Opera singer, composer, playwright and educator Deborah Cheetham Fraillon AO describes herself as a 21st-century urban woman who is Yorta Yorta by birth, stolen generation by government policy, soprano by diligence, composer by necessity and lesbian by practice. This is her coming out story.
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Monica Mulholland: “I was always a woman”
Monica Mulholland is the first trans chair person of Rotary New Zealand’s Inner Wheel Club. She grew up in 1960s Catholic Ireland and came out as trans in her fifties after decades of hiding her true identity.
Zara Cooper: ‘Asking someone in the queer community to not be themselves is robbing them of being alive’
Zara Cooper on discovering she was gay after nearly two decades of heterosexual marriage and an upbringing in a Jewish community, and discusses how she overcame the accusation that she’s “selfish” to follow her heart.
Luke Rutledge: ‘I could see myself being closeted in my forties’
Luke Rutledge is an Australian author based in Brisbane. He tells his coming out story and shares the inspiration behind his debut novel.
‘This is what a gay person looks like’ – Rosie Jones shares her coming out story in thought-provoking podcast
Rosie Jones has become a regular fixture on our TV screens, and now she has joined us on OUTcast to share what it was like coming out after achieving fame with her comedy.
Rob Harkavy: ‘From an early age I knew I was bisexual’
OutNews Global editor Rob Harkavy shares his experience of coming out and being a leader in the LGBTQ+ travel and media industries.
Listen to ANNE+ star Hanna van Vliet’s coming out story
The Dutch ANNE+ actor Hanna van Vliet on what it was like coming out in Amsterdam, and being an out LGBTQ actor.
Rosie Wilby: ‘Queer concepts are flooding through society’
British comedian and writer Rosie Wilby discusses monogamy, the paradox of progress, and navigating long-term relationships as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Model and LGBTQ advocate AJ Clementine on the power of trans representation in the media
AJ Clementine is a TikTok and Instagram influencer, model and LGBTQ+ advocate. She documents her experiences of being transgender online, and in her book, ‘Girl, Transcending’, to inspire and support the next generation of trans people. She shares her coming out story and discusses why positive trans representation on screen is so crucial.
Patrick Gale: ‘my mother stole my thunder by outing my father to me’
Listen to British novelist and Emmy award-winning screenwriter Patrick Gale telling his coming out story, and sharing what makes him so hopeful about the LGBTQ community today.