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Stop it! No more mediocre living. Dreaming and not doing. Apologizing for living your life your way. Host Rick Clemons – bold move badass and coming out expert – sez “Live Life Uncloseted dammit!” Each episode he takes you on a brash, fun, and in your face, provocative storytelling ride to escape your crazy making thoughts, explore your fears, and unabashedly elevate your self-expression so you can live your LIFE UNCLOSETED - whether you're LGBTQ or heteronormative.
 
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Sometimes life throws you a curveball, and before you know it, you find yourself in bed, and not for the funnest reasons. For many of us that would mean - THIS LIFE SUCKS! For others, it means kick yourself in the ass, even though your ass is the reason you're bedridden and transforming nearly overwhelming physical challenges and into your greatest…
 
One of 6 children. Surrounded by a family of pastors. Drawn to theater. Is it any wonder why one might be GAY? Well bless your heart. When grow up in White Settlement, Texas (yes that is a for real city deep in the heart of Texas), and you're called (he hates that term BTW) to the arts and theater, you just gotta let your gay shine and shine it has…
 
It happens every October 11th, since 1988 - National Coming Out Day. The day was founded in 1988 by Richard Eichberg, a psychologist and Jean O'Leary, a gay rights activist, to raise awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and its civil rights movement. They chose October 11th to mark the anniversary of the second m…
 
It's one thing to come out, but to do it again...oy vey. That takes guts, bravery, and courage. Yet, when we are who we are, the world is so much easier to navigate. That's why, we, Jenna Slaughter and I believe it is important to have the conversation about being exactly in the world just as you are. Jenna is a non-binary individual who first came…
 
It's been 22 years, since I finally made the brave step to come out of the closet after living for 36 years in the closet. It was scary, exciting, worrisome, and joyful. Here are a few things I've since learned about coming out of the closet, that I hope will inspire some of you to take the brave step to just be yourself...YOU'RE WORTH IT! You can …
 
What do you do when you need some help? Call a super hero. But what do you do when you've been medically laid up, off work, and then jsut as you come out of that challenge, COVID-19 hits? You finally let your dream to be a superhero come to life...or you create your Drag Super-SHERO. Anthony Hand let the solitude of COVID-19 bring his dream of crea…
 
Today I celebrate 20 years with my guy, my man, and I don't mean that in an ownership sort of way. I mean it in a "look what we've created" way. It takes love, work, patience, understanding, and getting each other, to make it this far. Here's my insights about what I have learned over the last 20 years with my man, George Solis to make it work, wor…
 
It's time for the "sex shame" brigade to sashay away. For to many years, those ashamed of sex, except for the purpose of procreation, have tried to shame the rest of us into submission. Well, "Buh-bye, and buh-bye, to you pent up angry sex-deprived individuals!" We're queer and we're here because God made us to be humans and sexual humans and to en…
 
Relationships are wonderful and ho hum. Loving and conflicted. Easy and challenging. Then add a dose of being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, polyamorous, or any of the other sexual orientations, gender identities or ways of being in a committed relationship, and the plot thickens. Or does it have to? Bring their own unique sense for awakening…
 
Whether you're 30, 40, 50, 60, etc. , it's never too late to come out and there are actually huge benefits to coming out and being authentically you in your sexuality. Here's a few of the most common reasons to come out and be who you are, even when you think you are to old, or have wasted too much time. You can also listen to the podcast on……
 
Stuttering, and one arm About Nick Nick is an incredibly unique individual. Born with only one arm, Nick was forced to turn what many would call a handicap into an unforeseen opportunity. Nick grew up playing sports and was blessed with the opportunity to play football at both the collegiate and professional levels. He has been featured in many loc…
 
In the midst of the lovely and unexpected pandemic - COVID19 - love can was found and lost. It was a season. A season that brought to a head by a clear cut understanding that you can think and feel one way about the person you are in a relationship with, only to find out they are thinking and feeling a completely different way, and suddenly - GAME …
 
We're all flawed, all complicated, and all hunger to be accepted to be just who we are in the world. But, we also desire to feel safe. The bigger question is, "How do you feel safe when everyone sees you as flawed or complicated?" You don't let them IMPACT your life. You live you, and share your flawed and complicated life, even if that means you a…
 
Dating is either an adventure or a thorn in your side. Then add to the mix being LGBTQ and all that comes with dating the same sex, dating both men and women, or trying to explain the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, and the dating world needs a whole new way to interact. Well how about connecting with connection and havin…
 
From being an obese young man who was bullied, to bullying himself into a job that everyone else - including himself - thought was the perfect path for him, Travis Daigle just couldn't come out to be himself, until he realized, the Army was calling. Tricked into joining and being told they would teach him how to swim, Travis takes on his own coming…
 
you Do you ever wish your parents were as accepting of you as Betty DeGeneres was of Ellen? Or maybe you wish you could just accept that your parents our on a journey, just like you, when you make that grand announcement that you are LGBTQ? We all have our moments where we wish, wish, wish we could have more acceptance - one family at a time. Bandi…
 
