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Les Be Gay

Les Be Gay

By Nate Garner & Emme Perkins
A Gay podcast where Nate Garner and Emme Perkins take a fun dive into the gay experience. Join us as we discuss representation, culture, media and more!

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Ep 40: Rejection
Les Be Rejected! Nate and Emme share their biggest rejections in life and how it shaped them. Join us as we talk about all the ways queer people get rejected, problematic straight people, and the healthy growth that comes from coping with rejection.
48:06
July 27, 2021
Ep 39: Parents (with Evan Perkins)
Les be Parents! Nate and Emme interview Emme's Dad about what it was like to raise a queer child! Join us as we discuss how Evan likes Nate more than Emme, problematic straight people, and the progressive power of having one of your own as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
44:14
July 20, 2021
Ep 38: Body Image
Les Be Body-Positive! Nate and Emme share their personal relationships with their body images. Join us as we discuss the roots of bodily shame, problematic straight people, and the deconstruction that's required to have the healthy relationship with our bodies that we all deserve.
52:53
July 13, 2021
Ep 37: Subtext
Les Be Subtle! Nate and Emme discuss the history and implications of queer subtext in media. Join us as we discuss queer allegories and hidden subtext, problematic straight people, and the work queer people put in to see themselves on all levels of the media.
53:25
July 6, 2021
Ep 36: Struggles
Les Be STRUGGLING. Nate and Emme get vulnerable and share their current struggles with being queer. Join us as we discuss the beauty and exclusion that comes with diverse queer identities, problematic straight people, and the valid experiences that may hinder us from feeling as proud as our peers. 
58:35
June 29, 2021
Ep 35: High School
Les Be Young! Nate and Emme reflect on their queer high school careers and the many hurdles that came with it. Join us as we discuss being out in high school, problematic straight people, and the identity crisis that is growing up gay.
01:02:57
June 22, 2021
Ep 34: Standards and Expectations
Les Be Unexpected! Nate and Emme explore the assumptions and scripts of identifying with the LGBTQ+ community. Join us as we discuss stereotypes within the queer community, problematic straight people, and the power in individuality that shines through when coming into who you truly are.
42:30
June 15, 2021
Ep 33: Allyship
Les Be Allies! Nate and Emme discuss their thoughts on what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ Community. Join us as we discuss proper vs performative allyship, problematic straight people, and how supporting those in need is a necessary act of self-love and gratitude.
54:34
June 8, 2021
Ep 32: Pride
Les Be Proud! Nate and Emme talk about the most wonderful time of the year: gay pride! Join us as we discuss our experiences at pride events, problematic straight people, and why the Pride celebration is a necessary staple to remind us all to love who we are meant to be!
56:22
June 1, 2021
Ep 31: Age Gaps
Les Be Mature! Nate and Emme discuss the prevalence of queer relationships with large age differences. Join us as we discuss MILFs and DILFs, problematic straight people, and the beauties and dangers that come with loving between generations.
47:00
May 25, 2021
Ep 30: Gina Young
Les Be Artists! Nate and Emme talk with Gina Young about being queer in the music and theatre industry! Join us as we discuss convention in commercial art, problematic straight people, and the way living our unique lives can lead to profitable, fulfilling careers.
47:10
May 18, 2021
Ep 29: History
Les Be Informed! Nate and Emme dive into their favorite moments in gay history. Join us as we dive into forgotten queer history, problematic straight people, and the appreciation and grace that comes with learning the history of the LGBTQ+ Community.
01:00:23
May 11, 2021
Ep 28: Shame
Les Be Shameless! Nate and Emme open up about their personal shame and share their tips to becoming shameless! Join us as we discuss the roots of shame, problematic straight people, and the unlearning that's required on the path of radical self love.
48:55
May 4, 2021
Ep 27: Subcultures
Les Be Cultured! Nate and Emme dive into the many facets of gay culture and share their favorites. Join us as we explore the history of queer subcultures, problematic straight people, and the importance of finding your own community within your community.
51:12
April 27, 2021
Ep 26: Theatre
Les Be Theatrical! Nate and Emme explore why so many gay people enjoy theatre. Join us as we discuss queer students in theatre programs, problematic straight people, and the art that brings so many of us together.
55:37
April 20, 2021
Ep 25: Straight Media
Les Be Objective! Nate and Emme dive into the mainstream media and uncover the many tropes that affect society for queer and straight people alike. Join us as we discuss problematic straight people, problematic straight people, and the awareness it takes to rise above problematic straight people!
55:33
April 13, 2021
Ep 24: Nonbinary, Bisexual, Polyamory, OH MY! (with Ren Callahan)
Les Be Open! Nate and Emme talk with Ren Callahan about their multiple identities and polyamorous relationship. Join us as we discuss the importance of reflection, problematic straight people, and the journey to love ourselves when we love others!
51:32
April 6, 2021
Ep 23: Privilege
Les Be Aware! Nate and Emme traverse what it means to be privileged, as well as the many differences and nuances within the LGBTQ+ community. Join us as we discuss privilege with ignorance, problematic straight people, and the importance of listening and giving space to the millions of individuals with problems just like (or unlike) you!
47:29
March 30, 2021
Ep 22: Coming Out-iversary
Les Be Out...still! Emme and Nate celebrate their sixth year of being out of the closet! Join us as we discuss the highs and lows from the last 6 years, problematic straight people, and our personal goals as we look towards the next  years and beyond!
