Join certified professional life coach David Cotton as he explores the complicated journey of coming out late in life.

Each podcast episode of "Out Late With David" features true stories of people who've struggled for decades before finally coming out as LGBTQ+.

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David talks with Brian Beaudette who first came out to his wife over 20 years ago but chose to stay married for the sake of his family. It took ten years for him to decide it was time to live a different kind of life. Today, at age 59 he can finally say he’s “found his tribe.”


David talks with Kristin Kalbli, the host of Our Voices podcast and an LGBT ally. Kristin shares her experience as a straight spouse and her mission to help others in similar situations. They discuss the signs that Kristin missed in her marriage, the impact of her husband's coming out on their relationship, and the importance of honesty and communication in the coming out process.


David talks with Charles Vollmar who shares his journey of coming out later in life and the challenges he faced. After being outed by his wife, he left his possessions behind and started a new life in San Miguel, Mexico. He is rebuilding his career as a culinary teacher and started sharing his story on social media.

Hi, I'm David.

Take it from me, coming out is hard. I'm a retired Brigadier General in the Air Force, a former senior executive in the Department of Defense, and frankly, I spent decades denying and searching for my authentic self.

At age 59, I told my family, and everyone else... I'm gay! Today, I'm at peace with who I am, living an authentic life helping others through personal life coaching.

Join me as I talk with those who've made this journey, closeted for decades, finally able to share their truth. Their stories are heartbreaking and inspiring.

Welcome to "Out Late With David."

David Cotton shared his own personal coming out story as a guest on these podcasts

graying rainbows: coming out later in life lgbt+

To get to know more about me, you can listen to Episode 50 of the podcast, Graying Rainbows: Coming Out Later in Life LGBT+, hosted by Dr. Ginger Campbell.

the vulnerable man podcast

Christopher Veal’s podcast, The Vulnerable Man, Episode 56, sharing my story related to being a vulnerable man, where I see this as a strength and not a weakness.

To learn more about coming out later in life,

David Cotton recommends the following books and resources

Coming Out Stories & Resources

    • Spouse & Family Perspective

    • LGBTQ History & Perspective

    • Personal Development

    • Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
    • Rising Strong – Brené Brown
    • The ManKind Project - a passionate and purpose-driven brotherhood building and supporting the emotionally mature, accountable, and compassionate male role models that our communities so desperately need

    • Podcasts, Audio, & Video Stories

    • Groups & Organizations

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