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.

7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Gerardo Sámano Córdova and Monstrilio This Queer Book Saved My Life!

Welcome to our LGBT podcast 7 Minutes in Book Heaven – presented to you by This Queer Book Saved My Life! In this podcast, we spend 7 minutes in our virtual studio interviewing LGBTQ authors about their new and upcoming books for us to love and cuddle up with. Today, we meet Gerardo Sámano Córdova and his new novel Monstrilio. What it's about? Grieving mother Magos cuts out a piece of her deceased eleven-year-old son Santiago’s lung. Acting on fierce maternal instinct and the dubious logic of an old folktale, she nurtures the lung until it gains sentience, growing into the carnivorous little Monstrilio she keeps hidden within the walls of her family’s decaying Mexico City estate. Eventually, Monstrilio begins to resemble the Santiago he once was, but his innate impulses—though curbed by his biological and chosen family’s communal care—threaten to destroy this fragile second chance at life.Buy MonstrilioVisit our Bookshop page at or at with GerardoWebsite: gerardosamanocordova.comTwitter: @samanitoInstagram: @samanitoBecome 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, Paul Kaefer, Nicole Olila, Joe Perazzo, Bill Shay, and Sean SmithPatreon Subscribers: Awen Briem, Stephen D., Thomas Michna, and Gary Nygaard.SponsorsDon't miss the Guthrie Theater's production of Born With Teeth running through April 2nd. And be sure to check out our friends at the Well…Adjusting podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favorite podcast app.Support the show
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