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Queer Voicez

By Queer Voicez

Where the queer community can share their stories. Self-love, inclusivity, and acceptance for the LGBT+ community. The LGBT+ youth suicide rate is as much as 8x higher then the hetero youth, we need to share our stories to let our youth know they are not alone.
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Ep 36 G. Scott Graham shares about his book ‘Androphile Pride’ and why he wrote it

Queer VoicezNov 03, 2022

Ep 36 G. Scott Graham shares about his book ‘Androphile Pride’ and why he wrote it

Ep 36 G. Scott Graham shares about his book ‘Androphile Pride’ and why he wrote it

Scott and I spoke about his book, and how not fitting into the “Gay” culture is okay, and you can be you regardless of the label or whether or not you drink the ‘vodka’

G. Scott Graham is an author, a career coach, and a business coach in Boston, Massachusetts. He is currently working on his 16th book.

Androphilia describes sexual attraction to men or masculinity.

The Book Androphile Pride: Both the gay and androphile subcultures present strong dogmatic prescriptions of what it means to be a man who is sexually attracted to other men.

Rejecting the rigid views of both the Gay (LGBTQIA+) Community and the Androphilia Movement, "Androphile Pride" presents another perspective for men seeking to figure out who they are in the light of their sexual orientation and the pressures of conformity from LGBTQIA+ leaders who diagnose you with internalized homophobia if you question any part of their social/political agenda.

Furthermore, rejecting the propaganda put forth by these self-appointed LGBTQIA+ prophets does not mean that men who are sexually attracted to other men have to follow in blind lockstep with those views proposed by the originators of the Androphilia Movement.

After boldly examining the agendas of both the LGBTQIA+ and Androphilia Movements, Graham proposes what he calls, the true androphile alternative. The true androphile is not bound by the propaganda you are being fed by these groups.

"Androphile Pride" provides an alternative worldview, then guides the reader through a process of creation and integration. Actively engage with the content and you will build a strong sense of self that does not hinge on following every single view espoused by supposed LGBTQIA+ leaders, the supposed Androphilia leaders, nor anyone else.

A strong man doesn't accept what others tell him to believe. He finds his own path, guided by his own values.

You can find Scott’s books here:

Androphilia Pride

You can find your host Larissa Russell here:

Nov 03, 202222:09
Episode 35: Master Joshua and Karma share about their life in the kink world
Sep 22, 202241:58
Episode 34 Mel Hofmann shares about creation, bisexuality, and living her most authentic life.
Sep 15, 202216:28
Ep 33 Collin Hughes Shares about Losing his Granddaughter and the Pain of Suicide
Sep 08, 202229:25
Episode 32: Marni Panas Shares about the Importance of Pronouns

Episode 32: Marni Panas Shares about the Importance of Pronouns

Marni and I spoke about pronouns and how you are showing respect to someone by using them. But, also the importance of everyone sharing their pronouns.

Marni Panas leads the Diversity and Inclusion team with one of Canada's largest employers. She holds a degree in Health Administration and a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional designation. Marni has contributed to legislation and policy protecting human rights for individuals at the provincial and federal levels in Canada. She was a member of the Advisory Committee that helped draft the apology that Prime Minister Justine Trudeau delivered to LGBTQ2S+ people in Canada in the House of Commons in November 2017. Marni is also a transgender woman, who has been very transparent throughout her journey in the hopes of fostering acceptance through education and respectful dialogue. You can hear Marni in local and national media and she has made appearances on CNN and the BBC. You can also learn more about Marni in her TEDxYYC talk called “Finding Courage, Conquering Fear”.

You can find Marni here:

Twitter: @marnipanas

Marni’s Tedx talk “Finding Courage, Conquering Fear”

International Court System

International Pronoun Day

This year was yesterday October 20th

International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities. International Pronouns Day began in 2018 and takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of October each year. Individuals and groups will participate in grassroots activities that they determine at the local level.

Oct 21, 202120:01
Episode 31 featuring Jesse Ringer: You Don’t Look Gay
Oct 14, 202125:02
Episode 30 featuring Lee Wind: They Were Gay? No Way!

Episode 30 featuring Lee Wind: They Were Gay? No Way!

Lee and I spoke of Queer History and his books sharing the history of some very famous people who were gay.  Lee has an amazing site full of books and resources that he never had growing up.

Lee Wind’s superpower is stories – true and fictional – that center marginalized kids and teens and celebrate their power to change the world. Closeted until his 20s, Lee writes the books that would have changed his life as a young Gay kid. His latest book is the nonfiction “No Way, They Were Gay? Hidden Lives and Secret Loves” for readers age 11 and up, honored as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection. Lee's award-winning blog, I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read? highlights books, culture, and politics for LGBTQ youth and their allies.

