#ILoveGay TodayJan 22, 2023
#ILoveGay Today - Calan Breckon: SEO Specialist & Consultant
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Calan Breckon, an SEO specialist & consultant based out of Toronto, Canada. Join us as we chat about his work helping companies large and small navigate and maintain a successful online business using search engine optimization tactics. We also chat about how important relationships are in business, and how he develops those relationships through organizations such as the CGLCC, the NGLCC and QueerTech, to name a few. He also stays in front of his client base online via his Business Gay Podcast series, interviewing a variety of LGBTQ+ business entrepreneurs and leaders.
#ILoveGay Today - Justin Ayars: equalityMD
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Justin Ayars, CEO & Co-Founder of equalityMD. Join us as we chat about Justin's start as a lawyer in the world of health, and how he went from the legal world to the LGBTQ+ media and business world, and how that background and experience led him to develop and launch equalityMD. equalityMD started as a telehealth platform that helped LGBTQ patients connect with doctors, and has since evolved, with the help of the Cedar Sinai Accelerator program, into a platform that helps companies provide LGBTQ-specific health benefits to employees.
#ILoveGay Today - Scott Clover - Intuitive
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Scott Clover from New York, where we chat about his work in the world of Intuitive Guidance, and his practice "Coming Out Intuitive: A Journey of Self Acceptance". Join us as we chat about his work with clients to help them along their journey of acceptance with their own powers of intuition. We also chat about his thoughts and work with the LGBTQ+ community, where Scott enlightens us on his thoughts on Pride, and perhaps the next level up from Pride... Self Esteem.
Scott Clover is an Intuitive Energy Guide & Host of "The Intuitive Energy Podcast". He helps people connect to their own energy and intuition so they can learn to heal themselves. He is a certified practitioner of Focalizing, a somatic-based technology for changing your body's energy patterns for areas such as trauma relief, anxiety, and positive creative uses. Scott has been in private practice for 10 years, with many testimonials that describe several areas where people have received positive benefits as a result of working together. Scott is based in New York City and is available for client sessions via phone internationally.
#ILoveGay Today - E. Robert Dunn: Author, Play & Screenwriter, Actor
#ILoveGay Today meets up with E. Robert Dunn, author, playwright, screenwriter & actor. Join us as we chat about his start in film as a spec writer for the original 1970's Battlestar Galactica series. From those beginnings, he has since relaunched a 14-book science fiction series, Echelon's End, originally published in 1997. We chat about his inspiration, as well as a friend who also became a professional colleague, helping him to bring this series back, market it and get it out there at book festivals and various fandom "Con" events around the US.
#ILoveGay Today - Tammi Wallace: Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Tammi Wallace, Co-Founder and President & CEO of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Join us as we chat about her start with the chamber, culminating in their recent NGLCC Rising Star Affiliate Chamber Award win. We also chat about Tammi's business life with EnFocus Strategies and EnFocus Group, both focusing on the power of LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion in business, public affairs and governmental relations. Tammi also tells us about her move to Houston when she was a teenager, and how that decision has helped mold the trajectory of her life ever since.
#ILoveGay Today - Chris Stanley
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Chris Stanley, famous for his gay street interviews at various LGBTQ+ events around the country. Join us as we chat about his interviews, his gay collabs in NYC, PTown and LA, and his travel vlogs. Chris is famous for such "on the street" interview questions such as "bears or twinks", "cuddling or hookups" and more. We also explore his goals for 2024, including hosting a televised or streaming series or show.
#ILoveGay Today - Tub Talks with Damon
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Damon Jacobs, a New York-based licensed marriage and family therapist and HIV prevention specialist who focuses his work on health, love, social justice and pleasure. He has also created this amazing online video series, "Tub Talks with Damon", where he interviews a wide variety of gay men from his bathtub! Join us as we chat about his video series, as well as his public speaking and writing about topics related to LGBTQ+ health, including PrEP. We also chat about his "50 Lessons of 50" - power, purpose, pleasure in gay aging.
