Bonus: Talking the big stuff at Big Gay Out 2023
An incredible bunch of humans share the sofa and their coming out stories with Karen live at Big Gay Out 2023. Plus Hon Grant Robertson and Cassie Roma swing by for a kōrero. 0:30 Hon Grant Robertson reflects on the importance of Big Gay Out 3:00 Cassie Roma on why we need to fight for our rights 6…
Bonus: Personal Disclosure with Karen O’Leary and Kate Langdon
Full Disclosure host, Karen O’Leary, and creator and producer, Kate Langdon, turn the spotlight on themselves and share their own coming out journeys with each other.
Dance The Shite Away with Eli Mathewson
Comedian Eli Mathewson broke boundaries when he appeared as one half of the first ever same-sex couple on Dancing With The Stars. Eli shares his experience of growing up gay in a Christian home and learning to be comfortable with his sexuality.
Building a More Accepting Future with Phil Jamieson
Phil Jamieson shares his experience of being an openly gay young man working in the building industry in Aotearoa, the power of hiding who you are, and how he was encouraged to leave high school due to his sexuality.
Being Outed But Staying Proud with Ali Mau
Journalist and broadcaster Ali Mau was publicly outed by print media in 2010. She shares the traumatic impact this had on herself, her partner, and her whānau, and her thoughts on the stigma and harassment often faced by bisexual people in society.
Blasting Barriers and Stereotypes with Dean Hall
Founder and CEO of global gaming development company Rocketwerkz, Dean Hall shares his experiences of being out while serving in both the Royal NZ Air Force and the NZ Army, and reveals what it’s like being an openly gay CEO in Aotearoa.
The Politics of Sexuality with Grant Robertson
Hon Grant Robertson shares his experiences of coming out as a teenager in Dunedin in the late 1980s, the challenges he sees still facing young gay and trans people today, and why we need to abolish sexual and gender identity stigmatisation and embrace difference.
Why Bisexuality Gets a Bad Rap with Jodie Rimmer
Actress, voice performer and mother Jodie Rimmer shares her experience of living as a bisexual woman, busts some myths surrounding bisexuality, and discusses the importance of living with authenticity and creating a safer world for young queer people.
Navigating Coming Out and Culture with Chris Tse
Poet Laureate and Chinese New Zealander Chris Tse shares his story of coming out as an Asian man, the challenges he faced with an absence of role models, and how he feared bringing shame on his family.
Living Your Truth with Cassie Roma
The Apprentice Aotearoa's Boss Lady, Celebrity Treasure Island contestant, and social media and brand guru, Cassie Roma, opens up about her journey from being hetero married with a child to coming out in her thirties, marrying her wife, and living her truth.