My One Year Anniversary of Being Out! Happy Birthday to Me! I'm One!

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    Sep 16, 2010 12:33 PM GMT
    I've had an amazing year -- this first year being out. I was wondering how all of you felt one year after you came out. I feel like I've had my first birthday party! I'm one year old today!!!
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    Sep 16, 2010 12:56 PM GMT
    kentstrongtommy saidu came out so late?

    I came out a few months before turning 46. Congrats to the OP, to whom I say what I thought myself at this similar time -- better late than never! icon_biggrin.gif

    I also celebrate an annual secondary birthday, currently my 15th year. In fact, I know the very day and the date I publicly came out: Friday, March 17, 1995, on St. Patrick's Day of all things. I wonder what my Irish ancestors would have thought of that? icon_wink.gif

    My first 12 months were the horniest & sexually active in my entire life, BTW. I understood that the years of repression were why, and I also predicted it would taper off after that first year, which it did. But every year since has been great in other ways for which I'm very grateful & happy.

    But gawd, did I have a wild ride during those "inaugural" months. And thank heavens I had come under the watchful eye of a gay mentor (but not lover) who preached safe gay sex to me, about which I previously knew nothing.

    So congrats again to Saulbedfellow, hoping he had a good ride himself this first year, with many more to come. Happy Birthday! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 16, 2010 1:00 PM GMT
    congrats to the OP. have fun icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 16, 2010 2:52 PM GMT
    Congrats.

    I'm currently closeted. I turn 50 in March have made it my goal to be out by then. I came out to my sisters this week & they were so supportive. It was a huge relief & big step for me. Next will be my best friend from college and on from there. Of course my kids will be difficult but hopefully they will understand that this is me.
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    Sep 16, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    they're 13 & 16

    but yes i am going to talk with a therapist before telling them to make sure all goes well.

    besides... their evil mother i am sure already tells them i am gay even though i was totally faithful & hetero throughout marriage & she was the one who slept around.

    hell - 20+ years with that bitch would turn anyone gay
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    Sep 16, 2010 7:39 PM GMT
    kentstrongtommy said
    3blahs saidCongrats.

    I'm currently closeted. I turn 50 in March have made it my goal to be out by then. I came out to my sisters this week & they were so supportive. It was a huge relief & big step for me. Next will be my best friend from college and on from there. Of course my kids will be difficult but hopefully they will understand that this is me.


    if ur kids are under 16 yo,,,don't tell them...


    Dpends on the relationship a parent has with their kids
    I told mine when they were 10 and 13 when I separated from the marital union.
    Honesty is the best policy.

    BTW kids don't think about their parents as sexual beings.
    My eldest who already had experience with girls told me so what. My younger one who remains a virgin visits a lot my ex bf.
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    Sep 16, 2010 8:55 PM GMT
    Saulbedfellow saidI've had an amazing year -- this first year being out. I was wondering how all of you felt one year after you came out. I feel like I've had my first birthday party! I'm one year old today!!!
    Considering the fact that I came out the day I found my first live-in boyfriend (moved in same day), my one-year coming out anniversary was also OUR anniversary.

    And as with most men, he had to remind me of our anniversary date. icon_lol.gif