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Three Small Words

You see I came out a bit late in life. I was 53. But, I’d met a man. And I’d fallen head over heels in love with him. I couldn’t help it. So I had to tell everybody. But I wasn’t out. I mean, I wasn’t out to myself, let alone the rest of the… Read more »

Posted by DAVID C DAWSON

Coming Out in a Latin Culture

Today marked an important day in my life ¼ a century ago as I looked at the Calendar. “THE DINNER”: In our family it was always tradition to introduce your life partner at a family “dinner” at my Mom and Dad’s home. I can remember it as if was yesterday, I was so nervous and… Read more »

Posted by Tim Vasquez

child to adulthood

THIS IS LONG AND EVERYTHING I AM SAYING COMES FROM DEEP DOWN IN MY HEART AND IS WITH SO MUCH LOVE. BTW, WHEN TALKING ABOUT SEXUALITIES I USE STRAIGHT, GAY, AND BI. HOWEVER THERE ARE SO SO SO MANY MORE TYPES OF SEXUALITY THESE ARE MERELY EXAMPLES. XOXO MY STORY I was asked by one… Read more »

Posted by Lewis Freese

10 Years of Hiding Ended on Groundhog Day 2015

I FOUND “THE ONE” In April of 2004 I walked into a small bank in Sedona, Arizona to begin my job as a Teller. Little did I know that the quiet, sassy, smart, gorgeous and driven gal at the far end of the teller line who was operating the drive-thru would change my life for… Read more »

Posted by Cristin

Nathen’s Story

Hi there and thanks for taking a little time to read my story. Seeing as this is Pride month, I decided to take some time and voice my story, for no other reason than to feel pride. And perhaps it may help others realise that it’s OKAY to be GAY. 🏳️‍🌈 I’m 30.. well actually… Read more »

Posted by Nathen Scott

Friends aka Family

Once upon a time jk… haha… Well it was 4 years ago (2014). I was out with my friends at the mall celebrating Miley’s Birthday. Back then I knew I was bisexual, so yeah back to the story… Well we were all sitting around the table talking to each other and all of a sudden… Read more »

Posted by Jei

A Cinderella Story

My story is not one of all flowers and butterflies, at least not completely. It was late 2011, and I had moved home after college. I had been exploring my gender for the past few years crossdressing and trying to grow out my hair (and time after time being pressured by SOMEONE to have it… Read more »

Posted by Christa Down

Coming Out In The American South

I grew up in a southern, conservative, Presbyterian environment for 18 years. My Church owned my K-12 school, and my family was active in both. My parents led Bible studies in our home and founded several churches. I was no stranger to the Bible, and certainly not to what it said about LGB people. To… Read more »

Posted by Evan

The Blair Bitch

I’m a drag queen and makeup artist living in New York City where I’ve been for the past four years. I recently graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with an acting degree and now am delving into my drag and makeup career!

Posted by Blake Marshall (or The Blair Bitch)
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