coming out

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

Becoming A Lesbian After 34 Years As A Heterosexual Woman

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 Read...
Amy Spencer    |   06.2.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
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.

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

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. Read...
A.R. LaPlant of Role Reboot    |   04.24.17   |   SHARE
Families
I experience male and female attraction differently — though neither feels any less “natural” than the other.

Why I'm Coming Out As A Bisexual Woman

Chipping away at the problem of bisexual erasure starts with living truth out loud. Read...
Chelsea Cristene of Role Reboot    |   04.14.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
A dinner at Red Lobster meant the world to a vulnerable young woman and her family. (Image Credit: Anthony22 via Wikimedia Commons)

Lovers & Fighters In America: The Impact Of Acceptance At A Powerful Dinner Out

'The Lovers & Fighters of America' is a weekly column here at Ravishly featuring Read...
Shannon Day    |   03.17.17   |   SHARE
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I went by the umbrella term “queer” for the first year and a half because I was convinced I didn’t qualify as bisexual. Image: Imani Clovs/Unsplash.

My Bisexuality Is Real — No Matter Who I Date

If I get into a heterosexual relationship and spend the rest of my life with that person, I will still be bisexual. I will still feel that attraction Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   06.24.16   |   SHARE
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When I began having romantic feelings for girls, I was surprised, scared, and hesitant, but I wasn’t willing to totally shut it down.

From Straight To Queer: My Path Of Discovery

I was — for a long time — straight. And then I wasn’t. Read...
Rachel Charlene Lewis    |   06.23.16   |   SHARE
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“I know what I am now. I’m pansexual.” Image: Pixabay.

My 10-Year-Old Daughter Came Out At Pride. I'm Proud, But Also Afraid.

Moments after this big reveal, as I sat with the knowledge that I was the mother of a queer daughter, we heard about the man in Los Angeles being Read...
Anonymous    |   06.22.16   |   SHARE
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The one person I thought I could trust, the one person I thought would accept me, turned her back on me. Image: Thinkstock.

I Came Out As Trans To My Best Friend In Middle School — And She Rejected Me

When you have a best friend, you expect to be able to tell them anything and for them to love you unconditionally, without judgment. At least, that’s Read...
Courtney Cameron    |   06.21.16   |   SHARE
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