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 one for me yet. I am a teacher and find it really hard to be myself at work. I live in the Midwest and it is not always accepted. It really makes life hard at times. My friends and family are very supportive which helps. I love my job and my support system yet I am missing that personal side. The partner in my life, the one to share life and love with. So, I continue to look and hope.