Elisha Roberts (@leavingthecloset)
May 20th 2018, 9:18 am


I moved a lot growing up. Ever since I had been a child, I was fascinated by the beauty of women. I was raised by women and never had a father figure until I was about 11. My grandfather was the closest thing I had to a dad.

As I grew up, my friends would always talk about boys. I wasn’t all that attracted to the boys, but my friends would always set me up with a guy and I’d just go with it to be “normal”. At this time I wasn’t fully aware of any sexuality, only what I had been subjected to.

This led to some very troubling times.

After growing up and finding out his is okay, I tried dating a couple women. I was really happy, but afraid of what certain relatives would think. I ended up getting married and having children to make everyone happy and hide the fact that I am different from the rest of my family.

Now, separated for years and hours away from my family, I am free to be myself. Mind you, I still get comments about the changes in my appearance when I go visit them. However, they enjoy seeing my boost in confidence.

I need help coming out. Need to be around people who can relate in some way. I want to meet someone special. I’ve wasted years trying to hide who I am. I want to embrace it.

I have one friend who I first confided in. He actually made me feel so happy to know that how I feel about women and transgender is okay and I’m not alone.

This is why I’m here. To make friends, come out and meet someone special.

Thank you for taking the time to read this intro. I’m just pouring my heart out hoping to find someone who can relate.

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