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MarĂ­a (user currently living in SPAIN) posted for gay lesbian bisexual readers in response to this story on 19/03/2011 tagged with gender identity +10
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Hello, I'm a spanish middle aged woman and I've been married and have two grown up children. I had never realised I liked women. At least, not the way I know now I like them. But I could feel something wasn't OK with men. I started a thorough spiritual work in several paths, in order to know myself and find peace. A year and a half ago, I had several spiritual experiences and, by the same time, I discovered I was in love with a woman friend of mine. It as a wonderful experience, both emotional and sexually, and my life has changed since then. our relationship couldn't last much, because she didn't want to tell anybody, and I don't like living in the dark. However, it has helped me discover many things about myself, and now I can respect and like the way I am in all aspects of life. I understand that the unhappyness I was feeling before was because I was hiding to myself an important side of my personality. And I know there are many people like me, so I don't feel alone. Thank you all for being there.
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John (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for gay lesbian readers in response to this story on 10/03/2011 tagged with sexual orientation +5
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A very poignant story about coming to terms with being gay/lesbian.
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L (user currently living in INDIA) posted for lesbian readers on 09/03/2011 +35
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hello everyone , I have a story to share with you. I am in my late 20s now. My life in India as a young woman was full of confusions and unanswered questions when it came to my personal life. I always knew I liked girls but I had no idea what that makes me. And I couldn't dare to ask anyone coz I instinctively knew no one would say that it was OK . When I was 22-23, I told myself that I wasn't going to force myself to try to like guys , even if I ended up as a bitter old lonely woman. I wrapped up my feelings and moved on .When I was 25, I met a woman with whom I fell in love. This was when I found all my answers and all the confusions simply melted away. I believe every now and then God sends an angel to give you a hand if you are true to yourself. This woman was my angel. When she came to know how I really felt about her, she said that it was OK, there's nothing for me to feel guilty of! with those words she brought me back to life. She couldn't be with me and when we mutually decided to go in different directions, it left me in an nasty emmotional mess. I picked myself up and suddenly my life was brand new ! I don't have to marry any man ! I can choose , I have options and I can live the life that is normal to me ! Indian soceity is unforgiving and I know it would only make it harder for me to tell everybody who I really am. So I told only one trustworthy friend and she was really supportive. I have plans for my future which I wouldn't elaborate here. I don't know if they will work , I might still end up as a bitter lonely old woman but the important thing is I have found my true self and I am happy about it. I just want to tell to those of you who are still in the process of finding yourself, don't be afraid , don't feel guilty . You are beautiful just the way that you are, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Educate yourself, keep looking for answers , work hard , be a good human being and help those who needs help. Remember that you also have options and you too can choose . Good luck.
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posted for readers in response to this story on 30/12/2010 +15
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hiii vijusha garu i came to know about u through tv9......it is clear dat dey deceived u...i fully support u and your fight i want to contact u once can u give me your email id...or ur facebook id...nenu telugu ammayine
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Vijusha Neelam (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for transgender readers on 15/12/2010 tagged with human rights +4
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Hi,
My name is Vijusha Neelam, I am a transgender from India but undergone operation. At present i am in UK, doing my MBA. I had one same sex partner named Ms.Radhika for last 10 years, she separated me from my previous partner and when i married one man to settle her and the other girl friend, she was with me along with him and made me to leave him legally so as to live with her. My ex-friend Mr.Santhosh who is living with his wife, and three children deceived me and started having illegal sexual relationship with my partner. They both wanted to hide their relationship with me and when ever i go to India, wanted to be with me normal as she is my partner and he is my friend. I came to know this through Santhosh's brother, when i questioned they threw me out of the house. They both deceived me and ruined me physically, mentally, socially and economically. I want to fight for my rights legally, i need your gracious help. Hope you can do some thing. I have evidence of letters, photoes, greeting cards, and a house on both of our name which i bought.

Regards,
waiting with great hope for your help.

Vijusha Neelam.
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(user currently living in INDIA) posted for transgender bisexual readers in response to this story on 16/11/2010 tagged with gender identity
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Look for info on sex reassignment surgery (SRS) and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) ... I am undergoing HRT myself ... but self medicating as I cannot find any qualified doctors/endocrinologist/councilors do let me know if u find any...
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(user currently living in INDIA) posted for readers on 10/07/2010 +5
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Please help me i want an advice how can i change my sex. I want to live like a women .if anybody out there please help me .my email roopucaustine46@yahoo.com.Its urgent please
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shoni (user currently living in INDIA) posted for transgender readers on 06/07/2010 tagged with gender identity, human rights, sexual orientation +5
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I used to meditate on various religious texts and by that i faced a terrible curse, god has forbiddened my right to mate i am destined to be a transgender. I am osterized from the social line no job nothing .I have got two aged parent's to look open, i am a big fun amongst my relatives and friends . I can't take this any more, on the verge of committing suicide pls help me if you have gopt counsellors . Help me to get a job amongst your members or make me a part of your team
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Sinaark (user currently living in INDIA) posted for straight readers on 09/06/2010 tagged with human rights +10
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Hi Everyone. This is Sinaark from India, Asia. I'm a film maker. I'm currently working on a script. Though the 377 section(LGBT rights) has become legalised in our country in the last year, still 90% people are treating it as a different issue.My script is to establish LGBT is nothing but a pure form of love and it's natural. With it the awareness portion will also be there.

I've assisted few national award winning directors in our country. I need help from all over the world. As it is an inspirational story I need financial support. Please response me.@ thegreatark@yahoo.co.in
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shemalejasmin (user currently living in INDIA) posted for readers on 03/03/2010 +9
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Side Effectts of legalizing GAYSEX in india ???

http://sideeffectsof377.blogspot.com/

377 > gay get fucked on Roads freely
377 > HEJADS do crimal activetes freely
377 > HEJADS do sexwork on Roads freely
377 > GAY & HEJADS and MsM,s Terrible
377 > No Opinion HEJADS are crimals of society
377 > Appeal for Voices Against 377's
377 > MsM have 89% are PLHA ????
377 > Hijads have 89% are PLHA ???
377 > Most of CBO & NGO have a PLHA centers ???
377 > GAYSEX will destroy social fabric ???
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