Talking to the Nation about Coming Out

Our co-blogger Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. is featured on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation today discussing coming out and his column in Poz magazine describing his coming out experiences.

The show was a great example of what can be done with the intimacy of radio, the addition of callers and emailers, and two engaging people talking about their life stories.  While nominally pegged to the Adam Lambert’s coming out, Neal Conan asked interesting questions and showed a nice grace in dealing with some pretty horrifying stories from callers.

Kudos to Talk of the Nation for also featuring two LGBT people who weren’t white.  While you often see stories about coming out from the perspective of racial minorities, this show didn’t bill itself as a special minority episode of the coming out experience, but instead talked about coming out generally and did it through the voices of minority LGBT people.

One Response

  1. Thanks for this post, I agree with your assessment. It was a great experience!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: