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I Have a Gay Son, and He Makes Me Proud

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    I'm So Proud And I Love My Gay Son...

    First of all I need to apologize for not making much sense when I write, I’ve had four brain surgeries and I sometimes struggle when I try to put on paper my thoughts. Especially when it’s something important and I have too many thoughts come at one time. But, I’ll try …I...
    ichan1107 ichan1107 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Can Anyone Survive "half-in" & "half-out?"

    My teenage son recently admitted he is gay - it was an accidental "outting" - but he wants to remain closeted to the rest of the world, even to part of the immediate family living in our home... Is this even possible? Is it healthy? How do I care for him without accidently...
    OrphanMom2 OrphanMom2 41-45, F 10 Responses Jan 9, 2011

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    This Is How It Is

    My son (19) came out to me about 5 months ago.  It was hard but I saw it coming.  I kept asking him if he had anything he wanted to tell me for about two weeks before he came out.    It took alot of courage for him and I was glad he did it.  He still has...
    bootsiea bootsiea 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    Came Out On Facebook!

    Yep, the first I knew was I was asleep on the couch and my 18 year old daughter woke me holding her laptop, saying: "have you seen this?". She was showing me my 14 year old son's latest Facebook status, it said: "haters gonna hate, but I'm gay". I was stunned, as he had hidden it...
    Handed Handed 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    My Beautiful Son

    my son is the most beautiful genourous caring person you could ever meet, he told me he was gay nearly 6 year ago, it never came as a surprise to me as i knew for years  it was a relieve to hear the words leave his own mouth as i wouldnt want my beautiful son to be living a...
    8hobart 8hobart 41-45 6 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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    I've Adapted

    When I began tyo suspect my son was gay - when he was using the internet for cybersex - I was nervous and apprehensive. I didn't know how I could cope. But I told my son that he didn't have to hide and that whatever he tried or didn't try, I would be there for him. Now, almost a...
    percypercy percypercy 26-30, M 6 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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    Perplexed a Little

    This new fact/revelation is still "sinking in,"  my son told me he was more interested in men than women the other day; that he was interested in both, but was currently leaning more towards men.  A little shocking, but honestly, I had been wondering about his...
    ward ward 56-60, M 9 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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    I Always Suspected But Was Relieved To Know...

    Glad there is a group entitled this, because my son is gay and I am very proud of him.  He turned 15 today :)  He didn't come out to me exactly...he told his sister who told me but I already figured it out long ago...so I confronted him one day when he...
    floydgal floydgal 41-45, F 10 Responses Dec 9, 2009

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    I am well acquainted with how disruptive motherhood can be to a woman's personal and professional autonomy. I will not be waxing poetic about it either (today of all days). I too...
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    Today, I am really becoming so proud of me. What a long way I walked. What a crazy journey I have suffered. What an amazing development I have achieved. I am incredibly proud to be...
    monty1212 monty1212 26-30, F Nov 19

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    Alexandra1996 Alexandra1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    ImaginaryAlchemist ImaginaryAlchemist 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 2

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    Well I officially have a boyfriend. He makes me feel special and loved:D
    BBPike BBPike 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Last night I went to dinner with some very good friends who I hadn't seen in a while. Just sitting there waiting to order, my body temperature shot through the roof as I started...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    If my son turns out to be gay, all I will do is hug him and say its okay. I would never say, "I'm not proud of you because you're gay," its like saying, "I'm not proud of you...
    1993george 1993george 18-21, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Tbh I'm more neutral with gays like I don't support then but I'm not for them either. But technically speaking I don't support gays. Now because I don't support gays doesn't mean...
    CarthOnasi CarthOnasi 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Years ago I studied martial arts, it's something you never forget. The discipline and the fitness it instills is amazing. Today my son took his test to be promoted to brown belt...
    3grunning 3grunning 46-50, M 8 hrs ago

