#QueerAF | queer inspiring LGBT + stories

#QueerAF | queer inspiring LGBT + stories

By QueerAF

Listen for free every week, as a different student, graduate or LGBT+ producer tells their most #QueerAF story on the podcast by National Student Pride. Hosted by Jamie Wareham, we commission young LGBT+ producers to tell their own stories so long as they are beyond the binary, sex-positive, challenge mental health, sexuality and identity taboos – or have unicorns spewing rainbows everywhere. Download and take the best UK lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer story podcast with you, as recommended by Cosmopolitan, Gay Star News, Attitude Magazine, Spotify Digital Pride collection and Apple Podcast's Pride collection. The show was nominated for a British Podcast Award 2019. We're back in 2020 with Season 4, with more LGBT+ reporters than ever.


#QueerAF keeps the pride of conversation – that is National Student Pride, an event for LGBT+ students and graduates – a discussion that carries on all year round. We have the UK's biggest free LGBT+ job fair powered by Pride.Careers, taboo challenging and topical panel discussions, live recordings of the show and tantalising performances. Don't miss the biggest event in the UK's student calendar, in February, the UK's LGBT History Month.


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Episodes

BONUS: We need to stay more connected than ever – check out Anthems

If you're looking for #QueerAF this pride month for some LGBT love, inspiration and stories, you're in the right feed. But this is a bonus show, so check the feed below for one of our award-nominated episodes. This comes to you today* because at this STRANGEAF time, we need community and connection more than ever. We're featuring an excerpt from Anthems - a podcast of original manifestos, speeches, stories and poems from some of the UK's most prominent activists, artists and personalities, contemplating what to means to be human. An episode from their second season, from exclusively LGBTQIA+ contributors including Travis Alabanza, Raven Smith, Char Ellesse and Ben Hunte – drops every day in June.  Check out this episode of Anthems with Lotte Jeffs and listen to the full season dropping daily, whenever you listen to podcasts.https://www.sonymusic.co.uk/podcast/anthems/ Remember to like, subscribe and rate them – like you do to our podcast – to help spread the #QueerAF message. Happy Pride month, stay connected. We are #QueerAF and so are you.  We're sharing you this episode, because we love that Anthems, like our podcast, gives a platform to LGBT creators. At the end of their series, they'll also be sharing an episode with their listeners. Because LGBT+ podcasts are stronger united.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/06/208m 47s

Am I Asexual Or Ashamed Of Sex?

Am I Asexual Or Ashamed Of Sex? Yes, it’s here. Another fantastic episode ahead by #QueerAF regular producer Jacob Edward. And this week, we’re talking about a spectrum of feelings when it comes to sex, the differences between asexuality and sex shame plus Jacob, who used their portfolio to get a job Radio One’s first non-binary presenter shares boldly and bravely.Listen to the latest episode and subscribe (rate and review) #QueerAF now on Spotify, Apple and podcast apps everywhere. Supporthttps://switchboard.lgbt/ Producer Jacob EdwardFirst nonbinary presenter on @BBCR1 (Xmas 19) | Either on a train or on the radio | Gaydio Presenter, Queer Culture Podcast and Twitch Streamer.https://twitter.com/ItsJacobEdward LGBTQ #QueerAF track of the week:Eve Westwood @evewestwoodmusichttps://open.spotify.com/artist/0Ts3DNDq3puCRk0r3duPD8?si=lch3fVa2TZ21k1sxO6DZug National Student Pride 2020 This season is inspired by National Student Pride's themes:Carving out space for womxn in the communityQueer SexDisabilityResearching the Rainbow (STEM) Visit www.studentpride.co.uk  We are #QueerAF. And so are you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/03/2032m 7s

How can you be single, queer and happy?

How can you be single, queer and happy?Growing up in the 90’s things seemed pretty simple.  You get to your mid-twenties, find someone you are attracted to who lives in close proximity, get married and live a happy life. But Martin could never relate to any of this because he is gay. Cut to now, aged 32 and a little jaded by love – he has no desire for marriage or a partner. But can he still be happy? On today's episode of #QueerAF, he goes on a journey to find happiness and comfort in being single...Listen to the latest episode and subscribe to #QueerAF now on Spotify, Apple and podcast apps everywhere. Supporthttps://switchboard.lgbt/ Producer Martin JoesephPodcast Producer - ‘Voices With Sally Morgan’ / ‘The Clueless Mum’ – Host - 1/3 Of @realbrunchpodhttps://twitter.com/mynamesmartin LGBTQ #QueerAF track of the week:Girl In Red: Kate’s Not HereGirl In Red on Instagram @girlinred National Student Pride 2020 This season is inspired by National Student Pride's themes:Carving out space for womxn in the communityQueer SexDisabilityResearching the Rainbow (STEM) Visit www.studentpride.co.uk We are #QueerAF. And so are you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/03/2036m 38s

