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Coming Out As, And For, Love

I was 16 when I finally came across the word that described a part of my identity. That word was in an article in Rolling Stone magazine. I stood in front of the mirror and tried the word on for size … lesbian … lezz-be-annn.

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Letters to Home: Growing Up (Not) Gay

Dear Bro, As you know, I came out to myself at the age of 40, but I keep wondering if I should have known earlier in my life. I have asked many gay folks, “When did you know?” Most knew by the time they hit

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Coming Out As an Act of Love

Coming out is an act of love — of self-love, and of love for those around us. It has the power to bring us closer to friends and family, and it gives us the security of knowing that however people treat us, it’s because of

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What Jesus’ ‘Coming Out’ Story Says to All of Us

His appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. His clothes shimmered, glistening white, whiter than any bleach could make them. Elijah, along with Moses, came into view, in deep conversation with Jesus. Just then a light-radiant cloud enveloped them, and from deep