LGBTIQ & Ally Podcast call out

Coastie stories - Inclusion means you


They say everyone has at least one good story in them and if you have a good, bad, happy, sad, classic, or unbelievable story about being, living, moving to growing up LGBTIQA+ on the Central Coast, we want to hear from you!

If you’re at school now just doing you, or if you’re an ally, parent, lover, brother, mother or other, we want to share your story! Whether it happened last week or is a memory of days, venues or events gone by.

Maybe it’s a coming out story, a tale of joy or tragedy, an unforgettable party, or an unforgivable moment…

Coastal Twist wants to host some of our Coastie Stories with this very special LGBTIQA+ edition. Let’s document, share, and treasure a few pieces from our diverse Central Coast community in a podcast series being released over the Coastal Twist Festival.

Let’s tell our unique LGBTIQA+ stories. Use your voice today.

Why LGBTIQ History Matters

Creating a safe culture begins with affirming their history, and this is why sharing LGBTIQ+ history, warts and all, is so important. Not only does it help us all feel represented, but it also challenges biases and helps people to unlearn them.

The LGBTIQ community is one of the very few communities worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public schools or in religious institutions. The history of LGBTIQ people remained hidden in documented history for many years due to laws that criminalized LGBTIQ culture. It is important to note that LGBTIQ or gender nonconforming people have existed in every culture in history dating back to ancient civilizations.


Terms and conditions

  • Expressions of interest close October 15th
  • Applicant can (should they wish to) remain anonymous using only their preferred name in podcast
  • Participant agrees to allowing the editing and utilisation of all audio captured
  • If under 18, person has parental permission
  • I understand my story if selected to be recorded may not be utilised in this round
  • selection decision is final and at the complete discretion of the Coastal Twist festival selectors.


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