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The Gayly Dose

103 EpisodesProduced by TheGaylyDoseWebsite

The best, new PODCAST that invites VULNERABLE AND HONEST dialogue about EVERYDAY AND TABOO topics that LGBTQ+ people don’t necessariy discuss with each other in traditional LGBTQ+ SETTINGS … BUT SHOULD. Listen in and then get your friends together and continue the conversation with them.

103 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

A Dose of Pride in the Non Binary with Liliana Bakthari

June 23rd, 2022

1:16:40

Liliana Bakthari is controversial but precious to our city.  She talks about a very personal tragedy and victory in her discovery of who she is.  She demonstrates a history of public sacrifice and advocacy for change. …

A Dose of Pride in Politics with Karla Drenner

June 21st, 2022

41:08

Karla Drenner is a living legend. Becoming our first LGBT state-wide leader in the south is no small thing.  What is life like when other congress people leave the elevator because you are a lesbian? What is life like …

A Dose of Pride in Queer Film with Jim Farmer

June 16th, 2022

44:11

Jim Farmer has been driving queer culture thru his leadership of Out on Film (https://www.instagram.com/outonfilm/) which is celebrating 35 years of …

A Dose of Pride in Faith with Rabbi Josh Lesser

June 14th, 2022

59:52

Meet Rabbi Josh Lesser, who sits at the intersection of spiritual leadership and queer.  Known globally in the Jewish community, he and Helmut …

A Dose of Pride Creativity with TheCraftyDIYGuy

June 11th, 2022

42:09

If you have duck tape, fishing wire and Crisco - this homo will find a way to make something beautiful from it!  Meet TheCraftyDIYGuy (

A Dose of Pride March and Parade with Dr. Elijah Nicholas

June 7th, 2022

41:46

A Hues of Humanity edition, listen as our first trans male guest, Dr. Elijah Nicholas (@drelijahnicholas) tells us of his journey through the …

A Dose of Why HIV Still Matters

May 31st, 2022

38:11

Jerry Henderson, president of Joining Hearts brings together Dewayne Ford of Aid Atlanta and Adrianna Gutierrez-Kirk of Jerusalem House to paint the …

A Dose of Queer Georgia with Senator Kim Jackson

May 24th, 2022

51:53

Join us with Senator Kim Jackson, as we explore some of our chief concerns for our kind in this Peach state.  We even explore the future of butch!

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A Dose of Self Improvement with Bernardo Louveau

May 17th, 2022

1:08:22

Atlanta life coach and personality, Bernardo shares his hard fought and learned perspectives on self improvement. Discover the depth behind this …

A Dose of Todrick Hall 2.0 with Hope Giselle

May 10th, 2022

26:10

Todrick Hall is bringing it to us again, this time backstage on his Femuline tour just as he announces the release of his new album Algorhythm! …

A Dose of Gender Norms with Obio Jones

May 3rd, 2022

55:18

Join Obio Jones as the challenges of being the man or woman you were made to be without giving much credence to the expectations of others.  We applaud Hope Giselle and have a fun time with the boys in gays that play.

A Dose of Moving on - Dash of Lesbian Edition

April 27th, 2022

46:37

Join our ladies and gents as we discuss how challenging parting ways with your lover can be.  The girls give us love advice, discuss the pressures of motherhood on lesbians, and their love of Brittney Griner.

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A Dose of AHF Health

April 19th, 2022

1:04:08

Alexis Mitchell joins us again as a healthcare provider for AHF - a critical non-profit LGBTQ+ healthcare provider committed to making gay healthcare affordable.  She along with three patients speak about their varied …

A Dose of Daddy Helmut and Momma Diane - Hues of Humanity

April 12th, 2022

1:11:27

Join us this week as we double click into our co-hosts Helmut and Diane.  They share about coming our late-in-life and how parenting plays into their personal missions to give back to their community!

