Monday, October 11, 2010

Coming Out

Coming out to my parents is on the forefront of my mind tonight. Any suggestions?...What to do, what not to do?


  1. My suggestion is to let them react however they react and be as kind to them as you can. Their adjustment to this news will take some time, so don't hold them to high expectations when they just hear the news. Answer any questions they have with patience.

    Good luck to you.

  2. Remain calm. Remember that you love them, and that they love you. TELL them that you love them. Hope they will react well, but have a plan ready if they react badly. Stand your ground and don't allow yourself to be abused.

    Remember that no matter how well or how badly the initial revelation goes, it's not a guarantee that everything will be perfect or everything will be terrible. You and they still need to adjust to a new relationship where you are open with them about being gay. What else you are open about (boyfriends, sex, etc.) is completely up to you.

    Love them. Keep loving them. Hopefully this new honesty will deepen and enrich your relationship.

    Good luck!

  3. um, you're too late buddy. national coming out day was yesterday...guess you'll have to wait 'till next year. :)