Real Coming Out Stories

Coming Out Stories

Coming out is unique to all of us.

There is no right or wrong way to do it, and for some LGBTQ+ people it isn’t a nice experience; rejection by family members, abuse and being kicked out of home can leave LGBTQ+ people with long-lasting trauma that effects their adult life.

We’re sharing coming out stories from across the globe to show how different each experience is, and to give hope to those with negative experiences that there is a world of LGBTQ+ people who love you, support you and will help you through it.

Our Coming Out Stories

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My Coming Out Story Spans 26 Years – Dr LuLu, growing up Queer in Nigeria

First off, I don’t use the phrase ‘coming out’ anymore. I use ‘invited in’ -I don’t believe that I was ever in a closet. I have always been myself.

Being raised Catholic in Nigeria, one of the most homophobic countries in the world was very tough.

As I got older, I never stopped being attracted to women. I did my due diligence and married a man, bore three fine children, but my attraction remained.

It was only at the age of 42, after my first marriage ended that I finally decided to live in authenticity. That’s when I decided to stop living for others. To start living for myself.

Soon after that I met my now ex-wife, and the rest as they say is history.

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