Bowie Rowan
@bowie · 0:54

Welcome to the LGBTQIA+ station! 🌈

And let's start by sharing maybe what the LGBTQIA plus community means to you in reply to this. Well, my name is Bowie, and I identify as nonbinary. And so the LGBTQIA plus community has been really important to me, not only in understanding myself more, but in also meeting other people like me. So tell us a bit about you

#lgbtqia #queer #welcome

Monica Bordelon
@Olitiger76 · 1:48

Hello

What the community is to me is. Well, that's just that community, even though I have less than a handful of people that I surround myself with. Because living in the south, you really can't try to reach out or you try, but it has to be online. Let's see. I enjoy art. I love art because I paint when I'm centered and I'm focused. That's where a whole bunch my feelings just word vomit is
Tasha Frank
@NLOFrank · 2:14

#LGBTQIA #nonbinary

So I'm really excited to get back into things and to hear from everyone. So again, my name is Tasha. I identify probably more gender fluid or gender quit, though I often use a term nonbinary because it's a term that seems to be most widely recognized at the moment. And so I use that as kind of the umbrella term, I think for my sexuality. I would also classify myself as queer because I kind of don't feel like I really kind of like the least label
Sterling Quindipan
@Sterling.Q · 1:47

Hi i’m Sterling (they/them) and Im in love with Dickinson on Appletv and Our Flag means Death in Hbo.

Hi guys. I'm Sterling. I identify as nonbinary and I have been obsessed with our flag means death and Dickinson. These two shows has shown me so much about connection to queers and how we show each other affection when you're in a sea of heteronormative monotony. I feel so happy in their successes, watching it and diving into all the little details that make it beautiful and seeing all that. The creators of these shows and how much love they put into them
Bowie Rowan
@bowie · 0:31

@Sterling.Q

Sterling. It's so good to hear from you. I love Dickinson so much. I was so sad when it ended. And you can definitely find a few conversations that I started about the show on my Swell asked if you want to kind of go back and hear them or talk more about that so I could talk about it forever. I loved what you had to say about queer affection and care. I'm so with you on that, and I'm really looking forward to talking with you
Stuart Wakefield
@thebookcoach · 1:30

@bowie

I may well continue to use the phrase gay man because that's the one I feel most comfortable with. For me growing up, I think I was lucky. I never sort of questioned whether I was gay. I knew it from a very young age, but I still had to come out well to my family three times. When I was 14, I was told it was just a phase. When I was 18, I was told that I was experimenting
Deborah Pardes
@DBPardes · 2:14

@thebookcoach

And the word queer certainly has remnants of a lot of abusive uses. And we've owned it back so beautifully the last five years. But I think it's hard. And you're a man of words, so I know you can relate to when semantics are an issue, and they kind of Trump anything else because they do frame things powerfully, and words have such legacy behind them. So, yeah, I just heard you and I was like, God, I can relate to that