I'm Coming Out

By Jonny Harvey

I'm Coming Out explores what it's like to grow up gay in a straight world. Every week a member of the LGBTQI+ community chats with Jonny Harvey about discovering and coming to terms with their sexuality, and the steps they took to move out of the shadows and lead a more authentic life.

  1. 1.
    #26 Gabi & Shanna from 27 Travels on why gay representation is so important & experiencing homophobia in NYC
    41:44
  2. 2.
    #25 Dan on being gay & a fundamentalist Christian & Nick on being outed to his parents by his boyfriend
    1:02:16
  3. 3.
    #24 Brock Yurich on dancing at Pulse nightclub & why it's so important gay roles are played by gay actors
    55:06
  4. 4.
    #23 Robin Windsor on why he didn't come out to his mum until he was 35
    38:34
  5. 5.
    #22 Mohsin Zaidi on growing up gay & Muslim in East London
    48:30
  6. 6.
    #21 Chris McNaughten/Bear Strong on what it was like to come out in the hyper-masculine world of Strongman
    50:38
  7. 7.
    #20 Isaac Oliver on growing up with gay-friendly parents & dating in New York City
    52:39
  8. 8.
    #19 Spencer Cooper on his love for our community & why he wants to uplift his LGBTQ+ siblings
    49:23
  1. 9.
    #18 Stuart Edmonds on how he came out to his brother & the special relationship between gay men & pop music
    33:47
  2. 10.
    #17 Lev AC Rosen on why being gay is a gift
    40:25
  3. 11.
    #16 Alex Leon on racism within the gay community & the urgent need for specialised LGBTQ+ mental health services
    1:01:19
  4. 12.
    #15 Lewis Laney on coming out at school aged 14 & what it's like to have a gay dad
    41:13
  5. 13.
    #14 Conner Habib on growing up as a gay kid in small-town America
    41:01
  6. 14.
    #13 Brian Kennedy on coping with homophobia from his own family and why he feels uncomfortable with the use of 'daddy' in modern gay culture.
    57:59
  7. 15.
    #12 Rory Cowan on what it was like to be gay in Ireland pre-decriminalisation
    51:47
  8. 16.
    #11 Matt Mahmood-Ogsten on dealing with & combating religious & cultural based homophobia
    53:04
  9. 17.
    #10 Rory O’Neill on expanding the definition of what it means to be Irish and why he doesn't like occasional gays
    41:35
  10. 18.
    #9 Robert Rinder on kissing boys as a teenager & how best to deal with homophobes
    58:21
  11. 19.
    #8 Andy West on how his experiences with women made him realise he was gay
    40:57
  12. 20.
    #7 Darren Kennedy on how homophobic bullying nearly broke him but ultimately made him stronger
    27:35
  13. 21.
    #6 Jonny Benjamin on how his struggles with his sexuality impacted on his mental health & why coming out was the best thing he's ever done
    30:34
  14. 22.
    #5 Eilish O' Carroll on falling for a woman in her forties & her ten year struggle to accept her sexuality
    40:20
  15. 23.
    #4 Steven Carter Bailey on growing up gay & Mormon and his struggle with food addiction
    42:58
  16. 24.
    #3 Jen Brister on how she struggled to come out in the nineties and why LGBTQ+ rights should never be up for debate
    37:25
  17. 25.
    #2 Justin Myers on how he had to walk home from school to avoid homophobic beatings on the bus
    41:02
  18. 26.
    #1 David Norris on being the first openly gay person on Irish TV and the homophobia he experienced from the Irish media during his presidential campaign.
    35:41

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