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A Dose of GAY Rights Advocacy with Georgia Equality

March 30th, 2022

42:54

We sat down with Christian Dacus who spoke on behalf of of largest Gay (LGBTQ+) rights advocacy organization in this state, Georgia Equality.  Learn …

A Dose of New Hollywood with Chad Darnell

March 22nd, 2022

1:02:50

We talk with Chad Darnell, writer and director, about the entertainment business here in the new Hollywood of Atlanta!  Hear him share some of his …

A Dose of Comedic Reality

March 15th, 2022

50:56

Atlanta comedians Matthew English and Connor Lyons share the ins and outs of a career in comedy.  Laugh with us as we play a few games! Learn with us as we discuss recent reports on the academic performance of gay men …

A Dose of Financial Fetish

March 10th, 2022

1:00:38

It’s all about the money, honey. What’s in your wallet, Dolls?  Crypto or NFTs?  Real Estate or Stocks? 401K or Roth IRA? We are banking on this …

A Dose of Healthy Sex Life - Dash of Lesbian Edition

March 9th, 2022

37:24

Join Madison Klimas and Meka Nicole (Intimacy Counsellor) as we discuss how healthy our Sex Lives are.  Join the ladies as they also gab about common …

A Dose of Parental Influence

March 1st, 2022

59:07

Everyone has a story about their parents' reaction and position about being gay. Including our guest Alphonso Carreker who, now married for nine …

A Dose of Medusa

February 23rd, 2022

47:28

Join us with special guests, Ron and JC from Medusa Productions, as we discuss this exciting new dance party innovation here in the Atlanta.  We celebrate the first AIDS cure patient in this week's Queerent Events and …

A Dose of Lesbian - Dash of Lesbian Edition

February 18th, 2022

56:06

Join us for our inaugural episode of a Dash of Lesbian - an edition of The Gayly Dose that focuses on understanding and integrating the Lesbian experience closer to our family.  Our leader Helmut is joined by our Dash …

A Dose of Valentine's

February 15th, 2022

51:14

Join us with special guest, Joseph Micacchione, as we discuss the delight and stress of this delicious holiday.  We hit up the "Don't Say Gay" bill …

A Dose of Age Bias

February 8th, 2022

40:06

Join us with special guest, Stefan Alexander, as we ponder the peculiar way that we treat age in the gay community.  Whether 25 or 75, we all can do …

A Dose of Trans Community - Hues of Humanity Edition

February 4th, 2022

52:17

Join us for our inaugural episode of Hues of Humanity - an edition of The Gayly Dose that focuses on understanding more intimate perspectives on fellow humans.  Our leader Helmut is joined by our darling Diane Crowe in …

A Dose of Dating

February 1st, 2022

52:18

Join us with guest Charles Chakkalapadavil, as we gab about what the dating scene can be like in our gay corner of the universe.  Fast forward again to Gays that Play for a game of “Rapid Fire.”   You'll be sure to have …

A Dose of Party Hard

January 25th, 2022

1:02:08

To circuit party or not to circuit party? That’s the burning question.  Collectively, the cast confesses they are sometimes knee-deep in that circuit …

A Dose of Racial Bias

January 18th, 2022

49:12

This week’s episode takes a listen at racial bias. Racial bias from dating outside of your race, to the notion that everyday bias exists because of …

A Dose of Social Media

January 11th, 2022

58:16

Is your social media a tsunami of thots?  Perhaps, if you want it to be!  It will give you what you want, and not necessarily what you need!  In a …

The Second Dose with a Pinch of Masc and Fem

January 4th, 2022

1:01:57

There’s no better way to kick off Season 2 and the New Year other than an all-cast episode about masc and fem, how it matters … or not … and why Ryan Gosling isn’t in everyone’s notebook. Or, maybe it’s just the way you …

Season 1 Finale

November 16th, 2021

55:44

Excited to wrap up our first season with Lynn Barfield - a joy to many in Atlanta and a lover of the Dose.  Her support was so encouraging in our early beginnings.  Here her reflections on how this new post COVID era is …

