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Nathan OUTloud

Nathan Treanor

Nathan OUTloud, hosted by Nathan Treanor, is a collection of coming out stories and conversations on LGBTQ+ politics and current events. Additionally, some episodes spotlight LGBTQ+ musicians, authors, or other cultural icons. Come OUT | Be OUT | Live OUTloud
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Originally released: April 27, 2009 Episode 1 of Nathan OUTloud is a brief introduction to the host of Nathan OUTloud, Nathan Treanor. Nathan shares part of his coming out story, including the first time he ever told anyone he is gay. Nathan also shares when he came out to his mother. In the news: Nathan talks about the tragic news of two 11 year-old boys who, after being bullied and tormented in school, needlessly took their lives. The heartbreaking stories of Jaheem Herrera and Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover shed light on the importance of anti-bullying curriculum in schools. Also, the Human Rights Campaign released the new “Welcoming Schools” Program – information at http://www.hrc.org/welcomingschools/ (hrc.org) Spotlight Artist: Maria Daines and her song “The Staffie Song”. As a dog lover, Nathan shares a song about the importance of dog rescue and how every animal deserves a chance at a loving home. Music courtesy of the http://music.podshow.com/ (Podsafe Music Network). Also check out http://www.maria-daines.com/ (Maria Daines) online. Take Action: Congress is currently considering Federal Hate Crimes legislation that would expand protections to LGBT Americans. Learn more at http://www.fighthatenow.org/ (fighthatenow.org) – where you will be able to contact your members of Congress and also share a moving video by Judy Shepard. Judy’s son Matthew was killed 10 years ago in a brutal attack because he was gay. Since Matthew’s death, Judy has not given up the fight to ensure that Matthew’s death was not in vain and that current Hate Crimes protections are expanded to include members of the LGBT community. Follow the podcast on twitter http://twitter.com/nathanOUTloud (@nathanOUTloud). To share your coming out story on a future episode of Nathan OUTloud, email here. Come OUT | Be OUT | Live OUTloud 3b9ND8yTuk7soDFbsUvI Support this podcast
Aug 31 2020
13 mins
Meghan Stabler, music by Lee Waters & Hate Crimes Legislation
Originally released: May 12, 2009 Episode 2 features a coming out story by Meghan Stabler: After an impressive 25 years leadership in I.T., she took on her toughest challenge and transitioned openly in the workplace at BMC Software. At BMC she helped establish understanding, communication and policies within the company to support global diversity and credits her co-workers and company DNA culture for LGBT support throughout the company. Meghan is a past board member to the National & International Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She currently serves on the board for; AIDS Foundation Houston, Human Right Campaign’s National Business Council, HRC Steering Committee’s of both Houston & Austin, President Obama’s National LGBT Policy Committee, AETNA Healthcare GLBT Advisory Board, PRIDE Houston Board, Out and Equal Workplace Advocate’s Conference Committee. As a nationally recognized spokesperson and activist Meghan has appeared globally on the television, radio and print media representing a number of industry and board related issues. Meghan has used her no-nonsense approach to advise a number of international governments, including members of the US Senate and House of Representatives. In June 2008 she submitted written testimony to Congress on Transgender Workplace issues. Meghan's courageous story is an example of authenticity and of being able to Come OUT | Be OUT | Live OUTloud.  This episode I am featuring a song by singer/songwriter Lee Waters. The song is titled "Virginia" and as Lee explains was inspired by the remarks made by Rep. Virginia Foxx's remarks in Congress during the debate on the Matthew Shepard Act. Lee has committed to donating all proceeds from the song to the http://www.matthewshepard.org/ (Matthew Shepard Foundation). http://indiestore.7digital.com/leewaters/tracks?tid=-143659 (Click here to download the song). Lee's other music can be found on his website: http://leewaters.com/ (leewaters.com) Take Action: Contact your Senators to ask that they support the Matthew Shepard Act. Visit http://fighthatenow.org/ (fighthatenow.org) for more information. Thank you Meghan & Lee for your contribution to episode 2 of Nathan OUTloud!  Follow the podcast on twitter http://twitter.com/nathanOUTloud (@nathanOUTloud).  To share your coming out story on a future episode of Nathan OUTloud, email here. Come OUT | Be OUT | Live OUTloud Support this podcast
Aug 31 2020
41 mins
Mitchell Gold & Jake Walden
