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The Gaysian Podcast

A Podcast by The Gaysian Project

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The Gaysian Podcast
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A Podcast by The Gaysian Project

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Born from The Gaysian Project, this podcast aims to create a space in which we can explore the Queer Asian experience. Hosted by The Gaysian Project founder Maya Reddy, an American Born Confused Queer Desi, this podcast embarks on conversations with folx both within the Queer Asian community and outside of the community in an effort to empower our stories and experiences, and understand the assumptions and attitudes placed upon us.visit The Gaysian Project website for more info about upcoming events, projects, merchandise, and ways in which you can get involved (www.thegaysianproject.com) and follow us on instagram (@thegaysianproject).

Latest Episodes

This is Akin ft. Peyton and Hubert

EOn our Season 1 finale we are talking with two of the people behind AKIN, an art collective in NYC focused on uplifting queer and POC artists and creators. We chat with Peyton and Hubert about the incredible work they are doing with Akin as well as their own experiences as queer Filipinx people. Follow AKIN on IG @thisisakinnyc

81 MINMAY 28
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This is Akin ft. Peyton and Hubert

"Constant Guest, Constant Alien" ft. Robin and Daisy of APAIT LA

EThis week we have two really badass guests from APAIT, an API AIDS/HIV resource and activism group in Los Angeles, Robin and Daisy! This is a fantastic conversation about the stigma of HIV/AIDs in API communities, the performance of masculinity and fear of femininity amongst Asian men, and RuPaul’s Drag Race! On instagram: @apait_ssg ; @robinhamchoi ; @daisynconfusd The Gaysian Podcast can be found on ig: @thegaysianproject and on twitter: @gaysianproject

98 MINMAY 17
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"Constant Guest, Constant Alien" ft. Robin and Daisy of APAIT LA

The Diaspora Isn't Just in Europe and North America ft. Actor Premika Leo

EThis week we’re chatting with Toronto based indo-carribean-canadian queer actor Premika Leo! This conversation is one that isn’t always had in APIMED spaces, especially Desi spaces. That is: the erasure of Indo-Carribean folks from the diaspora.We also get into the complexities of POC representation, and the fact that while there is more queer representation than ever, QTPOC representation is still so minimal. Jump into this episode and get to know Premika and her Guyanese-Canadian Queer Experience!

80 MINMAY 10
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The Diaspora Isn't Just in Europe and North America ft. Actor Premika Leo

The Power of Heritage and Telling Your Own Story ft. Randy Kim

EWe are kicking off our celebration of APIMEDA Heritage Month with an episode all about the power of connecting with your heritage and telling your own story. Featuring incredible human being, activist and storyteller, Randy Kim who serves on the board of the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and co-produces TALK Stories: an Asian and Asian American Storytelling Series. Follow Randy's work at: @randall_kimball and find us at: IG @thegaysianproject ; twitter @gaysianproject

100 MINMAY 3
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The Power of Heritage and Telling Your Own Story ft. Randy Kim

LIVE at ClexaCon ft. Chantal Thuy, Andrea Walter, Nicole Espinosa, and CB Lee

EComing at you with our first live episode recorded at ClexaCon 2019 from "The Gaysian Project Presents: Celebrating Queer Asian Americans in Media and Fandom" panel! Follow the panelists: @chantalthuy @andreaannwalter @cblee_cblee @colesmcgee

73 MINAPR 18
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LIVE at ClexaCon ft. Chantal Thuy, Andrea Walter, Nicole Espinosa, and CB Lee

Creating Asian American Culture ft. Author Nishta J. Mehra

This episode is a special conversation with author Nishta J. Mehra, abt her new book "Brown, White, Black" that explores the intersections of identity, religion, and sexuality in her family. We get into so many things including, the role Hinduism has played in her connection to identity, struggling with both assimilating and standing out, and how she and her family are truly creating these beautiful images of Asian American culture. Follow Nishta on IG and Twitter: @nishtajmehra website: nishtajmehra.co

65 MINAPR 5
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Creating Asian American Culture ft. Author Nishta J. Mehra

