Coming Out Stories Live w/ Emma Goswell
Saturday 28th June at Le Social at Kampus 12pm-3pm
We are very privileged to welcome Virgin Pride's Presenter and Gaydio Project Worker Emma Goswell and guests for a live version of the hugely popular Coming Out Stories podcast. Beyond culture, race, gender, background, classes, religions, these personal stories tell the intimate experience of members across the whole LGBTQIA+ spectrum as they come out and find their place in the world.
In collaboration with Heard Storytelling, a spoken stories company that aims to create positive change. They specialise in creating safe, fun and empowering opportunities to tell true stories out loud. They also record and share those stories to bring communities closer, make businesses better and ultimately deepen connections anywhere they can.
The talks and interviews will be followed by a performances, easing us all into the wonderful Love Party.
Tickets are inclusive of a drink and a £2.50 donation to Mermaids, a UK charity supporting transgender kids, young people and their families since 1995.
About the book:
Based on the hugely popular Coming Out Stories podcast, this empowering, humorous and deeply honest book invites you to share one of the most important moments in many LGBTQ+ people's lives. From JP coming out to his reflection in the mirror, to Jacob coming out to their Mum over email, from Christine knowing she was trans as a young child, to Kerry coming out as a lesbian in her late thirties, all of the real life stories in this book show you there is no right or wrong way to come out, whatever your age and whatever your background. Whether you're gay, pan, queer, bi, trans, non-binary, or an ally, this uplifting go-to resource is filled with helpful advice and tips on what to expect, and inspirational quotes from leading LGBTQ+ figures, to help you live your life as your most authentic self.
'Uplifting and triumphant, each story is a feat of bravery and courage.' Juno Dawson. 'A must-read for anyone grappling with coming out.' Riyadh Khalaf. "He told me being gay was nothing to be ashamed of." Bill. "I put my hands over my eyes as I told her, as I couldn't bear to see her reaction." Olivia.