OUTcast Podcast

OUTcast Podcast

By Rosie Pentreath

Coming out stories from inspiring LGBTQ+ people from all over the world. Hosted by Rosie Pentreath.

Episodes

Trans Awareness Week: Monica Mulholland

Marking Transgender Awareness Week, we reshare Rotary Club chair Monica Mulholland's story. Monica Mulholland was the first trans chair person of Rotary New Zealand's Inner Wheel Club. Monica grew up in 1960s Catholic Ireland and came out as trans in her fifties after decades of hiding her true identity. Topics discussed: Being transgender and growing up in 1960s Catholic Ireland Coming out as trans later in life Leading the way in LGBTQ+ rights and representation in the conservative Rotary Club community Links mentioned in this episode: http://outcastpod.com https://www.mindfood.com/article/brand-new-me/ This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
13/11/23·28m 13s

Trans Awareness Week: AJ Clementine

Marking Transgender Awareness Week, we reshare Australian influencer AJ Clementine's story. AJ tells Rosie her coming out story and discusses why positive trans representation on screen and elsewhere in the media is so crucial. Topics discussed: Coming out as transgender. Gender dismorphia. Gender confirmation surgery. Trans representation on screen. Social media and activism. Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu2P3v6-gW5aMDGQA2EOFXQ https://www.minus18.org.au/ https://www.murdochbooks.com.au/browse/books/biography-memoir/memoirs/Girl-Transcending-AJ-Clementine-9781922351609 This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
13/11/23·33m 56s

Trans Awareness Week: Sarah Jones

Marking Transgender Awareness Week, we reshare transgender priest Sarah Jones's coming out story, in which she discusses the Anglican church’s approach to LGBTQ+ rights, and shares the issues facing the trans community today. Topics discussed: Experiencing life as a trans person from the 60s to now Being outed as trans after ordination in the Church of England The concept of God as non-binary Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com/ https://attitude.co.uk/article/god-is-beautifully-non-binary-the-transgender-church-of-england-priest-outed-by-a-national-newspaper-1/25157/ This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
13/11/23·39m 16s

Chrissy Flanagan

Rosie has a fascinating conversation with Sydney’s ‘chaotic socialite’, Chrissy Flanagan, who discusses coming out on TikTok in her 40s, being diagnosed with autism and ADHD around the same time, her new life as a baby queer and how’s she’s tackling the last taboo – saying you want to make some new friends. Topics discussed: Coming out after two long term relationships with people of the opposite sex. Navigating life under the "baby queer" label (and do we even like the label?). Being diagnosed with autism and ADHD later in life, and how that intersects with the queer experience. Chrissy's "after school club for adults", Chaotic Social. Links mentioned in this episode: Chrissy's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@chaoticsocialite Chaotic Social: https://www.chaoticsocial.com/ Vivid Sydney neurodiversity panel: https://www.vividsydney.com/event/ideas/neurodivergence-diagnosis-normal OUTcast Podcast: https://outcastpod.com This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
16/07/23·57m 11s

Lesbian Visibility Week: Libby Pentreath

BONUS EPISODE: Special re-release of retired singer-songwriter, charity worker and radio presenter Libby Pentreath – AKA Rosie's second cousin's – coming out story. Rosie catches up with her distant cousin, singer-songwriter, charity worker and radio presenter Libby Pentreath, and they disciuss Libby’s experience of being a gay in 1980s Surrey and starting a family. Topics discussed: Loving guys and girls in the 1980s onwards Coming out in a religious family Having a child as part of a same-sex couple in the 1990s Links mentioned in this episode: https://sites.google.com/site/oneandallaid/home https://libbypentreath.bandcamp.com/ Links mentioned in this episode: http://example.com http://second-example.com This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
30/04/23·23m 40s

Lesbian Visibility Week: Deborah Cheetham Fraillon AO

Special re-release of opera singer, composer, playwright and educator Deborah Cheetham Fraillon AO's coming out story. Opera singer, composer, playwright and educator Deborah Cheetham Fraillon AO describes herself as a 21st-century urban woman who is Yorta Yorta by birth, stolen generation by government policy, soprano by diligence, composer by necessity, and lesbian by practice. She shares her story of discovering her true identity as a member of Australian's 'Stolen Generation' of indigenous people taken from their families, and discusses how that intersects with her experience of being a lesbian. Topics discussed: Being an adopted aboriginal child Coming out as a lesbian Australia's forced removal of indigenous babies and children, known as the 'Stolen Generation' Deborah's contribution to classical music and opportunities for indigenous musicians in Australia Sydney World Pride 2023 Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
30/04/23·59m 19s

