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Coming Out Later in Life

What It's Like To Come Out Later In Life

Ken Solin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

When Bruce Jenner came out as transgender, it made me think about boomers coming out of whatever closet they've spent much of their lives in. Whether transgender, gay or lesbian, as a straight, male boomer I wanted to understand their experience, to know how it feels for someone to come out late in life.

5 Fears About Coming Out Later In Life

Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Call it a mid-life crisis or just finally coming to your senses. Either way, coming out late in life is confusin...

9 Challenges Faced By People Wait To Come Out Until Later In Life

Posted 06.14.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Every time a new state recognizes gay marriage, my coming out coaching practice gets inundated with calls. It se...

A Late-Blooming Lesbian Panther

Joanne Fleisher | Posted 05.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Joanne Fleisher

I took to boys like I was on a fast trip down a one-lane highway, but that was because I had no idea that I could be with a girl. A perfect middle-class 1950s girl, I went to college, dated boys and got married at 22. I tried being the perfect wife but failed miserably.

Married To a Man and In Love With a Woman

Joanne Fleisher | Posted 02.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Joanne Fleisher

It was 1979, and I'm not even sure I knew that a "straight" woman could fall in love with another woman. I thought I was the only married woman facing this kind of awakening. I was falling in love with a woman, but I didn't feel like a lesbian.

Coming Out Later

John Corvino | Posted 01.27.2013 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

"Jake" has been a friend of my partner Mark since high school. He's now a successful attorney, in his late 30s, nice-looking, smart and kind. Also, he's never had a girlfriend. Also, he frequently posts about pro-gay causes on Facebook. (Yes, I'm doing the same math you're doing.)

WATCH: Gay Grandpa Recounts Being Confronted By Wife: 'Dean, Your Boys Want to Know If Richard's Your Lover'

Nathan Manske | Posted 09.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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In 'Defense' Of Waiting To Come Out

Khalid El Khatib | Posted 06.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Khalid El Khatib

At brunch last Sunday one of my closest friends was gushing over a guy he met out. His suitor is smart, handsome, employed, rents to own, and has a shared penchant for pizza at 3 a.m. But there's one problem: Prince Charming came out only a few months ago, at 28.