Originally released: May 23, 2009 Episode 3 of Nathan OUTloud features an interview with the author and editor of the book http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1929774109?ie=UTF8&tag=naou03-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1929774109 (Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America), Mitchell Gold. In 1989, Mitchell Gold and his business partner, Bob Williams, created a furniture company in Taylorsville, North Carolina. Today, Gold and Williams head a nationally recognized company http://www.mgbwhome.com/ (Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams). In addition to running a $100M company, he plays a major role in the national dialogue on gay rights. In December 2005, he established http://www.faithinamerica.com/ (Faith in America), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people about how religion-based bigotry is used to justify discrimination against gay people.Mitchell has been recognized as a major force for good in the fight for gay rights by numerous organizations, including: The http://www.hrc.org/ (Human Rights Campaign): Board of Directors for seven years and Nov. 2007 Equality Honoree, Palm Springs. National Black Justice Coalition: April 2008 Leadership Award. http://www.out.com/ (Out magazine): April 2007, "Top 50 Most Powerful Gay People in America" list. Gay Men's Health Crisis: March 2007 25th Anniversary Dinner Honoree.  http://www.advocate.com/ (The Advocate magazine): 2006 "People of the Year Award" for Faith in America. Vox Vodka + Out: 2004 Vox/Out Voices of Style + Design Award. Mitchell's work for gay rights has forged friendships with prominent members of the gay community--and led to a number of them wanting to join him in creating his recently released book entitled "http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1929774109?ie=UTF8&tag=naou03-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1929774109 (Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain & Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America)." You can also find more information on the book at http://www.crisisbook.org/ (www.crisisbook.org).  After the interview with Mitchell I share more about my coming out story, and how reading “Crisis” and speaking with Mitchell has made me reevaluate my coming out journey. In an interview with artist Jake Walden we learn about the inspiration for Jake’s debut album “http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/browserRedirect?url=itms%253A%252F%252Fax.itunes.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZStore.woa%252Fwa%252FviewAlbum%253Fi%253D273592165%2526id%253D273592135%2526s%253D143441 (Alive & Screaming)”. As you hear in ‘For Somebody’, Jake's soaring, melodic, heartfelt music, coupled with his distinctively emotive velvet gravel voice is both intensely personal and universal. According to Jake, "I want to be as raw and truthful as I can. When I'm playing a show, I try and engage myself fully with every person, as if it were just our time." "If I haven't made half of the audience cry, not out of sadness, but out of hope, then I haven't done my job, or lived up to my dream. I am trying to inspire them to remember what it is they are seeking."He pauses and smiles with a look of heartache, " For hope is so easily swept away by the storms of our lives."More information can be found at Jake’s website http://jakewaldenmusic.com/ (jakewaldenmusic.com).  This week I am asking that you take action on "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell". You may have heard the news lately a lot of coverage of the discriminatory "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy of the US military. My good friend and fellow podcaster Kathy of http://lezzymom.com/ ("Thoughts from a Lezzymom") had great coverage of this topic on her recent episode. It was her suggestion, and I am asking that each of you take action this week, and call the White House and ask that Support this podcast
Aug 31 2020
36 mins
Tom from Ramble Redhead Show & Singer/Songwriter Tom Goss
Originally released: June 08, 2009 Episode 4 features a coming out story and interview with Tom from Ramble Redhead Show. Tom has been doing his podcast for over 4 years and has completed nearly 300 episodes. You can check out all of the podcasts on his website at http://www.rambleredhead.com/ (http://www.rambleredhead.com/). You can also find his podcasts in iTunes. Tom Goss' "Back To Love" is a collection of edgy alt/pop songs that are literally about love—not always romantic love, but the many faces of love. He has built on the success of his first national tour with acclaimed singer/songwriter Eric Himan in 2008, as well as the production and release of his first video, which was featured nationally and eventually rose to #2 on MTV LOGO’s The Click List. "I wanted to create something that was instantly accessible," says Goss. "Something that would touch a wide audience, and something that was fast and clean but also carried a concrete message." As a gay man, he wanted to deliver a message about societal and religious perceptions of what love means to a gay person, as well as his family’s love and failed love, including the divorce of his parents. Goss also learned a lot from his recently deceased grandfather, whom he says loved his grandmother “more than I have ever seen anyone love.” He adds that “Back To Love” breathes speaks, and aches like nothing I have ever done before.” Goss, who grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, moved to DC in 2004 to enter Catholic seminary in hopes of becoming a priest. After that didn’t go as planned, Goss later found himself through his charity work and through his partner, and began to make music a full-time ambition. His debut, album, Naked Without, was released in 2006 and was followed by Rise in