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Pride Connections

Pride Connections is hosted by Melissa DaSilva. On every episode, she will be talking with a guest about how they are changing and inspiring the world, and how to directly effects the LGBTQ community.
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Dec 25, 2017

Episode 34:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Melvin Marsh. Melvin is a certified hypnotherapist in Augusta, Georgia who specializations in medical hypnosis, phobias, and anxiety.

Throughout the episode, you will learn about his journey of being raised in the South, and the struggles he has gone through in his life. But Melvin is inspiring and changing the world by using what each client brings to their session to facilitate healing and change!

This is a informational episode you won’t want to miss!

 

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Dec 18, 2017

Episode 33:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Nicky Endres! As a non-binary transfeminine, genderqueer, and genderfluid actress working in Hollywood, Nicky has come along way from growing up in a small town in Wisconsin.

On this episode you will learn about Nicky’s journey through life as an actress and you learn how Nicky is using her position in Hollywood to inspire others and change the acting scene as we know it.

This is a hilarious episode you won’t want to miss!

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Dec 11, 2017

Episode 32:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Nigel Moya. As a transformational speaker, trainer, and coach, Nigel is a leading expert in helping people and organizations create success and abundance through wisdom.

On this episode, you will learn about Nigel's journey from feeling lost and hopeless to becoming a coach himself.  Due to this personal experience and transformation, Nigel knew that he was called to share with others what he had learned. Nigel is taking his own life experiences to inspire and change the world.

This is a great episode you won’t want to miss!

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  • Facebook: Facebook.com/g.nigelmoya
  • Website: http://www.nigelmoya.com/

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Dec 3, 2017

Episode 31:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Kevin Basham. Kevin is an entrepreneur, the co-founder of Plastic Expert which is one of the UK’s leading plastic recycling companies. He is also the co-founder of KOMPAKT which is one of the UKs leading suppliers of recycling equipment.

On this episode of Pride Connections, you learn more about Kevin’s journey growing up as a shy kid at an all boys school to becoming one of the most inspiring entrepreneurs in recent years. His focus is on making the world a better place through recycling and his impact is inspiring.

This is a great episode you won’t want to miss!

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Nov 27, 2017

Episode 30:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Chuck Raffoni! Chuck is a certified yoga instructor who runs his own style of classes called Relax and Recharge!

On today’s episode, you will learn more about Chuck’s journey of becoming a yoga instructor and how he is using what he learned through his education and family experience to help inspire and change the world!

This is a very inspiring episode you won’t want to miss!

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Nov 20, 2017

Episode 29:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Erika Tsipouras. Erika is a foodie and a health coach from Newton, Massachusetts, where she lives with her fiancé.

On today’s episode, you will learn more about Erika’s journey from going from a family owned business to becoming the founder and CEO of Team Be Stronger. And you will learn how she is using her love for healthy living to inspire people and change the world.

This is a very informative episode you won’t want to miss!

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Nov 12, 2017

Episode 28:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Kitty Chambliss. Kitty is a polyamorous, sex-positive author, educator, relationship coach, speaker and activist. Kitty is the founder and creator of the website and revolution, Loving Without Boundaries.

On this episode, you will learn more about polyamorus relationships and Kitty’s own journey in her polyamorous relationship. She talks about jealousy within her own relationships and how she has overcome it!

This is a very educational episode you won’t want to miss!

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Nov 6, 2017

Episode 27:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Justyn Smith! Justyn is currently completing his Ph.D. at Sam Houston State University. He is licensed in the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and specializing in the clinical areas of anxiety, depression, relationships and men’s issues.

You will learn more about Justyn and how he is changing the LGBTQ community as we know it as he specializes in are affirmative counseling, coming out, sexual orientation identity, social stigma, open relationships and Queer people of color.

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

 

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Nov 1, 2017

Episode 26:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down Callie Wright who is an activist, speaker, and host of The Gaytheist Manifesto podcast.  Her podcast explores the intersection of the atheist movement and the LGBTQ rights movement.

During this episode, you will learn more about Caliie’s journey through life after coming out as a transgender women in 2013. And how she is using her voice for the LGBTQ community in the atheist movement, and how she is changing the world of  secularism within the LGBTQ community.

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

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  • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TheGaytheistManifesto
  • Email: thegaytheistmanifesto@gmail.com
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGaytheistManifesto/

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Oct 22, 2017

Episode 25:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Florence Ashley. Florence is a transfeminine activist based in Tio’tia:ke (also known as Montreal, Canada) and an LL.M. candidate at McGill University.

During this episode, you will learn more about Florence's journey through academia, and how she is using her platform to change transgender laws around the world.

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

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Oct 15, 2017

Episode 24:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down Conni Biesalski. Conni is a confident, brave, successful, spiritual woman and entrepreneur.  She is the creator of Planet Backpack, creator of LiveYourHeartOut.co and more.

During this episode, you will learn more about Conni’s story of acceptance, and how she is using her experiences and world travel to inspire and change the world!

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

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Oct 9, 2017

Episode 23:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Brynn TanneHill! Brynn graduated from the Naval Academy, earned her Naval Aviator wings and flew patrol aircrafts during her two deployments.

During this episode, you will learn more about Brynn’s transformation and how she is using her experience to inspire others and change the world as we know it for members of the LGBTQ community serving in the armed forces around the world.

This is an educational episode you won’t want to miss!

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Oct 3, 2017

Episode 22:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Miss Lesbian Rhode Island 2017 Ashley Delgado! Not only is she Rhode Island Royalty, she is also a therapeutic mentor for youth in Rhode Island!

