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Oct 30, 2019

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Kevin Gerdes shares his story in this new segment of LGBT Stories called, "Me."

In the last episode of "Me." I left off talking a bit about LGBT Stories. Specifically, I was sharing the fears I experienced as I was gearing up to begin launching episodes. It was just new for me to start taking a public stance on my gayness. All my life, even well into my coming out years, being gay was always something I had been able to address or not. So as the idea of LGBT Stories grew bigger and bigger, I knew that I was running into a place where, once this began, there isn't much turning back. What I am about to embark on is going to be big and is going to be very public.

Boy, was I right? Today LGBT Stories has over 120k downloads; it streams on iTunes Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher Radio, Podbean, iHeart Radio, Downcast, Luminary, and so many more platforms that I can't list them all. All over the world, on every continent, people are listening to this podcast. Who would have known that some kid from little old Pasadena, Maryland, would have been able to create something like LGBT Stories, and it'd impact so many people's lives? I would be lying if I said I didn't always have big dreams in life. If I said, I hadn't always wanted to see my name in lights or entertain masses of people. I have. When I was an early teen, I can remember that I would pretend to perform for all the posters on my walls. I would put on big concerts in my room, imagining that the celebrities in the posters were people who came to see me singing my latest tracks. And as I was there pretending, every time I would just escape to a place where I would see all their faces light up in the joy of the experience I was able to provide to them - my concert. So the desire to impact people's lives in a real positive way has always been there for me.

But right now, I want to return back to my life after high school. After I graduated, I didn't really have much going on. In Pennsylvania, my mom had been building a new home, and it would be ready in about a year - we were moving. Needless to say, I was not interested in this one bit. I just finished high school, and all I wanted to do was experience this time of my life with my friends. And I had a new set of friends from my church at the time of only like 2 years, I wasn't ready to leave all that. I thought of this great idea to ask my best friend at the time if he was cool if I moved in with him and his father. Of course, he was down, so the next thing was for us to speak with his dad. And that's what we did. Mr. Steve was okay with it, and before I knew it, I was out of my mom's house and living with my bestie (who I totally had a crush on) and his very Christian father.

By now, I am 19 years old, out of the closest, and living in Maryland, starting life as an "adult." It would only be about 6 months before I found myself heading to Pennsylvania with my car packed with all my belongings to move back in with my mom. You guessed it, things didn't end well with my friend's very Christian father and the fact that I am gay.

Here's where things start to get a bit crazy. Little did I know that the reason Mr. Steve agreed to let me live with them was so that I can be converted back to heterosexuality (as if there was anything to convert BACK to, bitch I was born this way). I remember having a conversation with him that if I wanted to live with him and his son that I had to take what my church called, "Self-confrontation classes". This was a weekly class that was designed to help the student confront their sins in life and change their ways.

Look, I was 19 years old, I just had a very scary coming out experience, and my ex-girlfriend had told everyone at our very right-wing church that I am gay. Being as impressionable as I am, and looking for someone to tell me that it's all going to be okay, I agreed to go to the classes. Every week I would show up to my church in Bowie, Maryland and attend these classes with a group of people all there looking to cure their sinful habits. I won't lie, I thought I was doing the right thing. I thought this is what was going to help me in life. Meanwhile, my church (a place where I had been a regular member of, was baptized at, and where sang on the worship team) had told me that I could no longer speak with any of the youth at the church and that I was only allowed to associate with the kids in the college-level classes. They basically pushed me out as much as they could without kicking me out. And even then, no one wanted anything to do with me. I was the openly gay kid coming to church every week. If you only knew how much the stares burned holes into me as I walked down the halls.

After some time I just couldn't take any of it anymore. I went home and sat down with Mr. Steve. I told him that the self-confrontation classes are not something I was willing to do anymore, that it just didn't seem right to me. His reply - "Well, if you're not going to go to the classes, then you can not live here anymore." It hurt. Here was this guy I had built such a great friendship with, almost a father figure in my life, just kicking me out. About a week later, I was heading to Pennsylvania. Goodbye Maryland, goodbye Faith Community Church, goodbye highschool friends, goodbye everything that I knew of who I was.

This would begin the next big chapter of my life. From here I go back to Pennsylvania, then to Florida, Indiana, and then Hollywood. But more of that, next week.

