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So? When/how did you come out? Did anything influance you or make you say...........hmmmmmmmmm......?

As a teen in the mid 70's, I stumbled across the author Ann Bannon and the character of Beebo Brinker, then shortly after, HEY DOLLFACE by Deborah Hautzig came out, then Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden, and I was thrilled!! This was back in a time where there was little or NO mention of lesbians (except in a negative manner), and I hadnt a CLUE how to go about finding others like myself. Those books gave me hope that i was indeed, "normal", and not sick. I found a little store downtown that was a womans bookstore and discovered Rubyfruit Jungle, as well as other women like myself, and my first real lover as well!
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I didn't read any lesbian lit. but I did identify with Kristy McNickle in Little Darlings. I think that movie was the litmus test for my generation.
"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world" buddha


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My coming out was relatively stress free. I felt something was off when I dated guys but it never dawned on me, I might actually be a lesbian. I knew people who were, it just never really crossed my mind. Eventually, I guess, it began to cross my mind, and I met someone who changed everything. I fell hard and it all made sense. It was pretty easy for me to embrace my sexuality. That was 17 years ago, and I've never again considered a relationship with a man. It just has no appeal.

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