Beau my God

Beau Bradley

Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand us! Find us on social media @BeauMyGodPod

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49. Beard Oil, Cars + Goats with Zy of DR DHT
01-06-2023
49. Beard Oil, Cars + Goats with Zy of DR DHT
What role do DHT blockers take in your hair growth journey? What challenges arise in owning an LGBTQ+ small business? These are a couple of the questions that host Beau Bradley (they/he) and guest Zy (he/him) discuss in today's brand new episode of the original Beau my God Podcast. Episode 5 of season 4 starts with a look into trans-owned DR DHT Beard Products, hormone safe beard oil and other products and expansions, running a small business, and more - Including how goats led to cars which led to beard oil, for entrepreneur and customer-focused business leader Zy. The pair delve into imposter syndrome, the poverty mindset, our nation's economy and anti-trans lens, Nissan Pathfinders, and how to navigate finding safe services when businesses in California must say that they are LGBTQ+ friendly, even if they aren't. You can find more about Zy @SomeTypeOfGay or DHT DHT Beard Products at www.drdht.com . References: https://www.drdht.com http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/beards.htmhttps://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/24555-dht-dihydrotestosterone Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
48. Training Your Mind + Body with Dirk Smith
18-05-2023
48. Training Your Mind + Body with Dirk Smith
What exactly do the terms Sport Psychology, Sport Science, and Sports Diversity mean? Where does the gay sports scene fit within the world of competition and performance? What does David "Dirk" Smith (he/him/his), founder of Stonewall Performance, managing editor for Compete Sports Diversity, the Community Manager for Virtual Sport Psych, a strength and conditioning coach, sport psychology consultant, sports coach, published research scientist, PhD Student, AND Sports Diversity Leader find satisfying, fulfilling, and encouraging? Listen to this all new episode of Beau my God to hear what Dirk has to say to friend, colleague, and host Beau Bradley (they/he) about all of the above, the World Cup, Gay Games, Sin City Classic, NGFFL, Pride Cheerleading Association, and so, so much more. The pair touch on Dirk's move to Germany and finding his place transforming a novice swim team, using sports to empower authenticity, and even the gay drama in his life.You can find out more about Dirk and Stonewall Performance at www.stonewallperformance.com or on social media @StonewallPerformance . Dirk's Pieces on Episode 3's guests:1. Yunio Martinez and Kicking Out Transphobia: https://competenetwork.com/yunio-martinez-awarded-honor-for-work-in-kicking-out-transphobia/ 2. Salem Lemmon and Rain City Soccer Club: https://competenetwork.com/rain-city-soccer-club-in-thriving-on-building-inclusion-through-intersectionality-and-athletic-development-one-on-one-with-club-president-salem-lemmon/ References:www.stonewallperformance.com www.competenetwork.com www.linkedin.com/in/bttrflyr www.milkfoundation.org https://www.vogue.com/slideshow/sao-paulo-pride-celebration-brazil-2022?fbclid=PAAaa1J0XuePleEqpOEBv3mKCiNHhEukwfhAKwylGsYKHj2TGbkFvmpGWk2TQ https://qz.com/762807/the-first-same-sex-couple-to-compete-in-the-olympics-have-won-gold/amp?fbclid=PAAaZCz6kejxlHyhj2ys22phOd8kJgWbY7oEcX6A1tecaLrVZvfmtuuzsfp3l  https://tucson.com/news/1791-france-becomes-the-first-western-european-nation-to-decriminalize-homosexuality/image_c5cab3c6-299e-5dc9-a473-c6d0f6c06770.html?fbclid=PAAaYrhBNPe5HH8VrE-_8eAa2gcWaQCqVUYA3btpr4KeoUNNNMCyrkoPlXZq4 Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
46. Talking Orgasms + Inclusive Sex Ed with Maybe Burke
20-04-2023
46. Talking Orgasms + Inclusive Sex Ed with Maybe Burke
What would drivers education look like if we taught it like we teach sex ed? This is just one of the questions that the book I ❤️ Orgasms: A Guide to More and authors Dorian Solot, Marshall Miller, and Maybe Burke ponder while covering topics ranging from anatomical and pleasure-based sexual education, considerations for folks who are Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer, Asexual, Intersex, Transgender, and/or Nonbinary, and so much more. Co-author of the book, advocate, and award winning writer (among other honors), Maybe Burke (she/her) sits down with host Beau Bradley (they/he) in today's brand new episode of the original Beau my God Podcast to chat about her book, I ❤️ Orgasms: A Guide to More, the Transgender Literacy Project, what Maybe has to say to Baby Maybe, and much much more. Topics covered range from the importance of anatomically correct and identity inclusive sexual education and how communication really makes a big difference. Maybe opens up about her own journey with growing in her sexuality and even shares a few sexy details! You can find Maybe on social media @BelieveInMaybe and also at www.maybeburke.com.  