SE02 E01 Jonny Staub

Confronting the OUTrage; First One Out: A Brave Man’s Fight Against the OUTrage

Episode Summary

In this episode, Canadian radio and television personality Jonny Staub, talks about the good, bad and ugly of coming out as a gay man in the world of media, and how he came to be the first person to come out on air doing their own show in a major market commercial radio station. Jonny talks about the powerful role of therapy in maintaining good mental health; and ways our workplaces can be supportive of LGBTQ+ employees.

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About Jonny

Jonny Staub is a Canadian radio and television personality.

He started his career as a traffic reporter at CHYMFM in Kitchener, ON, on May 15, 1997. He has achieved success across Canada, and at age 22, he was the youngest DJ in a major time slot in Vancouver. 

Jonny is the first person to come out on air doing their own show in a major market commercial radio station.

He is actively involved in charity organizations including “Thank Dog I Am Out” rescue society and “A Loving Spoonful” society focused on providing food to those who are in need due to suffering from HIV and other illnesses.

Jonny is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, and uses his position in the media to educate about the importance of taking care of mental health.


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