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Our Favorite LGBT Essays We Published This Year

Getting messaged by a childhood bully on a gay dating app. Navigating the dating scene as a black trans woman. Aspiring to motherhood. Saying goodbye to historic queer spaces. These, and more, are the powerful reflections in BuzzFeed LGBT's favorite essays of 2015.

Expensive, Exhausting, And Deeply Unsexy: Babymaking While Queer — Lindsay King-Miller

Coming Out To My Exes As A Gay Trans Man — Anonymous

Finding Happiness As A Trans Woman Of Color — Kai Cheng Thom

What I Learned From My Neuroatypical Partner — Meredith Talusan

When A Lesbian Gets Sober — Courtney Gillette

My Path To Trans Womanhood — Zoë Wilkinson Saldaña

When My Childhood Bully Hit Me Up On A Gay Dating App — John Paul Brammer

No, Queer Women Aren't "Just Experimenting" — Shannon Keating

The Transgender Dating Dilemma — Raquel Willis

Self-Portrait Of The Artist As Ungrateful Black Writer — Saeed Jones

Saying Goodbye To The Last Lesbian Bar In San Francisco — Lauren Tabak

When A Queer Woman Counts Calories — Camille Beredjick

How I Learned There's More Than One Way To Have Gay Sex — Nico Lang

Why Won't Orange Is The New Black Acknowledge That Bisexuals Exist? — Anna Pulley

I Didn't Always Know I Was Gay — Carmen Rios