Access All Rainbows: Being LGBT+ and Disabled – Live Episode

Recorded live as part of National Student Pride, at the University of Westminster in collaboration with the university's Creative Enterprise Centre: We present Access All Rainbows.Join our conversation about being LGBT+ and disabled, considering; Hidden disabilities, access, perceptions on ability and, support in relationships.The Speakers:Jamie Wareham – University of Westminster Alumni Jamie Wareham is the Head of Digital Production at Attitude Magazine and host of National Student Pride's podcast #QueerAF. Jamie recently spoke at the inaugural WINC festival about coming to terms with his hidden disability, and how that has become part of his wider queer intersectional identity.Callum Dziedzic –Callum is a script editor working in TV drama. He is an alumnus of the University of York’s Film and Television Production degree and Channel 4’s Production Training Scheme. Since graduating he has assistant script edited Ackley Bridge at The Forge, and Giri/Haji, a contemporary bi-lingual thriller produced by Sister Pictures for BBC Two and Netflix. More recently, Callum has developed an international nuclear armament thriller with Pulse Films and Netflix and has returned to Sister Pictures to script edit an upcoming comedy drama for BBC Two.Callum was born with Tetraplegic Cerebral Palsy and uses a manual wheelchair for mobility. To him, the act of storytelling in film and television is intrinsically inclusive and universal. Ultimately, a great story can come from or captivate anyone, and it should not just be regarded as a means of self-expression but also as a way of levelling the playing field for all.Char Bailey - Char is a celebrity life coach, acclaimed writer and speaker. Black, lesbian and autistic woman, she is the co-host of the Qmmunity podcast and well-being ambassador for UK Black PrideSee more:https://mailchi.mp/westminster.ac.uk/2019wincfestgalleryhttps://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/qmmunity/id1438250877National Student Pride 2020 This season is inspired by National Student Pride's themes:Carving out space for womxn in the communityQueer SexDisabilityResearching the Rainbow (STEM) Visit www.studentpride.co.uk We are #QueerAF. And so are you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/03/2030m 21s

Dustin Lance Black, Lady Phyll, Evan Davis | Building Our Queer Family's Future

A live episode of #QueerAF, guest hosted by Evan Davis with Dustin Lance Black and UK Black Pride's Lady Phyll.An Oscar-winning screenwriter and the co-founder of UK Black Pride chat to BBC broadcaster Evan Davis to headline our daytime festival (Sat 22 Feb).Dustin Lance Black first appeared at National Student Pride in 2015 and has gone on to start a family with Olympic diver Tom Daley.Lady Phyll is a trailblazer within the UK LGBT+ community. As well as co-founding UK Black Pride, she sits on multiple boards including Stonewall and the Trades Union Congress.This exclusive talk will be released as a live episode of our #QueerAF podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/02/2036m 16s

Did you get a haircut to work out how to be queer too?

Does Rosa need to get a queer haircut to feel part of the community? That’s what she explores in her university town of Bristol this week on #QueerAF. Meeting the towns local queer hairdresser who has been helping trans, non-binary and LGBT+ people feel more at home with the identity they want to show to the world. And despite Rosa’s love for her femme, long hair. She wonders after seeing so many people get empowered by having the chop – whether she wants to or should have a queer haircut too. Something, by the end of this episode she resolves – for better or worse.  Subscribe to #QueerAF now on Spotify, Apple and podcast apps everywhere. Producer Rosa EatonRosa Eaton is the Charles Parker Award winning Radio Producer, Theatre Maker and Artist. Eager to tell true stories, with a special in sex and death. (She/her)https://twitter.com/RosaEaton  LGBTQ #QueerAF track of the week:Dan Bowskill’s Lick It Back is on YouTube. https://youtu.be/YavrQn7rUDM Find Dan on Twitter @morethanmusic1 National Student Pride 2020 This season is inspired by National Student Pride's themes:Carving out space for womxn in the communityQueer SexDisabilityResearching the Rainbow (STEM) Find out more about the festival, back on the 21st-23rd February, and visit www.studentpride.co.uk – where we have yet another amazing star-studded live podcast recording on the main stage. We are #QueerAF. And so are you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/02/2030m 3s

Young, vulnerable and new to a big city: I became the target of an online predator

