Q: what do i do? I have known that I was gay ever since the 5th grade. I was grown up in a christian family and my mother and my siblings are openly against gay people. In fact she told my siblings and i that if we ever dated people of the same gender she’d […]
I have known that I was gay ever since…
I hope one day I’ll be able to come out and be honest
Added May 12, 2011 I am a singer/songwriter. I have kept a secret from the world I am a “Damn Liar” and I’m “Broken” I have lied. I am gay. I am so scared to come out. I am so afraid of rejection. I don’t want to be turned away. I am so afraid to […]
Sometimes I even prayed to God to change me, or take me
Added May 12, 2011 I knew from my early childhood that I was different. I was in love with another little girl at six years old. I sure as [heck] didn’t learn this at home. For me, this was the most normal feeling in the world. But yet I soon realized that life had thrown […]
The family doesn’t want “the gays” around them
Added May 12, 2011 When I was nine, my mom asked me if I knew what gay meant. I said no because I had never heard of it. She said “It’s when two boys or two girls love each other. Your brother is gay.” I didn’t understand at first because I didn’t know that was […]
I know now that this isn’t a sin.
Added May 12, 2011 I’ve always known I was different ever since I was a little girl. I didn’t know how to express my feelings and I often found myself angry and upset. I have always been a tomboy but in junior high I actually started to have feelings for my friends and I knew […]
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 […]
Scared but moving forward
Added March 26, 2011 At the age of almost 54 I am ready to be a gay woman. Years of hiding or even acknowledging who I was. Tried coming out 13 yrs ago but went right back in. I got hurt and figured it was easier to disappear. No relationships just hiding. I read Chely’s […]
Even if I was gay I would not allow myself to be happy
Added March 26, 2011 My journey of coming out did not happen till I was 40 years old. When my daughter went to college it happened with who it was suppose to happen and how it was suppose to happen. I was told from the age of 23 that people thought I was GAY. I […]
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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