A Dose of Self Magic

November 9th, 2021

56:02

Kathryn Kruger is exactly the dose of lesbian the Universe ordered.  She shares her journey out of the cult and into self acceptance of her lesbian …

A Dose of Breaking Expectations with Jake Jonez

November 2nd, 2021

51:35

Jake Jonez is a Barbie naming, R&B loving, Sober living queen that is our definition of Fagatronic Fabulous!  Join as we ponder circuit party …

A Dose of Out Front Theatre

October 26th, 2021

39:22

Paul Conroy, founder and producing artistic director at Out Front Theatre, shares his vision for a dedicatedly queer theatre committed to serving as …

A Dose of Felicia Moore

October 19th, 2021

37:32

Felicia Moore, Atlanta mayoral candidate and long time public servant to this city, shares her unique passion for this city.  With topics from housing, safety and fiscal health - as well as insights into how Felicia …

A Dose of Positivity with Neilan Tyree

October 12th, 2021

1:03:39

Debonair, dashing and delicious - Neilan Tyree is a man that will keep a smile on your face!  Despite closeted heart-breaks and an HIV diagnosis - his perpetual optimism is impressive.  His advertisement industry …

A Dose of Pride Future with Helmut

October 10th, 2021

16:52

Helmut shares his thoughts on the Pride ahead with our Dolls

A Dose of Pride Present with Dante

October 10th, 2021

4:21

Dante shares with our Dolls his encouragements for Pride of Today

A Dose of Pride Past with Bennett

October 10th, 2021

10:09

Bennett shares some thoughts with our Dolls on Pride gone by

A Dose of Rafael De La Fuente

October 9th, 2021

57:25

Hottie and handsome De La Fuente heats up this episode with tales from his Hollywood career. We'd definitely Netflix and chill with this one!

A Dose of Brigitte Bidet

October 8th, 2021

1:15:53

Brigitte Bidet is a rising Atlanta star here in.  Entertaining and Bright - she lights up a room and keeps the energy going and going!  Catch her on her podcast Good Judy or any of the amazing venue in Atlanta she …

A Dose of the Clays

October 7th, 2021

56:03

Clay and Tina are working moms who are investing back in our community.  Discussing relationships on their weekly podcast, Molding the Clay, they …

A Dose of Transformation

October 6th, 2021

54:19

Daniel Passariello used COVID to transform his mind and body, creating @DP_Nuthletics.  His metamorphosis is driven by self-discipline and a passion …

A Dose of Activism with Feroza Syed

October 5th, 2021

54:14

Feroza Syed is a force.  Beautiful, intelligent, and filled with passion for the human condition - after grappling with her closeted, suburban wife …

A Dose of Proud Mama with Patti Ellis

October 4th, 2021

1:04:15

Patti Ellis is a living Atlanta legend.  There are few individuals that have had the kind of impact on the fabric of this city and its surroundings. …

A Dose of Atlanta Pride (with Jamie Fergerson)

October 3rd, 2021

37:01

Jamie Fergerson, Executive Director of Atlanta Pride, talks with The Gayly Dose about life as a female leader of one of the most visible organizations in our community, our postponed parade and how she continues to …

A Dose of Courtney DeDi

September 28th, 2021

43:07

From a homeless youth, whose family turned her out for her being her true self, Courtney DeDi is a self-made success!  A 20-year Atlanta citizen and small business owner (Dioge Pet Service), she has served our rainbow …

A Dose of Defying the Odds

September 21st, 2021

43:30

Overcoming small-town bullying and climbing the corporate ladder, join us as David Blake Sasnett shares what life is like as a gay man in corporate …

A Dose of Melissa Carter

September 14th, 2021

1:29:18

Atlanta radio legend Melissa Carter joins us in chatting all things lesbian!  Out before Ellen Degeneres, Melissa represents our kind in the public eyes and ears of humans across the south.  Be inspired and laugh as our …

A Dose of Future

September 9th, 2021

48:03

Take it to the dancefloor!  Guest Travis Denison, aka Peaches, shares how a dancing career evolved to his management of Atlanta's newest gay night …