 

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INTRO/OUTRO SONG: "4 Letters"

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Oct 29, 2019

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Michael Vaccaro

Sometimes life can feel so lonely and as though no one "gets you." It's times like this when life feels like it's out to get you. Like it has this unbeatable doom for you to be alone FOREVER. I've experienced that feeling before. It's very uncomfortable to go through.

Some people are able to hold a pocket of hope in their mind's eye. A small yet not insignificant bit of fantasy that something, somewhere, someday is waiting on you to arrive to it. And when you do, everything makes sense.

Michael Vaccaro came across a poem once, and never let it go. Till this day, he carries that poem in his pocket. Today you're going to hear a story of how two men were connected years before ever meeting or knowing each other existed all because of a simple poem. The natural wonder that Michael had led him to hold onto this poem year after year after year. Then one day, he meets its author. What unfolds from there is pure beauty. This is a story that is bound to move you. It will most likely tug your heartstrings.

Before Michael ever met his husband, its as though he was emotionally protected by him - having this poem to put hope in. And after his husband left, he continued leaving blessings in Michael's life. Giving him the gift of awareness of what life is all about: something more, something more significant than the physical.

I hope you enjoy today's story.

It's important to note that Michael Vaccaro permitted me to use his story in today's episode. The audio used today was initially sourced from a video I came across on facebook called "That Moment Death Becomes Less Scary" and was produced by "Soul Pancake." LGBT Stories is not the original producer of this audio and own none of the rights to it. It's simply a beautiful story that I knew I wanted to share with you all here. Enjoy!

 

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Oct 25, 2019

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HANNAH ROBERTS 

Hannah is a heterosexual woman, and she is sharing her first kiss story on the show today! Some of you might ask why she is doing this. Or why we have a straight person on this show? Well, "LGBT Stories" is all about inclusion and sharing everyday experiences in hopes of unity two communities - the LGBTQ community and the heterosexual community.
 
We feel that by bringing on straight people to the show from time to time that it'll help display our commonalities. I mean, we all cry, laugh, experience hardships, and joy, right? Well, why not talk about this all with everyone?
 
Rather than preaching inclusion, we are walking the talk!
 

 

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Oct 23, 2019

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Finding My Inner Self - James Lucas

 

Today's guest is someone I've known for I'd say somewhere around 3 years now. His name is James Lucas, and he and I are actually roommates.

When I first met James, he had been sharing with me and a few mutual friends different stories of his life and some of the struggles that he had been experiencing. I couldn't help but more personally introduce myself to him, as we seemed to have a lot in common. I can remember just being there to let him know that if he wanted some support, it was here for him. That was the start of a beautiful friendship.

I have wanted James to share his story on the show for a few years now; however, the timing for him just hadn't been right. And now, finally, my friend is opening up with you all his incredible story.

James tells us what it was like growing up gay on a British island, what it felt like when his father passed away when James was in his early 20's, and how hiding from the world in the safety of his childish home negatively impacted his ability to open up intimately, later in life. Well - until now, that is. Today you'll see how put-together James has become and how he is thriving - allowing himself to try new things and address the reasons why he lived in so much isolation growing up.

James is someone that I know loves being of service to others in need and sees the value of a Friday evening at home watching Netflix with his beautiful dog. If you ask me, he has done an incredible job balancing his natural tendency to retreat with the part of his heart that loves supporting others - in whatever way he can.

 

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Oct 18, 2019

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JOE FILIPPONE 

Today Joe is sharing his FKF story with us, and whoa did this one get me going! Joe is a storyteller for sure! I'm going to note now that this episode is a bit racy. If you're not 18+, this is going to be an episode that I ask that you please skip over this episode.

However, if you're not under 18, then strap on your seatbelt or hold onto something tight and bolted down because Joe is graphic!

He starts his story by talking about how he'd had sex with people before ever kissing anyone and how the two never seemed to go hand in hand — honestly, I related. There have been times that I had sex with someone and kissing just wasn't on the table. There is something so intimate about kissing that I tend to reserve for someone there is a deep connection to. Odd how sex gets so thrown around, yet kissing doesn't... but that is a story for another day — something that I'll most likely get talking about on a Wednesday, "Me." episode.

