Category Archives for Still Hiding

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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I know that I’m at the beginning of an important process

I always felt different and misunderstood while growing up. I was a good daughter and an ideal student who tried her best to hide her attraction to other girls. It was a source of embarrassment and shame that I locked away deep inside of myself and hoped that no one noticed. My sexuality caught up […]

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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 am a ‘male to female’ CD/Crossdresser

My ‘story or journey’ is pretty simple. I am a ‘male to female’ CD/Crossdresser. I have always had a hidden desire for women’s clothes, heels, makeup, etc. So I started ‘trying or dressing’ in my early teens in my moms and my neighbor’s clothes when I was house sitting for them. I fell in love […]

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I hope to one day be able to live life openly without fear

My journey has only recently begun in some ways and yet it has taken a lifetime to get even this far. I am finding my way to me and have a wonderful love in my life. I only wish I could fully be who I am becoming in the midst of those I love and […]

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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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