Episode 11

LGBTQ+ History Month

In this episode of The Lipsticks Podcast, we talk all about LGBTQ+ History Month, what it's all about and where it's origins come from! We talk about the progress of the support for, and the understanding of, the LGBTQ community and how this has changed from when we were younger vs now.

We chat about the recent news story that the Brighton NHS Trust has introduced gender inclusive language for its maternity services, and we add a new word to our Gay Glossary!

The big gay Spotlight feature has an extra special role to play in this episode as it pays homage to an artist who sadly passed away last month. Sophie Xeon, known mononymously as SOPHIE, was a Scottish trans musician, record producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ. We want to share her music and celebrate her presence within the industry and the LGBT community ❤️

Spoiler alert! This podcast may contact traces of giggling, northern accents, sarcasm and gay references.

Links to resources discussed in the podcast:

BBC News Coverage of Brighton NHS Trust New Trans-Friendly Terms - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-56007728 

Spotlight: SOPHIE Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5a2w2tgpLwv26BYJf2qYwu?autoplay=true 

Podcast Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/68fPuoYOxaPqr71ZLiWrbE?si=PxaBx0yfTHaXOASzLnvB7g 

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Jess Peace

Ey up 👋

My name is Jess and I co-host The Lipsticks podcast. Incase you were wondering, I am attracted to men and women. Bi-five, anyone?

I'm a proud Yorkshire lass who loves the countryside and a brew. I'm also fond of books, music, pasta, travelling, whiskey and writing (not necessarily in that order!)

Thanks to my background in Journalism, I'm used to being the one who gets to ask the questions, not answer them! So this should be interesting...
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Sarah McDowell

Hello! What do I say about myself? Never know what to write on these things, here goes nothing...

So, my name is Sarah and I am one of the co-hosts of this podcast! I also co host another podcast, called SEO SAS - for anyone who enjoys SEO?

Anyway, I would identify myself as a lesbian and I suppose would say I was late to the 'gay game' - so to speak. I didn't realise I was gay until I was around 23, wasted time at Uni I know!

I enjoy discussing all things LGBTQ+ and just chatting in general to be honest. Apart from that I enjoy all the normal things like coffee, gin, travel, live music, going on walks... sounding like my Tinder profile, so I am gonna stop!