Good Mythical Crew: The Podcast

How Rhett & Link Helped Me Come Out (GMCP Ep. 8)

June 11, 2021

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Barbara Danley on August 22, 2021 at 9:29 am

It's breaks my heart that people still have to struggle with this so much. Why can't we just accept a person as they are? I don't care your color, gender, sexuality or what you choose to do with your life as long as it doesn't negatively affect me!

Mary C. Wilson on August 8, 2021 at 1:02 pm

Loved this episode, thanks for a great discussion!

Isabella Land on August 6, 2021 at 7:28 am

but im a cheerleader is such a good movie! ❤️💗

Daria Akulova on July 12, 2021 at 2:32 pm

My favorite Stevie moment is from an old ass facebook video Mythical did about proms. She said something like "I went to the prom with my gay best friend. Little did he know, so did he". It was a silly and not at all serious video but i remember that it touched me so much that I burst into tears. Even remembering it now is making me a little emotional. I think it just shows the progress of the society, that nowadays a person can say something like that openly on the internet. It is wonderful. Not the case in my country, unfortunately.

Thank you for this episode, it is very heart warming, honest and beautiful.

Tori Brooks on June 29, 2021 at 8:27 pm

I just want to say I am so glad mythical exists and is so accepting. As a transman myself it is hard to find much representation and people like me in the media, and I was so happy to watch this and find out someone like is is working for such a cool company. Thank you Kiko :)

Christopher Alfonso on June 24, 2021 at 4:02 am

Can anyone tell me which Ear Biscuit episode Kiko is referring to around the 23 minute mark? I would really like to listen to it. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Adam Morales on June 29, 2021 at 12:32 pm

Kiko wrote this in the comments below on 6/12:
"...Seeing them (Rhett & Link) become increasingly vulnerable on Ear Biscuits throughout my time with them on the podcast definitely started changing my perspective on how I viewed vulnerability, but their religious deconstruction stories were the specific episodes that really had the most impact on me. They made me realize that no matter who we are, at the end of the day, we just want to live our lives authentically and be accepted for who we truly are. They also made me realize it's ok to be scared to be vulnerable, but how overcoming that fear and living openly and authentically can have a huge positive impact both for yourself but also for others too. Hope this answers your question!"

Courtney Wallace on June 19, 2021 at 1:51 pm

I had a smile on my face within the first 5 minutes. It was very heart warming to hear from you guys. I wanted to join in the conversation so bad!

Mary Lang on June 18, 2021 at 7:34 am

Thank you for sharing your vulnerability!

Russell Van Vlack on June 16, 2021 at 9:45 am

Thank you so much for sharing your stories and experiences! I appreciate everything about you and everything that you do. Continue to be your best self to yourself and to the world! Cheers!

Ivy on June 16, 2021 at 3:31 am

I can't seem to watch this even though they said it was free for initiates?

Mythical Society Admin on June 16, 2021 at 1:32 pm

Hi Ivy! Please access the Initiate version of this podcast here: https://www.mythicalsociety.com/how-rhett-link-helped-me-come-out-gmcp-ep-8-initiate/ You can also click on the 3 stacked lines at the top right corner of the website -> click INITIATE -> click the Podcast ep!

Evie Henry on June 16, 2021 at 12:11 am

wow, I'm proud of Kiko, I'm so glad he has accepting parents 💝💝💝

Evie Henry on June 15, 2021 at 11:34 pm

these take forever to lead for me, anyone else have that problem?

Melissa AB Graetz on June 15, 2021 at 9:28 pm

Syracuse!! Bisexual Mythical beast born and raised in 'cuse (44, Go orange!) here! Although I'm in Denver now by way of DC!
Thanks for sharing your stories. It was, and still is, difficult for me engage on this topic as I've always felt like I don't belong, or that I am the outsider. This Pride I've decided to take a more active role in the LGBTQ+ community. I accept and support others - why wouldn't they accept me, too?
❤️🌈🌟

Judy Turner on June 15, 2021 at 2:16 pm

You guys are so amazing. Thank you for putting yourselves out there for your audience to identify with. 🌈❤️🌈❤️

Jennifer Bernd on June 14, 2021 at 3:36 pm

I love you all so much! I wish I had friends like you. :)

Katy Yellen on June 14, 2021 at 10:06 pm

oh gosh, don't read the comments about this post on YouTube, they're unbelievably toxic. Thank you for doing this episode. It was emotional, educational, inspiring, and humorous!

R.S. Rutherford on June 13, 2021 at 6:49 pm

As a closeted gay man this was more emotional for me than I imagined. Who's cutting stupid onions in here? Ugh.

Kit Auner on June 13, 2021 at 10:03 am

Thanks for sharing, Kiko! It was great to hear from another trans guy.

James Wimmer on June 13, 2021 at 2:40 am

Thoroughly enjoyed watching this.

