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An Older Gay Guy Show
INTERVIEW - Sgt. Ron - Gay Military Life - Part 8 - Conclusion

An Older Gay Guy Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022


 This episode concludes the Gay Military Life series by Sgt. Ron.  I want to thank Ron so very much for sharing his fascinating life with us, both in this series, as well as his Gay Prison Guard stories.  If you have not had a chance to hear the Gay Prison Guard series, I invite you to listen to Ron's tales of the many years he worked in a penitentiary as a Prison Officer.  The series is available in my back catalogue. 'D. Pumps' on Joey After Dark:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of0zq1wxLfQ&t=40s

Generations Radio
Help! My Church Votes for Biden! - Does it really matter?

Generations Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 42:00


Is the Gospel more important than politics---Is the Gospel more important than the position you take on God's law- Or, does compromise on God's law imply a compromise on the Gospel itself---We address the question of the relative importance of ethics to the Gospel. But what about leaving the church that votes for Biden- What are the big issues or the small issues when it comes to leaving a church- Should churches part ways of BLM, masks, and George Floyd- The leading Southern Baptist tells us we need to -stand for LGBT rights.---Does that mean the right to marry and adopt kids, or the right to a fair trial in a court of law---This program includes---1. The World View in 5 Minutes with Adam McManus -Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire, Intel to invest -20 billion in Ohio computer chip factory, Man reached world's tallest mountain peak in Hawaii---2. Generations with Kevin Swanson

Throwing Shade
new CA laws, M&M mascots get an upgraded look, church officials coming out as LGBT+

Throwing Shade

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 73:20


On this week's ATTITUDES! Erin speaks on new CA laws recently repealed dealing with spousal sexual assault, stillbirths and drug use. Bryan touches on the M&M's mascots getting an upgraded look to become more 'inclusive', also 120 church officials come out as LGBT+ in stand against Catholic homophobia. All this plus Philip Glass and Kathryn Bigelow flipping apartments?! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Matt Walsh Show
Ep. 881 - Media Matters Doesn't Like My Dating Advice 

The Matt Walsh Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 60:41


Today on the Matt Walsh Show, Media Matters and some others on the Left were upset by my analysis of the modern dating scene. Apparently, I'm told, my point of view on the subject is old fashioned and reactionary. They're not necessarily wrong about that. Also, a truck carrying infected monkeys from a lab escaped from their cages during a highway accident. Why are these labs allowed to dump pathogens all over the globe without any consequence? And Robert F Kennedy Jr made a holocaust analogy during his speech at the anti-mandate protest on Sunday. Yesterday his own wife came out and denounced him for it. Plus, Kamala Harris lists the most vulnerable victim groups in America. The list seems to have expanded to encompass every group except one. And Hollywood actor Peter Dinklage says that the dwarves in Snow White are offensive. The story only gets dumber from there.  I am now a self-acclaimed beloved children's author. Reserve your copy of my new book here: https://utm.io/ud1Cb  The world's best-selling LGBT author (me) now has his own merch line: https://utm.io/uedoZ You petitioned, and we heard you. Made for Sweet Babies everywhere: get the official Sweet Baby Gang t-shirt here: https://utm.io/udIX3 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Psychic Dolphin Garage
Episode 131: Windsock

Psychic Dolphin Garage

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 51:09


It's just Bo and Denis on the pod today! We got down to discussing:

The Tony Soto Show
Any money (featuring Tito Bonito)

The Tony Soto Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 47:42


This whole show went kinda wonky so I spend my time talking shit with one of my favorite people, Tito Bonito.

She's Not Doing So Well - Gay Perspective On Everyday Life

“There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be.”  -Willy Wonka  This is the worst recording we've ever had. We're absolute disasters; the audio is not up to par and it's overall a complete disaster.However, the show must go on and one of our goals in 2022 was to be as authentic as possible. Don't worry, there are plenty of good stories and conversations, just, it gets a little sloppy at times. Bobby talks about new D*ck Energy (NDE) , Jim has been breathing in carbon monoxide for 7 months and somehow we retell the story of Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Here's to the good times, bad times, and everything in between.Some things we Talk about: New Dick Energy Britney Spears Jamie Lynne Family Dollar Uber Eats New Dick Feel Gas Natural Gas Carbon Monoxide Willy WonkaGolden Tickets Charlie Bucket Grandpa Joe is a lazy bitch Grampa Joe and Willy are Gay togetherGood Day Sir YOU WON NativesWhite People Pink Dicks Europe Gays ***This episode is brought to you by Hydronique Hydration ***BEST WILLY WONKA QUOTES Follow us on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/shesnotdoingsowell/Please share with your friends and make sure you rate and subscribe!#gaypodcast #podcast #gay #lgbtq #queerpodcast #lgbt #lgbtpodcast #lgbtqpodcast #gaypodcaster #queer#instagay #podcasts  #podcasting #gaylife  #pride #lesbian #bhfyp #gaycomedy #comedypodcast #comedy #nyc #614 #shesnotdoingsowell #willywonka #Newdickenergy #gingers  #gayuk #NotWell #hottub #naturalgas #gaysovercovidSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/notwellpodcast)

Goblin Lore Podcast
Episode 137:Melthos? I hardly know those!

Goblin Lore Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 62:05


Hello, Podwalkers, and welcome back to another episode of the Goblin Lore Podcast! Taya is back with us!!! In case you missed she visited the cast way back in Episode 115. Hobbes and Alex previously took on Psychographics/Aesthetics when it comes to Magic Players and that episode introduced the concept of the hybrid Melvin/Vorthos player... the Melthos . Today we dive deeper into what this could mean with examples that we feel both hit and miss this aesthetic. Today's episode mentions a lot of works previously done especially by Mark Rosewater so we are including links to these .   https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/vorthos-and-mel-2015-08-31 https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/melvin-and-vorthos-2007-05-07   Again we would like to state that Black Lives Matter (with a link to where you can offer support both monetary and not).   We also are proud to have partnered with Grinding Coffee Co a black, LGBT+ affiliated and owned, coffee business that is aimed at providing coffee to gamers. You can read more about their mission here. You can use our partner code for discounted coffee! ____________________________________________ As promised, we plan to keep these Mental Health Links available moving forward too. For general Mental Health the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has great resources for people struggling with mental health concerns as well as their families. We also want to draw attention to this article on stigma from NAMI's site. If you're thinking about suicide or just need someone to talk to right now, you can get support from any of the resources below. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Veteran's can Press 1 at anytime to be taken to the Veteran's Line Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741 International suicide hotlines: A comprehensive resource list for people outside the US. IMAlive: Click Chat Now to access a live online network of volunteers through instant messaging. TrevorLifeline, TrevorChat, and TrevorText (LGBTQ+ crisis support): 1-866-488-7386, or text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 Trans Lifeline (US): (877) 565-8860 ____________________________________________ You can find the hosts on Twitter: Hobbes Q. at @HobbesQ, and Alex Newman at @Mel_Chronicler. Send questions, comments, thoughts, hopes, and dreams to @GoblinLorePod on Twitter or GoblinLorePodcast@gmail.com. Opening and closing music by Wintergatan (@wintergatan). Logo art by Steven Raffael (@SteveRaffle). Goblin Lore is proud to be presented by Hipsters of the Coast, and a part of their growing Vorthos content – as well as Magic content of all kinds. Check them out at hipstersofthecoast.com.

Football Daily
Qatar World Cup Special: Part 2

Football Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 44:20


With the 2022 Fifa World Cup less than 10 months away Kelly Cates is joined by Rob Harris, global sports correspondent for the Associated Press to discuss the issues surrounding the tournament. We look at whether teams will be able to protest freely in the country after high profile protests by Germany, Netherlands and Norway players in qualifying. We hear how the England team will approach and address issues in the country from FA chief executive Mark Bullingham and England manager Gareth Southgate. We discuss whether hosting the tournament can bring lasting change to the country and hear what it's like to travel to the country as an LGBT fan. Jonas Baer Hoffman, General Secretary of FIFPro, the global players' union, joins us to talk about the concerns around player workload. And we look at the costs to fans of following their team in Qatar.

FreedHearts
My Transgender Child: A Mother's Story

FreedHearts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 20:45


In this very special episode, we're going to share something that came from a mom of transgender daughter.She wrote it to share with her pastor, with anyone, who is trying to sort out transgender, gender nonconforming, nonbinary—trying to understand what that community, and their families, go through.This is an incredibly powerful story. It is beautifully written and conveys so well the heart of what it is to parent a transgender child.Support the show (https://www.freedhearts.org/donate)

Gayest Episode Ever
Rose Nylund vs. the Stigma of AIDS

Gayest Episode Ever

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 89:57


“72 Hours” (February 17, 1990)   We figured the only proper way to start this season would be to say goodbye to Betty White — and a great way to do that would be to discuss a Golden Girls episode where Rose takes an HIV test. Not only does it showcase a wider range of Betty's acting chops, but it's also a great kickoff to a new sort of episode we'll be covering on GEE in the future: very special episodes about HIV and AIDS. Even if there are no LGBT characters in this episode, the subject matter hit home for the community — and the fact that so many AIDS/HIV episodes revolved around the heterosexual experience of the disease is itself very telling.   Goodbye, Betty. You will be missed.   Read NPR's piece “What The Golden Girls Taught Us About AIDS”   “Why Was HIV/AIDS Never Discussed on Will & Grace?”   The episode of Date With the Angels we discuss is “Brown Derby” — worthwhile watching for diehard Betty White completionists   The pilot to the Alfred Molina series Ladies Man, with a stacked female cast that included Betty, is also on YouTube   Listen to our previous AIDS episode, “Julia Sugarbaker Plans a Gay Funeral”   Purchase the first issue of Drew and Glen's comic anthology, Beyond Sunset.   Go shop at our TeePublic store!   Follow: GEE on Facebook • GEE's Facebook Group • GEE on Twitter • GEE on Instagram • Drew on Twitter • Glen on Twitter   Listen: iTunes • Spotify • Stitcher • Google Play • Google Podcasts • Himalaya • TuneIn   And yes, we do have an official website! We even have episode transcripts courtesy of Sarah Neal. Our logo was designed by Rob Wilson. This episode's art was designed by Ian O'Phelan.   This is a TableCakes podcast.

