Episode 27 – Houston Has a Trailblazer

Episode 27:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Justyn Smith! Justyn is currently completing his Ph.D. at Sam Houston State University. He is licensed in the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and specializing in the clinical areas of anxiety, depression, relationships and men’s issues.

You will learn more about Justyn and how he is changing the LGBTQ community as we know it as he specializes in are affirmative counseling, coming out, sexual orientation identity, social stigma, open relationships and Queer people of color.

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

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Episode 26 – The Gaytheist

Episode 26:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down Callie Wright who is an activist, speaker, and host of The Gaytheist Manifesto podcast.  Her podcast explores the intersection of the atheist movement and the LGBTQ rights movement.

During this episode, you will learn more about Caliie’s journey through life after coming out as a transgender women in 2013. And how she is using her voice for the LGBTQ community in the atheist movement, and how she is changing the world of  secularism within the LGBTQ community.

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

Where to Find :

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Episode 25 – Being A Trans* Canadian Advocate

Episode 25:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Florence Ashley. Florence is a transfeminine activist based in Tio’tia:ke (also known as Montreal, Canada) and an LL.M. candidate at McGill University.

During this episode, you will learn more about Florence’s journey through academia, and how she is using her platform to change transgender laws around the world.

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

Where to Find Florence Ashley:

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Episode 24 – Nomadic Inspiration

Episode 24 :

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down Conni Biesalski. Conni is a confident, brave, successful, spiritual woman and entrepreneur.  She is the creator of Planet Backpack, creator of LiveYourHeartOut.co and more.

During this episode, you will learn more about Conni’s story of acceptance, and how she is using her experiences and world travel to inspire and change the world!

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

Where to Find :

Website: Live Your Heart Out / Planet Backpack

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Episode 23 – Transgender Service

Episode 23:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Brynn TanneHill! Brynn graduated from the Naval Academy, earned her Naval Aviator wings and flew patrol aircrafts during her two deployments.

During this episode, you will learn more about Brynn’s transformation and how she is using her experience to inspire others and change the world as we know it for members of the LGBTQ community serving in the armed forces around the world.

This is an educational episode you won’t want to miss!

Where to Find Brynn TanneHill:

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Episode 21 – From Idea to Pride Chicken

Episode 21:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Lauryn Spence from Pride Chicken! From working for a tech startup by day to running one of the most popular LGBTQ eCommerce sites by night, Lauryn lets us into her creative world.

In this episode, you find more about how Lauryn and her wife came up with the idea for Pride Chicken in Austin, Texas as they were planning their own wedding. Lauryn talks about how their business is changing the world and inspiring others in all aspects of their life.

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

Where to Find Pride Chicken:

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Episode 20 – Coming out with Rick Clemons

Episode 20:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Rick Clemons! Rick is the podcast host of The Coming Out Lounge as well as a speaker, author, and life strategist, gay Dad and Husband.

In this episode, you will learn that he is most proud of being is a human who constantly gets challenged to come out and confidently be his unique bold self each and every day. And find out how he is using that to inspire and change the world!

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

Where to Find :

Website 

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Episode 19 – Chatting with a Gender Therapist

Episode 19 :

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Dara Hoffman-Fox! Dara is a licensed professional counselor and queer-identified gender therapist who works in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In this episode, you will learn about Dara’s book “You and Your Gender Identity” and how she serves as a resource for transgender issues for the media. You will also learn about how her blogs and videos have been inspiring and changing the world!

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

Where to Find Dara Hoffman-Fox:

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Episode 18 – Interview with Latoya Beverly

Episode 18:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with the lovely Latoya Beverly!  Latoya is a spiritual life coach, an LGBTQ ally, and is changing the lives of others by sharing her inspiring story.

In this episode, you will learn about how she has used her personal experience growing up and turned it into a business today. Latoya talks about her business of being a spiritual life coach, and her brand new podcast called “Manifest That Sh*t Podcast!”

This is an inspiring episode you won’t want to miss!

Where to Find :

Website 

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Episode 17 – Interview with Erin Whitehead

 Episode 17:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Erin Whitehead from the Braless Podcast. Erin is an ally to the LGBTQ community and she shares her journey about how her friend inspired her view on the world.

In this episode, you will learn about Erin’s journey, her few minutes of fame as a vocalist, and what she is doing to inspire and change the world on podcast episode at a time.

So it’s time to unhook, and enjoy this hilarious episode of Pride Connections!

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