Young, vulnerable and new to a big city: I became the target of an online predatorFive years ago, Rory was drugged and sexually assaulted by two men, who I met while using Grindr. Young, vulnerable and new to a big city – growing up without any LGBTQ inclusive sex education in school – I became the target for an online predator.It’s been difficult coming to terms with this attack, but five years on later Rory is telling his story on his own terms on the #QueerAF podcast, in the hope it might inspire others to be empowered by it.With thanks to Rory Boyle, Survivors UK, Stay Brave and David Stuart for support for this episode.Read Rory's opinion piece in the Metro now: https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/12/drugged-sexually-assaulted-online-hook-up-went-wrong-12213912/ Subscribe to #QueerAF now on Spotify, Apple and podcast apps everywhere.Supporthttps://www.survivorsuk.org/https://www.staybrave.org.uk/helpProducer Rory Boyle:Rory Boyle is a radio presenter, podcaster and event producer. He currently makes the podcast Queer Ear, for Transmission Roundhouse, and works across a number of organisations focused on creating opportunities for young people in the performing arts.http://twitter.com/mrroryboyleLGBTQ #QueerAF track of the week:Should’ve Loved Me by Kush is on Spotify, find him on @Kushting on Twitter and Instagram. Links in the description. Have a #QueerAF week. twitter.com/kushtinginstagram.com/kushtinghttps://open.spotify.com/track/1MnKSqqtSoTTcdACFmBn1M?si=6vXe-1r3Q-eAenrV4OWXfA National Student Pride 2020 This season is inspired by National Student Pride's themes:Carving out space for womxn in the communityQueer SexDisabilityResearching the Rainbow (STEM) Find out more about the festival, back on the 22nd-24th February, and visit www.studentpride.co.uk – where we have yet another amazing star-studded live podcast recording on the main stage. We are #QueerAF. And so are you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/02/2041m 37s

Everything you need to know about being in a queer relationship

Pansexual reporter Kenya Jay Scarlett speaks to queer couples to find out everything you need to know about being in a relationship.  From getting together to breaking up and how her pansexuality has left her feeling some people are way too focused on gender. This week on #QueerAF whether you've had one or not, we take you on a crash course on being in a queer relationship. Subscribe now on Spotify, Apple and podcast apps everywhere. This season is inspired by National Student Pride's themes:Carving out space for womxn in the communityQueer SexDisabilityResearching the Rainbow (STEM) Find out more about the festival, back on the 22nd-24th February, and visit www.studentpride.co.uk – where we have yet another amazing star-studded live podcast recording on the main stage. We are #QueerAF. And so are you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/02/2038m 49s

To prepare for my mum's gay wedding, I talked to her about sexuality for the first time

To prepare for my mum's gay wedding, I talked to her about sexuality for the first timeJournalist Eve Hartley sits down with her mum, ahead of her same-sex wedding, to discuss for the first time what her mum went through when she came out while Eve was only a few years old. Eve reflects on how her journey to understanding sexuality was so different to her mums. And the reason for that is all thanks to her Mum. Before celebrating her wedding, Eve sits down to tell her mum, that she is her ultimate queer icon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/01/2031m 59s

We're back... Season 4 – Trailer

#QueerAF is back for season four. With more LGBT+ reporters than ever.This year our stories come from Bristol, Manchester, Milton Keynes, with reporters from Northern Ireland, Leeds, London and beyond.When you listen – you support the students, graduates and LGBT+ reporters we mentor to build their audio portfolio. And they tell you beautifully produced queer stories. They have stories on asexuality, sex shame, how to be happy and single, pansexuality, everything you need to know about being in a queer relationship, why LBQT women's spaces need a revolution and so much more.Back in your podcast feed, get us for free, every Monday from Jan 27. Subscribe now on Spotify, Apple and podcast apps everywhere.This season is inspired by National Student Pride's themes:Carving out space for womxn in the communityQueer SexDisabilityResearching the Rainbow (STEM)Find out more about the festival, back on the 22nd-24th February, and visit www.studentpride.co.uk – where we have yet anohter amazing star studded live podcast recording on the main stage.We are #QueerAF. And so are you.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/01/202m 16s

Everybody's Talking About Jamie: The story behind musical, with Dan Gillespie Sells and Layton Williams

Don't mess with a boy in a dress, he was born to impress.Lead singer of the feeling and writer of the musical that’s taken the UK’s west end by storm Dan Gillespie Sells, joinst us for our season three finale, to tell the story behind the soundtrack to your #QueerAF life: Everybody's Talking About Jamie.In an ever changing world, the way we identify is constantly being challenged. Not just by people around us, but by ourselves too. And that’s why Jamie New, the 16 year old from Sheffield in the north of the UK, who’s career test says he’ll only amount to being a forklift truck driver – is such a refreshing story to watch, enjoy, and for queers everywhere – to see themselves in. And even better? It was inspired by a true story.We interview Dan Gillespie Sells, lead singer in the Feeling and writer of the show, and star Layton Williams who is playing Jamie in the UK's West End.With thanks to all to contributors this season. if you haven’t yet go back and listen to Martin Joseph, Jacob Edwards, Sebastian Hendra, Max Taylor, Cassie Galpin, Alice Taplin, and Patrick Reardon Morgan’s episodes. For today’s episode thanks to Dan Gillespie Sells, Layton Williams and the team at Everybody’s talking about Jamie – and if you’re desperate to see the story but geography is getting in the way. Dan told us the movie is very much, in production.Just like Season 4 of the show, so stay subscribed on your podcast feeds, and bring us back faster with ratings and reviews in Apple, Spotify, Google podcasts or what ever app you listen in. Share us on social media tag in @studentpride, the whole reason we make this show to keep the pride of conversation alive all year round. Today’s show was produced by @jamie_wareham.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/1933m 44s

