answer that question, but first we're going to answer the question of why is this topic on a trauma focused podcast? Truthfully, I don't know the background that you come from wherever you're listening from. I don't know. I do know this though. Some people think, they have this thought of like, "Oh, okay, it's 2022 and all LGBTQ+ people are accepted and there's no need for any of this Pride or anything like that." And then other people, I think, live in environments and communities where it's in their face every single day, just how far we still have to go in terms of getting equality for this community. Now I want to address the people who might feel like we do have equality because unfortunately we just don't. Things are becoming maybe a little bit better, although in some ways I absolutely question even that. It feels like we are going back decades. Alyssa Scolari [05:40]: I know that we're a little bit better in terms of representation, but we're still not there. Growing up, how likely are we to see, when we watch movies we see straight families. When we read books, it's about straight families. Everybody identifies as either male or female. The male and the female get together. They get married, they have children, they usually have one boy, one girl. Anytime we so much as maybe pick out Christmas cards and we're looking at stock images online and we see the same kind of family members in stock images. We see a man, we see a woman that we presume are the husband and the wife and then we see their very straight children. Non-gender, queer, male, female. What have you? It is so rare for any of us, even today to pick a movie out and have it be a movie where there are two dads or a movie where there are two moms or a movie where a child is transgender. Alyssa Scolari [06:57]: It's so rare to go on the internet and search family photos and see families that look any different than a man and a woman and their children. We still have churches who are vehemently against the LGBTQ community. I actually, today, saw an image surface as a reaction to Pride Month. Somebody who doesn't believe that LGBTQ folks should have rights, drew this photo and it's a response to the Pride rainbow flag. The rainbow that is the symbol of Pride and the symbol of LGBTQ folks. Somebody actually drew a picture of a man and a woman. Alyssa Scolari [07:47]: And in between the man and the woman, they're holding hands with their two kids. They're little stick figures and they're holding an umbrella and they're shielding themselves and their children from basically a rainbow flag, rain that looks like it's coming down. All that image is to say, "We don't believe in this. We don't respect these people. And we are going to do everything in our power to shield ourselves and our children from the LGBTQ community." It is still so dangerous out there for folks who identify as LGBTQPIA+. Homophobia and transphobia and the like have dated back for centuries and part of the reason, well, the main reason that we have Pride Month is because of what happened in the Stonewall Uprising. So for those of you who don't know, the date was June 28th, 1969 in New York City's West Village. Alyssa Scolari [09:01]: The police raided a very popular gay bar that was called the Stonewall Inn. Now this was super normal for the time. This was super normal. Police did raid gay bars and gay facilities and they got arrested and this time the patrons of the Stonewall Inn fought back. And what this started was a series of riots that went on for days of people protesting these riots, from people that were saying, "I deserve to have my rights. I deserve to be seen and heard. I deserve to have equality. And I matter." This was historic. And in fact, President Barack Obama in 2016, declared the Stonewall Inn a historic landmark, which is so cool because these Stonewall Riots were historic and they paved the way for people in the LGBTQ community to achieve their equality. Alyssa Scolari [10:11]: And then the year after the uprising was when the first Pride parade began and it was in June so that is where the tradition of Pride comes from. So it is so much more than just people getting together and saying, "Oh, Hey, we like the month of June." No, this is a yearly celebration. It's a yearly remembrance. It is an honor for the people who fought for LGBTQ community members to have their rights. So nearly 10 years after that was when the Pride flag was first created and it was created by a man named Gilbert Baker. And Gilbert was asked to create a symbol of Pride by a man whose name is Harvey Milk. Now Harvey Milk was the first openly gay elected politician in the United States. So he asked Gilbert to create a flag that symbolized Pride and we have the rainbow flag. Now the rainbow flag actually started out with a few more colors and then had less colors. Today, each of the colors stands for something very specific. Alyssa Scolari [11:23]: So according to a People article, red is the symbol of life. Orange is the symbol for healing. Yellow is symbolic for sunshine. Green is symbolic for nature. The blue is representative of harmony and the purple is representative of spirit. I believe the original flag was eight colors, but it is now six. As far as we've come, though, we still have so much further to go. I want to talk to you about something called the gay panic defense, and this is going to help you really get an understanding for just how far we have to go in terms of equality and just basic human rights for LGBTQ folks. So what is the panic defense, the LGBTQ panic defense or the gay panic defense? It is a freaking legal strategy and get ready because if you haven't heard of this is going to knock your fucking socks off. The gay panic defense is a legal strategy. Alyssa Scolari [12:43]: So basically what that strategy does is it asks a jury to take into account a victim's sexual orientation or their gender identity and take into account that their orientation or their identity is to blame for a defendant's violent reaction. Victim blaming much? And yes, you heard me correctly. Basically, gay panic is a legal strategy