This is where narrators describe their experience coming out as LGBT. Coming out is often–but not always–an important part of our narrators’ life stories. Here you can read about how and why people do–or don’t–come out. Narrators also describe the reactions that friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family have when people come out to them.
Maria H.-Peck “Bill Nourse came out at age 75.”
Diane Lantz “It freed me, it freed them.”
Christopher Lawrence “She asked for Stonewall!”
Dean Lynch “A good 15-year process.”
Lenard Mace “Hello, I’m a human being.”
Linda McKitrick “Guess what? I’m a heterosexual.”
Paul Tiesse “You don’t have to make a big issue about coming out.”
Katie Urbanek “I didn’t even know what ‘gay’ meant.”
Peter Williams “I didn’t hide.”
Willow Williams “Her mom really was a man hater.”
Kim Winchester “Nothing is complete without lashes.”
Ann Wood “What do I do now?