One Day You'll Thank Me
S4: E15 - Guest Expert: Dr. Leia Charnin, How To Be Supportive and Accepting of Your LGBTQ+ Child

One Day You'll Thank Me

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 64:40


Cast:Dr. Tara Egan - hostAnna - co-hostDr. Leia Charnin- guest expertNot sure how to be supportive of your LGBTQ+ child? Or maybe you just have questions for them and at times not sure of the best way to respond. Then you will want to check out this episode on " How To Be Supportive and Accepting of Your LGBTQ+ Child."Tara and Anna welcome their guest expert, Dr. Leia Charnin, licensed psychologist.  She is a solo practitioner located in Charlotte NC who provides individual therapy, group therapy, parenting training, and community presentations on a variety of topics, including advocacy and implicit bias, depression, anxiety, body image and eating concerns, identity, life transitions, and post-traumatic growth. LGBT+ Youth experience a lot of interpersonal and environmental stressors that can lead to significant trauma, mental health concerns, and stigma. Those youth that are not supported by family members have an increased amount of mental health issues; such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Tune in to learn:- WHY this topic is so important. - the key differences of language for sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression for LGBT+ individuals- ways in which families and loved ones can support LGBT+ individuals-  ways in which parents can raise children to be allies of LGBT+ individuals, even if no one in the family identifies as LGBT+- how parents with a LGBTQ child should you go about finding the right therapistLearn more about Dr. Leia and her services on her website, www.drleiacharnin.com.or Instagram at warmly.drleiaDr. Tara EganWebsite - For parents to learn more about Dr. Tara Egan's books, webinars, public speaking opportunities, and coaching/consultation services, Go HERE.Facebook -  HERE.YouTube -  HERE.Instagram -  HERE.Website - To learn more about Dr. Tara Egan's child & adolescent therapy services, visit HERE.Podcast editor - Christian Fox

Jiffy Pop Culture
Ep 78. Welcome to the Dollhouse

Jiffy Pop Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 106:44


Passaic woman arrested in slaying of family- Dawn Weiner of 66 Maple Lane in Passaic shot her father, Harve Weiner, mother Marge Weiner, and brother, Mark Weiner. Her sister Missy‘s body was found hanging by a tutu at the Nordstrom's in the Short Hills Mall. When asked about possible motives, the suspect simply kept repeating “Weiner Dog. Weiner Dog. Weiner Dog.”

Two Girls Talk Balls
Episode 92 - A Kick in the Heath

Two Girls Talk Balls

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 32:52


Battles and storylines everywhere in the WSL! This weekend featured the first full gameweek of 2022 and lots of chopping 'n changing, but we ended up pretty much as we were. We took in the tasty final fixture on Sunday, with front row seats of Jonas, Leah and Katie McCabe antics away at Manchester City! City led with a controversial goal but Taylor and the Cityzens had a late 'kick in the heath' with Tobin firing home to equalise in added time. Plus, Manchester United continue to impress, Megan Walsh's 500 saves (100 of which were against Chelsea), Kelly's Entertainers, Leicester and Birmingham City both throw away points, Tamsin's dodgy groin and WHAT IS HAPPENING AT EVERTON. Sponsored by FotMob

The Matt Walsh Show
Ep. 880 - Our Overlords Want You Fat, Lazy, And Addicted To Porn

The Matt Walsh Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 61:47


Today on the Matt Walsh Show, a major health magazine puts out an issue celebrating fatness and calling for gyms and fitness instructors to be better “fat allies.” And it's not a satire. It's all very real. Also, Joe Biden cusses out a Fox reporter. How would the media have reacted if Trump did the same thing to someone at CNN? And amid talk of war for the sake of protecting Ukraine, the White House is asked why America should put itself at risk to protect Europe if Europe won't protect itself. A good question. Not a great answer. Also, the ladies of the View agree that they may never feel comfortable in public again without a mask because of everything we've learned during the pandemic. But what have we learned example. Finally, in our Daily Cancellation, Lena Dunham is back on the scene. And it didn't take her long to get canceled.  I am now a self-acclaimed beloved children's author. Reserve your copy of my new book here: https://utm.io/ud1Cb  The world's best-selling LGBT author (me) now has his own merch line: https://utm.io/uedoZ You petitioned, and we heard you. Made for Sweet Babies everywhere: get the official Sweet Baby Gang t-shirt here: https://utm.io/udIX3 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Queer Money
7 Basics You Should Know about Annuities - Queer Money Ep. 298

Queer Money

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 13:43


What's an annuity? How do they work? What are the different types? Are they a good investment? On this episode of Queer Money, we explain how annuities function as an insurance contract (not an investment) and what differentiates immediate from deferred annuities. Subscribe to the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe

TRIVIA TIME
Trivia Time Podcast 122

TRIVIA TIME

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 43:06


Welcome to episode 122 of Trivia Time, the podcast quiz show!January Visual Round: shorturl.at/ehAIQWebsite: www.triviatimepodcast.comEmail: triviatimepodcast@gmail.com

WDR 5 Satire am Morgen
Das Wort zum Dienstag: Missbrauch

WDR 5 Satire am Morgen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 2:05


Papst Benedikt steht in der Kritik. Er soll vor mehr als 30 Jahren als Erzbischof an der Vertuschung sexualisierter Gewalt beteiligt gewesen sein. Jana Fischer wagt im "Wort zum Dienstag" einen satirischen Blick. Von Jana Fischer.

WDR 5 Satire am Morgen
Das Wort zum Dienstag: Missbrauch

WDR 5 Satire am Morgen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 2:05


Papst Benedikt steht in der Kritik. Er soll vor mehr als 30 Jahren als Erzbischof an der Vertuschung sexualisierter Gewalt beteiligt gewesen sein. Jana Fischer wagt im "Wort zum Dienstag" einen satirischen Blick. Von Jana Fischer.

Plant Daddy Podcast
Episode 123: Pygmy Sundew Plant Profile

Plant Daddy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 50:44


You may know about Sundews, but the Plant Daddies believe these particularly tiny, beautiful members of the Drosera genus deserve their own special mention. And we're happy to report that their care and propagation is easier than you may have read! Will they thrive in terrariums? What does it sound like when Stephen tries to sell Matthew on a plant? And how many ways can we pronounce the word gemmae? Don't underestimate us!

Roll Gay Role Play
Cursed - Episode 11 - Lipstick on the Mirror

Roll Gay Role Play

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 56:35


After playing a salivating game for our intro, we continue the drag competition where the race for the crown is heating up. Off stage, mysteries surround the other contestants as the essence of magic lingers nearby.

BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast

In this episode, we talk all about Norse Mythology, creatures, and lore. First, Cody discusses the Draugar, a zombie-like creature that can shape-shift and eats livestock to ruin our lives. Then, Chris talks all about the gigantic cephalopod known as the Kraken (it's actually Norse, not Greek!). Next, Cody shares a very funny legend about the god Thor and his day in drag. Finally, Chris tells us about legends and beliefs centered around one of the most beautiful phenomena of nature: the Northern Lights. Creep of the Week is an article about Vikings in America. This week's drinks/snacks are Ménage à Trois Sultry Red and Swedish Fish.Time Stamps:Advisory: 0:00s-0:20sIntro Music: 0:20s-0:46sTopic: 0:46s-2:45mDrinks: 2:45m-4:44mHistory: 4:44m-12:32mDraugar: 12:32m-20:51mThe Kraken: 20:51m-26:50mTrailer: 26:50m-27:20mThor Dresses in Drag: 27:20m-33:47mThe Northern LIghts: 33:47m-39:22mSkeptic: 39:22m-42:53mBeliever: 42:53m-44:50mCreep of the Week: 44:50m-46:05mSign Off: 46:05m-47:18mOutro Music: 47:18m-47:36mOriginal Music: “Halloween Pumpkin” found at https://www.purple-planet.comTo find other strange podcasts, follow our network: https://podmoth.network/LinksHistory:https://www.worldhistory.org/Norse_Mythology/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norse_mythologyDraugar:https://mythus.fandom.com/wiki/Draugrhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draugr#:~:text=intangible%20spiritual%20bodies.-,Terminology,inn%20gamli%20in%20Grettis%20saga).https://www.astonishinglegends.com/astonishing-legends/2018/9/12/the-draugrKraken:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krakenhttps://www.wired.com/2014/09/fantastically-wrong-legend-of-the-kraken/https://www.scielo.br/j/hcsm/a/3f7pGvQSBQNC4kkC8MXsbQQ/?format=pdf&lang=enhttps://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/myths/kraken/Thor the Drag Queen:https://norse-mythology.org/tales/thor-the-transvestite/The Northern Lights:https://www.northernlightscentre.ca/northernlights.htmlhttps://www.vacationstravel.com/history-of-the-northern-lights/https://www.hurtigruten.com/inspiration/experiences/northern-lights/myths-legends/https://culturallyours.com/2019/12/02/folklore-and-mythology-about-the-northern-lights-aurora-borealis/Skeptic:https://u.osu.edu/vanzandt/2018/04/18/zombies/https://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/february/why-zombie-fascination-022013.html

Two Bi Guys
Bi and Prejudice with Anna Kochetkova

Two Bi Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 53:25


Two Bi Guys is now sponsored by Zencastr! You can get 30% off Zencastr for 3 months with promo code: twobiguys -- or just click this link: https://zencastr.com/pricing?coupon=twobiguys&fpr=ex42o. Start recording your own podcast or meetings today!We are also sponsored by Manscaped! Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code TWOBIGUYS at MANSCAPED.com! Follow our guest Anna (@BiandPrejudice) on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/biandprejudice/Buy Anna's book, "Bi & Prejudice": https://www.debutbooks.com.au/bookshop/p/bi-prejudice-by-anna-kochetkovaLearn more about Anna's work: https://goodsocialonly.com/ Season 4 has arrived! We're kicking things off with Anna Kochetkova, a Russian-born Australian author, poetess, and Bi+ activist based in Sydney. Anna's book, "Bi & Prejudice", a memoir about her bisexual journey, was recently published by Debut Books, and she also runs the "Bi & Prejudice" Instagram space.Anna's story is both specific and universal -- her multiple identities affected her experience in a unique way, but her Bi+ journey hits a lot of common themes that many of us have experienced. We chatted about her book and Instagram space, how growing up in a conservative & pro-authoritarian family affected her identity and allowed her to repress her bisexuality for a long time, how moving to Sydney opened her up to new people and experiences, the ways that all her relationships have "queered" since coming out (not just romantic relationships), her experience with fluid sexuality while identifying as "straight", why she chose to come out to her friends when she did but has not yet come out to her parents (although she has "tested the waters"), why she set an intention to attend more play parties and meet queer & poly people in a sex-positive space, how her queerness affects her poetry -- and vice versa -- and much more!