Use coupon code "BeauMyGodPod"  for a discount on your copy of I ❤️ Orgasms: A Guide to More, today!Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!References:Solot, D., Miller, M., & Burke, M. (2022). I Love Orgasms: A Guide to More (2nd ed.). Hachette Go.https://www.maybeburke.com Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
#44 - LGBTQIA+ News & Sports with Trayer Martinez
15-12-2022
#44 - LGBTQIA+ News & Sports with Trayer Martinez
On this episode of Beau my God, host Beau Bradley (they/he) shares lots of current events in the news surrounding the LGBTQIA+ community including the safe return of olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, the harrowing attack on Colorado Springs' Club Q, and the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act by President Biden, here in the United States.Beau then is joined by Membership Director and DEI Advocate, Trayer Martinez (he/him) of Compete Sports Diversity. Trayer shares some history of the organization, how he became involved in sports diversity, and so much more! Trayer talks about Compete's upcoming Annual Membership Conference and the Compete Sports Diversity Awards occurring in January of 2023, in Las Vegas, and shares what is in the near future for Compete, including getting deeper into visibility for Women's sports! Be sure to check out Compete Sports Diversity at www.competenetwork.com or @CompeteSportsDiversity on social media. Don’t forget to rate us and follow along for more of your favorite Queer and Trans content we’re on most social platforms @beaumygodpod. Or Check us out at www.beaumygod.com. References:https://competenetwork.com PRESIDENT BIDEN STATEMENT ON BG: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/12/08/remarks-by-president-biden-on-the-release-of-brittney-griner/ CHERELLE GRINER STATEMENT ON BG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H38T8eXjQJc https://www.them.us/story/brittney-griner-released-from-russian-penal-colony https://apnews.com/article/brittney-griner-sports-prisons-united-states-government-and-politics-aeee54aed1f989223538cdb9c7a4df27 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/11/us/brittney-griner-roger-carstens.html https://abcnews.go.com/US/lgbtq-community-deep-mourning-colorado-springs-shooting/story?id=93688317 https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/colorado-springs-shooting-survivors-speak-congress-anti-lgbtq/story?id=95096918 https://apnews.com/article/crime-shootings-colorado-hate-crimes-springs-b9be567920a55986c57af59535ac9f61https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/13/biden-signs-respect-for-marriage-act-to-protect-same-sex-interracial-marriages.html Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
#43 - I is for Intersex + Returning to State College
28-10-2022
#43 - I is for Intersex + Returning to State College
In this week's brand new episode of Beau my God, host Beau Bradley (they/he) digs back into The Queer Alphabet to discuss how I is for Intersex,  what that means, the history of the term, and how someone is 1.4% more likely to be born Intersex than as an identical twin. Beau then updates listeners on their trip back to Penn State University for Homecoming 2022, how they were a part of the Alumni Court, and what it was like to be out as a queer and trans human in a space that they had never navigated as their true self. Beau chats how sometimes you don't feel safe as a queer person traveling around the U.S. and how it ended up being a great, healing and inspiring experience. Don’t forget to rate subscribe and follow along for more of your favorite Queer and Trans content we’re on most social platforms @beaumygodpod. Or Check us out at www.beaumygod.com Sources:1. DONATE to AIDS LifeCycle Ride (Erik Wojciechowski): https://giving.aidslifecycle.org/participant/29252. https://homecoming.psu.edu/courts/alumni-court/ 3. https://isna.org/faq/what_is_intersex/ 4.https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/gender-identity/sex-gender-identity/whats-intersex 5. https://interactadvocates.org/resources/intersex-organizations/ 6. https://www.them.us/story/inqueery-intersex 7. https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3125674/who-are-worlds-most-prominent-intersex-heroes-and?module=perpetual_scroll_0&pgtype=article&campaign=3125674 Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
