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Different Kind Of Gay
30 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
PTSD and me: an interview with Rick Morton
Following a diagnosis with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, author and journalist Rick Morton set about living vulnerably and rediscovering love. It meant telling people close to him, for the first time, that he loved them and experiencing the joy that comes with giving someone a hug.In this candid conversation, Rick tells us about a childhood trauma that he experienced at seven, coming out and being rejected by his father, the unwavering support of his mum ... and why chickens are so special. Different Kind of Gay is a Love Surrender production, created and written by Goran D and Mitchell J.
77 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
EPISODE 11: Mindfuck
It's no surprise that most gay men – ourselves included – struggle with mental health. In this episode, we share our battles with depression and why we must keep going. Then, in our discussion, we hear from YOU. When we asked our listeners how they find peace, we received responses from around the world that we've shared here. You'll be surprised and inspired by this beautiful rainbow of voices. Trigger warning: this episode discusses suicide. If this raises any issues for you, or you need help, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 (Australia) or your local support group.Different Kind of Gay is a Love Surrender production, created and written by Goran D and Mitchell J. Visit us at differentkindofgay.com
58 minutes | May 6, 2021
EPISODE 10: Attitude
Nastiness is commonplace amongst the gay community. Tired of everything from body-shaming on apps through to our acerbic takedowns of others, some of us just want to live in a kinder world. But how do we do this? In this episode (our first to reach double digits!) we share stories of the men with big hearts who showed us that another gay community is possible. A Love Surrender production. Created and written by Goran D and Mitchell J.
44 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
EPISODE 9: Monogamy
We've made it to season two! In our first episode, we tackle a topic that's long overdue for discussion: monogamy. Tracking down your partner's fake profiles on Squirt or opening up your relationship. This seems to be the only choice for us gay men. But is that actually true? Why is it that so many gay men think monogamy is something outdated, unappealing or unsustainable? And what happens when you are forced to compromise your values simply so you are no longer alone?Along with sharing our own personal stories (all names have been changed) we also chat to one man about the devastating effect an open relationship had on his life, and how he fought his way back from rock-bottom. Different Kind of Gay is a Love Surrender production. Created and written by Goran D and Mitchell J.
65 minutes | Dec 27, 2020
EPISODE 8: Daddy
As gay men, the bonds we have with our fathers can be complicated at best. But why is this? In our final episode of the year, we delve into our troubled pasts to see just how much our fathers influenced the men we became. We also look at the dynamics of daddy-son relationships and find some fathers who are making the world an easier place for their children to exist in.A Love Surrender Production, created and written by Goran D and Mitchell J
63 minutes | Nov 22, 2020
Look beyond the rainbow flags, pride parades and parties and you'll see an ugly truth: gay men, men like us, are deeply, deeply lonely. We have been rejected from the world where we thought we could belong. In 2020, at a time when gay rights are some of the most progressive they've ever been, this might seem strange, or even misleading, but our suffering is at an all-time high.In this first instalment of our conversations with psychologist and gay-thinker, Calum Anderson, we look specifically at the reasons for loneliness amongst gay men, ways to deal with rejection – be it from your family or over the apps, and how we can feel less alone in the gay world.A Love Surrender Production.
70 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
EPISODE 7: Beauty
Why is physical appearance so important in the gay community? And why are our faces and bodies the only means of being accepted by others? In this episode, we smash the gay beauty myth and find ways of understanding that we are all beautiful. We also welcome two special guests, psychotherapist and gay thinker, Calum Anderson in Munich, and body liberation activist, Kent Thomas in Washington, who join us in our discussion.A Love Surrender Production. Created and written by Goran D and Mitchell J. Music credits for this episode:Acoustic/Folk Instrumental by HydeTrapped Romance by Theo TravisDoing The Hustle by Gareth Johnson | Simon Clarke | Evan JenkinsBroken by Chris BlackwellFive Over Four by David Tobin | Jeff MeeganTundra by Alex ArcoleoDystopian Destiny by Adam Skinner | Dan SkinnerLost In Solitude by Dario Forzato
48 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
EPISODE 6: Sex
Under gay capitalism, sex has become a commodity where our bodies and desires have been objectified into meaningless transactions that leave us feeling even more alone. But that doesn't mean we have to live this way. In this episode, we discuss the joys of turning our backs on casual sex and explore how to achieve real intimacy with one another. (Disclaimer: all names have been changed).A Love Surrender Production. Created and written by Goran D and Mitchell J. Music credits for this episode:Acoustic/Folk Instrumental by HydeAdrenaline by Mamoune TalebBetter Days by BensoundThe Hunt by HolfixSolitude by NightmareOwlEnergy by MorningLightMusicDawn of Life by Paul Reeves Hope by Ghostrifter
46 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
EPISODE 5: Narcissist
What happens when the man you love doesn’t really exist and all that’s hiding behind his sweet, smiling face is the cunning mind of a narcissist? In this episode, we open up about surviving emotional abuse at the hands of two manipulative men, the battle to learn to trust again, and why it's still worth opening your heart. (Disclaimer: all names have been changed).A Love Surrender production. Created and written by Goran D and Mitchell J.
51 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
EPISODE 4: Friendship
Friends are sometimes the only family members gay men have. They’re the ones we rely on when everyone else is gone, the ones who listen to our broken hearts and accept us. But why is the quest to find true friends so hard for so many gay men? And what happens when you are betrayed? In this episode we share our journey – and struggles – to make companions worth keeping.Music credits for this episode:Acoustic/Folk Instrumental by HydeHome by Whitesand Fragments by NomynDawn by NomynA Love Surrender Production. Created and written by Goran D and Mitchell J.
41 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
EPISODE 3: Love
Is romance dead in the gay world? If not, why are we left feeling like monogamy is positively out-dated and shunned by so many? We talk about the quest for love, and pay tribute to solitude and need for self-love.A Love Surrender Production. Created and written by Goran D and Mitchell J.Music credits for this episode:Acoustic/Folk Instrumental by David Hyde Paris by 2B StudioJazz In Paris by Media Right ProductionsWoodlands by Wiljan & Xandra Sneak Up On You by Redafs.comInto The Sky by Whitesand
48 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
EPISODE 2: Masculinity
From the fairy tales that shaped us through to gender expectations and why they should be ignored, we discuss how to be better gay men and avoid participating in toxic masculinity, along with paying tribute to the gentle boys we were taught not to be.A Love Surrender Production. Created and written by Goran D and Mitchell J.Music credits for this episode:Acoustic/Folk Instrumental by David Hyde Anticipation by David FesliyanMemories by Finley BurchBroken Village by David Fesliyan.
40 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
EPISODE 1: Different
In our first episode, we welcome all those who are different and ask: what does it mean to be a gay man who doesn’t follow the stereotypes and instead chooses to walk his own path? And where can we find others who are like us? As the endemic of gay loneliness spreads, we look at ways to belong and find the courage to be you.A Love Surrender production. Created and written by Goran D and Mitchell J.Music credits for this episode:Acoustic/Folk Instrumental by David Hyde Radiant Voids by UniqQuirky Style by AlexGuz Leave Me Here by Joseph EarwickerArt of Silence by UniqShe Moved Through The Fair sung by Emese VidaStarlight by NoonsolSneaky Adventure by Kevin MacLeodDreams by Firefl!es
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