Iron Chef Cat Cora: "I was bullied"
October 5th, 2010
06:45 PM ET
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This is a LKL Web Exclusive by Chef Cat Cora, President and Founder of Chefs for Humanity

I was born in the 60's in Mississippi. I was also born gay. Yes, that's right BORN gay. Believe me, I tried to pray "it" away at church every Sunday like a good Christian girl from the South. I tried to date "it" away, dating good guys who didn't understand why I wouldn't, no couldn't, be with them completely. I wanted so badly to be straight like my friends. But I couldn't change it anymore than I could change having brown eyes. And I knew I would never fit into what kids thought was normal.

When I finally met my first love, I was 17. I fell in love and didn't have one friend who I could tell. There was no giggles and gossip and no gushing about how beautiful, smart and wonderful she was. There were definitely no "meet the parents" dinners. I endured the love and loneliness alone. The passion was liberating but the breakup was almost unbearable.

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  1. moedbet

    Thank you – this is exceptionally sympathetic !

    May 22, 2011 at 8:15 am |
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