Lesbian Visibility Week: Zara Cooper

Special re-release of Australian entrepreneur Zara Cooper's coming out story. In this episode, Rosie meets Zara Cooper, an entrepreneur from Melbourne who came out as gay after the birth of her third child, and finds out how she navigated coming out amidst family life, her Jewish community and as part of juggling a busy career. Topics discussed: Coming out as gay after being in a heterosexual marriage for 20+ years Coming out in the Jewish community Sydney World Pride How Zara's shoe business connected her with the love of her life Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com https://www.paperkrane.com.au/ This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
29/04/23·42m 50s

Lesbian Visibility Week: Rosie Wilby

Special re-release of British comedian and writer Rosie Wilby's coming out story. British stand up comedian, writer and podcaster Rosie Wilby tells her coming out story. Off the back of her podcast and new book, ‘The Breakup Monologues’, she discusses monogamy, the paradox of progress, and navigating long-term relationships as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Topics discussed: Coming out in Thatcher's Britain under Section 28 Monogamy and navigating long-terms relationships in the LGBTQ+ ommunity The paradox of progress Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com/ https://www.instagram.com/breakupmonologues/ ––––– This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
28/04/23·24m 14s

Lesbian Visibility Week: Jessie Grimes

Special re-release of clarinettist, music teacher and BBC contributor Jessie Grimes's coming out story. Jessie Grimes is an Irish clarinettist and BBC contributor, who’s currently on the journey to becoming a mother with her wife. She talks about being queer in classical music, and the challenges of having children with a same-sex partner. This week, Irish clarinettist Jessie Grimes reveals what it’s like being gay growing up in Ireland, how the classical music industry approaches LGBTQ+ representation, and what it’s like for same-sex couples starting a family. Topics discussed: Coming out in Ireland in the 2000s Being queer in classical music Starting a family with a same-sex partner Links mentioned in this episode: https://www.homemadegardenjam.com/ This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
27/04/23·42m 12s

Lesbian Visibility Week: Tilly Lawless

Special re-release of Australian novelist and queer sex worker Tilly Lawless's coming out story. Tilly Lawless is a Sydney-based novelist and queer sex worker who uses her platform to speak up for sex worker, LGBTQ+ and women’s rights. She shares her coming out story with Rosie Pentreath, and discusses what it's like being gay in her industry. Topics discussed: Coming out as gay LGBTQ+ experiences and rights Queer sex workers Debut novel, ‘Nothing But My Body’ Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com/ https://archermagazine.com.au/2018/01/tilly-lawless-making-space/ This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
26/04/23·27m 37s

Lesbian VisibilIty Week: Rosie Jones

Special re-release of British comedian, actor, writer and disability activist Rosie Jones's coming out story. British comedian and writer Rosie Jones shares what it was like coming out as a lesbian after achieving fame with her comedy, and discusses why representation of people with disabilities is so vital for a better world. Topics discussed: Comedian Rosie Jones’s coming out story Why ‘lesbian’ has become such a loaded word How Rosie overcomes the voice of doubt in her head Becoming a comedian and coming out What it’s like coming out as gay with cerebral palsy The Amazing Edie Eckhart Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
25/04/23·1h 7m

Lesbian Visibility Week: Hanna van Vliet

Special re-release of Dutch actor and ANNE+ star Hanna van Vliet's coming out story. * ANNE+ star and co-creator Hanna van Vliet tells her coming out story, and discusses what it's like being an out LGBTQ+ television and film actor. Topics discussed: Coming out in Amsterdam Being an LGBTQ+ actor ANNE+ Dutch TV series and Netflix film Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com https://www.netflix.com/title/81337079 This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
24/04/23·25m 42s

Deborah Cheetham Fraillon AO

Opera singer, composer, playwright and educator Deborah Cheetham Fraillon AO describes herself as a 21st-century urban woman who is Yorta Yorta by birth, stolen generation by government policy, soprano by diligence, composer by necessity, and lesbian by practice. She shares her story of discovering her true identity as a member of Australian's 'Stolen Generation' of indigenous people taken from their families, and discusses how that intersects with her experience of being a lesbian. Topics discussed: Being an adopted aboriginal child Coming out as a lesbian Australia's forced removal of indigenous babies and children, known as the 'Stolen Generation' Deborah's contribution to classical music and opportunities for indigenous musicians in Australia Sydney World Pride 2023 Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
16/04/23·59m 41s

