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Coming Out Story

VideoOut: Danny Coeyman, Thriving Not Surviving

Jordan Reeves | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Jordan Reeves

When I first heard about VideoOut, I immediately thought: "I wish I had this growing up." I am 33 and grew up in Florida, was kicked out at age 20 by religious parents for being gay, and even still feel that fear of abandonment in my relationships today.

My Experience of Coming Out in Kentucky...

Whitney Kay Bacon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Whitney Kay Bacon

My wife Megan and I live our lives out and proud on the internet as a married lesbian couple. However, life was not always this way for me. I came out when I was 15 years old in a very small conservative town in Kentucky. It was one of the hardest things I ever did, but one of the best decisions I ever made.

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

Daniel Brewster | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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

www.ottawacitizen.com | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.