A Gay and a Non Gay douche to say LGBT+ rights

A Gay and Non Gay discuss douching (to help LGBT+ rights)James Barr and Dan Hudson host the hit UK LGBT+ podcast A Gay and a Non Gay, which began out of terrible conversation about pub etiquette.But their friendship really grew when their worlds collided, as Talia, Dan’s girlfriend and James’s friend, left for the USA; Leaving James and Dan to fend for themselves with just one task, to make a podcast.But when we say their worlds collided, we're not talking about the dynamic duo life making a podcast in their girlfriend’s absence. We're talking about the queer and straight world meeting head on. So on this week’s #QueerAF we ask: do we need straight allies to get the queer equality we both crave and demand?Plus we see what happens when hetero and homo crash together in a beautiful melee of rainbows, pints and douching.Big thanks to the podcast A Gay and a Non Gay for this week's show. Subscribe to them now: https://www.gaynongay.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/04/1932m 40s

Russia doesn't want you to listen to this podcast

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is one of Russia’s most iconic cultural figures, but the country still denies he was gay. 125 years after his mysterious death, his magnificent symphonies, operas, and ballets – including all-time classics Swan Lake and The Nutcracker – are still performed, streamed and enjoyed by millions of people around the world.But behind Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous melodies and explosive orchestral climaxes lies the complicated story of a gay man. His sexuality brought him both joy and despair, but it was largely tolerated within Tchaikovsky’s social circles. Now his country outright denies that he was gay, bans so-called ‘gay propaganda’ and continues to torture LGBT+ people in the region of Chechnya.So is now more important celebrate Russia’s rich queer history?Support the Gay Star News #ChechnyaInCrisis appeal here: https://www.gofundme.com/chechnya-crisis-appealListen to Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3vaCn32O9E86DzxSAr2bh5?si=3ocQR1WBRSiSce2_xQN3FgWith thanks to reporter Patrick Reardon-Morgan (@preardonmorgan), the Philharmonia Orchestra in London (@Philharmonia) and executive production from host Jamie Wareham (@jamie_wareham). Check out our guest, Jon Jacob's podcast, Thoroughly Good:https://www.thoroughlygood.me/tag/thoroughly-good-podcast/Subscribe to #QueerAF on Apple Podcasts, Download on Spotify and get us on your favourite podcast app – or listen on your desktop with Acast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/1927m 22s

Did you make all your Sims gay too? | A brief queer history of gaming

Did you make all your Sims gay too? This week on #QueerAF, reporter Alice Taplin brings us along on a ride down the Rainbow Road, not on Mario Kart, but on a brief history of queer gaming. Video games were long considered the territory of straight boys and men, with COD, Fifa, and GTA being the first thing that sprung to people’s imaginations. But with representation across the board having made rapid improvements and the creation of Steam making way for indie games, now everybody and their mum is playing some form of video game. So what does that mean for LGBT+ gay(mers)? We find out. With thanks to producer Alice Taplin (@alicetaplinish) and guest Chris Fox from Gaymers Inc for guiding us through this week's episode.Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Download on Spotfiy and get us on your favourite podcast app – or listen on your desktop with Acast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/03/1918m 33s

Do you 'act straight' to stay safe on public transport too?

Do you 'act straight' to stay safe on public transport too? This week on #QueerAF we explore just how safe public transport is for LGBT+ people. Reporter Cassie Galpin hears three intersecting stories from Will, Nikki and Martyn, who have faced prejudice while traveling, but turned those hate crimes into three inspiring actions. Today’s show was produced by @CassieGalpin, executive production on this episode came from @Jamie_Wareham. Thanks to Martyn, Nikki and Will for sharing their inspiring stories today.The hate crime reporting form we mentioned in the show is here: https://www.met.police.uk/true-vision-report-hate-crime/Do you have a story to tell? This podcast pays LGBT+ producers, students and graduates to tell their most #QueerAF story. Its a project by national student pride to keep our pride of conversation going all year round. Email jamie@studentpride.co.uk if you want to pitch an episode, or have a story to tell to our roll call of reporters.With thanks to Gay Star News for allowing us to run a clip from their mini YouTube documentary with Will and music comes from the Free Music Archive: Tours, Broke for Free and A. A. Aalto.Subscribe to the podcast and rate us on Apple Podcasts (it really does helps us put the podcast in more peoples ears) share the Spotify link with a friend or just tell them about why they should listen to the show their favourite podcast app.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/03/1922m 49s