Check out Lee’s website and you can even take a quiz to find out a secret about Michael Angelo’s ‘David’

You can find Lee’s books here:

No Way, They Were Gay?: Hidden Lives and Secret Loves (Queer History Project)

Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill

Red and Green and Blue and White

October is LGBT History Month

About LGBT History Month

How It Works

Each year LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images, and other resources.

LGBT History Is History

“LGBT History Month sends an important message to our nation’s teachers, school boards, community leaders, and youth about the vital importance of recognizing and exploring the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in American history."


In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history, and gathered other teachers and community leaders. They selected October because public schools are in session and existing traditions, such as Coming Out Day (October 11), occur that month.

Celebrate Our Heritage

The LGBT community is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public schools, or in religious institutions. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and makes the civil rights statement about our extraordinary national and international contributions.

Sep 30, 202124:45
Episode 29 Melissa DaSilva spoke of ending mental health stigmas
Sep 09, 202112:57
Ep 28: Nicky Scorpio Talks about Growing Up in an LGBT+ Home and What that Meant
Sep 02, 202121:39
Episode 27: Tammy Plunkett speaks about having a transgender child, and giving yourself processing time as a parent

Episode 27: Tammy Plunkett speaks about having a transgender child, and giving yourself processing time as a parent

Aug 26, 202116:02
Ep 26 Caterina Snyder speaks about being her unapologetic self
Aug 19, 202117:36
Episode 25 Harker Jones Speaks about Self-esteem and Finding Confidence

Episode 25 Harker Jones Speaks about Self-esteem and Finding Confidence

Harker and I had a great conversation about growing up shy and finding the confidence to live his best life being authentic in who he is.

Harker Jones holds a degree in written communication and literature from Eastern Michigan University. He has written seven screenplays and two novels, including the Amazon #1 best-selling love story “Until September.” His short thriller “Cole & Colette” won the Get It Made Short-Form Screenplay Competition and was subsequently produced and accepted into thirty-two film festivals, garnering several awards. He loves cats and carbs, would like to be a pop star and is a member of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and a card-carrying member of Mensa.

Aug 12, 202115:14
Episode 24 Mike Shares about his Journey from Straight to Gay
Aug 05, 202130:28
Ep 23: Savannah Hauk speaks about cross-dressing and breaking the stigma
Jul 29, 202127:01
Episode 22: Lexa Black speaks of Family, Biological, and Handpicked
Jul 15, 202119:25
Episode 21 Finn Shepard speaks about Not Having His Trust Underminded Growing Up
Jul 08, 202121:09
Episode 20 featuring Maurice W. Dorsey, Ph.D.: Times have Changed...Or Have They?
Jul 01, 202147:45
Episode 19: Grace speaks of Race, Religion, and Community
Jun 24, 202137:32
Episode 18: Ruth speaks about being non-binary in a binary-centric world

Episode 18: Ruth speaks about being non-binary in a binary-centric world

Ruth and I had a great conversation about what it means to be misgendered and why it is important to not judge a book by its cover.

Lawyer, triathlete, and geek - Ruth Carter strives to live a somewhat Renaissance life as a non-binary person in a binary-centric society. They openly share their experience so others can understand the challenges and frustrations that come with it. Ruth is also pansexual and demisexual.

Jun 17, 202115:35
Episode 17: Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford speaks of Justice and Religion

Episode 17: Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford speaks of Justice and Religion

Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford and I had a great conversation about loss and belonging and how foundational this is to us as humans. Plus, we talked about the foundations of religion in the US.

The Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford is a civil rights attorney representing society’s most marginalized. An Episcopal priest, she earned her Doctor of Ministry in political theology from the Pacific School of Religion. Dr. Ledford founded Political Theology Matters, LLC, to help the faithful develop public theology mission for greater social justice. She has been a legal advocate, priest, and pastor for the LGBTQ communities for over 30 years.

The Saint Helena Psalter (the psalms are written in inclusive language), Church Publishing Corporation, 2004.

Reading was from Psalm 139.

You can find Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford here;



Media Resources

The Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford’s blog

The Lazarus Lives! Project Https://

Political Theology Matters Https://

Twitter @docledford

LinkedIn Https://

Free Civil Discourse Training offered via The Episcopal Church

For Individuals:

For Groups:

Jun 10, 202136:06
Episode 16: Randi-Lee talks about Accepting Your Child for Who They Are
Jun 03, 202126:35
Episode 15: The Gay Leadership Dude® speaks about Diversity and Inclusion
May 27, 202125:18
Episode 14: Miss Áffrika tells us about the drag scene and how she found her way

Episode 14: Miss Áffrika tells us about the drag scene and how she found her way

Miss Áffrika is a 34-year-old Queen from Colombia that moved to Europe to work as a full time Drag Queen. Now part of the Drag Taste ensemble, Miss Áffrika has found her home. 