Whether you're coming out of the closet or leaving a job that is sucking the life out of you, as you make that decision, your ugly little saboteurs are going to show up, you know those inner critics, to throw you off track. They don't want you to do what you want to do most. Instead they want to throw you curve balls to play it safe. That all ends …
 
So why is it that gay men say they want love, success, happiness, but they let fear and and failure get in the way? Surprisingly it stems from a lot of internalized shame and beliefs that we are simply "not enough!" To prove that theory wrong, burned out teacher and fellow life coach Matthew Raymond and I dive deep into the world of liberated livin…
 
There's a crazy correlation to coming out of the closet and coming out to be an entrepreneur. As we wrap up the month of celebrating pride, let's not forget to celebrate who you are in all aspects of life, especially in your life's work. Jacob Ratliff, is a client attraction coach who helps LGBTQ entrepreneurs build their dream businesses, to be ou…
 
What started from his own experiences on the playground and in his familial unit, has led to those moment. A moment where sexuality and gender identity need to be viewed as sacred space for each and everyone of us and human beings. A moment where we can all be eased into a healthy sense of sexual and gender identity, without the messages from the p…
 
Never one to walk away from a fight or a belief system, Buck Angel is coming out swinging this PRIDE Season letting everyone know that TRANPA is in the house. But what is TRANPA? An elder TRANSMAN who is not going to be told, " Go sit down TRANPA and let us younger TRANSMEN take the lead now!" All Buck is asking for is some respect. Respect for tho…
 
Sometimes it's not clear where you land on the sexuality spectrum. It my even gradually present itself to you in a manner that isn't a big reveal. For some people it truly is a gradual awareness that this is who I am, and I don't fit into any particular box or letter of the LGBTQIA alphabet, but they no for sure they aren't 100% heterosexual. Today…
 
FCK GENDER! At least that's what a sector of our world population about the twice the population of Canada has to say. But what does that mean when THEY don't identify as he/him/his or she/her/hers? It simply means they see themselves as something other than the norm. So why should that boggle the minds of the rest of us? It shouldn't, but it does,…
 
Just remember this. GOD LOVES YOU...EVEN IF YOU'RE LGBTQIA! If you don't believe that, then you need to read this little book - Godly But Gay. Because you can be Godly But Gay! Just ask Joel Barrett, a conversation therapy dropout. He knows first-hand the challenge of try to hold God in your heart, and loving yourself and having room for both. In h…
 
Parenthood. One of the most rewarding and challenging roles on planet earth. Then add to the mix that your child reveals they are non-binary, or a lesbian, or both, but both meaning that two of your 3 children are now expressing they are not gendered or identifying in the sexuality that you would have thought. What do you do? You grow, you learn, y…
 
Anyone who is living their life in the closet, is living their life in prison - a metaphorical prison. But, how does that closet feel when it is an actual prison cell where you find yourself living for 10 years? Will your life ever be the same on the other side of that prison once you are released? Dive into this candid conversation about life in p…
 
At 19 she was married. Didn't got to college. Became the Mom of three autistic kids, and in her kids playgroup, she fell in love - real love - with the woman who would one day become her wife. Sabrina Torres shares her journey from pastors wife to owner of thriving online adult sex toy store. Buckle up kiddies, we're no longer sitting in the pews, …
 
Ask anyone who has come out of the closet, regardless of what that closet is for them, and they will tell you, "The moment you tell UNCERTAINTY to F*CK OFF, is the moment you will have the courage to come out. The other side of that coin is, you can use uncertainty as a driver to also guide you out of the closet. That's what we're exploring today o…
 
He knew from a very young age that Fatherhood was for him. But then the reality of being gay put a damper on the expectation...until it didn't. Author and proud gay dad, Steven Disselhorst was determined to be a Dad and made it happen. From adoption nightmares to candid parenting realities, Steve shares his life uncloseted story of being a gay dad.…
 
Coming out of your closet is a scary proposition. It's filled with fear, anxiety, but also filled with excitement and a future sense of peace of mind. Yet, if you do not have these three things present, you could have a rocky journey to your truth, regardless of whatever that (UN)Closeted truth might be. You need to TIB! You can also listen to the …
 
A golf game, a dare, and a life changing event that brought Tyler Schrenck out of a closet of his life that he never saw coming. From got it all going on, living an easy life with not a lot of intention, to suddenly having to depend on a group of people for his basic life necessities, Tyler shares how his closets helped him understand what was real…
 
They, them, theirs are simply pronouns just like he/him/his or she/her/hers. So why does it get so many peoples knickers in a wad when someone says, "I'm a they, them, theirs!" Simply because it's a new way of being with someone who says they don't feel themselves as he or her. And, BTW it has nothing to do with their sexuality. So buckle up, open …
 
