Out and Up

Drake Andrews

You’ll learn from the most ambitious entrepreneurs about their coming out stories and their relationship to business. We explore how the skills you develop from coming out, such as being vulnerable, resilient, and optimistic can transfer into the skills you need to become an entrepreneur.

All Episodes

In this episode, Liz Bertorelli (from episode one) joins as a co-host! We chat with Lucah Rosenberg-Lee about the ins and outs of transitioning. We also talk about how he started Natural Element and his views on creating powerful content marketing. Enjoy!

Mar 16

1 hr 7 min

In this episode, you’ll hear from John and Jacob about how they came out, started the Office Bureau, and created a family together. This is a special one with lots of insights into running a business with your partner and the process of being a gay parent.    Learn more at www.outandup.co

Feb 16

58 min 51 sec

In this episode, you’ll hear from Jacques-Claude about his powerful coming out story. It all started back in Australia when he became homeless after coming out to his family. Scared for his life, he was forced to fend for himself on the streets. JC talks about his journey of landing on his feet, becoming an inspiring voice for the LGBTQ+ community and going viral on the way.    Follow JC: @jacquesclaudesader Follow Out and Up: @outandup_pod    Visit outandup.co for more information.  

Jan 26

1 hr 8 min

In this episode of the Out and Up podcast, you'll hear about David Pike's coming out story. He talks about how he had to navigate conversion therapy when he first came out and how he became a successful photographer, shooting for brands such as Hudsons Bay, Good American, and more!   Visit https://www.outandup.co to subscribe to the podcast and newsletter

Jun 2020

58 min 34 sec

You’ll learn about how Tynomi Banks came out of the closet while growing up in the church, a brief history behind the homophobia that exists in Jamaica and how he became a world-class drag queen performer.

Feb 2020

58 min 43 sec

In this episode, I talk to the brilliant Anshuman about his journey of becoming an inspiring author and podcast producer, why he posed nude on the cover of a Toronto newspaper, and the wicked story about how he broke his leg in Fiji!

Sep 2019

1 hr 36 min

In this episode, you’ll hear from Dan Fricker, who owns a few vacation rental properties with his husband, who is also named Dan! We talk about how they got started, how they’ve been able to scale, and he shares advice for people who are looking to get into the rental property business. 

Jul 2019

58 min 34 sec

You'll learn about what happened in India before 377 was removed in September, 2018 and the positive change in the community since. You’ll hear about growing up riding motorcycles, being LGBTQ+ in India and the challenges business owners have with scaling up.

Apr 2019

54 min 44 sec

Liz also talks about how owning a business allows her to create a community, how Tumblr helped her come out, and much more. 

Apr 2019

42 min 58 sec