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My Dear Queer

57 EpisodesProduced by Bertus and EmmanuelWebsite

Two gay expats spilling the bubble tea about gay life in Taiwan on topics that can unify us, and offer a home for everyone to share, sashay and ‘gay’

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Episode 57 - Somebody To Love

January 14th, 2020


Join Emmanuel and Bertus this week as they discuss the role of sexuality in relationships. Based on shows like Ossan's Love, YouTubers like Jeffree …

Episode 56 - Macho Man

December 31st, 2019


Happy New Year Dears!!

Have you noticed, Dears, how masculinity is compared between western and eastern cultures? Moreover, have you notice how toxic …

Episode 55 - Money (That's What I Want)

December 10th, 2019


This week Bertus and Emmanuel take a look into their personal lives, the lives of others, and their bank accounts to bring their listeners the tea about dating in Taiwan, and how money can make or break a relationship. 

Episode 54 - That's Why God Made the Movies

December 3rd, 2019


It's been a while Dears! Hao Jiu Bu Jian!

Today, Bertus and Emmanuel spill the tea about all important recent events, from the tragic passing of Godfrey Gao to the imminent reunion of Friends; but also, they share with …

Episode 53 - Switchie, Witchie, Twitchie

October 29th, 2019


Today, with the blessing of the Scary(ish) Podcast, we present you with the list of the most remarkable queer characters from horror movies and scary …

Episode 52 - Bad Romance

October 22nd, 2019


How often do we find ourselves clinging onto the idea of a perfect partner when in reality they are anything but? How many times will we turn the other cheek to prove we are not alone? 

This week Bertus and Emmanuel are …

Episode 51 - Walk

October 15th, 2019


Slam it to the left! Shake it to the right! This upcoming Pride in Taipei will be memorable for many reasons and that is why today we talk about all …

Episode 50 - Bad Day

October 8th, 2019


Bertus and Emmanuel are back and this week they discuss those awkward moments that can sometimes turn a hot passionate date into a cringe-inducing nightmare. Listen as they share things they discovered and experienced …

Episode 49 - Cartoon World

September 25th, 2019


We cannot get more animated than this episode!

After a very short hiatus, Bertus and Emmanuel come back and show you their real colors... At least …

Episode 48 - Sweet Child O' Mine

September 3rd, 2019


Now that we can legally get married in Taiwan, what's the next step? For some that is it, but for others there is a desperate need to start a family of their own. 

This week Bertus and Emmanuel discuss the legal and …

Episode 47 - Angry Inch

August 28th, 2019


Today we unveiled detransition as a situation that transgenders face more than we actually know. Bertus and Emmanuel share some detransition cases, …

Episode 46 - Here Comes The Sun

August 6th, 2019



Whether you like beaches full of muscled gogo boy-types, clubs that play songs till the early morning and sunrise hikes up mountains; it doesn't …

Episode 45 - Daddy Lessons

July 30th, 2019


This week Bertus and Emmanuel try to uncover the truth about "The Curse of an Attraction to Older Gay Men" and discuss their own theories and ideas.

Listen as they break down the stereotypes of sugar daddies and daddy …

Episode 44 - 1-800-273-8255

July 23rd, 2019


The suicide rates affecting us as members of the LGBTQI community are very alarming. Today, Bertus and Emmanuel discuss the reasons for these rates, …

Episode 43 - It's a Rich Man's World!

July 16th, 2019


Bertus and Emmanuel discuss the achievements of some of the most remarkable entrepreneurs and opinion leaders that made it big in all sorts of business as proud members of the LGBTQI community. 

Also, they unveil the …

Episode 42 - Visions of Gideon

July 9th, 2019


Roll out the red carpet and listen as Bertus and Emmanuel discuss the top rated LGBTIQ films according to Rotten Tomatoes, and compare it to their …

Episode 41 - Better Man

June 24th, 2019


As in every other big, beautiful, and messy family, the LGBTQI+ also has its very own problems and just like real life families, it is very far from …

Episode 40 - June Afternoon

June 18th, 2019


Bertus and Emmanuel break from their usual topic related content this week to discuss recent LGBTIQ events in the world today. From the good to the …

Episode 39 - Freedom ’90/Outside

June 11th, 2019


Bertus and Emms read your questions and coming out stories in an episode full of anecdotes in which parents and sons/daughters bonded even more after …

Episode 38 - Cleanin' Out My Closet

June 4th, 2019


Join Bertus and Emmanuel this week as they discuss (and disagree on) coming out in the workplace, whether that be as an expat teaching English in …

Episode 37 - Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels

May 28th, 2019


Bertus and Emmanuel debate about the hard task of finding good friends among the LGBTQI community. Today we also spill the tea about the sweet TaeKook BTS couple, homophobia in Taiwan, and Todrick Hall's newest video, …

Episode 36 - Wish You Were Gay

May 21st, 2019


Join us this week as we celebrate Taiwan legalizing same-sex marriage, and becoming the first country in Asia and 27th in the world to do so. 