A Dose of Wedding Bells

September 1st, 2021

52:44

Meet Christopher Confero, talented Wedding planner and publishing Editor-in-Chief of Alabama Weddings.  He plans your wedding, so you can work on your marriage.  Delight with us as he shares his learnings on love and …

A Dose of Social Mania with Amir Yass

August 24th, 2021

1:01:46

Social media is a means to an end - but what is your end?  Dolls - we are excited for you to meet Amir Yass - a talented, bright man who has steadily …

A Dose of Atlanta Black Pride

August 17th, 2021

1:08:09

Happy 25th Anniversary to Atlanta Black Pride!  Terence Stewart CEO and Amber Moore COO teach our dolls why this organization is so vital and …

A Dose of Something Hot

August 13th, 2021

1:02:47

Anare Holmes and Taylor Jacques are two gay firefighters in Metro Atlanta.  These dolls share some of their favorite experiences and give us insight …

A Dose of Sexual Health

August 10th, 2021

52:26

Sponsored by the Aids Health Foundation, join Alexis Mitchell, NP as Dr. Josh Noblitt and Jeremiah Robinson, PA come back on to give our dolls three …

A Dose of Perspective

August 4th, 2021

47:05

Patrick Mizelle is a delightful, engaging man that shares what life is like on the verge of 69 and gay!  Whether discussing retirement, savings, …

A Dose of Fetishes

August 3rd, 2021

1:08:20

Join us with Brandon Kennedy, therapist and owner of the Reegür app, and therapist Jonathan Standish, who both specialize in kink and fetish, as we discuss a taboo topic that needs to be openly and healthily discussed. …

A Midsummer Dose

July 27th, 2021

41:53

Join Dante Adonis Rhodes, Bennett Schnyder and Helmut Domagalski as they catch up with each other and the Dolls in this Midsummer Dose of the Gayly …

A Dose of Gender

July 20th, 2021

54:56

Diane Crow and Christi Harold are two women who have come to love their feminine selves.  One a trans woman; the other a cross dresser - understand …

A Dose of Joining Hearts

July 13th, 2021

45:52

Jerry Henderson - gay, father, black, and 7-year president of Joining Hearts, has uniquely led from his intersection one of our very important Atlanta organizations - dedicated to raising funds for the prevention, care …

A Dose of Fur Babies

July 7th, 2021

54:39

Vet friend Charlie Rehm and Atlanta sweetheart CJ Casteel join the Dose to talk about their love of everything pet.  While just a dog to some, understand how much gayly affection we have for our animal family.

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A Dose of Gay Politics: America the Beautiful?

June 29th, 2021

1:24:24

Openly gay elected state representatives Sam Park (10th district) and Matthew Wilson (80th district) and appointed Atlanta director of LGBTQ+ affairs Malik Brown share their perspectives on gay issues stemming from …

A Dose of Todrick Hall

June 22nd, 2021

56:19

Todrick Hall shares his challenges and dreams at the intersection of “not just gay, not just black, but just human.” Understand how too easily we …

A Dose of Daddy Issues

June 16th, 2021

56:28

From fetish to fatherhood to friends, the gay community loves their Daddies.  The fabulous Aaron Harris and therapist Jon Standish join The Gayly …

A Dose of Proud Dad

June 15th, 2021

52:35

Atlanta loved dad, Jeff Ellis, shares with our dolls the beautiful story of how he came to love and accept his gay son in a time when it was taboo …

A Dose of Jamaican Pride

June 8th, 2021

48:26

Maurice Tomlinson is a man that is absolutely making a difference.  Jamaica and many other areas in the world are in vicious battles with …

A Dose of Queer Culture with Abby Drue

June 3rd, 2021

1:10:47

Meet Abby Drue, friend and founder of the Ben Marion Institute for Social Justice with a mission of kindness, empathy and fairness. She educates The Gayly Dose on all things queer as we look back at history … only to …