May 22 is Harvey Milk Day

What is Harvey Milk Day?

Harvey Milk Day is a day to commemerate an extraordinary leader whose courageous work to end discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the 1970s set the stage for many of the civil rights advances we see today.

Who was Harvey Milk?

Harvey Milk was an activist, organizer, and the first openly gay man elected to public office in the country as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in the late 1970s. Harvey Milk came out and started organizing against discrimination of gay and lesbian business owners in the Castro District of San Francisco, and against the Briggs Initiative (this was an initiative on the California state ballot in 1978 that would have banned gays and lesbians from working in California schools). Milk was responsible for passing gay rights ordinances for the city of San Francisco and served eleven months in office before he was assassinated on November 27, 1978, along with San Francisco Mayor George Moscone. We celebrate Harvey Milk Day on his birthday, May 22.

May 20, 202129:14
Episode 13: Kim Z tells us about raising a transgender teenager.

Episode 13: Kim Z tells us about raising a transgender teenager.

Kim and I had a wonderful conversation about acceptance, how difficult it is to be a teen, as well as community support.

Kim Z is a mom to a teenager who identifies as Transgender. Her beautiful daughter came out to her 2 1/2 years ago and she was immediately catapulted into the world of what it means to identify as Transgender. She is passionate about sharing her story with others who touch the lives of transgender individuals.

May 17 International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Since 2005, May 17th has been dedicated to the International Day Against Homophobia, and Transphobia, marking the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.

It constitutes an annual landmark to draw the attention of decision-makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders, and local authorities to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBT2QI+ people internationally.

May 17 is now celebrated in more than 130 countries, including 37 where same-sex acts are illegal. These mobilizations unite millions of people in support of the recognition of human rights for all, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity, or expression.

The International Day Against Homophobia, and Transphobia is not one centralized campaign; rather it is a moment that everyone can take advantage of to take action.

May 13, 202123:16
Episode 12: Jennifer and Stephanie speak about navigating LGBT+ relationships
May 06, 202121:47
Episode 11: Janis Irwin speaks about the Queer Agenda
Apr 29, 202114:28
Episode 10: Pedro aka Filha da Mãe speaks about his experiences growing up.

Episode 10: Pedro aka Filha da Mãe speaks about his experiences growing up.

Pedro is a 34-year-old Portuguese actor, DJ, and dancer with Drag Taste an online food and drag experience.

Tomorrow April 23rd is the Day of Silence

Created in 1996 and held every April — April 23 this year — Day of Silence is a campaign that seeks to shed light on what many LGBTQ youth experience daily. Initially intended to focus on this problem within the school system, it has since expanded into workplaces, university campuses, and sporting events. Yearly, millions participate by staying silent for the duration of their day, representing the silencing of LGBTQ students.

Students go through the school day without speaking, ending the day with Breaking the Silence rallies and events to share their experiences during the protest and bring attention to ways their schools and communities can become more inclusive.


Apr 22, 202126:33
Episode 9: Brittany Uchach speaks about healing for our community

Episode 9: Brittany Uchach speaks about healing for our community

Brittany and I had a wonderful conversation about healing. She shares a card she pulled for the community and our listeners.

Brittany has been in the health and fitness industry for 17 years. She has been out for 15 years and is currently working on helping her community release and receive what is necessary to live their best and most authentic lives.

Oracle of the 7 energies by Colette Baron-Reid

Card #34- Opening to Discovery

We tune into information from our outer environment, then assign meaning to it within our psyches. Every day, however, the amount of data we sort through exceeds what we’re capable of processing. Especially since the advent of the internet, we have been bombarded with more than we could ever absorb. Therefore it’s important to be mindful of what we expose ourselves to.

Consistent exposure to unhealthy messages invites us into a cynical, fear-based worldview. On the other hand, conscious exposure to information supporting our well-being shifts us toward growth and expansion.

The choice though it not always obviously ours, which is why we must be discerning on a daily basis.

The universe is always engaging us- we are part of it, through synchronicities, omens, and other signs that point toward our best path.

Our intuition helps us tune in to see our environment like an oracle. However this new information doesn’t always make sense right away, so being curious and nonresistant is key to learning

Today be open to receiving important information that may come from an unusual source. The universe wants to help you, but recognizing the way this aid will arrive depends on your willingness to shut out superfluous noise. Don’t let yourself get distracted. Listen without attachment and see what arises in your life. Expect a message from the universe and you shall have it

Apr 15, 202120:20
Episode 8: Rocky Roggio shares how the word ‘Homosexual’ was mistakenly added to the bible
Apr 08, 202121:50
Episode 7: Katie Neeves shares about becoming her authentic self

Episode 7: Katie Neeves shares about becoming her authentic self

Yesterday, March 31 was International Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on March 31dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society. The day was founded by US-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall of Michigan in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of LGBT recognition of transgender people, citing the frustration that the only well-known transgender-centered day was the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which mourned the murders of transgender people but did not acknowledge and celebrate living members of the transgender community. The first International Transgender Day of Visibility was held on March 31, 2009.

