GayTalk 2.0 – Episode 314 – This Queer Book Saved My Life with Guest J.P. DerBoghossian

On the first half of todays show the boys chat about adjusting to a Wednesday schedule. Tom brought up Fall and how we all feel about the wether changing. Nick gets claps for booking a guest and Tom highlights who we will be bringing on the second half. Nick closes out the first half of the show with New Kids on the Block’s Jonathan Knight new show Farm House Fixer and his Marriage to longtime Boyfriend Harley Rodriguez.

We come back from break and welcome J.P. DerBoghossian, Host of THIS QUEER BOOK SAVED MY LIFE and creator of the queer Arminian library. We have a wonderful conversation about his podcast and the Queer Armenian Library.

About our Guest

J.P. Der Boghossian, Host and Founder
Jim Pounds, Executive Producer

JP Der Boghossian

Host: This Queer Book Saved My Life

This Queer Book Saved My Life! interviews guests from across the LGBTQ rainbow about the queer books that saved their lives. These are the books that rescued their relationships, or salvaged their family ties, or liberated them to live their authentic lives, or, in some cases, literally saved their life. As we get to know our guests, we bring in the book’s author for a meaningful conversation about queer life and the power of literature.

The podcast premieres in June 2022. You can subscribe to it on your favorite podcast service.

J.P. Der Boghossian (he/they) is the founder of the Queer Armenian Library and a 2022 Lambda Literary Fellow. J.P. is an essayist with works published in existing anthologies and forthcoming anthologies. His career path includes nearly a decade working in broadcast Journalism. After which he transitioned to the higher education and nonprofit sectors working in Chief Diversity Officer roles.

Valencia with Leslie Vincent and Michelle Tea This Queer Book Saved My Life!

Welcome to our new season!Today we meet Leslie Vincent and Michelle Tea!We’re talking about the book that saved Leslie's life: Valencia by Michelle Tea.As a music maker, Leslie Vincent performs jazz and the great American Songbook. She released her new album About Last Night earlier this year.Michelle Tea is a writer, Guggenheim Fellow, founder of Drag Queen Story Hour, and host of the podcast Your Magic with Michelle Tea.Valencia is the fast-paced account of one girl's search for love and high times in the drama-filled dyke world of San Francisco's Mission District.Connect with Leslie and Michelleinstagram: @leslie_della_vincentwebsite: lesliedellavincent.comfacebook: www.michelle-tea.cominstagram: @michelleteaztwitter: @TeaMichelleBuy ValenciaVisit our Bookshop for  new releases, current bestsellers, banned books, critically acclaimed LGBTQ books, or peruse the books featured on our podcasts.Or, buy Valencia directly: an Associate Producer!Become an Associate Producer of our podcast through a $20/month sponsorship on Patreon! A professionally recognized credit, you can gain access to Associate Producer meetings to help guide our podcast into the future! Get started today: J.P. Der BoghossianExecutive Producer: Jim PoundsAssociate Producers: Archie Arnold, Natalie Cruz, Jonathan Fried, Paul Kaefer, Nicole Olila, Joe Perazzo, Bill Shay, and Sean SmithPatreon Subscribers: Stephen D., Stephen Flamm, Thomas Michna, and Gary Nygaard.Permission to use "Laura" and "Stars Fell Over Alabama" provided be Leslie Vincent.Permission to use the film trailer to Valencia provided by Michelle Tea.Permission to use Your Magic with Michelle Tea provided by Michelle Tea.Music credits: visit Quatrefoil LibraryQuatrefoil has created a curated lending library made up of the books featured on our podcast! If you can't buy these books, then borrow them! Link: and Support Unstoppable Stories: A Banned Books FestivalRegister: UUFAIRFAX BBFest to 73256.All donation options: the show
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These are stories shared with us by our beloved Mama Kim. Every week Kim sends us stories from a variety of publications that are specifically related to the LGBTQ community and are a great way to stay on top of what’s going on in the community.

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