January 2008. Goss plans to hit the road in support of Back To Love, delivering the message of his new album to a wide range of listeners. “I want people to listen to "Back To Love" and leave with a sense of hope and love greater than before,” says Goss. “I want to start conversations about love and loss, anger and forgiveness, hope and fear, but most importantly integration, of self and of each other. And at the same time, I want to deliver the best batch of songs that I possibly could.” You can find more information on Tom’s music and concert dates on his website http://www.tomgossmusic.net/ (tomgossmusic.net). "Back to Love" is also available on http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=158289962&uo=6 (iTunes). From that we get “Til the End”. On May 28 radio hosts Rob Williams and Arnie States spent more than 30 minutes making crude and dehumanizing comments promoting child abuse against transgender children. It began when they discussed a story about an Omaha family supporting their transgender child and her transition. After GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation issued a call to action, the radio station finally called back and promised Rob and Arnie would respond to their offensive segment. GLAAD also spoke with with radio host Dawn Rossi who defended transgender people on the highly problematic segment. On their follow-up show, Rob and Arnie failed to apologize for their remarks. GLAAD re-issued the Call to Action, and LGBT advocates made their voices heard through social networking and thousands of people from around the world contacted KRXQ and their advertisers. After nine advertisers pulled their ads, the radio station finally took notice and they suspended the show until Thursday June 11th. For the most up-to-date information visit http://www.glaad.org/ (glaad.org). Thank you Tom & Tom for your contributions to episode 4 of Nathan OUTloud! Follow the podcast on twitter http://twitter.com/nathanoutloud (@nathanOUTloud). Also, join me on facebook on the http://facebook.com/nathanoutloudfans/ (Nathan OUTloud fan page). To share your comments or suggestions please, email here. Come OUT | Be OUT |... Support this podcast
Aug 31 2020
30 mins
Kim Pearson from TransYouth Family Allies
Originally released: June 14, 2009 In http://nathanoutloud.blogspot.com/2009/06/episode-4-tom-from-ramble-redhead-show.html (episode 4), I discussed the events from the "Rob, Arnie & Dawn Show" on KRXQ in Sacramento, California that started with the May 28th show. In response to that, along with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Kim Pearson from TransYouth Family Allies lead the effort to ensure that KRXQ and Rob & Arnie be held responsible for the words and tone of their show and their follow-up response. Kim Pearson is Executive Director/Co-Founder of http://www.imatyfa.org/ (TransYouth Family Allies) (TYFA) and National Board President of http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=380 (PFLAG-TNET). She first directed her energy into GLBT support, advocacy and education as the founder and president of her local PFLAG Chapter when the youngest of her three children came out as lesbian in 2005. Eighteen months later she found herself facilitating that same child's transition to living life as a young man. Fueled by her passion for ensuring respect and equal rights for children like hers she co-founded TYFA, the first and only national organization that supports, educates and advocates exclusively for gender variant and transgender children. In its short history TYFA has provided support to over 100 families, and training to hundreds of GLBT organizations, service professionals and government officials all over the United States. TYFA and their families have been featured on several local/national radio programs, national/regional television and numerous print articles. You can also find TYFA on http://apps.facebook.com/causes/74940?m=cc366e79 (facebook). You can find the story that started this discussion by visiting http://www.ketv.com/station/19474067/detail.html (ketv.com). For the statement and to listen to the entire show from June 11th that featured Kim and Autumn Sandeen, http://robarnieanddawn.com/ (click here). To follow the whole story, go to the http://glaadblog.org/2009/06/11/glaad-update-on-todays-krxq-broadcast/ (GLAADblog). You can find the book discussed on the show http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1573443182?ie=UTF8&tag=naou03-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1573443182 ("The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals".) Thank you Kim for your contributions to episode 5 of Nathan OUTloud! Follow the podcast on twitter http://twitter.com/nathanoutloud (@nathanOUTloud). Also, join me on facebook on the http://www.facebook.com/NathanOUTloudfans (Nathan OUTloud fan page). To share your coming out story on a future episode of Nathan OUTloud, email here. Come OUT | Be OUT | Live OUTloud Support this podcast
Aug 31 2020
36 mins
