‘Below The Desk Information’ V Spehar Picks Their Favourite Satisfaction Month Songs – Hollywood Life

‘Below The Desk Information’ V Spehar Picks Their Favourite Satisfaction Month Songs – Hollywood Life


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It’s Satisfaction Month! All through June, HollywoodLife is celebrating with The Sound Of Satisfaction, the place celebs and stars of the LBGTQ+ group decide songs for the last word 2023 Satisfaction Month playlist. It’s the proper soundtrack to planning your Satisfaction celebration, researching methods to shield LGBTQ+ rights, or studying concerning the historical past of Satisfaction Month. Right now, the award-winning host of @underthedesknews, V Spehar, shares their choice for the playlist.

Staying up to the mark whereas underneath the desk (Gerry Szymanski @gerryszymanski)

“I believe Satisfaction generally is a little troublesome for some of us,” V Spehar, the award-winning host of Below The Desk Information, tells HollywoodLife. With the identical perspective and candor that has earned @UnderTheDeskNews greater than three million followers on-line, V acknowledges that Satisfaction Month might be bittersweet. Typically, it appears like the remainder of the world has created this field, this June month, because the time we’re ‘allowed’ to be celebrated,” they are saying. “I have fun being queer and queer of us all 12 months spherical.”

V’s celebration contains monitoring all of the legislative assaults on LGBTQ+ rights throughout America so their thousands and thousands of followers don’t develop complacent by ignorance. It additionally means sharing constructive tales from the LGBTQ+ group whereas breaking down the day’s happenings. Inside a number of years of launching @underthedesknews, V has change into a trusted journalistic supply, which noticed them work with the Los Angeles Occasions, former president Barack Obama, President Joe Biden, and extra notable figures to tell Millennials/GenZ whereas additionally pushing for larger civic participation. V has additionally launched the V Attention-grabbing podcast with Lemonade Media, providing extra in-depth evaluation of the larger tales of the day. V additionally speaks with some very attention-grabbing company, like Hank Inexperienced, Ashley McBryde, and Pete Buttigieg.


If youre an ally, and even simply stand in opposition to hate please preserve elevating your voice we’d like you! #glaad #satisfaction #june #loveislove #kindness @glaad

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The work has thrust V into the highlight. They have been nominated for a 2023 GLAAD Media Award for Excellent Podcast. In addition they accepted the 2023 Webby’s Particular Achievement Award for “their articulate and concise, however unabridged reporting, and for methodically balancing constructive information with extra solemn headlines.” In any case, @UnderTheDeskNews is about being the “constructive aspect of #NewsTok,” serving to to supply the tales sans the fearmongering usually discovered by different media shops.

V will even discover the constructive aspect of the sophisticated challenge that’s Satisfaction Month. After they stroll within the Buffalo and New York Satisfaction parades, they inform HL they’ll be “looking to the gang to remind myself of the varied and resilient folks we’re, and holding area for the oldsters who discover satisfaction a little bit hearbreak-y too.”

They will even ensure that to have some enjoyable, too. They embrace that with their picks for The Sound of Satisfaction playlist, as you’ll learn under.

Ashley McBryde, “Brenda Put Your Bra On”

“It’s only a BANGER of a traditional fashion nation tune, the lyrics simply crack me up, and as an individual who usually has to report some actually dangerous information, it’s enjoyable to dwell within the ‘trailerville’ with Ashley and gawk on the neighbors’ drama which one way or the other. Makes the world really feel proper [laughs].”

Delanie Leclerc, “So Many Methods”

“A really lovely, kinda hopeful love tune. Nice for a summer time street journey or to sing to your summer time crush. My spouse wrote and carried out the string preparations on that observe, so it holds a little bit EXTRA summer time love vibes for me.”

Chappel Roan, “Pink Wine Supernova”

“EVERYTHING to like, the lyrics are sizzling because the Fourth of July, and the beat is retro kinda 80s? It’s brilliant, it’s enjoyable, it’s not on the mainstream’s radar but, so get forward of the crowds!”

ABBA, “Dancing Queen”

“Y’all… I’m a dancing queen, I’m a brilliant trooper, I’m not a lot for EDM or trendy dance music. I’m perpetually a disco diva all day, day-after-day.”

Editor’s Word: We added “Dancing Queen” right here, although as V factors out, any ABBA is nice to your playlist. 

Further Solutions

“Typically.. I’ll have SuperTramp, Veruca Salt, Dolly Parton’s Disco Albums, The Midnight, and this little native band referred to as Double Bike nobody is aware of however who DID write my wedding ceremony tune in rotation all summer time lengthy.”

V on the Webbys (James Hartley @hartleyphoto )

HollywoodLife: Going into Satisfaction 2023, how does this 12 months’s celebration really feel in comparison with final 12 months’s?  

V: I believe Satisfaction generally is a little troublesome for some of us. For me, Satisfaction month is about reflection and paying respects to the queer of us who got here earlier than and actually died combating for us to have the ability to exist. I can typically discover the highlight we get in June to be a bit intimidating, and sometimes, it appears like the remainder of the world has created this field, this June month, because the time that we’re ‘allowed’ to be celebrated. I have fun being queer, and queer of us, all 12 months spherical.

This 12 months is my FIRST 12 months marching in each the Buffalo Satisfaction Parade and NYC’s Satisfaction Parade. I’ll be looking to the gang to remind myself of the varied and resilient folks we’re and holding area for the oldsters who discover satisfaction a little bit hearbreak-y too.

Satisfaction is a time to have fun unsung heroes. Is there anybody you’d prefer to see get some extra of the highlight this 12 months?  

The Previous Gays from the small cities. The parents who simply…exist. Those who possibly weren’t activists, didn’t lead marches, didn’t change into well-known, however relatively merely lived a life filled with quiet queerness. The older of us you see on that very same barstool on the itty-bitty homosexual bar that may very well be fifty miles from their dwelling, however they present up each Friday to be part of the group. The reward they’ve given youthful generations just by being homosexual, exhibiting up, and dwelling – that’s price an entire lot to me. The shy gays deserve their flowers too!


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Do you might have a reminiscence of Satisfaction Months previous that you just’d prefer to share? 

I used to attend tables in NYC, and the restaurant I labored at was RIGHT off the parade route, so each June, it was VERY profitable to work brunch. Again in 2009, the ICONIC Amanda Lepore got here in with a number of mates for a chew, and I received to attend on her and the group. I spilled a complete tray of Champagne on certainly one of her company – which truly turned out to be fairly fun, she was extremely gracious, much more lovely in individual than you possibly can think about, and tipped nicely [laughs]. THAT was a terrific Satisfaction Day!

What do you might have deliberate for June (and the remainder of 2023?)  

Tons deliberate! I’ve received Buffalo Satisfaction Parade, the place I’ll be marching with the Buffalo Payments and handing out youngsters’s books with the Rainbow Dads’ VidCon is towards the top of the month, and that’s good spot to have fun and meet different queer creators; NYC Satisfaction on June 25 and a WHOLE LOTTA company talking gigs which I actually like to do; serving to of us navigate their relationship to queerness, and change into higher allies!? All day day-after-day, that’s what I’m most proud to do.

Do you might have a Satisfaction 2023 message to share with the HollywoodLife viewers?  

You’re gonna be okay. Keep in mind to breathe. Know the battles in opposition to bigotry and hate we face at this time are battles we have now received by enormous margins in a long time previous. We’re many, they’re few. I’ll preserve combating for you. You simply preserve believing in your self and switch the music up!

Preserve checking HollywoodLife all through June for extra entries in The Sound of Satisfaction and extra Satisfaction Month protection. 


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