Category Archives for Fear of Coming Out

I worry that my children will not understand

For most of my 43 years, I have been acutely aware of the fact that I am a lesbian. However, like many of us, I have done everything to hide that from the world. In fact, to the “world” I am a successful, happily married Christian woman and a mother of 3 beautiful ‘young adults’. […]

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My personal journey is still filled with a million questions

I’m 22 yrs old and from Europe. I grew up surrounded by understanding, open minded and liberal people. When I read stories about people who are not accepted by their families/friends because of their sexuality, who struggle to come to term with themselves because of their religion, who live in fear, I’m almost scared they […]

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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 separated from my husband of 15 years about 9 years ago

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.  […]

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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. […]

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