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25th January 2023

Day

It took me all night to garner the courage but at sunrise, I came out to her


Day is an artist and writer from California.

He identifies as a gay man and is passionate about the power of rituals.

You can find out more about Day here and more about his book Hello, goodbye. 75 rituals for times of loss, celebration and change.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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11th January 2023

Mark

Because I only heard the term in the playground,  I used to think "gay" meant someone who was bad at sports.


Mark Chesnut is an award-winning travel writer based in New York City.
He is also the author of the memoir Prepare for Departure: Notes on a Single Mother, a Misfit Son, Inevitable Mortality and the Enduring Allure of Frequent Flyer Miles

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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28th December 2022

Yo Yo

I grew up where it was illegal to be gay.  I had to write love letters to my girlfriend in code


Meet Yo Yo,  a lesbian from Malaysia, where it's illegal to be gay.  She nearly got caught when a love letter she wrote to her girlfriend was opened.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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14th December 2022

Andrew

I don't want to be hemmed into a box.  I've done that for so many years.

Meet Andrew from Brighton, who once considered himself a "gay man" and now identifies as a "queer person".    


Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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30th November 2022

Jennie

"So many people knew they were gay from a young age, but that's just not my story""

Jennie Guay is an author who had only ever dated men when she moved from Canada to England in her late 20s.

After deciding to explore her sexuality, she set her dating profile to "seeking women" and changed her life.

Jennie's book "Howie Blend: Playdate Adventures with Family and Friends" is available here and at all good bookshops.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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16th November 2022

Jaxon

 My Dad joked "What's wrong?  Are you pregnant? Are you getting a puppy?  You're not trans are you...?"

Happy Trans Awareness Week! 

To celebrate, we'd love you to meet Prison Officer Jaxon, a trans man from Wigan in the north of England, and hear his uplifting story.

Please note:  Jaxon is very honest about his mental health and this episode contains discussions of suicide.


Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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2nd November 2022

Rob

 “I tried so hard to change who I was.  I changed the way I dressed, the way I spoke and even the way I walked.  I didn’t feel safe being myself.”

Rob is a travel expert, who you may well have seen on TV in the UK, on shows like Rip Off Britain and Morning Live.  

He identifies as gay and despite choosing to wear dresses and asking to be called “Sally” for much of his childhood, his mum still told him she had ‘no idea’ when he came out.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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19th October 2022

Serena

When I came out to my 9 year old son, he said “Mammy, that’s very brave of you”

Meet Serena, from Ireland, who came out as a lesbian later in life, just before she was due to marry the father of her two children.

Serena’s story comes with a pretty big twist at the end…

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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11th October 2022

Happy National Coming Out Day!

October 11 is National Coming Out Day in the UK and to celebrate, we've put together a very special episode just for you!

In this instalment hear from three of our previous guests talk about how their lives have changed and moved on since we last spoke and we also discuss questions like;

Why do we still need to come out?  (Straight people don't do it!)

Is there ever an argument for not coming out?

How important  are allies from outside the LGBTQ+ community when you're coming out?

What can we do to help made the world a better place for trans and non binary people especially?

What advice do we have for people thinking of coming out?

Any words of advice for parents/carers/friends who are on the receiving end of someone coming out to them?

Many thanks to Claire, Divina de Campo, and Richie! 

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production







Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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5th October 2022

“From the time I was a young kid, I always felt really connected to being both male and female” 

The first episode of our brand-new season belongs to a non-binary icon!  Broadcaster Paris Munro actually has a couple of coming out stories, firstly as a lesbian, then as non-binary.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

28th September 2022

It's been a long busy summer, but we're back with a brand new season of Coming Out Stories!  
We can't wait to share new stories with you, from fabulous folk from all over the world.

We've spoken to  people from England, Ireland, Malaysia, India, Australia, America and more!

Do follow now, to make sure you don't miss an episode and we'd love to hear from you! Get in touch with your story or just to say hi! Hello@comingoutstoriespodcast.com

New season launches October 5

Emma and Sam 
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Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production




Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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27th September 2022

Ahead of a brand new season, we’re celebrating some of our favourite episodes!

Oskar

“I take the view with my trans identity, that unless you’re going to get into my pants, I’m not really interested in coming out to you”  

Oskar grew up in Trinidad and identifies as trans masculine, but non binary.  In terms of their sexuality, they identify as pansexual.  Suppressing the urge to transition for 20 years had a huge impact on their mental health.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

26th September 2022

Ahead of a brand new season, we’re celebrating some of our favourite episodes!

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 Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

 

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

25th September 2022

Ahead of a brand new season, we’re celebrating some of our favourite episodes!

