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Behind the Brick - Episode 5: What’s it like to be gay on Miami’s campus?

"What’s it like to be gay on Miami’s campus?" is the fifth episode of The Miami Student's podcast, Behind the Brick, which is released on Fridays every two weeks.

The inspiration behind the series is to explore unfiltered parts of life at Miami University that aren’t so glamorous — the slices of college life that can't be scrolled by on Instagram or showcased through Snapchat stories.

In this episode your host, Julia Plant, talks with seniors Shelby Fyre and Alex Jimenez about what it's like to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community at Miami University. Shelby and Alex both identify as gay and talk about what it's like to come out and go out on Miami's campus — which they consider conservative in nature — as well as navigating through dating apps and stereotypes/misconceptions about being lesbian and gay.

This podcast was produced and edited by Julia Plant, with supervising production by Ceili Doyle, narration by Julia Plant and music from YouTube's FreeMusic channel.



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