Posts tagged lgbtq
Coming Out Later in Life - Letting Go of Fear - The Struggle to Come Out

Many of us couldn’t care less if a friend, a family member or our kids were gay.   WE were the only people who could NOT be gay. That is internalized homophobia in a nutshell.  

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Coming Out Later in Life - Letting Go of Fear - A Coming Out Story - Part II

Saying to myself, “I can’t do this, I can’t do this, I can’t do this, I can’t be gay, I can’t be gay, I can’t change my life, I have a husband, children, career, I can’t be gay.”  In this beautiful place of worship, God asked me to finally acknowledge who I was created to be, perfectly in God’s image.  I could not because it was too complicated, too hard, too painful, too jarring.  In reality, it was fear, cold hard naked fear, that had left me paralyzed in a heterosexual normative that I did not fit.  


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Coming Out Later in Life - Letting Go of Fear - Ordained to Come Out - Part I

In a nanosecond, the answer popped into my head.  “I think I am gay.”  I will forever remember the time between when the thought became the spoken as I stared off into space. I thought about the previous ten years when I had made various attempts to come out.

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