#42 - Unwelcomed + Othered with Erik Shaw
15-10-2022
#42 - Unwelcomed + Othered with Erik Shaw
In this week's brand new episode of Beau my God the Podcast, Host Beau Bradley (they/he) sits down with very special guest, Erik Wojciechowski (he/him) to catch up on their friendship, their individual experiences as trans folks and what life was like for them back before they realized they were both transgender.The duo chats about how they met at Penn State Berks Campus, Circa 2010, when they were each  repressed in their queer identities. Erik shares what it was like to realize he was trans, what led him to jump all in with his medical transition, and how knowing someone in real life who is transitioning can be a game changer. The pair chat tattoos, exes, and how they used to watch The L Word on DVD.Erik shares with listeners, his experience transitioning from Penn State Berks, to Temple University, to living in Los Angeles, and why he isn't looking back. Erik also flips the script on Beau, digging into what life was like for them in undergrad, who they got a tattoo to impress, and how Fall is a period of starting over and renewal. This episode is exceptionally fun and insightful. Please read the note below from guest, Erik Wojciechowski regarding his participation in the 2023 AIDs Lifecycle Ride!!Episode Marked Explicit for moderate cursing.------ NOTE FROM ERIK about the 2023 AIDs Lifecycle Ride: -------Hey everyone! Totally forgot to mention that I am participating in the 2023 AIDs Lifecycle ride this coming June! This is a charity ride that raises funds for the San Francisco AIDs Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. The ride takes place over the course of 5 days where we ride 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles. I have always wanted to take on a cycling challenge like this, and am so excited to be participating in a ride that supports those in my community! My fundraising goal is $3500. If you wish to support me in my journey, please follow the link in the episode description and click the blue “Support Our Mission” button right next to my name! Thank you for your support! And thank you for having me on the show, Beau! Hope ya’ll enjoy it!LINK TO DONATE: https://giving.aidslifecycle.org/participant/2925Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
#41 - 'My Defiance Saved my Life' with Andi Ramirez
30-09-2022
#41 - 'My Defiance Saved my Life' with Andi Ramirez
Today's all new episode of Beau my God features special guest, Amanda Ramirez (she/her), an HR professional working in tech and is a volunteer and member of the board of directors for CHEER Seattle, a local LGBTQIA+ nonprofit, who joins us to chat all things growing up in a religious household! Religion is something we have yet to cover on BMG, so settle in with your snack because this is going to be a good episode filled with lots of feelings, growth, and retrospective insight. Amanda openly shares her experience growing up in a household where religion trumped autonomy, and coming out resulted in conversion therapy - something that is still legal here in the U.S. and in countries around the globe. The pair discuss how religion is generational and that its traumas associated with guilt and shame protrude menacingly into adulthood. They also discuss setting boundaries with your parents, vacation bible school, and Beau shares an inside joke on how this episode was almost entitled, "Beau my Gosh." Don’t forget to rate subscribe and follow along for more of your favorite Queer and Trans content we’re on most social platforms @beaumygodpod. Check us out at www.beaumygod.com where you can find out more info! You can find Amanda on Instagram @uhmannduh Sources:1. https://www.statista.com/chart/27674/map-of-where-conversion-therapy-is-banned/ 2.https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/education/article_97dc38c2-3a0d-11ed-a388-3f7b65892ceb.html 3. https://www.cheerseattle.org Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
#40 - Queer + Overwhelmed
16-09-2022
#40 - Queer + Overwhelmed
