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Lost Spaces explores queer experiences as told through now-closed bars and clubs. Every episode singer/songwriter K Anderson interviews a different member of the community to find out about a venue from their past, the memories they created there and the people that they used to know. Theme song - 'Well Groomed Boys' by K Anderson. Find out more at https://lostspacespodcast.com/
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Ok, be totally honest with me - have you ever hooked up with a work colleague? Or, actually, the question I'm more interested in is - have you ever known about a work-place hook up that hasn't ended catastrophically? Well, if you haven't guessed already by the way I framed those questions - this week we are finding out all about a doomed hook up that our guest, Twitch streamer extraordinare, BBKyle had when he was working at Spin, a bar in Chicago's queer neighbourhood Boystown. But, that's definitely not all that we talk about... Though he is now based in Tennessee, BBKyle says that he loved his time at Spin so much that he would still be working there today if it hadn't closed... now, that's some bar! We talk about how he ended up in Chicago, what queer spaces offer that other spaces don't, and how being forced to wear a uniform of nothing but booty shorts helped Kyle learn how to love himself... Do you have any memories of Spin, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about BBKyle by following him on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bbkyle.twitch), Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/BBKyle), Twitter (https://twitter.com/BadGayPodcast). Or just visit his website BBKyle.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
This podcast started at the end of 2019, and had been running for a few months when... well, you remember what happened in 2020, right? And, for the longest time... I kind of wanted this show to make no mention of the pandemic or Covid-19 or any of the shit going on in the world. I wanted it to be an escape, and an opportunity to think about something else for the people that were listening. But, maybe (and just maybe) I'm finally ready to talk about the pandemic.... One of the wonderful things that happened in that time was this explosion of online drag shows, where performers found new ways to continue entertaining people when they weren't able to do so in bars and clubs. And, it's one of these ongoing drag shows, Dragoslavia, that we are going to learn all about on today's show. Dragoslavia is the brainchild of Slovenia-based drag queen Mentalika, who set it up as a way of bringing together queens from Balkan countries. We met to talk about her reasons for setting up the show, logistical nightmares, and what it's like to set up a drag house before you've decided who your drag character is. Do you have any memories of Dragoslavia, or any other online drag shows or parties that happened during the pandemic? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Mentalika by following her on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mentalika_/). And, if you want to find out more about Dragoslavia, including details of who performed at each show, check out the Instagram page - https://www.instagram.com/dragoslavia/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
This week it's our first ever trip to Japan! And we're not going to just any old bar, we're going to a hostess club...  Hostess (and host) clubs are fairly unique to Japan, so if you've not heard of them before the long and short of it is that they are a type of cabaret bar that provides entertainment, but also employs people to provide attentive conversation and a little bit of flirting to their customers (kind of like giving the boyfriend or girlfriend experience).  And, showing us around is Tiffany Rossdale, self proclaimed mega-socialite of Tokyo's nightlife scene and host of the Breakfast with Tiffany podcast.  Tiffany first moved to Japan from the Philippines in the late 90s, to live with her mum, who had moved there a few years prior.  Before long, she had started her journey towards nightlife queendom working as a hostess at Mr Lady, a hostess bar made up predominantly of Trans Filipino women.  This is a really great chat - we get to find out all about what is involved in being a hostess, what Tiffany learnt from the women she worked with, and we even get surprisingly deep talking about our parents...  Do you have any memories of Mister Lady, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Tiffany by following her on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTiffanyRossdale) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/tiffanyrossdaleofficial), or by visiting her website (https://www.tiffanyrossdale.com/) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
So, you may have heard the joke before that watching Drag Race in a bar is the gays equivalent of watching football or rugby in a bar. And, yes, ok, it's a basic, basic stereotype...but... well... maybe there's a smidgen of truth in it? (Just a smidgen, mind you...!) This week I'm joined by the comic book legend Sina Grace, who has written and/or drawn queer superheroes like Ice-Man, and his own Rockstar and Softboy, to talk about his experience in finding what he calls 'platonic queer joy' at the West Hollywood bar Flaming Saddles... Now, i don't think he'd mind me saying that this wasn't his usual type of haunt. No, he prefers the leather bars and places that are a little less twinky, but it was through their weekly screening of Ru Paul's Drag Race that he got to experience community and soak up that camaraderie...  Ooh, and some terminology that we use in this episode: Side - which means your sexual preference does not include penetrative sex  Pup play - a sexual act that involves role-playing as a dog and the dog's master Do you have any memories of Flaming Saddles, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Sina by following him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/SinaGrace) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sinagrace/), or visit his website http://sinagrace.com/.  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
