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Real people. Unique Stories.Coming Out Stories will take you to one the most important moments in many people’s lives. It will perch you on sofas in suburban sitting rooms, stand you in front of officials' desks, put you at the centre of a crowd in a noisy classroom, everywhere where these conversations have happened. It doesn’t even matter if you haven’t had a conversation like this yourself, or indeed ever plan to. Everyone can recognise the innate human desire to love and be loved, and that’s what these stories are about.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 43 Ratings

Real people. Unique Stories.Coming Out Stories will take you to one the most important moments in many people’s lives. It will perch you on sofas in suburban sitting rooms, stand you in front of officials' desks, put you at the centre of a crowd in a noisy classroom, everywhere where these conversations have happened. It doesn’t even matter if you haven’t had a conversation like this yourself, or indeed ever plan to. Everyone can recognise the innate human desire to love and be loved, and that’s what these stories are about.

    From Silence to Advocacy A Trans Story of Resilience and Change

    From Silence to Advocacy A Trans Story of Resilience and Change

    Ben Green grew up trans in a small Connecticut town.Now an activist and author of "My Child is Trans: Now What?" Ben reflects on just how different his childhood was to his sister's as he tried to navigate the complexities of gender identity without any trans role models.This story explores the profound impact that representation—or the lack thereof—can have on a young person's journey to self-discovery and authenticity.From the supportive embrace for his bisexuality, partly due to shows like...

    • 37 min
    Jenny's Voyage of Authenticity: From Woking to Manchester via the Comedy Stage

    Jenny's Voyage of Authenticity: From Woking to Manchester via the Comedy Stage

    Imagine embarking on a voyage of self-discovery that doesn't truly begin until the age of 40. That's the reality for Jenny, a trans woman with a tale that unfolds with laughter, adversity, and, above all, authenticity. As she reminisces about her childhood in Woking and the challenges of expressing her true identity pre-internet, Jenny's experiences from makeshift gender expression at home to her eventual powerful coming out in Manchester shine a light on the journey many in the trans c...

    • 37 min
    Fostering Belonging: Anna DeShawn’s Journey Through Queer Identity and Media

    Fostering Belonging: Anna DeShawn’s Journey Through Queer Identity and Media

    Imagine the courage it takes to forge a path as a black queer woman in a world where your identity intersects with a rich tapestry of culture, tradition, and belief systems. This is the life of Anna DeShawn, a social entrepreneur from Chicago. who came out in a religious household and went on to create spaces where queer voices can echo and resonate.In an intimate exchange, Anna and Emma navigate the complexities of family acceptance in the black community, revealing both the struggles ...

    • 29 min
    Michael: From Summer Camp to Corporate Change, a journey of self-acceptance in the Big Apple.

    Michael: From Summer Camp to Corporate Change, a journey of self-acceptance in the Big Apple.

    From his first inklings of being different at a summer camp, to the seismic shift that occurred when he saw real gay representation in corporate America, Michael's journey is one of struggle, resilience, and triumph in the face of adversity. Michael's story not only peels back the layers of his own coming out journey, but also addresses the emotional challenges that often linger beneath the surface of the LGBTQ+ community in a city known for its progressiveness, New York City.Michael&n...

    • 27 min
    Kirsty: Embracing Queerness on a Manchester Council Estate

    Kirsty: Embracing Queerness on a Manchester Council Estate

    Remember that gut-punch moment when everything you thought you knew about yourself was turned on its head? That's where Kirsty Loehr found herself at 16, blindsided by the realisation that her sexuality wasn't what she'd always assumed...In this episode, meet Kirsty, author of "A Short History of Queer Women," and hear her journey of self-discovery against the backdrop of a Manchester council estate. This episode peels back the layers of what it means to come to terms with one's queer i...

    • 27 min
    Moe: Finding love, acceptance and dating as a trans, non-binary bisexual!

    Moe: Finding love, acceptance and dating as a trans, non-binary bisexual!

    Moe Ari Brown, was born into a working-class, religious family and raised on the South side of Chicago amid the Black church's rich traditions. Moe felt invisible during their youth but at college, they had an epiphany – that gender identity and sexuality are not fixed points but vibrant spectrums.As a relationship therapist and guide, Moe's insights are not only personal milestones but also lighthouses for others on similar journeys, from their bisexual awakening to the discovery...

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

ok 173 ,

So helpful

I started listening to this podcast to learn about myself (which I did) but now I’m hooked and absolutely love tuning in to learn about the stories of others. Never a dull episode.

Fleweyactually ,

Thank you!

I loved talking to Emma so much! Thank you, so much for having me on the show!

I have loved so many episodes, and it is a pleasure to be apart of it.

Andrew xx

ChesterTheJester ,

Should be used as an education tool

This podcast would be an amazing educational tool for those who are unaware of the issues LGBTQ+ people face. What an inspiring, motivating, enlightening listen. Emma is a fantastic host and these guests are incredibly brave to share.

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