Hello, Stereo World:
As June comes to a close, we reflect on an exciting month that showed that a rebound from the challenges of the pandemic was possible. Most of all, Stereo’s community celebrated Pride with countless real talks that explored everything from personal identity, sex and relationships, to the hottest LGBTQIA artists, music and style.
In honor of Pride, we’re highlighting our final Stereo LGBTQ+ voice, comedian Paul Ober, and have donated $1,000 between two LGBTQ+ charities selected by Paul and Tavhani Quarterman (featured in our last post).
Keep reading to hear more from paulsbrain and his Stereo world!
What are your life/career aspirations?
My immediate goal is to begin making enough money in standup comedy to eat sushi three times a week without going into debt!
Does your identity impact the content you create on Stereo and, if so, how?
It almost always does, whether I’m talking about playing video games with my boyfriend or complimenting butts on a sports show. We live in a beautiful time where the LGBTQIA community is being lifted up more and more by society, and I feel we should all capitalize on the opportunity for transparency. Who doesn’t love being themselves?
What recurring Stereo shows do you do?
WFU2 Sports Radio with Joe Bartnick, Nitty Gritty with Keith Burr. Check them out! I like the idea that on Stereo you can meet such a vast array of people that you’d never have met otherwise.
Why do you feel it’s important to discuss Pride & LGBTQ+ issues on your platform?
Society seems to be moving in a more positive direction for the LGBTQIA community. I think it’s kind of our duty to be as transparent as possible right now so we can fully normalize ourselves. Some topics I address on stereo are about Gay stuff, sports, comedy, and equal rights/social issues. I never shy away from anything, which is a gift and a curse. We don’t bite much!
What do you hope listeners get out of/take away from your content?
I want positivity and comedy to be part of everything I do, and I hope that my listeners take that with them! I just want people to feel accepted. And giggly.
Do you have a Pride anthem you’re playing on repeat this year?
Oh you know it! I listen to Montero by Lil Nas X a dozen times a week lol.
What else would you like Stereo users to know about you and/or your Stereo content?
You will leave my shows feeling good about yourself, I promise! I believe in the power of positivity, I believe in hard work, and I believe in lifting people up. If you believe in that too, come on over and hang out with me and my other hosts!
How do you celebrate Pride year round and/or how can others celebrate pride year round?
Great question. I make sure to have sex with my boyfriend as much as possible, and I encourage everyone else to do so as well. Not my boyfriend. Other people. Y’alls significant others. Mine is mine. Also I wear leggings because my butt looks nice in them, and if that’s not pride, I dunno what is!! I also never shy down from my sexuality- if people wanna know about it, I’ll let ‘em know!
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