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A Sobering Pride

My first Pride celebration sober I went in with far too much confidence, and quickly lost it. I was just shy of 7 months clean when I took on one of the biggest alcohol events of the year.

Pride weeks are known for their heavy sale of liquor. Especially events such as the Providence Night Time Parade. Which is held in the evening, on a street lined with bars, and quickly followed by massive block parties. And don’t get me wrong, its fun – it’s REALLY fun. But alcohol and other party substances are EVERYWHERE.

And while most cities have purposefully made their parades early to avoid the heavy drinking, its still a problem no matter where one goes. I grew up outside of Chicago which is (in my opinion) the best parade in the country. But every year people were getting so trashed the city organizers kept moving the time of the parade earlier and earlier. It didn’t matter. Whether drunk at 2 in the afternoon or 10 in the morning, people love to get wasted on Pride day.

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52: George Takei

Lets us boldly go where no queer has gone before and delve into the mystery of Queer Icon and Star Trek Legend George Takei.

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49: Pete Buttigieg

Hey Queerstians, we get current with today’s episode, covering presidential hopeful and first viable, openly gay candidate Peter Buttigieg.

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47: Jose Julio Sarria Part 2: The Widow Norton

We’re back with the second half of the incredible story of Jose Julio Sarria – The Widow Norton.

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46: José Julio Sarria

The Nightingale Of Montgomery Street – Hey you queens. We’re here today for part one of the incredible stories of Jose Julio Sarria, the first openly gay man to run for office and the founder of the Imperial Court.

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45: Jeffrey Dahmer Part 2

The Chocolate Factory – We continue the story of Jeffery and the chocolate factory. The well-known children’s story of a magical factory turned house of horrors. 

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44: Jeffrey Dahmer Part 1

Homocrats! – Last week we took you to Sunday school and this week we take you to hell. In our first episode in the Queer Bad Guys series, we tackle notorious serial killer and gay man, Jeffrey Dahmer.

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38: RuPaul Andre Charles

Today we cover one of our most current queer icons, the goddess RuPaul Andre Charles. We track his evolution from budding actor to pop sensation to television revolutionary.
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35: An English Tragedy: A few Queer Monarchs

Hello Queerstians, we hope you’ve had a bloody good day. If you’re a movie buff like us then there’s a chance you’ve seen the Award-winning, new movie The “Favourite” starring Olivia Coleman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz.

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34: Harvey Milk Part 2: The Twinkie Defense

We’re back with the second half of this notorious story. Now we dive head first into Harvey’s many attempts at political office, some of his wins, and his evolving rivalry with another City Supervisor, Dan White.

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