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    Im gay and damn proud! Everyone at my school knows im gay and everyone's ok with it... i honestly don't know why people make such a fuss about coming out... if a straight person...
    coolyogaykid coolyogaykid 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    ~20 Years Later~ . So, that guy I dated when I was 16-17 yrs old and again when I was about 20-23 yrs old (cause I thought he might had changed during that time but didn’t...
    OlivePhire OlivePhire 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    I'm not a lesbian but most of my friends are including my best friend who is sure she is gay and I think it's great! She has a friend who is 13 and is openly gay and going out with...
    AlliLittle AlliLittle 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    It's my first post, and yeah I am gay. No body else knows and so I'm on here so get anyway from everyone who is homophobic. I am proud as a gay teen. Someday I hope I can tell...
    MrAwesomeNiceGuy MrAwesomeNiceGuy 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Okay. So firstly this isn't a post about how terrible they are, by no means, They should be able to do what they want, as long as it makes them happy, it's their life. However...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F Nov 27

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    I come from a very traditional gypsy family we have many strange ways and traditions I never did have much schooling as you may tell from my writing but from a early age of 12 I...
    007carpetman 007carpetman 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I wanted to make a post for the people who are struggling to accept the fact they are gay, if you are one of these people. :) coming onto this experience is the first step. There...
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 21

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    Haha, bigots are always a bundle of fun, aren't they?? Considering I come from the Southern United States, they are absolutely everywhere, and you just learn to tune them out; you...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    Being gay is something that I just recently realized that I am. I wasn't one of those who thought I've been gay since I was four, it literally was something I just sort of...
    gamerboy2001 gamerboy2001 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I think i couldn't live without being gay.its just something that i got used to it and i am proud !
    sexytommy2 sexytommy2 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I like how guys tell me that they don't know if I'm str8, gay or bi because I put off a certain vibe. haha I like it that way, because I like everybody! lol My friend told me...
    TonyBananas TonyBananas 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    I realized something about people the other day. I knew no one truly can understand what it is like to be gay unless you are gay...,but people are just plain mean. Self centered mo...
    Shade96 Shade96 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    My six year old son is so amazing. He is in kindergarten. He comes home with a book bag full of papers. He says. "Mom I have to do something my teacher told me to do. " I say...
    bjssoi bjssoi 31-35, F Nov 24

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    On September 11th I again showed my son the video footage taken of the twin towers.. I have done this every year, because, altho it was something that happened before he was born...
    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 27

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    I support a person no matter what they are- homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, pansexual, demisexual, anything. People can't control their sexualities, and people should be able...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I think reading manga and watching anime as a teenager did this to me. I LOVE gay dudes! it's messed up that guys can think lesbians are sexy but I can't drool over two hot guys...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Lots of gay guys are insecure because they think they're overweight and no one will love them, but here I am hating myself for being bone skinny. I look weak, and my skinniness...
    SeanNation SeanNation 18-21, M 6 Responses Nov 26

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    I am a happy gay boy as the thingy says, I've bubbly happy ( sun-shiney) personality, I love cuddles, snuggles and warm hugs ( I'm like olaf from frozen in a way ). I love talking...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Yup screamin it proud!! Ain't got nuthin on me B) #Flawless
    fredlez2306 fredlez2306 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    It's a chilly night here in Hawaii. I'm sitting out on my porch looking at the stars listening to "make it to me by Sam smith" I can't help but think about ex. We both decided that...
    avabooboo avabooboo 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    my dad hates gay people... I'm in the closet... I'd be disowned if he knew. so I have to listen as he rants and makes fun of me and my friends.
    ayanojo ayanojo 51-55 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I have accepted I'm gay a long time ago. I normally fantasize having sex with men, but I have this close girl friend at school and she likes to joke around saying she likes me and...
    imkryptonian imkryptonian 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Shout Out to all my LBGT people I just wanna say u r perfect just the way u r. Nobody can judge u on yo sexuality only God can so don't let nobody bring u down hold u head up and...
    KillerBitch4 KillerBitch4 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I dont really have many peers who are gay AND share interests in things I like. :/ Makes finding friends rather ... hopeless? And dating, forget it. Sure its okay if someone wants...
    bloodyborgiabastard bloodyborgiabastard 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Trying to cope with the upcoming holidays with My mom. I tend to believe because she demonstrates the signs of Borderline Personality Disorder. I am adopted and for years I felt...
    lynn0483 lynn0483 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 22