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Coming Out Story

Enough is Enough: My Journey Out of the Closet and Into Acceptance

Daniel Brewster | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Daniel Brewster

Last semester a former student submitted an editorial to the student newspaper referencing, among other things, how I helped him understand the privilege that he experiences in society. That is what I consider my greatest accomplishment.

The First Time I Fell In Love Was Kinda Gay

Sarah Barness | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Barness

It was one of the most powerful moments we shared when he revealed his personal struggles with love, relationships, and fears of being "found out." Now, I understood the great lengths he had gone to fool friends and family. But he couldn't have understood how much he had fooled me.

Father Figuring

Joe Hutcheson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Hutcheson

I realized this space between us was not something blocking a connection -- a gap in the emotional circuit. It was just space, a space which had given my father the opportunity to see me clearly. And now, I could finally see him back.

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.

The Dating Game: A Coming Out Story

Jason Stuart | Posted 12.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Jason Stuart

Liza Bernski and I dated on and off for almost five years. She would always ask me if I was gay and I would always tell her I wasn't. I just couldn't tell her the truth -- probably because I hadn't told the truth to myself.

WATCH: A Gay Jock Takes Off The Mask | Posted 03.17.2012 | Teen

Scott Heggart was a big, strapping teenager, who topped out at six foot four. He played football, basketball, softball and hockey. And he had a sec...

My Coming Out Story

Hylan Elias Kornfeld | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Hylan Elias Kornfeld

An intense feeling grew in me to tell my family. I felt as if they had this fabricated understanding of who I was based on my Oscar-worthy role as a straight teenager, and I really wanted them to know the real me.