#ILoveGay Today - Saskhia Menendez
As part of International Transgender Awareness Week, #ILoveGay Today meets up with Saskhia Menendez from London. Saskhia is an Award Winning Equality & Diversity Ambassador, Researcher, Public Speaker, Artist, Mentor, & Social Change Activist. We chat about Saskhia's work in bringing more public awareness to transgender issues in the UK, leveraging her 10+ years of work in the music industry to help diversify both the world of music and the world at large.
#ILoveGay Today - Zeke Stokes
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Zeke Stokes of ZS Strategies based out of Nashville, TN. Join us as we chat about Zeke's work for SLDN, Media Matters for America, and more recently, as Chief Programs Officer for GLAAD in New York. In 2019, Zeke left GLAAD to start his own agency, bringing GLAAD along as his first client. He has since expanded into becoming a part of The Change Agencies and continues to grow in his marketing and advocacy work for clients ranging from politics to music.
#ILoveGay Today - Juan Vargas: Miles Partnership
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Juan F. Vargas, DEI Account Director for Miles Partnership, based out of Dallas, TX. We chat first about what Miles Partnership is all about, and how their work in DEI fits in with their business model. Along with Carla Vaca Pinacho and Melissa Cherry, Juan has been quite active attending a variety of DEI-focused events over the past month (where we've crossed paths a few times), including Tourism Diversity Matters, IGLTA Convention in Puerto Rico and the iconic Black Tie Dinner in Dallas.
#ILoveGay Today - Dana Rudolph: Mombian
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Dana Rudolph, founder of Mombian, a lifestyle site for lesbian moms and other LGBTQ parents. Founded 2005, Dana, a two-time GLAAD Media Award Winner for "Outstanding Blog" (2012 and 2023), tells us about how she got started with her blog, and how it's developed and grown over the years, with social media playing an ever more important role along the way. We also learn more about the Mombian Database of LGBTQ Family Books, with over 1400+ books in its database and growing.
#ILoveGay Today - Jorge Gallegos: IAmManchic
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Jorge Gallegos of ManChic.Gay and IAmManchic.com, our favorite Queer Latinx Content Creator, Digital Marketing Specialist, DJ and Travel Vlogger based out of Dallas. Join us as we chat about how he got started in all of this, including his more recent work with dot.gay, as well as a few pride festivals this year, including NYC and Portland, Oregon. We also chat about his growing up in Mexico, his time living in NYC and then his return to Texas, where he's made Dallas his home. From Dallas, he's begun to express more of his own sense of style, while becoming more sex-positive in his posts as well.
#ILoveGay Today - Kaelan Strouse: Ecstatic Self
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Kaelan Strouse of Ecstatic Self, based in Washington, DC. Join us as we chat about Kaelan's work as an author, spirituality coach, yoga instructor and more. His book, Journey to the Ecstatic Self, is a workbook for settling into your integral, spiritual truth. His website and business, Ecstatic Self, is a place where Kaelan explores sexuality, spirituality, sex, authenticity and belonging with his clients. We also chat about his upcoming Winter Spiritual Retreat, Feb 19-24, 2024, in Vermont.
#ILoveGay Today - Ben Stokes: Chasing Rainbows
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Ben Stokes, founding partner of Chasing Rainbows, an LGBTQ+-led and focused VC firm. Join us as we chat about how Ben got started in the world of venture capital, and how he identified a strong need for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and small business professionals to have access to early stage, start-up capital.
#ILoveGay Today - Matteo Ceurvels
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Matteo Ceurvels, both Principal Analyst, Latin America & Spain for eMarketer & a contributing journalist to eMarketer's Digital Trends. We chat about his work and how he got started in this industry, as well as his speaking opportunities at global events such as Advertising Week LATAM in Mexico City recently.
#ILoveGay Today - LGBTQ Summit at the League of Municipalities
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Gus Penaranda, Executive Director of the NJ Pride Chamber of Commerce, and Brielle Winslow-Majette, Deputy Director of Garden State Equality, where we talk about their upcoming LGBTQ Summit at the League of Municipalities on Nov 14 in Atlantic City, NJ. We chat about the history of this summit, now in its 2nd year, and the outsized role both of these organizations have played in taking the lead to bring this summit and its critical conversations on LGBTQ+ advocacy, business, education & sports to the forefront here in New Jersey.
