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Out of Queeriosity

Out of Queeriosity

Hosted by: Elena Joy Thurston

Consider us your Field Guide for Queer Pride. You will hear from the best of the best in terms of queer business leaders, queer relationship experts, the activists working to protect us all, and everyday LGBTQ+ people...

Episodes

Ursula Benward: Identity Informs Reality

Season #1

Hey fam! I am so excited to introduce you to our next guest, Ursula Benward. She has been a counselor for almost 20 years now and uses her lived experience as a queer, Native woman with ADHD, OCD, trauma, and...
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Elena Joy + Kristen: Preparing for extended family events after your kid has come out

Season #1

Our podcast host. and feature in this episode. is Elena Joy Thurston.   Elena Joy Thurston is an inspirational LGBTQ+ speaker, trainer, author, and founder of the nonprofit Pride and Joy Foundation, which is dedicated...
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Amy Porter: Queer Parent and CHD Advocate

Season #1

Amy Porter (pronouns are she/they so you will hear us use them interchangeably in this episode and in the show notes) is an educator, achieving Bachelor's degrees in Education and Music, and is a passionate Congenital...
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Meghan P: Speaking Out as a Pride and Joy Parent

Season #1

    In this episode of Out of Queeriosity, we sit down with Meghan P.  Meghan has been a part of our network of parents for a while now but in this episode, we sit down to get granular on her experience raising her...
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Queers in the Country: Elena Joy's Takeaways

Season #1

   Queers in the Country was a three-day meetup for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC nomads and local Kentuckians in April 2022.  It was sponsored and hosted by The Stonehouse at Silver Creek, as well...
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James Murray: Removing Barriers to Inclusive Mental Health Support

Season #1

Hey, fam. So about a year ago, Pride and Joy Foundation began a survey to find out what employee benefits could a company offer that would have the biggest impact on LGBTQ+ families. We've had almost 300 People...
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Kalyela Josephs: Queer on Purpose

Season #1

Hey fam! I am so excited to introduce you to our next highlighted speaker from the Pride and Joy Summit, Kalyela Josephs, also known as "Coach K". Kalyela “Coach K” Josephs is an Inspirational Speaker and certified...
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Dr. Lynyetta Willis: Addressing Intergenerational Trauma

Season #1

 I’m so excited for you to hear from Dr. Lynyetta Willis. She spoke at our Pride and Joy Summit about addressing Intergenerational Trauma in our families, as well as in our individual lives. She shares an incredible...
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Arielle D'Angelo: How Self-Loved Saved My Life as an LGBTQ+ Person

Season #1

  Arielle and our founder, Elena Joy, discuss aspects of self-love that are unique to the LGBTQ+ community. Hey fam!  I hope you’re enjoying our season of showcasing the incredible speakers at the Pride and Joy...
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Dean Rasmussen: Live Your Truth to Find Your Life Worth Living

Season #1

The next speaker from our Pride and Joy Summit from May 2021, is Dean Rasmussen.  Dean is a transman, hailing from Canada, and was on our planning committee for the Summit.  Dean was in charge of our Gender Identity...
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Joris Lechêne: The Intersection of Being Black, Gay, and Neurodivergent

Season #1

One of my favorite quotes is that “If you’re going to be in a long-term relationship with someone, you’re going to attend thousands of mini-funerals.” This speaks to the idea that over time, people change. Their old...
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Bree Pear: I AM ONLY HUMAN - From Influencer to Global Community

Season #1

Hey fam!   The next speaker we are showcasing is Bree Pear, CEO of the clothing and social impact company Only Human. Often touted as a queer influencer that creates real impact, Bree is well-known for curating...
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