Monica Mulholland

This week, Rosie meets Monica Mulholland, the first trans chair person of Rotary New Zealand's Inner Wheel Club. Monica grew up in 1960s Catholic Ireland and came out as trans in her fifties after decades of hiding her true identity. Topics discussed: Being transgender and growing up in 1960s Catholic Ireland Coming out as trans later in life Leading the way in LGBTQ+ rights and representation in the conservative Rotary Club community Links mentioned in this episode: http://outcastpod.com https://www.mindfood.com/article/brand-new-me/ This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
08/04/23·27m 30s

Zara Cooper

In this episode, Rosie meets Zara Cooper, an entrepreneur from Melbourne who came out as gay after the birth of her third child, and finds out how she navigated coming out amidst family life, her Jewish community and as part of juggling a busy career. Topics discussed: Coming out as gay after being in a heterosexual marriage for 20+ years Coming out in the Jewish community Sydney World Pride How Zara's shoe business connected her with the love of her life Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com https://www.paperkrane.com.au/ This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
28/03/23·43m 13s

Luke Rutledge

In the first episode of a new season of OUTcast Podcast, Rosie meets Australian author Luke Rutledge, and they dive into his debut novel, 'A Man and his Pride', discuss the difference between coming out and finding your pride, and look forward to Sydney World Pride 2023. Topics discussed: Luke Rutledge's book, 'A Man and his Pride' The difference between coming out and finding your pride The experience and impact of Australia's 2017 marriage equlity plebiscite What we're looking forward to with World Pride coming to Australia Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com/ This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
19/02/23·39m 42s

Rosie Jones

In the final episode of Season 2, British comedian and writer Rosie Jones shares what it was like coming out as a lesbian after achieving fame with her comedy, and discusses why representation of people with disabilities is so vital for a better world. Topics discussed: Comedian Rosie Jones’s coming out story Why ‘lesbian’ has become such a loaded word How Rosie overcomes the voice of doubt in her head Becoming a comedian and coming out What it’s like coming out as gay with cerebral palsy The Amazing Edie Eckhart Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
04/04/22·1h 7m

Rob Harkavy

This week, editor of OutNews Global, Rob Harkavy, shares his experience of being bisexual in the 70s and 80s, and being a leader in the LGBTQ+ travel and media industries. Topics discussed: Bisexuality Being LGBTQ+ and Jewish The LGBTQ+ travel industry How the LGBTQ+ community is navigating social media Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com https://outnewsglobal.com This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
28/03/22·34m 38s

Hanna van Vliet

This week, ANNE+ star and co-creator Hanna van Vliet tells her coming out story, and discusses what it's like being an out LGBTQ+ television and film actor. Topics discussed: Coming out in Amsterdam Being an LGBTQ+ actor ANNE+ Dutch TV series and Netflix film Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com https://www.netflix.com/title/81337079 This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
21/03/22·25m 36s

Rosie Wilby

This week, British stand up comedian, writer and podcaster Rosie Wilby tells her coming out story. Off the back of her podcast and new book, ‘The Breakup Monologues’, she discusses monogamy, the paradox of progress, and navigating long-term relationships as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Topics discussed: Coming out in Thatcher's Britain under Section 28 Monogamy and navigating long-terms relationships in the LGBTQ+ ommunity The paradox of progress Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com/ https://www.instagram.com/breakupmonologues/ This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
14/03/22·24m 8s

AJ Clementine

This week, Rosie meets TikTok and Instagram influencer, model and LGBTQ+ advocate AJ Clementine. She tells Rosie her coming out story and discusses why positive trans representation on screen is so crucial. Topics discussed: Coming out as transgender. Gender dismorphia. Gender confirmation surgery. Trans representation on screen. Social media and activism. Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu2P3v6-gW5aMDGQA2EOFXQ https://www.minus18.org.au/ https://www.murdochbooks.com.au/browse/books/biography-memoir/memoirs/Girl-Transcending-AJ-Clementine-9781922351609 This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
07/03/22·32m 9s

Patrick Gale

In the first episode of Season 2, novelist and Emmy award-winning screenwriter Patrick Gale shares his coming out story, and reveals how his own father had been secretly gay, a family secret hidden from him until he had left home. Topics discussed: Patrick Gale's coming out story What it's like have closetted gay members of the family Family trauma and intergenerational trauma What drives Patrick to write Patrick's novel, 'Mother's Boy' Links mentioned in this episode: http://outcastpod.com https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/aug/21/when-my-childhood-bully-said-sorry-40-years-too-late This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
28/02/22·42m 38s