In this all new episode of BMG, host Beau Bradley (they/he) jumps back into The Queer Alphabet discussing the Q in LGBTQIA+, and how it stands for both Queer and Questioning. In today's episode, Beau focuses on Q is for Queer walking through the history of the term, the turmoil over it within the queer community, and more starting in the 16th century.  To expand upon the feelings behind the term, Beau reads excerpts from a Them article entitled, 9 LGBTQ+ People Explain How They Love, Hate, and Understand the Word “Queer,” because how better to explain such a nuanced term, and conglomerate of perspectives and identities, than with many, many perspectives! Then, Beau then chats health and wellness by walking through some tips and tricks to help when you're feeling overwhelmed. this portion of the podcast ends with a 5-10 minute self-led activity, for you to better prepare for the next time you're feeling overwhelmed by jotting down what is taking up your brain space, prioritizing the things you can change and that have time deadlines, listing out different things that can help when you need to step away, and who to call when you are feeling down.Lots of queer vulnerability and truth in this episode! Tune in now! Don’t forget to rate subscribe and follow along for more of your favorite Queer and Trans content we’re on most social platforms @beaumygodpod. Check us out at www.beaumygod.comSOURCES:https://www.them.us/story/what-does-queer-mean https://genprideseattle.org/3-differences-between-the-terms-gay-and-queer-and-why-it-matters/ https://www.oah.org/tah/issues/2019/may/queer-history/ Oxford Languages A history of Queer - The National Archives bloghttps://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk › All blog postshttps://www.them.us/story/what-does-queer-mean https://www.webmd.com/balance/features/what-to-do-when-you-feel-overwhelmed-or-helpless Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
#39 - A New Kind of Feeling for Social Media with Aydian Dowling
01-09-2022
#39 - A New Kind of Feeling for Social Media with Aydian Dowling
On today's episode of Beau my God, host Beau Bradley (he/they), sits down with transgender activist and CEO of TRΔCE - a transition recording and community engagement mobile application for Transgender and Non-Binary folks, and their allies; and co-founder of the all volunteer non-profit, Point of Pride, Aydian Dowling (he/him) to discuss all of the things just mentioned.The pair start out by discussing TRΔCE, including what it's for, how conversations began for the app in 2016, taking about three years to conceptualize and build out the platform, and how it was conceptualized out of Aydian's need to document his own Hormone Replacement Therapy  (HRT) journey. The conversation refocuses around the community that the app has been fostering including how the group of folks (trans, nonbinary, and allies) on the app have a general baseline understanding of where you are coming from, allowing it to be a safer space from the get go. Aydian also shares how TRΔCE is the social media equivalent to pride, or a gay club. It is a space where all folks can feel comfortable to ask questions and grow together. “TRΔCE offers: A customizable dashboard that tracks important elements of someone’s transition, such as photos, voice, anniversaries, medication reminders and more.A network of fellow Trans and Non-binary folx and allies that can provide support and share experiences in a safe place, unlike current social media platforms where Trans and Non-binary folx experience hate-speech, harassment and harmful anti-lgbt advertising.An opportunity for allies to grow their allyship through thoughtful connection, and support for their Trans and Non-binary loved ones. A Trevor Project study showed that the support of just one affirming adult in the life of a Trans or Non-binary person reduces suicide attempts by 40%. “Aydian then discusses Point of Pride, a 100% trans and nonbinary run non-profit co-founded with his friend Jeff Main that provides life-changing health care access to gender diverse folks. And also shares some insight into what it has been like to become a father! You can find more about TRΔCE here, Point of Pride here, and you can find TRΔCE on social media @thetrace.app and Aydian @alionsfear . Don’t forget to rate subscribe and follow along for more of your favorite Queer and Trans content we’re on most social platforms @beaumygodpod. Check us out at www.beaumygod.com ! References:https://katu.com/news/local/king-county-health-officials-confirm-case-of-infant-diagnosed-with-monkeypox Trace & Aydian Bios, Google DocTrace Social Media and Website: https://www.thetrace.app https://www.pointofpride.org Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
#38 - Take Monkeypox Seriously + Free Brittney Griner
06-08-2022
#38 - Take Monkeypox Seriously + Free Brittney Griner