Daniel Karslake - Director/Writer/Producer of FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SORepresentative Kyrsten Sinema, Singer/Songwriter Matthew David & "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Originally released: July 15, 2009 Episode 7 features an interview with http://azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=52&Legislature=49 (Arizona State Representative Kyrsten Sinema). Kyrsten just released the book http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1576758893?ie=UTF8&tag=naou03-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1576758893 (Unite and Conquer: How to Build Coalitions that Win and Last). Kyrsten currently serves as the Assistant Leader to the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives and represents central Phoenix in the Arizona Legislature. Now in her third term, she is the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee and the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. Kyrsten holds both a law degree and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry at ASU. She is an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at ASU and practices law when not in session. Kyrsten also serves as faculty for the Center for Progressive Leadership, teaching tomorrow’s community leaders about the political process. Kyrsten has worked on initiatives in Arizona and around the country for a number of years, and in 2006 chaired Arizona Together, the first and only successful effort in the country to defeat a same-sex marriage ballot initiative. In 2008, she chaired Protect Arizona’s Freedom, the coalition that defeated Ward Connerly’s effort to place an initiative on the state ballot to eliminate equal opportunity programs. She continues to consult with political groups around the nation on electoral and legislative strategy. Kyrsten serves on numerous community and national boards, including as Board President of Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees, the YWCA of Maricopa County, Center for Progressive Leadership, and the Young Elected Officials’ Network. Kyrsten is the recipient of awards for her political leadership, including the NAACP Civil Rights Award, AZ Hispanic Community Forum Friend of the Year, Planned Parenthood Legislative CHOICE Award, Sierra Club’s Most Valuable Player, and the AZ Public Health Association Legislator of the Year. Kyrsten’s first book, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1576758893?ie=UTF8&tag=naou03-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1576758893 (Unite and Conquer: How to Build Coalitions that Win and Last), is now available by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. You can find more information on Kyrsten's work by following her on http://twitter.com/kyrstensinema (twitter), http://www.facebook.com/kyrstensinema (facebook) and her http://kyrstensinema.blogspot.com/ (blog). Also in Episode 7 you will hear the debut single by singer/songwriter Matthew David – “Masquerade”. Strong, inspiring lyrics along with an impressive contemporary rock arrangement were merged with Matthew’s engaging vocal style to create a first release that is fueling the anticipation of his first full-length album. The Vancouver based singer-songwriter got his start like many of today's chart-topping artists - by singing in church. Since he was 4, Matthew has been exploring and learning the art of performance. At 18 he packed his bags and moved to England where he studied voice and theatre in London's West End. Matthew is currently in the studio finishing up his debut release, which is due out this fall. You can find Matthew David at http://facebook.com/musicbymatthewdavid (facebook.com/musicbymatthewdavid) & http://myspace.com/musicbymatthewdavid (myspace.com/musicbymatthewdavid). On July 7, 2009, Representative Patrick Murphy (D-PA) announced that he was taking over lead sponsorship of legislation in Congress to repeal the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy of the US Military. Rep. Murphy also announced a website – http://www.letthemserve.com/... Support this podcast
Aug 31 2020
37 mins
Marine Staff Sgt. Eric Alva (Ret.)
Originally released: August 02, 2009 On episode 8 of Nathan OUTloud, I interview http://www.hrc.org/sites/voicesofhonor/about_vets.asp#ericalva (Retired Marine Staff Sgt. Eric Alva). Eric's courageous story of 13 years of service in the United States Marine Corp. and being the first US Service Member to be injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom caught the country's attention in 2003. After spending over a year rehabilitating from the injuries he sustained, Eric retired from the Marines. After his retirement, Eric went back to college to obtain his degree. It was during that time that he decided to be true to himself and help others and he came out as a gay veteran. In February of 2007, Eric joined Rep. Martin Meehan, D-MA, at the introduction of the Military Readiness Enhancement Act, a bill designed to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Eric discusses his journey and what has driven him to be a voice for equality, not only for LGBT people, but for all Americans. Eric will also participate in the Voices of Honor tour in select cities. For more information visit http://www.hrc.org/sites/voicesofhonor/index.asp (hrc.org/voicesofhonor). For the latest on H.R.1283 "Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2009", http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-1283 (click here). For information on how to contact your elected officials, http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml (click here). Send comments, suggestions and feedback to comments@nathanoutloud.com. Follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/nathanoutloud (@nathanoutloud) & join me on the http://www.facebook.com/nathanoutloudfans (Nathan OUTloud facebook fan page). Come OUT | Be OUT | Live OUTloud Support this podcast
