Category Archives for Fear of Coming Out

I accepted to myself that yes indeed I was a gay man

Added March 26, 2011 I am still a work in progress, but aren’t we all to an extent.  Small steps to reach the bigger picture. I am 33 years old and hid my sexuality to everyone including myself for many years.  I had always shied away from any type of relationships, girls and boys.  Through […]

Read More →

I’m 17 and I am lesbian

Added March 26, 2011 I’m 17 and I am lesbian. Two years ago I told my best friend that I was having strange thoughts and I needed a solution. Me being me, I did not want to like girls and I was scared to tell my mom about these feelings. So I went through my […]

Read More →

I didn’t come out until after I was out of the foster care system

I can remember always know that I was different from everyone else. I was attracted to girls that I was around. I always would dream that I was a boy so that it was alright that I was attracted to them. I grew up in a very small town for a huge part of my […]

Read More →

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 […]

Read More →

We had to sneak around and meet up secretly

I am 17 years old and I live with my father and my step-mom who are both atheist and super supportive of my lifestyle. It was not until last summer that I realized I was a lesbian; I just thought I was bisexual but I spent time with my mother, who left my father for […]

Read More →

I worry that my children will not understand

For most of my 43 years, I have been acutely aware of the fact that I am a lesbian. However, like many of us, I have done everything to hide that from the world. In fact, to the “world” I am a successful, happily married Christian woman and a mother of 3 beautiful ‘young adults’. […]

Read More →

My personal journey is still filled with a million questions

I’m 22 yrs old and from Europe. I grew up surrounded by understanding, open minded and liberal people. When I read stories about people who are not accepted by their families/friends because of their sexuality, who struggle to come to term with themselves because of their religion, who live in fear, I’m almost scared they […]

Read More →

I had begun to become suicidal again during my sophomore year

I grew up as an Air Force brat from divorced parents and knew by the age of 5 that I was different. I was your typical tomboy always playing outside and hanging out with the boys. Life was great until I started having hard crushes on both my babysitter and on my friend’s big sister […]

Read More →

I separated from my husband of 15 years about 9 years ago

I separated from my husband of 15 years about 9 years ago.  The divorce was the result of abuse, etc.  I have two children; they were 7 and 9 at the time.  I knew that once divorced I would be “uncovered” but I also knew that I never wanted to be with a man again.  […]

Read More →

Do I live the rest of my life not telling them?

So a bit about me. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa. I learned about Chely Wright thanks to the Oprah show. I was so moved by the story of her coming out that it made me cry. So much of her story is my story and I am sure many of ours who are gay. […]

Read More →
Page 2 of 4Prev1234Next