March 10, 2014

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Private: 5050 – Tab

My name is Tab, I am a 26-year old woman living in Saint Louis, MO. I never thought that one day I would share this experience with anyone, since being a homosexual has been one of the most lonely life experiences at times. It is a narrow path all its own, and it's one I felt I had to walk alone. I had a straight
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March 05, 2014

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Private: 5040 – Jay B.

I live in El Salvador, a tiny country in Central America, with a very close-minded Catholic society. I had always judged gay people, because that is what everyone teaches you to do here. However, looking back, the pictures show I have always been a 'tomboy'. This is why I don't blame my classmates that much
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March 05, 2014

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Private: 5046 – Amanda Laforet

"Life is like a Narnia closet, on the other end there's no way to walk through, but on the outside all the wonders can go on if you put your imagination to use, no matter what goes on in the closet, the sparkle awaits one way or another."
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March 03, 2014

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5049 – Cash Mason

Usually when someone asks me about my "coming out" story, I generally just refer to the two times I told my mom and her reaction to the big news. That's not my story. My story is actually a lot more than that. In my opinion my coming out story is when I came out to myself.
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February 25, 2014

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Private: 5038 – Darcy Schwarzman

Putnam County, Ohio. A white, very religious (mainly Catholic), heterosexual, conservative, beer drinking, deer hunting, redneck loving, 4-wheel mudding piece of farmland stuck in the middle of northwest Ohio. It's not much, but it was home for the first 18 years of my life. By the way, I'm Darcy. Hi!
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February 20, 2014

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Private: 5034 – Kristy LaRocca

I came out to my family when I was six years old. I have this aunt who has always liked to tease my sister and me. When we were little, every time we saw her she would ask us if we had boyfriends yet.

"No," I'd say firmly, "I hate boys!"

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February 20, 2014

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Private: 5037 – Mary Ann Acuario

It's been six years since I came out to my mother, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

I grew up in your basic traditional Filipino family. We ate all of our meals together, went to church together. Focused on our studies and tried to be the perfect example of what Filipino children should be.

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February 17, 2014

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Private: 5029 – Laura Jayne Martin, “The Gray Bar”

Walking across west 12th street I was nervous. I was very nervous. It wasn't my first time at a gay bar, but it was my first time bringing my straight friends to a gay bar, and it was definitely the first time any of them had ever been to one. (The scandals of ten years ago are nothing today. It makes me wonder about ten years
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February 17, 2014

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Private: 5033 – Tricia Moore

I can still remember my very first crush.

Sunflower hair, ice blue eyes, her laughter was the peal of a bell. Hannah Bell. In kindergarten I gave her all my snacks. I purposely got pudding – vanilla, not chocolate – just for her. I carried her books and played with

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February 13, 2014

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Private: 5028 – Brittany Simpson

Looking back on things, I guess it was pretty obvious, given society's understanding of the relationships between sex, gender and sexual orientation. Maybe it was that I always wanted to be the dad when we played house. Maybe it was that I wore shit kickers and overalls, searched for snakes under rocks and
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