A Dose of Expectations with Tevin Wooten

June 2nd, 2021

47:02

Excited for Tevin Wooten, on-camera meteorologist with The Weather Channel, to kick off Pride month with a Dose of Expectations.  Learn how Tevin …

A Dose of Church Kid Recovery

May 25th, 2021

53:22

Meet Calvin Arsenia, transcendent singer and harpist, who, like the Gayly Dose, created his podcast “We were Christian Kids” with bestie Justin over COVID.  Calvin shares about his struggle between sexual expression, …

A Dose of Fashion

May 18th, 2021

53:37

Meet Tyler James, a bright doll with an eye for fashion and finery.  Learn about yourself as you hear different perspectives on expressing ourselves …

A Dose of Motivation

May 11th, 2021

56:50

Hello Mr. Britt East!   We were not surprised to find this Southern born gay living in the West would have some heart-felt and insightful things to …

A Dose of Loving Mawma

May 5th, 2021

49:00

Meet Amanda Skinner, a loving mother who knew her child was drawn to the feminine at a very young age.  Amanda shares with our Dolls how she …

A Dose of Gay Mama

May 4th, 2021

35:27

Meet Jill Rowe, a fierce Mama Dragon, who bravely faced into a reality that her zealous faith and her son’s gay reality were in opposition. Listen to how she bravely worked her way to free herself and others mothers …

A Dose of Gay Business

April 27th, 2021

46:46

Have you thought about owning your own business?  More of us should!  Listen to Chris Lugo, executive director of OutGeorgia.org talk with us about …

A Dose of Gay Flight Attendant (Gay Jobs III)

April 22nd, 2021

49:23

Coffee, Tea or AJ?! Our guest, AJ Diego, has taken his cute self to the friendly skies as a Delta flight attendant.  His side hustle and love of baking will make your mouth water as he bakes his way into the hearts and …

A Dose of Gay Realtor (Gay Jobs II)

April 21st, 2021

31:51

Curb Appeal? Location? Walkability? .  Our guest, Rodney Highnote, is entertaining and endearing. He will keep you laughing and smiling as he shares day-in-the-life stories of a realtor. And especially a gay realtor.

A Dose of Gay Hairstylist (Gay Jobs I)

April 20th, 2021

1:05:32

Salon owner Steve Hightower is a well-known name in Atlanta’s hair salon industry. He’s worked hard for his fame and fortune, starting with paying …

A Dose of Nudity

April 13th, 2021

41:05

Wanna get nude with us?  Join the Gayly Dose as we have a conversation about getting naked with hundreds of other gay men with this week’s guest, the current reigning Mr. Gay Naturists International 2019!

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A Dose of Sexy Jesus

April 7th, 2021

44:01

Sexy Jesus.  Gay Jesus.  Gay Christian. The intersection of sexual shame and faith runs deep in many religious traditions, regardless of your orientation. Our guest, Dr. Josh Noblitt, associate pastor and sex therapist, …

A Dose of Lifestyle

March 30th, 2021

57:08

From a small town horse farm to the big town city lights, Daniel Martini, friend of The Gayly Dose shares his coming of age.  Working through tremendous insecurities, getting lost in the boxes of expectations others had …

A Dose of Gay Health

March 23rd, 2021

48:36

Learn important facts about recently discovered ways STDs are spread, your increased risk for cancer, and how sexual activity and mental health intersect when Dr. TC Elliot and Physician Assistant Jeremiah Robinson, …

A Dose of Trans Woman with Avery

March 16th, 2021

50:17

A beacon of light and love, meet Avery! a trans woman and friend of The Gayly Dose living here in Atlanta.   She lets dolls into her world to help …

A Dose of Drag with Edie Cheezburger

March 9th, 2021

1:11:05

Meet Edie Cheezburger!  Vintage glam 50's housewife, Atlanta Drag Queen, Edie shares with The Gayly Dose the challenges of her HIV coming out story, how it led to taking to the stage, developing her Other Show gig to …