that is asking the jury to consider the fact that somebody being gay or somebody being transgender or non-binary is the reason and a good enough reason why somebody may have attacked them in a hate crime. It's basically like the offender is saying that they went like temporarily insane. They had a gay panic or a trans-panic that caused them to violently attack the victim. Tell me that's not abso-fucking-lutely insane. Alyssa Scolari [13:57]: And what's even more fucking insane is that this gay panic defense actually fucking works. It works. It has been used to get people off in the courts. People can attack people simply because they are lesbian or gay or transgender. They can then show up in court and they can say that they panicked because of somebody's gayness or because somebody's transgender and the jury can go, "Oh, okay. That sounds reasonable. You're off the hook because you had a gay panic." It makes my blood boil. It makes my blood boil. And the worst part about it is that the gay panic defense is only banned in 17 states in the United States. Meaning the rest of the country's, or I'm sorry, the rest of the states in the United States of America, if they aren't considering passing the gay panic defense, they've already passed it. The majority of the states in this country are perfectly fine with the gay panic defense. And that right there goes to show you why we need Pride Month and why we are talking about this on a trauma focused podcast. Alyssa Scolari [15:22]: Because people in the LGBTQ community are being murdered, are being targeted, are being killed simply because of who they are and our laws are basically saying that it's okay. According to lgbtqbar.org, in 2019 alone, there were 1,656 hate crimes. And this is just what we know of because there are so many more that go unreported. But just in 2019, there were 1,656 hate crimes against people for either their sexual orientation or their gender identity. And this statistic makes up 18.8% of hate crime incidents, like single bias hate crime incidents. According to research, also from lgbtqbar.org, one out of five lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the United States will experience a hate crime in their lifetime. And more than one out of four transgender people will. We know that transgender people are targeted and they're even more likely to be targeted if they are part of a non-white race. And I got to say, lately, it just feels like things are getting worse for the LGBTQ community and we need Pride more than ever. Alyssa Scolari [16:51]: I mean, look at what's happening in Florida with the 'Don't Say Gay' bill. And in Texas, where it is now considered a social services call to have a child seek transgender affirming care. It is just an absolute nightmare. And with greater and greater access to what's going on in the world through social media, kids are bearing witness to all of this and it is very clear to so many kids that it is still not safe for them to be who they are. We need Pride because there are kids and adults out there who would rather take their own lives than be out and proud about who they are because of the hate that exists and I see it every day in my practice. I see it. It is absolutely heartbreaking. There is little to no representation in schools. Teachers will get reprimanded if they say anything about it because it's considered a taboo topic, which it absolutely shouldn't be. Alyssa Scolari [18:05]: And overall, kids just feel so isolated, growing up feeling like there is nobody who represents them, feeling like it's not okay to be a part of the LGBTQ community and it is devastating. So we need Pride more than ever. And now I think to address the second question that I talked about in the beginning of this episode. The question being, why have I waited two years to talk about this? In August, the podcast will have been alive for two years, which boggles my mind to even say, and I haven't talked about this. And trust me, it's not because I don't care and it's not because it's low on my priority list. Anybody who knows me knows that the LGBTQ community is actually top priority for me. But what I'm going to say is this, and this is going to come with a warning. So if you are listening to this and you know me personally, I would think very carefully about how much you want to know about me, because I'm going to share some stuff. Alyssa Scolari [19:35]: So think about it. Feel free to hit pause and talk to me about it, because I know I have a lot of wonderful people in my life who listen to the podcast who know me personally, and you're going to learn some stuff. All right, there is your fair warning. If you are continuing to listen to this and you know me personally, you better come talk to me about this. So anyway, part of, I think, the reason why I haven't talked about this yet is you are going to notice a pattern with me, not really a pattern, but I only talk about things as I'm ready to talk about them. I bring to this podcast a level of vulnerability mixed in with my expertise and that vulnerability is really hard for me. And I have to be comfortable sharing, I have to be comfortable. And I haven't been comfortable because I have been grappling with basically where I fall in terms of the LGBTQ community. Alyssa Scolari [20:50]: Because quite honestly, I can't deny that I'm part of it. And I think it's taken me a long time to get to a place where I've been comfortable talking about it. And so I knew that one day I would share this, but I needed to give myself time to be ready and to feel comfortable and safe and secure. I grew up in this really small conservative Catholic town. Where it is so not that okay to be gay and looking back on the way I grew up, I would've never in a million years have admitted or even given myself the opportunity to explore the fact that I might be anything other than a straight, blonde girl, who's going to find a dark, tall, handsome husband and live happily ever after. I really didn't get to explore the different parts of me until I left my hometown. Alyssa Scolari [22:14]: And then I really got to reflect back on my