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You Are Here: May 20, 2012
In this hour of You Are Here we take a look at coming out in unconventional ways. Typically the term is used to refer to those in the LGBT community who come out of the closet to themselves, their family and their friends. But, every time we reveal an element of ourselves that was previously unknown, we’re also coming out. How do you calculate the timing and format? Is it worth coming out at all? You Are Here bring you a number of stories in which people have to to come out of various closets. We find out both the risks and benefits of taking that next step.
In this episode, reporters speak with a politician who struggles with his personal beliefs that will him unpopular with voters, single parents who come out to their children about dating, Jewish families contending their son’s non-Jewish girlfriend, and even the founder of Post Secret. We also conduct a series of short interviews in which people tell stories of moments they came out to themselves.
LISTEN: Intro- Coming Out In Unconventional Ways
Introduction to stories of people revealing their true identities in a public light
LISTEN: Unpopular Politics
A politician comes clean about his not so popular beliefs, that he knows can hurt his campaign. (Reporter Brendan Mattox)
LISTEN: Single Parents Dating
The hardest part of dating for single parents isn’t revealing they have children to their dates– it’s telling their children who they’re dating. (Producer Emma-Jean Weinstein)
LISTEN: Good News, Bad News
An excerpt from David Levine’s story on coming out to his religious Jewish parents that he’s dating a non-Jewish girl. (Reporter David Levine)
LISTEN: Coming Out Online
Experts warn of the dangers of revealing too much online. (Reporter Dillon Rand)
LISTEN: Coming Out To Yourself
A collection of stories from people who c0me to terms with their most intimate secrets.
Producer: Emma-Jean Weinstein