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Everyone comes out in their own way, in their own time.

Innies + Outies brings you fascinating stories from diverse LGBTQIA+ Australians about coming out or staying in.

From people struggling for acceptance to embracing their true selves — each story is packed with life lessons for queer Australians and the people who love them.

Exploring a range of other topics like navigating coming out while dating, living life as a neurodivergent queer person and balancing your queer identity with your faith, Innies + Outies provides a space for queer Australians to share their stories, as well as the perspectives of parents, partners, friends and allies who support them.

Guests include multi-award-winning comedian Hannah Gadsby, gender non-conforming author and activist Alok Vaid-Menon and everyday Australians with incredible stories.

You’ll meet a grade six boy who is transgender and on the Autism spectrum, a Tiwi Island sistergirl whose queer identity and faith are at odds, a bisexual man who is tired of his sexuality being questioned, and a 14-year-old girl trans girl exploring teen romance.

Innies + Outies is hosted by Walkley Award-winning journalist Mon Schafter.