Ian McKellen's advice to LGBT+ people everywhere | Live record with guest host Evan Davis

National Student Pride's ambassador Evan Davis guest hosts the show and interviews LGBT+ Icon Ian McKellen on the #StudentPride podcast at National Student Pride 2019.🦄 Subscribe:https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/queeraf-by-national-student-pride/id1126301158?mt=2🎧 Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/3wiN3JZBJ2uqcg3R0OQDqPEvan Davis interviewed Ian McKellen on the #QueerAF podcast at National Student Pride 2019 at the University of Westminster, discussing his lifetime achievements and relationship with the LGBT community.They spoke about #MeToo, chemsex, drugs, his coming out, the #MeToo movement and empowered the young LGBT+ audience.The event took place on February 23rd at the non-profit organizations, now five-year-long residency, Westminster Marylebone campus.Davis and McKellen hosted a live-stream of #QueerAF the National Student Pride podcast.In conversation, McKellen proposed to Evan Davis they speak about chemsex. Otherwise known as getting high and horny or party and play – those who take part in chemsex do so to change the sex they are having with a so-called ‘holy trinity’ of drugs.McKellen spoke about when he first tried a joint at the age of 30, with Evan Davis adding that ‘drugs were much weaker back then’.The audience at National Student Pride were enthralled by Ian with his re-tellings of his pursuits to join the theatre as “one of the reasons I became a professional actor is because I learned that I could meet queers in the British theatre” and admitting “I just wish when I was younger I could have been myself”.McKellen got many a laugh with his unrelenting wit, gesticulating at one point about “drawings of genitalia in public bathrooms”.The conversation also looked at various aspects of McKellen's life:- His coming out story- How Margaret Thatcher’s Section 28 Law made him the activist he is today and how the queer scene in the theatre was what first attracted him to the profession- His advice to young LGBT+ students- Holding Elijah Wood’s hand while he got a tattoo during the filming of Lord of the Rings- The #MeToo movementOn Me Too he says:'Well frankly, I’m waiting for someone to accuse me of something, and me wondering whether they’re not telling the truth and me having forgotten (pointing to his head) you know.But with the couple of names you’ve mention, people I’ve worked with, both of them were in the closet. And hence all their problems as people and their relationships with other people, if they had been able to be open about themselves and their desires, they wouldn’t have started abusing people in the way they’ve been accused.Whether they should be forced to stop working. That’s debatable. I rather think that’s up to the public. Do you want to see someone who has been accused of something that you don’t approve of again? If the answer’s no, then you won’t buy a ticket, you won’t turn on the television. But there may be others for who that’s not a consideration.And it’s difficult to be exactly black and white.'He has since released this statement about the comments: https://twitter.com/IanMcKellen/status/1101741037083455488 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/03/1941m 25s

What happened the night of the Stonewall Riots? We tell the story with Historical Homos

June 1969. New York City. It’s illegal to serve gays alcohol. It’s illegal for gays to dance with one another. Bars and clubs are routinely raided. Including the now infamous, Stonewall Inn. The riots that ensued over a week on Christopher Street ignited and catapulted forward the modern LGBT+ rights movement today.But how much do you know about what happened that night? What does it mean for your queer people and their own activism today?This week Sebastian Hendra from @HistoricalHomos joins us to tell the story of everything that happened not only on the night of the first riots, but the first year after the Stonewall Inn riots.Plus we are joined by host campus of #StudentPride – th University of Westminster's LGBTI society rep Nikki Hayden and Pride in London's Rhammel O'Dwyer Afflick to discuss what the events that fateful week mean to young LGBT+ people today. https://www.historicalhomos.com/ If you are listening in real time, we are just days away from national student pride 2019, not only is LGBT+ legend Ian McKellen appearing on stage as a guest on this podcast – he will be on the panel celebrating 50 years since stonewall with activists Paula Akpan and Peter Tatchell, Educate and Celebrate’s Elly Barnes and trans hero and student pride ambassador Paris Lees. Our pride of conversation’s daytime festival is free to attend, or weekend wristbands for queue jumps and drinks deals at our after parties are five pound. All the details on www.studentpride.co.uk. We’ll see you at the event 22nd to 24th of Feb 2019, bring your best hashtag Queer AF self. We certainly will. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/02/1920m 46s

