141 episodes

Lauren is gay! Nicole is bi! Coming Out with Lauren & Nicole is a weekly podcast where pals Lauren Flans and Nicole Pacent have queer folks from all walks of life tell the tales of how they came out to friends, family, and the world at large. Because who doesn't love a coming out story?! #comingoutpod #findricki

Coming Out with Lauren & Nicol‪e‬ Coming Out Pod With Lauren & Nicole

    • Sexuality
    • 5.0 • 48 Ratings

Lauren is gay! Nicole is bi! Coming Out with Lauren & Nicole is a weekly podcast where pals Lauren Flans and Nicole Pacent have queer folks from all walks of life tell the tales of how they came out to friends, family, and the world at large. Because who doesn't love a coming out story?! #comingoutpod #findricki

    Episode 136: Rivkah Reyes

    Episode 136: Rivkah Reyes

    If Rivkah Reyes (they/them) looks familiar to you, it's probably because they played Katie, the *epically* cool bass player in School of Rock. But now they're all grown up, and A GODDAMNED DELIGHT! Rivkah identifies as fluid "across the board," and discusses their recent name change, their work with the Akashic Records, addiction and sobriety, and *so* much more! Plus, we all share our first queer crushes, and discuss how Microsoft's Clippy was OBVIOUSLY queer culture.

    Contact Rivkah at rivkahreyes.com!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 135: Crystal Robinson

    Episode 135: Crystal Robinson

    Lauren and Episode 104's Makeda Declet have THE THRILL OF THEIR LIVES talking to former WNBA player Crystal Robinson, the pod's first professional athlete! Crystal grew up in Oklahoma in a racially segregated town of only 425 people, yet still had the wherewithal to come out to her mother in the third grade. She discusses the early days of the WNBA when being out was largely shunned, and shares a harrowing story of getting racially profiled in her hometown just months ago. Also, her upcoming memoir!

    • 56 min
    Episode 134: Guy Branum

    Episode 134: Guy Branum

    Comedian and writer Guy Branum (Chelsea Lately; The Mindy Project) grew up in a conservative farm town with a family that liberally used the "F" word (the slur; not the cuss), and came of age in the 1980s during peak AIDS panic. WHAT A START! Guy talks about not looking like "what a gay guy is supposed to look like," and the prison-of-its-own-making aspect of gay male culture. Plus, a surprise cameo from Amy Klobuchar, and the sick Virginia Woolf burn that changed Guy's life!

    Twitter and IG: @GuyBranum

    • 57 min
    Episode 133: PJ Hase

    Episode 133: PJ Hase

    Lauren and guest co-host Mandahla Rose have a conversation with 21-year-old PJ Hase that could have gone on for HOURS! PJ identifies as both asexual and aromantic, and tells us about being in a friend group that "tried on labels...like trying on clothes at the mall." PJ shares what it's like when friends are at the top of your relationship hierarchy, and explains concepts like the split attraction model, primary vs. secondary attraction, and amatonormativity. Also, the "spectrum" aspect of the ace spectrum!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 132: Alayna Joy

    Episode 132: Alayna Joy

    We have an amazing conversation with the ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL Alayna Joy! Alayna grew up in a half Lutheran/half Mennonite family in "the Canadian Bible Belt," and amassed a large following on YouTube making bisexual-focused LGBTQ content. But then quarantine happened, and she realized...she actually *wasn't* bi. Alayna shares her epic journey of multiple coming outs, and talks about where she finally landed in terms of identity. We also examine compulsory heterosexuality, aesthetic attraction, and more!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 131: Cole Giannone

    Episode 131: Cole Giannone

    Cole Giannone uses they/them pronouns, and identifies as a combination of queer, trans non-binary, and transmasc. However, back when they were in high school (and well before all of these terms were commonplace), Cole was Nicole's first girlfriend! Cole and Nicole look back on their relationship, and examine how it was affected by elements of their identities that neither of them could put a name to at the time. Plus, the complexities of raising a child when it comes to gender - both theirs AND yours!

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

?Nic ,

Love this podcast

I’ve been a regular listener since the beginning. Finding it not long after coming out myself & it’s helped me so much. I love how the show has evolved & look forward to its weekly release.

AlexHH03 ,

Relatable, inspiring and hilarious

I’ve listened to this podcast from day 1. Lauren and Nicole have made something so beautiful with this thing, their friendship shines through and I love hearing them discover new stuff.

Hayleysam77 ,

Love

Love love love this podcast. I listen every week. It’s refreshing, current and so so relatable. Live your truth, love your life! ❤️

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