#ILoveGay Today - Timur Tugberk: Designing the District
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Timur Tugberk, influencer-publicist-marketer and founder of Designing the District based in Miami. Join us we chat about his start in 2005 with events, interiors and media in Washington, DC, and how he has evolved over the years to where he's at today, a connector and a socialite! His true interests lie in interior design, art history and fashion, which forms a strong part of his client base. Working with his clients, he often partners with other entrepreneurial marketing folks along the way to help his clients achieve the success he is well known for now amongst brands large and small.
#ILoveGay Today - Leo Cusimano: Dallas Voice
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Leo Cusimano, publisher of The Dallas Voice. Join us as we chat about the evolution of The Dallas Voice from its original print publication to the true multimedia company it is today. We discuss the various social media platforms they are active on, including their continued expansion into video. We also chat about their News Is Out collaboration and the upcoming Press Forward local media grant opportunities coming soon. Lastly, we touch on how The Dallas Voice has adapted in a world where LGBTQ+ content is now more available via mainstream media, as well as influencers, content creators and even individuals posting local event and business information via their social media platforms.
#ILoveGay Today - Joe Bilancio: OUTshine Film Festival
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Joe Bilancio, director of programming for the OUTshine Film Festival, with their festival coming up Oct 19-29, 2023 in Fort Lauderdale. We chat with Joe about some of the upcoming films, including The Mattachine Family, All Of Us Strangers and Chasing Chasing Amy, just to name a few. We also chat about some of their community and "fest" events outside of the film festival, as well as their OUTshine AfterDark programming for their late-night crowd.
#ILoveGay Today - Victor Yates
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Victor Yates, a Lambda Literary winner, novelist, journalist, poet & social media manager. Join us as we chat about his successful YouTube channel dedicated to LGBTQ+ film, with an emphasis on elevating and amplifying queer filmmakers of color along the way.
#ILoveGay Today - Dr. Matt R. Salmon: PridenPrejudice.com
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Dr. Matt R. Salmon, author of the upcoming book, Pride n Prejudice. Coming out next spring, Pride n Prejudice seeks to explore the intersection between religion, Republican politics and diversity, and how we should come together, find common ground, and celebrate our differences. As a queer, autistic kid growing up in a Republican, Mormon household, this book taps into Matt's life experiences and history, describing his process of working with his family as they evolved from intolerance of others' differences to embracing diversity in all of its forms. It marries his personal and professional experience to highlight the harms of marginalizing diversity and call for a move to celebrate it.
#ILoveGay Today - Amazin LêThị 🏳️🌈 #LetKidsPlay 🏳️⚧️
#ILoveGay Today meets up with return guest Amazin LêThị, where we talk about her ongoing work in elevating LGBTQ+ representation in sports, including the lack of Asian representation with groups and organizations including FIFA and the recent World Cup. Amazin is part of the upcoming 2023 LGBTQ Institute Business Forum, with their theme of "Growing our Commitment to LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Current Political Landscape" coming Oct 10, 2023 in Atlanta.
#ILoveGay Today - David Cruz: FruitLoots.com
#ILoveGay Today meets up with David Cruz, co-founder of FruitLoots.com based out of West Hollywood, CA. Join us as we learn about how FruitLoots was born out of the pandemic, and just a few virtual happy hours, to become an amazing small business sourcing its products primarily from LGBTQ+ vendors. They've created a variety of curated gift boxes, including gift boxes with homemade candles, that are uniquely designed for a discerning LGBTQ+ audience, along with a little "wink factor" along the way.
