Under The Brolly
Under The Brolly is your monthly dose of all things rainbow, with generous splash of love with a big hug. Bringing your a community focused education and wellbeing show, produced by Reading Pride's MyUmbrella LGBT+ volunteer-led project to raise awareness of the various LGBT+ identities and highlighting important days and weeks in the calendar.
If you are interested in joining the show or have a burning question you would like us to answer, please contact us.
Season 2 brings the same education and wellbeing focus of the last season with new host Hannah Phillips, a popular trans YouTuber. Premiering every second Sunday of the month at 7pm across Facebook and YouTube.
EP01: Trans Day of VisibilityDate Published: Sun, 21st Mar 2021, 07:00pm
Under The Brolly is back for a second series with new host Hannah Phillips. This month we are covering Trans Visibility Day with founders of T&Coffee – Trans Network, Jason Potts and Samantha Howard followed by Chair of Progress Theatre Steph Dewar discussing their upcoming play "Rotterdam".
EP02: Lesbian Visibility Day & World Autism DayDate Published: Sun, 11th Apr 2021, 07:00pm
On this months episode our host Hannah Phillips talks to Debbie Brixey, VP of Membership at InterPride covering Lesbian Visibility Week and the current lesbian flags in circulation followed by Rachel & Ian Cotton from Reading Autistic Pride to talk about World Autism Day.
We thank Georgey Payne for granting us permission to use anti-bullying charity single "It Does Get Better" by "The L Project" to close the show.
EP03: Pan/Agender Awareness, IDAHOBIT, LGBT+ DFV Day, World Mental Health WeekDate Published: Sun, 23rd May 2021, 07:00pm
"Slightly later than billed, our host Hannah Phillips takes us through Pan Awareness Day; Agender Pride Day; International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia; LGBT+ Domestic & Family Violence Day with Jamie Dewson a Support Officer at Support U; and finally World Mental Health Week with Lucy Hart a PWP Clinical Lead at Talking Therapies.
We are also joined by Nicolette Street a singer-songwriter who has performed at Reading Pride for many years and also wrote charity single ""Sticks & Stones"" in 2011."
EP04: Pride Month 2021Date Published: Sun, 13th Jun 2021, 07:00pm
It's June which can mean only one thing, Pride Month! Our host Hannah Phillips talks about what it is and the events that lead up to it such as the Stonewall Riots, Lesbian's and Gay's Support the Miners (LGSM) with three special guests: Reading Pride's CEO, Martin Cooper; Chair of Oxford Pride Zayna Ratty; and Founder/Director of Weston-super-Mare Pride and Inclusions Officer at the UK Pride Organisers Network, Nigel Briers.
Whilst June is a month of celebration, it is also a time to reflect on all the lives lost through to intolerance and hate such as bombing of the Admiral Duncan in 1999, the mass-shooting at Orlando Pulse Nightclub in 2016 and much more close to home remembering Joe, James and David who we lost last year in Forbury Gardens, this section between 39m and 53m comes with a trigger warning.
Finally Nigel has some news about some big changes at the UK Pride Organisers Network.
We thank Reading International Solidarity Centre for allowing us to use their room to record this episode.
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 we felt that it was more important than ever to stay connected and entertained to stay positive and maintain a healthy mind with all Pride events in Summer 2020 cancelled, we know that many of you felt that a major part of your social life has been affected.
So while we may not have been able to run our workshops or attend our stalls like normal, we have decided to bring you the next best thing! Our hard-working volunteers streaming Under The Brolly, LIVE! Discussing all things LGBT+, identities, issues, shared experiences and interact with you lovely, lovely people.
EP01: Introduction to Podcast SeriesDate Published: Sun, 12th Apr 2020, 07:00pm
For our first episode we talk about the new podcast series, why we're doing it and introduce each team member.
EP02: Lesbian Visibility WeekDate Published: Sun, 26th Apr 2020, 07:00pm
For our second episode we focus on Lesbian Visibility Week, taking place 20-26 April with Lorna McArdle, Reading's most famous lesbian and co-CEO of Support U as our special guest.
EP03: Agenda Pride Day & IDAHOBITDate Published: Sun, 10th May 2020, 08:00pm
For our third episode we focus on Agender Pride Day, taking place on 19th May 2020, alongside IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia), taking place on 17th May 2020.
EP04: Pan Visibility DayDate Published: Sun, 24th May 2020, 07:00pm
For our fourth episode we talk about Pan sexual/romantic visibility day, why this is important including celebrating team member's Kerry's birthday.
We will also have special guest Zayna Ratty [Chair of Oxford Pride] joining us throughout the show.
EP05: Remembering the Pulse Orlando ShootingDate Published: Sun, 7th Jun 2020, 07:00pm
For our fifth episode we remember the people killed and wounded in a mass shooting inside Pulse. It sent a shockwave touching the hearts and souls of LGBT+ people across the world.
On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a mass shooting inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States. Orlando Police Department officers shot and killed him after a three-hour standoff.
On 18th June 2016 the MyUmbrella team in it's very first year of operation with support from the trustees put on a vigil at Reading Town Hall Square.
