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  • Episode 28 | Ask Your Gay Uncle Podcast

    Previous Episode Previous Episode 28. TO SEX OR NOT TO SEX? 00:00 / 01:04 The Guncles answer a listener question about having sex on dates vs. hookups. On another question they explore being out and employable in the realms of dance, theatre, and film. A listener shares his personal story of being content as a gay man, a father and grandfather, while married to a woman. Tags # # # # # # # ComingOut HookingUp Dating Sex Actors Dance SeanHayes Share

  • Episode 27 | Ask Your Gay Uncle Podcast

    Previous Episode Previous Episode 27. "OBJECTIFICATION WITH A SIDE OF CONSENT PLEASE" 00:00 / 01:04 The Guncles answer a listener question about oversexualization and objectification in gay culture, particularly on social media. Ben opens up about his sexualized instagram persona. Tommy presents Gauntie of the Week: trans tennis player Renée Richards, who famously sued the US Open for the right to compete as a woman… and won. Tags # # # # # # # ReneeRichards Trans Objectification Instagram SocialMedia Confucious GenderReassignmentSurgery Share ​ MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE ​ ​ ​ – TV movie about Renée Richards Second Serve that Tommy quotes Lu Yu poem

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  • Episode 18 | Ask Your Gay Uncle Podcast

    Previous Episode Previous Episode 18. THE CIVIL RIGHTS HERO YOU WEREN'T TAUGHT ABOUT IN HISTORY: BAYARD RUSTIN, AND HIS PARTNER WALTER NAEGLE 00:00 / 01:04 Tags #BayardRustin #WalterNaegle #LGBTQHistoryMonth #CivilRights #BlackLivesMatter #MLK Share The Guncles celebrate gay civil rights hero Bayard Rustin and interview his long time partner Walter Naegle about Bayard’s activism, the importance of nonviolent protesting, and how the couple used adoption in the absence of legal gay marriage. ​ Bayard Rustin was born in 1912 and had his first fight for social justice at age 16 when he was arrested for sitting in the white section of a movie theatre. He continued that fearless dedication for social justice and equality throughout his life until he died in 1987 while on a humanitarian mission in Haiti. ​ MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE ​ ​ ​ documentary (mentioned by Walter Naegle) “Cured” by Thad Morgan – History.com Why MLK's Right-Hand Man, Bayard Rustin, Was Nearly Written Out of History An extensive article about Bayard Rustin, “Brother Outsider” (Bayard Rustin documentary) – and trailer full documentary An extensive article about Bayard Rustin as an LGBTQ civil rights activist, Honoring an Unsung LGBTQ Hero: Bayard Rustin – FamilyEquality.org by Rev. Barber Eulogy for Bayard Rustin Bayard Rustin singing spirituals

  • Episode 20 | Ask Your Gay Uncle Podcast

    Previous Episode Previous Episode 20. SISTERS TELL ALL, PART 1: TOMMY 00:00 / 01:04 Ben interviews Tommy’s sisters, Tori and Ann, to get the scoop on what it was like growing up with Tommy. We hear about the infamous “letter” where Tommy came out to his family, his parents’ attempts to shield him from homosexuality, and some darker moments in Tommy’s life. Tags #SexAddiction #Sex #Addiction #Family #ComingOut Share ​ MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE ​ ​ ​ by Larisa FastHorse (starring Tommy!) “The Thanksgiving Play” Streaming online from Nov 19-22, 2020. Tickets here. Addiction Resources: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) 24/7 hotline Extensive list of 12 step recovery groups Sex Love Addicts Anonymous Sex Addicts Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous Anorexia and Bulimia Anonymous

  • Episode 22 | Ask Your Gay Uncle Podcast

    Previous Episode Previous Episode 22. CARTOONS, CRUSHES, AND BREAKING THE FRIENDZONE 00:00 / 01:04 Tags #Crushes #Tinder #Cartoons #Friendzone #SarahMcBride #Trans #Flirting #GenerationGap A listener wants to know about The Guncles’ first crushes so they spill the beans. In “Guncle to Guncle,” Tommy helps Ben figure out how to get some action in Mexico while Ben helps Tommy rekindle a Tinder flame. In “The Generation Gap,” the Guncles test each other’s knowledge of cartoons from their respective childhoods. LGBT Hero of the Week is trailblazer Sarah McBride, the first trans person elected to the Senate and the highest ranking trans official in the United States. Share ​ MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE ​ ​ ​ Senator Sarah McBride’s Ted Talk: “Gender Assigned To Us At Birth Should Not Dictate Who We Are” BBC: Sarah McBride to be the first trans state senator ​

  • Episode 19 | Ask Your Gay Uncle Podcast

    Previous Episode Previous Episode 19. EXPERIMENTING IN COLLEGE AND WOMEN WHO WATCH GAY PORN 00:00 / 01:04 Tags #GayPorn #Fetish #DragRace #GayCulture #ComingOut #Dates #Romance #College #VassarCollege #RadicalFaeries #RobynOchs #Cruising #BathroomSex #TeaRooms The Guncles answer three listener questions. One listener asks about friends and dates who’ve told him he’s “not gay enough” for not ascribing to certain aspects of gay culture. A straight female listener wonders if her affinity for gay porn is fetishizing or oppresive to gay men. Last, a Vassar College student wants to know how to connect with other LGBTQ+ folks at school. Ben and Tommy share their own stories of experimenting in college. Share ​ MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE ​ ​ ​ Guncle of the Week: bisexual activist Robyn Ochs

  • Episode 21 | Ask Your Gay Uncle Podcast

    Previous Episode Previous Episode 21. SISTERS TELL ALL, PART 2: BEN 00:00 / 01:04 Tommy interviews Ben’s sisters, Mariana and Christina, to get the lowdown on what it was like growing up with Ben. We hear about Barbies, cooking fiascos, and the changes that they’ve seen in Ben over the years. We also get their account of Ben’s coming out... and why the Grandparents don’t know yet. Tags #College #Family #ComingOut Share ​ MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE ​ ​ ​ by Larisa FastHorse (starring Tommy!) “The Thanksgiving Play” Streaming online from Nov 19-22, 2020. Tickets here.

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