OUTcast Season 2 Trailer

OUTcast Podcast: Coming out stories from inspiring LGBTQ+ people today. Topics discussed: LGBTQ+ coming out stories Issues facing the LGBTQ+ community today What gives LGBTQ+ people hope Hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
13/02/22·3m 45s

Clementine Ford

In the final episode of OUTcast Season 1, Australian writer Clementine Ford discusses falling in love, coming out, her queer identity, and her new book, ‘How We Love’. Topics discussed: Clementine Ford’s new book ‘How We Love: Notes on a Life’ Falling in love with a woman for the first time Coming out as bisexual Grief and losing a mother Links mentioned in this episode: https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2015/12/amorous-intensity-iris-murdoch-s-letters This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
15/11/21·38m 46s

Libby Pentreath

Rosie catches up with her distant cousin, singer-songwriter, charity worker and radio presenter Libby Pentreath, and they disciuss Libby’s experience of being a gay in 1980s Surrey and starting a family. Topics discussed: Loving guys and girls in the 1980s onwards Coming out in a religious family Having a child as part of a same-sex couple in the 1990s Links mentioned in this episode: https://sites.google.com/site/oneandallaid/home https://libbypentreath.bandcamp.com/ This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
08/11/21·23m 34s

Mark Abrahams OBE

This week, Rosie is joined by the RAF’s Wing Commander Mark Abrahams OBE, who shares what it was like being gay while rising up the ranks in the British military, coming out in the Air Force, and helping to establish the RAF’s thriving LGBT+ Freedom Network. Topics discussed: Being LGBTQ+ being banned in the UK military before 2000 Coming out in the Royal Air Force The UK military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ era Founding the RAF’s LGBT Forum and LGBT+ Freedom Network This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
01/11/21·25m 45s

Jessie Grimes

This week, Irish clarinettist Jessie Grimes reveals what it’s like being gay growing up in Ireland, how the classical music industry approaches LGBTQ+ representation, and what it’s like for same-sex couples starting a family. Topics discussed: Coming out in Ireland in the 2000s Being queer in classical music Starting a family with a same-sex partner Links mentioned in this episode: https://www.homemadegardenjam.com/ This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
25/10/21·42m 6s

Tim Lai

This week, Tim Lai from Gogglebox Australia tells Rosie about coming out as a Malaysian Australian, finding out his best friend was gay at the same time, and what it’s like to be part of the popular Gogglebox reality TV franchise. Topics discussed: Coming out as gay in 1980s Australia Experiencing racism as an Asian Australian What it‘s like being on Gogglebox Australia This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
18/10/21·34m 53s

Victor Iringere

This week, Nigerian refugee Victor Iringere shares his coming out story and tells Rosie Pentreath about the persecution, struggle and flight he had to go through to become the proud gay man he is today. Victor is an LGBTQ+ and mental health advocate, and complex needs integration specialist at Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre. Topics discussed: Being an LGBTQ+ Nigerian How colonialism has contributed to homophobia and relgious dogma in Nigeria Conversion therapy and other extreme measures taken against homosexuality What it’s like being an asylum seeker in the UK 11 October is National Coming Out Day Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com/ This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
11/10/21·54m 41s

Sarah Jones

In the second episode of OUTcast, transgender priest Sarah Jones shares her coming out story, discusses the Anglican church’s approach to LGBTQ+ rights, and shares the issues facing the trans community today. Topics discussed: Experiencing life as a trans person from the 60s to now Being outed as trans after ordination in the Church of England The concept of God as non-binary Links mentioned in this episode: https://attitude.co.uk/article/god-is-beautifully-non-binary-the-transgender-church-of-england-priest-outed-by-a-national-newspaper-1/25157/ This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
04/10/21·38m 31s

Tilly Lawless

In the inaugural episode of OUTcast Podcast, Tilly Lawless shares her coming out story, insights into being a queer sex worker, and what inspired her debut novel, ‘Nothing But My Body’. Hosted by Rosie Pentreath. Topics discussed: Coming out as gay LGBTQ+ experiences and rights Queer sex workers Debut novel, ‘Nothing But My Body’ Links mentioned in this episode: https://outcastpod.com/ https://archermagazine.com.au/2018/01/tilly-lawless-making-space/ This podcast is hosted by Rosie Pentreath.
24/09/21·27m 16s
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