51:08
March 23, 2021
Ep 21: Kink (with Blue Valentine)
Les Be Kinky! Nate and Emme talk with Blue Valentine about their sex-positive life and BDSM. Join us as we discuss kink culture and safety, problematic straight people, and the many lessons of consent, positivity, and self love that we can all learn from kink!
55:09
March 16, 2021
Ep 20: Gays vs Lesbians
Les Be Different! Nate and Emme compare their experiences as a gay man and lesbian woman. Join us as we discuss our sex within our sexuality, problematic straight people, and the experiences that make all queer people unique and united!
49:43
March 9, 2021
Ep 19: Trans Stuff (with Liam Russell)
Les Be True! Nate and Emme talk with Liam Russell about his with finding his identity, along with some fun anecdotes along the way! Join us as we discuss coming out and transitioning, problematic straight people, and the roses and thorns on the path to loving your true self.
50:05
March 2, 2021
Ep 18: Religion
Les Be Loved! Nate and Emme share their faith journeys (or lack thereof) and the varying degrees of religious upbringings. Join us as we discuss our roots with religion, problematic straight people, and the many battles queer people must overcome to live with or without religion.
54:01
February 23, 2021
Ep 17: Straight Actors Playing Gay Roles
Les Be Authentic! Nate and Emme discuss queer representation and the artists that represent us. Join us as we discuss queer stories, problematic straight people. and the work that goes into honestly portraying queer lives.
53:00
February 16, 2021
Ep 16: Drag
Les Be Sickening! We talk about everything from the roots of Drag to Drag Race! Join us as we discuss our drag personas, problematic straight people, and the queer culture that's changed the lives of queens everywhere!
39:18
February 9, 2021
Ep 15: Baby Gays
Les Be New! We explore the crazy nature of newly out queer people. Join us as we discuss gay excitement, problematic straight people, and the adversity and growth that comes with being an out and proud queer person.
38:22
February 2, 2021
Ep 14: Icons
Les Be Iconic! We share our favorite queer figures and discuss what makes a gay icons so iconic. Join us as we talk about why gay people need icons, problematic straight people, and the icons that make us feel more like our best selves
37:60
January 26, 2021
Ep 13: Stereotypes
Les Be Stereotypical! We share our favorite and least favorite gay stereotypes! Join us as we dive into the origins of stereotypes, problematic straight people, and the ways to navigate through assumptions to be our most genuine selves!
55:15
January 19, 2021
Ep 12: Tops and Bottoms
Les Be Versatile! We discuss Tops and Bottoms and the culture that sneaks in along with them. Join us as we discuss sexual fluidity, problematic straight people, and the terminology that helps us communicate how we prefer to love.
46:55
January 12, 2021
Ep 11: Best Parts
Les Be Optimistic! We've given a lot of space for productive conversations, so let's talk about our favorite parts of being gay that are already great! Join us as we discuss forging our own paths, problematic straight people, and the journey towards embracing your sexuality in all its glory!
44:23
January 5, 2021
Ep 10: Tropes
Les Be Seen! Nate and Emme explore different movie tropes attached to queer stories. Join us as we explore common gay plotlines, problematic straight people, and how what we see on the screen can imprint onto our everyday lives.
51:07
December 29, 2020
Ep 9: Holigays
Les Be Jolly! Join us as we share our favorite holiday stories! We discuss what the holidays mean to us, problematic straight people, and the best ways to make the yuletide gay.
49:54
December 22, 2020
Ep 8: Masculinity
Les Be Masculine! We talk about our personal journeys with our self-expression, and our relationships with masculinity. Join us as we discuss gender expression, problematic straight people, and the ways to navigate masculine pressure.
57:47
December 15, 2020
Ep 7: The Signs
Les Be Reminiscent! We dive into the early signs from our childhood that pointed to us being gay. Join us as we analyze stories of the past, problematic straight people, and the little moments that may have hinted towards the amazing people we were born to be!
01:02:23
December 8, 2020
Ep 6: Animation
Les Be Animated! We talk about queer representation in cartoons and fall into many tangents along the way. Join us as we discuss queer animation, problematic straight people, and the importance of representation for younger audiences!
54:51
December 1, 2020
Ep 5: Sex Education
Les Be Educated! We share the sex education (or lack thereof) we got as teens, discussing healthy sex education, problematic straight people, and how to be safe sexually as a queer person in a heteronormative world.
48:40
November 24, 2020
Ep 4: Internalized Homophobia
Les Be Proud of Who We Are! We express our personal journeys with internalized homophobia, discussing the roots of shame, problematic straight people, and the little victories towards truly loving every part of ourselves.
44:39
November 17, 2020
Ep 3: Our Favorite Representation
Les Be Represented! We discuss our favorite media growing up, problematic straight people, and how queer artists helped us to survive and become the people we are today! 
49:45
November 10, 2020
Ep 2: Dating
Les Be Ready to Mingle! Join us as we talk about our personal dating struggles, problematic straight people, and the things that make gay dating unique!
43:44
November 3, 2020
Ep 1: Coming Out
Les Be Out and Proud! We share our personal coming out stories and discuss coming-out culture, problematic straight people, and the highs vs lows when finally coming to terms with who you are. 
53:38
October 27, 2020
Ep 0: Intro
Meet your hosts, Nate and Emme! We share some insight on our backgrounds, so that you know where we will base our conversations from. 
03:50
October 26, 2020