You know, it's been a while since we've had a really rambly, all-over-the-shop conversation on this show.... and, the reason that I mention this fact is because this week we've got ourselves a rambly, all-over-the-shop conversation... But that's not a bad thing!  In fact, I loved this conversation that I had with John, who is the man behind the drag character Taylor Trash.  Taylor is the host of the drag web-series competition The Gold Rush, which is just about to launch Season 3 on YouTube. So, I thought it was a good time to sit down and learn all about one of her most treasured lost spaces, London's Ghetto (which is also one of my favourite lost spaces)...  Only, it didn't quite go according to plan, and we ramble a good bit of the episode.  But, it's all good stuff, cause we get to learn about John coming out to his dad (not once, but twice!), his early days flirting with drag, and why community is so important to him.  Do you have any memories of Ghetto, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Taylor on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MissTaylorTrash), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/misstaylortrash/), or do yourself a favour and subscribe to her YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TrashTVOfficial) so you're all ready to watch the third series of The Gold Rush when it launches! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
So, if you've ever listened to this show and thought to yourself 'queer clubbing is not as good as all these people seem to be remembering' then:  Firstly, maybe this show isn't for you....  Secondly, you'll be glad you stuck it out because this week we're doing something different! Yup, we're complaining about how rubbish queer clubbing is! And, who is joining me to be a big ol' grump? Well, it's the singer/actor and writer of the book 'Cancer, Musical Theatre, & Other Chronic Illnesses' Edward Miskie! Edward first moved to New York City in the mid-00s, and tried to embrace queer nightlife, including lost spaces like Splash and Vlada, but ultimately decided.... well, he'd really rather not. Along the way he became a sole survivor of a rare Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which, as you can imagine, went right ahead and turned his life upside down. We talked all about the terrible life lessons we learnt from Sex and the City, how a cancer diagnosis changes your perception, and all the many, many things that are wrong with the queer scene... Do you have any memories of terrible, terrible queer clubbing that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Edward by following him on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/edwardmiskie/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/edwardmiskie), and TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@edwardmiskie) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
So, one of the things about drag that i'm really fascinated by is the decision-making process behind crafting a drag character...  Because, to me, deciding on who your drag character is - what they like, how they talk, how they present to the world - is a big commitment... almost like a marriage maybe?  And, by that I mean you are committing to another person (or, ok, character) that will forever be associated with you. Because of this you've kind of got to make sure you think it through.... But, then, I guess, you run the risk of OVERTHINKING it (my signature move!).... To find out a little more about this I sat down to pick the brains of Ty Jeffries, the man behind the drag character Miss Hope Springs (an old-school, glamourous chanteuse).... We got together to talk about Madame JoJos, a legendary nightclub in London's Soho that closed in 2014 after being open continuously since the 60s... So, of course we talk all about the gentrification of Soho, the evolution of drag, and... what it's like to be a horny teenager on the train... Oh, and I should also say that there is a mention of Polari in this conversation, which is a slang language used by predominately gay men in the UK up until about the 60s when it started to fall out of favour... Do you have any memories of Madame JoJo's, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Ty by following him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TyJeffriesPiano), visiting his website (https://www.tyjeffries.com/), or visiting Miss Hope Springs' website (https://www.misshopesprings.com/) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
When you’ve never been to a leather bar it’s easy to view them as seedy and debaucherous and a little scary... and, yeah, ok, they are all of those things - but they’re also surprisingly quite wholesome!  Well, maybe not wholesome, but they definitely offer a more down-to-earth and judgement-free alternative to the more mainstream queer spaces that you often find in big cities… And one of the lost leather bars with the absolute best name ever? Why, it's Chicago's Manhole! This week I am joined by singer/songwriter Homer Marrs, who first moved to Chicago at the turn of the century to study improv comedy, and slowly but surely spread his wings in the city's queer scene. With one or two 'hard lessons' along the way... Do you have any memories of ManHole, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Homer by following him on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/homermarrs), or Twitter (https://twitter.com/HomerMarrs) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