Aug 31 2020
28 mins
TransForm Arizona Conference
Originally released: September 19, 2009 On episode 9 of Nathan OUTloud, I interview Abigail Jensen and Allyson Robinson about the upcoming http://transform.transmentors.org/ (TransForm Arizona Conference). I also play a song by http://www.coyotegrace.com/ (Joe Stevens of Coyote Grace). Abby Jensen is member of the Board of Directors for http://www.transmentors.org/ (TransMentors International) and presenter at the TransForm Arizona Conference being held October 16-18 in Phoenix, AZ. Abby speaks about the important work that TransMentors International does, and why the TransForm Arizona Conference is so important. We discuss the details of the conference and the line up for the picnic happening Sunday Oct. 18 at Papago Park, in conjunction with TransForm Arizona. I also speak with Associate Director of Diversity at the http://www.hrc.org/ (Human Rights Campaign), Allyson Robinson, also a presenter and speaker at the TransForm Arizona Conference. Allyson shares her story and why she feels the work and mission around the conference is so important. The featured artist on this episode is Joe Stevens of Coyote Grace and the song “A Guy Named Joe”. Joe will be performing at the Sunday picnic as part of a long line up of very talented members of the LGBT community. For more information or to register for TransForm Arizona, visit: http://transform.transmentors.org/ (http://transform.transmentors.org/)  Send comments, suggestions and feedback to comments@nathanoutloud.com. Follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/nathanoutloud (@nathanoutloud) & join me on the http://www.facebook.com/nathanoutloudfans (Nathan OUTloud facebook fan page). Come OUT Be OUT Live OUTloud Support this podcast
Aug 31 2020
36 mins
Jay Morris, Marc Pedraza & TAKE ACTION in Maine, Washington & the National Equality March
Originally released: October 01, 2009 Episode 10 of Nathan OUTloud features my interview with activist and founder of http://www.jaysays.com/ (jaysays.com) – Jay Morris. I also feature a song by recording artist http://www.myspace.com/marcpedraza (Marc Pedraza) titled, “No More, No Less”. The “Take Action” items I discuss at the end of the show cover the latest on the campaigns in http://mainefreedomtomarry.com/ (Maine) and http://approvereferendum71.org/ (Washington), as well as details around the http://equalityacrossamerica.org/ (National Equality March) in DC. Founder, activist and dreamer, http://twitter.com/jaysays (Jay Morris), began http://www.jaysays.com/ (jaysays.com) as a small personal project to stay in touch with family and friends. Over time, the site developed into what you see today with a focus on LGBT issues and current events. Jay is also the voice behind the Blog Talk Radio program Closet Talk, a weekly show discussing issues surrounding the LGBT community, coming out of and staying in the closet which can be found at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jaysays (blogtalkradio.com/jaysays). Marc Pedraza’s music conveys messages of equality, unity, freedom and a pro-peace themes. He combines thought provoking lyrics with a unique blend of reggae, dub and soul to create a unique style all his own. Born in the suburbs of Phoenix, Marc traces his first interest in music to childhood memories of listening to his father play piano. After noticing his natural inclination towards music, his parents enrolled him in piano lessons at the age of six. As a teen, he took up guitar and with the help of two friends formed a band called Euphoric Blue. The band performed at house parties, bars and small clubs throughout their hometown for the next six years. While studying music theory at Mesa Community College, Marc was accepted into the selective Music Industry program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. During his three semesters at USC, Marc took classes in concert promotion and production, music supervision for film and television, music business, recording arts and sciences, music history and entertainment law. Empowered by his education, Marc returned home and co-founded his record company, http://www.independentfreedomtribe.com/ (Independent Freedom Tribe), with long time friend Abby Hertzel. Throughout the summer of 2003, they worked together to create a platform for talented artists to freely express their unique thoughts and opinions. Marc has performed at events such as Phoenix Pride, San Diego LGBT Pride, Palm Springs Pride, Humboldt Pride, GLSEN Phoenix "A=Art" Auction 2008, Arizona State University's Day of Silence, Glendale's Food Not Bombs' March For Social Change, The Season For Nonviolence Concert to benefit the Arizona Department of Peace and The People's Army Benefit Show for the No Borders Camp. This November the people of Maine and Washington will vote on two ballot measures of significant importance not only to the LGBT community, but everyone who believes in fairness and equality. It is incredibly important that each of us do our part to ensure that come November 3rd, the right to marriage equality in Maine is protected and that the loving couples in Washington have the right to enjoy the same benefits and recognitions offered by the state to married couples. Even if you are not able to travel to either of these states to volunteer, there are plenty of opportunities to be involved from where ever you may be. We also have to the opportunity to come together as a community and let our elected officials know that we are no longer going to accept excuses for our rights to be put on hold. On October 11th in Washington DC, the National Equality March will take place. This is our chance to send a clear message. Please do whatever you can to be in Washington as we send a clear message as members and allies of... Support this podcast
