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
My coming out, probably like many of yours, did not go too well. My parents, specifically my mother, were not at all accepting of the idea. And for 6+ years afterwards, things were said to me that no child should … Read the rest here
It all started in 2011 when my wife came out to me. We had what on the outside was the perfect marriage. Our kids were happy, we both had great careers and we were raising our children in the gospel. … Read the rest here
For me, growing up knowing I’m gay taught me one thing very early on: secrets keep you safe from social reprieve. Secrets keep you safe from losing that person you just want to be friends with. They shield you from … Read the rest here