Stories

My Authentic Self

Ever since I’ve been alive, as far back as I can remember, I’ve known that something was different about me. I couldn’t pinpoint what exactly it was, but it was not something I was familiar with, or had much knowledge about. The only LGBT person I knew of within my family was my second cousin… Read more »

Posted by Ash

How I Found Out That I Preferred Boys More Than Girls

Right now I’m accepting the fact that I myself like guys. I’m waiting for the moment when I have the courage to come out as gay to my whole family. Anyways let’s start with the story. It started in 2nd or 3rd grade, me and this girl that I *thought* I liked were on the… Read more »

Posted by Alvar Brännbäck

Battlefield of Love and Life

Since i can remember, Ive secretly been into girls. I mean, yeah, some boys were cool but I’ve liked girls. When i was 7 years old, my parents divorced, and my mom met a woman and started going out with her. This woman had 2 stepsons and the older one molested me when i was… Read more »

Posted by Anonymous

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

Struggle of Muslim Lesbian

My name is Nzee, I am basically from Pakistan living here in United States from past 4 years. I am born Muslim and proud to call myself Muslim. But I can’t deny the fact that I am lesbian, why it’s happened I don’t know. I sure have a person I want to marry. To me… Read more »

Posted by Nzee

Looking Inward To Come Out

As an Afro-Caribbean transplant to the US/Brooklyn at 5 years old, not only did I sound different, I was different. It turns out I was totally feminine and unaware of it. But that changed the very first day of school when the teacher screamed at me, “Can’t you read?! That’s the boy’s bathroom! You go… Read more »

Posted by Connie Fleming

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

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

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