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I Have a Gay Son, and He Makes Me Proud

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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 8 Responses Nov 16, 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 6 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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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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    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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    All gay people here are awesome! :D
    bubblyeater bubblyeater 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Finally accepted that I'm gay and feels great!!!
    zapdaddy zapdaddy 41-45, M Oct 5

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    I come from a big Irish family and although everyone has been amazing about me coming out, sometimes, I wish I wasn't gay because it makes me think that maybe things would be...
    romanalanski romanalanski 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Sad that guns make me happier then people :( more loyal and more reliable the dose who claim to have my back. Im not proud to think like this but its rare for me be happy and when...
    EBestest EBestest 18-21, M Sep 23

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    The emotional drainage is endless. Again, my mom asked about my plans for college. I don't blame her. She has to plan for her own life after I'm gone. I'm just always reluctant to...
    mishandle mishandle 18-21, F a week ago

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    I'm a gay man (30) and I'm looking for my first real boyfriend. I was married for three years, divorced now and I knew I was gay the entire time but fought it (stupidly). I've...
    CW3185 CW3185 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm proud to be Gay and I can't help who I love. Some many people talk about Gay men more than crime rates.
    PozlifeD PozlifeD 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I've been in love with my best friend for 3 years. The whole time people would tell me he is gay because of the way he acted but he denied it all. Just last night he told me he is...
    VocalFlight VocalFlight 16-17 1 Response Oct 13

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    I knew that I was gay when I was 13, but at first I did not admit it to myself. One year ago, I finally accepted it, changed my style and my attitude and I am happy now. If you are...
    gaypunk18 gaypunk18 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    Second part of my coming out. So this morning I wrote a small speech to post onto my facebook wall.It basically said how old I was when I started to like guys, why i havent really...
    TheAnimeGamer TheAnimeGamer 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    A couple months ago, I posted my honest viewpoint on gays. Then people hated me because apparently this site is communist and we all have to think alike. Anyways, I do not hate...
    PopcornLadder PopcornLadder 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    So I decided that I won't tell my family I'm gay unless I have a boyfriend and we have been dating for a least a month because they will ask why I think I'm gay and saying I have a...
    bloodofcour bloodofcour 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    He's not my biological son but my adopted son. I've helped raised him since the day he came home from hospital. I get full custody of him once I turn 18. I love him more then I...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Oct 5

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    I am proud of myself! Being gay doesn't define what are you, because for me being gay defines who are you! Hello there hope to have some friends here! Feel free to message me...
    DEACTIVATEDACCNT DEACTIVATEDACCNT 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    I just came out after years of denial. I kept saying I am not gay. What is laughable about that statement is even though I tried to have sex with women I could not get hard and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just came out after years of denial. I kept saying I am not gay. What is laughable about that statement is even though I tried to have sex with women I could not get hard and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    The media would just love to portray us all as racist, sexist, homophobic male WASP aristocrats who beat our wives, which just goes to show how ignorant they really are. Society...
    chubbystringbean chubbystringbean 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm bisexual so of course I support gay rights. I just don't see why homosexuals are judged just because they like someone that is the same gender/sex as them. There is nothing...
    cutiepieeeee cutiepieeeee 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Love is love nothing can change it if you get judged about your sexuality don't worry be proud if you are gay,bisexual,lesbian or pan sexual it's you're life no one else was told...
    Nicolajane14 Nicolajane14 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 24

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    It's official :) im 100% gay as of this morning, came out to my parents and a bunch of family, they all thought it was great and we're proud of me, then I told them I was also into...
    Diamondcdx16 Diamondcdx16 16-17, M 7 Responses Sep 26

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    I don't understand why people should have such a problem with somebody's sexuality. Imagine if it was the other way around and we would get hassle if we were 'straight.' We would...
    rirxalri rirxalri 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    Ive accepted my self an now looking a gay friend to talk about it. I'm not open about it yet but I can't feel my self getting more courage everyday. I asked God to help me and...
    lightwarrior9005 lightwarrior9005 18-21, M 5 Responses Oct 7

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    I'm so proud to be gay and I love it
    rob7819 rob7819 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    Every path you choose to take has consequences. Some are bearable, some are not. I had to make a choice between a life that has opportunities for me to grow and prosper, and a life...
    A888888 A888888 26-30, F Oct 8

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    I'm soo proud to be gay :)
    tjnt88 tjnt88 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    So, the story starts off a few years earlier than described (18) . I can't say what happened before I give a bit of a backstory. So, I was in High School, and since I had a bunch...
    shadow2233 shadow2233 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I'm exhausted, but can't sleep. This makes 5 sleepless nights in a row. :(
    sheghost sheghost 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    (Thoughts on equal rights) I'm gay and I've been doing a lot of research on my own about the gay community from bars and social events to the political side like marriage and...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 7

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    I have a history for falling for guys that don't want me or when I was younger the ones who didn't even know I existed. I'm not bad looking, I get hit on regularly and i'm...
    MissManaged MissManaged 22-25, F Oct 9

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    My sister and her idiot boyfriend have spread lies about me on Facebook, throughout my family, sent nasty emails, ridiculed me and the list goes on. All this started because they...
    StopLying StopLying 51-55, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I actually kind of do but I won't judge or hate you for it. I would just prefer if you were gay to not hit on me. It makes me uncomfortable
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 25

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    The more I know the more I feel So I've posted before about my friend I've made that I'm attracted to not only physically but emotionally When we first talked we clicked and I...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    The thought of coming out turns my stomach. The idea of even hinting to other people that I might like boys makes me feel sick. I haven't even told my LGBT friends about it. It...
    GayCharlie GayCharlie 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 30

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    I'm gay and I have this friend who is a guy, and he like flirts with me but it makes me uncomfortable
    Treyboy14 Treyboy14 13-15, M 4 Responses Oct 2

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    I have a crush on a guy and I'm not sure about his sexual orientation. We're classmates and I jump at every chance I get to work with him. He's cute, a little geeky and sometimes...
    rieljaneiro rieljaneiro 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I came out as bisexual in my sophomore year of high school, but as junior year was approaching, I was starting to realize that I was truly a homosexual teenager. After I came out...
    KoalaClawsKill KoalaClawsKill 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    So I have a feeling that my sister may be a lesbian but it's just a feeling. I know nothing for sure but just in case, I want to be prepared for if and when she says something. She...
    glee12 glee12 18-21 Oct 5

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    I descend from at least four men (that I know of) who served as combatants for the successful Colonial effort to break away from King George and England, all in the southern...
    PaleRyder PaleRyder 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    Oh my God, what a shocker! But, not really, no. I just felt like adding another experience to my profile; and here it is. "Your result indicates that you are most likely bisexual...
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T 6 days ago

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    Being a teenager mom is the best thing that has ever happened to me my son is the most amazing person in my life I wouldn't change it for the world he has helped me become a better...
    zombiekitten12 zombiekitten12 16-17, F 2 days ago