The podcast is the most suitable medium for topics related to intimacy. This is why there are many programs in the LGBTQIA+ community, both introspective and educational. Here are four to listen to during Pride Month.
“Coming Out” by Elise Goldfarb and Julia Layani
Announcing your sexual orientation to loved ones remains difficult. Aloïse Sauvage, Eddy de Pretto, Xavier Dolan, Fatima Daas and Woodkid have experienced this. She and she tell their “coming out of the closet” in the “Coming Out” podcast, created by Elise Goldfarb and Julia Layani.
They invite gay, bisexual or transgender personalities to share how they became aware of (and adopted) their sexual orientation and the reactions of those around them. The podcast hosts also receive parents whose child has come out. This is the case of Jean-Jacques, a traditionalist father who for a long time did not accept his son’s homosexuality. He is now the fulfilled grandfather of a grandson born by surrogacy (GPA).
The various episodes of “Coming Out” all have the same goal: to dismantle stereotypes surrounding the LGBTQIA+ community while promoting dialogue in families. According to Elise Goldfarb and Julia Layani, many internet users have used the podcast to get themselves out of it. “It has helped them. But we hope we don’t have to do these kinds of disclosures again.”they had declared in March 2021 to France Info† “Actually, this podcast shouldn’t exist!”
“Visible.S” by Timothée Guigue Pasquier
As the name suggests, “Visible.S” aims to showcase members of the LGBTQIA+ community. The creator, Timothée Guigue Pasquier, receives personalities with different profiles, including Alice Coffin, Jean-Luc Romero-Michel and Marine Rome.
They talk about a variety of topics during a “good conversation”, as can be read in the description of the podcast. Including activism, coming out or the lack of visibility of HIV positive people. The latest episode of “Visible.S” looks back at the themes covered in the book You do not have to… from Ovidia and Diglee. On the program: more than 43 minutes of conversation about feminism and injunctions against women, cis or trans.
“Gouinement Monday” by Frequency Paris Plurielle
There is no risk of falling at “mansplaining” or “penis plication,” as Quebecers say, in “Gouiment Monday.” This podcast presents topics related to lesbians, as well as bisexual and transgender women. This ranges from astrology to the cult series “The L World” through assisted reproduction (PMA) or the lesbian radio archives.
Experts, activists and representatives of associations are invited in each episode to speak in a chosen gender situation about the themes that are dear to them. One of the latest shows is about the aging of women in the LGBTQIA+ community. Unfortunately, these seniors suffer much more from loneliness, exclusion and discrimination than heterosexual seniors.
“Vulgar” by Marine Baousson
Marine Baousson’s phenomenal podcast isn’t devoted to questions from the LGBTQIA+ community, but rather to popularizing all kinds of “things.” However, the actress and author devoted seven episodes of her hit show to the acronym that brings together lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual people.
It gives voice to seven personalities who identify with it, including Océan, Tahnee, Alex Ramirez and Noam Sinseau. These guys tell him their life story and explain what each letter of the acronym LGBTQIA+ means to them. A mixture of humor and educational explanation as Marine Baousson has the secret.
(ETX Daily Up)