#ILoveGay Today - Sev7en Taylor: new album "THE QLIPHOTH"
#ILoveGay Today meets up with return guest Sev7en Taylor, where we chat about his new album, "THE QLIPHOTH", debuting Sept 27, 2023. This album details 3 years of experience... from heartbreak, self love, finding self through challenges and taking his music & art to another level. In the same vein of spreading spiritual knowledge about the "Tree Of Life", and its polar opposite, "Qliphoth", which is about a lot of different collective consciousness.
#ILoveGay Today - Spencer Hoddeson: Gay Water
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Spencer Hoddeson, founder of Gay Water. We chat about what inspired Spencer to start Gay Water (vodka & soda for those who wonder), and how his experience in corporate branding, as well as building up a social media following during COVID, allowed him to expand his talents into the world of entrepreneurship with the recent launch of Gay Water, now available in most states here in the US.
#ILoveGay Today - Peter DeWitt: GayWellness.com
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Peter DeWitt, founder of GayWellness.com based out of Los Angeles. We chat about the growth of his website, along with its comprehensive database of listings. It's also nice to see Peter both partnering with other LGBTQ+ organizations that have a health & wellness angle to them, as well as attending some of the various LGBTQ+ health & wellness events happening across the country, including the Big Gay Sunday in LA.
#ILoveGay Today - Aaron Goldenberg: The Mean Gays
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Aaron Goldenberg, creator of "The Mean Gays" videos, the latest gay sensation taking the Internet by storm! Raised in Miami, but now based in Atlanta, Aaron tells us about how he and his frequent collaborator Jake Jonez connected, and how the idea for "The Mean Gays" came about. Now famous for shining a light and putting a mirror in front of the good & bad of gay culture, I think the bloopers reel they recently put out strikes a great balance in letting us in behind the scenes, to see that both Aaron and Jake are having a ton of fun with this new-found parody on gay life.
We also chat about some of Aaron's previous work, as this is not his first time at the video content creation rodeo. Aaron has quite a history, including his acting role as Percy on the Righteous Gemstones on HBO Max, which carries our conversation over to the world of actors & writers and how important the current strike for being paid a fair wage in both acting and writing is at the moment.
#ILoveGay Today - Greg Baird: Gregger Speaks
#ILoveGay Today connects with Greg Baird of Gregger Speaks, based in Chicago. This is Greg's second time on the show, and in this episode, we chat more about what he's been up to lately, building out the Gregger Speaks video series, and expanding his platform onto TikTok while posting more and more video content on YouTube. Greg is currently focusing a lot of his energies towards the upcoming LGBTQ+ History Month, as well as Orlando and then Key West for the Out Loud weekend. He's recently been out and about creating content at the Northalsted Market Days and the Dunes Resort in Saugatuck, Michigan.
#ILoveGay Today - Max Herman: Tampa Bay Tours
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Max Herman of Tampa Bay Tours. Join us as we chat about some of the various tours they offer, both in downtown Tampa and Ybor City. We chat about their history tours, their ghost tours and some of the LGBTQ+ history surrounding Ybor City.
#ILoveGay Today - Salah Bachir: First to Leave the Party
#ILoveGay Today connects with Salah Bachir, author of the upcoming book "First to Leave the Party: My life with ordinary people... who happen to be famous", with an October 17, 2023 release date. Join us as we chat about how his life's work has allowed him to bring all of these stories to light, with characters ranging from Marlon Brando, Liberace, Andy Warhol, Princess Margaret and so many more woven into this amazing literary narrative that allows us to get to know Salah in context of all of these powerful personalities. We also touch on the fact that this book is one of the first where the author has placed his pronouns on the cover.
In addition, we chat about Salah's history as part of the video revolution over these past few decades, ranging from home video to theatrical film with Cineplex Media. Along the way, Salah has put a lot of his energies into the arts, as well as fundraising for LGBTQ+ non-profit organizations, including the 519 in Toronto.
A marvelous and compulsively readable collection of stories from the life of Salah Bachir—philanthropist, art collector, movie industry insider—who, with his sheer zest for life, art, human interaction, and giving back to his community has endeared himself to some of the most famous and creative people in recent times.
