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FOF #2930 – The Unsinkable Harma Hartouni

When life knocks you down, it’s hard to get back up, especially when you live in an oppressive place, your family rejects you for being gay and you’ve broken both your legs.

For real estate entrepreneur Harma Hartouni, things weren’t always in the pink. Although he was born in the US, Harma was taken to live in Iran at a young age, and as a ethnic Armenian and a gay kid he felt he was at odds with the world around him.

Today, Harma Hartouni joins us to talk about his new memoir, Getting Back Up: A Story of Resilience, Self-Acceptance and Success, which details his life growing up as a gay Armenian in Iran, moving back to LA to come out as gay and marrying his Disney Prince.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 3 years ago 0

FOF #2030 – Tom Goss on Staying Motivated as An Artist

The most important thing in life is the relationships we create with others. One of the best ways to bring people into your life is to make awesome stuff and share it. But it’s not always easy being a creative spirit in a challenging world.

Today Tom Goss joins us for a live music session and to talk about how to stay artistically motivated.

Posted in: Live Music Sessions, Podcast 10 years ago 14

FOF #1918 – Love is a Verb

What’s the key to a happy relationship? Be gay, childless, or make a hot cup of tea.

A new study on relationships reveals that actions, not words matter a lot. And that generally gay folks are much more content with each other than straight folks.

Joining us today is Tommy Holl, who shortly after our show got himself on the local morning news as the real elf on the shelf and now might actually have a career as a Christmas elf.

Posted in: Podcast 10 years ago 4

FOF #1755 – The Amazing Legend of Armen Ra

One of the more fascinating aspects on Sharon Needles’ debut album PG-13 is her collaboration with theremin player Armen Ra.

Listen as we talk with Armen Ra from his home in Hollywood about his incredible life, his deep friendship with Amanda Lepore, the death of the New York City nightclub scene in the mid 90s and his friendship with murderer Michael Alig, portrayed in the film Party Monster.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Musicians, Podcast 11 years ago 3

A Third of Iranian Men Are Gay?!

According to a study, a third of Iranian men under 30 are having sex without women.  So overthrow those mullahs, boys, and let the tourism begin!!

Posted in: Culture & Style, Hunks, Politics & Activism 13 years ago 4

Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees

Last year, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that there were no gay people in Iran. In a September 22, 2010, interview with Larry King, Ahmadinejad said that there are laws in Iran to punish people […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 14 years ago 0