18 episodes

Everyone comes out in their own way, in their own time.

Innies + Outies brings you fascinating stories from diverse LGBTQIA+ Australians about coming out or staying in.

From people struggling for acceptance to embracing their true selves — each story is packed with life lessons for queer Australians and the people who love them.

Exploring a range of topics like coming out in high school, queer comedians who turn their trauma into jokes, and LGBTQIA+ folks who choose not to come out — Innies + Outies brings you first person stories, as well as the perspectives of parents, partners, friends, colleagues and even teammates — who've been on these journeys too.

Guests include multi-award-winning comedian Rhys Nicholson, public health and civil rights advocate Dr Kerryn Phelps, the first openly gay Indigenous parliamentarian Chansey Paech, and everyday Australians with incredible stories.

You'll meet a teacher who helped launch the first student pride group in a region that voted overwhelmingly against marriage equality, a trans doctor working on the frontline of COVID, and a sawmill worker from regional Australia who affirmed her true gender after more than two decades at the same company.

Hosted by Walkley Award-winning journalist Mon Schafter, the podcast launches on National Coming Out Day on October 11th.

Innies + Outies ABC Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

Everyone comes out in their own way, in their own time.

Innies + Outies brings you fascinating stories from diverse LGBTQIA+ Australians about coming out or staying in.

From people struggling for acceptance to embracing their true selves — each story is packed with life lessons for queer Australians and the people who love them.

Exploring a range of topics like coming out in high school, queer comedians who turn their trauma into jokes, and LGBTQIA+ folks who choose not to come out — Innies + Outies brings you first person stories, as well as the perspectives of parents, partners, friends, colleagues and even teammates — who've been on these journeys too.

Guests include multi-award-winning comedian Rhys Nicholson, public health and civil rights advocate Dr Kerryn Phelps, the first openly gay Indigenous parliamentarian Chansey Paech, and everyday Australians with incredible stories.

You'll meet a teacher who helped launch the first student pride group in a region that voted overwhelmingly against marriage equality, a trans doctor working on the frontline of COVID, and a sawmill worker from regional Australia who affirmed her true gender after more than two decades at the same company.

Hosted by Walkley Award-winning journalist Mon Schafter, the podcast launches on National Coming Out Day on October 11th.

    Coming Out Online

    Coming Out Online

    The internet can be an amazing way for queer folks to find community and access all the info we're not taught at school. But there's also a darker side — it has trolls, bullies and plenty of misinformation.

    Inspired by their own journeys, you'll hear how Liz Duck-Chong from TransHub and Mohammad Awad from the Muslim Peers Project are using the internet to provide support to their communities in ways they never experienced.

    • 30 min
    Pansexuality Explained

    Pansexuality Explained

    What does pansexuality mean? In simple terms, it’s when you’re attracted to people regardless of their gender. And how is that different to being bisexual, you might wonder?

    • 2 min
    Intersex Explained

    Intersex Explained

    The ‘I’ in LGBTQIA+ stands for intersex! Broadly speaking, intersex people have innate sex characteristics that don't fit medical and social norms for female or male bodies.

    • 2 min
    Queer Explained

    Queer Explained

    You may have heard some people describe themselves as ‘queer’ and thought ‘hang on – am I even allowed to say that?’

    • 2 min
    Pronouns Explained

    Pronouns Explained

    Are you hearing people talk about pronouns these days and wondering what that’s all about?

    • 2 min
    Non-binary Explained

    Non-binary Explained

    What does non-binary actually mean?

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Jesse Symon ,

Fantastic stories

Deeply interesting podcast, compelling for any listener.

danisbutch ,

Inies and Outies is in for me

Loved the first ep. The intro is awesome and the first show felt light and was easy to engage with. A great new podcast to subscribe to!

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