Category Archives for Depression & Suicidal Thoughts

Growing Up in Smalltown Alabama

Although a bit more progressive by comparison with other small towns in my state — due in great part to the university community – it was a tough place for a young lesbian nonetheless. I was from a well-respected family, was popular in high school with plenty of friends and boyfriends, but I tried to […]

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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 […]

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I spent 28 1/2 years in the military

I have known I am different since I was eleven years old…didn’t know it had a name however. Found that out when I joined the military in 1966. During that tour of duty, I spent 15 months in Germany (where I learned that not every country frowns on gays and lesbians) and 18 months in […]

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