Qmmunity

Qmmunity

By Qmmunity

Qmmunity is the British Podcast Award winning LGBTQ+ series that will ask questions of ourselves, explore who we are as a whole and as individuals, where we have come from, how we’ve changed & developed and what the future may hold for us. Join Char, Alexis and the team for season 2 of Qmmunity in 2020. #QmmunityPod

Episodes

S2 Ep2: Lockdown Live 2: Sugar highs and lows, Hedwig, and "the dad who gave birth" Freddie McConnel

In episode two of our Lockdown Radio Show, recorded live for Alphabet on Soho Radio Char and Lex are joined by journalist and documentary maker "the dad who gave birth" Freddy McConnell to talk queer parenting. In our Swap It Like It's Hot section, Char and Lex review naughties lesbian teen drama Sugar Rush and the iconic Hedwig And The Angry Inch. Season Two of Qmmunity is hosted by Char Bailey and Alexis Caught Alexis Caught, produced by Seb White of Alphabet Radio in collaboration with Soho Radio. Executive production support from Kevin Morosky and Effie Theos. Our charitable partners are The AKT and Mermaids.
14/05/20·1h 2m

S2 Ep1: We're Back! Welcome to S2 of Qmmunity

We're back! Did you miss us? THANK YOU to everyone who dropped us messages on the socials (@qmmunitypod) asking when series 2 of Qmmunity was coming - it's finally here! We were in the process of polishing up all of our great interviews, and then...COVID-19 hit. So we pivoted, and here we are bringing you a socially-distanced version of Qmmunity for you to get involved with during isolation. Join us this week as we catch up on life in lockdown, introduce our new "Swap It Like It's Hot" feature - a media club for you to join in with, and hear a wonderfully honest, raw and moving interview with intersex campaigner Anick. Please note, Anick's interview is very personal, at times challenging and contains details of medical procedures and suicide, though comes with an uplifting message. If you are affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode, you can call or instant message with the LGBT Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (UK), or text START to 85258 for mental health support from mental health charity Shout. Media References; Anick's documentary 'The Intersex Diaries" (produced with Radio1) is available here Char's recommendation in Swap It Like It's Hot is Sugar Rush, available on 4OnDemand, while Alexis' recommendation is queer cult classic, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Season Two of Qmmunity is hosted by Char Bailey and Alexis Caught, produced by Seb White of Alphabet Radio in collaboration with Soho Radio. Executive production support from Kevin Morosky and Effie Theos. Our charitable partners are The AKT and Mermaids.
25/04/20·53m 38s

S1 Ep14: Tackling Toxic Masculinity, with Keegan Hirst

Join us in this specially recorded live episode, as we are joined by professional rugby player Keegan Hirst, the sport's first active player to come out. In front of a packed out house of some 300 people, Alexis sits down with Keegan to discuss toxic masculinity, gay men's mental health, finding your place in the LGBTQ+ community and even body shaming & dysmorphia as well as Keegan's personal journey to accepting his sexuality and publicly coming out. Presented in partnership with Samsung, and recorded as part of their Co-Lab event series. Produced and edited by Seb White.
12/03/20·52m 0s

Out Of The Closet And Onto The Pitch

This is a special live episode featuring a panel discussion hosted by Alexis with medal winning slalom cancer Matt Lister, the BBC's first LGBT correspondent Ben Hunte and writer, broadcaster and friend of the pod Kuchenga (unfortunately Char got stuck on a broken down train and couldn't make it). In this live episode we discuss LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport, how to break barriers and create a more inclusive and safe space for all queer people at a professional, and grass roots level of sport. Presented in partnership with Samsung, and recorded as part of their Co-Lab event series. Produced & Edited by Seb White. Artwork by Dom&Ink. Music by Vårum.
01/03/20·52m 1s

S1 Ep13: Qmmunity Christmas Special

Happy Holidays! Join us for a Christmas Special, as we sit down with some mulled wine and introduce you to some new voices from the Qmmunity team - along the way, we discuss realisations, demisexuality, coming of age, virgo season and...being vanilla at sex parties.  As fun as it can be, the Christmas season can also be tiring & alienating, so if you need to speak to someone, you can call the LGBT+ switchboard on 0300 330 0630, to text SHOUT to 85258 to text chat with Shout! mental health charity. How ever you're spending the time, we wish you a Merry Christmas, and stay tuned for Season Two dropping in the start of the new year. Lots of Love, Qmmunity x Char, Effie, Kevin, Lex, Seb.
24/12/19·22m 12s

S1 Ep12: We Have An Announcement!

