Welcome to the Gayborhood: Los Angeles and Melbourne
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Welcome to the Gayborhood: Los Angeles and Melbourne

Daniel and Garet dive into their experiences of Los Angeles and Melbourne as LGBTQIA+ individuals, discussing the differences in dating scenes, the concept of a "gaybourhood," and embracing authenticity in the modern world.

Join hosts Daniel and Garet as they unpack LGBTQ+ life in Los Angeles and Melbourne. Listen to personal stories, dating escapades, and experiences of self-acceptance. From navigating the search for Mr. Right (or Mr. Right Now) to exploring the idea of a "Modern Gay," it's as insightful as it is entertaining. Curious about life inside a "gayborhood?" Hear anecdotes from one-night-only gay bars, and compare the vibes of Melbourne and Los Angeles. Celebrate the courage of those living authentically, and join a playful debate on the better LGBTQ+ city: Melbourne or Los Angeles. Who'd be the mayor of their ideal gayborhood: Sasha Colby from RuPaul's Drag Race or the iconic Moira Rose from Schitt's Creek? And stay tuned for a teaser about next week's episode on artificial intelligence and its role in the LGBTQ+ online experience. Whether you're part of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, this lively episode promises entertainment, inspiration, and thought-provoking conversation.

Topics Covered:

  • Personal LGBTQ+ Experiences in LA
  • Exploring Melbourne's Gay Scene
  • Navigating Dating: Mr. Right vs. Mr. Right Now
  • Concept of the "Modern Gay"
  • One-Night-Only Gay Bars Anecdotes
  • Comparing LA's and Melbourne's Gayborhoods
  • Celebrating Authentic LGBTQ+ Lives


  • [00:22] Introduction to Our Story
  • [02:01] Daniel's first impressions of Los Angeles and Garet's childhood memories
  • [03:28] Dating in Los Angeles - Mr. Right vs Mr. Right Now
  • [06:05] Defining the "Modern Gay" and the importance of evolution and acceptance
  • [07:55] A cautionary tale about DIY dermatology
  • [12:02] Experiences at one-night-only gay bars
  • [14:27] Comparing Melbourne's and Los Angeles' vibes
  • [17:31] Defining a "gayborhood" and its importance in the LGBTQ+ community
  • [20:20] Celebrating hidden gems and rubies - those living authentically
  • [21:12] Melbourne vs. Los Angeles showdown
  • [26:46] Mayor of the gayborhood: Sasha Colby vs Moira Rose
  • [28:19] Teaser for next week's episode on AI and its perception of the queer community
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Modern Gays Podcast Season 1