The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide with Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy
Working with Trans Clients: Trans Resilience and Gender Euphoria

The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide with Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 43:01


Working with Trans Clients: Trans Resilience and Gender Euphoria An interview with Beck Gee-Cohen, MA CADC-II, about how therapists can be better clinicians for trans people. Curt and Katie talk to Beck about gender identity (and why every therapist should do their own work around gender), historical perspectives on masculinity and femininity, the concepts of trans resilience and gender euphoria, the real problems with the DSM diagnosis of gender dysphoria and considerations for providing therapy to trans clients.  Interview with Beck Gee-Cohen MA CADC-II Director of LGBTQ+ Programming Beck is a master's level clinician with an undergraduate degree in Sociology with an emphasis on Gender & Sexuality and a master's degree in Addiction Counseling. Beck has worked in the mental health & substance use field for over 10 years in various capacities. The main focus of his work has been invested in the LGBTQ+ community, adolescents, and families. Over this decade, Beck has trained numerous facilities on LGBTQ+ best practices, has been a keynote and presenter at many conferences, and has facilitated workshops about LGBTQ+, trauma, adolescents, gender and sexuality. Beck is the Director of LGBTQ+ Programming at Visions Adolescent Treatment Center. This program is for young people at Visions who identify in the community, those who are questioning, and their families. It includes process groups, psychoeducation, and family programming with professionals specifically trained and experienced in the LGBTQ+ population and best practices. Alongside the already dynamic team at Visions Adolescent Treatment Center in Los Angeles, young LGBTQ+ people and their families will find a space that serves their specific needs in regards to healing and thriving. In this podcast episode we talk about trans mental health We invited Beck Gee-Cohen, MA CADC-II to come talk with us about providing therapy for trans individuals. Modern therapists need to keep learning when working with trans clients Getting pronouns correct is a basic expectation at this point Finding the balance between focusing on a client's trans identity and other elements of their identity and experience Understanding trans identity 101 is a basic level of knowledge that all therapists should have What you do need to learn from your trans clients Therapists need to do their own work around gender   The work that therapists must do around gender “Sexuality and gender should be discussed across the board for everyone” – Beck Gee-Cohen, MA CADC-II The role that society plays in defining gender and the binary The privilege cis folks have in not being asked to assess/address their gender “Women's” and “men's” issues Societal expectations related to gender The history of gender expression and how what is acceptable has shifted Cultural and generational differences related to gender   The Concept of Trans Resilience “I came out as an act of survival” – Beck Gee-Cohen, MA CADC-II The tendency to focus on the pain of being trans The bias and hate that trans folks face, and how they continue to show up The importance of celebrating who you are as a trans person “You're so brave” doesn't see the full picture How hard it is to show up – and what it means that trans folks continue to do so Moving away from just focusing on gender dysphoria versus looking at gender euphoria   Gender Dysphoria versus Gender Euphoria and the problems with the DSM “You don't have to hate yourself to be trans. That's actually a false narrative given to us by the DSM... I'm not dysphoric about my gender. Everyone else is dysphoric about my gender... so the gender dysphoria is actually internalized.” – Beck Gee-Cohen, MA CADC-II How the DSM is used for the medical needs of trans folks The problem with assigning the diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria to an individual Internalized gender dysphoria (it is not my dysphoria, it is the dysphoria of the people around me about my gender) Playing around with gender shouldn't be a diagnosis, it is so culturally bound Trans individuals have to know what to report so they can get hormones (i.e., they may have to lie about being dysphoric in order to “check the boxes”) The problem with gatekeeping and the hope that trans folks being in work groups to help shift these guidelines   Better Therapy for Trans Clients Therapeutic alliance is the most important How therapists can appropriately use vulnerability when a client comes out as trans The likelihood of someone coming out initially versus after trust is built and how to handle it Sharing the therapeutic process and how you will learn and educate yourself The problem of signaling that you are capable of working with LGBTQ+ people when you are not trained Awareness of how being trans impacts the client in front of you When the client is coming into therapy due to their gender identity Understanding the back story and how someone identified that “something is different” Looking at what they want to do next (which may be very little or a full plan on how they handle being trans).   Our Generous Sponsor for this episode of the Modern Therapist's Survival Guide: Buying Time LLC Buying Time is a full team of Virtual Assistants, with a wide variety of skill sets to support your business. From basic admin support, customer service, and email management to marketing and bookkeeping. They've got you covered. Don't know where to start? Check out the systems inventory checklist which helps business owners figure out what they don't want to do anymore and get those delegated asap. You can find that checklist at http://buyingtimellc.com/systems-checklist/ Buying Time's VA's support businesses by managing email communications, CRM or automation systems, website admin and hosting, email marketing, social media, bookkeeping and much more. Their sole purpose is to create the opportunity for you to focus on supporting those you serve while ensuring that your back office runs smoothly. With a full team of VA's it gives the opportunity to hire for one role and get multiple areas of support. There's no reason to be overwhelmed with running your business with this solution available. Book a consultation to see where and how you can get started getting the support you need - https://buyingtimellc.com/book-consultation/   Resources for Modern Therapists mentioned in this Podcast Episode: We've pulled together resources mentioned in this episode and put together some handy-dandy links. Please note that some of the links below may be affiliate links, so if you purchase after clicking below, we may get a little bit of cash in our pockets. We thank you in advance! Bgcbridge.com beck@bgcbridge.com Tiktok: transandtrying Tiktok: visionsteen WPATH – Standards of Care guidelines Alex Iantaffi: Gender Trauma and Life Isn't Binary My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity by Kate Bornstein Dara Hoffman-Fox: You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide Book Two Spirits, One Heart: A Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and Acceptance by Marsha Aizumi and Aiden Aizumi   Relevant Episodes of MTSG Podcast: Interview with Dr. Abigail Weissman: Vulnerability, The News, and You When is it Discrimination? Work Harder Than Your Clients   Who we are: Curt Widhalm, LMFT Curt Widhalm is in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is the cofounder of the Therapy Reimagined conference, an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University and CSUN, a former Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, former CFO of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a loving husband and father. He is 1/2 great person, 1/2 provocateur, and 1/2 geek, in that order. He dabbles in the dark art of making "dad jokes" and usually has a half-empty cup of coffee somewhere nearby. Learn more at: www.curtwidhalm.com Katie Vernoy, LMFT Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, and consultant supporting leaders, visionaries, executives, and helping professionals to create sustainable careers. Katie, with Curt, has developed workshops and a conference, Therapy Reimagined, to support therapists navigating through the modern challenges of this profession. Katie is also a former President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. 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From basic admin support customer service and email management to marketing and bookkeeping, they've got you covered. Don't know where to start, check out the system's inventory checklist, which helps business owners figure out what they don't want to do anymore and get those delegated ASAP. You can find that checklist at buying time llc.com forward slash systems stash checklist.   Curt Widhalm  00:31 Listen at the end of the episode for more information.   Announcer  00:34 You're listening to the modern therapist survival guide where therapists live, breathe and practice as human beings to support you as a whole person and a therapist. Here are your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy.   Curt Widhalm  00:49 Welcome back monitor therapists. This is the button therapist Survival Guide. I'm Curt Widhalm with Katie Vernoy. And this is the podcast that talks about things that therapists do things that come into our offices, things that we should be aware about. And we are coming to a topic that we haven't visited here for a couple of years. And we are joined by one of our former therapy reimagined speakers, Beck Gee Cohen, Director of LGBT programming at visions, and we're just so glad to have you good people. Thanks for joining us.   Beck Gee Cohen  01:27 Awesome. Thanks for having me. I'm super grateful to be here.   Katie Vernoy  01:30 We're so excited to have you. It's so good to see you again. And I had a wonderful  consultation with you recently. So I just am excited to share this conversation with our audience. Such a good resource, everyone. So anyway, I'll stop gushing. The first question we ask everyone is who are you? And what are you putting out to the world?   Beck Gee Cohen  01:53 Which is like the deepest question you could ask. Right from the start? Who am I? What am I putting out to the world. Hope for my community, the trans community to get the things that they need, you know, from therapists to to be heard, to be seen, to be valued. And it started by trying to give a voice to myself, and now you know, to help teenagers to help families.   Curt Widhalm  02:22 We normally start a lot of our episodes asking for learning purposes, what therapists get wrong in working with trans clients. And we say this in a way of helping us catch up to where the world is today and responding to the clients in our offices. And a lot of things end up being out-dated, and especially for those of us who were educated A while ago, things have changed since maybe we have had some basic learning steps. So what a therapist normally get wrong, or what are some old habits that you see,   Beck Gee Cohen  02:57 The worst thing that we could do is this is the way we've always done it. Right. This is how it's always been. And that's what I love about the modern therapist, Psych podcast and the you know, that the, you know, the, the essence of the modern therapist is we're tired of this, right? We're tired of doing the way it's always been done, you know, the foundations of therapy were built, you know, on white cisgender men, you know, and and we're not, that's not who we are, that's not who we serve. And so I think what we what therapists get wrong is is just stopping learning, not being open to new ideas, I think, and I mean, I can go, you know, I could go down the line of like, okay, great, like use the right pronouns. Okay, so like, everyone should be doing that by now. Right? Like, that's, that's like 10 years ago, I don't mean to sound snarky in that way. Because that is, that is something that is like a huge, like thing to do, right. But don't always look at like a person by their pronouns, either. Right? Like, don't, it's, it's like, we're missing out on like, the people in front of us and more, either overly looking at the trans piece, or we're like, minimizing it. So it's like, it's finding that balance. So sometimes I run into therapists who, like, everything that has to do with them is about them being trans, right? And it's like, no, like, we also have depression and anxiety and have relationship issues. And we have, you know, all the struggles that, that all of humanity goes through. And, and then also, there's the other side of the kind of pendulum that says, Well, I work with all people and then being trans doesn't matter, you know, and it's like, okay, but you're not understanding that some of these things that are struggles that they're having, absolutely has to do with their gender identity and absolutely have to do with their transition or you know who they are in the world. So, I run into therapists that are like kind of one or the other Right, and so like my job and what I like to do, and the conversations that I like to have is like, let's bring us into the kind of the center, and talk about how we can Yeah, invest our time into their gender and understand it and understand, but not have to learn about gender and sexuality from them, but learn about their gender and sexuality, their personal gender and sexuality from them understanding trans identity, a 101, that is a therapist job, right to learn outside of their client, the nuances of gender, the nuances of, of what's happening in their lives, we do learn from our clients, going in with curiosity, and conversation and humility is really important. I see a lot of therapists run away from working with trans people, because they just don't know, while I believe in referring out, there's not enough like clinicians out there that are working with trans people, I always like to say, part of my story is saying that the woman that saved my life, when I came out to her was a therapist who was really versed in trauma, and really versed in understanding the LGBT community, but she was not part of that community. And she saved my life. And so, you know, so I think that what therapists are getting wrong, just not not doing their own work. And I also like, like to challenge therapists to do their own work around their gender and sexuality. Because if we're not doing that work, then how are we supposed to even understand some of the things that we struggle with, with masculinity with femininity, and many trans people struggle with that stuff as well, non binary people struggle with that as well. I hate to say that you're getting it wrong, but what can you do better, right? Curt? No, I'm just kidding. I told you, I was gonna come from a place of positivity today, I'm going going into 2022, with a little positive skepticism.   Katie Vernoy  07:09 So you started talking about this, and I want to get a little bit more specific with one of the things that you had talked about, you know, kind of all clinicians need to be better for trans clients, because trans clients are going to show up on our practice at some point, most likely. And so I think, to me, when you're talking about therapists not doing their own work on gender, let's let's start with that one. I think that society doesn't necessarily ask that of us. You know, there's, there's a binary, you know, there's pink and blue, there's these things that I think society really puts on us. And I think this idea of really exploring our own gender identity and sexuality and all those things, especially I'm, I'm old, you know, so, you know, when I grew up, it was pink and blue, you know, and all of that. And so I think it's something where, to me? What do you mean, when you're talking about that therapists need to work on their own gender and those issues?   Beck Gee Cohen  08:15 I love that question. Because I think you're right, like, right, it's a privilege to not have to think about gender.   Katie Vernoy  08:21 Absolutely.   