Aug 31 2020
30 mins
Jane Wishon of Restore Equality 2010, Jay Arseno, LGBT Issues Update
Originally released: November 16, 2009 On episode 11 of Nathan Outloud you will hear my conversation with straight ally and marriage equality activist http://twitter.com/janewishon (Jane Wishon). You will also hear a song by http://www.myspace.com/jayarseno (Jay Arseno) from his recently released album “From the Ashes”. I will also provide an update on recent developments within the LGBT community. I had the opportunity to speak with http://www.restoreequality2010.com/iag/jane-wishon/ (Jane Wishon) is a member of http://www.restoreequality2010.com/ (Restore Equality 2010) http://www.restoreequality2010.com/iag/ (Interim Administrative Group). The Restore Equality 2010 campaign is working to repeal the anti-marriage equality proposition 8 in California in 2008. Since our conversation there have been several developments, the language has been submitted to the California Secretary of State, restoreequality2010.com is live with volunteer opportunities, donation information and the latest on the ballot initiative. Restore Equality 2010 has also launched the “Million for a Million” fundraising campaign. Organized by Yes! on Equality and TruthandHope.org, in collaboration with Restore Equality 2010, the goal of the “Million for a Million” campaign is to raise the $1 million necessary to fund getting the more than one million signatures needed to place a marriage equality initiative on the ballot. Jay Arseno began his career as a singer in a church choir and musical theatre in his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a passionate, true artist with emotional expression. He is a writer, a producer, a performer. Jay also enjoys collaborating with other artists, to meld unique tastes in sound and texture. Over the past year he has worked with hit producers I-ROC and RADIO towards the ending results, “From The Ashes”. Jay’s new single, “Take It From The Ashes”, comes off of his new album titled, “From The Ashes”, released on March 6, 2009. You can easily identify with this new single. It applies to everyone, although Jay admits that it may be somewhat autobiographical. “It draws on the legend of the Phoenix, in that it’s about starting over, a rebirth, a trial through fire where you come out on the other side with a fresh start.” The mission statement of the single is simple: No matter what you go through in life, you can always pick yourself up, gather all the pieces together and keep moving forward. If you would like to find out more information about Jay Arseno, check out http://www.myspace.com/jayarseno (www.myspace.com/jayarseno). Since the last episode there have been several developments that affect the lives of LGBT people across the country. First, our biggest win! Just days after the 11th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death, the “Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act” was passed by both Congress and the Senate and signed into law by President Obama. This is long overdue piece of legislation expands protections to people who are victims of violence which are perpetuated by their sexual orientation or gender identity. This is the first of many legislative priorities for our community, and just the beginning of what we will be working for until full equality is achieved. The next major piece of legislation that has been introduced on the federal level is the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employment_Non-Discrimination_Act (“Employment Non-discrimination Act”). For the first time ever, a member of the current administration has testified in both Congress and the Senate in favor of a fully inclusive ENDA. Although it doesn’t appear the Senate will vote in this legislation until early next year, it is imperative that our representatives and senators hear from us on this vital piece of legislation for the LGBT community. The http://www.hrc.org/ (Human Rights Campaign) has set up http://www.passendanow.com/ (www.passendanow.com) for... Support this podcast
Aug 31 2020
30 mins
Updates on previous episodesOut in the Vineyard | 2011 Gay Wine Weekend
