Posts by Rick Clemons

Episode 303: Coming Out To Create a Gender Revolution – Ann Travers

Imagine being a boy forced to attend school dressed in a girls’ uniform. Imagine being a girl banned from the girls’ bathroom and too afraid to “go” in a stall surrounded by boys. Imagine being asked, again and again, by other kids, “Are you a boy or a girl?” Imagine having your deepest sense of…

302: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Non-Negotiables S*it List

If you can’t get your S*it together, it might be because you are negotiating way to much in your life. Giving in, letting things be OK instead of great, not standing up for yourself or your values. And then you want to cry, cry, cry and ask, “Why can’t I get my S*it together?” Because…

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Episode 301: Coming Out To Be The Gay, White Oprah – Matt (Mattie) Marr

Some people are gifted, then some people are gifted with the gift of gab. So what do you do when you are from Southern Oklahoma, have the gift of gab, and love to act…you move to Beverly Hills of course. Well maybe you don’t live in Beverly Hills, but you are Beverly Hills adjacent and…

300: Celebrating Bold Moves, Living Life Uncloseted, and 300 Episodes – Rick Clemons

The year was 2012. On a whim and a nudge from my friend Leah Jantzen I embarked on the journey of an internet radio show entitled “The Coming Out Lounge.” 26 shows later I decided I was done, but, as with most good things in life, I wasn’t done, I was only just beginning. Two…

Episode 299: Uncloseting Corporate Culture – Mike Ganino

We’ve all been in jobs where we roll our eyes, wonder who’s on first, and just say in our heads, “Screw it. I’m just here to get a paycheck!” Sometimes that’s our own stuff that we feel that way, but unfortunately, too often, it’s the organization that we work for is the biggest culprit to…

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298: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Stop Apologizing

Today we continue to explore the real truths as to why you can’t get your shit together. I’m sorry to be so blunt. Oh wait. No I’m not, and I’m not going to apologize for telling it like it is. You see, that’s part of the problem…to much apologizing! We apologize for being ourselves, doing…

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Episode 297: Behaving Boldly, Chasing Dreams, Pony’s & Fridays – Elise Russell

Sometimes you’ve got to chase your dreams, make a bold move, and focus on two things that you find make you happy. For some that might be eating pizza and going on vacation. For others it could be taking a stand for advocacy, or stepping out of a situation that no longer serves you. However,…

296: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Quit Living Someone Else’s Dreams

Ok, you’re stuck and trying to figure out your next steps for getting your shit together. Over and over again you make a run at it and before you know it, you’re still stuck. But it’s not really you that’s stuck, it’s your dream that is stuck because it’s not your dream but someone else’s…

Episode 295: The Art of Discomfort – Polis Loizou

Where does never following conventions or bowing down to peer pressure lead you? To start a London-based theatre company despite never having previously studied theatre or staged a show, of course. Or maybe it leads you to get lost in Marrakech as a teenager or becoming completely exposed in a Japanese Onsen. All of these…

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