Adi B.


I was and still am having a hard time adjusting to the toxic masculinity where I work and your podcast have helped me a lot. It has opened up my mind in understanding queer life and being able to see and label toxic masculinity in people who don’t accept or want to help LGBT people who are fully out.

My previous approach was to be nice and hope that people will see the good in me. But now I have changed too. If you don’t accept me, I am not here to please you. In some ways, it has worked but at the same time I’ve accepted that I can’t change everyone.

Thank you for doing what you do so well. You write and speak so eloquently – sometimes with Freudian slips which are great comic relief and I find myself chuckle while driving. You are changing lives!


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.