childhood and as I did so, it really hit me that I am so not straight, so not straight. I definitely was interested in both women and men my whole life. I remember being a kid and being interested in women, but kind of writing it off and just ignoring that part of me because in my brain it was only okay to be attracted to men. And so looking back on it, I'm like, "Oh man, I was not straight. I liked women and I liked men." I was absolutely bisexual. And I remember being in high school and playing around a little bit with my gender. There was a time in high school, I think I was a sophomore. And I went to school dressing masculine and I changed my name. Alyssa Scolari [23:31]: And people were calling me Sam and I think I was definitely experimenting at the time. I remember it being like a joke with my friends and my friends were all calling me that. And I was just pretending to be a guy, whatever that means. I was acting more masculine, listen, it didn't last long. It maybe lasted a week before I was like, "Okay, this isn't me." But looking back on it that actually wasn't a joke. I was definitely experimenting with my gender. And I think that after that, I became pretty firm in my identity as a woman, with pronouns that feel comfortable to me, which are she and her, but I was still super unclear about my sexual preference. And looking back, I did some really questionable things in my childhood and my teenage years and my young adult years that I could look back on it now. Alyssa Scolari [24:41]: And I'm like, "Yeah, I don't know how nobody saw that one." Maybe people did. I don't know. I really don't know. I don't think so. But I just think it's so funny to look back on and like, "Man, there was no part of me that was a straight woman. I definitely swung both ways and I'm okay with it. I'm okay talking about it." That's the other thing we have to talk about. [inaudible 00:25:10] I'll touch on when it comes to bisexuality. Yes, I married a man. So me coming on here and talking about my preferences and who I'm attracted to doesn't make me any less in love with my husband. My husband is the person I am a 100% committed to, 110%. There's never a question of that. So I think that a lot of people have this idea in their heads that, "Oh, you know, you're already married, but then you're coming out as bisexual. Well, what does that mean? Does that mean that you don't want to be with your partner?" Alyssa Scolari [25:45]: None of that is true. Just because you find somebody and you get married doesn't mean that your sexual preference changes. I was bisexual before I got married. I just didn't know it and I'm still the same way. But the person that I choose to spend my life with is my husband. Doesn't mean that my sexual preferences or that who I'm attracted to has to change because I've gotten married. Just because you marry somebody doesn't mean you stop finding people attractive. No, that's not the case at all. So all that's to say, people who come out a little bit later in life as being bisexual after they're married or whatever, it doesn't mean anything about their marriage. Alyssa Scolari [26:37]: It doesn't mean anything at all. People who are bisexual, if they want to get married, well, chances are they're either going to marry a man or a woman or a non-binary person. But just because they marry a non-binary person doesn't mean all of a sudden they're no longer attracted to women. Just because they marry a non-binary person doesn't mean that they're no longer attracted to men. So I hope that makes sense. It has absolutely nothing to do with my marriage. David is the best thing that ever happened to me. I think that the importance of this kind of coming out for me is about claiming or reclaiming who I was when I didn't get the opportunity to be that person. I didn't get the opportunity to come to terms with that when I was younger, but I get to come to terms with it now. And it's really exciting and anxiety provoking. And it just feels like I'm letting the inner child in me have the freedom to label herself however she wants for the first time. And that is a beautiful thing. And that is part of why Pride matters. Alyssa Scolari [28:09]: That is part of why we fight to have equal rights. That is part of why we fight to be seen and heard and respected. So that's why it's taken me a little while to talk about this. I do things at my own paces. I have a lot of respect for myself and my process. And that is why it is not because I haven't cared or acknowledged it. Again, the people who are closest to me know how passionate I am and have always been about the LGBTQ community. And now I understand why, now I understand why. So, with that being said, what can we do? We know that people in the LGBTQ community are experiencing trauma and being denied their rights every single day, still we've come a long way. We have a lot further to go. I just encourage you to get involved and I don't know what that means for you. Maybe that looks like further education and research on this community. Maybe that looks like attending town halls. Alyssa Scolari [29:24]: Maybe that looks like attending parades or marches. Maybe that looks like donating. If you are able to donate, there are some amazing organizations that you can contribute to and they include the Human Rights Campaign, The Trevor Project and the National Center for Trans Equality, just to name a few. I will link those three in the show notes and I am also going to link the two articles that I used in today's episode. You can find all of that in the show notes. I hope that you enjoy today's episode. It was a tough one for me. It's hard to be this vulnerable. I thank you for listening. I thank you for being here. I hope you have a fantastic week and I am holding you in the light. Speaker 2 [30:17]: Thanks for listening everyone. For more information, please head over to lightaftertrauma.com or you can also follow us on social media. On Instagram, we are @lightaftertrauma, and on Twitter it is @lightafterpod. Lastly, please head over to patreon.com/lightaftertrauma. 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