Check in on Beau My God this week to hear discussion from host Beau Bradley (he/they) on some pretty serious current events, including the latest on the imprisonment and efforts to secure the release of two-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA allstar #BrittneyGriner; and then monkey pox, covering knowledge about how it spreads, who is at risk and what you can do to minimize your risk to the (lack of) government response, eerily reminiscent of their response to the AIDS pandemic. Beau wraps things up by offering a reminder to practice and maintain coping skills, especially for during times of intense stress or anxiety. However big or small, utilizing coping skills during moments of stress will help both your mind and body to regulate. Don’t forget to rate subscribe and follow along for more of your favorite Queer and Trans content we’re on most social platforms @beaumygodpod. Check us out at www.beaumygod.com where you can find out more info AND purchase some BMG merch like stickers, hats, and shirts.SOURCES:https://www.theantisocialite.com https://www.beaumygod.com https://www.wnba.com/player/brittney-griner/#/bio https://www.teamusa.org/usa-basketball/athletes/Brittney-Grinerhttps://www.insider.com/brittney-griner-russia-arrest-drug-trial-sentencing-path-home-timeline-2022-8 https://www.cbssports.com/wnba/news/brittney-griner-situation-explained-wnba-star-sentenced-to-nine-years-in-russian-prison/ https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/05/sports/basketball/russia-brittney-griner.html https://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/34350486/brittney-griner-nine-year-prison-sentence-compounds-injustice-secretary-state-antony-blinken-says https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/04/europe/brittney-griner-trial/index.html https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/08/sport/megan-rapinoe-presidential-medal-brittney-griner-spt-intl https://www.sportsnet.ca/wnba/article/athletes-call-for-support-freedom-of-brittney-griner-at-espy-awards/ https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/about.html https://abcnews.go.com/Health/biden-administration-declare-monkeypox-public-health-emergency/story?id=87543459 Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
#37 - Creating Ideal Queer Worlds through Literature with Marty Noel Chenyao
22-07-2022
#37 - Creating Ideal Queer Worlds through Literature with Marty Noel Chenyao
Host Beau Bradley (he/they) welcomes back guest Marty Noel Chenyao (he/him) for his third appearance on BMG, to discuss topics like Transgender health care and considerations post Roe v Wade being overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, current transgender representation in literature, Marty's collection of both writing and photography that can be found on his website www.theantisocialite.com, and much more! The familiar duo chat candidly back and forth about their feelings in today's current world, it's implications on BIPoC and Queer/Trans folks, and then truly dig into queer literature, specifically chatting about nonbinary characters, gender representation, how most stories play to cisgender-heterosexual readers, and how to approach pronouns in a non-cringe way while writing. Marty shares how he crafts his stories, why homophobia and transphobia don't exist in his fiction, and what those conversations look like amongst queer authors and writers.To listen to other BMG Episodes including Marty, check out Season 2 Episode 2, Meet in the Middle with Marty Noel Chenyao, or Season 2 Episode 13, Testosterone is Magic with Marty Noel Chenyao. You can find Marty on social media @the.antisocialite. Don’t forget to rate subscribe and follow along for more of your favorite Queer and Trans content we’re on most social platforms @beaumygodpod. Check us out at www.beaumygod.com where you can find out more info AND purchase some BMG swag like stickers, hats, and shirts.*episode contains light cursing Sources: 1. The Antisocialite - www.theantisocialite.com 2.  Pure Heroines - https://docdro.id/fa4NkPR Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
#36 - T is for Transgender
08-07-2022
#36 - T is for Transgender