We're recording Season Two of Qmmunity now - and you can come along and join us as we record three panel shows in front of a live audience, meaning you can join us and take part in the conversation. Let's Talk About Sex - 23rd of June Let's talk about you, and me, and us, and how we fight the stigma surrounding sex shame, slut shame...and most importantly...how we can all lead better sex lives. Our panellists include... Dr. Karen Gurney, AKA "The Sex Doctor" Kayden Gray, award winning adult entertainer & sexual wellbeing advocate Phoebus Ebbini, sexual psychotherapist and host of This Ripe Fruit podcast. Yasmin Benoit, alternative model and asexuality campaigner  TICKETS HERE  LGBTQ Politics - Queer Question Time - 14th of July Politicis is a mess right now, right? Brexit has dominated headlines and the political agenda for years now...but what about us queers? Which of the political parties has something to offer us, why should we vote for them, have they got reasons to back up party rhetoric? Who should we be voting for? Join us as we chair a panel discussion between LGBTQ representatives from four British political parties. It's gonna be interesting! Our panellists include representatives from...(presented alphebeticaly...cos you know...avoidance of political bias) LGBT+ Conservatives (Colm Howard-Lloyd) LGBTIQA+ Greens (Benali Hamdache) LGBT+ Labour (Melantha Chittenden) LGBT+ Lib Dems (Adrian Trett) TICKETS HERE Bodies - 28th of July There's a lot of scrutiny of our bodies, isn't there? What shape we are, what size we are, what we do with them, how they look and how they feel. Statistics show that LGBTQ+ people are at higher rates of steroid abuse, eating disorders, and body dysmorphia - so how do we break the stigma and be real, in a #instagay world? How do we learn to love the skin we're in? Our panellists include the wonderful Munroe Bergdof - trans model and activist Travis Alabanza - performance artist, poet and writer TICKETS HERE www.qmmunitypodcast.com Social medias all - @qmmunitypod
13/06/19·2m 0s

S1 Ep11: Loneliness - Digital pride online festival special.

Host  Christania and Lex  Produced by Effie and Kevin  Music credits  Hip Hop Rap Instrumental (Crying Over You) by Chris Morrow 4 https://soundcloud.com/chris-morrow-3 Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/hiYs5z4xdBU Easier to Fade (feat. Madi Larson) by A Himitsu https://soundcloud.com/a-himitsu Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/d432TRZEeYw
01/05/19·34m 14s

S1 Ep10: The Wrap Up

In this final mini-episode, Christania and Alexis wrap series one with their final thoughts on what they've learned and how to keep moving forward. Keep the conversations going and get in touch, series 2 is coming.  Full transcripts, episodes and ways to get involved can be found on our website [www.qmmunitypod.com](http://qmmunitypod.com) #QmmunityPod
19/12/18·8m 20s

S1 Ep9: The Future

On this episode we’ll be discussing the future of the LGBTQ community with our final live panel featuring Susie Green, CEO of Mermaids charity, Lee Fontaine from the Albert Kennedy Trust, award-winning youth worker Tanya Compas and Charlie Condou - actor, patron and ambassador for numerous LGBTQ charities. Thank you to Ace Hotel Shoreditch for providing us with their Miranda space to record this episode. Full transcripts, episodes and ways to get involved can be found on our website [www.QmmunityPod.com](http//qmmunitypod.com) #QmmunityPod
12/12/18·52m 25s

S1 Ep8: Sex, Race & Disability

Continuing to explore the meaning of intersectionality and how overlapping identities affect people’s lives we're joined by Phil Samba, an advocate for HIV and sexual health and scriptwriter Callum Dziedzic.  Both share their experiences and how they think we can make a change. Full transcripts, episodes and ways to get involved can be found on our website [www.qmmunitypod.com](http://qmmunitypod.com) #QmmunityPod
05/12/18·39m 52s

S1 Ep7: The Intersectionality of Sexuality

Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term “intersectionality” in her 1989 essay, “[Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics](https://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1052&context=uclf)".   Recorded live at Ace Hotel's [Miranda](http://mirandalondon.com/) space in London Christania and Alexis are joined by COO of AZ Magazine [Kayza Rose](https://twitter.com/KayzaRose), [Survival of the Fittest](https://www.itv.com/survivalofthefittest)star [Ryan Cleary](https://www.instagram.com/theryancleary/?hl=en) and Britain's first out Muslim Drag Queen [Asifa Lahore](https://twitter.com/AsifaLahore). Full transcripts, episodes and further reading can be found on our website [www.QmmunityPod.com](http://qmmunitypod.com) #QmmunityPod
28/11/18·47m 1s

