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Coming Out Stories
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Divina de Campo
Divina de Campo “If ever there was a little queerdo kid – it was me” Star of The Voice and runner-up in the first ever Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK, Divina de Campo talks about coming out as gay and then non-binary and offers some great advice on WHEN to come out. Presented by @EmmaGoswell Find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod
28 minutes | 4 months ago
"I accidentally texted my mum instead of my boyfriend" Phil is a pilot, originally from South Africa. A mix up with a text message nearly made him come out before he was ready. He talks about growing up gay in South Africa and what it was like to be gay whilst living in the Middle East Find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod
28 minutes | 5 months ago
“My brother found out my secret when he opened my post” Rachel identifies as being “partially gender-fluid” or a “cross dresser” In the 1980s she used to order clothes and shoes from what was then called a “transvestite catalogue”
25 minutes | 5 months ago
Owain Wyn Evans
“My straight brother took me to gay bars, to make sure I was safe” TV weather presenter and celebrity drummer Owain Wyn Evans, found that his parents took some time to understand that he was gay, as they didn’t know any other LGBTQ+ people. But it was his brother’s reaction that really surprised him. Find us on Instagram @comingoutstoriespod
25 minutes | 6 months ago
“If I could turn back time and come out as trans at 20, then I would. Waiting nearly killed me” Kayden is a queer trans man, who first came out as a lesbian at the age of 15. He didn’t realise he was trans until he was 20, but it then took him ten long hard years to finally become the man he is today.
23 minutes | 6 months ago
“She asked me if I was gay and I just said “Yes!” I couldn’t believe I had actually said it” Jessie grew up in Essex and struggled to come out as a lesbian at school, until a very fateful trip to London and the nightclub Heaven. Follow us! Twitter: @comeoutstories Instagram: comingoutstoriespod
24 minutes | 7 months ago
"I reclaimed the words bullies used to throw at me for being gay" Successful make up artist Patrick grew up in Northern Ireland where he was relentlessly bullied for being gay. Follow us! Twitter: @comeoutstories Instagram: comingoutstoriespod
25 minutes | 7 months ago
Tim Sigsworth MBE
“I ran away from home and found my queer family” Tim Sigsworth MBE is the Chief Executive of the Albert Kennedy Trust. Like a lot of the young people he now helps, Tim had a very hard time coming out as his family were far from understanding. After coming out of a coma in 2016, Tim realised who his true family really were Follow us! Twitter: @comeoutstories Instagram: comingoutstoriespod
26 minutes | 8 months ago
“I never thought I would have the courage to tell my parents who I am" Asifa Lahore is Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen. She now identifies as a trans woman, but first came out as a gay man. She really struggled coming out and was even pressured to get into an arranged marriage Follow us! Twitter: @comeoutstories Instagram: comingoutstoriespod
28 minutes | 8 months ago
“I will never forget the dead look in my mother’s eyes when I told her” Writer, broadcaster and political commentator Iain Dale didn’t come out until later in life. He does have some regrets about waiting for so long, but once he did as he puts it “There was absolutely no going back!” Follow us! Twitter: @comeoutstories Instagram: comingoutstoriespod
13 minutes | 8 months ago
Ed is a writer and LGBT+ travel expert Boston. He kept his sexuality a secret until he was inspired to come out by other LGBT+ students at Harvard
25 minutes | 9 months ago
Poet, comedian and theatre maker Jackie Hagan identifies as bisexual, or queer. She has a very unique list of her first childhood crushes!
30 minutes | 9 months ago
Oscar grew up in Trinidad and identifies as trans masculine, but non binary. In terms of his sexuality he identifies as pansexual. Supressing the urge to transition for 20 years had a huge impact on his mental health.
21 minutes | 10 months ago
Kate McCabe is a stand up comedian. She grew up in Pensylvania, but then went to University in New York City, where despite having a gay best friend you will never believe who she chose to come out to first…
21 minutes | 10 months ago
A story that really proves it’s never too late to come out. Naomi is a film maker and lives in Berlin, but grew up in South Africa and Namibia. She was married to man for 23 years before coming out.
22 minutes | a year ago
Lev AC Rosen is an author. He grew up in a liberal household in New York in the 1990s. He didn’t feel he should have to come out as gay, because straight people don’t have to come out as straight! He never could have guessed his mother’s reaction!
24 minutes | a year ago
Yvy De Luca is the author of the memoir “Tainted Beauty” She identifies as an Indian trans woman, who is also a pansexual She really struggled to come out in the Muslim community of 1990s Blackburn and for a while, led a double life.
21 minutes | a year ago
Matthew Schaffer is an actor, dancer, choreographer and author. He’s so out and proud he’s written a book called “Dancing Out of the Closet” . He wasn't always so proud though, and lived in the closet for years, worried his sexuality would ruin his career and friendships.
22 minutes | a year ago
JJ, or Jessie, is a gas fitter from Manchester who is happily married to a woman and has two children. But they identify as non-binary or gender fluid and were terrified they would lose their family when they came out.
20 minutes | a year ago
Matthew Diebler is a filmmaker and TV producer (listen to find out more about his lesbian horror movie!) who lives in LA, but growing up in rural Ohio he had a terrible time at school.
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