The Queer Spirit Podcast

Episode 3:
Queer Introverts & Quiet Gays
with Josh Hersh


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Josh Hersh is an entrepreneur, writer, seeker, and curator of community. Over the years, he’s focused on creating mindful, heart-centered spaces for queer people, such as The Thoughtful Gay Man and queeret (pronounced queer-it), a global community for queer introverts. He believes in the power of belonging and connection as a means to bring healing and a sense of togetherness to queer communities.


Episode Highlights

  • Josh Shares his inspiration to start social events for queer introverts after watching the Hannah Gadsby special and her asking, “Where do the quiet gays go?
  • Nick & Josh discuss the difference between introverts, extroverts and ambiverts, and what kind of environments they feel most comfortable in; and misconceptions about introverts being shy, anxious or loners.
  • The process of self-discovery and self-acceptance of being an introvert, and the challenges of that identity in the larger queer culture.
  • Josh talks about being sober curious, and bringing in the additional aspect of sobriety to his Queeret social gatherings.
  • He describes the different events that Queeret produces, such as Qalm and Book Qlub.


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