Joe does an excellent job sharing the experience of his first kiss. It was passionate and thrilling. Honestly, he makes me somewhat jealous!

This is a fun episode. I hope you enjoy it and that your weekends all are fabulous!

 

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Oct 16, 2019

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Kevin Gerdes shares his story in this new segment of LGBT Stories called, "Me."

This isn't easy.

I'm about to go on a journey opening myself up to the world. Y'all know parts of me, but not everything.

I've tried to sneak in parts of me when narrating episodes of other's stories but not too much. It hasn't been about me. Honestly, I'm not sure where to even begin. But here goes nothing. This is "Me."

My name is Kevin, I am 33 years old, and I live in Los Angeles. My life has been nothing short of excitement (good or bad) from the moment I was conceived. I was having a conversation years ago with my mom about my life, and she mentioned to me that she always worried about me and what kind of life I would have. She said that she found out about my father's infidelity when she was pregnant with me. Can you imagine the impact that daily anxiety would have on a child being formed in the womb? If I am any indication, I'll say this... I fit the bill of a Gemini just perfectly. Then to make matters worse, I was born with my umbilical cord wrapped around my neck. Things just didn't seem to be in my favor from the beginning.

I have 3 brothers. Two older and one younger. I grew up in a small city in Maryland called "Pasadena." I asked a high school friend of mine many years ago why they have never moved from Pasadena; his response was, "I was born in Pasadena, I was raised in Pasadena, and I will die in Pasadena." Maryland is odd, its got a weird East Coast mentality mixed in with a southern's heart.

I grew up never being black enough for the black people, not white, so I didn't fit in with the white kids, and generally, everyone thought I was Pakistani - and that's just not the case.

I also had a family of cousin's which consisted of 3 more boys, all just as much of a force as we were. Growing up, I would literally get stopped and asked, "Hey, you're one of those Gerdes brothers, aren't you?" Or, when I went to high school - 9th grade, I got there, and one of my teachers on DAY ONE says to me, "I taught your bothers Jay and Phil, nice to meet you." There was an odd tension in that conversation. Like, I just knew I had big shoes to fill. I could not go anywhere, ever, and have any sort of anonymity from my brothers. I wonder how many of you can relate to this?

And then, there was the fact that I was gay. Gay in Pasadena, Maryland. NOT. FUN. Not fun at all. Honestly, I didn't know what the hell jerking off was until I was in 8th grade, let alone why I was feeling the ways I was feeling about other boys in school. All I ever heard was how wrong, and disgusting being gay was. I remember the first time someone asked me if I was gay. I was in 8th grade. His name was Josh. He walked up to me at George Fox Middle School, I was walking past the library, and he says... "Kevin, I have a question... everyone keeps talking about it, are you gay?". I immediately reply, "No! What are you talking about". He looked at me and said, "Ok" and walked off. 

It was here that my entire life changed. The moment he walked away, my eyes looked directly to his ass, and they thoroughly enjoyed the sight. I said to myself, "Shit Kevin, you are gay." It was as though someone gave me permission to know something fundamental about myself. Needless to say, I was not ready to shout from the hallways, my newfound identity. I keep that shit under lock and key. I didn't even want to admit it to myself.

It was after this that I began taking to the internet to search for answers and thrills. But more of that, next week. Imagine I'm winking there.

I did mention in last week's episode that I was going to talk about how LGBT Stories came about in this week's episode. The more I got to thinking about things, I realized that its best to stay focused on telling my story as it happened. What I will say is that LGBT Stories is not the first show I've produced. I did have a podcast called "The Real Life Show" first. It was a great show, but it wasn't the right time, or narrow enough. After struggling with so outwardly advocating for the LGBT community through a new show i.e., this one, I decided to launch LGBT Stories. Annnnnd, that's all you're getting.

I hope that this segment of the show is enjoyable to you. It's new for me to share so many things like this with you. Still, I believe as my story unfolds, not only will it allow you all to get to finally know me better, but it'll also help people around the world struggling with their sexual identity.

