In a time when we cannot physically be together, On the Mic is a chance to connect with the LGBTQ+ travel community no matter where you are in the world. Hosted by the fabulous James Barr (@imjamesbarr), PROUD Experiences' podcast is a celebration of differences, sharing the mic with amazing people from across LGBTQ+ communities whilst forging new, inclusive relationships with wonderful travel destinations across the globe.
PROUD on the Mic
About our series
Episode Four (Part 2)
Episode Four (Part 1)
The Queer Travel Guide
Kicking off our second season with what we’re calling The Queer Travel Guide... Here's the T, if you’re not including LGBTQ+ people in your marketing, you're out of touch as a brand.
The person that actually wrote the book on LGBT Tourism and Hospitality, Ed has worked in LGBTQ tourism and hospitality in just about every capacity imaginable!
Hannah served as an officer of the British Army, becoming the highest-ranking transgender soldier, and as an advocate for LGBT rights was awarded an MBE in 2019.
Jake is an international multi-award-winning director, writer and actor based in London known for his roles in ’The Danish Girl' and ‘Colette’, and for viral hit ‘Headspace’.
An Englishman in São Paulo, Simon is PROUD Experiences' fabulous Event Director and a great believer in the power of travel to open minds and drive change.
From innovating as President & CEO of Leading Hotels to vacationing with her wife and two children, Shannon is the bridge between luxury and LGBTQ+ travel.
Raquel is a Black transgender activist, writer and media strategist dedicated to elevating the dignity of marginalized people, particularly transgender women of colour.
Credited for the continued innovation of Manchester Pride Festival, as CEO, Mark focuses all his energy in to the charity which campaigns for LGBT+ equality.
“I sometimes struggle with Pride Month. Pride is not for a month. Pride is all year long. Pride is always.”
“I want people to lean into discomfort; comfort is a privilege, and a lot of people have been feeling discomfort for a long time.”
Open your mind
Explore new ideas and create future innovations.