Angela and Lucia 

“Doctors tried to give me a lobotomy because I was gay”  

Two absolutely incredible women tell their coming out stories and also stories of being lesbian activists in Manchester in the 1970s and how the Gay Liberation Front changed the lives of LGBT people across the country.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

 

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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24th September 2022

Jacob

“Before I go into a public toilet I have to think: is there anyone in there who could hurt me?”  

In a beautifully honest interview Jacob talks about coming out to themselves and then to their family, just four weeks before this interview.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

 

 

 

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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23rd September 2022

Ahead of a brand new season, we’re celebrating some of our favourite episodes!

Asad

“Before you come out, you assume the worst of the people you love.  That’s really hard” 

Asad grew up in a British Pakistani Muslim household and feared the worst when coming out to his parents.  So much so, he packed a bag and had a friend wait outside in his car, ready to escape.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

22nd September 2022

Ahead of a brand new season, we’re celebrating some of our favourite episodes!

JJ

“I was scared to tell my wife how good it felt to wear a dress” 

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.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

 

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

21st September 2022

Ahead of a brand new season, we’re celebrating some of our favourite episodes!

Dean

“I remember regularly being called a fa**ot at just 9 years old” 

In this episode, actor and BBC Radio 1 presenter Dean McCullough talks about growing up as "Gay Dean" in Belfast in the 90s and 00s 

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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4th May 2022

Tracey

“I came home to find my son on the sofa with his school friend.  I could feel the chemistry between them.  It was a real lightbulb moment for me”

It’s the final episode of our “Meet the Parents” season, where you’ve been hearing from the families of LGBTQIA+ folks about their experiences of having a child come out to them.

On this episode, meet Tracey, mum to Jake, who came out to her at 12, although he wasn’t sure how to identify.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

 

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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20th April 2022

Des

“When my sons first came out, I had to re-evaluate the ideas I had held about the lives they would lead. That took time"

On this season of Coming Out Stories, we’re going to “Meet the Parents!”

Over the next six episodes, you’ll hear to hear from the families of LGBTQIA+ folks about their experiences of having a child come out to them.

On this episode, meet Des, dad to not one, but two gay sons.

He now has a "Proud Father" t-shirt that he wears to Pride, but admits he did struggle when his sons first came out.

Des now volunteers for https://www.fflag.org.uk/

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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6th April 2022

Sarah

“I really wish as a family we’d had conversations about LGBT+ lives with all our children much earlier on”

On this season of Coming Out Stories, we’re going to “Meet the Parents!”

Over the next six episodes, you’ll hear to hear from the families of LGBTQIA+ folks about their experiences of having a child come out to them.

On this episode, meet Sarah, mum to the child she affectionately calls “Noots”

When Noots came out as trans, Sarah admits she “didn’t know what to say” and went on a personal journey of education, understanding and love.

Sarah now volunteers for https://www.fflag.org.uk/

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

 

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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23rd March 2022

Aruna
 
“He started crying and asked me 'mum, do you still love me?  Are you ashamed of me?' "

On this season of Coming Out Stories, we’re going to “Meet the Parents!”

Over the next six episodes, you’ll hear to hear from the families of LGBTQIA+ folks about their experiences of having a child come out to them.

On this episode, meet the supermum from Mumbai, Aruna.

She not only accepted her own son Abhishek coming out as gay, when it was still illegal in India, she went on to create an organisation helping parents across the world to embrace their LGBTQ+ children.

She was also the only parent to attend the first ever Mumbai Pride in 2008.

More on Aruna's organisation:
 
SWEEKAR THE RAINBOW PARENTS

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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9th March 2022

Marilyn “I didn’t realise they were both struggling with their sexuality, although looking back, all the signs were there”

On this season of Coming Out Stories, we’re going to “Meet the Parents!”

Over the next six episodes, you’ll hear to hear from the families of LGBTQIA+ folks about their experiences of having a child come out to them.

On this episode, meet Marilyn. She is a single mum to a son and a daughter, who both came out to her on the very same day.  In fact, in the very same phone call!

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

23rd February 2022

Bruce

“We had no idea he was crying himself to sleep every night" 

On this season of Coming Out Stories, we’re going to “Meet the Parents!”

Over the next six episodes, you’ll hear to hear from the families of LGBTQIA+ folks about their experiences of having a child come out to them.

Today, one of the most extraordinary changes of heart we've ever heard. 

Bruce was a Pentecostal Minister, who felt "disgusted" watching a Gay Pride parade on TV. Yet now, after an incredible journey following his own son coming out, Bruce has left his church and now attends those very same parades, with great pride.

For more information on Bruce's new church head to https://diversechurch.website/

For more information on FFlag, click here.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

9th February 2022

Jackie

“I realised that the magazine I found under my son's bed was not a body building magazine..."

We’re back for Season Three!

This time on Coming Out Stories, we’re going to “Meet the Parents!”

