Making Friends: Introverts Edition

Making friends can feel like a complex puzzle in the gay world – and when you’re an introvert, the pieces fit differently. In this episode of Gay Men Going Deeper, Michael DiIorio and friendship coach, Zayne Khan explore the distinctive hurdles faced by introverts in their quest for companionship. We’ll cover topics such as: If …

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Bullying: Panel Discussion

Bullying is defined as an ongoing and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm. Why this conversation is important: It is said that approximately ⅓ people will experience some form of bullying in their lifetime; in the home, in the …

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Age Discrimination Panel

It’s a sad reality that older gay men face stereotypes about their attractiveness, desirability, or relevance as they age.  Age discrimination, or ageism, can result in feeling isolated, undervalued, and even invisible.  In today’s episode, we are having a panel discussion about age discrimination with 3 of our community members.  We’ll cover topics such as: …

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Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias refers to the internal biases or attitudes that influence our interactions and behaviour towards others.  We all have these deeply ingrained biases that unfortunately can hinder our efforts to build a more diverse and inclusive community.  In today’s episode, we are sharing our experience with Unconscious Bias in hopes that it will help …

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Acceptance and Belonging

One of the goals of the Gay Men’s Brotherhood and this podcast is to help foster a deeper sense of community and connection for queer people all over the world. But how do you learn to belong to a community that does not accept you as you are? This is the crux of today’s episode …

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Guilt, Shame, and Religion

Guilt and shame are two of the most challenging emotions we encounter. For those who grew up with a religious or spiritual belief system, guilt and shame can have a uniquely traumatic impact on your sense of self and in your relationships. In this episode, host Michael DiIorio speaks with inter-faith community leader, Jeremy Russo, …

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