A regional daily has launched new podcast aimed at celebrating its patch’s LGBT community.
Queer Liverpool is hosted by Liverpool Echo reporters Josh Parry and Emilia Bona, with the aim of covering “all things queer” with a “distinctly Scouse voice”.
The first three episodes of the weekly podcast have already been recorded, with topics covered including coming out as a gay person, as well as the history, and future, of Liverpool’s gay scene.
One episode, run in conjunction with Liverpool football podcast The Anfield Wrap, discusses why there are currently no ‘out’ players in the Premier League.
In a joint statement following the show’s launch, Josh and Emilia said: “We’re so excited to launch Queer Liverpool – and we’re really proud that the Liverpool Echo has put their name to it too.
“The podcast is going to cover everything from what it’s like coming out in Liverpool, to why there are no ‘out’ Premier League footballers.
“We’re hoping to give everyone a voice and we’re looking for guests who have stories they want to tell.
“The initial response has been overwhelmingly positive and people seem genuinely excited about the podcast.
“A lot of people have commented on how pleased they are their regional newspaper is backing a podcast that celebrates our city’s diversity.”
People can subscribe to the podcast, which is available on iTunes and on a number of apps, here.