Stories

Black Boy Free: My Coming Out Story

Pierrot Obi, 25, singer-songwriter, London. I was born in Northern Italy, in Central Reggio Emilia; we moved to the very outskirts of Reggio when I was 8, to an in-the-middle-of-nowhere type of town called Campagnola Emilia; to this day, Campagnola is the place I call “hometown”. I’m the first of three, born in a very… Read more »

Posted by Pierrot Obi

Growing Up in an Anti-Gay Family

I knew at 8 years old that I was only interested in guys. But I keep it a secret. At 16 I was very worried that someone would find out so I made myself be with girls. I was so miserable & it never felt right, and there was nothing females had to offer sexually… Read more »

Posted by Phillip Gessel

I’m Unique

My early childhood was very difficult, rolled with pitifully comments from the school friends. Never ever I felt comfortable back at my school. Narrow mindless was surrounded within my life. Latter I discovered a friend of mine with whom my thoughts was relatable . Life got a bit easier. I just had given my class… Read more »

Posted by Bhaskar

Lying’s Not Worth It

Lying’s not worth it I knew it at 13. I am gay. I hid from it when I was old enough to be expected to act upon expected heterosexuality, but only started that very late in my teens. I fantasized incessantly about men but told myself it was natural to do so and that it… Read more »

Posted by Aaron

Journey to Safety

Luis Mancheno talks about growing up in Ecuador as a gay man, fleeing his home country after being attacked, and eventually finding safety after becoming a refugee in the United States.

Posted by Luis Mancheno

My Struggle

I was 11 years old (2014) when I found out I was different than everyone else. As a 5th grader with barely any knowledge on things, you are even more confused, which I was. There was this girl in my class and she was soo pretty and beautiful that I gave her two of my… Read more »

Posted by Crystin Mikayla

Finally Telling Someone

I have been happily married for over 20 years. I have kept my sexuality a secret for 30+ years. Until yesterday. I felt the need to come out as bi to someone. I have known for a long time that I am. I had many girlfriends and a few boyfriends along the way. Never really… Read more »

Posted by Mike

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

Will Never Come Out

I dont think I’ll ever come out. I watch coming out stories that gives me hope, but those successful coming out stories are like gift given to them. Can’t make my parents feel ashamed of me in front of the society. No matter how much one denies that society doesn’t matter, but the truth is… Read more »

Posted by Anonymous