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The Pros And Cons Of Coming Out

Sheena and Tamara chat about the pros and cons of coming out in this episode of Les Talk About It.

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The process of coming out

  • Coming out to yourself
  • Coming out to your loved ones
  • Coming out to people at work
  • Coming out to the world at large

Pros To Coming Out  

  • It is less stressful
  • It is easier to date
  • It allows you to be okay with yourself
  • It helps helps you feel less different
  • It helps you see all your allies
  • You can become an ally to someone else
  • Allows you to connect with other lesbians
  • Dispel myths about lesbians
  • Makes you feel like part of a community.

Cons To Coming Out 

  • It can be dangerous
  • You can lose your job
  • You can find out that people who you thought were friends are actually bigots

What No One Tells You About Coming Out 

Coming out is not a once off thing. You will forever be coming out.


Our coming out story 

Author Clare Lydon comes out 

Author Kiki Archer comes out

Help for LGBT people  

The Pros And Cons Of Coming Out

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About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talkshow.

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful.

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.)