S1 Ep6: Creating Your Community

Founder of Bollywood Hip Hop night Hungama, [Ryan Lanji](https://twitter.com/ryanlanji), award-winning [Abbey Kiwanuka](https://twitter.com/abbeykiwah), co-founder and director of [Out and Proud African LGBTI](https://africanlgbti.org/) and  Joshua, a member of the [Manchester Village Spartans](https://twitter.com/mvsrufc), a gay and inclusive rugby club join Christania and Alexis to share their stories about creating and building real spaces that we can go, get involved, and find a sense of belonging. Transcripts and full episodes can be found at [www.QmmunityPod.com](http://qmmunitypod.com) #QmmunityPod
21/11/18·41m 36s

S1 Ep5: Threats

Recorded live at Ace Hotel Shoreditch's Miranda space we held a conversation around the threats to our community.  Featuring [UK Black Pride](https://www.ukblackpride.org.uk/) founder [Lady Phyll](https://twitter.com/MsLadyPhyll), media commentator, columnist, activist & former editor of [DIVA](http://www.divamag.co.uk/), [Jane Czyzselska](https://twitter.com/czyzselska), [Reverand Jide Macauley](https://twitter.com/revjide?lang=en), founder of [House of Rainbow](http://houseofrainbow.org/) and Trans Rights activist [Sabah Choudrey](https://twitter.com/sabahchoudrey). Full transcripts, episodes and ways to get involved can be found on our website [www.QmmunityPod.com](http://qmmunitypod.com) #QmmunityPod
14/11/18·38m 35s

S1 Ep4: Finding Your Community

We read and hear about the LGBTQ+ community all the time, but those of us inside know that it’s not one huge group chat where everyone wants or needs the same thing.  So in this episode, we going to look at how people go about finding their place. Recorded live in the [Ace Hotel](https://www.acehotel.com/london/) Shoreditch's [Miranda](http://mirandalondon.com/) space featuring [Marc Thompson](https://twitter.com/marct_01), Strategic lead for health improvement at Terrence Higgins Trust and Co-founder of [Blackout](https://blkoutuk.com/) and [Prepster](https://prepster.info/), [Asad Dhunna](https://twitter.com/asadd), director of communications at [Pride London](https://prideinlondon.org/) & co-founder of The Big Gay Iftaar and motivational speaker [Char Bailey.](https://twitter.com/char_bailey_) For full transcripts, episodes, further reading and ways to find your community go to [www.qmmunitypod.com](http://qmmunitypod.com) #QmmunityPod
07/11/18·35m 11s

S1 Ep3: Life Stories: Mzz Kimberley and David Stuart

How has queer life changed over the years?  Is the LGBTQ+ community grieving for past lives and loves lost? Intergenerational conversations are rare so in this episode, Christania and Alexis are joined by actress, cabaret singer and activist Mzz Kimberley and David Stuart, sexual health and sexual wellbeing advocate. For transcripts, episodes and ways to get involved in your community go to www.qmmunitypod.com #QmmunityPod
31/10/18·43m 7s

S1 Ep2: Our History

[Christania](https://twitter.com/dereshacm) and [Alexis ](https://www.instagram.com/toddlerlex)are doing a Cher, turning back time and looking at the past 51 years of our Queer History.   Featuring Dr. Benno Gammerl, a lecturer at Goldsmiths University on the Wolrd's first [Masters in Queer Hirstory](https://www.gold.ac.uk/history/goldsmiths-queer-history/) and [Marc Thompson](https://twitter.com/marct_01), Strategic lead for health improvement at [Terrence Higgins Trust](https://www.tht.org.uk/our-work) and Co-founder of [Blackout](https://blkoutuk.com/) and [Prepster](https://prepster.info/). For full episodes, transcripts and ways to get involved go to [www.qmmunitypod.com](https://qmmunitypod.com) #QmmunityPod
23/10/18·31m 31s

S1 Ep1: What it means to be LGBTQ+ today

[Christania](https://twitter.com/dereshacm) and [Alexis](https://www.instagram.com/toddlerlex/?) ask the big question to our live show panellists [Reeta Loi](https://twitter.com/r_e_e_t_a_) CEO of Gaysians UK, artist and poet [Chloe Filani](https://www.instagram.com/1.chloe.f/), filmmaker and producer [Steffan Zachiyah](https://twitter.com/steffanzachiyah) and [Lewis Corner](https://twitter.com/lewiscorner) deputy editor of Gay Times. This show was recorded live in the [Miranda Ldn](https://www.instagram.com/mirandaldn) at [Ace Hotel Shoreditch](https://www.acehotel.com/london). For the full transcript, episode and ways to get involved in the community go to [QmmunityPod.com](https://www.qmmunitypod.com/) #QmmunityPod
16/10/18·39m 7s

S1: This is Qmmunity

Qmmunity is a LGBTQ+ series that will ask questions of ourselves, explore who we are as a whole and as individuals, where we have come from, how we’ve changed & developed and what the future may hold for us. Join Christania and Alexis from 17th October. #QmmunityPod
05/10/18·2m 14s
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