Interview: Scott McGlynn

Being categorised in The Guardian’s Top 100 LGBT Inspiring People is amazing, as is being a successful Author, Journalist and Celebrity Interviewer, and Scott McGlynn is all of the above.

I really wanted to have a chat with Scott as I have seen how much of a powerful speaker he is, and really wanted to discuss more about his book, his career and his future plans. It was really lovely to speak to Scott, so why not check out what went down below!


So you’ve had an incredible past few years, you’re on the top 100 LGBT list! Which itself is amazing! For people who don’t know you, what do you do?
Thank you, I was so chuffed when I found out I was on the list with my idols!
I’m an author of my book “OUT” and I run my own celebrity interview website.

You’ve written a book, called ‘Out’, which is beautifully named. Can you give us a little insight as to what it’s about?
Of course,  it is my true life story dealing with my sexuality from a young age starting high school, Getting bullied who I am, The book starts off years in school, myself moving on to college and my first job which all has bullying surrounding me. Then a section about me moving to the city, partying, dating and finding Mr right.

It’s obviously a very personal book, did you find it nervous writing so much detail about such a personal situation?
It’s been a goal of mine to share my experience with people to hopefully help people going some similar situations I went through.

Like we’ve previously mentioned, you’re an influencer, how does that feel?!
Amazing and I was shocked! But I have been working non-stop since January this year, It nice to know my voice is getting heard on a worldwide scale.

In today’s society quite a lot of people are scared about coming out, and don’t know how to go about it, if there’s anyone reading this interview today who might be in that situation what advice would you give to them?
Today we have online, facebook and twitter, so many ways to connected to people, The LGBT community is really supporting, theirs charity’s and advice out there to people to talk to, Or drop me a tweet or email I love to help and be there any advice.

You’ve been quite open about the fact you were bullied and, bullying is something which unfortunately isn’t going to stop anytime soon. You’re quite a powerful speaker, what would you say to someone who is being bullied for who they are, what they do, or just being bullied in general?
Never change who you are! I put my head down and never opened up to people and become really shy, But today with much more support out there you can talk with other people going through what you are, With closed facebook groups you can join. I change my life and very outgoing now it took me years to get where I am now to accept myself.

As well as being an influencer and author you’re also a celebrity interviewer. If you could interview anyone who would it be?
A few people I’m a fan of Nadine Coyle I love her! Also, Ellen and Luke Evans, I’m looking to change it up a little on my website so stay tuned 🙂

You’ve already achieved so much in your career, what is next for you?
Thank you! I’m still on a radio tour, You can see my events on my Facebook page and twitter what’s coming up, I’m wanting to a TV show going to LGBT community meeting people who were bullied and see how they affect their lives and how they overcome it.

And finally, to everyone reading this today, do you have a message for them?
If you are getting bullied in school please remember to complete all education don’t let it affect you in a way you miss school, It does get better, You meet amazing people in your life.

It was really eye-opening speaking to Scott about his life and his career, and what a lovely person he is to chat with! Go follow him on Twitter and keep up to date with what is next on his incredible journey.


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