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Coming Out Later

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.

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.)

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.

61, Gay, And Closeted: Is It Too Late For Him?

John Shore | Posted 05.23.2012 | Gay Voices
John Shore

The reason you want to come out is not because of what it will do for your relationship with others. It's because of what coming out will do for your relationship with you. The kind of stress born of living a lie will age you prematurely.

When You Realize You're a Lesbian

Sasha Lotrian | Posted 03.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Sasha Lotrian

Does knowing you're gay early in life affect what type of lesbian you're going to end up being? Or is a butch a butch and a femme a femme no matter when the proverbial lightbulb goes off that says "Oh, I'm so gay!"?