79 episodes

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.

Coming Out Stories What Goes On Media

    • Sexuality
    • 4.9 • 34 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.

    Claire

    Claire

    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

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    • 28 min
    "Coming Out Stories" X "The Euro Trip"!

    "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 James about why they love Eurovision so much, why the song contest is such a big event for so many members of the LGBTQ+ community and as the first straight guests on our podcast, Emma asked them when they both knew they were heterosexual :-)

    • 26 min
    Eleanor Crewes

    Eleanor Crewes

    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

    • 18 min
    We're back!

    We're back!

    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


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    • 6 min
    Coming Out Stories the book is.....Coming Out!

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

    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
    You can pre-order the book now from Amazon, Blackwells,  or Waterstones

    • 34 min
    Michael

    Michael

    “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!

    Find us on twitter @ComeOutStories and on Instagram @ComingOutStoriesPod

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

curio ems ,

Lowkey helpful :-)

I found this podcast just before I came out and it helped me so much and now I’ve been listening to it for about a year :-)

PMJMCR ,

Please listen!

This is a great series of podcasts that everyone should listen to.
Both powerful and amusing Emma is a great interviewer and brings out the best (and sometimes worst) aspects of these coming out experiences

Leah etc ,

Important and Beautiful

This is the exact thing podcasting is for. It’s an extraordinary bank of resources for anyone who’s thinking of coming out, wants to support someone who is, or just wants to hear a damn fine story. Emma Goswell is a sensitive, thoughtful interviewer and the range of people she’s speaking to is astonishing. Tell your friends!

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