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May 25, 2020

“She asked me if I was gay and I just said “Yes!” I couldn’t believe I had actually said it”

Jessie grew up in Essex and struggled to come out as a lesbian at school, until a very fateful trip to London and the nightclub Heaven.

 

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May 11, 2020

"I reclaimed the words bullies used to throw at me for being gay"

Successful make up artist Patrick grew up in Northern Ireland where he was relentlessly bullied for being gay.

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Apr 27, 2020

“I ran away from home and found my queer family”

Tim Sigsworth MBE is the Chief Executive of the Albert Kennedy Trust.  Like a lot of the young people he now helps, Tim had a very hard time coming out as his family were far from understanding.

After coming out of a coma in 2016, Tim realised who his true family...


Apr 13, 2020

“I never thought I would have the courage to tell my parents who I am"

Asifa Lahore is Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen. She now identifies as a trans woman, but first came out as a gay man.

She really struggled coming out and was even pressured to get into an arranged marriage

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Mar 30, 2020

“I will never forget the dead look in my mother’s eyes when I told her”

Writer, broadcaster and political commentator Iain Dale didn’t come out until later in life. He does have some regrets about waiting for so long, but once he did as he puts it  “There was absolutely no going back!”

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