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I Have a Gay Son, and He Makes Me Proud

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

    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 4 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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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 4 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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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'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 10 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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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 8 Responses Dec 9, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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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 9 Responses Jan 9, 2011

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    I am lucky to have a friend in Sil who makes me smile. Whose words help me forget the bad just in a while Though she lives far, far away in a distant land She really has something...
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    What makes a flower so pretty? How does it share up your day? I think a flower is most beautiful, when it is given away... -song-
    nancycandy1234567890 nancycandy1234567890 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    she is my first love i have met others before and after her but never got attached to any one same way I did with my first. we broken up like two month ago but the problem is i see...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    Just had a panic attack at work. It started out small - an increased heart rate and a little heavy breathing. I tried to calm down, but I just couldn't get it under control. I had...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    I do have it not the super case of it but it sucks -.- I have to keep everything so neat and Alphabetical. Especially when it comes to my paper though got to have it neat no...
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    I tried explaining to my mom over the weekend why I don't want any kids. There are many reasons but all my mom says is "you are in a bad financial situation now, you will change...
    AwakenAndLost AwakenAndLost 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Yes I do wanna have babies. Its the best thing to happen to a woman. More like a circle of life and it makes me feel complete. Anyways I am mom and do feel proud about it.
    Hotmommy4u Hotmommy4u 31-35, F 12 Responses 3 days ago

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    1. Im bein evaluated today with my social worker! It's a 3 hour test/ evaluation on how deep my depression is. It's NOT a grade, NO pressure, it's NOT timed, there is NO wrong...
    CreepypastaFan2016 CreepypastaFan2016 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    My husband left for Navy bootcamp yesterday. We have a 16 month old, and it's been hard the past 24 hours. (And he's gone for 8 weeks). I feel so alone and like there's something...
    lindsey628 lindsey628 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I am. Most of the times I say "I wish I was born a boy. " and I think everyone do -for ftms-. But, being transsexual has positive sides too. We know how most of the women "think...
    darklotus01 darklotus01 13-15, T 4 days ago

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    Survive in the wild Trained to live off the land To help or to strike With an empty hand Swiss army scout knife At your side Now you have a tanto To wear with pride You have...
    Gws1269 Gws1269 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I have a whole album that I love but has always been a bit of a downer to me. Radiohead's OK Computer. It has always been an album that once I start I feel like I can't do...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    While four-year-old Alfie loves ­dinosaurs, fire engines and cars, Logan prefers sparkly dresses, wands and Frozen’s Princess Elsa.But what makes their differences all...
    janecool janecool 16-17, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm gay/bi and I can't do this anymore. Most of my family is religious and very conservative and homophobic. I just had a conflict with my parents this morning over my dad...
    GCassr22 GCassr22 18-21, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    One is 15, the other is 8. My teenager is turning out to be a lovely young lady, always catching the boys' eyes and interests. And she isn't stuck-up about her looks (I raised her...
    Marloes2 Marloes2 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    And I am not happy. I am truly, utterly not happy. I don't know what god wants from me in this life. Does he want me to live completely alone for the rest of my life and be utterly...
    bluesky1223 bluesky1223 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I was 14 and went to the parking lot behind our house to smoke a sigaret. He drove up in his car and saw me. It was a cold autumn evening so he asked if I would like to sit in his...
    bikinisweetie bikinisweetie 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 4

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    I have a friend who's a bit messed up just like me. I almost always manage to mess things up with my moody personality and sensitivity but he stays by my side and is always there...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Each passing verse I find myself becoming more and more melancholy. My hope dwindles as does my supply. One by one they drain me. Sure it's nice to have friends but what if I don't...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 3

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    that is an understatement on my part. i have no relationship with him...sure ive tried over the years. and i guess he has too a point. i am the oldest of 4 kids plus the only...
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Well... since this is an experience-sharing group I would like to tell my story of how is being gay in my life ^~^ maybe will be a lot to write... so if dont like to read skip this...
    Dominii Dominii 16-17, M Feb 2

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    In August last year my 2 children met a young man (17) at an under 18 nightclub/disco. He is from Sierra Leone and came here when he was 9. His upbringing was shocking and nothing...
    Elcamino73 Elcamino73 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    it's official...I need to leave my house. my parents rely on me too much and my brother does nothing to help us. I have so many responsibilities with my school work. I'm a 4.0...
    marckengenie1 marckengenie1 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I'm an odd creature. I think we're all odd though...that kinda makes us, us. I have this thing where I want to fix everyone though. If I sense someone is having a bad day I feel...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    A MUCH darker side. It haunts me. Tortures me. It dangles it's twisted fantasies in front of my eyes until I'm completely numb to the shock. I almost want to do it, whatever it is...
    FluttershyLabeouf FluttershyLabeouf 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I am a proud single mother of four.That in itself is stressful. If I had to describe my parenting skills, I'd have to say "Old School" and because it's just me... They know that...
    MissingTrevion1020 MissingTrevion1020 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Recently diagnosed, learning coping strategies... Feels like if I even go near the thoughts I'm supposed to challenge, it amplifies them and makes them so scary... I fight against...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 31

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    When do I speak my truth? Or haven't I all these years? I'm going to be 42 years old. I have not spoken to my mother in 5 months and my father - about 4 (I went from low contact...
    thegirlwithnomom thegirlwithnomom 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I'm sorry for all the pain I caused people I can't take it anymore people try to help me but they leave cause I push them away I can't help I try not to but it makes it worse I'm...
    myers79145678 myers79145678 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    im not proud of it...not at all... i feel like i can never forgive my self, and it makes me like a piece of crap. One of them was on here, we were very very very good friends...
    jwolf1342 jwolf1342 22-25, M Jan 31

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    What difference does it make what a persons sexuality is, it is not that alone (as if its anyones business) that makes a person whole. Its much like race or religion, what...
    EtTuJudas EtTuJudas 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I'm proud of being gay, and I would not trade it for anything :)))
    000Thallensjaan 000Thallensjaan 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 30

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