ALEXIS: When you’re born, you’re born into a community. Whether that’s racial, religious, regional or national. It’s a group of people like you, they’ll tell you the stories of where you’ve come from and how you fit into this big wide World. Often it comes from your family, your neighbours, the people you grew up around unless you’re LGBTQ.
It’s not the same for everyone obviously but often around the age of puberty, the most awkward stage in anyone’s life. We’re lumbered with this additional weight of realising that we’re other, that we’re different from everyone around us and we have to find a place for ourselves.
CHRISTANIA: There’s just one huge problem with that. There’s no one way to be LGBTQ. No one central place to go and learn about our history and culture, how we fit into it all.
In this podcast, join us, as we take a deep dive into LGBTQ life today, asking questions about the past, present and future of our identity.
ALEXIS: I’m Alexis and I’m a London born gay white man.
CHRISTANIA: My name’s Christania, also from London, and I’m a black Lesbian. It’s felt by many that our community is drifting apart, whether or not you believe there was harmony to begin with anyway. that’s why we want to bring together different views, different identities and different experiences to explore what connects us all…our sexuality.
ALEXIS: Over the course of the series, we’ll be looking at topics such as what it means to be LGBTQ, how people can find and build their sense of belonging.
CHRISTANIA: A mixture of our live panel shows that we recorded along with one on one interviews with thought leaders and people with great stories to tell.
ALEXIS: We don’t have all the answers, we won’t always get it right and so that’s why we really want to hear from you too.
CHRISTANIA: You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or your favourite podcast app just search Qmmunity Q-M-M-U-N-I-T-Y. Follow us on all social media @QmmunityPod and join in the conversation by using #QmmunityPod.
TOGETHER: This is Qmmunity