In this episode, you find more about Ashley's journey to become Royalty, and how she personally worked on changing the world of LGBTQ youth in Rhode Island!

This is an inspiring episode you won’t want to miss!

 

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Sep 24, 2017

Episode 21:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Lauryn Spence from Pride Chicken! From working for a tech startup by day to running one of the most popular LGBTQ ecommerce sites by night, Lauryn lets us into her creative world.

In this episode, you find more about how Lauryn and her wife came up with the idea for Pride Chicken in Austin, Texas as they were planning their own wedding. Lauryn talks about how their business is changing the world and inspiring others in all aspects of their life.

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

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Sep 18, 2017

Episode 20:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Rick Clemons! Rick is the podcast host of The Coming Out Lounge as well as a speaker, author, and life strategist, gay Dad and Husband.

In this episode, you will learn that he is most proud of being is a human who constantly gets challenged to come out and confidently be his unique bold self each and every day. And find out how he is using that to inspire and change the world!

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

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Sep 11, 2017

Episode 19:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Dara Hoffman-Fox! Dara is a licensed professional counselor and queer-identified gender therapist who works in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In this episode, you will learn about Dara’s book “You and Your Gender Identity” and how she serves as a resource for transgender issues for the media. You will also learn about how her blogs and videos have been inspiring and changing the world!

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

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Sep 3, 2017

Episode 18:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with the lovely Latoya Beverly!  Latoya is a spiritual life coach, an LGBTQ ally, and is changing the lives of others by sharing her inspiring story.

In this episode, you will learn about how she has used her personal experience growing up and turned it into a business today. Latoya talks about her business of being a spiritual life coach, and her brand new podcast called “Manifest That Sh*t Podcast!”

This is an inspiring episode you won’t want to miss!

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Aug 28, 2017

Episode 17: Interview with Erin Whitehead

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Erin Whitehead from the Braless Podcast. Erin is an allie to the LGBTQ community and she shares her journey about how her friend inspired her view on the world.

In this episode, you will learn about Erin’s journey, her few minutes of fame as a vocalist, and what she is doing to inspire and change the world on podcast episode at a time.

So it’s time to unhook, and enjoy this hilarious episode of Pride Connections!

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Aug 21, 2017

Episode 16:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down Dr. Robbin Rockett! Dr. Robbin has earned her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology and is an LGBTQ allie who specializes in helping families who are made of members of the LGBTQ community.

In this episode, you will learn how this single mom is raising three kids on her own, helping members of the LGBTQ community with any of their therapy needs, podcasting, and how she is making a difference and inspiring the world!

This is an amazing episode you won’t want to miss!

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Aug 19, 2017

Episode 15:

On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down for an in-person interview with MTV’s The Real World and The Challenge reality star Ammo. Ammo is MTV’s first queer identifying reality star.

Ammo chats with Melissa on what it’s like being a reality star, actor, musician as well as what inspires him and who may be gay in Hollywood. Enjoy spilling some tea with Melissa and Ammo from his apartment in NYC.

This is a hilarious episode you won’t want to miss!

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Aug 6, 2017

 

Episode 14:

On this episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to have a talk with Kristine Anthis! Kristine is a Consulting Psychologist, Life Coach, Mentor, future LPC, and Professor of Psychology at Southern Connecticut State University.

In this episode you will learn more about how Kristine enjoys every aspect of life with her wife and her son, and how she is helping people better fulfill their potential!

This is an inspiring episode you won’t want to miss!

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Jul 31, 2017

Episode 13:

On this episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to have a talk with Matthew Villegas! Matt is a physical therapy student in Nevada, who was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In this episode, you will learn about Matt’s podcast, the Capable Body Podcast, that aims to bridge the gap between healthcare providers and real people with real stories and how he is using his podcast to inspire and change the world! Matt is an ally of the LGBTQ community, and shares his experiences of growing up in San Francisco.

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

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Jul 23, 2017

Episode 12:

On this episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to have a chat with Rhodes Perry! Rhodes is an award winning social entrepreneur and a nationally recognized LGBTQ thought leader. He is the host of the Out Entrepreneur podcast which offers mentorship to LGBTQ entrepreneurs!

In this episode, Rhodes talks about the support he has received from his parents in life and business, as well as he talks about how he is inspiring other entrepreneurs from around the world to take the leap in starting a business around what they are passionate in!

This is an episode filled with a ton of knowledge that you won’t want to miss!

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Jul 17, 2017

Episode 11 - Interview with Matt Marr

On this episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to talk Matt Marr. Matt aka Mattie is a podcaster, commercial actor, and a therapist all wrapped up into one. If Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres had a baby, raised by Dolly Parton, you would get an end result of Mattie Marr!

In this episode, Mattie talks about growing up in the south, his love for Wonder Woman, and how he is using his love for youth and leadership to change and inspire the LGBTQ community as we know it.

This is an episode filled with laughter and inspiration for all, and it’s definitely an episode you won’t want to miss!

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Jul 9, 2017

Episode 10: 

On this episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to talk Ellie Jones. Ellie is a 23 year old master's degree student in England with a passion for equipping others with coping strategies and resilience to deal with life's challenges. Ellie is conducting research on coping mechanisms and resilience within the LGBTQIA+ community for her Master’s program and results will be available in August 2017.

On this episode, you will learn more about Ellie and her journey of overcoming stigmas and labels put on society. Ellie shares with us how she is inspiring others to live through gratitude and how it’s helping her change the world!

This is a very inspiring episode you won’t want to miss!


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