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FOF #2747 – IML is for Everyone

IML, the International Mr. Leather Contest and Conference just wrapped up in Chicago where thousands of kinky folks gathered to build community and choose a new Mr. International Leather.

Today, puppeteer and internal family systems practitioner Mark Saltzman joins us to chat about IML and to continue our look at “Velvet Rage,” Alan Downs’ seminal book for overcoming the pain of growing up gay in a straight man’s world.

Posted in: Actors, Artists, Podcast 5 months ago 1

FOF #2714 – Velvet Rage: The Phantom Menace

From the day we we’re born, LGBTQ people are often at odds with a world that doesn’t understand or appreciate who we are. Like a phantom menace, this shame follows us even though as adults we are out and proud. Queer folks face significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety and drug and alcohol abuse.

Therapist Alan Downs describes this toxic cocktail of anger and rejection in his book “The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World, Second Edition.”

Posted in: Podcast 7 months ago 0