Beck Gee Cohen  08:22 Right. So when you're walking in the world, and you don't have to think about it, it's, you know, that's a privilege that you have. And I think we actually think about it more than we think we do. And I see, it's in our face, constantly. And I but I also do think like, once you're aware of it, right? I think there's an old parable about the goldfish, right in the water. They go, you know, the goldfish swims out and says, Hey, how's the water? And they're like, what's water? You know, like, they don't know that they're, you don't know you're in it until you know that you're in it, right. So I don't know how that parable goes. But something like that. Y'all can look it up. But I'm not aware until I'm aware is basically what it is. And so, so that's why I also, like give a lot of leeway to a lot of therapists and people that I work with, where I'm not like, you should know this, because sometimes you just have no awareness. But once you know, then it's your job to kind of start working on it. So like, I had a therapist come up to me a year after I did a talk. And he was like, you know, you really messed me up. And I was like, Oh, great, you know, what did I do? And he said, Now everywhere I go, I see male and female sides. You know, I see male female girls, boys, you know, pink and blue. Like it was just, I was unaware. And I was like, great. Now you know how I live and many other people live every single day. But we talk about like women's issues and men's issues a lot. Right? And, and sometimes even then we're not even actually aware of that. that actually affects us, right? So when I'm working with like a cisgender, man, so for those, you know, when I say cisgender, it's someone who is assigned, let's say, male at birth, and identifies their gender identity as male sis means to be on the same side of so most people are cisgender. But when I talked to cisgender men, I asked them about masculinity, and being a man, and what is that like for you? And if we actually start having the conversation and dialogue about what it is to be a man in the world, you're going to get a whole lot of different conversations, right? You're gonna have a different opinions, different, you know, boxes, you know, men are put in a specific box to attain, you know, like, I have to be this way or that way, right. Same thing with women. And so that's the work that I ask of therapists to do is like, let's, let's, what is what does femininity mean to you? What does being a woman mean to you in the world? What is how has that affected you growing up? What did you learn about? You know, you just said, like, you know, I'm old and I grew up with pink and blue, right?   Katie Vernoy  11:09 Sure. Yeah.   Beck Gee Cohen  11:10 You know, but if you were older, even older, and grew up in the, you know, 1700s, you know, 1800s, you know, Pink and Blue were different. Pink was more masculine, Blue was more feminine.   Katie Vernoy  11:22 Oh, interesting   Beck Gee Cohen  11:23 Men wore wigs and heels and makeup. And that was a sign of class, right. And so, and the ideas of like, boys clothes and girls clothes for children really came from a marketing ploy where people were having less children. Because if you actually look at like pictures of like, Franklin, Franklin Roosevelt, they were wearing all white, all kids were white, and dresses until they were a certain age, right? So it was a money saver for families who had giant families of 16 kids. Now, you know, in the early 1900s, you know, the history of it, is that people are having less kids. And so then they started being like, Oh, girls, clothes, boys clothes, you know. So if we start to learn the history of that, and we start to learn that, like, clothing doesn't have a gender makeup doesn't have a gender. And we start to learn how I was raised to see what femininity looks like, and what masculinity looks like. Because in a lot of different cultures, too, it looks differently. So that's the work if I look internally, and then if I can look internally and at myself, it's just like, you know, every therapist should have a therapist, right?   Katie Vernoy  12:33 Yeah!   Beck Gee Cohen  12:33 .. is that if I start with, note that everyone, you can start to empathize with how difficult these things might be, for a client that is in is it was questioning their gender or transitioning. And you may not know, someone is trans when they come in your office, and you build a rapport with them, and you build a therapeutic alliance, and then they come out to you. Right, and they feel that they trust you. You know, that is your job to continue to work with that. And you can work with them. As long as you you know, maybe you need to seek supervision or whatever. But I think therapists can really do a lot of work on themselves around gender, even if they they're not trans. Right. I think it's funny because we only talk about like sexuality and gender when it comes to the LGBT community. We're actually like, sexuality and gender should be talked about across the board for everyone. I think we would we'd serve us as as therapists and as the world as a whole,   Curt Widhalm  13:34 when we sent over the what should we talk about questionnaire to you, you dropped in this term trans resilience? Can you tell us what that is? And how that plays out? With our clients.   Beck Gee Cohen  13:47 Sometimes we focus in on the pain of transition a lot. Right? As therapists we concentrate on anxiety and depression, all the hard things, right?   Katie Vernoy  14:02 Yeah.   Beck Gee Cohen  14:03 Why do people go to therapy? Do people go therapy when they're super happy, you know, but, but at the same time, I think when I when I talk about trans resilience, and they talk about how we can celebrate identity in the therapeutic space, I think this is a really important piece to helping our clients celebrate themselves and empowering themselves and trans resilience to me means that, you know, we walk through the world, and we walk through all of this stuff that we do, and we we, you know, we get misgendered and we walk through all the messages that say we shouldn't be here, but we still show up every day. And we still are present in our lives or we try to be and we still show up to therapy, we still show up. And we and I keep saying show up because it's sometimes it's so hard to show up. And so To foster that, and to like, empower my clients who are trans is like really like celebrating them and celebrating who they are, and, and walking in their truth and walking in their authenticity. A lot of times people will say, Oh, you're so brave for doing this. I don't Thank you. Right? Like, I think, no, thank you. Right. And I know where that comes from. And I also know that like, I came out, because it was like an act of survival. Like, I run out of a burning building, like I was running out of a burning building. Is that brave? No, that's like, I'm trying to survive.   Katie Vernoy  15:41 Yeah,   Beck Gee Cohen  15:41 you know, I think bravery is really like going back in and getting people and pulling them out. Right? Bravery is like, you know, showing up again, every day and helping others and all those things. So that mean, I think therapists are brave, right? But for me, it was an act of survival. And so when I talk about resilience is really talking to my clients about, like, you know, you show up every day, you know, as hard as it is you keep showing up and with suicidality, and suicide rates so high in the trans community, you know, for those who are able to survive, I think it's, I think it's really important. And I think it's also really important to like, celebrate, and, like, enjoy being trans, you know, I mean, I'm constantly like, asking them, you know, we're talking about dysphoria all the time. And I'm like, where's your euphoria? You know, when you feel good this week? When did someone like make you feel like, you know, when did you like, go put that dress on? Or, or, or get gendered correctly? Or like, like, hold on to those moments, too, because that feels good. When did you look in the mirror? And we're like, damn, I look good today. You know, like, I feel good in my body. I think therapists you know, sometimes will so hyper focus on like, oh, you you have to hate yourself to be trans. Like you actually don't. Yeah, actually don't like that's that's a that's a false narrative that has been given to you by the DSM.   Katie Vernoy  17:09 Yeah, I think I want to actually like there's so many things I want to go into here. But I think one of the the pieces that feels really compelling to me is this idea of this notion, and you're calling it gender dysphoria, then gender, euphoria, we've heard that as well before, but I think there's this notion of hating yourself feels like it is already coming from a cis place, a cisgender place, that the self is defined by whatever gender you were assigned at birth. And so talk a little bit more about your feelings about the DSM, because you started to go there.   Beck Gee Cohen  17:52 I went there,   Katie Vernoy  17:53 I just am curious about how you look at it, because I think most of what we do is based on what society deems normal, and it's so culturally bound, I loved when you were talking earlier about how gender has been perceived through the years, because I think we feel like well, this is just what it is. And it's like, well, no, actually, it's completely culturally defined if we really look at it. But anyway, it's early, where I'm going all over the place. So let me get to the question. How do you think the DSM harms our efforts toward treatment? Because it seems like it's framed improperly.   Beck Gee Cohen  18:28 Yeah. Well, so if I look at like, so again, this is just my opinion, not the opinion of all trans therapists, we're looking at two things here, right? That the, the DSM in and of itself helps people like having dysphoria as like a, as a diagnosis can help us get hormones and all those things, which is like, you know, if you're not in an informed state, right, like, you can at least go to the doctor and get your medical needs met. So dysphoria, and you actually actually said it, in what you what you were just talking about is that dysphoria is actually not mine. If I actually look at the myself, like, I am not dysphoric around my gender, everyone else is dysphoric around my gender, right, like, so it the gender dysphoria is actually internalized. And if I look at like, you know, gender dysphoria from the DSM, it actually says the stressors from the outside in, right? And so it's like, So, am I really dysphoric um, I'm in my internalizing the gender dysphoria that people have placed on my gender, you know, and so, it can be a hard concept to talk to teens about to talk to even adults about because they, like it gets so set on like, No, I'm dysphoric and I have dysphoria, and I chew you know, I struggle with that. But the more I I have this conversation, the more I even dive internally, it's like, actually, I'm Just internalizing that dysphoria. And so then I feel depressed and anxious because I can't get a job because I'm seeing in the world is a freak. And you know all the things, right? I'm told that I shouldn't, you know, play sports, or legislation against me says I can't play sports, things like that, right? So I'm internalizing everyone else's stuff. Like when I talk about dysphoria, it's like, well, what, what are you actually dysphoric about? Right? Yeah, what's, what do you actually dysphoric about? Well, I want to change my body. Well, a lot of people want to change their body, and they're not diagnosed with gender dysphoria. Like, you can go to a plastic surgeon and get whatever you want done. But you're not diagnosed with dysphoria, or any diagnosis, really, I'm not depressed, because I'm trans I'm, I can also just be depressed. I can have depression, if you actually look at the DSM dysphoria in children and adolescents, right? We're already talking about boys and girls toys, there's already like this, like, thing around like, you know, gendered toys in they're already like, these societal cultural stereotypes that are put into the DSM. And so it's like, children should be allowed to play with gender, and play, everyone should be allowed to play with gender and, and be who they are. It shouldn't be like a diagnosis. What we see here is that we also see, I talked to a lot of parents, and they say, Well, my kid wasn't playing with dolls when they were younger. So there's no way that they could be a girl. Right? Right. And so it attaches, again, like, this gender roles is, you know, stereotypes on to a child, and then it's like, you know, do I have to like dresses and all these things in order to be a girl? Or do I have to play with trucks to be a boy? It's like, well, no, not necessarily. Right? So it just, I think we get so honed in on, like, the diagnosis, that we forget the person. And I think that happens a lot in the DSM, we're just so hyper focused, and in order to get insurance to cover it, or whatever. So yeah, we're like, Okay, do you do check all the boxes? And if you don't, right, then maybe you're not. And so what I've run into with a lot of like, even young people, I mean, it's amazing what you can find out there on the internet, young people know exactly what they need to come in with to share what they need, you know, and, and people know, like, so if I'm not depressed around my gender, so then I have to go into a therapist, and I have to lie, to get hormones, right. And I have to say, Well, I'm depressed, but I'm not depressed. I'm not. I'm not too depressed. Because if I'm too depressed, then you're not going to give me my hormones. If you're too if I'm too anxious, or if I'm feeling you know, I'm having suicidal ideations, then, you know, maybe I need medication, I don't need hormones, right? So I'm gonna lie to you about actually, like, how bad I'm feeling or how good I'm feeling because I need to hit that middle ground. And so you're already starting off the therapeutic relationship in a lie?   Katie Vernoy  23:18 Yeah.   Beck Gee Cohen  23:18 How do you build something from there? So if I take myself out of a gatekeeping role, right, if I tell a client, like, I'm not here to tell you who you are, you know who you are, right? I'm not here to tell you who you are. I'm here to like walk you walk through, you know, because I believe in therapy. Don't get me wrong. Like, I believe in the power of therapy. I don't believe in it to to gate keep for certain things for telling someone who they are. Right. But I definitely believe in walking through with someone through the changes and shifts that they're gonna happen through their transition. That's a big deal. But if you're starting off, like, with a client just having to lie to you, because they just want a letter from you. It's like, well, that's, that's not okay. You know, that's,   Katie Vernoy  24:07 it's not therapy   Beck Gee Cohen  24:08 person. It's not therapy. It's it's not at all, and it's actually super harmful. And I've seen it harm a lot of people in that way.   Curt Widhalm  24:17 Speaking of letters and organizations, that gate keep, I know that one of the resources out there that people point to in working with trans clients and especially maybe the first times that they're working on transplants, is Wpath. And there's some guidelines there that I understand that you're part of some some groups working on some making some changes over there, too.   