Doug Mattis echoing James, this is a fantastic personal story that I’d love to publish on Th-Ink Queerly.
I’m the publisher, by the way. Take a careful read of our writing quidelines here:
Length really depends on the story. Sure, people generally like shorter, but if the story is compelling, do what needs to be done. If it’s really long, we can publish it parts.
Let me know if you have any further questsions.