What happens when you discover that you have a voice, all because you took a risk to do DRAG! Sahaying into the world of advocacy and fundraising, attorney Michael Nguyen, discovered that his alter ego - Juicy Liu - gave voice to another side of himself who just needed to be unleashed on the world - FOR GOOD! Dive into this Dragolicious conversatio…
 
We try so hard to come out of the closet - regardless of what that closet is, but then we suddenly discover, that what lays on the other side of the closet door might not be everything we hoped it would be. Here's just a little bit of mid-week advice on how to embrace the other side of the closet door. You can also listen to the podcast on……
 
What happens when you finally come to that moment where it's stay in the game or step out? If you are lucky like Rob Tull, the universe said, "Sorry we're not done with you yet," and you get another chance to step into your path beyond the burnout of life and step out of the closet of despair to be unethically who you are. Rob shares his journey be…
 
A golf game, a dare, and a life changing event that brought Tyler Schrenck out of a closet of his life that he never saw coming. From got it all going on, living an easy life with not a lot of intention, to suddenly having to depend on a group of people for his basic life necessities, Tyler shares how his closets helped him understand what was real…
 
What kind of possibilities open when you allow yourself to come out of your closet? When you have to be vulnerable so that you can be successful? Everything changes and comes into alignment. Candidly speaking Mike Iamele - Life Purpose Expert, shares his own coming out journey and how he now helps people connect the dots in their lived experiences …
 
Trapped in a belief system, a marriage, and a construct that said, "Just be happy being a wife, Mom, and serving God or go to hell, caused Elena Joy Thurston to finally wake up to her truth. She was a Lesbian and it wasn't just about sex. It was about being who she was authentically at her core, regardless of what anyone else was trying to say or d…
 
Breaking all the rules, Amazin Lehti doesn't her gender, sexuality, color of her skin, culture, the fact that she is adopted, or that she's been homeless get in the way of living her life uncloseted. It's her tenacity to do the right thing, and bring equality to the forefront that launched her to have impact in the world. This is her Life (UN)Close…
 
Coming out can be very confusing and loaded with tons of stuff on the checklist. It's enough to make you say, "SCREW IT, I'm just going to stay in. the closet." But will that get you where you want to go, or the peace of mind you deserve by being your most authentic self? Regardless of the closet you're coming out of, there's one thing that can mak…
 
We're just barely a couple of weeks into the new year and already some of you have blown the resolutions, and even more of you said, "Screw resolutions, I'm just going to keep living!" Regardless of your approach, the way to succeed at anything is by creating a positive effective habit around the goal you are trying to achieve, even if that goal is…
 
Let's kick off the New Year with something positive to help you be exactly who you are as an LGBTQ individual. Don't see yourself as different, see yourself as unique. It may sound simple but here are some quick tips for really embracing the uniqueness of who you are as an LGBTQ in a world that wants to box you in as the same old same old hetero-no…
 
Imagine being courted by a big name music producer, diving into a boy band, and then being at the right place at the wrong time. Suddenly who you thought you'd be comes to a halt, but that halt provided you the insight to show up in your own life, doing music your way, and fully being you as you are meant to be. That's exactly what signer, songwrit…
 
What doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Right? From coming out the closet, to facing the triumphs and challenges of the music industry, to being know only for your short stint in the adult film industry, nothing makes you stronger than being 100% yourself. Just ask Colton Ford, musician, songwriter, and yes, former adult film star. “Figuring our wa…
 
When you're the child of Southern Baptists who are the Elite of the church, is it any wonder that you don't just stand up and shout from the pulpit - "I'm gay!" Good Lawd, no! But, the evil self-loathing and hate that resides in you is worse. The living a lie, not lying, eats you alive. Until one day, after being outed by your church counselor and …
 
Married, two kids, an interracial relationship, and a jetting setting high flyer for a major technology company. Oh, and BTW, he's gay. He came out late in life. And he couldn't be happier. The key is how you get here with dignity and respect and continue to get that type of respect in the workplace, regardless of your sexuality. Meet Peter McGuire…
 
Life doesn't have to be a struggle, but it can be if you decide, "Life is just a constant struggle!" However, if you leverage the low moments of life and make them your friend, then the struggles become the powerful lessons that get you where you want to go and desire, regardless of whether that is coming out of the closet, getting fit, of finding …
 
You're too fat, not built enough, and god knows nobody wants to see you naked. Sound familiar? For many of us it is the bane of existence in the yo-yo world of hiding in the dieting closet. Add to that world the fact that you are LGBTQ and our own community thrives on the perfection of the perfect body, mostly to hide from our own insecurities that…
 
Ashley Morgan and John Flanagan, of the folk-pop duo Faultlines, are causing a political storm with the re-release of their anti-Trump song, “Rain,” the first single from their next full album, Bittersweet Revival. Many of the songs on the album speak out against the current political climate with messages of love, inclusion, and community. “Rain” …
 
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