As National Coming Out Day approaches, I’ve realized that not only was there not just one coming out moment for me, I never really stopped coming out. Much of it is because I present as femme. People that know me only on the surface or not at all have no idea that I am queer. […]
“You’re not gay are you?” the question that I didn’t want to answer as my mum was driving me to work. Shall I say yes? If I say yes how will she react? Is she gonna emergency break and crash the car? What do I do? All these thoughts were running through my head and […]
January is nearly over (finally) and February is LGBT History Month. It is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. There are an abundance of events happening across the country, we have listed a few that are definitely worth checking […]
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 So we’ve established that one of things I hated most about the scene was that everyone knew your business. You didn’t have a private life anymore no matter how much you tried. Everyone knew who you were with, who you’d been with and most likely who you were trying […]
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My coming out story is one for the history books, a wave of shame comes over me whenever I think about it. I was an excited and carefree 17 year old, who wanted to utilise my ‘free yard’ at every opportunity. Everything was planned perfectly for my encounter with Anita. My Mum would leave […]
I really never expected to have a coming out story. I thought I’d always be able to dismiss conversation about when I’d get a boyfriend; when all I wanted was date a girl.
My coming out story, I guess like a lot of people’s coming out stories, is less one incident and more a whole catalogue of texts. IMs, letters and conversations spread across several years. Coming out is a rite of passage every time I go into a new job, or make a new friend, visit new […]