Ep 120 Interview Dr. Dianna Grayer – Private Lives Private Lies

In this episode of The Queer Life radio show Kaiya Kramer interviews Dr. Dianna Grayer about her upcoming play Private Lives, Private Lies which focuses on LGBTQ stories. In the second hour we discuss LGBTQ current events and news from Chechnya gay concentration camps to the current developments on banning same sex marriage in the United States.

This show aired live at 6 pm Pacific on Friday April 14th, 2017

Dr. Dianna Grayer

Dianna Grayer began writing creatively in the early 90’s while earning her Masters in Counseling at SSU. Her passion for writing about empowerment and things that are deeply felt continues. She is a marriage and family therapist and earned her Doctorate in Psychology. She has published 6 children’s books, a poetry book and journaling book, both with accompanying CDs.

Dianna says that this play is her most important work thus far. She wants to help people understand the struggles of the LGBTQ community and wants to encourage the LGBTQ community to value, honor, and Be their true selves! She hopes that people can become more empathic, compassionate and accepting of others as the struggles portrayed in this play affects people of all walks of life!

Private Lives, Private Lies

Dr. Grayer says, “Private Lives Private Lies explores relationship discord, addiction, discrimination, and rejection in the lives of 8 LGBTQ people – the struggles they face and the joy that comes from being authentic and free. It is educational, therapeutic, hopeful, and entertaining, and pulls from every emotional realm, including love and laughter!” Playwright Dianna L Grayer’s motivation for writing this play was to bring LGBTQ relationship dynamics to life while tackling some of the issues behind the masks that everyone wears – LGBTQ or straight.

Second Hour: LGBT News and Perspectives

Thanks for listening!

-Kaiya Kramer
Host of The Queer Life Radio Show


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3 Comments

  1. Sarah Williams on April 19, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I think I heard you say that non-binary people use Ze as a pronoun. While I’m sure some do the ones I know use they. Except for my kid who either prefers no pronoun or she depending on how the kid(currently) she is feeling.

    • Kaiya on April 21, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Hi Sarah, thanks for the comment. Some non-binary do indeed use Ze/Zhir/Zhey pronouns, they/them is something I’ve come across more in usage. Sounds like your kid is already on it and working it out for themselves. Whenever a person is switching between pronouns, it’s because they’re struggling with which pronoun they prefer for themselves, and the pronoun that’ll be easiest for them to deal with society. I wish you and your child the best of luck, love, and acceptance.

      • Sarah Williams on April 24, 2017 at 3:20 pm

        Thanks!

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