Stories

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

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

Gay and Lonely in a Small Town

I am a gay teen living in a town of eight thousand people, almost all of which are white, catholic, and conservative. The first time I began to realize that there was something different about me, that I could actually put my finger on, was when I was hanging out with my older sister and… Read more »

Posted by Tanner

Meeting Young Lesbians May Actually Make You a Lesbian

I already shared my story here, but now that I read it again I’m not happy with that anymore. There is so much more to say and so much changed in the last few weeks. So take a snack and a drink and I’ll take you through my long time of coming out. When I… Read more »

Posted by Alex
Coming Out

Giant Homo

I had been with my girlfriend for a little over 2 months. The day I told my mum I had been thinking about how I didn’t want my girlfriend to be a secret any longer. So, when My Mum came into my room to say goodnight, I hesitated to say it back. She immediately noticed… Read more »

Posted by Sabrina
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
Coming Out

The Beginning

(Sorry if it’s not perfectly written, English is not my first language.) I don’t really know where to begin, so I’m just gonna go with my gut. I am a 14-year-old gay woman. When I was about 12, I began to put things into perspective. I wasn’t taught much about it; but when I was… Read more »

Posted by Noé

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