I was married to a guy, and I recently realized I was settling and not being true to myself.

I was married to a guy, and I recently realized I was settling and not being true to myself.

Our photojournalist chose to interview a friend that he's known since freshmen year in High School. They've been out to each other since freshmen year in college. They never really had a deep conversation about their experiences in the LGBT community until this interview.

When I was younger I knew I was attracted to women. My family was very against that idea, and that was not what was expected of me. I was married to a guy, and I recently realized I was settling and not being true to myself. We separated, and are still going through a divorce. I told my parents I was not going to be dating men anymore, and they were caught off guard since I had been married to a man. My family thought it was a phase. A phase is 6 months, I’ve had these feelings since Jr. High. Within the last 8 months, I’ve seen a huge change. I don’t get anymore snarky remarks. My family and friends were really religious. It was not okay to be gay in the bible, so they were not accepting.
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From U.S. Marine to Model: The Secret of Being Transgender

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I’ve known I was gay since I was 5 years old, and I never felt that being gay was something that I needed to justify, so I never actually came out.

I’ve known I was gay since I was 5 years old, and I never felt that being gay was something that I needed to justify, so I never actually came out.