Stories

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

I forgot to tell dad

A long time ago, er well. Like a year or so. I told my mother, grandmother, and cousins “I’m bisexual” and all was jolly, my mom said “I figured” and my grandma said “that’s ok, we still love ya”. But I did have to explain what it was to be bisexual to my cousin. It… Read more »

Posted by Too Nervous to Say
Coming Out

I Always Knew

I never questioned my sexuality. For me, questioning my sexuality was confirming it. When I was younger, I would have dreams and fantasies about guys that I liked, and I wasn’t ashamed of it until I started being taught that homosexuality was a sin. I would click on Youtube videos and I liked to see… Read more »

Posted by Anonymous

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)
Coming Out

The Day of Me

My story goes like this: I was in 1st grade, and I had just met my best friend. She touched my arm, and then I knew, I knew that I liked girls. Many years passed and was now in 7th grade. I started to feel different than other kids. Photos of me when I was younger… Read more »

Posted by Jax Stoller

Coming Out To Your Friend!

Rebecca and I were friends for many years. As time went on, we had gotten closer and closer and something seemed to be off. Why hadn’t we ever dated? Was there a romance in our future? Well, it turned out I had some soul searching to do on my own before I could fully accept… Read more »

Posted by Michael Osborne
Coming Out

Coming Out with the Help of a Friend

Back when I was in high school, I finally made it a point to come out. However, it took a lot for me to admit it to close friends and least of all to myself. My story really started during the prime of my high school years. I’d say the point where I finally realized… Read more »

Posted by Ian

I Wanna Be Me

I wanted to come out many times before my coming out day, but I was scared. I grew up as an only child who went to Catholic school from Pre-K through high school and was raised in a Filipino/Belgian and very Roman Catholic family, and I was terrified with how they would react to me… Read more »

Posted by Nico

This Is Me

People seem to always tell me that I’m “too mature” for my age. I just give them a smile, but in my head, I’m always like “if only you knew what I’ve been through”. Growing up my father really wasn’t in the picture, and my mom was working and trying to get my little brother… Read more »

Posted by Hector Trejo

My Coming Out Story

My whole life I battled rumors from people in high school who thought that it was funny to take this one little piece of information about me that they obtained from a lying, deceiving source and spread it around, throw it in my face every chance they had. I went from the funny outgoing kid,… Read more »

Posted by Jacob