In today's episode of Beau my God, host Beau Bradley (he/they) breaks further into the acronym LGBTQIA+ as a part of The Queer Alphabet, with T is for Transgender. Sharing the history of the term transgender along with some of the ways the term has changed over time and of course, some statistics to match. Did you know that 1.6 Million people in the US ages 13 and up identify as Transgender? (14). Beau then slows it down for the first in a while Beau Brief, where they share their recent covid experience, what he was up to during Pride Month, and FINALLY shares how much money we collectively raised for CHEER Seattle during the BMG Season 3 Launch Party...hint we made more than $100 per hour of the event! Beau wraps up this episode with a list of misconceptions that he wish folks knew about being transgender, building off of last episode's list from guest, Valina Eckley; followed by our weekly affirmation. Don’t forget to rate subscribe and follow along for more of your favorite Queer and Trans content we’re on most social platforms @beaumygodpod. Check us out at www.beaumygod.com where you can find out more info AND purchase some BMG merch like stickers, hats, and shirts.SOURCES:https://www.apa.org/topics/lgbtq/transgender https://www.buzzsprout.com/1254728/episodes/7167424 https://transequality.org/issues/resources/frequently-asked-questions-about-transgender-people https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/umbrella-term https://www.them.us/story/inqueery-transgender https://transtechsocial.org/about/ https://bookshop.org/books/transgender-history-the-roots-of-today-s-revolution/9781580056892 https://www.hrc.org/resources/seven-things-about-transgender-people-that-you-didnt-know https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-middle-east/sumer#:~:text=Sumer%20was%20an%20ancient%20civilization,as%20modern%20humans%20understand%20it. http://www.phsa.ca/transcarebc/gender-basics-education/terms-concepts/two-spirit https://www.teenvogue.com/story/lgbtq-institute-in-germany-was-burned-down-by-nazis https://www.umass.edu/stonewall/sites/default/files/Infoforandabout/transpeople/genny_beemyn_transgender_history_in_the_united_states.pdf Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
#35 - Incompletely Complete with Valina Eckley
24-06-2022
#35 - Incompletely Complete with Valina Eckley
Host Beau Bradley (he/they) welcomes back Season 2 guest, Valina Eckley (her/she), to talk all things transgender including Val's personal experiences growing up in rural Wyoming, her coming out story, and how she came to found CHEER Salt Lake, an all volunteer non-profit and sibling team of CHEER Seattle! Valina blesses listeners with vulnerability, lots of important insight - especially on asexuality, honest information about the Transgender community, and her signature humor - despite Valina's  insistence that she isn't punny! The pair discuss high school and second puberty, what it was like growing up knowing your were different - but not knowing quite well, agreeing that right now is the best time in both of their lives.  Then Valina shares the story of Mathew Shepherd, a freshman at the University of Wyoming who was violently murdered in October 1998 following in a horrific act of homophobia, and what it was like to be the only out/openly transgender student at the University at that time. She credits this incident as a part of her hormone journey which included a move to San Francisco!Discussions turn to her upcoming vulvaplasty, and her decision to have that procedure versus a vaginoplasty, Val's feelings on transgender participation in sports, especially following the influx of  anti-transgender legislation across the country. Highlighting Utah's recent ban on trans girls in sports. Valina, shares her perspective as a trans athlete, and leader, team founder, and the true trailblazer that she is, including what she and CHEER Salt Lake (CSL) are doing to fight back including telling her personal story publicly on Transgender Day of Visibility, and CSL's involvement with Genderbands on getting children's books with trans and non-binary representation in the shelves of every public library in the State of Utah. Like we said, trailblazer! We could keep sharing what Valina and Beau discussed, or you could listen yourself to absorb all of the information you can get from this pair.Find out more about CHEER Salt Lake at @CheerSaltLake or https://cheersaltlake.org AND check out their book project, where you can also donate at https://secure.givelively.org/donate/cheer-salt-lake/transgender-children-s-book-drive Find Valina's TikTok at @TransCheerValFind out more about Gender Bands at @GenderBandsDon’t forget to rate subscribe and follow along for more of your favorite Queer and Trans content we’re on most social platforms @beaumygodpod. Check us out at www.beaumygod.com where you can find out more info AND purchase some BMG swag like stickers, hats, and shirts. Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
#34 - Aging with Pride with Steven Knipp of GenPride
09-06-2022
#34 - Aging with Pride with Steven Knipp of GenPride
