I Am a Parent of a Gay Child

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    My Maurice

    My husband believed very strongly that a man was supposed to act a certain way. He was very macho, typical ideals of masculinity. He was in the Navy and that environment feeds off that macho ideal. My Maurice was never quite like that. He was the first born by three minutes ahead...
    rumspringa02 rumspringa02
    70+, F
    2 Responses May 21, 2012

    Almost 2 years ago my daughter told me she

    thought she was bisexual, and eventually explained that she knew she way gay but she said bisexual to break it me more easily. I wasn't surprised nor did it change the love I have for her. My concerns were more about how she was treated at school, or in social situations. She's...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2016

    I Am The Proud Mom Of A Gay Child!

    My child came out to me and her dad and her closet friends when she was 14. Her dad and I already suspected it. It was a relief for us to see she come out of her shell and be so happy. She was very unhappy for months before she opened up. She is 16 now and National Coming Out...
    jennalove jennalove
    36-40, F
    Mar 13, 2013

    I want to share this information with others -

    especially with other parents who have a gay child. It can be a difficult situation on so many levels. I hope this might help others who are perhaps struggling to accept their children due to the fact that they are gay. I am a Catholic and as a Catholic, my faith tells me...
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    I'm not. But I admire parents

    that love their children no matter what. If any of my kids told me they were gay, I would love and support them as well. I'm sure it might be hard at first, which I can imagine, it would be on any parent. But at the end of the day, they will still be my child. And I would still...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2016

    My Daughter

    When my daughter was 15, she told me that she was only interested in girls. This was of no surprise, because I had already noticed that she was a little extra close to her "friend".  It was not difficult for her to tell me, because we have a close relationship. No matter what, I...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses May 10, 2011

    Emphatize With Them

    Hi! You may find this interesting.  Please pass this on too... it can be helpful to someone http://www.amazon.com/Figuring-Out-N-S-B/dp/0979216303 http://www.myspace.com/figuringitoutbook Figuring IT Out by NSB - A Coming Out Story. This books has been rated with 4.6...
    grehyzz grehyzz
    Dec 2, 2008

    I Struggle With It

    I love my daughter.  She is a wonderful fun talented person and she is bisexual.  I know there is nothing wrong with that and because I raised her that way she has never been "in the closet".  My problem is that I really don't want her to choose a female...
    FairlyUnbalanced FairlyUnbalanced
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Nov 9, 2009
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