Beck Gee Cohen  24:43 Yeah, so there's some work groups that are changing some of the Wpath guidelines for teens and so there's like working groups of actual trans identified providers, which you know, Wpath has, over the years been primarily cisgender people kind of, again, implementing certain guidelines, which, in effect have been helpful, you know, over the years, but I think as we just as, like, we get to understand gender, and as it works in the world, right, we have to shift and move things. And, and, and just as it's been over the years, you have these really great, amazing people who are allies and who are trying their best. And like, you also have to now have people at the table who are actually, you know, part of this community, and now that there are more providers, more doctors, that are trans identified nurses, therapists, you know, they're actually bringing more of us on into the conversation. And so, you know, I told Curt before this, I don't want to, you know, I had some, like, really strong, you know, like opinions, but now like, it's like, okay, well, yes, of course, right? Like, no, I mean, all this any kind of legislation, any kind of like licensure stuff, like trans people were never at the table. So now that we are kind of stepping up into these spaces, I think we're going to start to see some great changes happening, hopefully, you know, fingers crossed some changes in how care is given to trans clients, across the board medically, because, you know, Wpath is like mental health, medical, you know, treatment, all of these things. And, and people do go to it, and it's almost like, you know, well, this is, and it's taken, I think people who are like, well, this is not, this isn't still isn't right, right, this still isn't right, there still needs to be some changes happening. And so bringing in trans people with experience, I think, is really, really important and valuable. So still go to WPATH still go to, you know, get those guidelines, that should be like, kind of foundational, and if it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't, you know, like, if it does, it's like, this feels a little gatekeeping, right, this sounds a little bit like, you know, like, these kind of hard lines, like, Oh, you have to, you know, you know, it used to be like you have to live as, you know, the opposite gender for a year, you know, in order to get hormones, and you're just like, what, what is that? You know, what is that about? Like, those kind of guidelines, now, we've kind of stepped away from it, but I will still hear that I will still hear therapists using those old antiquated kind of markers of like, being trans, like, you know, because there's not one way to be trans, there's not one way to like, walk in the world, right? Not all trans people want surgery, not all trans people want hormones, you know, that's not all people want to live, like, like as like the opposite. Right? Like, you know, we all lie somewhere somewhere in the middle, some of us so.   Katie Vernoy  27:52 So stepping out a little bit, because I think there's some nuance to what you're talking about. But I do know that there are some folks that this may be one of the first stepping stones for them learning about how to work with trans clients. And so maybe just to a very brief because I think people need full on training, and will definitely give you a chance to talk about the trainings that you do, because I think that would be a really good start. And there's, you know, lots of great resources for letters and all the things but if someone is a general therapist, and they they don't spend specialized and trans clients, and they have a trans client walk into their office, first off, get supervision, get training, all that stuff. But is there anything because you know, you're not going to necessarily know tell? You know? And so, what are some advice that you have for for, for clinicians, whose clients who they've been working with for quite some time, come out,   Beck Gee Cohen  28:47 I still believe in that therapeutic alliance is the number one thing for any relationship, if you do that, so there's there's two different there's two different like, I think, scenarios here, there's the one where the transplant just comes in, right from first time to like, one that you've been working with for a long time. So we'll start a long time one, and that you start, like having this conversation and I think that there's a really valuable tool called vulnerability that therapists can use in the space where they say, I haven't had a whole lot of experience working with trans clients before or around gender and, you know, I, you know, and thanking them for, like, coming out, you know, to you, right, because ultimately, you have built that trust because people don't just, like, come in and be like, I'm trans, you know, like, first I mean, maybe that's a like, I did that, but I knew that she had worked with transplants before so, but I just needed to say it out loud, but I think like, it's pretty rare. Um, I think people like wanna, like feel it out a little bit, right and kind of see how they're, how you're gonna respond. And and so obviously you'd become that trusted person, so even thanking them, you know, in some way, and then, and then doing the work around it and kind of saying, like, you know, I, I don't have a whole lot of experience, but I'm, I'm so willing to learn, and I'll learn outside of here. And I will ask questions. And if you don't want to answer them, like, I will find out other ways, you know, and just sharing like your process, I think it's a big, I think, if I were a client, and someone said that, to me, as a trans person, I would feel more connected to my therapist, than someone just assuming that they knew everything, and then being like, you actually don't know, right, or walking into a therapy room for the first time, and someone has like a rainbow flag up, and has no idea how to work in the LGBT space, right, because they got a rainbow sticker that they said that they should have on their wall to show that they work with diverse clients, you know, like, I mean, like, you know, we see that a lot. And I think that that is that can be dangerous, because like I let my walls down, because I'm looking for safety. So I may let my walls down, and then then find out like, oh, you actually have never worked with a transplant before. And you actually have no training. And so, so if you, like were a therapist, and you had a client just walk in the door and say that they were trans, you know, that's a conversation that either you're gonna have to have with a supervisors, and also, again, being honest from the start and saying, I've never worked with transplants before, but I have some training. And I Oh, you know, and I'll, you know, seek that out. And I think a lot of us, for those of us who are trans seek out therapists, like, I'm going to, I don't automatically seek out trans therapists, like trans identified therapist, probably because I know all of them personally, in some way, shape, or form. So it makes it tough. And I'm in that space right now. Um, but I'm looking for, you know, like, I will, you know, I will ask questions of like, Have you worked with trans clients before? Are you part of the LGBT community if they do choose to disclose or not, they don't necessarily have to be part of that. But I want to know what kind of, you know, if they've ever worked with, with a trans client before, but that's me, but I also ask if they've ever worked with clinicians, as well, because that's a whole nother   Katie Vernoy  32:27 Yeah, that's a whole other dynamic. We are getting short on time. So I want to, I want to just comment on something and get a couple more thoughts from you, I think there's this element of, you may have a client come in either in the process with you either come out for the first time, or kind of identify that for themselves for the first time, I feel like there's so much to talk about there. And then there are also clients who are trans and that's not what their issue is. And I think there's so there's different elements of what we would need to know, when someone comes in and they are trans and the issue isn't about their gender identity, it sounds like this awareness is important and being able to understand the impact that it may have on what's going on. And I think that's, that's fairly well in the wheelhouse of the therapists, especially as they are able to get consultation and make sure that they're, they're kind of there with them and understanding the person in front of them and that the issues they're facing when someone comes out or is in the process of identifying for themselves, their gender identity. And that process, I think that can be very confusing for folks, especially with a hard bias against, you know, kind of what we went back going back to life, the gender dysphoria, and even just the angst that can be coming through as the identification or the understanding, I am trans. And so can you talk a little bit about that process of the kind of understanding kind of the introspection, the kind of identifying for the individual, as well as how therapist can support trans clients as they identify and come out and potentially even transition because that seems like that's very specific to the gender identity whereas other things are informed you know, it's it's gender identity informed it's other issues, but it's gender identity and form. This is it's about gender identity,   Beck Gee Cohen  34:25 when a specific client is is coming in specifically around their gender identity like this is this is the the pressing struggle at this point in time that that I'm you know, is is obviously getting the whole story around because, you know, some people are in relationships, right, some people are in, you know, I mean, I come from obviously a wider lens of like the sociological piece of a person like all of these things and, and really diving into their fears, right diving into, like you said, they kind of they're there, because they've already been thinking about it. Like, this has been something that has been brewing for a while someone just doesn't usually just wake up one day and be like, Yeah, I'm trans, right. Like, I mean, this is something. And I like to get that backstory, I like to ask people when they first kind of knew something was different, right? Like, you know, it could be a year ago, it could be six months ago, it could be 10 years ago, right. And when they first maybe even talked about it to someone, you could be the first person they are talking to about it, right? And so let's say, you know, they knew when they were five, and now they're 30, that's 25 years of kind of unraveling of like, you know, what, you know, what has been going on? For them? I think the first question my therapist asked me when I told her that I was trans, which I, which I, you know, so appreciate. And I go back to, even as a clinician is like, okay, cool. So what do you want to do about that? Sounds like, which sounds it's so her right? It was like, I was like, what, you know, like, like, what do you know, because you've obviously been thinking about this. So like, we'll deal with all that, that unraveling of the history and all that stuff later. But like, How can I be present for you now? Like, what is it that you are looking for right now? Like, are you looking to get on hormones? Are you looking to get top surgery, you know, like or whatever. Like, for me, it was like, I knew I wanted to get top surgery, I did not know I wanted to go on hormones. That was like, so far, like, it was like a lot for me to think about, but I knew exactly what I wanted one thing. It's just like, cool. Let's start there. Right? We don't have to make it like, I think we also get overwhelmed with like, what if I say the wrong thing, right? Like, what if I, what if I, what if I screw this up? And but it's just like, it's almost like goal setting. Like, okay, great. Like, what do you see for yourself, because a lot of trans people don't even aren't even, they're so focused on like, the history and like, the present, like, the fear and the anxiety that, that I couldn't even see myself in the future. So to be able to, like, be present, and then look forward, was really empowering. Like, oh, I can do this, right? Like, right, yeah, it scares the shit out of me. But excuse my language, but like, I'm also like, but, but I can see that I can see that there might be a future for me here. And so I you know, kind of kind of, in that, in that in that respect, that's like a celebratory way of thinking and, and then we can get dive into the introspection, we can dive into the struggles of, of what it is to be trans in the world and all those things. But like, if we give it a moment and ask, really just kind of asked, like, what do we want to do here? Like what to do with this information? Do we want to move forward? Or do we want to focus on like, the hows and whys and then giving like, you know, sometimes we give readings, sometimes we give, but most people that come in who are who are talking about their gender, they've already been researching, they have already been, like watching YouTube videos, they've already been having this conversation internally, they just need to, like, get it out, and like have a place to like, get it out, and they may not have any movement, maybe they just want to talk about it in the room. Maybe they have no idea what they want to do. And it's like, that's great, too. But this is a space where you can, we can acknowledge that sometimes it's the only space where I'm using the name and pronouns that they want to use for the first time. Right? Like, I've used that space for helping people come out to their loved ones. Right, I came out to my best friend in my therapy, and with my therapist, actually came into town and I'm like, you're going to come to therapy with me. And she allowed that space for me to come out, you know, to the person that I love the most, you know? And so, like those are the things that we can do as therapists.   Katie Vernoy  39:12 I love that.   Curt Widhalm  39:14 If people are looking forward to a future with you and your training where can they find out more about you and follow you?   Beck Gee Cohen  39:26 Oh, I was thought this was a proposal Curt. Um... Oh was like okay. So you can find me at my website BGC bridge calm. I offer consultation and trainings and things like that on that website. You can always email me it's Beck at BGCbridge comm I'm always open to offering you know, help, consultation, you know, networking. You know, if you have a trans client and you just have a couple questions, I'm always glad to you know, Email. But if you want more of like a sit down, you know, we can talk about that as well.   Katie Vernoy  40:06 And just one quick question around resources. Are there any ideal resources for clinicians who'd like to do some reading or some get some basic information that that would help them? At least have a foundation?   Beck Gee Cohen  40:19 Yeah, for sure. There's a lot. But I think the MY GO Tos are Alex II and TAFI has a couple of books on gender trauma. Life isn't binary for non binary, folks. They're also a therapist and amazing therapists doing somatic and trauma work in the LGBTQ plus community so you can go to their website. And then my gender workbook by the fabulous Kate Bornstein is always a good tongue in cheek kind of gender workbook. And again, I suggest therapists get it for themselves and you know, start filling it out like workbook style. You know, Dara Hoffmann Fox also has a gender identity workbook. I love workbooks, again, more introspection, I never give out a book that I wouldn't do myself. So, you know, just get those for yourself and see if they work. And there's a great book for I know, there'll be another conversation around families and trans teens and things like that. But it's called Two Spirits one heart and it's written by a trans son and his mom and the coming out process and that way, so I gave it to my mom when I came out. So a lot of you might be working with parents of trans teens, a really great resource for them.   Curt Widhalm  41:39 And will include links to all of those in our show notes. You can find those over at MTS g podcast.com. And follow us on our social media, join our Facebook group, the modern therapist group. And until next time, I'm Curt Widhalm with Katie Vernoy and Beck Gee Cohen   Katie Vernoy  41:55 Thanks again to our sponsor, buying time,   Curt Widhalm  41:58 buying times VAs support businesses by managing email communications, CRM or automation systems, website admin and hosting email marketing, social media, bookkeeping and much more. Their sole purpose is to create the opportunity for you to focus on supporting those you serve while ensuring that your back office runs smoothly with a full team of VAs gives the opportunity to hire for one role and get multiple areas of support. There's no reason to be overwhelmed with running your business with this solution available.   Katie Vernoy  42:26 Book a consultation to see where and how you can get started getting the support you need. That's buying time llc.com forward slash book dash consultation once again, buyingtimellc.com/book-consultation.   Announcer  42:42 Thank you for listening to the modern therapist Survival Guide. Learn more about who we are and what we do at MTS g podcast.com. You can also join us on Facebook and Twitter. And please don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss any of our episodes.