We also discuss the 'new' gay-for-pay, the seduction of straight men, and …

Episode 35 - You Oughta Know

May 7th, 2019


Bertus and Emmanuel open up about their most awkward sex stories as they go through a list of award moments for gay men in bed.

From innocent blind dates to kinky moments in bed, we share with your our most explicit …

Episode 34 - Mad World

April 30th, 2019


How do you heal a spirit that is being broken down little by little day by day?

This week we discuss bullying of LGBTIQ+ individuals and the dire …

Episode 33 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

April 23rd, 2019


Bertus and Emmanuel present episode 33 of My Dear Queer in which the Spartacus Gay Travel Index of 2019 is put under the microscope. Join us for an …

Episode 32 - Bad Blood PT. II

April 9th, 2019


Not all heroes wear capes, and not all villains have horns, fangs, or capture little mermaid voices. Some villains are more often than not wolves in …

Episode 31 - Bad Blood PT. I

April 2nd, 2019


We are sure they have some repressed mad love for all of us, and that is why they hate us so freaking much. Today, Bertus and Emmanuel bring you episode 31, the first of a two-part-episode dedicated to the most wicked …

Episode 30 - 玫瑰少年 / Superpower PT. 2

March 26th, 2019


The second part of our #Queeroes episode is out this week. Tune in now, and listen as we discuss those who inspire us and others by using their platform to stand up for the LGBTIQ+ community. Whether LGBTIQ+ or not, …

Episode 29 - 玫瑰少年 / Superpower PT. 1

March 19th, 2019


This week we take a look at some inspiring heroes in the LGBTIQ community and how they fight for our rights, each in their own way.

Listen to part 1 …

Episode 28 - Mr. Right Now

March 12th, 2019


Looking for Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now? This week we discuss dates from hell as well as awkward situations from the internet and our personal lives.

Listen to what we and others have gone through and share your stories …

Episode 27 - I Am What I Am

March 5th, 2019


Are you comfortable in your own skin and do you identify with the gender you were born with?

Listen as we ask ourselves and our listeners if gender is black-and-white or if there is a grey area. We discuss everything …

Episode 26 - Everybody Hurts (Pt. II)

February 12th, 2019


We wrap up our topic on depression and suicide in the LGBTIQ community this week by giving some advice and research that might help lighten the load so many of us carry. 

Listen as we discuss what we do to cope when …

Episode 25 - Everybody Hurts (Pt. I)

February 4th, 2019


As part of the vibrant LGBTIQ community we have so much to offer the world, yet, sadly a lot of us don’t make it, and our dreams and our lives end before they even really begin.

This week we talk about LGBTIQ-related …

Episode 24 - You Can't Pray the Gay Away

January 29th, 2019


Did you cry when watching The Lion King and tried to pray the gay away afterward? This week we are talking about fixing things that are not broken, also known as conversion therapy or reparative therapy. Listen to hear …

Episode 23 - Viva La Vida

January 22nd, 2019


Listen as Bertus and Emmanuel take on HIV this week and discuss LIVING with HIV, dating someone who is positive, laws for foreigners with HIV in Taiwan, outdated stigmas, and phobias associated with the disease.

Thanks …

Episode 22 - Alejandro

January 15th, 2019


Dating can be hard at the best of times, but when different backgrounds and cultures come into play, it can become even harder, although definitely …

Episode 21 - Ask for Answers

January 8th, 2019


So...are you the girl or the boy? Does it hurt? When did you know you were gay and how can you be sure if you haven’t tried sex with a girl?

These …

Episode 20 - Miles Away

January 1st, 2019


Does Absence make the heart grow fonder? Or is it out of sight, out of mind? In our first episode of 2019, we go the extra mile to bring you the tea about long-distance relationships. 

