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Columbus Pride Submissions: Gay Propaganda podcast

Columbus Pride Submissions: Gay Propaganda podcast

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The LGBTQ+ community is strong, powerful, seen and heard here in Columbus. And 614 wanted to take the month of PRIDE and give the cover section over to our loud and proud LGBTQ+ Columbus crowd with their unedited copy, poems, art, photos, stories, and more about their experience here in the capital city. From love to heartbreak and everything in between, you get to hear directly from the people who make up this vibrant group about how they view the world and their place in it. Start flipping the pages to check out what the folks living happily and PRIDE-fully here in Central Ohio have to say. Happy PRIDE month, Columbus!

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Hey! This is Justin Haase and Mason Sturm and we are the hosts of the podcast, Gay Propaganda! Since our first episode in January, we have been uploading weekly episodes that discuss a variety of topics, ranging from exploring sexuality to getting over an ex. 

As our friendship quickly grew last year, we found ourselves talking and laughing for hours about anything that crossed our minds. Realizing how enjoyable this was, we thought why not sit down in front of two mics and record ourselves having a kiki?

When you are first tuning in, you will hear the two of us sharing our unfiltered stories about life, love, sex and anything inbetween. But one of our favorite parts of the show is when we invite our listeners at the end of every episode to ask for advice, questions, and share their own personal stories. 

Photo courtesy of the Gay Propaganda podcast

While the variety and number of podcasts continue to expand, we still felt as if we could bring something new and fresh to the table. 

Anyone who has grown up in the LGBTQ community knows that it is difficult finding answers to a lot of questions that go undiscussed. When it comes to sexuality and dating advice, we saw an opportunity to make casual and risque LGBTQ conversations more accessible and less stigmatized.

Being two gay twenty-somethings, we definitely don’t have it all figured out. But being open about our experiences has allowed us to vocalize the lessons we’ve learned and connect to listeners who may be going through similar situations. 

The overall purpose of Gay Propaganda is to share stories and advice from members and allies of the LGBTQ community. Together, we hope to highlight the voices of our community and create a safe space for these conversations to be had. 

Our community of listeners has quickly grown over the last 5 months; And interacting with them is one of our favorite things about the show. This helps us feel more connected to our community and makes our little world seem so much bigger. 

So grab your iced latte, turn the volume up, and tune in every Thursday (on Apple, Spotify, or Google) for a new episode!

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