Category Archives for Coming Out

My daughter came out to us in her senior year of college

Q: My daughter came out to us in her senior year of college. Crying and Crying I asked her if she was sick, or had cancer and when she finally could speak and said she was gay, both her father and I just said “Thank goodness”. Soon after she graduated she move to Berlin Germany. […]

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I’m scared to come out

Q: I’m scared to come out. I’ve struggled the last few years dealing with acceptance of myself, understanding, denial etc. You know how it is. But I’ve reached the point where I can’t keep it inside anymore; this secret is eating away at me and I’ve become so aggresive and short tempered with people. My […]

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I feel a little lost, I am unsure of where my life will go

Added May 12, 2011 I am a 43 year old lesbian from Canada. I am single, still …lol….which at times is ok, but sometimes it’s lonely. Gosh, this is a little hard for me, not sure where to start. (I hope I don’t make mistakes in my English writing, for I am bilingual, French and […]

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Very nervous that my friends would not accept me

Added May 12, 2011 Starting College 13 hours away from home was difficult. But hiding a secret you’ve known for most of your life is more difficult. I started college 13 hours from home, excited and looking forward to being on my own. About a month into college, I felt like the secret I’ve been […]

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I live in the Midwest and it is not always accepted

Added May 12, 2011 I came out later in life yet have known I was gay my whole life. I just tried to fit into the world’s view of the way people should be it made me pretty miserable and not happy at all. I have had a few relationships but have not found the […]

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There are lots of supportive adults. Talk with someone

I’m a 57 year old lesbian living in cowboy country in Alberta, Canada. When I was a teenager, I didn’t even know lesbians existed. After an unhappy 5 year marriage, I left and shortly after that came out. I’ve lived with my partner for 30 years now and we’re welcomed in this rural community by […]

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I was called a tomboy; it was just who I was

I’ve always known that I was different, from about the age of five I knew that I wasn’t like other girls. I was shocked to find out that other girls didn’t like the same things I did. I was called a tomboy, it was just who I was. I climbed trees, hated dresses and my […]

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Being gay does not define who I am, it is just part of who I am

Here is my truth…the first woman I remember falling in love with was Miss Kramer, my second grade teacher.  It was 1978 and she drove a Pacer.  How I wanted to ride around our tiny little town in that car (which looked like a Milk Dud) with Miss Kramer.  I imagined what it would be […]

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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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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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