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Myfather died of alcoholic liver cirrhosis four years ago. It came as a surprise to all of us, even though it was clear he had a severe drinking problem for decades. It was especially surprising to me, as a former nurse and a recovering alcoholic. You would think I’d know more about liver problems and alcohol use than the average person. But the truth is, in the months before his death, I had no idea my father’s liver was struggling at all. …

I’m a founder and CEO of a global software company. My net worth is north of $50 million (£35 million). I travel a lot, but I’m based in New York. I was divorced about 3.5 years ago, and when it came time to get back into the game, I realised I couldn’t go back into conventional dating. I’m 50 years old but I probably look 38. I’m incredibly fit, I work out all the time, and I have the mentality of someone in their 20s because I just love to have fun. I jump out of planes, you know? …

Coming out is constant, fluid, beautiful, and tiresome

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Coming up on one year ago, I came out of the closet publicly here on Medium as bisexual. I thought, in that moment, the hardest part was over. I came out publicly — my friends, family, colleagues, and Medium readers all knew my long-hidden secret: I am attracted to both men and women.

Naively, I thought that the hardest part was over. Little did I know, coming out is a process that is almost never done for LGBTQ+ folx. …


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