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Celebrating the 2-Year Podcasting Anniversary of Think Queerly

Celebrating My 2-Year Podcasting Anniversary!

Two years ago on June 20, 2018, I launched my first podcast. It was called, The Living OUT Podcast, a tongue-in-cheek reference to coming out and being proud to be authentically out. My focus in early episodes was the gay male experience, the uniqueness and creativity that gay men bring to the world, as well as my go-to core subject, personal...

Humanity’s Tipping Point — Without a Return to Compassion, We’re Finished

Humanity’s Tipping Point — Without a Return to Compassion, We’re Finished

Human Liberation, Planetary Respect, and the Dissolution of Power Inequality The “…inability to recognize the notion of difference as a dynamic human force, one which is enriching rather than threatening to the defined self…” is the root of human prejudice. — Audre Lorde Back in 2017, Martha Beck shared a wonderful video that...

Can You Experience Tranquillity During COVID-19?

Can You Experience Tranquillity During COVID-19

Facebook Live Video Notes In today’s Facebook Live, I share additional thoughts and insights from my last podcast and article, “An Invitation to Experience Things As They Are in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic.” I share a passage from my book, Think Queerly: Meditations & Critical Reflections On Liberating Humanity to...

An Invitation to Experience Things As They Are in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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“Tranquillity in Disturbance Means Perfection”Chuang Tzu Since most of Canada went into “lockdown” in the middle of March, we have been witnessing the greatest disruption to society in the 21st-century. Everything has been called into question: economic stability; capitalism; populism; human rights; basic human freedoms; climate...

Timeless Wisdom in a Pandemic: Give Up the Need for Control

GIVE UP THE NEED FOR CONTROL

A Meditation on Verse 20 of the “Tao Te Ching” — what it can tell us about the COVID-19 Pandemic Do you want to improve the world?I don’t think it can be done. The world is sacred.It can’t be improved.If you tamper with it, you’ll ruin it.If you treat it like an object, you’ll lose it. There is a time for being ahead,a time for being...

If Ever There Were a Time to Tell the Truth…

If Ever There Were a Time to Tell the Truth

Why the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown is the pivotal moment to choose to be free by discerning your truth. This is a powerful thought experiment prompt that could reveal far more about who you are, now during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown than at any other time. “If ever there were a time to tell the truth, what do I need to say? Who do I...

HIV/AIDS in Contrast with the COVID-19 Pandemic — Lessons in History

COVID-19 HIV-AIDS Lessons from the Past

Think Queerly Podcast Leadership Discussion — TQ125 EPISODE SUMMARY What are the similarities and differences between the HIV and COVID-19 pandemics? In what ways are they comparable? Might it be offensive or “triggering” to those who survived the HIV/AIDS pandemic to compare COVID-19 to this period in time? EPISODE NOTES In this Think Queerly...

A Novel Pandemic — How a Virus Could Unite Humanity

A Novel Pandemic How a Virus Could Unite Humanity

Thinking queerly about social evolution as a result of a crisis. I’m seeing hints of the possibility that the COVID-19 pandemic could become an exceptional social experiment, one that could have political ramifications — a kind of socialism-light — one that exposes the damaging problem of aggressive capitalism (the impossibility of sustained...

Why the World Needs Queer Creativity Now More Than Ever

Why the World Needs Queer Creativity Now More Than Ever

One of the reasons that so many LGBT people are at the forefront of creativity is because we see things differently; we have seen the world through the lens of the oppressor. As soon as we begin to self-actualize and challenge societal norms through creative expression, we are interpreting and/or beautifying that which has restricted our ability...

Queer Leadership Is Grounded in Self-Leadership – TQ103

Queer Leadership Is Grounded in Self-Leadership

In today’s show, I explain the reason for changing the show’s name from the Living OUT Podcast to the Think Queerly Podcast. Then I continue with my on-going discussion/living document about the “Way of Queer Leadership”. I ask the core question, How can we create communities of LGBTQ leadership, which includes our allies, to work together to...

Darren is a leadership coach in Toronto, Canada who helps his clients to connect and embrace their uniqueness and freely create the life they want. He writes and podcasts regularly about Queer Leadership.