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This is LGBT Stories - We are dreamers, students, teachers, authors, drag queens, we’re spiritual, religious believers, black, white, brown, male, female, and everything in-between. The one thing that we all have in common is that we are LGBTQ. We are gathering a collection of stories inspired by the LGBTQ community and bringing these stories to the forefront of society. Through storytelling, we’re creating a space for other LGBTQ people to seek comfort and refuge from being unseen to living OUT and PROUD!
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Sep 27, 2019

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Stephen Schiatta

Stephen grew up in New Jersey and moved out to California to pursue a career in Film and Television.  Big horror film and comic book nerd.  At the moment works as a casting assistant in the world of television.

 

 

First Kiss Friday episodes are produced by our intern, Kate Mays.

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Everyone is invited LGBTQ or not!

Sep 24, 2019

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Yesterday was Bisexual Visibility Day. It's a day for those in the bisexual community to stand up, declare their bisexuality, and proclaim their seat!

This last weekend has been nothing short of transformational for me. I went to the 2nd annual bisexual pride parade in West Hollywood, CA.

The event started off with a festival where I was able to meet new friends and eat good food, then a parade walking around the streets of West Hollywood. The bisexual flag was flying high above us all, while we chanted rhythmic chants in support of bisexuality. It was pretty amazing.

I could sense the pride and comfort that so many people there felt - they finally felt as though they're being not only seen but acknowledged. However, what they might not have been able to see was how I was feeling.

The entire time, and I mean, the whole time; I was feeling a deep sense of sorrow and remorse for my lack of participation in the bisexual community. Here I am, a gay man who has come so far in his life - living out and proud. Meanwhile, there are billions of bisexual people who are still today, in 2019, living in the shadows. And not just "the shadows"... MY SHADOWS.

Here's the thing, I refuse to sit back, have the platform of LGBT Stories and not acknowledge that so many of us in the gay, lesbian, and trans communities have devalued or belittled the bisexual community. I have so many times witnessed bigotry in our community directed towards the bisexual community. It's not ok. It needs to continue to be called out, and it MUST stop.

And I say this directly to my gay brothers, the slander, and hate that our community cast over the bisexual community is unacceptable and disgraceful. How dare so many of us do precisely what was done to us decades! Do not act as though it doesn't happen, because you and I both know that it does, and it.

And that is why I am so pleased to have Sarah share her story on the show today. I put a call out on social media yesterday for someone explicitly bisexual to share their story on LGBT Stories because today's episode airs one day after Bisexual Visibility Day. I am glad that I did.

When Sarah sent me the audio of the performance that you're about to hear, and I listened to it I was deeply moved by her way of telling a story, but more so by the continued confirmation of what people in the bisexual community struggle with daily. I encourage you to listen to her story and especially those of us who are gay, lesbian, and trans; try and see commonalities in your own life experiences.

 

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Sep 20, 2019

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LAUREN PETERSON

The longer I am traveling this earth, the more I think this life is a journey of discovery.

The first time I really lived in a foreign country, I realized all the ideals and beliefs I grew up with, were unique to my little universe.

This gave me my first stab at exploring, "Who am I?" 

I have worked as a professional dancer, actor and yoga instructor. To me, these professions are all about exploration and self-discovery.

What appeals to me about acting, is getting inside the skin of someone who grew up in a very different environment than mine, yet discovering the parts of me that can merge with the character I am playing. I get to see the world through someone else’s eyes.

Yoga is a journey to gain self-awareness. Developing the ability to live in the present. 

We are multi-faceted beings. Different roles, people and environments can emphasis certain parts of our personality. This makes life rich and full. Maybe some of us don’t need to settle into sexuality or gender. I don’t want to be limited by labels, because once we metaphorically tattoo an identity on ourselves, the world gets a bit smaller.

Who am I? The answer to that is evolving.

 

 

First Kiss Friday episodes are produced by our intern, Kate Mays.

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Sep 17, 2019

This episode is rated explicit. If you are under the age of 18, DO NOT LISTEN to this episode. There is mention of sexual assault as well as descriptions of sexual activities. This episode is only for adults over the age of 18.


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It's no secret that many young boys are victims of sexual assault growing up. I'm not sure of the exact numbers; however, I would assume that more often than not, many of these young men go on never to speak a single word of the assault. Well, that is not what Sean Segerstrom did. From the age of only four years, old Sean experienced sexual assault from a family member and then a close family friend. This would continue until his late teenage years. Sean explains that he thought that that is how people show each other that they love them. It's these experience that causes Sean some of the struggles that he still battles today. Although these are real struggles, finding any positivity in a story such as this can be very uncomfortable, there has been a silver lining.

Sean explains how he found his chosen family. He speaks about the people that, while not blood related to him, are his family. Those who sat with him in some of his darkest moments in life without an ounce of judgment. These are the people who've always made him feel safe. Sean does a beautiful job helping the audience know that they, too, can find their chosen family!

I hope that those of you whom Sean mentioned are listening to today's episode. You deserve to hear the kind things he said about you all. The love he has for you all is undeniable.