#ILoveGay Today - Cory Allen: Breaking Free
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Cory Allen, author of Breaking Free, a saga of self-discovery by a gay secret service agent. Join us as we chat about anything and everything related to Cory's history with the US Secret Service, learning how he concurrently managed both his personal life and his professional life in what, at times, seemed to be a rather precarious balancing act.
We learn about Cory's time in Miami, as well as his work covering the Barack & Michelle Obama for several years. Along the way, he bumped shoulders with a wide variety of characters, including Cher, Anderson Cooper and Dan Savage, just to name a few. Now living in San Francisco, we chat about how personal this book is, and the decision he made to be an open book while writing it. One major takeaway... don't feel ashamed about who you really are!
#ILoveGay Today - Diego Tomasino
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Diego Tomasino, business consultant, executive coach and author. Join us as we chat about his book, "Come Out!", and how his book brings together his work in helping companies and company leaders with their diversity & inclusion efforts. Focusing much of his efforts on the Spanish-speaking world, he has also risen to the level of "Linkedin Top Voices LGBT", and he's played an active role with organizations including GNetwork360 & Out & Equal.
#ILoveGay Today - Joan Cox
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Joan Cox, artist and business leader from Baltimore, Maryland. Join us as we chat about Joan's history with the Maryland LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce, as well as her design business, Peacox Design, and her true passion, her art. Joan creates richly detailed visual narratives that portray queer relationships as complex, beautiful, and necessary. Bringing a unique perspective to how she portrays lesbians in her full-size works, her talent and success has her art being curated in exhibitions all throughout the region.
Cinequest: Danielle Fountaine - Egghead & Twinkie
#ILoveGay Today's special Cinequest series connects us with Danielle Fountaine, producer of Egghead & Twinkie, a coming of age film about coming out of the closet. EGGHEAD & TWINKIE takes audiences on a delightful and unforgettable road trip adventure exploring sexuality, racial identity and friendship. Join us as we chat about the film, as well as its success in the LGBTQ+ film festival circuit this year, including Queer Screen in Sydney, Rainbow Reel Tokyo, Outfest, Frameline and BFI Flare.
#ILoveGay Today - Cinequest: Drew de Pinto - Last Call
#ILoveGay Today's special Cinequest series features filmmaker Drew de Pinto and their short film, "Last Call". Focusing on the caretakers of three historic queer bars in San Francisco as they close their establishments amidst the 2020 pandemic lockdown, we chat about this and other works they've done that have been a part of the SF Queer Film Festival and Outfest.
#ILoveGay Today - Keeana Kee: Dinah Shore Pool Party
#ILoveGay Today meets up with singer and performer Keeana Kee, set to perform live at the Dinah Shore Pool Party on Sunday, Sept 24 in Palm Springs. London-raised, NYC-based songwriter & fashion model Keeana Kee has performed around the world, including NYC Pride & London Pride. With her songs "Coconut Rum and Coke" and "You're Real" celebrating lesbian love stories, her style is incorporates some pop, Latin & Afropop influences.
Keeana's soulful vocal timbre is often compared to Sia, Shakira, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez.
Keeana’s latest single, which features an LGBTQ artist Ariana Castelli, brings us an Anthem “GODDESS” that is an empowering composition for everyone regardless of their ethnicity and gender.
#ILoveGay Today / Cinequest - Brian Silverman: Two Lives in Pittsburgh
#ILoveGay Today's special Cinequest edition starts with Brian Silverman, writer & director of "Two Lives in Pittsburgh", an inter-generational family story that includes a child's exploration of gender, with an underlying theme of confronting one's own biases in order to come out on the other side with acceptance, love & understanding. With Stephen Chbosky as Executive Producer (director of "Perks of Being a Wallflower" and "Dear Evan Hansen"; "Rent" screenplay writer), Brian brings us a movie that seeks to bring two sides together, making this film a piece of good for the world right now.
