Monthly Archives for March 2011

My mother told me she wished I was never born

Added March 26, 2011 I have know that I was lesbian since I was 4 years old but because I was raised in a Southern Baptist family, I knew early in my life that I would not be accepted comfortably,  I remember being caught by my mother with a picture of my 2nd grade crush […]

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Scared but moving forward

Added March 26, 2011 At the age of almost 54 I am ready to be a gay woman. Years of hiding or even acknowledging who I was. Tried coming out 13 yrs ago but went right back in. I got hurt and figured it was easier to disappear. No relationships just hiding. I read Chely’s […]

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I had no idea that I liked girls. I really had no idea.

Added March 26, 2011 I’m about the most emotionally oblivious person on the planet. So when I say I had no idea that I liked girls until I was 22, I don’t mean I was in denial; I mean I had no idea. I never went through the boy-crazy stage as a teenager but I […]

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Even if I was gay I would not allow myself to be happy

Added March 26, 2011 My journey of coming out did not happen till I was 40 years old. When my daughter went to college it happened with who it was suppose to happen and how it was suppose to happen. I was told from the age of 23 that people thought I was GAY. I […]

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I have 6 siblings who are no longer allowed to talk with me

Added March 26, 2011 I always knew I didn’t fit in with the rest of my friends growing up though I did everything to fit in. That includes being boy crazy, dating lots of popular boys, etc. It is hard to explain, but I truly did not know other gay people existed until in college. […]

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My parents refused to speak with me

Added March 26, 2011 I grew up in a small community in the North End of Boston. I come from a Catholic Italian family. I had always known I had been a lesbian and finally decided as a senior in HS that I would come out to my parents. They asked me to move out. […]

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My mom would take a shot at me with “gay jokes”

Added March 26, 2011 Well, here we go. At a young age I knew I was gay and just like everyone else, I had to hide it; either due to embarrassing my folks or shaming them or just a fear? It wasn’t so much about my mom because she treated me like crap my whole […]

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I am proud of who I am and who I have become

Added March 26, 2011 My journey began as a young girl growing up on the farm. I am the youngest of three children. Always knew that I was a lesbian but until recently have not started to come out of the closet so to speak. After reading Chely’s book it has helped tremendously, giving strength, […]

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God loves you just the way you are!

Added March 26, 2011 Like so many older women I grew up when being gay was unheard of and no one even spoke the “L” word. I always felt different and by the time I was about 10 I knew I was different but didn’t dare to even think that it was because I was […]

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I haven’t found anyone LIKE ME

Added March 26, 2011 I started to realize I was different when I was 10yrs old. I did like some boys growing up; I even got engaged to a guy once. I thought getting married at 23 was the right thing to do, even though I knew I wasn’t in love with him. I came […]

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