Below is a list of recommended podcasts if you are interested in learning more about LGBTQA+ lives and experiences. These podcasts explore the themes of belonging, inclusion, relationships, identity, mental health and wellbeing.
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Hear from alumnus Mitchell Harris, in this episode from the wonderful podcast Extraordinary Unplugged: ‘Having the courage to be me’.
Episode description: After living a double life for 10 years, Mitch finally found the courage to tackle the most difficult conversation he’d ever faced. How many of us are living a double life? Hiding our true selves from our friends, family and colleagues? And how can you find the courage to be yourself? Key topics include, difficult conversations, relationships, thought spirals.
“I’ve never done a ‘coming out’ post, video, dance. Part of me has always despised the idea that this is even a thing. It’s a strange by product of modern times that to be different in this world, or in my case, gay, you eventually have to declare it or run the risk of having others do it for you, telling you who you are before you’ve even worked it out for yourself. Extraordinary Unplugged is a new podcast, which this week I’m thrilled to feature in, that goes some way into exploring all of this...”
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