Frieda Belinfante – but I was a girl

This us the story of Frieda Belinfante (1904-1995), a remarkable woman who was the first female conductor to have her own symphony orchestra in Holland and later in Orange County, United States. Controversial, because of her homosexuality she shows a remarkably strong and positive will in everything she does. Born in a family of musicians … Continue reading Frieda Belinfante – but I was a girl

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Where love is illegal – Jenny’s story – United Kingdom

Jenny's Story   “In the early 1980’s a beautiful charismatic Somali girl met a hard working British/South African man traveling and working around East and Southern Africa. By 1994 I had arrived into the world. Due to my father’s work commitments, they had chosen to raise myself and my sibling in Malawi. The city of … Continue reading Where love is illegal – Jenny’s story – United Kingdom

Lesbian Confessions – Where Love Is Illegal – Ilem from Venezuela

“My name is Ilem and when I was 13 years old the entire school found out I am lesbian because of a letter I wrote to one of the most popular girls in school, of course, the letter reached the hands of the school board. The truth is, at that time I haven’t even defined … Continue reading Lesbian Confessions – Where Love Is Illegal – Ilem from Venezuela

Lesbian Confessions – Where Love Is Illegal – Meg from the USA

“I grew up in a series of small military towns. I came out at 11 years old. By the time I turned 19 I lost three friends to LGBT related hate violence. My story is the unconventional casualty of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. In the mid 90s the military was a culture of fear for … Continue reading Lesbian Confessions – Where Love Is Illegal – Meg from the USA

Lesbian Confessions – Where love is illegal – Olga – Russia

When small  hometown prejudices go wild against same sex relationships, sometimes can cost you your job, if you want to make the true choice! ‘It would be better if you started looking for another job.’I heard this much-anticipated statement in August of 2013. A resolution to my summer epic, ‘Love vs. fascism’. The title is … Continue reading Lesbian Confessions – Where love is illegal – Olga – Russia

Autist – A silent thinker’s confession

My world is a trembling shudder, a vulnerable candle in the wind, a whispering shadow through weeping willows. My mind is a trap of thoughts invaded by multicultural souvenirs of my memory. My heart is full of love, yet I don’t know how to share it! I may seem cold and lost for I have … Continue reading Autist – A silent thinker’s confession

Lesbian Confessions – Where love is illegal – Stephannie – Germany

Tears for years, but with a happy ending. You also, must be grateful for your beautiful supportive family. “I grow up in a German village during the 80s. At age 5, I was able to formulate my wish to be born with a female body. But no: Everyday I woke up in the same boyish … Continue reading Lesbian Confessions – Where love is illegal – Stephannie – Germany