#ILoveGay Today - Julio Cesar Calvo
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Julio Cesar Calvo, a man who has been spearheading all things LGBTQ+ in Costa Rica, and bringing their message of inclusiveness to the rest of the world. Join us as we chat about the work he's done in tourism and LGBTQ+ business, including his more recent focus on American ex-pats making the decision to move to Costa Rica. We explore some of the ins and outs of this life-changing move that more and more LGBTQ+ folks are undertaking nowadays. Julio walks us through their initial scouting process, and how over time, this can often lead to a full move to Costa Rica, with most folks choosing to live just outside the city of San Jose, in some of the smaller hillside towns ringing the city, or on the coast, just outside of Manuel Antonio and in newer LGBTQ+ regions such as Tamarindo.
#ILoveGay Today - Mitch Hara
#ILoveGay Today connects with Mitch Hara, originally from Chicago, then NYC with an Off-Broadway stint (including Studio 54), and finally Los Angeles, where he lives now. Mitch has been in a variety of films, but his real love is the stage. Listen in as he talks about his work with Jason Stuart in the show "Smothered", now in its second season and available on all of the major streaming services online, including Revry. We also chat about his one-man show, Mutant Olives, a play that takes us into the addicted life of its performer, Adam Astra (Hara), and his tainted childhood. It will make you laugh, it will make you hold your breath but in the end, you will cheer!
#ILoveGay Today - Michael Venturiello: Christopher Street Tours
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Michael Venturiello, founder of Christopher Street Tours in NYC. We chat about how and when Michael got started back in 2018, coinciding with the IGLTA Convention and World Pride both descending upon NYC that same year. With the tag line "Sharing our History with Pride - LGBTQ+ History Walking Tours & Experiences", we learn about their Village Pride tour, which includes the Stonewall In, Julius' Bar and the NYC LGBT Center, and their latest, Downtown Activism, diving into some of the deeper LGBTQ+ history that is focused more on downtown NYC.
Michael is both strong on social media, as well as ensures that his company is well represented on TripAdvisor, Yelp, AirBnB Experiences and anywhere else someone online might be searching for LGBTQ+ history tours of NYC.
#ILoveGay Today - Curtis Sparrer: Bospar
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Curtis Sparrer, co-founder of Bospar, a PR & marketing firm based out of San Francisco. We chat about our early days running in the same circles, with Curtis at PlanetOut and us with GayWired.com. Since then, Curtis has honed his PR and journalism talents and brought these skills together in launching Bospar in 2015, with SF Business Times naming Bospar the 8th largest Bay Area LGBT-owned business.
We also chat about Curtis' work in creating Club Courage in Cannes, an LGBTQ+ after hours space for our community to simply gather and network. Club Courage had a number of folks come and speak, including Rich Ferraro of GLAAD, as well as representatives from IAB, PRWeek, Ketchum and Adweek.
Bospar, the “politely pushy” PR and marketing firm that puts tech companies on the map, also announced the results of their Corporate Courage index, a worldwide ranking of consumer perception of brands’ support of the LGBTQIA+ community. Nike ranked first, followed by Adidas, Disney, Levi’s and Apple.
#ILoveGay Today - Wesley Smoot: Unleashed LGBTQ 2023
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Wesley Smoot, founder of the Unleashed LGBTQ Business Conference & Festival coming to Dallas Sept 22-24, 2023. Dubbed as the event that creates a space for brands, entertainers & LGBTQ+ professionals to connect, join us as we chat about this year's upcoming event, with speakers and entertainers including Antoni Porowski of Queer Eye, Dyllon Burnside & Indya Moore of FX/Pose, Billy Eichner, Brian Sims, Shangela, Zach Herrin, Stacey Stevenson, Jayzen Patria, Kelly Ann Winget, Daniel Franzese, Ashley Brundage and more.
#ILoveGay Today - Jason Stuart
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Jason Stuart, openly gay comedian and actor from Los Angeles. We chat about how he got started with his acting career first, as an extra on "One Day at a Time "in 1977. He began his comedy career in 1983, and as a featured comedian, came out publicly in 1993 on Geraldo Rivera show. Jason has an amazing history as an openly gay actor and comedian, having performed at the Millennium March on Washington in 2000, starred on Will & Grace among other shows, and created and produced "10 Attitudes" in 2004. Since then, his career has evolved where he's taken on more serious roles, including a major role in "Birth of a Nation."
