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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

Gracee Purcell: The RaYnbow Collective

Season #2

Today we sit down with the student president of BYUs RaYnbow Collective, Gracee Purcell (she/her). Gracee is 19 years old helping move some serious mountains on BYUs campus. Gracee shares some of her personal...
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Eboné Bell: Editor-in-Chief of Tagg Magazine

Season #2

Eboné Bell is the founder and editor of Tagg Magazine, an award-winning print publication and media company serving LGBTQ women across the country. Tagg just celebrated their 10 year anniversary in September, 2022!...
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Di Ciruolo: Indomitable - a true story of foster care survival

Season #2

*Content warning: mention of child abuse, assault, abortion* In this episode we speak with Di Ciruolo. From childhood to motherhood, Di takes readers through very personal experiences creating a safe space for trauma...
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Healthy Relationship Advice for Parents of LGBTQ+ Teens: a Pride & Joy Parents event

Season #2

In February we held a Pride and Joy Parents event that centered on supporting our LGBTQ+ kids in having healthy intimate relationships. This goes beyond talking about safe sex and into consent, red and green flags for...
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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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