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  1. No going back

    By Robert Hugill, in Fiction. 10/29/2023 (Updated: 02/27/2024)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Literary
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • gay
    • coming out
    • light-hearted
    • modern

    Owain returns to live in his home town, 20 years after leaving when he was disowned his parents for being gay. He needs to rebuild his life following illness and come to terms with his messy family history. There is much to learn and discover, along the way he meets Colin, a builder who has his own family issues. The two explore how to make a life the way that they want, irrespective of the weight of their family experiences.

    The story takes place in Cheshire, UK. The main setting, Netherwich, is my invention based on elements of Crewe and Nantwich. The language uses some regional idiom.

    • 33 Chapters
    • 72,820 Words
    • 61,448 Views
    • 514 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  2. The Ultimate Vehicle of Earthly Bliss

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 01/27/2024 (Updated: 02/25/2024)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Free-Verse, Sonnet, Mixed Forms, Translation
    • gay
    • lesbian
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • modern
    • love

    Translations of early German Expressionist poet Toni Schwabe. Along with Elsa Gidlow and Renée Vivien, her delicate-but-frank explorations of same-sex love established much of the territory fellow Lesbian poets celebrated vociferously in the latter part of the 20th century. As far as I know, this is the first substantial collection of the poet's work to be rendered in English.

    All artwork posted with the poems are by noted Gay/Bi American artist Georgia O’Keeffe

    • 7 Chapters
    • 1,668 Words
    • 1,010 Views
    • 28 Comments
    • Teen
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  3. They may not mean to, but they do

    By Robert Hugill, in Fiction. 02/08/2024 (Updated: 02/25/2024)

    Genres: General Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Contemporary Literary, Family Drama, Slice of Life
    • adult
    • urban
    • first time
    • coming out
    • light-hearted
    • late 20th century

    Newly coming to terms with being gay, following an abusive childhood and a failed relationship with a girlfriend, electrician Keith meets Thomas, who runs a local arts charity. Despite coming from vastly differing backgrounds, the two discover much in common, not least the need to come to terms with complex relationships to their fathers. But they also learn to enjoy exploring life together.

    • 5 Chapters
    • 10,442 Words
    • 6,016 Views
    • 54 Comments
    • Mature
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  4. Stronger Than Lions

    By Sean J Halford, in Fiction. 06/04/2023 (Updated: 02/18/2024)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Literary
    • bisexual
    • africa
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • religion
    • love
    • high school
    • mental health

    Sometimes love comes from the unlikeliest of places.

    Devastated by the loss of his mother, Cal enters his final year of high school in Cape Town facing an uncertain future, plagued by bullies and struggling to keep his grieving family together. When a handsome troublemaker with a mysterious past arrives at the school, an unlikely friendship develops. And as Cal grapples with feelings he never expected, he is plunged headlong into an adventure that will turn his entire existence upside-down.

    This 10th anniversary edition differs from the Kindle version, and contains new and old material cut from the Kindle version.

    • 36 Chapters
    • 80,710 Words
    • 49,608 Views
    • 281 Comments
    • Mature
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  5. As They Say - (Revised)

    By D.K. Daniels, in Fiction. 04/02/2023 (Updated: 02/15/2024)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Literary
    • teen
    • gay
    • first time
    • coming out
    • serious
    • love
    • friendship
    • late 20th century

    Adam Walsh is a popular small-town Irish boy who gets paired with the new arrival in town. Ross, however, is a city boy, hailing from London. Being total opposites, they somehow manage to cross paths. What starts as nervous giggles and jittery speech turns into a bond that will forever change both teenagers, as they'll experience something more than friendship. How will the boy's parents, friends, and love for each other come together? Will it either work in their favor or wedge them apart forever?

    • 30 Chapters
    • 48,882 Words
    • 28,846 Views
    • 111 Comments
    • Mature
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  6. Out Of The Closet

    By RichardWrites, in Fiction. 01/05/2024 (Updated: 02/14/2024)

    Genres: Western, General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Western Modern, Coming of Age, Western Romance
    • teen
    • rural
    • first time
    • coming out
    • high school

    Oliver is an Asian American teenager who struggles with his sexuality as he falls in love with his best friend Cody. He lives in a small town where he attends high school and plays baseball and basketball as he learns who he can trust as he comes out of the closet.

    • 6 Chapters
    • 19,262 Words
    • 6,417 Views
    • 26 Comments
    • Mature
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  7. On the Strawberry Moon

    By J92, in Fiction. 11/14/2023 (Updated: 01/12/2024)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance, Thriller/Suspense
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance, Psychological Thriller
    • teen
    • gay
    • no sex
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • 20th century
    • brothers
    • high school

    Kalum dealing with his bullying identical twin brother Jasper. Jasper controls everything that Kalum does and no one ever sees what’s really going on, until a new kid, Robert, joins the school. Robert makes Kalum question who he is as a person. Whilst this is ongoing, Kalum starts remembering parts of an accident he had when he was six years old. The more he tries to make sense of how he really feels about Robert and the more he tries to remember his accident the more aggressive and worse Jasper gets. As more insane memories come flooding back to Kalum, the more unexpected turns him and his friends face.

    • 27 Chapters
    • 34,171 Words
    • 15,902 Views
    • 74 Comments
    • Teen
    • In Process
  8. The Great Mirror of Same-Sex Love - Poetry

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 08/17/2021 (Updated: 12/25/2023)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference, Mixed Forms, Translation
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love

    A collection of verse by other people to show we've always dared to speak our love's name.

    See here for the Great Mirror's companion collection of prose

    • 109 Chapters
    • 53,713 Words
    • 63,509 Views
    • 450 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  9. Aquinas' Story

    By Parker Owens, in Fiction. 09/26/2015 (Updated: 12/22/2023)

    Genres: Romance
    Sub-genres: General Romance
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • first time
    • coming out
    • light-hearted
    • friendship

    There are leaps of faith. Is there a leap of hope? Originally written as a response to Prompt#448:" What did he just say?" It just kept growing.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 16,797 Words
    • 18,831 Views
    • 134 Comments
    • Mature
    • Long-Term Hold
  10. Worse Things Happen at Sea

    By Dodger, in Fiction. 01/12/2020 (Updated: 12/05/2023)

    Genres: Comedy, General Fiction, Thriller/Suspense, Historical
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Comedy Modern, Drama, Cold War
    • young adult
    • europe
    • coming out
    • suspense
    • light-hearted
    • military
    • 20th century

    Breaching the English class barrier isn’t easy, as Tristian discovers when he invites his new boyfriend to his illustrious father’s fiftieth birthday party, with disastrous consequences.

    • 3 Chapters
    • 11,695 Words
    • 9,509 Views
    • 49 Comments
    • Teen
    • Temporary Hold
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