Katie Neeves has been a professional photographer and filmmaker for 34 years, but she came out publicly as being transgender after living for 48 years as a man. Katie formed Cool2BTrans to support and inspire other trans people and also to educate others on trans issues. She uses humor to deliver trans-awareness training in an entertaining way. Katie appears regularly in the media and she’s on both ITV's and the BBC's lists of experts.

Katie mentions a book that helped her: You and your Gender Identity by Dara Hoffman-Fox

You can find Katie here:




Twitter: @cool2btrans

Instagram: cool2btrans

TikTok: @cool2btrans


Apr 01, 202133:39
Episode 6: Lindsay Shares about Raising a Gender Creative Child

Episode 6: Lindsay Shares about Raising a Gender Creative Child

Lindsay is a mom of 3 amazing kids.  You know the saying that if you have a son and a daughter, that you have a million-dollar family?  Well, she has a billion-dollar family. Lindsay has a 15-year-old daughter, a 12-year-old son, and a 10-year-old gender creative child.  Alix was assigned male at birth, and at the age of 4, insisted he was female, so they went along with it.  Within the last year, he has grown to be gender creative and prefers male pronouns, but chose a gender-neutral name.  Lindsay has been blessed to have friends in her life allow who have allowed her to be with them on their journey through gender questioning to full transition.  Lindsay has even been a surrogate for a male gay couple.  Some would consider her an ally, She views herself as human.

This week is National LGBT Health Awareness Week.

"This week is LGBT Health Awareness Week, a time to bring attention to the devastating cycle of discrimination and health disparities that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

LGBT people encounter discrimination in employment, relationship recognition, and insurance coverage on a regular basis; consequently, they are less likely to be able to afford vital health care than their straight and non-transgender neighbors. For LGBT people of color, barriers to care and health disparities are even greater."

For more information go to 

Mar 25, 202119:56
Episode 5: Ben Wolff Speaks about Being a Gay Man in Business
Mar 18, 202114:18
Episode 4: Angelica shares the coping mechanisms she used when she wasn’t accepted by herself or family

Episode 4: Angelica shares the coping mechanisms she used when she wasn’t accepted by herself or family

Angelica grew up in Colombia and moved to Canada as a teenager. She has traveled from her own homophobia to acceptance of self. She currently lives in Alberta, Canada with her girlfriend.

Angelica referenced Eliot (Ellen) Page's show Gaycation

Mar 11, 202121:51
Episode 3: Joy Love shares of using Instagram resources to help on their healing journey
Mar 04, 202116:48
Episode 2: Charlie Speaks about the Importance of a Chosen Family

Episode 2: Charlie Speaks about the Importance of a Chosen Family

Charlie is a 28 year old pansexual, polyamorous, engaged trans man. Charlie spends most of his free time with his dog and fiancee. For work, Charlie is a childcare provider who dreams of running his own dayhome.

Feb 25, 202115:59
Episode 1: Annie M Henderson a Coming Out Coach
Feb 18, 202120:44
Trailer: Who and Why we are Here.

Trailer: Who and Why we are Here.

Directly from RainbowHealthOntario

  • LGB youth rejected by their fathers over their sexual orientation are nearly twice as likely to attempt suicide. Of those who attempt suicide, 48% report rejection from their fathers, and 28% report rejection from their mothers. The researchers noted that many of the suicide attempts occurred in the same year that youth came out to their parents. 
  • Family rejection is significantly associated with poorer health outcomes for LGBTQ youth. A study of 528 LGB youth found that those who report family rejection were over 8 times as likely to attempt suicide, almost 6 times as likely to be depressed. Psychological abuse and efforts to discourage gender-atypical behavior were associated with increased risk of suicide attempts. Similarly, a study of 224 LGB youth found that family rejection was associated with increased rates of reports of attempted suicide, depression, and other risky behaviors.
  • Gay and trans teens rejected by their parents over their sexual identity were over 8 times as likely to attempt suicide, compared with gay and trans youth who report low rejection levels. 
  • A US study found that 40% of LGB youth had been violently attacked, with 61% of attacks being perpetrated by family members.

Download the pdf here 


The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386 call/chat/text

It Gets Better Project 

Trans Lifeline US 1-877-565-8860 / Canada 1-877-330-6366

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

LGBTQIA Resource Center 

Feb 07, 202103:42