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Who is a Straight Spouse?

Posted by on Jun 29, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Who is a straight spouse?

  • A heterosexual woman who is or was married to or intimate with a gay, bisexual,or transgendered man.
  • A heterosexual man who is or was married to or intimate with a lesbian,bisexual, or transgendered woman.
  • A heterosexual woman who is or was married to a man who denies being gay orbisexual, but she has reason to know that this is not true, or suspect that itis not true.
  • A heterosexual woman who is or was intimately involved with a man who deniesbeing gay or bisexual, but she has reason to know that this is not true, orsuspect that it is not true.
  • A heterosexual man who is or was married to a woman who denies that lesbian or bisexual activity means she’s not heterosexual, since her sexuality is fluid.  A heterosexual man who is or was intimately involved with a woman who denies being lesbian or bisexual, since her sexuality is fluid.
  • A heterosexual woman who knew her husband had sex with men, but married him or stayed married to him anyway.
  • A heterosexual man who knew his wife had sex with women, but married her or stayed married to her anyway. 
  • A heterosexual woman who thought none of his previous encounters mattered orthat things would change.
  • A heterosexual man who thought living with or being married to a woman who has sex with other women might be fun.
  • A heterosexual woman who had no clue that her boyfriend, fiance, husband or exhusband was having sex with other men, or was sexually attracted to other men.
  • A heterosexual man who had no clue that his girlfriend, fiance, wife or ex wife wanted to have sex with other women, or was sexually attracted to them.
  • Heterosexual men and women who remain on good terms with their lgbt husbands and wives, or ex husbands and wives.  Heterosexual men and women who develop friendships with the lovers and friends of their ex husbands and wives. 
  • Heterosexual men and women who are angry, who stay that way for a long time, who refuse to have anything to do with the lgbt people who are now important to their ex husband or wife. Heterosexual men and women of all faiths who are or were coupled with, or married or engaged to gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered people.  Or no faith. All nationalities, races, ages, ethnic groups.


That’s who straight spouses are.  Where will you find us? Pretty much everywhere.

The Straight Spouse Network is the preeminent support group for all those people who have experienced the reality of having an lgbt spouse or partner, and the fallout afterwards.  We get it.  We really do.  We support each other as we find our way on new paths.

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