Later In Life

Stories and ideas from those who realized their sexual or gender identity later in life.

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Ask Queer Abby: Why Am I a Lesbian Now?

It’s time for another Ask Queer Abby, where you submit your questions about any and all things LGBTQIA+ and I offer my perspective with the goal of building bridges and not burning them to a flaming crisp. The following question has been condensed from the person’s original message and shared with their permission. Mayday! Life …

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Prayers and Privilege: What This Lesbian Is Extra Grateful For Today

The hazy late-autumn sun rises through her bedroom window. I roll onto my right side and gaze a moment at her peaceful, rested face. In those soft morning hours, it shows few signs of stress or worries from a life that has been filled with it. Then, as with most mornings when I wake up …

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