We also have DJ Kreamer, Scott …

Episode 19 - Hey Sis, It's Christmas

December 25th, 2018


Ho Ho Ho. Our special Christmas episode is out now! We invite newlyweds Igor and Benny to share their story with us. We also discuss Christmas growing up and the road to marriage equality.

And to get all our dears in …

Episode 18 - Dancing In The Dark

December 17th, 2018


We did some field (or rather park) research this week to bring you all the info on cruising and cruising spots in Kaohsiung and Taipei. Instead of getting caught with your pants down, listen to what we found, as well as …

Episode 17 - Take Me To Church

December 10th, 2018


We're going to Hell, who's coming with us?

Well, at least in the eyes of religious fanatics we are. This week we are discussing the holy elephant in …

Episode 16 - We'll Keep On Fighting

December 3rd, 2018


The referendum might be over, and even though the LGBTIQ community of Taiwan was dealt a heavy blow, the battle has just begun. We have a special guest in the studio, who tells us more about himself, gives us his take …

Episode 15 - Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve & Talent

November 27th, 2018


All born naked and the rest is drag...

This has been by far one of the hardest episodes to edit because it was pure gold from beginning to end!

Three …

Episode 14 - Let's Have a Kiki

November 19th, 2018


This week we dive into general LGBTIQ and drag queen slang as well as some of the most offensive terms that are sometimes used against us. So join in and listen now...or not, because this episode is definitely not …

Episode 13 - Revelation

November 12th, 2018


In less than two weeks Taiwan will have a referendum on Marriage Equality, LGBTIQ rights, and LGBTIQ education in schools, among other topics.

We …

Episode 12 - I'm Not The Only One

November 5th, 2018


How open-minded are you about open relationships? Join us this week as we give our very different views and ideas on monogamy and consensual …

Episode 11: This is Halloween!

October 29th, 2018


Your Dear Queers Bertus and Emmanuel celebrate the spookiest day of the year by tributing the Scary(ish) Podcast, the American show hosted by Adam Diaz and Robin Grace that twice a week shares with listeners from all …

Episode 10 - Sissy That Walk

October 22nd, 2018


Hey, Dears!

If you are in Taipei this week or coming to Taipei, get ready for the biggest Pride parade in Asia, and one of the biggest in the world. Listen as we bring you the tea of where to go, what to do and who to …

Episode 9 - Double Bubble Trouble (Pt. II)

October 15th, 2018


Two’s a company, three’s a (proud) crowd this week in the second part of our Bisexuality episode. We are joined by a special guest in the studio who shares her story with us, as well as her view of everything Bi. We go …

Episode 8 - Double Bubble Trouble (Pt. I)

October 8th, 2018


So you fancy boys, but you kissed a girl and you liked it? No worries My Dears, you are not alone. This week we discuss the importance of the B in LGBT+; Bisexuality. Join us as we only begin to discover that …

Episode 7 - Little Boxes

October 1st, 2018


Join us in episode 7 as we think out of the box and put ourselves into the box. That’s right, we’re discussing tribes this week, and it doesn’t …

Episode 6 - The Dope Show

September 24th, 2018


BB Hi Fun? PnP? Ice?

This might sound exciting and alluring but before you say yes, listen to our new episode in which we discuss the downs and dangers of chemsex.

We bring you the dark side of gay sex with harrowing …

Episode 5 - All About that Bass / Nancy Boy

September 17th, 2018


Uno dos tres cuatro cinco cinco cinco...that’s right My Dears, Episode 5 is out. Join us this week as we have some cake and sissy that walk because we discuss body and femme shaming in the local gay community. We talk …

Episode 4 - Viva Forever!

September 10th, 2018


It’s that time of the week again My Dears; our next episode is out! Join us at the movies this week as we discuss the 5th Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF) with Kwan-Fan Su, the International Liaison. …

Episode 3 - Dancing Queen

September 3rd, 2018


Bored, My Dears? Well, after listening to our third episode, why not head out to town in Kaohsiung as we discuss gay nightlife and give you all the tea on the hottest spots in the south. DJ Kreamer is the special guest …

Episode 2 - I Am Coming Out!

August 27th, 2018


Your Dear Queers are back!

We literally come out in this second episode, at least Bertus is! You’ve got to hear his great coming-out story! We also introduce you to the brave coming out stories of two Asian members of …

Episode 1- Papa Don't Preach

August 20th, 2018


Why is that even though we welcome gay people to our homes and support gay causes, we still have certain issues accepting gay members of our family? Bertus and Emmanuel drive balls-deep into this topic, sharing the …

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