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Lesbian Coming Out

How My Experience on My Big Fat Revenge Helped Me Realize I'm Gay

Bo Sellers | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Bo Sellers

A couple of weeks after I had finished filming the show, I was talking with a female friend. She was telling me about her day, but I wasn't hearing a word she was saying because I was staring at her quizzically, trying to decipher what I was feeling. Then it hit me: I was sexually attracted to her.

The Places I Have Come Out

J.E. Reich | Posted 12.11.2013 | Gay Voices
J.E. Reich

On the front porch of my mother's house, coiled on a swing. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. In the spirit of the high holidays, in the spirit of atonement, I confess my predilections to her. These things weren't supposed to happen to her, she says.

On Having Faith, Watching Oprah, and Being Gay

Cassie Premo Steele | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Cassie Premo Steele

On the day after I realized I am a lesbian, I invited over the woman I was in love with (we hadn't been together in any sexual way; we had not even hugged or kissed) so that we could watch Oprah's Super Soul Sunday. The guest was Brené Brown, whose new book was about vulnerability.

Coming Out to Family -- Six of Them, and All Mine

Judy Rickard | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

I lost Mom to cancer in 1992. Dad lasted more than a decade without her and passed in 2003. I thought I wouldn't come out to family anymore after that, but life has a funny way of shaking you up.

Let's Come Out And Surprise People With The Ordinariness Of Being Gay

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 03.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Layla McCay

Every time we are brave, every time we reveal our sexuality in a matter-of-fact way at appropriate times, we help people understand that gay and lesbian people aren't all special or weird or different or ugly or beautiful or anything else. We are just like anyone else.

Is There A Need To Come Out?

Daniel Browne | Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Daniel Browne

I often find myself wondering why the hell people have to come out as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB). Heterosexual people never come out as straight, so why must we make an announcement?

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!"?