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  1. Take a close and intimate look at several individuals as they come out to the most significant people in their lives. Each episode follows the coming out story of one person from the moment they make the initial decision to disclose their sexual iden...  Read Full Summary

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  1. Ep. 108 | ‘Hip Hop and Ready to Drop (Trish)’

    Trish (aka Feloni) is a rising performer in the Detroit hip-hop scene. Although she is already out in the male dominated world of hip-hop and in her songs writes openly about her sexuality; her family remains in the dark. She needs to drop the news before...

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  2. Ep. 107 | ‘My Traditional Korean Mom (JP)’

    JP is very close to her traditional Korean mother - she even has her mom's name tattooed down her arm. But she's terrified to come out to her -- so much so that she won't hold hands with her girlfriend if there are any Asians within sight in case word ge...

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  3. Ep. 106 | ‘The Identical Twin (Van)’

    For years, Van has hidden the fact that she is gay from her identical twin sister. Van is a liberal and a lesbian; her sister is conservative and straight. Van has tried a number of times to come out to her sister, "the other half of my egg," but has n...

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  4. Ep. 105 | ‘My Ex-Wife (Scott)’

    Californian Scott and his wife Tracy were married for 11 years and had 3 kids. Now divorced, they share joint custody of the children and maintain a rocky relationship. Scott's decided to finally tell Tracy who he is, whether she wants to hear it...

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  5. Ep. 104 | ‘Gay in Kansas (Tom)’

    Tom, a public speaking professor at a Kansas community college, encounters traditional Bible Belt values everywhere, including within his own family. Even his sister Gina, his closest relative and best friend, does not know he is gay. Despite the homopho...

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  6. Ep. 103 | ‘Son of the Islands (Xavior)’

    Xavior is a counselor at a gay rights organization in Harlem, helping young men come out to their families. But his Jamaican heritage keeps him in fear of his own coming out. Realizing his hypocrisy Xavior, decides to practice what he preaches, and come...

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  7. Ep. 102 | ‘The Mayor (Chris)’

    Chris Cabaldon is the mayor of West Sacramento. Early in his career, he forfeited a personal life in order to enter politics. Now a respected mayor at age 40, Chris is unwilling to continue living a lie. Fueled by a desire to create positive change in c...

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  8. Ep. 101 | ‘Mom, I'm a lesbian (Karen)’

    Coming Out Stories presents profiles of people who Come Out to someone significant in their lives on-camera. In Episode One we meet Karen, who is out to everyone in her life except her mother who has a fatal brain disease and about one year to live....

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Full Summary

  1. Take a close and intimate look at several individuals as they come out to the most significant people in their lives. Each episode follows the coming out story of one person from the moment they make the initial decision to disclose their sexual identity, to the final coming out encounter. Some receive positive support and affirmation while others face rejection and disappointment. These coming out stories offer a real look at the challenges, reactions, and rewards of coming to terms with one's sexual identity.