Monthly Archives for December 2010

My story may be a little different…

My story may be a little different than those who post. I am 38 years old and I came out when I was 33. I don’t know if you can really call it coming out, but at 33 I decided to live the life I was supposed to. I was married. Greg and I were […]

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For about a year and a half I struggled with guilt…

I am a 21 year old lesbian. I didn’t figure it out until I turned 20. I am also a Christian. For about a year and a half I struggled with guilt. I felt guilty because I had been told that homosexuality was a sin my entire life. That it was something to be ashamed […]

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This will be the first time I have ever shared my story with anyone…

This will be the first time I have ever shared my story with anyone. I have been in a secret relationship for about 14 years. I am 46 years old and somehow I still feel like I have failed my family. I pretty much don’t have any really close friends because I keep them at […]

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I didn’t know how they would react if I told them I was gay…

I’m a firefighter/paramedic in California who loves people and feels that the only way to change prejudice is though kindness and tolerance of others even though their views might be different than ours. I have been very lucky in my life to live in an area where most people embrace people like me. My parents […]

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I have known for a long time that I like boys and girls…

I live in Holland and I have known for a long time that I like boys and girls; only no one knows except for my best friends. My mom and dad are great and I know if I ever tell my dad that he would be fine with it but my mom is another story, […]

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All my family wants is for me to be happy…

Ever since I was 6 years old I knew I had feelings that were considered “different” than the norm. I used to think I would grow up and get married to a pretty woman just like my dad did. But then you realize that society frowns upon a woman wanting to marry another woman, so […]

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I wonder about the security of my job…

I am a professor at a small, private, Catholic college where many students identify as lesbian, but the silence here on homosexuality is startling. These students aren’t bullied, but the ways in which they are treated as invisible is nevertheless deeply troubling. Both my research on lesbian writers and the GLSEN Safe Space sticker on […]

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My mother believes that my relationship with my girlfriend is a sin…

So I am 23 years old and my first girlfriend and I have been together for a year now. Life has been amazing with her yet amazingly hard at the same time. My mother is a diehard Christian and believes that my relationship with my girlfriend is a sin. She refuses to allow her at […]

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I grew up in a small religious farming community in West Michigan…

Like Chely, I grew up in a small, all white, religious farming community in West Michigan. I didn’t discover “Gay” until I went through a disastrous marriage and went out into the big world. I had to move to a big city to find people “like me.” It is a very dark and scary place […]

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I grew up in a small town in the Midwest…

I grew up in a small town in the Midwest, with a family that is loving, but to be truthful, small minded and lives with people exactly like themselves. From a young age I knew I was different than others, I did not have the feelings other girls had towards boys but did not think […]

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