Beyond The Stained Glass Closet - Weekend Edition - Issue #20
Of art, podcasts, and fallen activist stars...
Hello friends! Merry Saturday to you.
I found a newly added feature in my Canva Pro (what I used to create the graphics here), and I love it. So you may see more fun, artistic changes on the website and a more consistent “style” in the visuals. Of course, all feedback is encouraged and appreciated. Do you like it? love it? … meh? lol.
The BTSGC Podcast Now Consists of Post Voiceovers That Are Recorded on Saturday Mornings
As is always the case when I move to a new platform, I bite off more than I can chew, and everything shakes out to what I can actually do rather quickly. Creating a whole podcast show (in the traditional sense) takes hours (for me). Add that to the bill-paying job, editing the memoir, and my side gig (content creation, social media monitoring) I don’t have enough hours with my family.
And, we can’t have that.
That said, I have found that I can easily add article voiceovers to the articles I have written in the past week. I do that on Saturday mornings and publish them to the podcast feed. The audio gets picked up by all the podcast platforms BTSGC is on. So there is fresh podcast content usually late in the day on Saturdays and definitely by Sunday. So if you want to listen to my posts, look for the Beyond The Stained Glass Closet on most major podcast platforms. The links to some of the big ones are on the homepage of this substack (scroll down a bit).
Last Week Was Tough
I never worry about being seen as an activist, leader, or whatever. I am just a guy doing his thing by following his heart and writing about it. I share like-minded goals with higher-profile people considered activists/advocates. I often have conversations with them, usually behind the scenes, to help where I can.
So last week, when I read about Sam Brinton, it was tough. I respect Sam, but they have been charged with two counts of stealing luggage. I learned the details of their survivor story last week, even though we had several long conversations a few years ago. These charges also put a negative spotlight on Sam’s survivor story. I hope Sam corrects the doubters and answers the questions Wayne Besen asked last week. I’m still a fan of Sam in the sense I will support them if they come forward and lay it all on the table. I can’t believe the heart of gold I met a few years ago won’t face these very difficult questions and circumstances and do so honestly, even though they may have made some really bad decisions.
As Nelson Mandela said, “It’s never too late to do the right thing.”
My post about Sam and another one about Milo Yiannopoulos is linked below.
Let’s have the courage to be our beautiful selves, together. Have a great weekend!
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