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 James Homan

The Atlantic Ocean was even more beautiful than the Pacific, and warmer, too. The clouds at night remained white during the night as well as the day, and I realized I was lost.

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By Jonathan Joly

On a deeper level I also felt that I was fighting for my younger self. I had no champion willing to stand up for me like that when I was a child.

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By Jane Badler

My son had a vision for the world. He called himself “ANTIBOY”. He was against all labels and yearned for freedom to be whoever he wanted to be, and imagined a world where people were judged on their hearts and minds, not on their gender.

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By Wade Rouse

My mom’s love for and pride in me, and her show of strength when everything could have been lost for her, changed countless lives and continues to have a ripple effect.

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By Alicia Oliver

This would be simpler if I could just pretend that I was straight, but I can’t. I can’t live a lie like that.

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By Richard Lewallen

There were lots of hugs, laughter and tears. Then I knew that I was okay and would be okay. I would be okay with myself and with God. And I knew things were changing for the better—a big step in the search for my true self.

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By LIsa Salmon

When his name is read out, I whisper a prayer for my friend: “You matter. We all matter.”

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