Over the next six episodes, you’ll hear to hear from the families of LGBTQIA+ folks about their experiences of having a child come out to them.

Today, meet Jackie.  Around 20 years ago she set up a group supporting the parents of gay and trans children called Families Together London. She has not one, but two gay children, a son and a daughter, who had very different experiences coming out.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

26th January 2022

Annie

“When my child was three she told me she didn't want to wear 'boys' clothes anymore"

We’re back for Season Three!

This time on Coming Out Stories, we’re going to “Meet the Parents!”

Over the next six episodes, you’ll hear to hear from the families of LGBTQIA+ folks about their experiences of having a child come out to them.

As ever, there will be laughter, tears, perhaps some tension, but also love and understanding.

Today, meet Annie.  She’s the proud parent of a seven-year-old daughter who is trans.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

22nd December 2021

Stevie

“When I came out to my mum as gay she said "Is that because you can't get a boyfriend?"

In our final episode of season two, meet Stevie!

Podcaster and musician Stevie came out twice to their family, firstly as gay, then as non-binary.

If you are the parent of an LGBTQ+ person, or you identify in that way and your parent would like to speak to us for our next season, please do get in touch, we'd love to talk!

Email: hello@comingoutstoriespodcast.com

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

8th December 2021

Stephen

“I didn't know what intersex even meant, until I discovered it was who I am"

Founder of Surrey Pride, Stephen, only discovered he was intersex after a diagnosis of bowel cancer when he found out that his parents had chosen to raise him as a male.  

For more information on being intersex click here.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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24th November 2021

Marie

“Even today, my kids say to me, Mommy, you're not gay"

Marie is a grandmother, who grew up in the Bronx in New York City and she didn't come out until her 50s.

For more information on the organisation SAGE click here

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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10th November 2021

Alex

“I remember thinking: 'When I grow up I want to be a girl'"

Alex is a trans woman who grew up changing into dresses the moment she got home from her all-boys school, but knew it "wasn't what boys should do".

She is also the host of the "She Said, They said" podcast.

For more information on the charity Mermaids, click here

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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27th October 2021

David

“My wife found my chatroom history, that's how I came out to her"

David spent many years married to a woman and being a stay at home dad to his children.  He didn't come out until he was 55.

He is the author of the book "How to Tell your LGBTQ+ Story"

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

13th October 2021

Faz

“I was struggling with my identity at six years old"

Faz is a shia muslim of Pakistani heritage, who came out first as gay and then as a trans man.  He has been homeless several times throughout his life and now works as a trustee for the Albert Kennedy Trust

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

29th September 2021

Lorelei

“Discovering that I was trans gave me back my life."

Lorelei is a trans woman who lives in Bolton in England and she’s a cosplayer, musician and former musical theatre actress.  She  describes herself as a goth gremlin version of Elvira!  

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We've teamed up with London friend, the LGBT+  mental health and well being charity.

Just follow them on twitter @lgbtfriend or on Instagram at @londonfriendlgbt and you’ll find details of how to enter their special competition to win a signed copy of our Coming Out Stories book!

Competition closes on October 11 2021.

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

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Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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10th September 2021

Melissa

“The moment she kissed me, I felt an enormous sense of relief."

Melissa Ferrick is an award-winning singer-songwriter who has released seventeen albums and shared the stage with with Morrissey, Tegan and Sara,  and many more!

They came out as queer many years ago and has recently began to identify as gender non-conforming.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

1st September 2021

Aidy

“My online boyfriend turned out to be a woman!"

Aidy Smith is the Wine and Spirits columnist for The Independent and host of The Three Drinkers on Amazon Prime. He grew up in Yorkshire and had to come out twice in less than a minute to his family!

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

18th August 2021

Lee

“My Dad told me as a kid, you can be anything in life, but don't be a lesbian."

This week, meet Lee, a real LA woman! Lee identifies as a lesbian, but it took her a long time to realise she was gay.  Wait until you hear what her mother-in-law had to say when she came out!  It's a Coming Out Stories first!

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

4th August 2021

Val 

“Don't be afraid to be Muslim and gay. You can be both"

The provocatively name Val Qaeda is a Muslim drag queen who was thrown out of home for being gay.  After staying with grandparents, Val was then attacked by their grandad and forced to run away. A truly inspiring and moving story of great resilience.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

21st July 2021

Sam

“I had a revelation about my sexuality during lockdown"

Sam knew twenty years ago when she was a teenager that she was attracted to women, but it wasn't until she started an online course that she finally came out as a lesbian.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

8th July 2021

Ray

“I kept quiet about being gay, even to myself.  Dating some women in my teens, helped me understand who I was." 

