105 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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 22 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.

    Tracey

    Tracey

    Tracey

    “I came home to find my son on the sofa with his school friend.  I could feel the chemistry between them.  It was a real lightbulb moment for me”
    It’s the final episode of our “Meet the Parents” season, where you’ve been hearing from the families of LGBTQIA+ folks about their experiences of having a child come out to them.
    On this episode, meet Tracey, mum to Jake, who came out to her at 12, although he wasn’t sure how to identify.
    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
    Des: Now I go to Pride, even if my sons can't make it!

    Des: Now I go to Pride, even if my sons can't make it!

    Des
    “When my sons first came out, I had to re-evaluate the ideas I had held about the lives they would lead. That took time"

    On this season of Coming Out Stories, we’re going to “Meet the Parents!”
    Over the next six episodes, you’ll hear to hear from the families of LGBTQIA+ folks about their experiences of having a child come out to them.
    On this episode, meet Des, dad to not one, but two gay sons.
    He now has a "Proud Father" t-shirt that he wears to Pride, but admits he did struggle when his sons first came out.
    Des now volunteers for https://www.fflag.org.uk/
    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
    Sarah

    Sarah

    Sarah
    “I really wish as a family we’d had conversations about LGBT+ lives with all our children much earlier on”
    On this season of Coming Out Stories, we’re going to “Meet the Parents!”
    Over the next six episodes, you’ll hear to hear from the families of LGBTQIA+ folks about their experiences of having a child come out to them.
    On this episode, meet Sarah, mum to the child she affectionately calls “Noots”
    When Noots came out as trans, Sarah admits she “didn’t know what to say” and went on a personal journey of education, understanding and love.
    Sarah now volunteers for https://www.fflag.org.uk/
    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
     

    • 30 min
    Aruna

    Aruna

    Aruna
     
    “He started crying and asked me 'mum, do you still love me?  Are you ashamed of me?' "

    On this season of Coming Out Stories, we’re going to “Meet the Parents!” Over the next six episodes, you’ll hear to hear from the families of LGBTQIA+ folks about their experiences of having a child come out to them.
    On this episode, meet the supermum from Mumbai, Aruna.
    She not only accepted her own son Abhishek coming out as gay, when it was still illegal in India, she went on to create an organisation helping parents across the world to embrace their LGBTQ+ children.
    She was also the only parent to attend the first ever Mumbai Pride in 2008.
    More on Aruna's organisation:
     
    SWEEKAR THE RAINBOW PARENTS
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SweekarTheRainbowParents/

    Instagram : https://instagram.com/sweekartherainbowparents

    Email: sweekar.therainbowparents@gmail.com
    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

    • 38 min
    Marilyn

    Marilyn

    Marilyn “I didn’t realise they were both struggling with their sexuality, although looking back, all the signs were there” On this season of Coming Out Stories, we’re going to “Meet the Parents!”
    Over the next six episodes, you’ll hear to hear from the families of LGBTQIA+ folks about their experiences of having a child come out to them.
    On this episode, meet Marilyn. She is a single mum to a son and a daughter, who both came out to her on the very same day.  In fact, in the very same phone call!
    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

    • 29 min
    Bruce

    Bruce

    Bruce
    “We had no idea he was crying himself to sleep every night" 
    On this season of Coming Out Stories, we’re going to “Meet the Parents!”
    Over the next six episodes, you’ll hear to hear from the families of LGBTQIA+ folks about their experiences of having a child come out to them.
    Today, one of the most extraordinary changes of heart we've ever heard. 
    Bruce was a Pentecostal Minister, who felt "disgusted" watching a Gay Pride parade on TV. Yet now, after an incredible journey following his own son coming out, Bruce has left his church and now attends those very same parades, with great pride.
    For more information on Bruce's new church head to https://diversechurch.website/
    For more information on FFlag, click here.
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

ant537 ,

Lovely

Can’t wait for more!!! :)

Jjarock ,

Extraordinary!!!

I have never been interviewed, although I’ve not had many, that have been filled with so much emotion. Emma Goswell, thank you for hold that mic and not having a camera to document the tears in my eyes as I spoke my truth. Sam Walker, thank you for the amazing role you have, what a pleasure. I hope everyone has a chance to tune in to these amazing podcasts and the interviews conducted in The Bronx, NewYork 2018. You guys are fabulous!

RevCarmen ,

Emma & Sam are amazing people

What a Pleasure and honor to have met Emma & Sam. And I am so humble to be interviewed by them. Now I can say I have friends in UK ;-) Thank you Alexandar for always thinking of me.

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