Closeted Lesbians

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    Apr 16, 2013 5:22 PM GMT
    Okay I know this is going to sound ignorant but I had no clue that being a closeted lesbian was a big deal. Let me explain: I was watching Chely Wright's documentary about coming out of the closet. First off I must say I have never been so proud of a human being I have never met before. That took balls and I'm sure there are other gay country artists and like her father said God bless them if Chely helped them come out.

    Secondly I didn't think lesbians closeted or not went through as much socially or family wise as gay men. Lesbianism is a gosh darn fetish to the mainstream. The only hurdle I assumed lesbians faced was being taken seriously if they weren't Ellen or Melissa. And I won't lie I still have a problem believing the more attractive womanly lesbians are wholly lesbians. This does not apply to their male counterparts who also are very typical of their gender role but gay. However this is my issue. I had no clue lesbians in the closet faced the same issues but I feel like I was educated.

    However do you think people look down on a woman who comes out after she married a man and started a family like we do to gay men?
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    Apr 16, 2013 7:40 PM GMT
    I think I'm not the only gay man who probably thought lesbians had it easier stigma wise.
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    Apr 16, 2013 11:12 PM GMT
    Lol no takers?
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    Apr 16, 2013 11:26 PM GMT
    Women (whom I've been friends with) that identified as Lesbians owned that word, and the one's that swung both ways would describe themselves as Bi.

    (but that's just my experience)