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. […]
I separated from my husband of 15 years about 9 years ago
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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