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Eid al-Fitr, with Faizan from Imaan LGBTQI

Summary

This week, Kieran and Ainsley are joined by Faizan,co-founder of Imaan LGBTQI- a charity supporting LGBT Muslims to mark Eid, one of the most important dates in the Islamic calendar. Tune in to hear us discuss Ramadan, the act of fasting, Eid, organising Imaanfest- the first Muslim pride event in the UK, connecting with our roots in our respective ancestral countries and how our queerness can help grow our spiritual and religious connections. This is a great episode, with a great guest so don’t miss out. 

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Transcription

Top or Bottom?

This week, Kieran and Ainsley take discuss sex, or specifically the top/bottom binary in gay sex. We discuss our preferences, the stigmas surrounding those choices and more. Plus, we give our take on Montero (Call Me By Your Name), the new song and music video by Lil Nas X and the backlash surrounding THAT lapdancing scene. Our Spotliight this week is ‘PrEP & Prejudice’, a national programme funded by Public Health England Innovation Fund that aims to influence how black African communities engage in HIV prevention, specifically the use of PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) as a HIV Prevention tool.
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Inside Chapter Z Magazine, with Rachel Ayeh-Datey

Summary

This week Kieran and Ainsley are pleased to be joined by Rachel Ayeh-Datey, writer and editor in chief of Chapter Z Magazine. We discuss living alone in lockdown, the magazine, her new role as EIC, RuPaul’s Drag Race, black British icons, dating men compared to women and much more. Please check out Chapter Z Magazine here: https://chapterzmagazine.com/

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What Does Being a QPOC Mean To You?- 2021 Edition

Summary

This week, Kieran and Ainsley revisit the question of our first podcast episode. We discussed it back in 2019, before an international pandemic, civil rights movement and all the madness of 2020 took place. Now, our opinions have evolved. Join the conversation with us. Our Spotlight this week is The Naz Project, a sexual health agency focusing on sexual health inequalities in BAME communities. They provide HIV care and support, counselling and wellbeing, community programmes and policy and advocacy. Find out more here: http://www.naz.org.uk/ 

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Is Jesus the Reason for the Season? with Rev. Jarel Robinson-Brown

Summary

For this Christmas Eve episode of Black Boy Joy Podcast, Kieran and Ainsley are joined by Rev. Jarel Robinson-Brown, associate chaplain at Kings College London, writer and Trustee of a LGBT faith charity. In these 90 minutes, we cover Christmas traditions, ministering during a pandemic, receiving the call to serve God at a young age, coming out in the church, reconciling faith with sexuality, our traumatic experiences within church, the continuing secularisation of Christmas, the rapper Noname, writing his new book and much much more. It’s a long one, but worth every minute and was recorded before the tier 4 restrictions in London were announced- so don’t come for any of us when we describe our christmas plans! 

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Dirty Thirty

Summary

This week, Kieran and Ainsley celebrate Black Boy Joy Podcast turning one by despairing about our 30th birthdays, life milestones, our plans for Pride and Carnival next year and the impending coronavirus vaccine 

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The Naked Truth, with Joshua Royal

Summary

This week, Ainsley and Kieran are very pleased to be joined by Joshua Royal, Sri-Lankan born ballet dancer and creator of ‘The Naked Truth’- an online event passionately helping to remove the stigma of HIV. On the 1st of December, The Naked Truth will support World AIDs day with a premiere showcase of dance, music and poetry to raise awareness and funds for The Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity. There will be an opportunity to donate during the event and help them amplify the voices of those affected by HIV. They aim to eradicate stigma and discrimination and to shape a world that is more inclusive and positive. The Naked Truth is supported by House of Rainbow and Stream Movement  We sat down to discuss the event, breaking HIV stigma, growing up and working as a dancer, Lady GaGa’s new ‘Chromatica’ and much more.  Text NAKED to 70085 to donate £5 to Terrence Higgins Trust. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text NAKEDNOINFO to 70085.”  Visit http://streammovement.com/thenakedtruth for more information  Check out https://www.facebook.com/HIVthenakedtruth/ Visit Joshua Royal’s instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/joshua_royal/  Follow Black Boy Joy Podcast https://www.instagram.com/blackboyjoypodcast/ Follow Black Boy Joy Podcast on Twitter https://twitter.com/blkboyjoypod Please send questions/coments/queries to blackboyjoypodcast@gmail.com

Love In a Time of Corona

Summary

This week, Kieran and Ainsley get together for a catch-up on everything going on in our lives over the past month, including our love lives and dating situations, the recent US election results and the return of much loved 90s black sitcoms to our TV screens. 

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Body, Blackness and Burlesque, with Divina Curves

Summary

This week, Ainsley is joined by Leah- better known to some as Divina Curves, a Burlesque artist from the Nouveau Lush burlesque troupe. We get chatting about south London, the art of Burlesque, art as activism, colourism and more. This week’s Spotlight is Wastewomxn, a three-piece trans-continental band featuring three self described ‘unbinary aliens’. 

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You, Me and Lots and Lots of Love, with Leon Wenham

Summary

This week, to celebrate National Adoption Week, Kieran and Ainsley hit you with a bonus podcast featuring Leon Wenham- a single, black, gay adoptive father and adoption advocate to talk us through the process of adopting a child, the triumphs and challenges of parenting and writing his debut children’s book: ‘You, Me and Lots and Lots of Love’

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