EP06: Pride Month & Stonewall RiotsDate Published: Sun, 21st Jun 2020, 07:00pm
For our sixth episode for Pride Month we discuss the different variations of the Pride flag and the history behind them including the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots [27th June] with special guest Paul John Desson-Baxter [trustee at Coventry Pride].
EP07: Non-Binary DayDate Published: Sun, 5th Jul 2020, 07:00pm
For our seventh episode we discuss Non-Binary Day [14th July] joined with special guest Phoenix Stewart from Swindon and Wiltshire Pride.
EP08: International Drag DayDate Published: Sun, 19th Jul 2020, 07:00pm
For our eighth episode we discuss International Drag Day with some special guests throughout the show.
EP09: World Hepatitis DayDate Published: Sun, 2nd Aug 2020, 07:00pm
For our ninth episode we will be joined by Aaron and Alex from Blood Equality Wales to talk about World Hepatitis Day, as well as the usual mix of fun facts, flags and giggles!
EP10: Lockdown ReflectionsDate Published: Sun, 16th Aug 2020, 07:00pm
For our tenth episode we will be reflecting on lockdown and also celebrating co-founder Christina's birthday along with the usual mix of fun facts, flags and giggles!
EP11: Kink, Fetish & Safer SexDate Published: Sun, 13th Sep 2020, 07:00pm
After having a short break to recharge our batteries the team are back with Episode 11 of Under The Brolly LIVE! For this episode we have special guest Thumper from Animagi.
EP12: Bi Visibility DayDate Published: Sun, 27th Sep 2020, 07:00pm
Tonight we will be discussing Bi Visibility Day with special guest the Zayna Ratty.
EP13: Asexual Awareness Week TakeoverDate Published: Sat, 25th Jan 2020, 07:00pm
Steve, Thom and Kerry take over the final episode of the season to celebrate all things ace with a lot of cake.
ShoutOut LGBT+ Radio Podcast
In 2019, Under The Brolly started out as an eight minute monthly podcast hosted and produced by Steve and Thom Winter-Gray for ShoutOut LGBT Radio and later made available on Spotify and iTunes.
PilotDate Published: Tue, 1st Jan 2019, 12:00am
Steve and Thom Winter-Gray introduce their new LGBT+ podcast.
EP01: Get Ready for LGBT+Date Published: Thu, 10th Jan 2019, 08:00pm
Steve and Thom Winter-Gray introduce their new LGBT+ podcast, including a breakdown of the 'alphabet soup' acronyms that are often used in the community.
EP02: Non-BinaryDate Published: Thu, 14th Feb 2019, 08:00pm
Steve and Thom Winter-Gray talk about non-binary including interviews from Trans Pride South West.
EP03: HomoromanticismDate Published: Thu, 14th Mar 2019, 08:00pm
Steve and Thom Winter-Gray talk about Homoromanticism and share their experiences as homoromantics in a relationship.
EP04: AutochorissexualismDate Published: Thu, 11th Apr 2019, 08:00pm
Steve and Thom Winter-Gray talk about Autochorissexualism.
EP05: Straight AlliesDate Published: Thu, 9th May 2019, 08:00pm
Steve and Thom Winter-Gray talk about Straight Allies.
EP06: Exeter Pride 2019Date Published: Thu, 13th Jun 2019, 08:00pm
Steve and Thom Winter-Gray talk about Exeter Pride 2019.
EP07: Pride Season, Part 1Date Published: Thu, 11th Jul 2019, 08:00pm
Steve Winter-Gray talk about the Pride Season so far 2019.
EP08: Pride Season, Part 2Date Published: Thu, 8th Aug 2019, 08:00pm
Steve Winter-Gray talk about the Pride Season so far 2019.
EP09: The Genderbread PersonDate Published: Thu, 12th Sep 2019, 08:00pm
Steve and Thom Winter-Gray talk about the Genderbread Person.
EP10: Awareness WeeksDate Published: Thu, 10th Oct 2019, 08:00pm
Steve Winter-Gray talk about the upcoming Awareness Weeks.
EP11: Trans Day of Remembrance 2019Date Published: Thu, 14th Nov 2019, 08:00pm
Steve Winter-Gray talks about the upcoming Transgender Day of Remembrance on the 20th November.
EP12: Mental Health HelplinesDate Published: Thu, 9th Apr 2020, 08:00pm
Steve Winter-Gray lists a number of mental health helplines after the country entering a national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
EP13: Self-Care with Daniel Browne at Warks PrideDate Published: Thu, 14th May 2020, 08:00pm
Steve Winter-Gray introduces Daniel Browne from Warwickshire Pride to talk about self-care.
EP14: Birthday MessageDate Published: Thu, 11th Jun 2020, 08:00pm
Steve Winter-Gray sends a birthday message to ShoutOut LGBT Radio
EP15: Non-Binary Day & IntersexDate Published: Thu, 9th Jul 2020, 08:00pm
Steve Winter-Gray talks about Non-Binary Day, Intersex and a special thank you to all the NHS.
EP16: Introducing Drag Diva LockdownDate Published: Thu, 13th Aug 2020, 08:00pm
Steve Winter-Gray talks to Paul Doble from Drag Diva Lockdown to discuss International Drag Day.
EP17: Bi Visibility DayDate Published: Thu, 10th Sep 2020, 08:00pm
Steve Winter-Gray talks about Bi Visibility Day