Gay Like Me

ABOUT THIS PODCAST

Welcome To Gay Like Me, The Podcast! Your podcast host, Derek J, is known for slaying hair for queens on The Real Housewives of Atlanta and his gracious opinion on fashion queens on BRAVO TV. But after decades of paving the way for the fashion & beauty culture he learned quickly that no matter where you're at in life, the Black Gay Experience can be one that holds you back, hurts you, and leaves you hanging out to dry. From true trauma to family feuds the black gay male still struggles to be understood and accepted. From decades of being in the entertainment industry he found that there is no real representation and is bring you the GAY LIKE ME podcast to change that. Each week we will be joined by friends, industry movers and shakers, and millionaires who all are willing to share their side of the black gay experience. The hope is that you gain more and more understanding for each one of us in a world where we are all trying to be loved for being ourselves.

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In this episode, Derek and Craig are joined by a panel to talk about being black and a part of the LGBTQ community and religion. Derek shares his spiritual journey of coming out as gay in the church and they…

In this episode, Derek and Craig are joined by a panel of different people who share their stories about their mental health struggles, along  with two mental health professionals. The panel consists of people that had struggled on their mental…

In this episode Derek is joined by Marquise Vilson to talk about topics about Trans Men, the Black LGBTQ Community and the Black Lives Matter Movement.  This conversation helps us learn a little bit of the language of the Trans…

In this episode, Derek is joined by his friend Patrick L. Riley to share his story. Patrick is a writer, a producer and a personality. In this conversation, Patrick tells us that there is nothing impossible as long as you…

When did he know he was gay? What was the coming out experience like? In this podcast, Derek is joined with Miss Lawrence to share their story. Fearless, creative and love- that’s three words Miss Lawrence would use to describe…

In this episode Derek talks to his grandmother to share her story. She shares what her life was like growing up, and then getting older and having children.  They chat about how as you become an adult you understand and…

In this podcast, Derek is joined by Ray Cunningham, a.k.a. Misster Ray,  to share his story being gay and on television.  Ray comes from Virginia in a very conservative black family. Being gay before wasn’t like what it is now,…

In this episode of Gay Like Me, Derek and a group of friends talk about the divide between lesbians and gay men.  They talk about why studs and certain gay men have issues with each other. Another issues they talk…

In this episode of Gay Like Me, Derek J and Craig are joined by several guest participants about being fat, being feminine and dating. They discuss topics like the unspoken dating rule, Big Boy Pride, the need for more mental health…

This episode is going to be an interesting episode because normally this is a podcast for the LGBTQ people of color, but this week his guest is Paris Chae. A (non-person of color) friend of Derek's for more than a…

This week, Derek was with Ts Madison who is an American entertainer and entrepreneur.  When she was young, she did not know what she was dealing with because she was raised in the church. It was a mental and spiritual…

**PLEASE NOTE in this episode explicit language is used, please listen at your own risk** In part 1 of this two part series, Derek is joined by Ts Madison to discuss her journey as a Trans. She starts by thanking…

This week, Derek is joined by his cousin Stevon Taylor who is a forensic microbiologist. He describes himself as humble, introvert and goofy. He first knew he was different around 3rd grade but didn't mention his sexuality publicly until the age…

In today's episode, Derek is joined by Mack Jones, personal stylist and home fragrance specialist and concierge for Neiman Marcus in Atlanta. Mack opens up about what his sexuality looked like growing up in whats considered, "the bible belt." If…

"Gay is not one way." In this episode, Derek is joined by good friend Quinton Bond who is here to openly to discuss different gay lifestyles. Derek opens up about even stereotyping another gay man as someone he would never…

This week Derek is joined by music writer, author, speaker, and podcast host, Craig Stewart. Derek and Craig crack wide open the journey of learning your sexuality and then learning to believe and own it.  Both Derek and Craig recall…

In this incredibly vulnerable episode, Derek J shares a huge part of his private life and family in this hour by interviewing his sister Ericka, who also happens to be a lesbian. Derek and Erick uncover their relationship with their…

Derek J is joined in this episode by Journalist & Writer, Tim Pulliam. Tim is a news anchor for ABC news and has received several awards for his craft. Tim is also open publicly about his sexuality. However, in this…

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