A Dose of Gay Teen with Eli

March 2nd, 2021

40:08

Meet Eli Lubell! The Gayly Dose talk all things Eli - gay male teen, a winner of the Sojourn 20 under 21, and a part of the greater conversation about youth within the LGBTQ+ community

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A Dose of Friends

February 23rd, 2021

31:44

Friend or F%4k or both?  Faced with a small community of other gay men, it can be challenging to maneuver through friendship when you don’t know whom is attracted to whom. The Gayly Dose discuss their experiences in the …

A Dose of Fatherhood

February 16th, 2021

47:21

Just because gay men can’t biologically create children together, does not mean the desire for children does not exist for many.  The Gayly Dose

A Dose of Mental Health

February 9th, 2021

43:29

The Gayly Dose gets real about their own struggles in mental health, the stigma we all often feel, lessons learned, and ways to get the help you need - even creatively.  Mental health is health!  Listen in and learn …

A Dose of Aging

February 2nd, 2021

47:51

The Gayly Dose share their thoughts on growing older in our community. Is there a magic number?  How do we cope with ageism? And how do we find …

A Dose of Dating

January 28th, 2021

44:24

The Gayly Dose share their best and worst date stories. Learn how dolls can change their game and better enjoy their dating experiences.

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A Dose of Youth

January 19th, 2021

32:10

Listen in as the Gayly Dose discuss some of the perils and advantages of being young in the gay world. Gay youth are some of the most vulnerable, and …

A Dose of Straight Women

January 12th, 2021

41:04

Straight women have a special place in the hearts of gay men.  The Gayly Dose talk about their experiences with straight women and how continuing to deepen our connections can make the future even brighter.

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A Dose of Gay at Work

January 5th, 2021

46:55

Survive or Thrive?  Dolls spend a tremendous amount of our lives in the workplace contributing to society. The Gayly Dose share experiences and …

Gayly Forward 2021

December 29th, 2020

41:22

Leaving the 2020 dumpster fire behind, The Gayly Dose reflects on the extraordinary year - both personally and for our community - while looking ahead to the gay possibilities of 2021!

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A Dose of Dating Apps

December 22nd, 2020

25:57

Mr. Right or Mr. Right now? The Gayly Dose discuss gay dating apps and how they can be hit or miss and everything in between as Dolls explore to seek …

A Dose of Potions

December 15th, 2020

27:19

High or Bye? Gay drug culture is a very real thing.  Listen as The Gayly Dose discuss how this world of potions is evolving, and some of their …

A Dose of Body Issues

December 8th, 2020

29:07

How comfortable are Dolls in their own Skin? Listen as The Gayly Dose uncover our own journeys with Body Issues.  

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A Dose of the Gay Caste System

December 1st, 2020

26:00

You may not want to be a Mean Girl, but to someone probably you are!

Finding your way in a big city is always a process but for Dolls there are some …

A Dose of Straight Men

November 24th, 2020

27:59

We come of age as the select few men who are gifted gayness.  The Gayly Dose talk about their experiences with straight men and how bridging the gap can make all the difference for the future.

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A Dose of CongreGAYtion

November 19th, 2020

29:01

Raised in the South, The Gayly Dose were brought up in Christian households. We talk about challenging realities of growing up gay in the face of …

A Dose of Coming Out

November 19th, 2020

42:53

Coming Out stories are unique tales that give our Dolls more insight into our hosts at The Gayly Dose. We share our personal stories with the hope to …

A Dose of Masc and Fem

November 17th, 2020

35:19

Dolls blend masculine and feminine in significant ways. It is definitely something that makes us an incredibly vibrant part of the world! Hear more …

A Dose of Monogamish

November 17th, 2020

23:40

With an emboldened sense of freedom, some Dolls choose fluid boundaries in their sexual relationships. The Gayly Dose share their personal experience …

The First Dose

November 17th, 2020

21:39

Our inaHHHHHgural (inaugural) episode! Meet the four beautiful humans that make up The Gayly Dose. Understand what brought us to create the Podcast …

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