NEWS

A list of my recent and upcoming news and events.

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Sep 2021

GOLD MEDALIST IN THE READERS' FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS

"A Gay Man's Guide to Life" won a gold medal in the Motivational category of the 2021 Readers' Favorite Book Awards.

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Oct 2021

DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE IN THE NYC BIG BOOK AWARDS

"A Gay Man's Guide to Life" was named a Distinguished Favorite for the LGBTQ Non-Fiction category of the 2021 NYC Big Book Awards.

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Nov 2021

GOLD MEDALIST IN THE INDEPENDENT AUTHOR NETWORK BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS

"A Gay Man's Guide to Life" won a gold medal in the Non-Fiction: Self-Help/How-To category of the 2021 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards.

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Nov 2021

WINNER OF THE 2021 BEST BOOK AWARDS SPNSORED BY AMERICAN BOOK FEST

"A Gay Man's Guide to Life" was named the Winner in the LGBTQ: Non-Fiction category of the 2021 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest.

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Nov 2021

INTERVIEWED ON THE "DEMYSTIFYING DIVERSITY" PODCAST (PART 1)

Daralyse Lyons interviewed me on her podcast called, "Demystifying Diversity." She interviewed several queer people about "Persecution and Exclusion from Family and Faith," and my segment starts at the 13 minute mark. We discussed my new book ("A Gay Man's Guide to Life"), what it's like to move through the world as a queer person, and what it means to be part of a family. You can download this episode from her site, linked below.

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Nov 2021

WON FIRST PLACE IN THE 2021 ROYAL DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARDS

"A Gay Man's Guide to Life" won first place in the "LGBTQ: Nonfiction" category of the 2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards.

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Feb 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "WE'RE HERE, WE'RE QUEER, AND WE'RE NOT GOING QUIETLY"

Jonathan Beal and I debuted our podcast called, "Not Going Quietly,"discuss how we will explore the searing truths behind the topics everyone’s talking about, resist the assumptions that thwart our empathy and understanding, and celebrate the love that sustains us. This episode is called "We're Here, We're Queer, And We're Not Going Quietly" and you can download it from our site, linked below.

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Feb 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "OWNING OUR BIASES"

Jonathan Beal and I reveal some of our biases, the difference between queerphobic people vs queerphobic choices, family programming, and preferences vs prejudices. But most importantly we reveal what we can all do to excavate, own, and shift our biases to build a better world. This episode is called "Owning Our Biases" and you can download it from our site, linked below.

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Feb 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "BISEXUAL ERASURE"

Jonathan Beal and I discuss the animosity between gay men and bisexual men, and how society in general loves erasing bisexual people altogether. We list many of the myths our culture has about bisexual men, and how we can transcend those myths to come together, see each other clearly, and love each other more deeply. This episode is called "Bisexual Erasure" and you can download it from our site, linked below.

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Feb 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "KNOWING YOUR VALUE"

Jonathan Beal and I discuss discuss our intrinsic value, and how concepts like universal basic income and radical resting might help derail this zero sum game we’ve all been playing. But most importantly we discuss a variety of strategies to resist these forces, get empowered, and create a life of worth living. This episode is called "Knowing Your Value" and you can download it from our site, linked below.

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Feb 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "REAL SEX TALK WITH NINA"

Nina from Real Talk With Nina joins Jonathan and Britt on the pod for a hilarious and frank conversation about sexual health, the differences between fantasies and desires, navigating desire discrepancy, the benefits of masturbation, how to please your partner, and the realities of life as a certified sex coach. But most importantly they discuss a variety of strategies to resist misogyny, sexual shame, and how to create the sex life of your dreams.

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Feb 2022

INTERVIEWED ON "THE AUTHENTIC GAY MAN" PODCAST

I was recently part of a panel discussion on a podcast called, "The Authentic Gay Man," where Coach Maddox and a group of us discussed authenticity in the gay community, as well as some of its challenges and rewards. This episode is called "Fireside Chat with Maddox: What Does It Mean To Be An Authentic Gay Man?" and you can download it from his site, linked below.

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Mar 2022

INTERVIEWED ON "THE AUTHENTIC GAY MAN" PODCAST

Maddox interviewed me on his podcast, "The Authentic Gay Man," where I tell a dark story of a deeply codependent relationship and having no family or community to rely on. The saga does have a happy ending and a treasure trove of golden nuggets of wisdom along the way.

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Mar 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "INTEGRATING SHAME WITH MIKE IAMELE"

Mike Iamele joins Jonathan and Britt for an illuminating conversation about integrating shame, allowing intimacy to occur, exploring the sexiness of vulnerability, and how our sensitivities can lead us to more success, fulfillment, and being more fully expressed. But most importantly they discuss a variety of strategies to resist our shame-based culture, create healthy outlets to meet our needs, and how to create the life of our dreams.

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Mar 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "MAKING FRIENDS WITH REPUBLICANS"

Jonathan Beal and I have a challenging and illuminating conversation about the nature of building community, particularly with those profoundly different than us. Jonathan Beal and I have a challenging and illuminating conversation about the nature of building community, particularly with those profoundly different than us. But most importantly they discuss a variety of strategies to resist our culture of convincing and cancelling, and create a culture of consequences and connection – all steeped in embodied courage, compassion, vulnerability, and love.

