With the approach of fall, Coach Sappho has turned over HER new leaf and is launching a brand new podcast!
I’ve been considering a fresh approach for Coach Sappho’s ‘radio presense’ for several months now and decided to invite Reverend Donna Tara Lee, a colleague and friend I met after moving here to Florida, to create a new internet radio show.
Donna accepted my invitation and, I am happy to report we are ready to bring our new podcast to you, starting this coming Tuesday night, August 25, 2009 at 6:30pm ET.
Our new show is called
GLBT TALK WITH BARB AND DONNA
Donna and I are excited to bring to you a show that will ‘inform, enlighten and entertain’ listeners on all things GLBT!
The show will last 30 minutes at 6:30pm ET on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month and you can listen in LIVE via the internet FOR FREE by signing up now:
During this Tuesday night’s show we’ll be introducing listeners to who we are and what we envision for the show.Â The show is recorded and is live, so if you want to call in and ask a question or send us your well wishes we’d love it!Â Also – the show’s page on has a chat room which you can participate in as well, during the show!
Why should you listen? Because more in our community need to tune into the ‘older’, ‘wiser’ GLBT experience.Â More than ever, in today’s media and the internet in general, there is more fluff and less substance.Â And, there is also the usual over focus on youth and the younger experience.Â In today’s world it’s easy putting up a blog or show, but what is the quality of that blog or show?
This means that, more than ever before, YOU need to become a more discerning listener. Why do I think this important? When you get what you believe from sources who are just passing on the rumors, irrational fears and unchecked facts of others, we get further away from moving forward on important issues, like marriage equality and health care reform.
Instead of us moving towards solutions (with or without consensus, because, sometimes, as history shows, moving forward without consensus is important too), people just become more confused and feelings become inflamed or escalated.
I believe the seasoned, rich wisdom experts 40 and over offer our community is being drowned out and is mostly untapped.Â I define ‘expert’ as those who have spent a significant part of their lifetimes – at least 10 years or more – being active in their field or industry and/or in their GLBT causeÂ – versus those ‘Johnny and Joany’s come lately’ who are young and green!
As you know I’m a relationship and dating expert with over 20 years experience as a coach and as a licensed psychotherapist.Â And, you know what a passionate advocate I am for the success of single lesbians, lesbian relationships, marriage equality and GLBT rights in general.Â I began my volunteerism in the late 1970′s at a gay switchboard and haven’t slowed down since.Â If you want to learn more about my decades of service to the GLBT community, click here.
Reverend Lee attended Woodstock (Yes, she was there in 1969!) and was a part of the Stonewall movement!Â And, Donna continues to be deeply involved in political, social and spiritual causes.Â In addition to being an active member of the Democratic Caucus here in Floriday, she’s gone through sexual reassignment surgery and she has an amazing story to tell of how her life has been transformed as she ‘created the body she feels normal and natural in’.
We look forward to meeting you on GLBT Talk with Barb and Donna:
Barb Elgin, MSW, LCSW, Certified Singles Coach, is Coach Sappho: Americaâ€™s Favorite Lesbian Love Coach.Â Be sure to stop by www.coachsappho.com, pick up your FREE gifts as well as to learn about our exciting new singles club for lesbians and our community for lesbian couples.
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