Coming Out

Gay domestic violence is a dirty little secret that traps victims with nowhere to turn

"I've always feared that she'd show up," she says. "It's only been the last year and a half that I realized I don't have to be scared. I think what kept me going was receiving her mail. It was her little way she kept me in her pocket. I'd wonder, was she in town? Did she put it in my mailbox? It used to incapacitate me. Now I just throw it out."

Lisa, like the junk mail, is unwanted. Nichole doesn't need love, not love like that. No one does.

Five years after Nichole split from Lisa, she began to receive junk mail in Lisa's name.
Steve Lowry
Five years after Nichole split from Lisa, she began to receive junk mail in Lisa's name.

E-mail Melissa Hung at melissa_hung@houstonpress.com.

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