We look back at the 2020 Presidential Election in the United States and the unprecedented fall out.
We celebrate the Biden/Harris victory along with the 'rainbow wave' which saw many LGBTQ people elected to public office. We also consider what it may mean for LGBTQ rights.
Sam is joined by a black voter Andrea Marius from New York who voted for Biden - Andrea shares her perspective on what's next for the United States and the role of black voters in the election process, especially gains in Georgia.
LGBTQ music artist Clinton John talks about his new song 'Fresh' and shares his thoughts on the U.S. Election.
And Sam is also joined by certified Life Mastery Consultant, author and motivational speaker Dr Laura Cole to discuss her work including creating safe spaces for LGBTQ people.
LGBTQ music artist Anthony Hale talking about his music, authenticity and the upcoming U.S. Presidential election and how the political landscape has changed in recent years.
Author Mike Curato discusses his new graphic novel 'Flamer' which is set in 1995 and focuses on character Aiden Navarro and explores the struggles of bullying and the dark path it can lead to. 'Flamer' has received excellent reviews, including one reviewer who said the book would 'save lives'.
David Auten and John Schneider talk about finances and getting debt free. Known as ‘The Debt Free Guys’, husbands David and John have 35 years combined experience and host the ‘Queer Money’ podcast. They’ve developed various debt help tools including a programme which has helped people pay off mounting credit card debts. David and John also chat to Sam about LGBTQ specific financial struggles.
Also – One week out from the U.S. Presidential Election Sam shares his thoughts and predictions from a U.K. perspective.
Kayla Kaszyca & Sarah Costello - Hosts of the 'Sounds Fake But Okay' podcast 'a podcast where an aromantic asexual girl and a demisexual-straight girl talk about all things to do with love, relationships, sexuality, and pretty much anything else that they just don't understand'.
With October 25th marking the start of 'Asexual Awareness Week' Sarah and Kayla join Sam to talk about underrepresentation of asexuality within the LGBTQ community, educating others about it, common misconceptions and lots more.
Brandyn Killz - LGBTQ music artist who describes his music as 'dance music for the new romantics'. Brandyn sees music as a multitude of different things from an escape, to joy, therapy, passion and purpose.
Brandyn chats to Sam about his music, growing up, election 2020 and the BLM movement.
David Ledain - British author talks about his latest book 'Having Gay Sex: A Guide To Male Homosexual Sex'. Part of the books synopsis explains an often asked question by some gay and bi men - "how do I have sex with a man?", the book explores the mystery around these questions in the hope of allowing more men to live as their true selves.
David's previous books include 'This Forbidden Fruit: Male Homosexuality: A Culture & History Guide' and 'Gay Dad: Ten True Stories of Divorced Gay Men With Kids, Living in the U.K. Today'. David also contributed to the 'Rainbow Dads' podcast.
Gia Woods - LGBTQ Persian music artist Gia Woods just dropped her brand new album 'Cut Season'. An album which at its core is grounded in personal, raw experience. Gia talks about her music, coming out to the world with her first release in 2015, the impact of the pandemic and her Persian background.
Tom Hendry - British actor and LGBTQ ally talks about the production of 'The Starving Swans', a feature film currently being developed by 'Baby Dog Films' in the United Kingdom. The film focusses on two gay soldiers returning from the battlegrounds of World War I. Sam chats to Tom about the erasure of LGBTQ people from history and how that can be addressed and Tom shares stories of homophobia in the heterosexual community.
David Lester - Money strategist with over two decades of experience. We chat to David about struggling with finances due to the coronavirus pandemic and the impact on vital LGBTQ community services. David has written two books 'I Heart Money' and 'From Middle Class To Millionaire' and is a contributor on CNBC, HuffPost and more.
Tommy Atkins - LGBTQ country music artist Tommy joins us for a second time to talk about his newest release 'Kiss Me Cowboy'. Despite lockdown Tommy was determined to carry on releasing new material but yearns to get out performing again! Tommy talks about what he's been up to over the past few months and making explicitly gay country music.
Amazin LeThi - Asian Bodybuilder, LGBTQ advocate and fitness author Amazin joins Sam to talk about her career, the discrimination she has faced both in the sporting world and growing up, representation and equality in sports and much more. In 2018 Amazin became the first LGBTQ Asian athlete to appear in Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign and in 2019 was featured in the Australian Pride Power List. Amazin is nothing short of an inspiration within the LGBTQ community and beyond and has long advocated for the rights of minority communities around the World.
Rodney Wilson - Gay history teacher who came out to his students in 1994 and founded October's LGBTQ History Month in the U.S. talks about what it was like to come out at a time when gay people had barely any rights, and the backlash he received as a result. Rodney was teaching in Missouri at the time and is the subject of a documentary short 'Taboo Teaching: A Profile of Missouri Teacher Rodney Wilson' (available on YouTube).