Here's the latest in the tag coming out

FOF #2539 - Eddie Izzard Saved My Life - 10.11.17

FOF #2539 – Eddie Izzard Saved My Life

Art matters because it helps us to connect with culture to better understand who we are. As LGBT folks, we often draw inspiration to come out of the closet and tell others our stories of who we are because of the artists we admire.

Today comedian Cody Melcher joins to talk about the artists and entertainers who have motivated us to fiercely be ourselves and how folks can to do the same for others through their art.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 10 days ago 0
FOF #2465 - Coming Out - 03.22.17

FOF #2465 – Coming Out

For many LGBT folks in the past, hearing other people tell their coming out stories was a great source of inspiration for they themselves to finally take the leap out of the closet.

Nowadays, it’s not as hard to be out and proud so it’s easy to dismiss the impact someone’s coming out storiy can have on others.

Today, comedian Rachel McCartney joins us to take a look at coming out stories, how LGBT stories were a big part of the early days of the Internet and what coming out will look like in the future.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 7 months ago 2
FOF #1995 - Will They Still Love Me if I Come Out? - 06.03.14

FOF #1995 – Will They Still Love Me if I Come Out?

A big part of why celebrities struggle to come out of the closet is because they don’t know how it will affect their careers. Since Hollywood is more about perception and not an actor’s talent, many still struggle to come out despite most Americans supporting gay rights.

Today we’re taking a look at celebrities who became more likable when they came out and those who didn’t fare so well. Why did Rosie and George Michael struggle so much after their coming out?

Posted in: Podcast 3 years ago 2
FOF #1983 - The First Openly Gay College Football Star - 05.08.14

FOF #1983 – The First Openly Gay College Football Star

In the wake of pro football star Michael Sam coming out, Eric Lueshen, a former kicker for the Nebraska Cornhuskers was encouraged by others to come forward and share his own coming out story.

Even though Eric was openly gay to his friends, family and team-mates in high school, in 2002 he was recruited by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to play as their place kicker.

Listen as Eric Lueshen chats with us about the challenges of being out in sports and he shares his heartfelt message of hope, love and acceptance.

FOF #1939 - Cashing in on Coming Out - 02.19.14

FOF #1939 – Cashing in on Coming Out

You usually hear the words “brave” and “courageous” when people come out of the closet as LGBT. For some it still means putting a lot at risk- their jobs, friends and family. We say the same things when celebrities come out of the closet, but is it so brave to come out when you’re able to significantly cash in on the newfound attention?

Today writter Zach Stafford joins us to take a look at how sometimes celebrities get a tremendous boost to their careers and their pocketbooks when they fearlessly are themselves.

Posted in: Podcast 4 years ago 1
FOF #1938 - How Teletubbies and Soloflex Made Us Even More Gay - 02.17.14

FOF #1938 – How Teletubbies and Soloflex Made Us Even More Gay

A lot of the things we love on the Internet was mostly developed by people who came of age in the early 90s. It’s a big reason why the corporate logos for such titans as Google and EBay look like they were designed by three year olds.

Today we’re taking a look at awesome stuff that inspired us in our formative years to be fabulously gay, and how it influenced the internet to be the way it is today.

Posted in: Podcast 4 years ago 9
FOF #1934 - Do People Care if You're Gay Anymore? - 02.11.14

FOF #1934 – Do People Care if You’re Gay Anymore?

They say it’s “history in the making”- University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam has come out of the closet, and is likely to be drafted into the National Football League as the first openly gay professional football player.

Joining us today is the incorrigible Brian Sweeney, who really couldn’t give a damn about this, but always has something funny to say anyway. Is Michael Sam’s coming out going to mean anything?

Posted in: Podcast, Sports 4 years ago 5
Brian Boitano Comes Out as Gay, Surprising No One

Brian Boitano Comes Out as Gay, Surprising No One

What would Brian Boitano do? He’d come out of the closet! The figure skating gold medalist just announced he’s gay before the Russian winter Olympics in Sochi. “I am many things: a son, a brother, […]

Posted in: News & Rumors, People 4 years ago 0
FOF #1844 - How to Come Out After a Lifetime of Being Closeted - 08.14.13

FOF #1844 – How to Come Out After a Lifetime of Being Closeted

Most people these days come out relatively young. But for some other folks, it takes them a lot longer, even a whole lifetime.

Today we’re taking a look at what you can do if you’re thinking of coming out after denying your same-sex attraction for so long- advice for married men with children, conservative politicians and religious leaders.

Posted in: Podcast 4 years ago 2
FOF #1746 - You Think Everyone is Gay - 02.21.13

FOF #1746 – You Think Everyone is Gay

As hard as it is to imagine, at one point in time people thought that certain celebrities who are now seen as very gay were straight.

Well, almost everyone. Gay people have always been good at spotting their own in the limelight because we need to find each other in the wild. Today Brian Sweeney is coming out– of his house and over to our studio to blow– the lid off the strange history of celebrities coming out gay.

Posted in: Podcast 5 years ago 0