We also chat about Jason's talents in keeping himself out there via social media, as well as streaming media platforms with his latest show coming out soon, Smothered - Season 2 with Mitch Hara.
#ILoveGay Today - Mike Findlay-Agnew: Rising Fox
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Mike Findlay-Agnew of Rising Fox, a Scottish based writer, activist, transformational life & career coach, and speaker. We chat about his work as a coach, including his participation in a recent Gay Coaches Alliance Conference in upstate New York. In addition, we chat about his activism side, including his role as CEO of the International Network of Street Papers, a global community fighting poverty and homelessness through #streetpapers, and his particular focus on LGBTQ+ homelessness.
🦊 Helping LGBTQ+ people to RISE in their confidence #RisingFox
#ILoveGay Today - Vicky Pasche: DapperBoi.com
#ILoveGay Today meets up with entrepreneur Vicky Pasche, founder of DapperBoi.com and based in San Diego, CA. Join us as we chat about her pioneering work in developing a clothing business dedicated to body-inclusivity. Her gender-neutral clothing company, in partnership with her wife Charisse, has been on Shark Tank and will be on Amazon's show "OUTRageous". We also chat about DapperBoi's amazing social media outreach and how Vicky has been envisioning and creating content since she was just a kid, and how those ideas and that experience has allowed her and Charisse to stay connected and engaged with their ever-growing client base via social media in all its forms. #DapperBoi
#ILoveGay Today - Scott Fullerton: LeftofStr8
#ILoveGay Today connects with Scott Fullerton of Youngstown, Ohio... radio producer and host of the popular podcast, the "Left of Str8 Show". Going on it's 9th year now, Scott has interviewed guests ranging from Ben Patrick Johnson, Pete Buttigieg, Margaret Cho, Del Shores, Jason Stuart and more. He's also produced 3 Big Gay Roadtrips, and his current programming includes the Rainbow Rundown, Weekly Interviews and 5 Questions With. He also has an upcoming show, "Bears of a Certain Age", produced with The Queer Centric.
#ILoveGay Today - Rachel Covello: FLOCC - Florida Out Coast Convention
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Rachel Covello of Out Coast Florida and the upcoming FLOCC - LGBTQ+ Florida Out Coast Convention coming to Tampa July 31 - August 3, 2023. We chat about some of the various sponsors and speakers of this unique, first-time event, as well as some of the hurdles involved in bringing an LGBTQ+ tourism convention to Florida at a time of political headwinds as they are today. With Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Naples and a host of other Florida regions in attendance, this should be an amazing 3 days of networking and education about all things Florida when it comes to LGBTQ+ travel.
#ILoveGay Today - Fossil Daddy
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Fossil Daddy, social media star, 🌈 fossil hunter, Pokémon champ and overall "educational thirst trap! Listen in as we chat about how he got started in all of this, as well as how he's successfully grown his love for fossil hunting and the science of paleontology into this amazing social media empire.
#ILoveGay Today - Dr Jen Towns: your queer therapist
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Dr Jen Towns, "your queer therapist", where we talk about her recent book release, "Our Deepest Roots", navigating past trauma to build healthier queer relationships. Trained in clinical social work and a licensed master social worker, Dr Jen tells us about her practice and inspiration for writing this book. In it, she shares stories from her own personal and professional experiences to explore how trauma in childhood or adulthood, combined with being part of the queer community, can impact intimacy, attachment, and our everyday interactions with those closest to us.
#ILoveGay Today - Zach Herrin: LGBTQ+ NASCAR driver
#ILoveGay Today meets up with Zach Herrin, an American LGBTQ+ NASCAR driver based in Greenville, SC. We chat about his history with racing in all its forms, and how after a decade away from the track, he's returned in a big way, with Lambda Legal as his sponsor. We also chat about NASCAR in Daytona and how Lambda Legal sees being visible in Florida even more important than ever before when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights.