Singer, songwriter and podcaster, Rookes says: “My sexuality finally gave me the cosmic bitch-slap I needed to start self-accepting.” I’m told I’m a ‘millenial’ but I know I came out much later than most of my queer peers. At the grand old age of 27, my sexuality finally gave me the Continue Reading
The first time I came out was to myself. It was something that took me a very long time to realise (32 years) and I struggled with the very notion of it. Something had clicked in my head and I wanted to discuss it with people who knew me well and Continue Reading
Editor-at-large Andy West is tired of hearing people say their sibling has told them: “Don’t tell Mum!” It was a common thing for people to say to me in Northern Ireland when I was on TV as a BBC newsreader and reporter. I was the first openly gay face of BBC Continue Reading
Out News Global’s Editor-at-large: Andy West still feels bad about the girl he made cry in bed For most of us, our ‘coming out story’ is about how we felt, what we hoped for and how other people’s reactions made us feel. But recording the latest episode of a new podcast Continue Reading
Zoe Lyons, Rosie Wilby and Horse McDonald performed powerful coming out stories at last night’s LGBT Switchboard gala.