This episode has the sex education you wish you had at school

The sex education you not only want – but deserve. With support from Penguin Books, we speak to Author of 'Jack of Hearts and Other Parts' Lev Rosen.This episode is NSFW, but it shouldn't be. Because the anal sex advice from Jack of Hearts we've got in the show is something all queers deserve. Indeed what anyone who wants to have good anal sex should be taught. This week we talk about how to have a good time, how often you should be having sex and we'll empower you to take control of your sex life, and draw important lines on consent.This week’s #QueerAF was supported by Penguin Books. Get Jack of Hearts and other parts in all good book stores, also available as an ebook and you heard clips from the audiobook in todays show as read by Drew Caden.https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/311/311163/jack-of-hearts--and-other-parts-/9780241365014.htmlThe show was presented and produced by @Jamie_Wareham.National Student Pride, the reason we make this show to keep the pride of conversation going all year round is 22nd to 24th February 2019, tickets are £5 and you can see this show, recorded live on stage with guest host Evan Davis interviewing the LGBT+ legend that is Ian McKellen. £5 weekend wristbands available on studentpride.co.uk/tickets. See you there.Remember to spread our message, tell a friend about us, rate and subscribe us on Apple podcasts and share the show on social. We’re hashtag QueerAF – and so are you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/02/1924m 36s

Girlfriends, Boyfriends and Theyfriends – Dating as a non-binary person

Nonbinary people continue to face misconceptions from society, including from other LGBT+ people. For Jacob Edwards, after becoming comfortable with their gender identity they started to wonder about their sexuality, were they no longer ‘gay’ – did that make them Straight? Bi? Pan? And what does that mean for dating?This week Jacob Edward, presenter of Queer Culture on The University of Salford’s student radio station Shock Radio takes us into the world of dating, lovemaking, and life-creating – for those who are beyond the binary.Get Queer Culture on Apple Podcasts:https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/queer-culture/id1362005981?mt=2Follow (or hire to make you audio) Jacob Edwards, on Twitter: @itsJacobEdwardThanks for listening to #QueerAF. Remember we are just weeks away to National Student Pride 2019, in London, the 22nd to 24th of February. This podcast will be live on stage with guest host Evan Davis and LGBT+ legend Ian McKellen. Weekend wristbands are just £5 which gets you drinks deals at queer bars across Soho, free entry, and you’ll see All Stars 4 queen Trinity the Tuck perform at the Student Pride after party at Heaven. Get them now and see the full line up www.studentpride.co.uk/tickets See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/02/1922m 26s

I'm a gay dancer, but I'm not happy with my body

This young gay guy is not happy about the way he looks, something that is not easy when you used to be a dancer. And he is not alone, body image issues are a big issue in the LGBT+ community. In today's episode, podcaster and former dancer Martin Joesph finds out if it's possible to overcome negative feelings about his body image, and talks about his eating disorder – and learns how to feel happy about his body. Speaking to non-binary podcaster Jacob, Shannon Power from Gay Star News and activists James Downs and Thomas Brackley.Content warning, this episode discuses body image and eating disorders.If you’ve been affected by any of the issues we’ve discussed today, you are not alone. https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ is the website for the s the UK’s eating disorder charity. Their helpline is 08 08 801 06 77.Martin is the host of the hit podcast The Real Brunch. Follow him on Twitter, @mynamesmartinAnd listen to our episode on our podcast with him here: https://play.acast.com/s/the-real-brunch/25-jamie-wareham-queerafPhoto credit: Paul Nicholas Dyke @pndphotography See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/01/1930m 49s

Season 3 – Trailer

The #QueerAF podcast by national student pride is back. Subscribe now on Apple podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts for season three which returns January 28th 2019.We are the podcast that empowers students, graduates and LGBT+ producers to tell their most hashtag queer af story all in the name of national student pride taking place the 22nd to 24th of Feb 2019 in London.Expect stories about non-binary dating, body image, sex, and spoiler, listen to find out how you can be at our live recording with guest and LGBT+ legend Ian McKellen at national student pride’s event.We are #QueerAF – and so are you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/01/191m 39s

Growing older as an LGBT+ person: with Evan Davis

We’ve had some amazing shows in our second season, with contribution by some hugely talented students and graduates. But to draw our season to a close, we’re bringing you our live recorded evening with National Student Pride ambassador and twice guest host on the show Evan Davis, as part of our contribution to Gay Star News’s Digital Pride which just like us at NSP, brings events and LGBT+ conversations to people all over the world –digitally!Also check out the 'A Rendezvous With' series:https://www.facebook.com/arendezvouswith/And more from the Digital Pride content festival:https://www.gaystarnews.com/digitalpride See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/05/1834m 49s

My trans vagina is #QueerAF

Juno Roche is a trans activist, writer and now – she has a QueerAF vagina. Today she joins our podcast to discuss her her journey to getting it, which she details in her new book. From surgery, to overcoming any shortcomings a new vagina might have – because Juno has found an empowerment in it’s inherent queerness.The book is a series of interviews, with trans and non binary people - literally creating a conversation about queer sex and we hear all about it:https://www.jkp.com/uk/queer-sex-2.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/1830m 22s