This may have already been said in here, but I did want to say that thanks to the Supreme Court, and Justice Gorsuch (a Trump appointed justice no less), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act now extends employee protections to the LGBTQ+ community.

If you're interested in reading up on that, see Bostock v. Clayton County.

Sam Schindler on June 13, 2021 at 1:43 am

I'm the one who asked the voice-mail question!! I just wanted to say thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and consideration, and especially to Kiko who added more to his answer. When I heard my own voice I freaked!! I can't believe my question was featured! Thank you guys so much. It made my day, and made me feel very special. I love being a part of this community and always will. xoxo ♡

Shea Heatherington on June 12, 2021 at 11:37 pm

do you have to be a 3rd degree member to listen to this podcast? :)

Mythical Society Admin on June 14, 2021 at 1:09 pm

Hi Shea! 2nd Degree has access to the podcast audio, and 3rd Degree has access to the audio and video. Here is a tutorial on how to download the podcast audio: https://www.mythicalsociety.com/how-to-download-good-mythical-crew-the-podcast/

I hope that helps! If I can clarify anything further, please don't hesitate to reach out to society@mythical.com :)

Travis Swartzendruber on June 12, 2021 at 7:42 pm

they answered this below actually. 2nd degree for audio. 3rd degree for video

JEANIE SPARAGNA on June 12, 2021 at 6:16 pm

Yes

Audrey Yvonne Frick on June 12, 2021 at 3:27 pm

Honest and represent themselves very unscripted genuinely SHARES THE GOOD VIBES throughout each of the question /topic. The crew has the best hopes to share this episode as part of our current intentions in the greater culture and the Mythical Society is a true microcosm of today's GREATEST EVOLUTIONARY ROLES! rep with pride! Nice work yall!

Audra Sparks on June 12, 2021 at 9:47 pm

This was my favorite episode so far. Y'all brought me to tears a few times. Thank you for sharing yourselves with us. I love this podcast so much, and I love that Mythical is such an open work environment and that everyone is allowed and encouraged to be themselves. It's a beautiful thing.

James Miloshoff on June 12, 2021 at 2:35 pm

Stevie “Situation” Wynne Levine! We love all you wonderful people! Seriously, you all, including R&L, have helped me reflect on who I really am and how to better myself and family. Please keep doing what you do best!

Matthew & Kenny on June 12, 2021 at 9:16 am

OMG!!! Please say we can purchase these shirts! I have a mighty need for one!!!

Mythical Society Admin on June 14, 2021 at 1:16 pm

Hi Matthew & Kenny! The Pride Tee was available on the Mythical Store for a limited 48 hour period - May 19th-21st :)

AiryKritter on June 18, 2021 at 10:08 pm

Please release those again. EVERYONE wants one.

Jasmine Riach on June 12, 2021 at 9:08 am

Thank you such a beautiful episode! Our mythical community is my hope for the rest of the world! ❤️

Jasmine Riach on June 12, 2021 at 9:07 am

Thank you for such a beautiful epi

Josh Rice on June 12, 2021 at 3:11 pm

I joined just to here this. thank you all for being so willing to share.

Travis Swartzendruber on June 12, 2021 at 7:59 am

Would someone elaborate on what Rhett and Link did that made Kiko feel safe to come out? I’ve watched GMM and listened to Ear Biscuits over the past two years, but I’m somewhat knew to the channel and want to learn as much as possible! :) this video was great! very interesting to hear everyone’s side. It’s awesome Rhett and Link provide such a great opportunity for everyone to succeed!

PS-Stevie, you have been my favorite since joining the fan base. ❤️

Kiko Suura on June 14, 2021 at 9:54 am

It's kind of both what Audra and Allison said! Seeing them become increasingly vulnerable on Ear Biscuits throughout my time with them on the podcast definitely started changing my perspective on how I viewed vulnerability, but their religious deconstruction stories were the specific episodes that really had the most impact on me. They made me realize that no matter who we are, at the end of the day, we just want to live our lives authentically and be accepted for who we truly are. They also made me realize it's ok to be scared to be vulnerable, but how overcoming that fear and living openly and authentically can have a huge positive impact both for yourself but also for others too. Hope this answers your question!

Audra Sparks on June 12, 2021 at 9:50 pm

My guess it's their religious deconstruction stories episodes

Allison Young on June 12, 2021 at 11:43 am

I know Kiko had shared in a comment on Instagram to Link that the fact they have been open and vulnerable in EBs really inspired him.

Ashley Steuer on June 12, 2021 at 2:14 pm

wonderful job, you guys! ❤️

Thomas Harper on June 12, 2021 at 7:04 am

I'm a heterosexual male, so take what I say with a grain of salt, but I would like to offer my experience as a testimony for how things are getting better in terms of LGBT acceptance.

