Nancy Schimmel left her husband after 17 years, not because she was gay but because the marriage no longer worked for her; she considers herself bisexual but prefers partners who are female and feminist. And then there are some lesbians who are judgmental about women with kids if they themselves don't want any. At least, I like to think so.
My sister, Kat Tragos, came out at age 30 and today, at 50, has been in a committed relationship with a woman for close to six years. Freeman worked for several years as an actor, but really came into his own playing chauffeur Hoke Colburn in "Driving Miss Daily" at the age of 52 although he was 50 when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the film "Street Smart".
In retrospect, the clues had been there all along. But his name wasn't exactly on the tip of our collective tongues until he became a daytime staple with Kathie Lee Gifford in on "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" when he was
Where one lives can make a difference. Since I came out after getting sober, I don't go to bars or drinking parties.
I can assimilate because I was part of it but I prefer not to. I stopped worrying about what anyone thought about my identity and who I loved and had sex with--especially my mother, who made it very clear she did not want me to be a lesbian.