Queer I Am, The Podcast.by Andrew Flewitt
Queer I Am, the podcast that celebrates Queer Artists, Allies and the community, is proud to announce the launch of its third season. By popular demand, season 3 is recorded weekly in front of a live studio audience, kicking off on the 1st May 2023, featuring Author Helen Trevorrow; Performer Anthony Barnett (AKA Shallow Vera); Actor and Theatre Maker, Nathaniel J. Hall; and Content Creator, and Activist Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah.
Queer I Am S3 follows its break-out successful first two seasons that have been downloaded in more than 40 countries.
Created and hosted by Andrew Flewitt, they will be partnering with Arcobaleno an inclusive venue in the heart of Brighton, and the inspiring charity Across Rainbows, a charity that focuses on redefining queer identity, to host 8 incredible live discussions, featuring a panel of special guests for each recording. The panel discussions aim to get under the skin of key topics that resonate with our Queer community and will also act as research for Andrew’s debut book, Queer I Am, The Book I Wish I’d Been Given.
Creator and Host, Andrew Flewitt, said: “The calibre of guests and contributors is a testament to how quickly the Queer I Am podcast has evolved. A live audience will elevate this season with energy, fun and their contribution through the Q&A session at the end of each episode. It is a thrill to be partnering with Arcobaleno, an inclusive space in Brighton that has kindly allowed me to host the podcast there, and their production company, Across Rainbow Productions. Across Rainbow Productions will be filming the podcast conversations and will release these on their YouTube channel and social platforms; this is not only elevating the podcast to a new level, but for me, demonstrates the power of our community coming together and supporting each other.”
There is an incredible line up of guests, all of which will be contributing to interesting and thought-provoking conversations:
Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir (Owl), is an author, feminist, advocate, and Metro columnist. Ulga said, “Queer I Am, The Podcast offers queer people a chance to combat those narratives with real, authentic, and engaging conversations. I'm going to be discussing queer relationships, which I always think is an important topic. So often trans people are painted as topics of disgust and people that are seen as undesirable - but trans people are likewise seen as a commodity, fetishises and sexualised. Navigating that as a trans person can be incredibly tricky, and finding love in another trans person who understands me and loves me for who I am, as opposed to despite it, is a radical act in itself. In a world that keeps telling us we are unlovable, it's a rebellion to find love in each other”.
Adam Zmith is a writer and podcast producer; his work covers history, LGBTQ+ life and culture, art, sex and more. Adam is the author of Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures, and is the producer of various podcast series including The Log Books, The Film We Can't See and a new one coming soon that platforms the stories of queer migrant men in London. Speaking with Adam about appearing on Queer I Am, The Podcast, he confirmed ‘It's super important to keep the conversation about queer lives and rights going, because people are trying to stop us from living our lives free and in dignity. The quiet recent harassment by councils of queer sex raves, the daily attacks on trans people in the so-called 'debate' about rights, the destruction of sexual health services, and the rise in homophobic/biphobic/transphobic hate crimes in recent years — these all make it clear that we must keep talking about our lives, our history, and asserting our rights.
Let's keep the Queer conversation going!
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