I Am Glad I Am A Lesbian But I Wish Others Felt The SameEver since I was little I've known I was different. I was quite girly, but the thought of a handsome prince left me feeling cold and hollow.
It was by accident that when I was fifteen I strayed onto a lesbian **** site. It was quite shocking at the time, but I soon realised it was what I wanted.
My family is not religious but they have conservative views on things. I didn't tell them my revelation about my sexuality: instead I dated boys, did things I was expected to.
When I left school, my father wanted me to go to law school. He is a lawyer and I wanted to make him proud. I studied and got in, but I was miserable. I felt like I was hiding my true self.
I've always had a talent for art and music. A sympathetic aunt got me a voucher for a day of art lessons one christmas.
There I met Isabella. She was warm and funny. She shared similar interests to me, liked nothing more than to sit down with a coffee and a good book, and she made me feel happy. We promised to meet again.
We soon became very close. One night I ended up confessing everything to her: how I was hiding my sexuality and passions from my family so as not to upset them. She told me was a lesbian and we've been together ever since.
After a four year committed relationship, I know she is the one. She makes me feel happy, can always pick me up when I fall down. She faces everything head on, cannot stand homophobia. I admire her, and she admires me. We are discussing a civil partnership and children in the future.
My problem is with my family: I came out to them but they are furious. They hate my girlfriend and I and don't hesitate to show it. They say that I am confused and Isabella is getting between me and my family but what they fail to understand is that fact that we love each other and make the other feel happy.
I would not change being a lesbian and having Isabella for anything, but I wish people could be more accepting.
proud57 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 Aug 29, 2012