As Pride Month 2022 ramps up, join host Beau Bradley (he/they) as he sits down with Executive Director of local Seattle non-profit, GenPride, Steven Knipp (he/him), to discuss some LGBTQIA+ History, Steven's personal experiences as a part of our community, and what it is like for our elders to stay active  and connected, especially in the pandemic era. GenPride is an organization that advocates for the unique needs of older LGBTQIA+ adults, offers innovative programs and services that promote wellbeing and prevent social isolation, cultivates belonging through community connection, and works to eliminate discrimination in all its forms. To find out more about GenPride, it's programs, or how you can get involved (at any age), check out https://www.genprideseattle.org or find them on social media @GenPrideSeattle.Beau finishes the episode with a mental health check in for the community, which is especially important right now, during the Pride Month Rush, and caps it off with an affirmation. Don’t forget to rate subscribe and follow along for more of your favorite Queer and Trans content we’re on most social platforms @beaumygodpod. Check us out at www.beaumygod.com where you can find out more info AND purchase some BMG swag like stickers, hats, shirts. Sources:https://genprideseattle.org https://news.gallup.com/poll/329708/lgbt-identification-rises-latest-estimate.aspx Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
#33 - Roe v. Wade + Bisexuals
12-05-2022
#33 - Roe v. Wade + Bisexuals
On this hot-button episode, host Beau Bradley (He/They) discusses the implications of a the leaked, initial draft supreme court majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito, showing that the U.S. Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, on the LGBTQIA+ Community.He speaks from the heart on why thisis so dangerous for all folks, especially menstruators, people with uteruses, and minorities as a whole. He breaks down a list of landmark legal civil rights rulings in the U.S. based on the legality of Roe v. Wade, including anti-sodomy laws and same-sex marriage.  Beau then shares a personal exchange they had on Instagram.Then they cool off their raging temper, by sharing the modern history (1900s-Today) of B is for Bisexual, with interesting comparisons between the 1920s and today. Some out and proud bisexual celebrities that you might know include: Aaron Carter, Alanis Morissette, Aubrey Plaza, Azealia Banks, Cardi B, Carol Baskin, David Bowie, Frank Ocean, and Lady Gaga, there is a much more inclusive list with sources/quotes/etc., on www.bi.org .Beau wraps up this episode with an FYI about upcoming event Pillars of Pride: Honoring our LGBTQIA+ Elders. This event, hosted by GenPride will honor seniors from the community, You can find out more about this event at https://genprideseattle.org/pop/Ending with a brand new, self-written affirmation, Beau then leaves listeners with the message, Find out how to support the rights of people with uteruses, Check your gendered language, and believe in yourself! SOURCES:https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/02/supreme-court-abortion-draft-opinion-00029473 https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/what-is-roe-v-wade https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/roe-overturned-bodily-autonomy-american-constitution/629780/ https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/the-history-of-abortion-rights-in-washington-state/ https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/opinion/2022/01/23/overturning-roe-would-also-devastate-lgbtqia-community/6621484001/ Historicizing (Bi)Sexuality: A rejoinder for Gay/Lesbian Studies, Feminism, and Queer Theory by Steven Angelideshttps://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/Bi-phobia-series/bi-history https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bisexual https://bi.org/en/101/bisexuality https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/evolution-word-bisexual-why-it-s-still-misunBeau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
#32 - Clawing, Biting, Climbing through History with Ainara Luque
28-04-2022
#32 - Clawing, Biting, Climbing through History with Ainara Luque