Ray is a real-life ghost hunter who had some trouble convincing his dad he was gay, as he had previously dated women.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story.  Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

23rd June 2021

Raga

“When I finally came out as a lesbian, my own mother threatened me with a knife" 

Buckle up! This is an extraordinary story of a woman who fought for decades to live her true life. Raga was brought up in India and her mother was so shocked when Raga came out, she attacked her.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

Find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

9th June 2021

Jamie

“I couldn't see myself living as a gay man.  I was too fearful"

Out and proud musician Jamie talks about repressing his sexuality growing up and how his uncle told him he was gay, before he realised himself.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

Find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

26th May 2021

Rhian

“I was distressed about the fact that I'm asexual for a very long time"

In a first for Coming Out Stories, we speak to Rhian about being asexual. She discusses how it took a while for her to understand what being asexual meant and how she found her community.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

Find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book!  Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

12th May 2021

Kestral

“I would rather run around naked than wear the 'boy' clothes I was given"

Kestral identifies as a queer trans woman, who told us she questioned her identity from the age of four

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

Find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

28th April 2021

Leighton

“I was too scared to go to my own father's funeral"

This time,  you'll hear from Leighton, who grew up in England but has family in Nigeria, where it's still illegal to be gay.  His family challenged his sexuality after seeing a facebook post.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

Find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

14th April 2021

Claire

“Telling my daughter was such a weight off my shoulders"

Claire didn't come out as trans until her mid 40s when she had to tell both her wife and her teenage daughter.

Please be aware this interview may be triggering as it mentions both transphobia and sexual abuse.

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

Find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

13th April 2021

"Coming Out Stories" X "The Euro Trip"!
 
In a special bonus episode, we've got together with our friends at the best Eurovision podcast you might never have heard of, The Euro Trip!
 
Emma chats to hosts Rob and Jame

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

7th April 2021

Eleanor

“I went on a date with a man who I had convinced myself was perfect and told myself - if it doesn't work,  then you're gay"

This time,  you'll hear from graphic artist and author Eleanor Crewes, the woman behind the book "The Times I Knew I Was Gay"

Eleanor went to great lengths to confirm her sexuality!

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

Find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

6th April 2021

Coming Out Stories is back! 

A quick hello from Emma and Sam to let you know about some of the incredible people we've spoken to for season two - launching April 7!

Don't forget our book is out!  You can order now from Amazon, Blackwells Waterstones or to support independent bookshops from Bookshops.org

Find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

10th January 2021

Coming Out Stories the book is.....Coming Out!

A very special episode in which presenter Emma Goswell and producer Sam Walker discuss the forthcoming Coming Out Stories book! They talk about a number of topics including:

* Why it's still important to come out in 2021

* What to do if you get a reaction you weren't expecting

* Why celebrities coming out is still importnat

*  How people can be beter allies to the LGBTQ+ community

* Stories that have really stuck with us

The book is out on January 21. You can pre-order now from Amazon, Blackwells Waterstones or to support independent bookshops from Bookshops.org

Find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

 

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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5th January 2021

Michael Gunning

“I suppressed so many feelings for so long. I just didn't want to be seen as any different from the other competitive swimmers."

There aren't many professional athletes who are out, but the amazing swimmer @MichaelGunning1 is brave enough to compete internationally as an out gay man.

He talks to us about coming out on national television, after realising, on a bisexual dating show, that he wasn't bisexual at all!

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

Find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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29th December 2020

Tim

“I always thought there must be something wrong with me”

Timothy Tsai grew up in Taiwan in the 60s and 70s and knew he had to 'escape' to the USA, where he would feel safer as a gay man. He travelled all over the world until, in Hong Kong, he met and fell in love with a Welshman! He now lives in Pembrokeshire

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

Find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

22nd December 2020

Donnya Piggott

“I fancied women, so thought I was bisexual. I 'obviously' fancied men too I told myself, as that's what I was supposed to do”

Donnya is a queer woman and LGBTQ+ rights activist from Barbados.  She struggled with being the sort of woman she thought other people wanted her to be.  She loved playing sport and didn't like dressing in a super-feminine way, so she entered a beauty contest - which just put her a lot closer to a lot of women!

In her early 20s she founded BGLAD which supports  LGBTQ + people in Barbados.  This led to her being invited to Buckingham Palace!

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

Find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

3rd August 2020

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

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

20th July 2020

"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

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

6th July 2020

“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”

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

22nd June 2020

“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

 

 

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

8th June 2020

“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.

 

 

Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

25th May 2020

“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.

 

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Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

11th May 2020

"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.

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Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

We have a book! Coming Out Stories is available at all major shops now!

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

27th April 2020

“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

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Presented by Emma Goswell

Produced by Sam Walker

We'd love to hear YOUR story. Please get in touch www.comingoutstoriespodcast.com or find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

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13th April 2020

“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

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30th March 2020

“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!”

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Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production