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Coming Out Later in Life

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.