coming out

Ask Erin: I'm Scared About Coming Out As Transgender Later In Life

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

I am transgender — MtF — and 59 years old.. Even if I have all the necessary procedures and surgeries, will I be accepted into the club as a woman?

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Making Out With A Woman Helped Me Stop Gaslighting Myself

Photo courtesy of Hannah Brashers

Although I came out last year, I’ve spent the past year gaslighting myself.

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A Pride Survival Guide For Newly Out Queers

Photo by Jana Sabeth Schultz on Unsplash

For newly out queers, Pride Month can feel a little bit overwhelming to dive in head first.

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Ask Erin: I'm Dating A Guy, But I Like A Girl. Help!

I feel like I need to explore my sexuality because I haven't felt sexually attracted to men for a while. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

I’m dating a guy, but I like a girl. I know that this seems very odd and is an awkward situation, but do you have any advice for my dilemma?

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Calling Myself “Fat” Isn’t Brave, It’s Just True

3. No one is celebrating heart disease, don’t be an idiot.

Fat is just an adjective that describes something, like short or old or, in the case of this article, ridiculous.

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I Wouldn't Have Survived Past Trauma Without Roller Derby 

Image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

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This You-Tuber Comes Out To His Little Brother; His Reaction Requires Tissues

image credit: Oliver Potter via YouTube

Today in, Things Kids Understand What Most Adults Never Will: Vlogger, Oliver Potter's five-year-old brother, Alfie.

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Lovers & Fighters In America: Celebrating Love Without Shame

“If even one person was affected and my story makes them feel like they can finally be free, then that’s all I can ask for.” - Kahla Grams

“I was compelled to come out on social media because I felt it was time that I wasn’t hiding who I was. It was more so coming out to say I was in a relationship; it just happened to be with a woman this time. She’s the best thing to ever happen to me so I figured I should show her off.”

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Becoming A Lesbian After 34 Years As A Heterosexual Woman

"Being gay isn’t a choice. The only choice I made was to follow my heart and pick love."

Our "how we met" story is a classic one. We met at work. On my second day, I accidentally sat in her chair at the weekly staff meeting and we instantly became friends. We talked about everything under the sun. Both of us were at a crossroads in our personal lives, wondering what to do next.

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Coming Out And Having A Hysterectomy Opened Me Up To Raising A Family

As the dust settled after these battles I could finally see that I don’t have to be a mother to be a parent, and that I can be a parent without being like my mother.

Now that I’ve had my hysterectomy, I’m not fighting my body every day. Now that I’ve come out, I’m not fighting my heart.

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