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Ed Roche Brings New LGBT+ Series To SPIN

Sophie La Touche
Sophie La Touche

04:07 14 May 2021


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Our Unique Tales

At the age of 31, radio presenter Ed Roche came out to his family and close friends as a gay man.

Years of living in the closet finally came to an end for Ed after years of shame, embarrassment and fear.

Now 33, Ed is set to present a brand-new radio documentary series Ed Roche - Our Unique Tales.

"The reason I chose the name Our Unique Tales is because everyone's story is so unique," says Ed.

There is no one way of coming out. I also like the word our - it’s very inclusive - just like this series. Also, the first letter of every word spells the words OUT. I thought it was a subtle way of including a word that means so much to me and many other LGBTQIA+ people."

 

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"Our Unique Tales is a series about LGBTQIA+ people in this country," reveals Ed.

"It’s a story on their lives, from the difficulties they faced growing up in this country, to where they are today. A lot of tears were shed when making this series, I just really hope it connects with people no matter what your sexuality is."

 

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The series will feature some incredible LGBTQIA+ figures including Chris McNaughten, Rebecca Tallon De Havilland, Nikki Sym-mons and Panti Bliss.

 

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Our Unique Tales airs at 9am on Saturday, 22nd May on SPIN 1038 and SPIN South West.

A further four episodes will air across June, PRIDE month.

Helplines

If you’ve been affected by any of the issues raised in this series please contact the following.

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The National LGBT Helpline.

lgbt.ie

1890 929 539

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Pieta House

pieta.ie

1800 247 247

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Transgender Equality Network Ireland

teni.ie

01 873 35 75

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Gay Health Network

gayhealthnetwork.ie

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Our Unique Tales is a 5-part series which is being funded by The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television License Fee.


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