Originally released: May 31, 2011 In conjunction with http://www.winephx.com/ (WinePHX.com), a newly created wine blog, I continue my series and in episode 13, you hear my interview with the organizers of the very first http://http//www.outinthevineyard.com/events/gww2011/ (Gay Wine Weekend), in Sonoma, California. http://twitter.com/markvogler (Mark Vogler) and http://twitter.com/outgary (Gary Saperstein) are the founders of http://twitter.com/outinvineyard (Out in the Vineyard) and have put together a line-up of events, special guests and host wineries, that cannot be missed. Gay Wine Weekend kicks off Friday, June 17th, with a VIP Reception at the host hotel, http://www.macarthurplace.com/ (MacAurther Place) and is open to all http://www.outinthevineyard.com/events/twilight-t-dance-tickets/ (VIP All-Access ticket holders). Following the reception, Gay Comedy Night will be held at the Sonoma Community Center. All proceeds benefit the Sonoma Community Center. The events continue on Saturday, with the premier event of the weekend - The Twilight T-Dance. A benefit for Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network - this event will feature over a dozen participating wineries, under the stars and Out in the Vineyard at Atwood Ranch. The weekend wraps up on Sunday morning with the Big Gay Brunch and Wine Auction. This event is also for VIP All-Access ticketholders and will also benefit Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network. For more details on Out's in the Vineyard's very first Gay Wine Weekend, visit http://www.outinthevineyard.com/ (www.outinthevineyard.com) and don't forget to follow my new blog at http://www.winephx.com/ (www.WinePHX.com) If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at comments@nathanoutloud.com. Follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/nathanoutloud (@nathanoutloud) & join me on the Nathan OUTloud http://www.facebook.com/nathanoutloudfans (facebook fan page). Come OUT | Be OUT | Live OUTloud Support this podcast
Aug 31 2020
22 mins
Out in the Vineyard | Gay Wine Weekend 2012
Originally released: https://nathanoutloud.blogspot.com/2012/05/episode-14-gay-wine-weekend-2012.html (May 19, 2012) The organizers of the http://www.gaywineweekend.com/ (Gay Wine Weekend), in Sonoma, California. http://twitter.com/markvogler (Mark Vogler) and http://twitter.com/outgary (Gary Saperstein) join me to discuss wine, wine country and and being http://twitter.com/outinvineyard (Out in the Vineyard). Mark and Gary have really out done themselves this year and it is only the second year for Gay Wine Weekend! Listen as they take you through all of the events of this incredible 3-day event. We also talk about the amazing wines we are drinking during the show from, Imagery Estate Wines, Benziger and Penfolds, all sponsors of Gay Wine Weekend. Gay Wine Weekend kicks off Friday, June 15th, with a VIP Reception at the host hotel, http://www.macarthurplace.com/ (E)l Dorado Hotel. Following the reception, there are three different winemakers dinners - two of which are already sold out. The events continue on Saturday, with three different wine tours to choose from. Followed by the premier event of the weekend - The Twilight T-Dance at Atwood Ranch, under the stars and "Out in the Vineyard". Followed by "Apres-T" After Party at El Dorado Hotel. The weekend wraps up on Sunday morning with the Big Gay Wine Auction and Recovery Brunch at https://www.ramekins.com/ (Ramekins's Culinary School & Inn), located just blocks from the town square of Sonoma. This will benefit Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network. For more details on Out's in the Vineyard's Gay Wine Weekend, visit http://www.outinthevineyard.com/ (www.outinthevineyard.com). If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at comments@nathanoutloud.com. Follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/nathanoutloud (@nathanoutloud) & join me on the Nathan OUTloud http://www.facebook.com/nathanoutloudfans (facebook fan page). Come OUT | Be OUT | Live OUTloud Support this podcast
Aug 31 2020
41 mins
Getting all Political & Serious with Kathy YoungRelaunching Nathan OUTloud
Nathan OUTloud originally launched in 2009 and over the course of three years, I released 15 episodes. And now, Nathan OUTloud is coming back and season two will be launching soon. When I first started the show, my intention was to provide a forum for members of the LGBTQ+ community and our allies to tell our stories. Our stories are incredibly important for two reasons. First, growing up as a gay kid in a Mormon family in Utah, I didn’t hear or see stories that resembled my experience. I knew that I was different than the other kids, I just didn’t know how or why. That isolation and uncertainty caused a lot of pain and loneliness. If by doing Nathan OUTloud, there is even one person who hears a story that they can relate to and it makes them feel less different or alone, Nathan OUTloud will achieve the purpose that led me to start the show. Secondly, I wanted our stories to reach those who might not know a member of the LGBTQ+ community personally, or at least don’t know that they know someone who is a member of our community, as well as those who have bigoted, homophobic, or transphobic views or beliefs. I hope that our stories might touch their hearts and hopefully change their minds. It is undeniable that people who have personal relationships with somebody who is LGBTQ+, are more accepting, loving, and likely to become allies of our community. In addition to telling our stories, I wanted to challenge listeners to get involved in moving our community forward, whether that be through political action and activism, or by feeling more comfortable to share their story and to live authentically