Thanks, Sean, for sharing your message and story with the world. We need more people like you not only to stand up against the injustices that they face but to also speak to the younger generations that are coming up after us. Young people, we need you guys to know that you're not alone. While it might feel that way now, it will not always be this way. There is a natural progression of life that happens and often its an uncomfortable growing pain that we don't at the moment often understand. The beautiful thing about it is if we take a step back and surrender control to something greater than ourselves, then, the possibilities of our life are endless and bountiful!

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Sep 13, 2019

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DAVID THOMPSON

David Thompson is one of the seasoned gay elders who remembers quite vividly the pre-Stonewall days.  A veteran of many political actions ranging from mass protests FOR civil rights through voter registration drives in the deep South through LGBT equality, he has, as he says, " several purple hearts for activism.". A widower of 10 years, he honors his late husband, Steve, by maintaining a somewhat wicked sense of humor and all-encompassing compassion.

 

First Kiss Friday episodes are produced by our intern, Kate Mays.

If you'd like to tell the story of your first kiss, send us an email at admin@ourlgbtstories.com

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Sep 11, 2019

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Laganja Estranja, you probably know her from Season 6 of Rue Paul's Drag Race. Well, behind every fierce queen's face, is an even a badass boy! For those of you who may not know, Laganja Estranga or Jay Evan Jackson is an American choreographer and drag queen based in Los Angeles, California.

I personally never watched more than season 1 of Rue Paul's Drag Race, but I did know of Laganja from I guess word of mouth. Nevertheless, I was very excited to have her tell her story on the show.

As with any guest who comes on LGBT Stories that has some sort of notoriety or fame, I'm not looking for stories of glitz and glam. I want the guest to go to a more intimate place with us. I love it when the guest finishes up their stories and tell me how "that was the best thing they have ever done" for themselves. There is something very powerful about sharing our true authentic self with others! I am blessed to be able to provide a space where my guest can experience this.

Ok, back to Laganja! She starts her story off by telling us about the boy who started it all, little Jay. From sports to ballet as a young kid, to preforming drag professionally, releasing new music this year, stepping away from all things Drag Race, and struggling with alcoholism, Jay, or, Laganja is a force to be reckoned with!

Sep 6, 2019

This morning I woke up to something pretty amazing. LGBT Stories has officially passed 100,000 downloads across iTunes, Spotify, and the other podcast platforms out there.

December will be 2 years that I’ve been producing this show, there have been ups and downs, I’ve questioned a lot, and tried to “do the most viable thing” for the show at times. However, there is one thing that this journey has taught me, always go back home. Any time I’ve wondered what direction I should go in regards to the show I’ve always reminded myself to BE AUTHENTIC, just like I set out to do from the very beginning. It’s awesome how that’s never steered me wrong. I’m very happy with this success and I am looking forward to our new “First Kiss Friday” segment of the show (those details are to come), as well as the all-around growth that’s currently happening with all things LGBT Stories! So... cheers to 100k, and time to go grab 200k! Thank you, everyone, who listens, literally can’t do this without your ears.

Sep 6, 2019

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When I met Amir I wasn’t ready for what he was about to give me. Honestly, I don’t know that I could have possibly prepared myself for it.

He is someone who lives without an oz of shame or regret. He is completely unapologetic for who he is, in fact, unapologetic for who or what the LGBTQ+ community is, and loves that about himself. And if I do dare to say it, he’s very easy on the eyes too! He is a fighter for the underdog, and will not stand for body shaming for any reason. We need more of that in our community. If you look at Amir’s Instagram bio I think it sums him up just perfectly, Amir Yassai is a “Human Unicorn”.

 

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Sep 6, 2019

Hi everyone! Thanks for tuning in again! I thought I would post a quick blurb to tell yall about something I am very excited about! I’ve been working on this for a few months now with the team here at LGBT Stories and we can now finally share it with you!

If you follow us on social media you’ve probably already noticed, but… LGBT Stories officially has an online merch store!

When deciding what we would offer in the store I wasn’t 100% sure what direction I wanted to go. Do we sell merch that is over the top loud with pride or merch that is more soft and modern? So, I took a step back and did what I do whenever I have a question about what I should do with LGBT Stories.

I thought about what I would have done, on day one. So, with that, we went with a more soft and modern approach. Yes, everything is prideful, don't worry. However, I chose designs that are less gaudy and more elegant. Hopefully, it comes through that way when you’re shopping!

Since its a grand opening, of course, we’ve gotta offer a grand opening special, right! So… we are currently offering 25% your entire order from today until the end of the month! Yes, 25% off everything in your order!

Just simply use the promo code “GRANDOPENING” at checkout. And it gets better. Much better!

You’ll also receive free shipping on everything! Pretty amazing huh! So, head over to www.ourlgbtstories.shop and shop your little heart out!

Then there is one last thing. I personally believe that we are called to give back, and; to give back... a lot. Every month we will be donating 5% of all profits from our store to a different LGBTQ non-profit. But, LGBT Stories is a community, and I am not the only person that makes up that community… so, at the start of the month, I will be posting in our private facebook group 3 different charities that we can donate to at the end of the month. It’ll be posted as a poll, this way we can all vote on where the money gets donated! Pretty interactive right!

Look, this is about all of us and I always want you to remember that! If you haven’t joined our facebook group yet just go to facebook.com/groups/lgbtstories and click “Join”.

 

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