June is the traditional month chosen to celebrate Pride. The origins of Pride began in New York with a protest at Stonewall—an event that changed gay rights and LGBTQ+ visibility for people in America and beyond.
Do any of you remember what it was like to be afraid? Afraid that others would look at you and know you are different? Afraid that they would hear your voice and know that you were different? Afraid to wear … Read the rest here
By the time I reached my late 30’s I’d been out of the closet for years. My family knew I was gay (since middle school) and most of my closest friends had known since college. In my professional life, colleagues … Read the rest here
So I’m putting myself out here, and this is completely out of character. A little background: I’m 44, and I married an incredible man 20 years ago. Together, we have two amazing children. And I am a lesbian.
A little over a year and a half ago, I destroyed my almost perfect family by telling my wife I was gay. I have had huge amounts of guilt for the pain I caused her, my kids, and myself with … Read the rest here
I have been reading these coming out posts for a long time now. I usually read them with a little bit of envy and often with tears of sorrow because my coming out experience hasn’t been glittery or joyful.
There was a time when I thought it was silly to have a day dedicated to “coming out,” a month dedicated to Pride, or even a purpose for groups like Latter Gay Stories especially these featured sections dedicated to coming … Read the rest here
I vividly remember being 13 years old, walking home from church on Sunday. As I walked alone, I started to tear up because I believed I would never have what most of the families at church had. You see I … Read the rest here