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Podcast will also feature celebrity interviews.

Celebrity host, author and Pride Power List 2016 nominee Scott McGlynn will be using his own experience to reach out to those struggling with LGBT issues in a new podcast, launching early 2017.

McGlynn has already documented his own struggles with his sexuality in his acclaimed debut book OUT, which journeys through his battle with bullies and negative perceptions that resulted in anxiety and depression.

This year, he was listed alongside the likes of Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry for inspirational gay personalities, and now he will be reaching out to real people to offer help and advice to those who need guidance on LGBT issues.

Although McGlynn’s family were supportive of his choices, he found the lack of gay role models and peer pressure in his small South Wales hometown made growing up gay tough. Now he wants to create a platform for others struggling with acceptance to learn and benefit from his experiences.

Speaking of his new podcast, McGlynn said, “When I was growing up, there was a real lack of strong gay role models, both in the public arena and my daily environment. Whilst this isn’t necessarily the case anymore, there are still issues surrounding bullying and isolation that can come from coming out, especially if you don’t live in a big, diverse city. I want to guide others and let them know that growing up LGBT doesn’t need to be a battle. It’s just about finding ways to embrace who you are.”

Previous interviews have included Big Brother legend Nikki Grahame, X Factor’s Chloe Jasmine and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Jinkx Monsoon, to name but a few.

Clearly no stranger to the world of showbiz, McGlynn has just accepted a celeb gossip slot on Made in Cardiff, a brand new local TV station.

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