Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Being LGBTQ Episode 73 Alex Sanchez

Featuring.. Alex Sanchez - Writer of the new DC Comics graphic novel 'You Brought Me The Ocean' talks about the new novel which is a gay love story a...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Being LGBTQ Episode 72 Michael Langan

Featuring... Michael Langan - Gay writer originally from the U.K. now living in Lisbon with his partner chats to us about representation of LGBTQ the...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Being LGBTQ Episode 71 Tommy Atkins

Featuring.. Tommy Atkins - U.K. country music singer from North East, England. Tommy is an openly gay artist and recently released a cover of 'Freedo...

Monday, May 18, 2020 Being LGBTQ Episode 70 Kadie Satterfield

Featuring.. Kadie Satterfield - Host of the 'Queer Minds' podcast, a brand new LGBTQ podcast talks about the project and being a transgender woman. ...

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Being LGBTQ Episode 69 Branden James

Featuring... Branden James - Former America's Got Talent contestant who inspired audiences back in 2013 chats to us about life after the show and wha...

Sunday, May 10, 2020 Being LGBTQ Episode 68 Follow The Rainbows

Featuring.. Kirsty Baird - Lesbian singer from the Scottish band 'Hanley and the Baird' talks about the bands new single 'Follow the Rainbow', a char...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Being LGBTQ Episode 67 Veronika Electronika

Featuring... Veronika Electronika - Drag artist based in Nashville discusses a variety of issues including how drag has evolved since Drag Race becam...

Sunday, May 3, 2020 Being LGBTQ Episode 66 Tea Uglow

Featuring.. Tea Uglow - Author of the new book 'Loud and Proud' which is out on May 5th 2020 and contains 'LGBTQ+ Speeches that Empower and Inspire' ...

Thursday, April 30, 2020 Being LGBTQ Episode 65 Fernando Marron

Featuring... Fernando Marron - On a very different episode of Being LGBTQ gay psychic, medium and spiritual teacher Ferny joins Sam to talk about wha...

Monday, April 27, 2020 Being LGBTQ Episode 64 Matt Young

Featuring.. Matt Young - Australian actor and gay Dad who's son Graham appeared in the Netflix documentary 'Gayby Baby' which was about the kids of L...

Thursday, April 23, 2020 Being LGBTQ Episode 63 Scott Turner Schofield

Featuring.. Scott Turner Schofield - Transgender actor who has been out publicly since 2001. Scott was the first transgender actor to land a role in ...

Sunday, April 19, 2020 Being LGBTQ Episode 62 Chris Rankin

LGBTQ ally and actor who played Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise talks about his passion for being an ally, having a role in one of the big...

About The Show

What are we all about?

Being LGBTQ features interviews with people from across the community. Striving to give a platform to those who feel underrepresented, within it we discuss the latest issues impacting the community, amplify the voices of LGBTQ people, sign post you to the latest LGBTQ music artists and much more. Hosted by LGBTQ advocate Sam Wise, Being LGBTQ is informative, friendly and accessible to all.

Our Story

Being LGBTQ launched on February 1st 2019 hoping to deliver a podcast full of diversity, tackling hard hitting issues while also offering a spark of fun and entertainment. The World can be a dark place and with the current political climate it's important not to forget the challenges LGBTQ people face but to also not forget the joy that still exists in the world.

Within the first week the Twitter page for Being LGBTQ had already exceeded 1,000 followers and the LGBTQ community were on board with the goals of the podcast. We've tackled issues including mental health, living as a non-binary person, bisexuality, being Muslim in the LGBTQ community, STI stigma, growing up transgender and much more, cementing our commitment to diversity.

In April 2019 after just 2 months of being produced the podcast was nominated for 'Best Inclusive Media Outlet' at the North East LGBT Awards. Though the podcast did not win, it was a massive honour and a huge achievement after such a short time.

Fast-forward a year to Mid-2021 and Being LGBTQ now reaches thousands of people per week, has a combined reach of over 18,000 followers across social media and had produced over 140 episodes.

In August 2021 podcast hosting platform Podomatic announced Being LGBTQ as the winner of its Amazon Music competition, as a result the podcast was featured in Amazon's 'get inspired' category alongside Oprah Winfrey marking a major milestone in the podcasts history. In October 2021 as part of the same feature Being LGBTQ was featured on a billboard in Times Square, NYC for a week long period. 

Meet Sam

Sam Wise at the 2022 Gayming Awards in London

The podcast is produced and presented by Sam Wise (he/him) who is a gay Journalist and LGBTQ advocate from Sunderland in the United Kingdom. Sam has a background in journalism and graduated from the University of Sunderland with a bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2013.

During his time at University Sam presented a radio show on Spark Sunderland 'Being LGBT' so the podcast is in a way a relaunch of that project, which won 'Best Speech Programme' at the Universities end of year awards. 

Since then Sam has worked as a Social Media Consultant and does part time media work for a Care Home operator, including producing their monthly newsletter. He graduated Birmingham City University with a masters in Social Media in 2018. In January 2019 he started his latest advocacy work, setting up an LGBTQ supporters association at his local football club, which ran for one year and was the first of it's kind at Sunderland AFC. Sam moved on due to professional differences with the club and a toxic fan base he felt was not ready for change.

In 2020 Sam decided to focus his LGBTQ advocacy and activism to the Being LGBTQ podcast, garnering a strong listener base and having the privilege of interviewing personalities from across the LGBTQ spectrum.

Sam is an avid Star Wars fan, he supports his Dads childhood football club Wolverhampton Wanderers and has a strong passion for human rights. Always outspoken his opinionated nature can get him in hot water but his intentions are always out of a sense of standing up for the persecuted.

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