Here’s My Story

HERE’S MY STORY is a new feature on The G&LR’s website, where you can share some part of your life story with other readers. We receive a lot of submissions of personal memoirs, but the magazine doesn’t publish first-person narratives as a general rule. “Here’s My Story” is a space that allows our readers (and others) to talk about their experiences as members of the LGBT+ community. There are no restrictions on subject matter, but some broad areas might include:

  • Coming-out stories
  • Memorable love affairs
  • An epiphany (e.g. a work of art)

Click here to submit a proposal or an article (< 1,000 words, please) for publication. Also include a photo or two that could be included with the piece, as well as a pic of yourself and a short bio.

We will help you with editing as required.

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By Jacob Green

Dating a new guy, I would ask: “What would you do if I wanted to kiss you in public or hold your hand?” In most cases, the answer would be “Are you crazy?” or “Forget it, we’re in Russia!”


By Precious Brady-Davis

Maybe subconsciously I hoped that if I let these urges play out, someone would be able to tell me what they meant.


By Greg Bourke

Staying put in our Church makes us visible, and it gives people the chance to see us, know us, and love us as fellow Christians.


By Martin Smith

I, too, was comfortable with my ignorance, flawed assumptions, and biases. But I set out to educate myself, as anyone can, and must, if we’re ever to overcome prejudice.


By Patricia Grayhall
Why do any of us, after all, persist in wanting relationships whether platonic or romantic with people who are not available? 


By Rafaelito V. Sy
We can only control our destiny to a certain degree. Up to that point, we need to trust in fate. And fate would have it that he and I were meant for one perfect night only, a night that today inspires every love story I write.

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