Category Archives for Fear of Coming Out

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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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 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 have to be careful still who I tell…

I’d known I was a lesbian since I was 11 or 12. I always liked girls better than boys in that intimate respect. I had my first real Lesbian romance when I was a senior in High school 1979. I was in love or so I thought. She had other ideas, after graduation she left, […]

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I have been hiding all my life…

I am an 18 year old California girl. I have been hiding all my life. But it wasn’t till this summer (or the summer of 2010) that Chely Wright, without her knowing so, gave me the strength to tell my mom and friends who I truly was. I have been a Chely Fan for as […]

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She felt I had wronged her by “choosing” to be gay

I am an out gay women who has been active in my community for over 45 years. I came out when I was 18 years old in my first year in college, when I fell in love with my freshman English professor. When I told members of my family, each one reacted in a different […]

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I prayed to God everyday…

I knew I was gay when I was 5. I didn’t know what sex was. I just knew I wanted to be with girls. It wasn’t a choice. As I was a Christian then I went to church and participated in all church activities till I was 30. I never dated till I was 35 […]

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I feel very fortunate though I struggled…

I feel very fortunate, though like many, I struggled with my sexuality for years, had numerous thoughts of suicide and hit rock bottom with depression, once I decided to be true to myself and truthful to those around me, I gained the strength and courage I needed to go on in life. I’m not sure […]

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Thank you for giving me a place to share my story…

Thank you for giving me a place to share my story – I hope others can resonate with my truth. I am female, in my mid-40s, and have finally realized that I am gay. “Finally realized” may sound odd, but that is my truth. Not being given the space to be myself in my childhood, […]

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Starting High School is Hard Enough…

Starting High School is hard enough. I always knew I was different but I didn’t know how exactly. My last year in middle school I started to watch all of my friends develop crushes for boys, i never did. I thought that I had not found the right guy yet. I found out that it […]

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