 

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INTRO/OUTRO SONG: "4 Letters"

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Oct 16, 2019

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Coming out to your friends and family is never really that amazing of a thing. It's exhausting and oftentimes terrifying. If you're lucky, you were raised in a family that expressed emotions and create space for you to be just as you are, which made it easy for you to "come out."  If that was you, damn, I am happy for you! However, for many others, that was not their experience. For some who haven't come out yet, they continue to operate in a space where they fear the worse.
 
Today's guest is Rick. Rick's coming out experience was pretty pleasant and "easy." He is going to share with you what it was like for him to tell his family that he is gay and how that lead him on a path to writing his book, "Rainbow Relatives - Real World Stories and Advice on How To Talk to Kids about LGBTQ+ Families and Friends."
 
Talking to children about this topic is essential. I think that parents need to educate themselves more on the LGBTQ community. Your kids, whether you like it or not, are going to interact with LGBTQ people throughout their lives. Many of your children are going to most likely, at some point, come out at LGBTQ in their lifetime. Why not get in front of it sooner? If you could normalize and make this life at all easier for your children, would you not do that?
 
It's time to start having conversations with children about sexuality and gender far sooner than we are. There is so much evidence that kids are aware of their sexuality much sooner than we begin educating them on the subject. We all know that by the time we are talking about it with them, it's too late. The damage is often already done. And this is why I think books like Rick's are so important.

 The author is also the writer and producer of the film Walk A Mile In My Pradas, starring Tom Arnold, Dee Wallace, and Bruce Vilanch and it is on Amazon Prime at http://tinyurl.com/gnwsehl

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Oct 11, 2019

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Happy National Coming Out Day (NCOD)! To everyone who took the leap of faith and came out, congratulations to you! Today you did something courageous and exciting. Proclaiming who you love may it be someone specific that you're revealing or gender in general, I am proud of you!

For those of you who are not coming out today, I am also proud of you. Making a decision for yourself to stay closeted is also a huge decision to make. We might not know your reasons for it, but I chose to believe that you have very valid ones. I want to make sure that you know that there is space for you in this world to operate and be as unseen or low-key as you would like to be. When so many people today are waving the pride flag bright and high in the sky, there can be a lot of pressure to come out of the closet before you're actually ready. Not giving in to peer pressure, or the influence of society to do that is commendable and equally as courageous. I hope you know this too. Knowing who you are inside, even if only to yourself, is also a really great gift to yourself.

While today is Friday and we usually have a First Kiss Friday story for you, it's also NCOD. I felt it special to share someones coming out story with you all today! That is where my dear friend Whitney Easton comes into light. Whitney and I are very close friends. We talk just about every day of the week. She is one of the people in my life that I can call in tears, or full of laughs - she holds space for each for me. Having friends that offer this in the relationship is invaluable, I encourage you all to find that. Whitney is a Los Angeles based writer. She founded Wisdom With Whit, her freelance writing business where she writes about life, wellness, wholeness, and now, coming out of the closet in her 30s.

One thing that brought Whitney and me together the most I would have to say is that we are both LGBTQ Christians. What's that mean? Well, it's straightforward. We both identify as LGBTQ, and we are both Christians.

Here's the thing, though; when she and I met, she wasn't out at the time. I just knew that I had a friend who was a Christian and accepted me just as I was. Gay as ever... and I love God. I hadn't had any idea that this relationship I was benefiting from was also providing support for Whitney. I had merely been being myself, my vulnerable, authentic self. Isn't it amazing what is being woven together as we allow ourselves to be seen by others? Something takes place without us controlling the ship. The waves of life just do their thing.

As I said, Whitney is a writer, and recently came out to a few friends of hers (myself obvi included). She hadn't officially posted anything online or made any public statement about it until yesterday. That's when her article "I'm an LGBTQ Christian and I'm Ready to Start Talking" was released on the popular website "Medium." A subsidiary of Medium, "Our Human Family," commissioned her to write the piece. And my God, did she do the damn thing! This article is amazing! She speaks about her frustrations around the intersection of homosexuality and Christianity (something that often comes up on our show). What really moved me was where Whitney end's on her current relationship with God. And that, I will give you the gift of hearing for yourself.

 

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Oct 9, 2019

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Welcome to "Me." LGBT Stories is made of up many stories from around the world. In the center of it, at its core, is my authenticity. "Me." is a segment of LGBT Stories where I share who I am, why I am, and how I think with the audience. Those that know me personally know that I am a deep thinker and that I have a lot to share with the world. And now, that's what I'm beginning to do.