Come celebrate Lesbian Week of Visibility (April 25-May 1, annually), with host Beau Bradley (he/they) and special guest Ainara "Nana" Luque (she/her). The duo laugh through this too-incredible-to-cut-down episode discussing Lesbian and LGBTQIA+ community visibility, breaking down the U.S. population of Lesbians by generation, and really digging into Ainara's sexuality journey. Our incredible guest shares what it was like growing up as a Queer youth in Spain, and how it was to move on her own to the United States.  Nana gets extremely vulnerable and shares many nuggets of information that will not only be helpful for anyone to hear, but healing for many queer people listening. The pair break down lesbian stereotypes, experiences and reasons why it can be scary to be LGBTQIA+ in public, when Nana realized she was a lesbian, and more! This is an episode you DO NOT want to miss! Find Nana's Queer poetry on Instagram @AraniasThoughts! *This episode is marked as explicit for moderate cursing. Sources:1https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/04/26/lesbian-visibility-week-2022-is-here/ 2https://news.gallup.com/poll/329708/lgbt-identification-rises-latest-estimate.aspx   3https://www.statista.com/statistics/797321/us-population-by-generation/  4https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2022/4/25/founder-lesbian-visibility-week-linda-riley-why-it-matters 5https://www.lovewhatmatters.com/6-positive-affirmations-for-every-trans-gender-non-conforming-individual-lgbtqia-mental-health-self-care-love-kindness-ally/  6https://www.hrc.org/resources/fatal-violence-against-the-transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-community-in-2022 Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
#31 - Non-Binary Travel with Rose Bradley
15-04-2022
#31 - Non-Binary Travel with Rose Bradley
On tonight's all new episode of Beau my God, special guest Rose Bradley (they/them) joins spouse and host, Beau Bradley (he/they) for a recap of their recent cross country flight, Rose's run-in with TSA, and more! Catching up on current events like new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policies and procedures, and recapping the in-person Beau my God Season 3 Launch Party, this is a jam packed episode you don't want to miss.Beau breaks down the G in LGBTQIA+ for this episode's ode to The Queer Alphabet, with the history of the word gay, or gai, or gey - depending on the century and origin. This personal, deep episode is informative, educational, and a lot of fun! Don’t forget to rate subscribe and follow along for more of your favorite Queer and Trans content we’re on most social platforms @beaumygodpod. Check us out at www.beaumygod.com where you can find out more info AND purchase some BMG swag like stickers, hats, shirts. SOURCES:https://www.tsa.gov/transgender-passengers https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2021/06/16/trans-travel-tsa-lgbtq/ https://www.ustranssurvey.org/reports https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gay https://www.gayly.com/history-word-“gay”https://pivotalcounselingcenter.com/lgbtq-affirmations/ Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!
#30 - Three Three Three (333)
30-03-2022
#30 - Three Three Three (333)
The third season of Beau my God starts off with host Beau Bradley (he/they) setting expectations for this season, breaking down the L in LGBTQIA+, and discussing International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), which occurs on March 31st every year.Beau brings back The Queer Alphabet starting off strong with explaining the L in LGBTQIA+. Are there queer terms you don't know, don't understand, or haven't heard before? Well look no further, this podcast breaks queer terms into bite size, approachable pieces for every person interested in learning.Speaking of TDOV,  join us at Rose Temple in Seattle from 7-10 on March 30, 2022 for the Season Three Launch Party with performances by CHEER Seattle, DJ Pretty Please, and Jeannie Rak!! This event is benefiting CHEER Seattle, to find out more or learn how to donate, visit this link: www.cheerseattle.org This week's episode ends in the new ritual of an affirmation and a call to action, asking listeners to share this podcast with their friends and family. Let's create some visibility for the next LGBTQIA+ generation! Sources:https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lesbian https://outtv.ca/uncategorized/international-lesbian-day/ https://news.gallup.com/poll/329708/lgbt-identification-rises-latest-estimate.aspx https://www.census.gov/popclock/ https://www.nclrights.org/get-help/resources/ https://www.glsen.org/activity/transgender-day-visibility https://www.glaad.org/blog/transgender-day-visibility https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/lgbtq/  https://blavity.com/7-important-affirmations-for-lgbtq-youth-to-help-boost-confidence-and-resiliency?category1=trending&category2=world Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand usYou can check us out at www.beaumygod.com, and follow us on social media @BeauMyGodPod, if you listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts, leave us a review!