The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️🌈 have a chat with Quinn Fontaine, an out trans guy comedian who talks about recovery from abuse and multiple addiction issues in his one-man show. We met Quinn at the book launch and signing for LGBTQ of Steel produced by Jan Dee Gordon and were very interested in chatting with him about his journey. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
About Quinn Fontaine
Quinn Fontaine is an out and proud TRANSguy who has a background in all things expressive [standup, sketch and improvisational comedy, installation work and found object sculpture].
He began his studies in Communications Media at Simmons College in Boston and continued his education studying Performance/Video at the California College of the Arts in Oakland. Fontaine went on to star in the independent feature, Some Prefer Cake. He also co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred with the sketch comedy troupe Nude Coffee, playing venues throughout the United States and Europe, most notably Edinburgh’s International Fringe Festival. Fontaine’s first-ever one-person show, LEARNING TO STAY, was selected for a fellowship with The Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. Fontaine’s second solo show aptly titled KATHLEEN FONTAINE: THE MAN, THE MYSTERY!, played to sold-out audiences.
His book, HUNG LIKE A SEAHORSE: A Real-Life Transgender Adventure of Tragedy, Comedy and Recovery , is an International Bestseller. The companion piece, his solo show HUNG LIKE A SEAHORSE: the show + tell version, has gotten rave reviews and is in pre-production for an upcoming US National Tour.
About Hung Like a Seahorse
We each have a story, and we are not our story. So many of us get trapped by thinking we are less than others or unlovable or that we should not be taking up space altogether. This book will remind you that you are here for a reason. Quinn tells about the nitty-gritty of his journey of healing work to recover from childhood trauma and multiple addictions and his full acceptance of being transgender.
In this book you will:
• Read How Quinn Gets Through the Tough Times
• Gain a Sense of Freedom to Be Who You Truly Are
• Feel Inspired and Encouraged to Shine Your Light More Brightly
• Learn How to Set Yourself Free and Give Others Permission to Do the Same
• Discover Ways to Share Your Beautiful, Ever-Evolving Authentic Self With the World
In our second segment, we chat about a couple of books we both have read recently. Ben read Out of Body by Suzanne Brockmann and Keith read The Shoreless Sea by J. Scott Coatsworth. We also highlight recent articles posted to the tggeeks.com in the past week. As always we have our birthdays and we have the ever-popular feedback segment.
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Show Notes / Links:
- TG Geeks Episode 241
- TG Geeks Episode 242
- TG Geeks Episode 243
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- Fanbase Press Announces QUINCE: THE DEFINITIVE BILINGUAL EDITION and NUCLEAR POWER in Celebration of Its 10th Anniversary
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- Andrea’s Angle | Maleficent: Mistress of Evil: Stunningly Beautiful
- Ben’s “Gay” Breakdown | Where Love is an Out Of Body Experience
- News Sushi #84: Morsels of News from Japan and Beyond
- Ben’s Breakdown | Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival Review
- The Arkle Times Post Dispatch News – The Human Arkle on Twitter @arkle — Be sure to take a look at Arkle’s other venture: Arkle Studios presents Shameless Cash Grab
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