QSW: Episode Four, Available now at http://qsw.libsyn.com/rss.
Queer Sex Weekly is a podcast that explores the diversity of queer sexuality from sex-positive and kink-affirming perspective. From straight-laced homos to radical queers. From vanilla folk to serioius kinksters. It's all good at Queer Sex Weekly.
Episode Four features an interview with marriage equality activist, Stuart Gaffney of Equality California. Other highilghts include a comments on a documentary looking at stigma and stereotypes related to BDSM play, and UCSF study that looks at relationship dynamics between gay men in relationship, called The Gay Couple Study. More details in the show notes below.
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Show Notes QSW 1.4:
Episode Four finally brings you that interview with Stuart Gaffney of Equality California following my technological disasters of last week, and despite the insanity of grad school, my paycheck job and being the middle of a pain-in-the-ass move. Having now listened to that interview several times, I'm really impressed at how skilled Stuart is in speaking forcefully as an advocate for queer concerns.
Other notes from this week's show, some great listener mail from the "Hi Five" file. Lots of great Hi Fives, including a long list of suggestions for future shows from SF listener, Zak. And an awesome comment from 19yo in a small college town who has just recently come out. You go, boy! Write again soon, and tell us more about what's its like out there in Small Town America!
Also, 5x5 is looking for a few good kinksters to take part in his documentary short examining stigma and stereotype related to BDSM play. If you live in the SF Bay Area and would like to know more about how you could be involved drop me a line at QSweekly@gmail.com. Please put "BDSM documentary" in the subject line so it jumps out at me!
And another item for queers in the Bay Area, particularly queer men in relationships. If you are a gay man in a relationship, you might be interested in checking out the UCSF Gay Couples Study. It's a survey looking at Gay Male Couples and various issues that impact the relationship dyamics of gay male couple. Both partners must participate, and the taking part involves going to the study's office in San Francisco's finanical district to answer about an hours worth of questions in a computer. Each partner completes the survey in his own private room, and each partner gets $40 for participating. Best of all, it will help activists and advocates help direct more attention, awareness and hopefully funds at support to keep men in relationships healthy. There has not been much research that actually acknowleges that gay men spend a lot of time in relationships, so I think this is something worth checking out, if you're here in San Fran. If interested you can call the study at 1-888-688-1777. Tell them you heard about it at Queer Sex Weekly!
Also, don't forget to check out the new yahoo group, and when you subscribe to it, be sure to send me a shout out, telling me a little about yourself, such as what city your in, how you heard about QSW and maybe a topic you'd like to hear addressed on the show. Just click this link to visit the QSWeekly YahooGroup.
This week's closing music is song called "Lend My Your Love," performed by Slackstring . It's available at Podsafe Audio.
Ahead next week, look out for our new recurring segment called, "The Flesh and The Spirit," in which queer people talk about the connections between their spirituality and their sexuality. In the first installment, lesbian activist and Buddhist lay leader Diana Elrod discusses her spirtual journey.
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