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The Privy Podcast
39 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
061 - Josh Rivers of Busy Being Black
Courtney is joined by Josh Rivers of Busy Being Black Podcast. They discuss his inspiration behind creating this platform focused on exploring the fullness of queer black lives. Josh also shares some personal experiences that led him to be so unapologetic and his desire to uncover vital queer black history.
37 minutes | Jun 18, 2019
060 - Pride & Our Gay Experience
Courtney is joined by friend, Alex Lester as they discuss his coming out story, pride and their connections to the community. Alex also shares his experience of moving from Australia to New York and how it has changed his perspective as a gay man.
6 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
059 - Stop Killing Black Trans Women
As we celebrate pride month, we honor the black trans lives of Dana Martin, Jazzaline Ware, Ashanti Carmon, Claire Legato, Muhlaysia Booker, Michelle "Tamika" Washington, Paris Cameron, Chynal Lindsey, Johana Medina Leon, Chanel Scurlock, and Layleen Polanco.
27 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
058 - How Should Companies Engage with Pride Month & Our Community?
The Privy Podcast returns after a short hiatus just in time for Pride Month. Courtney is joined by Ron Sese as they discuss what and how they would like to see companies engage with the LGBTQIA community during pride month, the importance of putting your money where your mouth is and allyship. This episode was recorded in Stereotype Studio, 195 Chrystie, New York, NY 10002
59 minutes | Apr 9, 2019
057 - The Intersection of Being Black & Gay
Courtney is joined by the four hosts of HIM Podcast; Malik, Stevie, Erin and Trey as they discuss their podcast and all things black and gay. In this hilarious episode, they also share their opinions on the Jussie Smollett case, whether or not its time to have a gay president and the RHOA drama. Be sure to subscribe to HIM Podcast (itunes, spotify, iheartradio, etc) and on IG/Twitter; @HIMPodcast
39 minutes | Mar 19, 2019
056 - Being Out in Your Career w/ Elliot Tomaeno
Courtney is joined by Astrskpr founder, Elliot Tomaeno as they discuss his journey from being closeted to out and proud in his career. 46% of LGBTQ workers say they are closeted at work, compared to 50% in 2008. Find out if Elliot had the opportunity, would he do it all over again in the same way and what advice he has to his younger self.
45 minutes | Mar 12, 2019
055 - Ellen Page, Religion & Friendship
In this episode, Courtney shares a recent personal experience with a long term friend and her beliefs vs his. He is joined by Privy regular, Connor (Connor's Corner) as they breakdown religion, friendship and sexual orientation.
31 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
054 - Should We Support Jussie Smollett?
Courtney is joined by friend, Lorenzo Cyril as they recount the Jussie Smollett case. They discuss some of the holes in the story and wonder whether or not we should support Jussie during this time.
52 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
053 - The Gillette Ad and Toxic Masculinity
Courtney is joined this week by Phineas Ellis. They dissect the most recent Gillette ad and its controversy and discuss toxic masculinity. The conversation takes some interesting turns.
54 minutes | Jan 15, 2019
052 - Should We Forgive Kevin Hart?
Courtney is joined by friends Ron Sese and James McCarthy to discuss whether or not the LGBTQ community should forgive comedian, Kevin Hart for his past homophobic tweets.
36 minutes | Jun 22, 2018
051 - How Did You Come Out? BONUS PRIDE EPISODE
Courtney is joined by friend, Chris Caron who shares his coming out story. With this story of acceptance and family, Chris recounts the different stages of coming out and explains why PRIDE is important to him.
40 minutes | Jun 15, 2018
050 - What is Pride and How Do We Become Our Authentic Selves?
The Privy Podcast is celebrating it's 50th episode in Portland, OR which has the second highest percentage of LGBTQ people in the US. Courtney is joined by William Moroski and Johnny Sibilly. This couple discusses their relationship, PRIDE, authenticity and more.
36 minutes | May 22, 2018
049 - What's Happening to 'Queer' Cinema?
Courtney is joined by Connor to discuss the latest LGBTQ hot topics. From the Pope's stance on gays to Viceland's newest hit show, My House. Courtney also teases listeners with an upcoming giveaway contest.
31 minutes | May 15, 2018
048 - Should LGBT History Be Taught in Public Schools?
Courtney is joined by Cat Yezbak to discuss California Governor, Jerry Brown signing bill that would require that public schools teach gay and lesbian history. Find out if they think LGBTQ history should be taught in public schools.
34 minutes | May 8, 2018
047 - Who is Justin Livingston?
Courtney sits down with content creator, Justin Livingston. They discuss his career, his privacy and how he stays grounded. Justin also shares his view on the state of social media and what he thinks of instagays.
45 minutes | May 1, 2018
046 - What is the Brooklyn Queer Flea?
Courtney is joined by founder of Brooklyn Queer Flea, Ron Sese to discuss his passion behind this monthly event. They also delve inside the importance of supporting LGBTQ businesses financially and how we as a community can affect change through our conscious decisions. Be sure to check out the next Brooklyn Queer Flea on May 19th & 20th at the Rosemont. (dates discussed on podcast were incorrect)
41 minutes | Apr 24, 2018
045 - What Do You Need To Know About GLAAD Media Awards?
Courtney is joined by Connor to discuss current topics around the LGBTQ community. Topics include the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards, The Brooklyn Queer Flea, butt enhancing underwear, first gay club experiences and the phenomenon that is Love, Simon.
40 minutes | Apr 17, 2018
044 - Do You Know The Truth About PrEP?
Courtney is joined by therapist and PrEP expert, Damon L. Jacobs to discuss the benefits of PrEP and the misconceptions we have about this HIV prevention drug. Damon shares his personal experiences as well as all the newest information around PrEP.
39 minutes | Apr 10, 2018
043 - Why Should You Watch The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson?
Connor joins Courtney for the 2nd week in a row to discuss the Netflix Documentary, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. They also discuss the recent backlash of Grindr regarding users who are HIV+ and two more public figures who just came out.
29 minutes | Apr 3, 2018
042 - Should You Go Watch Love, Simon?
Courtney is joined by Connor with a fun episode of Connor's Corner where they discuss all current events. They first share their views on the movie Love, Simon. Some other topics to expect; the renaming of terminal in SFO, a gay presidential candidate, Reggie Bullock's recent activism and so much more.
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