A Way Beyond the Rainbow
#71 - On Contemporary Issues and Shar'i Perspectives (Part I)

A Way Beyond the Rainbow

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 79:07


This is part I of a 2-episode series with Sh. Mustafa Umar addressing contemporary issues and Shar'i perspectives related to same-sex attractions and gender identity issues.How can parents, family members and friends support and embrace individuals with same-sex attractions and/or gender dysphoria without compromising their values and Deen? How do we deal with men or women in our families/circle of friends who have "come out" as part of the LGBT community and are living the lifestyle? From an Islamic legal perspective, what are the punishments of same-sex sexual behaviors and some of the common misconceptions surrounding that? Do same-sex sexual acts, the declaration of such acts as halal, or being in a same-sex marriage put one out of the fold of Islam? These and other relevant questions are explored in this episode.Talks given by Sh. Mustafa Umar:- Islam and Homosexuality: Drawing the Lines- What Does Islam Really Say About Homosexuality?- Teaching Transgender Ideology In California Schools: What Muslims Need to Know

The Adam Sank Show
Ep. 218: It's Giulia Rozzi with a "G"

The Adam Sank Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 60:04


Adam and Steve welcome hilarious and prolific comedian Giulia Rozzi, who talks relationships, life in L.A. and the time she pooped in a Tupperware. But first, we recount all the things people got stuck up their butts in 2021. Plus, does the world need neopronouns and xenopronouns right now? J.B. calls "F-ckery!" Visit https://linktr.ee/AdamSank 

TDGS
152. Britney & Jamie Lynn Spears Beef Continues, Adele Cancels Vegas Shows, P-Valley Lawsuit & more…

TDGS

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 66:09


According to USA Today, Britney sent Jamie a cease-and-desist letter on Monday, Adele had to postpone her Vegas residency weekend shows because of Covid, Nicci Gilbert claimed that her 2011 musical stage play, Soul Kittens Cabaret, shared enough similarities with P-Valley which warranted a lawsuit, & more…---------------------------------------------------------------------------Stay up to date with things check out my linktreeLinkTree: https://linktr.ee/TDGS TDGS Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/tdgs-merch Visit: https://thederekdoll.com/

Harbor
Episode 7: Second Base- Harbor Season 2

Harbor

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 53:34


How far will they go? - harborpodcast.com For mature audiences only, listener discretion advised. Content Warnings: Talk of Death, Fresh Wounds, Bruising, Manipulation, Coarse Language, Sexual Touching, Past Abuse Implications, Spying, Drug-like Effects. CAST Narrator - Kiarra Osakue, Al - Faraday Roke, Sedum - Marcus Cannello, Leah - M. Kate McCulloch, Samson - Z Reklaw, William - Jonathan Hallowell, Becker - Cory Moosman,Crux - John Peacock, Valen - Samantha Weiler, Liwroc - Jenna Melissa Wilcox, Roose - Jacque Reiman, J - Joseph Rathorn. CREW Script Editor, Jacque Reiman. Assistant Director and Script Editor, Joseph Rothorn. Written, Directed, and Edited by Faraday Roke. Harbor is a production of Tartarus Jenny Studios.  Thanks so much for listening to the show. Wanna help us out? Write a review! We also have some spiffy merch at our website, harborpodcast.com, as well as a donation link.  And of course, please tell your friends, family, good-natured weirdos, and local cryptids about us- each new ear is a great gift. Stay kind! Opening Music: Five Tribes by Hunter Quinn. Playout Music: Where To Next by Ritchie Everett. Thanks to Epidemic Sound.

HIM.
Episode 149: Get Your Life (Insurance)!

HIM.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 80:22


On this week's episode the guys discuss lies they've told, identifying personal growth + supporting one another, the importance of life insurance, and Steve Harvey's comments about art being silenced. 

Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)
Landscape of Disgrace

Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 54:08


Ultranationalism requires an enemy. In Poland, that means sexual minorities. Municipalities across the country are passing anti-LGBT measures. But activists are fighting back, despite the legal odds and the physical violence.

Unbelievable?
Should 'Gay Conversion Therapy' be banned? Jayne Ozanne vs Peter Lynas

Unbelievable?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 84:43


The UK Government has published proposals to ban 'gay conversion therapy'. Should such a law be welcomed by churches as a protection for LGBT+ people, or a cause for concern at the potential criminalisation of prayer? Peter Lynas of the UK Evangelical Alliance and Jayne Ozanne of the Ban Conversion Therapy coalition debate the proposed legislation.  For the Government consultation: https://equalityhub.citizenspace.com/government-equalities-office/banning-conversion-therapy   For the Evangelical Alliance: https://www.eauk.org/what-we-do/public-policy/ending-conversion-therapy   For Ban Conversion Therapy coalition: https://www.banconversiontherapy.com   Jayne Ozanne in Premier Christianity: https://www.premierchristianity.com/interviews/jayne-ozanne-the-christian-campaigner-explains-why-she-wants-to-ban-hate-prayer/5807.article   Peter Lynas in Premier Christianity: https://www.premierchristianity.com/opinion/whats-the-problem-with-banning-conversion-therapy/5822.article   **This show covers sensitive issues regarding the pastoral care of LGBT people in the church. Discretion is also advised in engaging with the responses to this post. Differing points of view are welcome, but we request that all comments remain polite and respectful.** --- For exclusive resources and to support us: • Confident Christianity apologetics course: http://www.premier.org.uk/getconfident   • Support (USA): http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow     • Support (rest of the world): https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2021   • For our newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter     • For our blog: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievable-the-blog     • For the podcast: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable      • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable    • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb   • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  

A Way Beyond the Rainbow
#70 - On Revisionist Arguments (Part II)

A Way Beyond the Rainbow

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 83:58


This is part II of a 2-episode series with Br. Mobeen Vaid addressing revisionist arguments pertaining to homosexuality within Islam.In this episode, Mobeen and I discuss the punishments of sodomy according to Islamic Shari'a, to what extent Islam can be considered a "sex positive" religion, as well as the notions of marriage and celibacy for men and women who experience same-sex attractions. Under what conditions is sodomy punished by Islamic law, and why is there no consensus on this matter? Since a lot of homoerotic prose and poetry were written during the Islamic Golden Age, and we also know of famous Islamic scholars from the past, like Ibn Dāwūd al-Ẓāhirī, Ibn ʿArabī, and Ibn Ḥazm who had homoerotic feelings, wouldn't all of this constitute an acknowledgment and acceptance of homosexuality? Is it fair or just that Islam denies men and women who experience same-sex attractions their rights to sexual fulfillment? These and other questions are explored in this episode.Resources used and references mentioned in the episode:- "Can Islam Accommodate Homosexual Acts? Quranic Revisionism and the Case of Scott Kugle" by Mobeen Vaid

