Queer Sex Ed is creating podcasts and resources for queer-centered sexual health
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patrons

$607
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Queer Sex Ed is a weekly podcast featuring discussions and interviews about kink, sexual health, intimacy, communication, sexual pleasure, and other related topics from a queer and trans-focused lens.



Subscribe to us on Apple PodcastsStitcherPodBean, and anywhere else you find podcasts. You can also listen to the show at www.queersexed.org or on our YouTube channel.

We are so deeply grateful to our community, friends, family, partners, and colleagues who support Queer Sex Ed and continue to help us make this show a reality! For many years, I've wanted to help create a platform for queer voices to be heard on important topics, and I feel it's deeply powerful and important to reframe sexual health, education, and pleasure as a refuge for queer and trans people.

Queer Sex Ed is not just a title, it's an imperative statement. When we call to "Queer" Sex Ed, it is a call-to-arms for sexual health educators, schools, parents, and people in all types of relationships to intentionally "queer" the institutions of sexual communication, sexual health, interpersonal relationships, and relationship structure.

We believe that we must turn sex ed on its head. Even when sex ed is at its best, it is often (intentionally or unintentionally) exclusionary of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender queer, gender fluid, and agender people, polyamorous people, asexual people, people with disabilities, and so many more social groups who engage in just as many relationships as straight, cisgender, monogamous people, but are forced to do so through uncharted waters, lack of media representation, and massive social stigma.


More information about the creator of Queer Sex Ed: 

My name is Sara and I have been a sexual health and LGBTQ educator for 8 years. I began as a freshman in college with the Community Health department, then as a full-time professional doing sexual assault prevention education for a year after graduation.

In my professional life, I conduct workplace and school workshops about LGBTQ communities and allyship for businesses, non-profits, and conferences. I am a queer, sex-positive, non-monogamous woman.

I have seen countless times in my personal and professional life how a lack of open, honest communication about sex, relationships, power, sexual violence, and gendered expectations hurt people I love and their partners. I feel that the lessons I've learned and people I've met in non-monogamous, sex positive communities can help all people develop tools to better navigate relationships, pleasure, body positivity, and authentic desire, even for people who are monogamous, non-kinky, straight, and married.

I believe that open conversations about desire, autonomy, and the ability to hear rejection in all relationships can help build a world that is based on mutual support and authentic desire instead of one based on assumptions, projections, and resentment over unfulfilled (and unvoiced) needs.

So many of us are afraid to ask for what we want, or even explore what we might want in the first place, because we live in a culture where sexual pleasure and communication are taboo, scary, and so often, something we never learn about in high school, college, or adulthood. I want to change that by normalizing conversations about sex and relationships with space for mistakes, learning, growth, and fearless communication. Would you like to grow with me?

"I think of lovers as trees,
Growing to and from one another
Searching for the same light"
- Warsan Shire

Click here to read more content by Sara on Medium.
Tiers
Listener
$1 or more per month 46 patrons
  • My undying gratitude for your support <3
Advertiser
$25 or more per month 3 of 8 patrons
  • Feature an ad for your content, your products, your own podcast, your art, or a personal shout-out as a part of the show each month! 
    • Must have at least one month of payment processed to qualify. To start immediately, you can Venmo $25 for your advertising to be included in a show before the new month starts.
    • You MUST email Sara at [email protected] with your ad content at least 1 week before you will be featured on the show.
    • Your ad will be read AT LEAST once during the month. If we have less advertisers, it may be read again. If your ad was not read in the last month, please email me.
Community Builder
$75 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
If you pledge your support at this tier, your message, ad, art, or personal shout-out will be featured every week for the month after your payment is processed on the show.
  • Must have at least one month of payment processed to qualify. To start immediately, you can Venmo $25 for your advertising to be included in a show before the new month starts.
  • You MUST email Sara at [email protected] with your ad content at least 1 week before you will be featured on the show.
  • If your ad was not read in the last month, please email me. 
Executive Producer
$125 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • Hear upcoming interviews in their entirety before they're edited for the show and released to the public
  • Special "thank you" with your name and/or online persona
    featured in a shout out at the top of the show!
  • Option to participate in planning meetings with Sara and Jay to plan upcoming topics, interviews, and conversations
  • All previous rewards
Goals
$607 of $1,000 per month
WE DID IT! YOU DID IT! Thanks to a very generous new fan and all of our long-time supporters, we jumped from $880 to over our $1,000 mark! This means its finally time to pull together a team for our long-fabled Queer Rewatch Podcast!!!

[UPDATE: Even though we have now gone back below $1,000 due to financial trouble in a friend's life, we will still be moving forward with this show and hope it will bring even more folks into QSE and our Patreon support network]

At $1000 a month (and every $1000 a month after that), I will launch a new podcast to develop a podcast network of queer voices on important issues!