We need to talk about chemsex

More and more gay and bi men are using drugs to escape, for sex and to find a new high in Chemsex. In this week's #QueerAF we hear exclusive extracts, recorded just for us, from the critically acclaimed Chemsex Monologues. We discuss why the LGBT+ community turns to drugs to escape, and the rising tide - especially among gay and bi men in cities: of chemsex, the use of drugs to enhance or change sexual experiences to new levels.COME TO OUR EVENT:For all the details go here:https://www.facebook.com/events/190299261758920/Or buy your ticket for as little as £5:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-rendezvous-with-evan-davis-and-a-gay-a-nongay-tickets-45108082489Links:SUPPORT:www.gaystarnews.com/chemsexhttps://www.gmfa.org.uk/Pages/Category/safer-chemshttp://www.davidstuart.org/http://dean.st/chemsex-support/MORE OF THE CHEMSEX MONOLOGUES:Follow them: https://twitter.com/paddycashWatch them: http://www.dragonfliestheatre.co.uk/Read them: https://www.oberonbooks.com/chemsex-monologues.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/04/1838m 48s

Are queer night clubs disappearing – or are we experiencing a revival?

We hear a lot about how gay bars and LGBT spaces are closing. Statistically, venues are on the decline. But what about queer spaces? From York to Wales, queer activists all over the country are setting up their own nights – free from mental health stigma, transphobia and without booze. Why? Because when something doesn't exist for queers, queers make it happen. We investigate the cultural queer nightclub revolution going on in the UK.Reporter/producer: https://twitter.com/amyashendenPresenter: https://twitter.com/jamie_warehamThe clubs nights featured in today's show:1. Glitter Cymru: https://www.facebook.com/GlitterCymru/2. Club Kali: https://www.facebook.com/clubkalinights/3. Batty Mama's April event that we can give away two tickets to: https://www.facebook.com/events/2079739315640844/4. Elion and Jess' group in York: https://www.facebook.com/YorkQWGG/Photo credit: Angela Dennis See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/04/1825m 22s

I used a gay dating app for the first time and recorded my first date

This episode is brought to you by Jack’D. They asked us to investigate dating apps like their own, and we asked Sean to have a go with their app. If you are a subscriber to our show you’ll remember Sean from episode 6 of season 2 – I’m gay, but I’m also a homophobe. If you haven’t listened to Sean’s brave and powerful story about overcoming the internal shame of being gay, you should go back and listen. Because it will frame so much more of what’s about to happen. After that episode Sean is understandably quite apprehensive about logging on to a gay dating app. For the first time. With many users looking for sex over friends or dates, like Sean is – well lets just say. We’re throwing him in at the deep end here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/03/1825m 24s

We followed 15 LGBT+ young people who slept rough for the first time

After a busy few week’s at National Student Pride HQ. We’re taking a short two week break to recoup, relax and then bring you the second half of season two. But we do have something for you today in this minisode: It's the story of 15 young people who raised an amazing £2600 pounds for UK LGBT homeless youth charity Albert Kennedy trust charity. They went to the RVC college in Kings Cross to do this in a safe place, toilets and even a warm room if they got cold. But all 15 of them stayed outside, on yoga mats and slept on the floor. Charlie who you’ll remember from season one of the podcast took part, and this is her diary of the night. The audio is from a video done by Gay Star News’s Students section. Throughout you’ll hear her speak to YouTuber Lily Ella, Bisexual advocate Corey Wiseman and Student Pride’s co-chair Hatti Smart.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/03/188m 20s

I'm gay, but I'm also a homophobe

This young gay guy suffers from internalized homophobia. He is perfectly OK with his sexuality, but keeps asking why the LGBT community has to be 'so queer.' In today's episode, radio graduate Sean Allsop finds out if it's possible to overcome your shame of being gay – and learns why he has, until now, projected his own homophobia onto others.With thanks to Matthew Todd, his book Straight Jacket is available in paperback in April, and hardback now. To therapist Stephen Hanscomb, And also Switchboard. If you ever want to call them, you can call 10am-10pm every day on 0300 330 0630Find Sean on Twitter: https://twitter.com/seanallsop_ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/02/1835m 21s

Live event special: Evan Davis interviews Courtney Act

Recorded live at National Student Pride 2018 at the University of Westminster on 25th of February - BBC Newsnight host Evan Davis takes over from usual hosts Jamie to interview Courtney Act.They talk after our #BeyondTheBinary panel with trans and non-binary activists.Evan is particularly candid, relaxing into a personal and very honest interview where Courtney and Evan discuss gender identity, the celebrity big brother house and being a role model.Listen to the podcast on acast now, subscribe on iTunes or listen with RSS on podcast apps. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/02/1825m 30s

We spoke to a LGBT+ life coach about how you can feel happy about your body and confident about your age

In an extra episode for your journey to National Student Pride this weekend... Kris Verle is the LGBT+ life coach who spoke to Max, our volunteer running this weekend's loving how you look open mic session at National Student Pride. Recorded at Gay Star News, the duo sat down for a coaching session about overcoming anxieties about Max's body confidence, age and social media use. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/02/1826m 52s

