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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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    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'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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    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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    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 don't have any friends, I have a girlfriend who makes fun of me with her friends and it's knocked my confidence
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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...
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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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    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 23 hrs 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 17 hrs ago

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

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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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    Hey I am gay and things are getting trough my family don't no I am gay and I don't no how they would think about me being gay. Anyway I am just looking for a boyfriend who I can...
    Lewisukbro Lewisukbro 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 1

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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 5 days ago

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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 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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 Aug 28

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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 Aug 31

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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 Aug 31

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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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...
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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 5 days ago

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    On January 10th last year my younger brother came out to me. Since then, he's told our family, his friends, and everyone else. He's open about what he is, and he has a new found...
    thattallchick thattallchick 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Yes I am a girl and I like gay anime ****...Deal with it 😎
    OfSweetestNothings OfSweetestNothings 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    My xbox live GAMERTAG is ProudLovers
    J1nxyMuller J1nxyMuller 26-30, M Aug 24

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    I live in a state where gay marriage is illegal which makes me really sad. Especially as I watch my older brother (who is closer to me than anybody else) fall in love in a way he's...
    Noel138 Noel138 13-15, F Aug 29

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    Proud homo of 16 years. 😊
    jessicatmarie jessicatmarie 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Came out to my sister tonight. Proud of myself :D
    jxlecler jxlecler 13-15, M 5 Responses Sep 1

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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...
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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

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    Well, it's another sleepless night. My mom and I bonded a little more today. The argument from the other day was so out of the ordinary. I am so glad that doesn't happen on the...
    Becks8806 Becks8806 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My situation is sort of different. I know that the people I care about will be very accepting, I go to a liberal arts type high school. I've known I've been a lesbian for years...
    MovieJunkie MovieJunkie 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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