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I Have a Gay Son, and He Makes Me Proud

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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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    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'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 5 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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    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 8 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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    It feels so good to finally have someone who makes me smile so much that by the end of the day my cheeks are sore lol I've never been so excited about someone new like this and I...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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    I'm 13 and gay and I'm proud of it. I wear the fact I'm gay proudly. I'm looking for people like me or maybe even a bf
    biguy6996 biguy6996 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    Maturity is respecting other people . Their point of view , their race , their sexuality. A lot of people don't have this and it makes me sad for them.
    interlink2 interlink2 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Why get inked if you wont get to see it everyday? I got this tattoo's on my wrist & this is not just for nothing...A HEART ❤️ with music notes around it + the 3 stars...
    skullmeggy skullmeggy 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    To Medicate - or Not. I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I have strict parents, but I feel like they are strict only with ME!! My brother, 16 year old, RAN AWAY from home through his window at 1:30 AM yesterday. My parents searched for...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    2 years ago I was attacked by my own family, a family member committed suicide then found a man hanging at work. All this happened in a matter of 6 months. I completely broke down...
    leesalush leesalush 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't have any friends, I have a girlfriend who makes fun of me with her friends and it's knocked my confidence
    Trionak1993 Trionak1993 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Rebuilding. Bullies shred. Love can bite. Employers can be jerks. Family can be painful. These lists can rebuild. Gratitude list. List what you are grateful...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 20 hrs ago

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    It's been just over a year since my life finally got to the point where if i didn't finally allow myself to be happy nothing but disaster was gonna happen. I spent so long trying...
    dex10 dex10 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Being gay is not fun to me. I'm Muslim and I'm proud thank god but being gay has caused me nothing but troubles and misery. I wish I had a boyfriend but at the same time I hate the...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I'm Gryffindor and proud of it. We're the best house! Harry Potter is amazing, even though he's sadly a fictional character, he's taught me many things. Harry Potter's always there...
    HPF8 HPF8 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    Here I am again complaining about being gay. Here I am again feeling like absolute ****. Here I am again wanting to die and end it all. Why do I like my own gender? Why do I find...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 5

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    I found out that I was gay in the middle of my teen years and feel comfortable with it, but it's been hard being myself because I haven't come out to my dad yet or my family...
    jamie1292 jamie1292 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I've been reding this gay book and it makes me real hard haha it makes me want to sex...pfff I wish I could find someone like in this gay guy characters
    vinxgaza vinxgaza 16-17, M Aug 15

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    my best friend is gay and he is so inspiring to me. he will love whoever he wants and dosnt worry about who will see him or who will judge him. I absoultly love him with all my...
    suicidegetout suicidegetout 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I don't know what to do. I should start by saying that I have spent my life trying to better myself. I haven't always made the best decisions, but I have become smarter. Recently...
    anothererica anothererica 31-35 Aug 11

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    Sister says she doesn't like when gay people flaunt being gay (ie holding hands), brother thinks we shouldn't be able to get married and try to get "more rights than they already...
    Zaquash Zaquash 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Haii everyone, i'm Taffy but my real name is Jamar I would like to share you a thing or 2 which is on my mind It's been a while since I been on though, and let me start off by...
    xtaffyx xtaffyx 13-15, M Aug 16

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    I am gay and proud of it, but right now I need someone kinda like me to talk to
    SexyBeazt96 SexyBeazt96 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I'm proud to be gay !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    rob7819 rob7819 36-40, M Aug 21

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    "It isn't really just me either, a number of other residents have reported seeing the exact same thing. Some individuals got out of their residences to view what was triggering the...
    Jewelgzr Jewelgzr 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    My Two Precious Miracles! Due to my health issues / illnesses I was pretty much informed by my OB/GYN that my chances of becoming pregnant was nearly impossible! Not saying I...
    Blackbarbie27 Blackbarbie27 26-30, F Aug 23

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    Im gay but grew up in the 1960's when in the media gay men were portrait as camp ..not for me Nothin g wrong with being camp..many of my friends are but im a bloke who kikes bloky...
    thegaychef thegaychef 51-55, M Aug 24

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    I'm not proud of posting this, but I'm not alone. Plenty of teens my age and sadly younger have tried a variety of drugs to 'escape the real world'. The worst I have tried is MDMA...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My son often tells people that he wants to grow up to be just like me but honestly he is perfect in every single way. He is sweet, kind and nice. He has a gentle heart. He...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M Aug 1

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    It's amazing how society drags homosexuality down. I know all the bible stuff and all, but as I personally experienced, being gay is not a decision. It just happens. Some don't...
    EvanTheWeatherKid EvanTheWeatherKid 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    My little guy is 5 years old. Started out very rough and a lot of problems early on. But now he's labeled high functioning. This year he starts kindergarten in a regular class...by...
    Mytime32 Mytime32 31-35, F Aug 14

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    I sat down on the old fabric couch with the gray stripes running throughout it. I could see little pieces of fuzz sticking out on occasion and the square pillows being lopsided. It...
    ForeverSmiling ForeverSmiling 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Hopefully it will be legalized everywhere one day.... A guy (near me) got fired from his job because he was going to marry his boyfriend... It makes me realize what if that was me...
    cutiepieeeee cutiepieeeee 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    As all hell breaks loose yet again in the Middle East, my thoughts turn to my young son. Will he, like me, be beyond disgusted by the actions of ISIS and Israel alike, have his...
    alsatian80 alsatian80 31-35, M Aug 20

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    It's been a rough few weeks, I've missed him more so this last while. I find myself wondering what exactly I am missing.. I miss how beautiful he made me feel, I miss how sexy...
    Scorpionchild Scorpionchild 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    Soy virgen y orgulloso de serlo, en mi país, que tienden a perder su virginidad más rápido porque los hombres colombianos son muy sexy, y persuasivo. Tengo 18 años y a casar...
    ColombianGypsy ColombianGypsy 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I myself am gay. But not only do I support gay rights but I support human rights. We should be able to live the way we want to and do whatever makes us happy. we're given the right...
    jessicatmarie jessicatmarie 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been looking after my mom for the majority of my life, her MS has lead to depression many times. Even admitting to me that she has felt suicidal. But she fights it every day...
    Stillnotbroken Stillnotbroken 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I don't know if it's just me but I'm incredibly horny like nearly most of the time. I don't know if it's cause I'm a virgin and have a high sex drive ?
    zoe1118 zoe1118 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I am a little confused but I'll call myself Bi because I see myself with a wife and kids down the road but I get turned on by other boys. The first time it happened was kind of a...
    EvanTheWeatherKid EvanTheWeatherKid 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I don't care what you label yourself as long as you are true to yourself and that you don't step on other people's lives. Btw i'm bi and proud 👌
    CamA7 CamA7 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Ok, if i didn't it would be very hypocritical of me . I mean i am a part of LGBTQ... community and i am proud that some of us are being more respected in that way. I am really...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F Aug 10

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