As our show comes up on 3 years of running episodes, I have still never let the audience know much about who I am - Kevin. To be brutally honest, it's been intentional. I haven't wanted to get too deep into who I am for a few reasons; with fear and holding space for others in the LGBTQ community to have room to share their stories at the top of this list. As the show grows and I continue to evolve as a person, I am more confident in who I am and how I want to show up in the world. So, here I go. Once a week, on Wednesdays, I'm sharing Kevin with the world.

This is only the introduction, next week, let's get deeper into what got me to LGBT Stories in the first place.

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Song: "4 Letters"

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Oct 8, 2019

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If you live in almost any major US city I am almost certain that you've seen many people zipping around the streets on electric scooters. Even electric bikes and skateboards are becoming more of a "thing". If you saw my Instagram post a few weeks ago you may have seen the post of myself and Karamo Brown from Queer Eye. And then if you read the caption, you'd see that I don't have a car (well, at the time I didn't have a car, I do now, but that's not important to the story).

Living without a car in Los Angeles is not ideal, the transit system is anything but robust and glamorous. So as the rise of electric scooters took off, I naturally was a big fan. In fact, I needed to figure out how I could get one of these bad boys for myself! I started digging around the internet and thank you IG ads, I came across, Boosted Boards!

Boosted Boards flagship product is that electric skateboard that you see all over town (at least here in LA). Well, they also now make whats they call the Boosted Rev, an electric scooter! When I was watching videos on their website and YouTube trying to get a good sense of this machine I was blown away. This truly is a beast. The thing has 3 modes and a top speed of 25mph. I have yet to find a scooter that gives you that much speed.

So I'm digging and digging, mining the internet and keep coming back to the Boosted Rev. So finally, I end up on a call with their marketing team. Because only naturally, right? Full disclosure, I got the Boosted Rev. and I'm glad that I did! Yes, it's an awesome machine, but honestly, it's more about the team behind the scooter. I'm talking about the team at Boosted Boards. This is where I met Bobby. Bobby on the marketing team as Boosted Boards. When we started talking I was very candid with him letting him know who I was (i.e LGBT Stories) and that Boosted's web presence doesn't show one much of inclusion within the LGBTQ community. There was nothing that stood out that would make any LGBTQ kid who has that same "skater vibe" that Boosted does, feel personally connected to the company. He laughed when I said this, and then proceeded to tell me about how LGBTQ friendly the office. That was reassuring. That's when he told me that he was actually gay and a perfect example of how inclusive they are as a company. So this brings us to today's story.

Bobby Dunn is going to share his LGBT Story with us all! I hope that this story reaches all the young skater boy kids out there that might be listening today. Growing up in America can often feel as though we have to conform to a specific group of people. A specific style or vibe. Well, what if we didn't? What if we could just show up to our peers, just the way we are and say, Hey, this is me. Like me or not, your call. But I'll be over here skating.

 

 

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Oct 4, 2019

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Oct 2, 2019

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In today's episode, our guests Steven & Lorevic share their journey going through the adoption process. They discuss what it was like when they first met and how at times the talk of children created some discomfort in their relationship. However, in the end, I think you'll see that it all worked out beautifully.

 

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Oct 1, 2019

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This month's donation... lets vote! For those of you that don't know. On the first of every month, we vote for an LGBTQ org to send 5% of all profits made from our online merch to.

From AmBi.org's website:
www.ambi.org


"We believe that social progress begins with community. Only by building and maintaining a vibrant and visible bisexual community can we make real progress on social issues that matter to bi people. In that spirit, amBi is a network of communities, made up of groups in different cities. Through our chapters, you can attend events, enjoy fun activities, and meet bi friendly people in your area. This website and our Facebook group will help you connect with a larger bi community as well. Through amBi, you will also have the opportunity to interact with members in other parts of the world - all in a welcoming environment."

From Los Angeles LGBT Center's Website:
www.lalgbtcenter.org


"Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center's nearly 700 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. Despite our size, scope, and determination to meet the growing demand for our services, we remain a lean, fiscally disciplined organization, earning a four-star Charity Navigator rating for six consecutive years. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world, a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society."

 

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