The David Knight Show
Thr 20Jan22 INTERVIEW: Open Source — Social Media Should Be Organic Like Your Food

The David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 181:37


* INTERVIEW: Bill Ottman, Co-Founder & CEO of minds.com, on their goals for social media — privacy, open source transparency, and crypto participation* Boris Johnson abruptly cuts draconian rules to save himself. But why now and what remains?* North Carolina town's refusal to comply beats both state and local tyranny* Trans activists can't define “woman” when pressed. LGBT used around to the world to usher in Christian censorship — John MacArthur censored in US, Christian member of parliament facing prison in Finland* FBI is investigating Project Veritas for Pfizer after CEO Bourla complains “dark” organizations, with “foreign” influence are spreading “misinformation”* More countries halt TrumpShots. UK's NHS memo leaked showing they're ineffective as mandate approachesFind out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.comIf you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-showOr you can send a donation throughZelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.comCash App at:  $davidknightshowBTC to:  bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7Mail: David Knight POB 1323 Elgin, TX 78621

The REAL David Knight Show
Thr 20Jan22 INTERVIEW: Open Source — Social Media Should Be Organic Like Your Food

The REAL David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 181:37


* INTERVIEW: Bill Ottman, Co-Founder & CEO of minds.com, on their goals for social media — privacy, open source transparency, and crypto participation* Boris Johnson abruptly cuts draconian rules to save himself. But why now and what remains?* North Carolina town's refusal to comply beats both state and local tyranny* Trans activists can't define “woman” when pressed. LGBT used around to the world to usher in Christian censorship — John MacArthur censored in US, Christian member of parliament facing prison in Finland* FBI is investigating Project Veritas for Pfizer after CEO Bourla complains “dark” organizations, with “foreign” influence are spreading “misinformation”* More countries halt TrumpShots. UK's NHS memo leaked showing they're ineffective as mandate approachesFind out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.comIf you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-showOr you can send a donation throughZelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.comCash App at:  $davidknightshowBTC to:  bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7Mail: David Knight POB 1323 Elgin, TX 78621

The Tony Soto Show
Hidden talent (featuring Munny)

The Tony Soto Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 49:56


This week Diana is back with a lot of tales that make me shudder. Our featured guest, Munny is a genre-bending alt-pop artist based out of Los Angeles, California.

The Richie Allen Show
Episode 1392: The Richie Allen Show Wednesday January 19th 2022

The Richie Allen Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 102:04


Richie flew solo today. He rounds up the days biggest stories as only he can. He discusses Partygate, the end of Plan B restrictions in the UK, the tyrannical NHS vaccine mandate, LGBT personnel in the military and much morewww.richieallen.co.uk 

She's Not Doing So Well - Gay Perspective On Everyday Life

***This episode is brought to you by Hydronique Hydration ***“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there were three other people.” – Orson WellesThis week on Not Well, Bobby & Jim are feeling like talking a little shit. Bobby has a health coach now and he is not thrilled about it. Jim is in physical therapy and somehow turning it sexual (shocker). Jim also tells us about his vivid dreams and in one of them Bobby is a skinny attractive woman singer and Jim is her backup dancer. I mean what?  Also, both the boys admit something that is sacrilegious in the queer community. STOP TOUCHING THE SOUNDBOARD This week we talk about:  Quick Vegas Recap Rona New Podcasts Call Her Daddy Comedy Soundboards No Shower Polly Pocket Mad Max Hooking Up Grindr ScruffGrowlr Daddy Bear Health CoachingPre Diabetes Smoking Bald Guys with Hats Gingers Chick-fil-A Confessions Parenthood Straights Physical Therapy Hot Physical Therapist Herniated Disk China Problem Homegoods At home USA is full of stuff we don't needStore of Pillows and nasty looking table and chairs USA = TOO MUCH JUNK World Market STOP TOUCHING THE SOUNDBOARD Burn Out Feeling  Obesity Belt Bible Belt is not Obesity belt Parenthood Sounds AwfulHead fat Pock marks Public rimming Dreams SexAnal rimRimming Public rimming FingerPoop Finger Nostalgic Music Outkast Bombs over Baghdad ADULTS ONLY DiscordJOIN NOWFollow us on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/shesnotdoingsowell/Please share with your friends and make sure you rate and subscribe!#gaypodcast #podcast #gay #lgbtq #queerpodcast #lgbt #lgbtpodcast #lgbtqpodcast #gaypodcaster #queer#instagay #podcasts  #podcasting #gaylife  #pride #lesbian #bhfyp #gaycomedy #comedypodcast #comedy #nyc #614 #shesnotdoingsowell #physicaltherapy #healthcoach #gayuk #NotWell #hottub #Dreams #gaysovercovidSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/notwellpodcast)

FreedHearts
Don't Deny the Beauty of Being Transgender

FreedHearts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 30:24


Our transgender children and family members and friends are beautiful. And beloved. Living their authentic lives.What an amazing truth. Amazing stories. Amazing beauty. False teachings, binary thinking, denial can cause us to miss it all – and cause great harm to those we love. Don't deny the beauty of being transgender! Support the show (https://www.freedhearts.org/donate)

NPR's Book of the Day
'The Engagement' looks at the complicated history of marriage equality

NPR's Book of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 10:41


Journalist and author Sasha Issenberg has written a book about the history of marriage equality in America. The Engagement details how messy and complicated this fight was at times. Issenberg told NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben that within the LGBT community, there were, and are, many different policy concerns that didn't always gel. Marriage ended up being a top priority for some but not everyone agreed it should be.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 18:07


Daily News Brief for Wednesday January 19th, 2022 If you want to see more of this sort of thing, please consider joining the Fight Laugh Feast Club. For less than a few coffees a month, you can help us build a rowdy Christian media response to liberal legacy media, big tech, and build a Christian megaphone for the truth. Got to flfnetwork.com and click on “join the club.” ‘No Authority To Do It': Wisconsin Judge Bans Ballot Drop Boxes, Ballot Harvesting https://www.dailywire.com/news/no-authority-to-do-it-wisconsin-judge-bans-ballot-drop-boxes-outlaws-ballot-harvesting According to the Daily Wire: “A Waukesha County judge ruled Thursday that ballot drop boxes cannot be used in the state of Wisconsin, asserting that the Wisconsin Elections Commission has “no authority” to permit the drop boxes. “It's all good and nice, but there's no authority to do it,” said Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren. Judge Bohren made the determination in response to a lawsuit filed by voters represented by the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), The Federalist explained Monday. Some 500 drop boxes were set up across the state, collecting tens of thousands of absentee ballots in the 2020 general election. Judge Bohren said a finalized injunction was forthcoming “ordering the state Elections Commission to withdraw long-standing advice to municipal clerks around the state that says they can use absentee ballot drop boxes,” according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The ruling is expected to be appealed.” Our political leaders used the concept of the pandemic to get all sorts of illegal things to pass. In the name of your health, you need ballot drop boxes. In the name of protecting you from dying, you need mail-in ballots. In the name of your health, you need stimulus money. As Christians, we must resolve to never be driven by a spirit of fear, because if you allow for that, than the government will take advantage of that and infringe as far as they can on you rights as you allow them to. Justice delayed is justice denied: Jack Phillips has ‘now been in courts defending his freedom nearly a decade.' https://thefederalist.com/2022/01/17/lgbt-activists-have-been-using-courts-to-harass-this-christian-baker-for-ten-years/ This is an important article written by Joy Pullman over at the Federalist. “Jack Phillips is an American. His nation's supreme law claims to protect his inalienable rights to free speech and to freely practice his faith. Yet for ten years, these same rights have been effectively suspended by a state legislature and multiple courts, despite a 2018 win in the U.S. Supreme Court. Phillips, who lives in the Denver, Colorado suburb of Lakewood, was first prosecuted for faithful Christianity in 2012. He was hauled into Colorado's non-judicial Civil Rights Commission, then later into real courts, for offering to sell a gay couple anything in his bakery, Masterpiece Cakeshop, except a custom cake celebrating homosexual acts. He's still in court now. His ten-year battle, Phillips said in a Jan. 14 phone interview, “had profound effects on me and my faith. My faith is much stronger now, my family is much closer. First coming out, there were death threats and things, hateful phone calls and emails. There was a time when my wife was afraid to come to the shop because you didn't know what you would expect.” In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court found Phillips was essentially the victim of government entities prejudiced against Christians and other traditional religions, noting the personal hostility expressed against him by commission members. “Colorado officials compared Jack's plea for religious freedom to some of the worst things in American history, such as the Holocaust and slavery,” noted Phillips's current lawyer, Jacob Warner, in a phone interview. Warner works for the Alliance Defending Freedom, which has defended Phillips pro bono in court. “The Supreme Court didn't need to reach the free speech issue because of that animosity and that left the door open for other litigation.” Immediately after the Supreme Court decision in Phillips's first case, LGBT activists hauled Phillips back into court, not once but twice more, again with clear personal animus. In the current case, a lawyer named Autumn Scardina claims the right to force Phillips to draw a picture of Satan smoking marijuana and to bake a cake celebrating transgender mutilation. Not being able to force others into expressing things they don't believe, Scardina claims, constitutes discrimination against LGBT people. According to court documents, Scardina has sought for many years to harm Phillips due to his religious beliefs and public stand on their behalf. During trial, for example, Scardina said the goal of this suit was to “correct” the “errors of [Phillips's] thinking.”” While there is a lot to point out here, it is important to note that liars are hateful people, and with hate comes violence. The LGBT+-= community, along with this activist lawyer, want blood and will not stop, even after the Supreme Court dropped the original case again Jack because of “personal hostility expressed against him by commission members”. But here is the other thing to note here. We really need Christians to become judges. In my local case, having a righteous judge makes all the difference. I did a little research in Idaho, and found out that our judicial system leans left. In Idaho! If we are going to have a healthy state in the next 40 years, than we need to have righteous judges who genuinely fear God. Like I said, Joy wrote a good piece, so follow the links in the notes to get to her article. Classical Conversations DNB: Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We provide a classical Christ-centered curriculum, local like-minded communities across the United States and in several countries, and we train parents who are striving to be great classical educators in the home. For more information and to get connected, please visit our website at ClassicalConversations.com. Classical. Christian. Get Connected. Get Community. https://www.classicalconversations.com/ They are hiring too: https://cchomeoffice.com/jobs-2/ How billions in pandemic relief funds went to everything but pandemic relief https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/covid-con-part-2-how-billions-pandemic-relief-funds-went-everything Just in the News is doing a multi-part series on where the pandemic money has actually been sent. The Republicans and Democrats passed about $5 trillion in stimulus money in less than one year. So, since we are in the middle of a “pandemic”, you would think all that money went to all the devastating losses from COVID, medical needs to combat the pandemic, and developing the 25th booster shot. Ah but never waste a crisis, as Rahm Emanuel would say. I pulled out the highlights, if I can call it that: -about $86 billion to save private unions' multiemployer retirement funds -$192 million and $419 million in emergency U.S. taxpayer funding to at least 125 Chinese firms with links to the Chinese Communist Party -Kentucky is devoting $250 million to water and sewer infrastructure projects across the state -Colorado plans to put $550 million of its federal funds toward affordable housing and home ownership efforts and another $380 million for transportation, infrastructure, parks, and agriculture -New Jersey only allocated only 27% of its federal pandemic relief for public health -Millions were used for COVID-19 bonuses, teacher pay raises, and even to cover payroll. For example, Detroit Public Schools using $60 million of its pandemic relief funds to give out bonuses and Connecticut spending $21.1 million on "personal services-salaries" and $2.6 million on employee benefits. -Washington state is using $340 million of its pandemic relief to provide one-time cash grants of $1,000 for illegal immigrants, according to the state's Recovery Plan Performance Report -Colorado put $1 billion toward fortifying the state budget and maintaining fiscal integrity -San Jose also devoted $3.7 million to an "Environmental Resilience Corp,"...and Another $1.4 million is going to clean up parks I dug a little bit in my town, and know that at least three of my local city council raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars. This data is public and you can research who got what in your town. https://www.covidmoneytracker.org/ is a helpful example for this. California weighing proposal that could double its taxes https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/california-proposal-double-taxes According to Fox: “California lawmakers unveiled a new bill at the beginning of the year that would establish a single-payer health care system – an ambitious plan that would be funded by nearly doubling the state's already-high taxes. A new analysis from the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan group that generally advocates for lower taxes, found that the proposed constitutional amendment would increase taxes by roughly $12,250 per household in order to fund the first-of-its-kind health care system. In all, the tax increases are designed to raise an additional $163 billion per year, which is more than California raised in total tax revenue any year before the pandemic. California would also expand the payroll tax paid by employees who earn more than $49,990 in annual income if they work for a company that has more than 50 workers. Walczak noted the plan could deter small businesses from expanding by inadvertently creating a tax cliff. For instance, if a company that had 49 workers earning $80,000 each hired one additional employee, they would suddenly create a tax bill of more than $90,000. The taxes would fund government-run health care for all Californians, which supporters say would offset the costs of higher taxes and would save money in the long run.” One of the best things imbedded in our state structure, is that if your state is going commie on you, you can pick up and move to a freer state. Listen to U-Haul Vice President Stuart Shoen has to say about this: Roll Clip I just hope all these people who are fleeing California have learned their lesson. Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Events. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless

Queer Money
7 Ways LGBT Personal Finance Is Different - Queer Money Ep. 297

Queer Money

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 41:36


In a recent Twitter conversation about LGBTQ money differences, we got pushback from a troll who claims that we're inventing an issue that doesn't really exist. But the numbers don't lie. And if you look at the research around queer people and our finances, it's obvious that we face a few challenges that others do not. So, how does being LGBTQ make money different for you? On this episode of Queer Money, we share seven ways LGBTQ money is different and provide the data to back up those claims   Subscribe to the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe

TRIVIA TIME
Trivia Time Podcast 121

TRIVIA TIME

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 39:45


Welcome to episode 121 of Trivia Time, the podcast quiz show!January Visual Round: shorturl.at/ehAIQWebsite: www.triviatimepodcast.comEmail: triviatimepodcast@gmail.com

This Teenage Life
This Teenage Life Behind the Scenes

This Teenage Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 15:51


Who makes This Teenage Life? How did they reach out and get involved? How does our work affect them? In this episode of This Teenage Life, we go behind the scenes to talk about how we make the show and how it impacts us.

BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast
When Nature Creatures Call

BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 18:50


This minisode introduces two crazy a** creatures found in nature. First, Chris talks about a creature known as the Nokken, who can shapeshift into a wooden log, a beautiful man, a horse, or an evil tree monster. Then, Cody discusses a beautiful female creature with a cow's tail, the Huldra, who entices men to marry her…and then kills them! Can you guess our next episode topic?Links:https://www.deviantart.com/byhuldra/journal/Folklore-Profile-Nokken-790404158https://www.mythicalcreaturesguide.com/huldra/https://symbolsage.com/huldra-norse-mythology/https://folklorethursday.com/folktales/skogsra-and-huldra-the-femme-fatale-of-the-scandinavian-forests/

A Way Beyond the Rainbow
#69 - On Revisionist Arguments (Part I)

A Way Beyond the Rainbow

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 69:50


This is part I of a 2-episode series with Br. Mobeen Vaid addressing revisionist arguments pertaining to homosexuality within Islam.In this episode, Mobeen and I discuss the sociocultural backdrop of this kind of revisionism, particularly within Islam, and we address relevant arguments related to terminology as well as the story of the people of Prophet Lut (PBUH). What are the broader assumptions taken for granted by revisionist narratives? Does the Qur'an explicitly and unequivocally prohibit same-sex sexual acts? What were the people of Lut (PBUH) condemned and punished for according to textual proof? Do the themes of "rape" and "consent" have any room in the interpretation of the relevant verses? These and other questions are explored in this episode.Resources used and references mentioned in the episode:- "Can Islam Accommodate Homosexual Acts? Quranic Revisionism and the Case of Scott Kugle" by Mobeen Vaid

Claim It! with Your Joyologist
Jodie Patterson (re-release) - Author, Social Activist, Chairwoman of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Claim It! with Your Joyologist

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 63:25


This is a re-release of our August 2020 conversation. I think about Jodie, her family and this conversation often so wanted to bring it around again!  Make sure to get her books The Bold World and Born Ready. Jodie Patterson is an author, activist, beauty explorer and mother of 5. She holds the position of Chair of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board, our nation's largest LGBT organization. As a globally recognized activist, she speaks on topics of radical parenting, identity, and gender. We get into her journey in life, career, and family talking about this and so much more: the message of “walking in like you own the place” she got from her father and what that really looked like and meant as individuals we get to determine who we are following what was interesting to her and how that shaped her professional life and several careers  her then three year old identifying their own gender and her families journey in raising a transgender boy named Penelope how much as a society we don't know, see, or think about being transgender because of how media displays it   what inspired her to write her memoir The Bold World and how her life journey supports how she has been able to support Penelope and her families journey navigating being a voice for transgender while being the mother of 5 one of whom doesn't believe that transgender exists, and one of whom is transgender You can find full show notes and links to things we mention at https://yourjoyologist.com/podcast-jodie-patterson   You can find Jodie @jodiepatterson and at www.jodiepatterson.com    For all things me go to https://yourjoyologist.com and @yourjoyologist on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook Go get + gift my daily inspiration app OWN YOUR AWESOME and check out my product line here!  Look into my coaching and courses at https://yourjoyologist.com/coaching-options/ AND go NOW and get her memoir The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation - hailed by Alice Walker as “Marvelous” and I feel this book is mandatory reading!!! And Born Ready: The True Story Of A Boy Named Penelope allows her 5 children's voices to be heard, showing us how an entire community can be flexible and change for those they love.  

Linoleum Knife
563. Year in Review 2021 with Robert Abele, Justin Chang, Manohla Dargis, Peter Debruge

Linoleum Knife

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 70:46


Dave and Alonso look back at the year just past with a stellar panel of guests: Robert Abele (TheWrap, LA Times), Justin Change (LAT), Manohla Dargis (NYT), and Peter Debruge (Variety). We all managed to find films to love even in a year when the pandemic hurt the already-struggling world of theatrical distribution. Subscribe (and review us) at Apple Podcasts, follow us @linoleumcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, sitting by the window watching the snow fall. Join our club, won't you? This episode of Linoleum Knife is sponsored by Amber Petty: Sign up for her Start Writing Now & Get Your First Byline workshop; there are six opportunities Jan. 7 and Feb. 4. Sign up at AmberPetty.com/Linoleum

The Adam Sank Show
Ep. 217: A Farewell to Frostpig

The Adam Sank Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 60:01


Yes, after four filth-filled years co-hosting the podcast, Ryan Frostig announces his departure. We celebrate his illustrious tenure with a special "Best of Frostpig" segment and wish him well. Meanwhile, we warmly welcome new co-host Steve Chazaro. Plus, it's J.B.'s birthday, and Andy Cohen is still an a--hole. Cheers. Visit https://linktr.ee/AdamSank 

America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed
The Innovation Gap with Prof. Shobita Parthasarathy

America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 44:25


Marginalized communities–including low-income and Black and brown folks, and women and LGBT people–are less likely to have reliable healthcare access in America. But it's not just that, they're less likely to have treatments tailored to the health challenges they're more likely to face. That innovation gap, that's a function of the way we fund research and the process by which innovations go to market, namely patents. Abdul reflects on the innovation gap and speaks w/ Professor Shobita Parthasarathy, an expert on science and technology policy about how to solve it. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/americadissected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Matt Walsh Show
Ep. 869 - Twitter Suspends The World's Leading LGBT Children's Author 

The Matt Walsh Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 58:46


Today on the Matt Walsh Show, the leading LGBT children's author in the world was suspended from Twitter over the weekend. It was an appalling act of homophobia. But there is something even deeper and more important going on, which we'll talk about today. Also, the CDC has finally started admitting to some basic truths about the covid virus. Just in time for the midterm elections, but that is a coincidence I'm sure. And a teacher stuffs her son in the trunk of her car so that he doesn't give her covid. Plus, Navy bootcamp goes woke. And we must cancel a prominent doctor who posted a dramatic 25 tweet thread about his son's battle with a mild cold. All of that and more today on the Matt Walsh Show.  Sign the petition to stop Biden's vaccine mandate. Head to https://dailywire.com/donotcomply I am now a self-acclaimed beloved children's author. Reserve your copy of my new book here: https://utm.io/ud1Cb  Sign The Petition To Keep Matt Walsh on Saint Louis University Campus: https://bit.ly/3Dzeu1f DW members get special product discounts up to 20% off PLUS access to exclusive Daily Wire merch. Grab your Daily Wire merch here: https://utm.io/udZpp You petitioned, and we heard you. Made for Sweet Babies everywhere: get the official Sweet Baby Gang t-shirt here: https://utm.io/udIX3 Andrew Klavan's latest novel When Christmas Comes is now available on Amazon. Order in time for Christmas: https://utm.io/udW6u Subscribe to Morning Wire, Daily Wire's new morning news podcast, and get the facts first on the news you need to know: https://utm.io/udyIF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices