coming out story

‘If I can’t have sex with my partner, I’m not staying with them.’ It hurt to hear these things from people who claimed to love me.’: Asexual woman shares journey to self acceptance, ‘We deserve the space to exist without question’

“At the party, someone prompted each of us to go around and share how we identified. ‘Gay, Bi, Lesbian, etc.,’ then it came to me. ‘Asexual.’ ‘Oh, you’re the one who’s asexual!’ another friend said. I exclaimed, ‘Yup!’ From there, I continued down the rabbit hole of what asexuality was.”

‘Are you living an alternative lifestyle?’ I was PHYSICALLY thrown out of my house at 2 a.m. by my mom. It took losing everything to gain the life I have now.’: Woman disfellowshipped after coming out, ‘Love won when my wife and I said our vows’

“In high school, I lied to myself about Dana. My freshman year in college, I lied to myself about my friend Ashley. My parents reported me. When the committee asked me about my ‘alternative lifestyle,’ I finally told the truth.”

‘My girlfriend gave me an ultimatum. ‘Either that has to go, or I do.’ I broke down in tears. I tried my hardest to stop, but the desire lingered on in secret.’: Male crossdresser outed at work details journey to ‘liberation’

“I got a text one morning from my best friend. It simply said, ‘Hey.’ I knew something was up. ‘Somebody at work discovered Sami and is spreading it around.’ I work with about 300-400 people. My heart sank down into my stomach.”

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