I'm an older millennial (born in 1985) and I remember in high school (in a conservative West Michigan city) in the late 90's and early 00's that using homophobic slurs as insults was so common to have almost lost all meaning. As a dumb teenager, I engaged in it myself. I also remember when some kids at my high school made a gay-straight alliance club, I heard some of the other kids joking about how they had gone to the meeting to make fun of the gay people there. Thankfully I hadn't been that much of a jerk, but I remember that I wasn't repulsed by the bullying those kids were bragging about the way someone ought to be.

Fast forward to now, I still live in the same conservative city (though it does have a bit of a libertarian bent, so not necessarily as socially conservative as some places in the country), but using homophobic slurs is almost unheard of (and when they are, it's usually done ironically). All the schools in the city, even some of the churches, fly the gay pride flag. I, myself, have made friends with gay and trans people (something I would not have done 20 years ago while in high school).

Anyway, my hope with sharing all this is so that people can be optimistic about the progress the country has made in LGBT acceptance even within just the last two decades.

Emilia Palo on June 11, 2021 at 11:48 pm

<3 Such a wholesome episode, love you all!

Kayse Angel on June 12, 2021 at 5:45 am

thank you all for sharing your stories ❤️ it was a great episode!

Rachel VanDenBogaard on June 11, 2021 at 8:54 pm

This made me so emotional. Hearing the stories and how you guys feel about coming out is admirable. Thank you Mythical for allowing such openness and building confidence in your employees!

Katy Ferrell on June 12, 2021 at 1:32 am

so I purchase second degree to watch this since the website says I get access to the crew podcast with 2nd. come to find out this one is for 3rd degree. that is so backwards. this podcast has the potential to help so many people. but you'd rather make more money? very disappointed

Mythical Society Admin on June 11, 2021 at 6:56 pm

Hi Katy,
Good Mythical Crew: The Podcast is available to 2nd and 3rd Degree, as advertised on the website :) 2nd Degree has access to the podcast audio; 3rd Degree has access to the video in addition to the audio. Instructions for downloading the podcast can be found here: https://www.mythicalsociety.com/how-to-download-good-mythical-crew-the-podcast/

I hope that helps! If I can help clarify anything else, please don't hesitate to reach out to society@mythical.com or send a direct message (DM) on Discord to @MythicalSocietyAdmin :)

Joy Steinmiller on June 11, 2021 at 5:13 pm

I want to hug each of you. I have a very good good family friend, her name is the same as my biological sister, to the point that I introduce her as my other sister.
When she came out about 15 or so years ago, she was so scared to tell us. When she finally did, we were all like, "Oh, OK." didn't change how we feel about her.
My husband's Aunt's have been together for 50 years, when same-sex marriage became legal and they were able to marry, eye cried because I was so very happy for them.
I don't understand why anyone should be made to feel ashamed of who they are. I'm glad you all know that you are free to be who you are. Just one more reason to be proud to be a Mythical Beast.

Lindsey Hoert on June 11, 2021 at 11:26 pm

I don't believe in that? lol. saying it like you were talking about Bigfoot. I don't believe in that. it was a weird reaction.

Leena Pentti on June 11, 2021 at 9:49 pm

This was a super awesome episode for Pride month, especially, but I wouldn't mind more of these with lgbtq+ themes, if you want to.

Also, Happy Pride!
❤🧡💛💚💙💜

Anna Baldwin on June 11, 2021 at 2:32 pm

Love this so much <3 I'm bi/ace and to continue to see Mythical so accepting and diverse makes me so happy. Love you all and am proud of you!!!

Ellie Parker on June 11, 2021 at 2:30 pm

This was honestly so wholesome and lovely to see how positive of a work environment there truly is at Mythical :))

Angelina Peebles on June 11, 2021 at 12:39 pm

I was super sheltered as a kid, and I think Stevie was the first time I was ever exposed to a girl liking girls. It helped me figure out my own identity. Super happy that Mythical is a company that is so proud and loves one another. Thank you everyone :)

Erroll Abrahamian on June 11, 2021 at 11:39 am

SUCH a great episode <3

Susannah Scott on June 11, 2021 at 9:44 am

Thanks to everyone for being so vulnerable and sharing your stories <3

James Green on June 11, 2021 at 8:09 am

This is great. I'm a straight cis man, but this really helped me better understand what my siblings are going through/have gone through. Thanks, guys.

Lauren Marie Talmon on June 11, 2021 at 4:50 am

I couldn't think of a voicemail question for this ep, but I am sooooo excited to start listening to this one!!!!!

Carissa Berlinger on June 11, 2021 at 3:23 am

what the heck i had no idea chris was from my hometown

David Gans on June 11, 2021 at 2:07 am

Rhett and Link and the GMM crew are the best. Love you all take care be safe😉👍👍

Jahayza Adams on June 11, 2021 at 9:07 am

yassss come on gays