Queer I Am, the podcast that celebrates queer artists and queer allies, has announced the launch of its third season, which will be recorded weekly in front of a live studio audience, kicking off on Saturday, May 1 with authors SJ Watson and Helen Trevorrow, and performer Anthony Barnett (AKA Shallow Vera).
Queer I Am season three follows its break-out successful first two seasons that have been downloaded in more than 40 countries. The show celebrates queer artists and queer allies, their craft, and the story behind their success. It talks about the beautiful queer community, discusses the power of having allies inside and outside of the community, and the roles that sexuality and gender identity play in the creation of art.
Tickets are available now to be part of the live audience. Featured guests will include artist, author and filmmaker, Fox Fisher; Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, Richard Angell; actress, author and philanthropist, Jill Nalder; CEO of LGBTQ+ Switchboard, Jacob Bayliss; rugby player and manager, Paul Tindle.
Created and hosted by Andrew Flewitt, they will be partnering with Arcobaleno, an inclusive venue in the heart of Brighton, and Across Rainbows, a charity that focuses on redefining queer identity, to host eight live discussions, featuring a panel of special guests for each recording. The panel discussions aim to get under the skin of key topics that resonate with the queer community and will also act as research for Andrew’s debut book, Queer I Am: The Book I Wish I’d Been Given.
Andrew Flewitt, creator and host, said: “The calibre of guests and contributors is a testament to how quickly the Queer I Am podcast has evolved. A live audience will elevate this season with energy, fun and their contribution through the Q&A session at the end of each episode. It is a thrill to be partnering with Arcobaleno, an inclusive space in Brighton that has kindly allowed me to host the podcast there, and their production company, Across Rainbow Productions.
“Across Rainbow Productions will be filming the podcast conversations and will release these on their YouTube channel and social platforms; this is not only elevating the podcast to a new level, but for me, demonstrates the power of our community coming together and supporting each other.”
You can get tickets for each recording by clicking here. Tickets are £3 per guest, and all money will go to Across Rainbows, a charity that focuses on redefining queer identity.