Category Archives for Bullying

Bullying started at about age 8

Added May 12, 2011 Well I am a 30 female from Kansas. I have been overweight my whole life. So the bullying started at about age 8. As I grew up, my own family members would call me “Shamu The Whale” at the pool. That has caused me to really doubt who I was as […]

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I was criticized for being me

Added May 12, 2011 After a 12-year relationship, my partner decides to secretly reconnect with friends through FB without mentioning it to me; often times there were 5-6 hour text sessions. And with several people, but one in particular that she was not FB friends with – and looking at her phone records (that she […]

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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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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 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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Know you are not alone and you are loved

I spent most of my young life in the closet. When I finally did come out I was told by my father that he would rather I was dead. Threatened and abused as a child that if I were to come out I would be killed by my father I was rather afraid to live […]

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People thought it was okay to judge and harass me

I’m 19 years old. I’m gay. In junior high, I barely knew who I was, but people who had even less of an idea of who I was than I did thought it was okay to judge and harass me. It got better. It got better because my friends were there for me. It gets […]

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I was bullied relentlessly

Well, I wish I could say my Coming Out and early life as a lesbian was all sweetness, bunny rabbits and candy canes but it wasn’t. When I told my mum, she looked at me and went; “Yeah, I know. Put the kettle on, but don’t tell your stepdad!” it was hugely anticlimactic really. My […]

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It was religion, not God, that shunned me

I grew up in a not so small but very religious town. When I was eight my father left us because he was gay. It wasn’t long after that time that I realized I like girls, but I was determined not to be gay. My church said it was wrong, my friends said it was […]

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About the time I started the 3rd grade…

About the time I started the 3rd grade, I felt different from the other girls.  My tomboy look was beginning to show and I knew that I liked the way girls/women “carried” themselves. It was then that I began to seek girls like me. I’m 43 now, and I’m still seeking. It was about that […]

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