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I Have a Gay Son, and He Makes Me Proud

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 People

    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    All gay people here are awesome! :D
    bubblyeater bubblyeater 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Say for instance a new born baby boy has to gay fathers. He grows up. Do you think he'll have interest in boys because his parents are gay or will that not have an effect on him...
    PrinceAkeem PrinceAkeem 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    Say for instance a new born baby boy has to gay fathers. He grows up. Do you think he'll have interest in boys because his parents are gay or will that not have an effect on him...
    PrinceAkeem PrinceAkeem 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    Say for instance a new born baby boy has to gay fathers. He grows up. Do you think he'll have interest in boys because his parents are gay or will that not have an effect on him...
    PrinceAkeem PrinceAkeem 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    Say for instance a new born baby boy has to gay fathers. He grows up. Do you think he'll have interest in boys because his parents are gay or will that not have an effect on him...
    PrinceAkeem PrinceAkeem 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    Say for instance a new born baby boy has to gay fathers. He grows up. Do you think he'll have interest in boys because his parents are gay or will that not have an effect on him...
    PrinceAkeem PrinceAkeem 18-21, M Sep 21

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    Say for instance a new born baby boy has to gay fathers. He grows up. Do you think he'll have interest in boys because his parents are gay or will that not have an effect on him...
    PrinceAkeem PrinceAkeem 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    Say for instance a new born baby boy has to gay fathers. He grows up. Do you think he'll have interest in boys because his parents are gay or will that not have an effect on him...
    PrinceAkeem PrinceAkeem 18-21, M Sep 21

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    Does anyone else find those people (usually girls) that want to have gay friends just to say they have gay friends kinda annoying? I don't mean to be rude but I can't help but...
    Disqualify Disqualify 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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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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    I was just told by a new coworker that I look Russian. LoL first time I have ever heard that. Makes me wonder though hahaha
    SomniumProeliator SomniumProeliator 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 17

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    The phone convocation that has just changed my life! I decided I couldn't put up with hiding anymore so I called my parents from my boarding house. *ring ring* Housekeeper...
    HRHHeronMaxwell HRHHeronMaxwell 16-17, M 12 Responses Sep 10

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    Ive shaved my head daily since I was 13. I had just come out as gay and back in the 70's the media depicted gay men as. Camp so I wanted to show the world that you could be a harf...
    thegaychef thegaychef 51-55, M Sep 10

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    As a person who is absolutely proud of being able to deal with difficult or unpleasant people with grace, I have hit the wall with dealing with my mother in law. Here is a woman...
    Xiramat Xiramat 26-30, F Sep 22

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    Something I wrote to him, although I didn't send it. Thank you. I have a lot of things to thank you for. Thank you for showing me how to love and supposedly be "loved". Thank...
    weightingforhappiness weightingforhappiness 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have been gay since i was 11 i jusg never liked girls the way i liked guys i have told some people about me being gay they were fine with it and then there were all was those...
    Bustos13 Bustos13 13-15, M Sep 19

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    I am openly gay at school with my 2 best friends and the rest of the school kind of already knows anyways without having to be told. My parents are a whole other story there. They...
    figureoutwhothisis figureoutwhothisis 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 20

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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 4 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    The more gay men I have met in my life, the more I realize that once you get to know a gay man, you realize most are non-traditional. I do think "non-traditional" is code for...
    shygrant shygrant 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 19

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    I am gay and single my boyfriend Kylebuist was a fake account because I messaged him on Facebook he said he did know what ep was that somebody was bullying him for being gay and...
    Lewisukbro Lewisukbro 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    I used to hate myself for two reasons. One was because I figured out I was gay, and hated it. Later I also came to hate myself because I was ugly: because I was rejected time and...
    SeanNation SeanNation 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 14

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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 6 Responses 6 days ago

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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 23 hrs ago

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    One of the girls I babysit and homeschool for stopped a grade because of her high placement testing. Her first day was today and the teacher recommended she be pushed up to second...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    So the start of this story goes back to May when I was signing up for my dorm, I got a dorm with people in my interest group but my computer didn't tell me who my roommate was. At...
    backandforward backandforward 18-21, M Sep 8

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    So the start of this story goes back to May when I was signing up for my dorm, I got a dorm with people in my interest group but my computer didn't tell me who my roommate was. At...
    backandforward backandforward 18-21, M Sep 8

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    “Would The South Be Angry If “ As a Proud Resident of a Southern State it occurred to me what might or might not happen if certain changes were made in this Country , and I...
    TsavoHunter TsavoHunter 36-40, M Sep 11

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    I was abused by my mother, in and out of care homes where abouse sexually and emotionally was normal. I did eventually went to live with my sister I owe her so much. Met a guy he...
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    My dad is gone now, but I've made peace with myself, & stopped wasting energy on him. For years I blamed me for him. It wasn't my fault he was a looser. He beat my mom for just...
    nevadiva4u nevadiva4u 41-45 Sep 14

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    as "a child", I'd get Excruciatingly PAINFUL headaches.... From the presence of Nicotine. I wasn't "as knowledgeable" Then about Second Hand Smoke as I am NOW.... so I'd 'Wonder...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 10 hrs ago

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    I feel lonely even though I have a large family, I am the only girl amongst seven brothers. They rarely have any contact with me unless they want something. They practically ignore...
    sister0 sister0 51-55, F 2 hrs ago

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    So school started a few weeks ago it's going all good and all it's just I'm seeing so many couples and all that does is makes me depress because I'm single and there like no gay/bi...
    bloodofcour bloodofcour 13-15, M Sep 2

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    So today after class I had my first gay experience. My friend has his own dorm and it was just us nothing else to worry about. I told him I was scared, he promised we would go slow...
    cgrubb85 cgrubb85 18-21, M Sep 16

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    I hate when people who have no clue what real OCD is like, say they have OCD!!!!! Like, oh you gota wash your hands 5 times a day and can't drink after your dog? Well that must be...
    Kayloves060814 Kayloves060814 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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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 6 days ago

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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 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    He can be a good guy and is caring and understanding when a situation calls for it and we share interests, but a person can only take so much of him because he's overbearing. He is...
    jamie1292 jamie1292 22-25, M Sep 5