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LATE LIFE COMING OUT
Getting to Gay
What the hell are you doing here, anyway? OK, that's it. You need to get your ass home! You're fucking 40 years old! You've got kids! You have a wife!
It's winter 2009. Just a few months ago everything changed when I acknowledged to my wife Evelyn that I'm gay.
Coming Out Later
Author, What's Wrong with Homosexuality?
"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.)
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Founder and Executive Director, I'm From Driftwood
In 'Defense' Of Waiting To Come Out
Khalid El Khatib
Writer and memoirist
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?
Author, "Ashes to Asheville."
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
. The kind of stress born of living a lie
age you prematurely.
Finding My True Self
James Helmuth, Ph.D.
Licensed clinical psychologist
I chose to come out to myself, my wife, my teenage children and my parents and siblings. But in coming out, I also needed to end a 20-year marriage. This was the beginning of a painful but blissful journey of self-awareness.
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