‘Could I be gay after all these years?’ For these women, the answer was ‘yes.’

I was 19 when I met my wife, but it took another decade before I got comfortable with words like “lesbian” and “bisexual.”

Since then, I’ve openly shared my life and relationship in essays for publications like Cosmopolitan and on Bravo television.

Then a funny thing happened this year: Women began coming out to me.

Coming Out Women’s mission statement asserts that all women deserve empowerment, authenticity, and wholeness. That doesn’t begin with having all the answers. It can begin simply with finding someone who will listen. We are all empowered when we project the compassion we seek in others.

“When women first arrive at group,” says Prezbinkowski of those who gather at Coming Out Women, “perhaps after numerous attempts, they know they are ‘coming home.'”

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