and visibly as a member of the LGBTQ+ family, including our allies. Finally, as a huge fan of music and the arts, I wanted to provide an opportunity for LGBTQ+ authors, artists, and musicians to share their talents and for listeners to be introduced to music, books, or films by members of our community. We all know that visibility and representation in all forms of media has a lasting positive impact on the lives of all LGBTQ+ people. I hope you will join me for Season 2 of Nathan OUTloud, by subscribing to the show on your favorite podcast platform and by following the show on twitter at nathanoutloud and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/nathanoutloudfans (facebook.com/nathanoutloudfans). If you would like to share your story, have a show idea, or if you are a musician and would like to have a song featured on an episode of Nathan OUTloud, call or text the Nathan OUTloud listener line at (802) 32-Be-Out, that is (802) 322-3688, you can also email comments@nathanoutloud.com, or send me a message on social media. Thank you so much for listening and until next time, remember, Come OUT, Be OUT, Live OUTloud. Support this podcast
Sep 7 2020
3 mins
Church & Politics
Religion and politics are two topics that we are told that we should avoid discussing, but in this episode of Nathan OUTloud I am facing them both head-on. The Season Two premiere of Nathan OUTloud comes about eight years since the last episode was released. I set aside the light and cheery tone of previous episodes to discuss the real issues being faced by the LGBTQ+ community at the hands of organized religion and the Republican Party. I share my experience of alienation and gaslighting from growing up in a Mormon and Republican family. Links to articles and movies that I mention in the episode: “The Mormon Church Is Gaslighting the LGBTQ+ Community” by Kat Kellermeyer: https://www.out.com/commentary/2019/9/19/mormon-church-gaslighting-lgbtq-community (https://www.out.com/commentary/2019/9/19/mormon-church-gaslighting-lgbtq-community) “11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting” by Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/11-warning-signs-gaslighting (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/11-warning-signs-gaslighting) For the Bible Tells Me So: http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org/indexc.htm (http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org/indexc.htm) For They Know Not What They Do: https://www.fortheyknow.org (https://www.fortheyknow.org) Thank you for listening! If you have any feedback, would like to share your story, or just want to say hello! Email me at comments@nathanoutloud.com, or call the Nathan OUTloud listener line at (802) 32-BE-OUT. Follow me on twitter @nathanoutloud and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/nathanoutloudfans (facebook.com/nathanoutloudfans). Please be sure to subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. Come OUT | Be OUT | Live OUTloud Support this podcast
Sep 26 2020
18 mins
Eleven Years Later with Meghan StablerAuthor of M to (WT)F Samantha Allen
Author Samantha Allen joins Nathan OUTloud to discuss her new Audible Original titled, https://www.audible.com/pd/M-to-WTF-Audiobook/B08FTJJHHP?qid=1603572420&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=4XKCXHPPNS9TT44CXS89 (M to (WT)F: Twenty-Six of the Funniest Moments from My Transgender Journey), as well as her books Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States and Love & Estrogen. A GLAAD Award-winning journalist, Samantha’s work has been published by The New York Times, CNN, Rolling Stone, and more. She has a Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University and received the Kinsey Institute’s 2013 John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology. Samantha lives in Washington State with her wife and their hairless cat Zuma. When not working on her next book, Samantha co-hosts the https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-should-see-the-other-guy/id1509328567 (You Should See The Other Guy )podcast and writes a newsletter called https://getlost.substack.com/ (Get Lost). You can learn more about Samantha’s work on her website, http://www.samanthaleighallen.com (www.samanthaleighallen.com). With just 10 days left until the end of the US Election season, if you have not yet voted, be sure to come up with a plan right away by going to http://vote.org (vote.org). Between early voting, absentee or mail-in voting, and safe options to vote on November 3rd, there is no excuse not to participate and make sure your voice is heard. If you have any feedback, would like to share your story, or just want to say hello! Email me at comments@nathanoutloud.com, or call the Nathan OUTloud listener line at (802) 32-Be-Out. Follow me on twitter http://www.twitter.com/nathanoutloud (@nathanoutloud) and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/nathanoutloudfans (facebook.com/nathanoutloudfans), and on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/nathan.outloud (@nathan.outloud). Please be sure to subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. Come OUT, Be OUT, Live OUTloud Support this podcast
Oct 24 2020
44 mins
Author and Activist Kat Kellermeyer
Nov 9 2020
57 mins

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