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Apr 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "ANTIRACISM IN THE ARTS WITH AARON GRAD"

Aaron Grad joins Britt for an illuminating conversation about creating truly integrated arts experiences for people from all walks of life, why it’s critical for us as white people to surface issues of race while we find ways we can help equalize power, and why traditional arts organizations must summon the courage to fundamentally rethink their programming and business models if they want to survive and thrive. He also walks us through the genesis of his upcoming work, “Many Messiahs,” in which he reframes Handel’s masterpiece as a collective call for justice.

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Apr 2022

INTERVIEWED ON REAL TALK WITH NINA

Nina from "Real Talk With Nina" interviewed me and Jonathan Beal on her podcast, where we discussed my new book ("A Gay Man's Guide to Life"), the underlying reason why many straight women feel "safe" with gay men, and why it's a troubling and inaccurate assumption. This episode is called "Gay Men and Straight Women" and you can download it from her site, linked below.

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Apr 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "PEACEMAKING CIRCLES WITH MONICA AND JABALI"

Dr. Monica Rojas-Stewart and Dr. Jabali Stewart join Britt for an illuminating conversation about the impact of utilizing ancient social technologies and practices to help equalize power in our everyday lives, how sitting in circle can support our innate curiosity, empathy, and understanding, and why we must slow down in order to speed up our efforts and create sustainable positive change in this epoch of intense turmoil and need. They also introduce us to Huayruro, an organization they co-founded that is skilled in organizational leadership, criminal legal systems, and grassroots and healing work.

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May 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "EXPERIENCING THE ARTS AS A MEANS OF TOGETHERNESS WITH JABALI"

Dr. Jabali Stewart joins Jonathan and Britt for an illuminating conversation about finding modes of communication that nurture radical togetherness, how music and other art forms can be vehicles of change, resistance, and bonding, and what society needs right now in order to elevate our consciousness and orient to equity and love. But most importantly they discuss all sorts of ways we can practice loving kindness in the face of cognitive dissonance, bigotry, and bias.

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May 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "CULTIVATING RESILIENCE THROUGH DANCE WITH MONICA"

Dr. Monica Rojas-Stewart joins Jonathan and Britt for an illuminating conversation about how dance and other art forms can be vehicles of change, resistance, and bonding, the importance of sharing our stories and ancestral memories as a means of decolonizing, preserving, and transmitting culture, and the power of creating collective artistic experiences as a means of fostering radical togetherness. But most importantly they discuss all sorts of ways we can practice loving kindness in the face of cognitive dissonance, bigotry, and bias.

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Jun 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH ACTIVISM WITH EMILY WARREN"

emily warren joins Jonathan and Britt for an illuminating conversation about how we can use our activism work to build community and create networks of loving connection that actually replenish us, feed our souls, and empower us to get back out there and do more work.

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Jun 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "CULTIVATING QUEER FRIENDSHIPS WITH MADDOX"

Maddox joins Jonathan and Britt for an illuminating conversation about how we can learn to set down our fears, shame, and self-loathing, in order to step out of the shadows and start loving one another in a way that sustains meaningful friendships. But most importantly they discuss all sorts of ways we can practice loving kindness in the face of cognitive dissonance, bigotry, and bias.

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Jun 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "RESISTING MAN BOX CULTURE WITH CHRISTIAN LOPEZ"

Christian Lopez joins Jonathan and Britt for an illuminating conversation about how men can learn to embrace vulnerability, softness, and gentleness in order to share their tender hearts, resist the patriarchy, and be better human beings. But most importantly they discuss all sorts of ways we can practice loving kindness in the face of cognitive dissonance, bigotry, and bias.

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Jul 2022

A GAY MAN'S GUIDE TO LIFE: AN INTERVIEW WITH BRITT EAST

I sat down with Denny Upkins on Yopp to discuss my book, "A Gay Man's Guide to Life," my new podcast "Not Going Quietly," what it's like to live in a world of straight supremacy as a queer person, and how to be a better ally.

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Jul 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "SOULFUL GAY DATING WITH TYLER BOYLE"

Tyler Boyle joins Jonathan and Britt for an illuminating conversation about how gay men can learn to date with a sense of soulfulness, integrity, and sanity. He shares his wonderful framework to help anyone looking for love resist their inner demons and put their best foot forward in a way that is both empowering and connecting. But most importantly they discuss all sorts of ways we can practice loving kindness in the face of cognitive dissonance, bigotry, and bias.

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Jul 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "QUEER MASCULINITY WITH TRAVIS STOCK"

Travis Stock joins Jonathan and Britt for an illuminating conversation about how queer people can transcend our rigid ideas and cultural norms of masculinity, reclaim our authentic forms of expression, and just learn to appreciate, accept, and be ourselves. But most importantly they discuss all sorts of ways we can practice loving kindness in the face of cognitive dissonance, bigotry, and bias.

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Aug 2022

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: NOT GOING QUIETLY -- "QUEER CLOWNING WITH JODY KUEHNER"

Jody Kuehner joins Jonathan and Britt for an illuminating conversation about what art, comedy, gender, sexuality, clowning, and improvisation can teach us about life in a pandemic and in 2022. But most importantly they discuss all sorts of ways we can practice loving kindness in the face of cognitive dissonance, bigotry, and bias.