This is what being #BeyondTheBinary is like

Barely a week to go to National Student Pride, and Pippa's story explains how she went from identifying as a lesbian – to realizing she was a queer, non-binary demi girl. She now wants to be the role model, she always wished she had. Her coming out is inspiring, and you have to hear how it ends.Big thanks this week to Gendered Intelligence, the trans youth charity for speaking to us too. Find help and support from them here:http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/Today's show is unashamedly inspired by My Genderation's #ThisIsWhatNonBinaryLooksLike campaign. We're teamed up with them for our #BeyondTheBinary panel at National Student Pride this year. https://www.youtube.com/user/MyGenderationWith thanks to this week's production from Radio graduate Cassie Galpin. You can contact her here: https://twitter.com/CassieGalpin See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/02/1823m 27s

Why does Disney still hide it's gay characters?

This week, producer Dan Freeman is sparked to make an episode by High School Musical. Love it or hate it, it's a perfect example of Disney's long history of hiding gay characters in plain site? With so many queer fans - is it time for Disney to come out of the closet?With thanks to this week's production from Westminster Radio student Dan Freeman. You can contact him here: https://twitter.com/dantheproducer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/01/1823m 31s

What is life like as a queer Muslim sex worker?

New season, new style of storytelling. This year National Student Pride's podcast returns as #QueerAF.In our first episode of the season, we sit down with documentary maker Amy Ashenden. She made the Queer Muslim Sex Worker documentary. We find out the tragic story of the young person she followed who was ultimately made homeless after she came out to her family.With thanks to this week's production from Radio graduate Cassie Galpin. You can contact her here: https://twitter.com/CassieGalpinListen to Amy's full documentary here:https://audioboom.com/posts/5877593-queer-muslim-sex-worker See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/01/1820m 50s

Live Event Special: Evan Davis Guest Hosts To Interview Olly Alexander

Recorded live at National Student Pride 2017 at the University of Westminster on 25th of February - BBC Newsnight host Evan Davis takes over from usual hosts Charlie and Jamie to interview Olly Alexander.They talk after the Sex and Relationships Education panel with Olly, Paris Lees, Stella Creasy MP, NAT CEO and Diversity Role Model rep Gemma Curtis discussed the (awfu) state of Sex and Relationships education in the UK.Evan is particularly candid, relaxing into a personal and very honest interview where Olly opens up about his past relationships, relationship with Jeremy Corbyn and his sex life.Listen to the podcast on audioBoom now, subscribe on iTunes or listen with RSS on podcast apps. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/02/1724m 34s

The Life Of A Trans Activist: Non-Binary Partners Fox and Owl

This month: Trans Activism, Burn Out and Sex EducationAnnouncing National Student Pride's latest speakers for 2017, Fox and Owl. They are joining our YouTube Panel this year! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/01/1727m 41s

Time Is Your Best Friend When Coming Out - YouTubers Shosh and Mer

This month we were joined by two guests - Married couple Youtubers, Shosh and Mer. We spoke about Biphobia, getting involved in the LGBT+ community and whether you can be LGBT and religious. This podcast is supported by Gay Star News.www.gaystarnews.comYou can check out Shoshana and Meredith's channel here https://www.youtube.com/user/shoshandmer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/10/1618m 38s

Who Should Be Reporting The LGBT+'s Community's News? - BuzzFeed LGBT Editor Patrick Strudwick

This month, Patrick Strudwick Buzzfeed UK's LGBT Editor joins the show to talk about bisexuality awareness, if it really does get better and who should be reporting LGBT news - community outlets or top tier newspapers. Ultimately we ask, can we trust them? This podcast is supported by Gay Star News.www.gaystarnews.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/09/1621m 20s

"I'm One Bullet Away From Being A Hashtag" - #BlackLivesMatter Activist Bisi Alimi

Bisi Alimi joins us this month to reflect on racism in the LGBT community, his new #BlackLivesMatter tattoo and PrEP. He also lets slip a tease on a new project that he 'can thank Caitlyn Jenner for' See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/08/1622m 37s

How to be gay and happy - breaking the 'Straight Jacket' - Matthew Todd Former Attitude Magazine Editor

We speak to the author of new book 'Straight Jacket' Matthew Todd, as he discusses how to be gay and happy, his 8-year tenure as editor of Attitude magazine and why media ownership is having an effect on activism. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/07/1622m 45s

What is it like to transition, and deal with daily transphobia? - Charlie Craggs

Welcome to the very first National Student Pride podcast, which we’ve started to keep the Pride of conversation that is our annual event, a discussion that carries on all year round.This month Nail Transphobia activist Charlie Craggs joins #StudentPride co-chair Hatti Smart and Journalist Jamie Wareham to talk whether Brexit would be bad for LGBT rights, passing and whether she even feels welcome in LGBT+ spaces. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/06/1624m 45s
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