Navigating the world as someone from rainbow communities brings with it many challenges, taking different forms for different people. Dani, Lee, Lilly, Brandon, Ethan, Jaye and Tarn share some of their experiences coming out across different settings - with family, at school, work and coming from a background of faith.
A special thank you to the participants and InsideOUT for allowing this session to be recorded and shared.
2010s, abuse, acceptance, agender, air cadets, anti-capitalism, aotearoa new zealand, barbie dolls, bell's palsy, bible, birth name, bisexual, bogan, bullying, camp, canary islands, capitalism, catholic school, catholicism, change, chill, christchurch, christianity, church, cisgender, closet, coeducation, coming out, condoms, confession, cooking, cross dressing, dani pickering, dating, depression, diverse sexuality, diversity, drag, drama, dresses, drugs, embarrassment, employment, faith, family, femininity, femme, fluidity, friends, gaith (gay faith), gay years, gender, gender diverse, gender fluid, gender identity, going through a phase, grim reaper (advertisement), health education, hell, hepatitis, hiv stigma, homelessness, homophobia, hormone replacement therapy (hrt), hormone treatment, hospitality, hui, identity, insideout kōaro, internet, intersectionality, invercargill, invisibility, invisiblising, japan, jaye barclay, lee eklund, library, lilly loudmouth, love, lutheranism, mental health, minority, mormonism, moustache, māori, native american culture, needle exchange programme, new zealand aids foundation (nzaf), non-binary, nzpc: aotearoa new zealand sex workers' collective, oppression, pakeha, pansexual, parents, people of colour, plague, porirua, positive speakers bureau, preferred name, pronouns, queer, queer straight alliance (qsa), rachel dolezal, racism, rainbow power, rainbow relationships, relationships, religion, religious education, religious homophobia, rural, russia, school, seattle, sex, sex education, sex work, sexual health, sexual identity, shift hui, shift hui (2017), side hoe, single sex schools, sissy, stepfather, stereotypes, stigma, suicide, support, tabby besley, tamaki, tarn billingsley, te horouta marae, te wananga o aotearoa, trans, transgender, transmasculine, truth or dare, twink, two-spirit, ukraine, united kingdom, united states of america, victoria university of wellington, volunteer, westboro baptist church, workshop, worship, youth, youth group
access, access to health care, addiction, advice, affirmation, agenda, balance, baptist church, belief, belief systems, binary, birthday, board, boat, boundaries, boxes, broken, bus, career, chicago, children, choice, christmas, class, collective, coming up, community, competition, connect, conversation, courage, crown, data, david, difference, documentary, dream, education, emotional, empathy, entertainment, environment, epidemic, equality, face, farming, feelings, fishing, food, fun, funding, future, gay, god, government, growing up, harassment, hate, hawaii, health, health care, healthy relationships, history, hit, homosexual, homosexual law reform, hope, hunting, iran, job, journey, labels, language, law, lesbian, lgbt, listening, mainstream, marriage, marriage equality, masculine, media, medications, mistakes, monitor, normal, opportunity, other, parties, peace, people, podcast, power, privilege, questioning, rainbow, reading, rejection, repression, research, running, sad, safe sex, security, separation, sexism, sexuality, sin, sleep, smoking, social, social work, space, spark, spirituality, stole, straight, strategy, stress, stroke, structure, struggle, stuff, teacher, teenage, testing, the closet, time, top, transition, transphobia, treat, trust, truth, university, values, violence, walking, women, work