About Permission

Permission is a podcast and blog that discusses pressing issues faced by LGBTQ+ individuals of every race, creed and gender. As a safe and open platform for discussion, PERMISSION seeks to create epic change by opening minds and uniting communities. Join the fight by adding your voice to the discussion.


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Dain Evans

Creator and Host

A transplant to Brooklyn from the Midwest, Dain has been an advocate for change since the beginning. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Documentary Film Producing, he continued this work at organizations that shared this mission, including Kartemquin Films, creators of Hoop Dreams and The Interrupters, POV, a documentary series on PBS, Film Sprout, the community outreach powerhouse behind The Invisible War and The Hunting Ground, and UnionDocs, a non-fiction community arts organization. He continues this passion as the founder and host of Permission, a blog and podcast encouraging “no apologies” in the LGBTQ+ world. 

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Jo Lee

Creative Director

With a smile on their face, Jo Lee would say that life has been the best voice teacher and determination taught them how to write, compose and produce. Born and raised in Brooklyn before the Great Hipster Diaspora, if there was an opportunity for them to creative, they pushed it as far as they could.

In combination with detailed vocal performances, they take advantage of technology and programming to get the music out of their head. Growing up in a church with a Grammy-winning gospel choir and an affinity for music with soul, groove and passion, they spent a few years cultivating their sound and is ready to let the world hear it. They pray that anyone who takes their time to listen will be entertained and come out of it feeling like they are born a winner.

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Chris Justine


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