After keeping his sexuality a secret for over 31 years Ed Roche is now at a point where he’s ready to share his experiences. In this 5 part series to celebrate Pride Month, we hear the real life stories of some incredible LGBTQIA+ people who grew up in Ireland. We learn what life was like for them growing up and what life is like for these people now.
Philip Keogh is a well-known drag queen in Ireland, many will know him as his drag name ‘Victoria Secret’. Philip chats to Ed Roche about Irelands drag scene and how he came out to his family and friends.
26 June 2021 Finished
Nikki Symmons is a former International hockey player. She now spends a lot of her time being an ambassador for LGBTQIA+ rights in the sports world. She chats to Ed Roche about gay figures in Irish sport, her coming out journey and more.
21 June 2021 Finished
Rebecca Tallon De Havilland was assigned male gender at birth. She became the first woman in Ireland to undergo gender reassignment surgery. She chats to Ed Roche about her incredible journey.
14 June 2021 Finished
Chris McNaghten who many know as ‘Bear Strong’ is an International Strongman. He’s also a mental health and LGBTQIA+ ambassador. Chris sat down with Ed Roche to discuss his coming out experiences and the many battles in which he faced.
5 June 2021 Finished
Gay rights Activist Rory O’Neill, also known as The Queen of Ireland ‘Panti Bliss’ joins Ed Roche to discuss growing up gay in Ireland, coming out, marriage equality and more.
22 May 2021 Finished