"Heavy Metal Asian Fan" ft. Nicole Espinosa

EFeminist, scholar, activist Nicole Espinosa is back on the podcast to talk about fan culture and how it functions in marginalised communities! It is a super-sized episode in which we get into everything from our own fandoms to ethno-historical explanatory models of how we interact with fandom, the need to complicate the things we're fans of, and digging into why queer femme representation is still predominantly white and straight passing. Follow Nicole on IG: @colesmcgee and on twitter: @decolesinize

118 MINMAR 29
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"Heavy Metal Asian Fan" ft. Nicole Espinosa

Nowruz Mubarak! ft. Omid Razavi of Let Me Out Book

Nowruz Mubarak! Happy Persian New Year! We are so thrilled to be spending the 13 days of celebration with Omid Razavi - a gay Iranian Canadian author and illustrator of theLet Me Out book that provides support for LGBTQ+ youth to give them solidarity and encouragement through their processes of exploring their identities. In this episode, we get to talk about his work, what it was like growing up in Ottawa Canada and gaining pride in both his Iranian and Queer identities. Follow Omid: @LetMeOutBook

81 MINMAR 22
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Nowruz Mubarak! ft. Omid Razavi of Let Me Out Book

Just Three Indians Talking About Comic Books ft. Kesav and Samarjeet Wable

EThis week'sepisode is with filmmaker Kesav Wable and his brother Samarjeet talking about the new short film they made called “Closet Supes." The short is an exploration of queer Desi identity, the first generation Desi American experience, reconnecting with our elders, and superheroes. We are excited to share our conversation that continues to explore the themes of Desi identity, and superheroes, and finding our identities. Follow Kesav and all the news about "Closet Supes:" IG: @KWable Twitter: @bKwa

106 MINFEB 8
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Just Three Indians Talking About Comic Books ft. Kesav and Samarjeet Wable

"Planes, Trains, and Intersectional Queer Inclusivity in Golf" ft. Pro Golfer Tadd Fujikawa

EThis week's episode is just a couple of queer Asian golfers talking about the queer Asian experience. My guest is fellow pro golfer and athlete ally ambassador, Tadd Fujikawa! Tadd is wonderful, he is the youngest player in history to qualify for the US Open in 2006 at 16, he’s made 14 starts on the PGA Tour, and in August 2018, became the first male prof golfer to openly come out as gay. We talk about Tadd's experiences, both of our work in inclusivity activism with Athlete Ally, and so much more!

81 MINJAN 24
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"Planes, Trains, and Intersectional Queer Inclusivity in Golf" ft. Pro Golfer Tadd Fujikawa

Latest Episodes

This is Akin ft. Peyton and Hubert

EOn our Season 1 finale we are talking with two of the people behind AKIN, an art collective in NYC focused on uplifting queer and POC artists and creators. We chat with Peyton and Hubert about the incredible work they are doing with Akin as well as their own experiences as queer Filipinx people. Follow AKIN on IG @thisisakinnyc

81 MINMAY 28
Comments
This is Akin ft. Peyton and Hubert

"Constant Guest, Constant Alien" ft. Robin and Daisy of APAIT LA

EThis week we have two really badass guests from APAIT, an API AIDS/HIV resource and activism group in Los Angeles, Robin and Daisy! This is a fantastic conversation about the stigma of HIV/AIDs in API communities, the performance of masculinity and fear of femininity amongst Asian men, and RuPaul’s Drag Race! On instagram: @apait_ssg ; @robinhamchoi ; @daisynconfusd The Gaysian Podcast can be found on ig: @thegaysianproject and on twitter: @gaysianproject

98 MINMAY 17
Comments
"Constant Guest, Constant Alien" ft. Robin and Daisy of APAIT LA

The Diaspora Isn't Just in Europe and North America ft. Actor Premika Leo

EThis week we’re chatting with Toronto based indo-carribean-canadian queer actor Premika Leo! This conversation is one that isn’t always had in APIMED spaces, especially Desi spaces. That is: the erasure of Indo-Carribean folks from the diaspora.We also get into the complexities of POC representation, and the fact that while there is more queer representation than ever, QTPOC representation is still so minimal. Jump into this episode and get to know Premika and her Guyanese-Canadian Queer Experience!

80 MINMAY 10
Comments
The Diaspora Isn't Just in Europe and North America ft. Actor Premika Leo

The Power of Heritage and Telling Your Own Story ft. Randy Kim

EWe are kicking off our celebration of APIMEDA Heritage Month with an episode all about the power of connecting with your heritage and telling your own story. Featuring incredible human being, activist and storyteller, Randy Kim who serves on the board of the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and co-produces TALK Stories: an Asian and Asian American Storytelling Series. Follow Randy's work at: @randall_kimball and find us at: IG @thegaysianproject ; twitter @gaysianproject

100 MINMAY 3
Comments
The Power of Heritage and Telling Your Own Story ft. Randy Kim

LIVE at ClexaCon ft. Chantal Thuy, Andrea Walter, Nicole Espinosa, and CB Lee

EComing at you with our first live episode recorded at ClexaCon 2019 from "The Gaysian Project Presents: Celebrating Queer Asian Americans in Media and Fandom" panel! Follow the panelists: @chantalthuy @andreaannwalter @cblee_cblee @colesmcgee

73 MINAPR 18
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LIVE at ClexaCon ft. Chantal Thuy, Andrea Walter, Nicole Espinosa, and CB Lee

Creating Asian American Culture ft. Author Nishta J. Mehra

This episode is a special conversation with author Nishta J. Mehra, abt her new book "Brown, White, Black" that explores the intersections of identity, religion, and sexuality in her family. We get into so many things including, the role Hinduism has played in her connection to identity, struggling with both assimilating and standing out, and how she and her family are truly creating these beautiful images of Asian American culture. Follow Nishta on IG and Twitter: @nishtajmehra website: nishtajmehra.co

65 MINAPR 5
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Creating Asian American Culture ft. Author Nishta J. Mehra

"Heavy Metal Asian Fan" ft. Nicole Espinosa

EFeminist, scholar, activist Nicole Espinosa is back on the podcast to talk about fan culture and how it functions in marginalised communities! It is a super-sized episode in which we get into everything from our own fandoms to ethno-historical explanatory models of how we interact with fandom, the need to complicate the things we're fans of, and digging into why queer femme representation is still predominantly white and straight passing. Follow Nicole on IG: @colesmcgee and on twitter: @decolesinize

118 MINMAR 29
Comments
"Heavy Metal Asian Fan" ft. Nicole Espinosa

Nowruz Mubarak! ft. Omid Razavi of Let Me Out Book

Nowruz Mubarak! Happy Persian New Year! We are so thrilled to be spending the 13 days of celebration with Omid Razavi - a gay Iranian Canadian author and illustrator of theLet Me Out book that provides support for LGBTQ+ youth to give them solidarity and encouragement through their processes of exploring their identities. In this episode, we get to talk about his work, what it was like growing up in Ottawa Canada and gaining pride in both his Iranian and Queer identities. Follow Omid: @LetMeOutBook

81 MINMAR 22
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Nowruz Mubarak! ft. Omid Razavi of Let Me Out Book

Just Three Indians Talking About Comic Books ft. Kesav and Samarjeet Wable

EThis week'sepisode is with filmmaker Kesav Wable and his brother Samarjeet talking about the new short film they made called “Closet Supes." The short is an exploration of queer Desi identity, the first generation Desi American experience, reconnecting with our elders, and superheroes. We are excited to share our conversation that continues to explore the themes of Desi identity, and superheroes, and finding our identities. Follow Kesav and all the news about "Closet Supes:" IG: @KWable Twitter: @bKwa

106 MINFEB 8
Comments
Just Three Indians Talking About Comic Books ft. Kesav and Samarjeet Wable

"Planes, Trains, and Intersectional Queer Inclusivity in Golf" ft. Pro Golfer Tadd Fujikawa

EThis week's episode is just a couple of queer Asian golfers talking about the queer Asian experience. My guest is fellow pro golfer and athlete ally ambassador, Tadd Fujikawa! Tadd is wonderful, he is the youngest player in history to qualify for the US Open in 2006 at 16, he’s made 14 starts on the PGA Tour, and in August 2018, became the first male prof golfer to openly come out as gay. We talk about Tadd's experiences, both of our work in inclusivity activism with Athlete Ally, and so much more!

81 MINJAN 24
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"Planes, Trains, and Intersectional Queer Inclusivity in Golf" ft. Pro Golfer Tadd Fujikawa