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Free to Be

Free to Be

By Families Together in New York State
Free to Be, brought to you by YOUTH POWER! of Families Together in New York State, is the podcast for New York State LGBTQ+ youth. Hosted by Zack Kilmer & Robert Lettieri, Free to Be aims to amplify queer youth voice within our state and discuss LGBTQ+ topics while maybe having some fun along the way.
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7 - Disability & LGBT, Part 1!
Zack, Robbie, and special guest Ally McCabe from Access Independence of Cortland County discuss the intersectionality between disability and queer identity in honor of Autism Acceptance Month! 
May 13, 2021
6 - Episode VI: Return of Imari
Zack, Robbie, and returning host Imari discuss all things transgender in honor of Trans Day of Remembrance (either very late or very early depending on your point of view)! We honor those lost last year to trans violence, discuss Imari's journey with his identity, and trans representation in media. 
March 25, 2021
5 - Spilled Tea of Long Island
New Year, all-new Free to Be! Zack introduces Long Island Regional Youth Partner and new co-host of the show, Robbie! Zack & Robbie do some housekeeping, Robbie introduces himself, and turn their focus on Long Island, Robbie's hometown and underrated LGBTQ+ gem. 
January 12, 2021
4 - Got Bi?
Zack & Imari discuss all things bisexual in honor of Bisexual Awareness week, or #BiWeek (which happened last month in September). We also interview Matt Kaleta, SUNY Binghamton Ph.D. Student, and certified bisexual, about his experiences! 
October 14, 2020
3 - Peeking Out of the Closet
Zack & Imari discuss one of the most quintessential experiences to almost all LGBTQ+ folks: coming out of the closet. We share some resources that might help young people who are in the process of coming out as well as share our own personal experiences with our coming out stories. 
September 4, 2020
2 - Queerception
Zack & Imari discuss non-binary gender identities in celebration of International Non-Binary People's Day! We go over some history, vocab, and pronouns while getting interrupted by Zack's google home speaker. Then, we have our very first guest on the show, Zoe Lewis, to talk all things non-binary!
August 3, 2020
1 - Only Two Monoliths
In the inaugural episode of Families Together in New York State's podcast Free to Be, Zack & Imari discuss pride just in time for pride! We go over the history of the pride movement in the U.S. and how it started right here in New York State, as well as what the concept of pride means to us personally. 
June 26, 2020