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

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

The Missing Puzzle Piece

It all started when school ended. During the school year, I had a crush on, well a boy. I feel like I really did like him, but as I talked to him more I realized I just wanted to be friends. Later, while talking to one of my friends, for some reason I told him… Read more »

Posted by Kayleigh

Mixed up on the Inside

Like many, I knew from a young age that I was ‘different’. I wasn’t fully able to put a finger on what I was feeling: it was like my insides were mixed up and I was being crushed with tremendous weights. I got used to this feeling until one day in fourth grade my friend… Read more »

Posted by Mauricio Bentley

Questioning and Denial

All my life, my mom and dad told me that they accept the gay community. In late February 2018, I told my parents I might be gay. They said that they loved me and that they don’t care. They said I should see a therapist because they thought it was a good idea before I… Read more »

Posted by Jack Madden

AWKWARD

When I came out to my mom, it was a few weeks before today (4/16/2018). I am in 7th grade now, but in 5th grade, I knew I was different than my friends, who kept saying that this guy is hot, etc. I was agreeing with everything they were saying, but I felt that that… Read more »

Posted by Melissa

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

I’ve always known I was different. But it took 11 years to complete love being different!

Posted by Zach
Coming Out

When I came out…

I grew up playing sports, but swimming was always special ever since I saw Michael Phelps swim the butterfly when I was six years old. My uncle loved to swim, and even taught me how to at a very young age. We had years of great bonding that I’ll never forget, memories I carried with… Read more »

Posted by Anonymous