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Events tagged with "coming out"

Awareness of being different

A common bond between all lesbians and gay men no matter what background is the development of personal awareness that you are 'different' to those around you. This can happen at almost any age from childhood through adolescence into adult or late ad...

Coming Out

'Coming Out' as a 'statement', whether personal or political, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Recognising and admitting one's own sexuality to one's self, is something every single one of us has done. The term 'coming out' is used retrospectively...

Education

Many people had become aware of their same sex attraction while they were still at school, or sometimes later at college or university. The way that educational establishments and fellow pupils reacted or related to homosexuality in general and them ...

Women's Liberation Movement

The Women's Liberation Movement, or Women's Movement, or feminism, is very closely linked with many lesbians' lives, particularly those coming to recognise or define themselves as lesbian during the 1970s and 1980s. There are so many contributions ...

Memories tagged with "coming out"

Coming out to myself and friends

Coming Out initial awarenessBecky was living in Worcester, when she came out in 2002, aged 23. I kind of had lots of thoughts about that sort of thing way before then. I decided I knew when I was about thirteen or fourteen. I always said to myself...

Gay Centre a magnet for coming out process

In the mid 1980s, Steve recalls the Lesbian and Gay Community Centre Aston, on Corporation Street. That was closed because it lost funding from West Midlands County Council, giving credence to my hypothesis that the West Midlands is conservative wit...

My colleagues were shocked

Working as a teacher in a school in South Birmingham in the 70s/80s, Mary felt friends in her department had guessed her sexuality but still asked silly questions about boyfriends. She became depressed following the breakdown of a relationship wit...