Three very different stories about what gay pride means. Cody, Maia, Alison and Tanner share their queer experiences about coming out, coming in, and celebrating Pride their own ways! Hear it all on this episode of the Queer Joy Podcast; where two relationship therapists explore what it looks like to see joy in queer relationships.
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Keely: Pride Cody: Pride Keely: Pride Pride Cardinal: pride month Keely: what does Pride mean for you? Maia: So Pride to me right now Cody: this is what Pride is about Melisa: It may be Pride. It may be what you just said. Keely: Well, hello everyone. Hi Melisa. How are you? Melisa: I'm good. Very excited for today and all the people we get to hear from. Keely: Yeah. And I feel like we're multiple times going to say Happy Pride and for those listening, this is a compilation and we get to hear from other people at CTC to hear about their experience of coming out and, or also hearing like what pride means for them. So this is just a wonderful opportunity to share in the celebration of Pride and also to get more stories and hear more about other people's experiences. And for those listening, maybe get to like, learn a little bit more about your therapist as well, or just your, you know, human community member person. Just however you wanna look at that. Cuz at the end of the day, we are all just humans doing this. So don't waste too much time. Cody is here and Cody, brief introduction, just who you are as far as pronouns and identities that you wanna share with people. Cody: Sure. Okay. Yeah. My name is Cody and I'm a therapist here at CTC. My pronouns are she or they. I'm queer, mixed race, white presenting and an artist and a neurotic person and many other things. Keely: Yay! Well, thanks for joining today. So we're just gonna kind of prompt you and give you space to talk about your story as a human being queer in this world and coming out and whatever that means for you. And then just what Pride means for you and we'll, you know, we'll ask questions if it seems relevant. Cody: Sure. Alright. I&