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LGBT Stories is a podcast that aims to illuminate the intimate lives of LGBTQ people from around the world as a way to light a path toward acceptance among all people.

We believe that the best way to instill compassion in the anti-LGBT community is by helping all people relate to the experiences of the LGBTQ community. Over time we hope to help these all people not only to accept LGBTQ people as a community but as individual humans, just as we all are, ourselves. It is only from that point that our society can move forward as a fully integrated and united force.

LGBT Stories presents real stories of LGBTQ people with the purpose of creating opportunities for those who are less accepting of the community to relate to our guests as their fellow humans, recognize when past judgments about LGBT people have been unfair or inaccurate, and better understand the community as a whole. The podcast also creates a community for people who identify as LGBTQ to commune as one - crafting friendships and allies with each other.

These stories document the struggles, questions, triumphs, and epiphanies that real LGBTQ people face as they explore their true identities in relation to the public, their friends and families, and their own inner realities. This includes not only our guests' decisions to come out but -- even more importantly -- what life is like for them every day.

At the core of LGBT Stories is the belief that understanding others not only facilitates acceptance but goes even further by allowing us to identify with each other's views, emotions, and beliefs and, in the end, become truly united.

Dec 25, 2019

This episode is dedicated to everyone out there who feels alone and scared today, or during this holiday season. A short episode from our host, Kevin Gerdes, letting you know that you're not alone.

If you would like to donate to LGBT Stories you can do so at www.ourlgbtstories.com and then click donate in the menu...


Dec 23, 2019

Today’s episode is called King of Stars and it features a man names, Ryan Heller. You may know that Ryan is the designer of our logo, but he also told his story on the show year ago. It’s a long, two-part episode and I am so excited to reshape it with you all. Part one is here today, and part two will be released...


Dec 16, 2019

Today’s episode is called King of Stars and it features a man names, Ryan Heller. You may know that Ryan is the designer of our logo, but he also told his story on the show year ago. It’s a long, two-part episode and I am so excited to reshape it with you all. Part one is here today, and part two will be released...


Dec 10, 2019

bit.ly/lgbtstoriessurvey

We are surveying the LGBT Stories community to help us get a better idea of who listens to the show. Every time we have asked for this community to come together for good, you all deliver! I am excited to see just how diverse this community is!

Please visit bit.ly/lgbtstoriessurvey now to make...


Dec 10, 2019

Today's episode is about a man named Ronnie Mugisha. He is an openly gay man. He shares his story about what it was like growing up gay in Uganda. This episode has always been one of the episodes that I (Kevin Gerdes - host) have raved about when telling people about LGBT Stories. Ronnie talks about fighting to stay...