This week I learnt a new word, and that word is.... thelephobia... which, if you didn't know already, is the fear of nipples... And why is that important? Well, it just so happens that this week's guest, Dr Joshua Lobb - who is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong (and our first ever doctor on this show!) - happens to have a fear of nipples. But, not just any nipples. REALLY big nipples... The kind you would find on the bartenders who worked at Sydney's The Albury Hotel (which is, coincidentally, the lost space we talked about on this week's show!). We talk all about gay fashions, being intimidated by a certain type of coolness, and.... friendly groping? Do you have any memories of The Albury Hotel, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Make sure you read Joshua's book 'The Flight of Birds: a novel in twelve stories', which is available now! http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/9781743325834 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
If you love a good ol' fashioned leaving-my-hometown-to-find-myself story, then this week we've got a doozy. Naomi Mourra, (who happens to be Sydney’s only Lebanese, lesbian, ex-Jehovah’s Witness, comedian), first came to London in the late 90s when she was trying to reconcile the thoughts she was feeling about women-folk with the teachings of her religion. And, it was in London that she got to explore Soho's Candy Bar, a lesbian bar that first opened in 1996, but closed in 2014 due to rising rents in the area. Boo! We talk all about the magic of London, finding your bearings in a new city, and wooly jumpers... Do you have any memories of The Candy Bar, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Naomi by following her on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/naomimourra/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/naomimourracomedy) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
So, when you are an army brat you get to move around a lot. You get to see lots of different parts of the world, or lots of different parts of the country that you're in.  This is kind of a gift, but also kind of not a gift....  Because, you don't always feel grounded and like you belong. But, it's also easier to pick up and change scenes because you have so much experience of it already.  But, how do you know when the time is right to settle down?  Like. what sign do you need to be sure? Well, for this week's guest, the co-host of the With a Gay Twist podcast Mason Dixon, it was when he went ahead and fell in love!  And, where did he meet the apple of his eye? Well, it was at 140 Alex, a bar in Rochester, New York, and he is going to tell us all about it.   We talk all about being the outcast, packing up your drag gear (and your dreams!), and, I get some advice on what to do with your shirt after you've taken it off to shimmy on the dancefloor...  Do you have any memories of 140 Alex, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Mason by listening to the With a Gay Twist podcast, or visiting their website https://www.withagaytwist.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
You know how sometimes you go in to a space, and you instantly feel at home? Like, none of that awkwardness whilst you get your bearings - everyone is friendly and open and you feel totally comfortable. And, when you find those places you want to make sure that you go back time and again and soak up those good vibes. Right? RIGHT? Well, not so much for this week's guest, the award winning writer Marlee Jane Ward, who went to Sydney's Club Kooky only the once after being taken there when she first moved to the city way back in 2001.  Why did she not go back? Well, you'll have to listen to the episode to find out! We talk all about how to be unapologetically yourself, running away from home without a plan, and Y2K fashions... Do you have any memories of Club Kooky, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Marlee by visiting her website https://www.marleejaneward.com/ , and, if you enjoy a bit of dystopian fiction check out her young adult award-winning Orphancorp Series. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
We've talked on this show before about the pressure (whether real or imagined) that you can feel when your sibling or someone else in your family comes out before you. In past examples on this show we've only ever been talking about one person in the family... but, on today's episode we're finding out from children's author Will Kostakis what it's like being one of three gay brothers... and, by the sounds of it, they all had different journeys (i hate myself for using that word. sorry). Snd, that's not all we talk about. we have a really interesting conversation about using writing to process and understand your world, getting comfortable in your own skin, and standing in the shadows of the corner of the queer bar hoping beyond hope that no one notices you... . Do you have any memories of The Midnight Shift, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Will by visiting his website https://willkostakis.com/, or follow him on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/willkostakis/) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/willkostakis) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
If you've ever lost yourself, found yourself, shaken off your inhibitions, and/or forged community on a dancefloor, then I think you're going to enjoy this week's episode.  I was lucky enough to talk to Trevor Campbell, the host of the You Made Me Queer podcast, about Toronto's lost space The Gladstone, and it's mid-week dance party Hump Day Bump where Trevor was found cutting a rug many a night in the 00s.  We talk all about accepting the freak you are, figuring out when to put aside your dreams, and weird-things-that-people-say-that-they-think-are-compliments-but-which-just-completely-fuck-with-your-head... ugh. Do you have any memories of The Gladstone, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Trevor by listening to the You Made me Queer podcast, wherever you find podcasts, or giving him a wee follow on https://www.instagram.com/youmademequeer and https://twitter.com/youmademequeer --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
