127 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.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 42 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.

    EJ: I’ve had quite the internal war about how I identify. I don’t want to use the labels that society gives us!

    EJ: I’ve had quite the internal war about how I identify. I don’t want to use the labels that society gives us!

    EJ: I’ve had quite the internal war about how I identify. I don’t want to use the labels that society gives us!
    EJ is a young person who lives in a small  town in Ohio, USA. 
    They identify as a gender queer masc 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!
    JKP.com | Queerlit | Waterstones | Amazon
    Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

    • 27 min
    Andrew: I told myself that being bisexual was just a phase. It was not!

    Andrew: I told myself that being bisexual was just a phase. It was not!

    Andrew:  I told myself that being bisexual was just a phase.  It was not!
    Andrew identifies as bisexual. 

    He hails from Scotland and is behind the LGBTQ+ sports website Pride of the Terraces.

    Although he is now very  open about his sexuality, it was a big decision for him to come out in a newspaper.
    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!
    JKP.com | Queerlit | Waterstones | Amazon
    Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

    • 35 min
    Grady: For forty years, I prayed for God to "fix me" Then I realised there was nothing to fix.

    Grady: For forty years, I prayed for God to "fix me" Then I realised there was nothing to fix.

    Grady

    Grady Throneberry  is the first openly gay police chief in Kentucky.

    He didn't come out until his sixties and what a story he has to tell!

    Married to a woman, with grown up daughters, he lived in his words as a "straight, conservative man" until 2018.  Until he was outed, very publicly, which led to him being called into the Mayor's office for a meeting...

    Find out more about Grady and his book My Journey to the Rainbow on his website gayandgray.net
    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!
    JKP.com | Queerlit | Waterstones | Amazon
    Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

    • 32 min
    Lucy Lou: The moment I put that dress on, I thought "I'm here!"

    Lucy Lou: The moment I put that dress on, I thought "I'm here!"

    Lucy Lou

    The moment I put that dress on, I thought "I'm here!"

    Lucy Lou is a trans woman who waited nearly 40 years to become the person she always was.
    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!
    JKP.com | Queerlit | Waterstones | Amazon
    Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

    • 31 min
    Day: It took me all night to garner the courage but at sunrise, I came out to her

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

    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!
    JKP.com | Queerlit | Waterstones | Amazon
    Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

    • 33 min
    Mark: I was so nervous, I had to leave the room, and came out to my mom from the kitchen.

    Mark: I was so nervous, I had to leave the room, and came out to my mom from the kitchen.

    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!
    JKP.com | Queerlit | Waterstones | Amazon
    Coming Out Stories is a What Goes On Media Production

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 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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