"Mom, Dad....I have something to tell you..."

United States
July 28, 2007 11:07pm CST
And then they continue with "Im gay." How would you HONESTLY feel about this? I would be upset, and probably wonder if it was my fault. Eventually, though, I would be ok with it and be happy for them if thats what makes them happy, and I know that your child being gay isnt "wrong" at all. To tell you the truth, I dont know how I would handle it. I wouldnt be mad at them or love them any less, I would educate myself as much as I could.
2 responses
@jennysp8 (855)
• United States
30 Jul 07
To be honest, I would be disappointed. But not angry. I have a little girl who is turning six in a few months. Though I have nothing against gays, as a parent, you just always imagine your daughter growing up and finding the man of her dreams and blah blah blah. You never expect or prepare for your child to be gay. So, it would come as a shock and a slight disappointment, but I wouldn't let her know that. I would support my children and be very open to their lifestyle. It would not change my love or respect for them at all.
• United States
1 Aug 07
Glad to hear it!
• United States
5 Aug 07
Ok I will tell you from my point of view but first to let you know. I am 15 and recently came out as gay. I want you to know that the best thing you can do is to support your child no matter what. Love them and allow them to be themselves. My mother personally went crazy and absolutley despises me being gay. If you dont accept your child they will feel they are to blaim. This has all happened to me so my advice (as before) is just to love them unconditionally. Oh and just to let you know...it is hardly ever the parents fault so that is the last thing you need to ask yourself. So dont worry about if your to blame. This is all I can tell you. Please take my advice and good luck.