As we get closer to this goal, I will reach out to the community to get thoughts on which show we should launch next.

Possible ideas include:
  • Queer Video Games (a gaming news and video game discussion podcast)
  • Queer Politics (a discussion podcast on current political news in the US and important moments in queer history)
  • Queer TV (A weekly "re-watch" style podcast where we pick one show available on Netflix or Hulu to watch week by week and discuss with email input and guest appearances from listeners)
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Queer Sex Ed is a weekly podcast featuring discussions and interviews about kink, sexual health, intimacy, communication, sexual pleasure, and other related topics from a queer and trans-focused lens.



Subscribe to us on Apple PodcastsStitcherPodBean, and anywhere else you find podcasts. You can also listen to the show at www.queersexed.org or on our YouTube channel.

We are so deeply grateful to our community, friends, family, partners, and colleagues who support Queer Sex Ed and continue to help us make this show a reality! For many years, I've wanted to help create a platform for queer voices to be heard on important topics, and I feel it's deeply powerful and important to reframe sexual health, education, and pleasure as a refuge for queer and trans people.

Queer Sex Ed is not just a title, it's an imperative statement. When we call to "Queer" Sex Ed, it is a call-to-arms for sexual health educators, schools, parents, and people in all types of relationships to intentionally "queer" the institutions of sexual communication, sexual health, interpersonal relationships, and relationship structure.

We believe that we must turn sex ed on its head. Even when sex ed is at its best, it is often (intentionally or unintentionally) exclusionary of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender queer, gender fluid, and agender people, polyamorous people, asexual people, people with disabilities, and so many more social groups who engage in just as many relationships as straight, cisgender, monogamous people, but are forced to do so through uncharted waters, lack of media representation, and massive social stigma.


More information about the creator of Queer Sex Ed: 

My name is Sara and I have been a sexual health and LGBTQ educator for 8 years. I began as a freshman in college with the Community Health department, then as a full-time professional doing sexual assault prevention education for a year after graduation.

In my professional life, I conduct workplace and school workshops about LGBTQ communities and allyship for businesses, non-profits, and conferences. I am a queer, sex-positive, non-monogamous woman.

I have seen countless times in my personal and professional life how a lack of open, honest communication about sex, relationships, power, sexual violence, and gendered expectations hurt people I love and their partners. I feel that the lessons I've learned and people I've met in non-monogamous, sex positive communities can help all people develop tools to better navigate relationships, pleasure, body positivity, and authentic desire, even for people who are monogamous, non-kinky, straight, and married.

I believe that open conversations about desire, autonomy, and the ability to hear rejection in all relationships can help build a world that is based on mutual support and authentic desire instead of one based on assumptions, projections, and resentment over unfulfilled (and unvoiced) needs.

So many of us are afraid to ask for what we want, or even explore what we might want in the first place, because we live in a culture where sexual pleasure and communication are taboo, scary, and so often, something we never learn about in high school, college, or adulthood. I want to change that by normalizing conversations about sex and relationships with space for mistakes, learning, growth, and fearless communication. Would you like to grow with me?

"I think of lovers as trees,
Growing to and from one another
Searching for the same light"
- Warsan Shire

Click here to read more content by Sara on Medium.

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Tiers
Listener
$1 or more per month 46 patrons
  • My undying gratitude for your support <3
Advertiser
$25 or more per month 3 of 8 patrons
  • Feature an ad for your content, your products, your own podcast, your art, or a personal shout-out as a part of the show each month! 
    • Must have at least one month of payment processed to qualify. To start immediately, you can Venmo $25 for your advertising to be included in a show before the new month starts.
    • You MUST email Sara at [email protected] with your ad content at least 1 week before you will be featured on the show.
    • Your ad will be read AT LEAST once during the month. If we have less advertisers, it may be read again. If your ad was not read in the last month, please email me.
Community Builder
$75 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
If you pledge your support at this tier, your message, ad, art, or personal shout-out will be featured every week for the month after your payment is processed on the show.
  • Must have at least one month of payment processed to qualify. To start immediately, you can Venmo $25 for your advertising to be included in a show before the new month starts.
  • You MUST email Sara at [email protected] with your ad content at least 1 week before you will be featured on the show.
  • If your ad was not read in the last month, please email me. 
Executive Producer
$125 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • Hear upcoming interviews in their entirety before they're edited for the show and released to the public
  • Special "thank you" with your name and/or online persona
    featured in a shout out at the top of the show!
  • Option to participate in planning meetings with Sara and Jay to plan upcoming topics, interviews, and conversations
  • All previous rewards