This week we are joined by C.J. Johnson from the true crime podcast, Beyond the Rainbow, who is taking us to the Lavender Heights area of Sacramento, California, to visit the lesbian bar The Buffalo Club.  And, along the way we find out about CJ's coming out, her lesbian grandma, and her weakness for blondes.... Do you have any memories of The Buffalo Club, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about CJ by listening to the Beyond the Rainbow podcast, wherever you find podcasts, or visiting her website https://beyondtherainbowpodcast.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
So, we've done bars, we've done clubs, we've done bookshops and youth groups and websites... but, in all the time we've been doing this show we've never ever featured a queer squat... but all of that is about to change! In the early 00s today's guest, the sex, lust & flirt trainer Joey Juschka, moved to London to help set up a queer squat. And, if you've ever wondered about the how and why of squatting then I think you'll learn a lot from this chat. But, on top of that, and i think the thing that was most interesting for me here, if you've ever lived in a share house and understand the strange dynamics that are constantly at play then I think this is going to resonate.  Do you have any memories about a queer space that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Joey by visiting their website - https://joeyjuschka.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
Do you like to go out and get properly, properly messy? Do you have a go-to place where you can just let loose and have a rollicking good time without fear of judgement or reprimand? If you answered yes then I think you might enjoy hearing about this week's bar, Badlands, which was in the heart of San Francisco's Castro district. Although our guest, Neil Higgins (from FMKLit Podcast) only went to the bar once he certainly knows a thing or two about getting messy.  We talk about finding where it is that you fit in, how to respond to handsome men crying on the footpath, and crappy cartoons from the 80s! Do you have any memories of Badlands, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) And, also, make sure you listen to Neil's show FMKLit, where every episode Neil and his co-host Claire read two romance books; one queer and one straight. Then they play fuck, marry, kill with the characters. They can also be found on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fmklitpod/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
This week's guest, comedian Arielle Isaac Norman, may have only gone to her lost space 'Bout Time II', a handful of times in her life, but that doesn't mean she wasn't impacted when she discovered that the bar closed at the start of the pandemic in 2020 of all that she had lost. We start off talking about when Arielle moved to Austin (which is where the bar was), in 2015, and then go in to brainstorming drag king names, being a serial relationship hopper, and I get some tips on how to initiate a threesome on the dancefloor... Do you have any memories of Bout Time II, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Arielle  by following her on Twitter (https://twitter.com/DemiBinarielle) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ellendegenderless/) or listen to her podcast Gender Fluids. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
This week's space has no name... All we know is that it was a rest-stop between the cities of Salt Lake City and Provo, in Utah, USA.  And, well, if you know anything about cruising then you've probably already guessed that it was a cruising spot, but, without overly intellectualising it, cruising spots are so much more than just cruising spots. And, in a very homophobic part of the USA this was one of the only places where queer men could go and feel that they could express a part of themselves that they had suppressed... And, who went there? Well, it is former Rupaul's Drag Race contestant Tempest DuJour, who grew up in Utah and in the Mormon faith, and had the space as an outlet whilst she was grappling with her sexuality and identity. We talk all about her experiences with the Mormon church, coming out at 30 and.... a rascal of a man who had cherry smelling balls.... Do you have any memories of clubbing from your local queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Tempest by following her on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/tempestdujour/) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
It's equal parts thrilling and terrifying to uproot your life and plonk it back down in a brand new country and I have such admiration for anyone who does it...  This week's guest, Ben, did this when he left the US in the 2010s to start life again in Bangkok, Thailand as a language teacher. He ended up spending 9 years there before moving back to the US recently.  And, in that time, he went through a wonderful learning curve that was backdropped by the city's queer scene.  He was kind enough to sit down with us and share a few of his stories, which include navigating the dating scene, going googly eyed for one or two strangers, and meeting the love of his life....  Do you have any memories of Telephone Bar, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos! You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod) Find out more about Ben by following him on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/language.fan) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-anderson/message
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