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I Have a Gay Son, and He Makes Me Proud

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 9 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...
    percypercy percypercy 26-30, M 6 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 7 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Could have posted this under "I am going to say something controversial" but I don't want to attract crazies :) As a once bisexual now straight Protestant Christian, I don't see...
    GhostBride GhostBride 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Yes, I have curves and I am proud of them. I wasn't proud as a teenager/young adult. Not in this waif society that we live in. Today, I embrace my curves and my sexuality. If...
    llevame llevame 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 13

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    It's not everyday. It's not all the time. But I have it. And they gave me medicine for it. But I stopped taking it a long time ago because I wanted to see if I could feel better...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Apr 25

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    So you know how everyone has a best friend? That one person that will always be there no matter what and will love you and laugh with you? I don't have that. I don't have that...
    Emmathedragonfly Emmathedragonfly 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    First graders like to discuss their mom in detail. I have heard how one makes pizza every Sunday and another who works many hours . Today my daughter announced how I have a birth...
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    (1980) I was born while my parents were getting divorced. I saw my dad a handful of times. (1983) my mom remarries a man who likes little girls. My mom knew what was going on but...
    wingedvalkyrie7 wingedvalkyrie7 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    The best thing that came out of my failed marriage were two amazing children. We have a 14 year old daughter and 17 year old son...I couldn't be more proud of them. My son is...
    FlKuntryBoy FlKuntryBoy 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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    So my wife and I have been married for 2 years in june, and lived together for a total of 8 years. We have a 3 year old son and just purchased our first home. Things are great to...
    wheelman82 wheelman82 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 16

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    i am gay and ok with it, dont let people judge you for being gay, be proud
    Angel861 Angel861 13-15 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've been playing since I was too young to go to school; I remember being little and looking up at the piano, wanting to play it. This past weekend was an awesome weekend of gigs...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I really don't your sexuality is no one elses business and let me tell you I have bi and gay friends and they are no different to anyone else ,except that they know how to party...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    I recently met someone who is FTM and got excited because I've never officially met someone else that was FTM. I told my best friend and she did not react in the way I was hoping...
    milo1890 milo1890 22-25, F Apr 23

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    Throughout all of history no society ever accepted marriage to be between two people of the same gender. There were plenty of societies that practiced polygamy and polyandry or a...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    I've finally realized I was gay, it feels great. I thought I was Bi, I feel like it was just me not accepting myself. Now to tell my friends, hope they don't get freaked out.
    DLaPratt DLaPratt 13-15, M Apr 7

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    I'm proud to be gay and I don't give a f@$k what anyone thinks. I'm not alive to impress people I'm alive to be myself and do what I want.
    samshaw16 samshaw16 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    love is love and if it's strong enough nothing else matters no matter if ur black white gay bi les tranny your still a good person and have every write to love whoever u want...
    daddysprincesssub daddysprincesssub 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I am gay and i dont f*cking care what others would think and say about me. I'm proud and I'm living my life to the fullest. Haters gonna hate, right?
    itsPuma itsPuma 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    anyone who would like to friend me, plz do. my son is high functioning autistic....now age 22. I can try to help you guys so much through our experiences. Its been a long, tough...
    Amelia445 Amelia445 46-50, F Apr 25

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    Hi(: I'm a single mom with a three year old. I'm going on my third year of college and I'm a manager at my job. With being a single mom I wasn't interested in being with anyone...
    selenaalyse selenaalyse 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "Booksmart" "You don't use your brain" "Do not make decisions on your own anymore, ask me before you do anything" "F*** U" "Stupid" "Lazy" And that's not even half of it. I can...
    DearYou DearYou 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    I have problem with my step son... He is 17 yrs old and he will be 18 yrs old next month... He moved out because of me actually if he don't give me hard time, there's no problem...
    zenwahs8 zenwahs8 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    You willingly choose to be the other woman, the path off your destruction is filled with pain and heartache. You would have stopped at nothing to take what was never yours to...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Went for dinner with an old friend last night. We had lost touch - and last fall I searched her out - google is a wonderful thing! It was our second get together - she lives far...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F Apr 10

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    I'm a mega geek, I wear glasses and the big hoodies and always push up my glasses with my finger. I play video games nonstop especially dead island. I collect walking dead action...
    michael1129 michael1129 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 17

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    So I'm sleeping in my new apartment for the first time tonight. I miss my family, I see them almost everyday but it's not the same as living there. I miss the comfort of my wife...
    RobertE22 RobertE22 31-35 4 Responses Apr 19

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    I finally finished coming out to my family! I had been out to my mom and my sister for a while, but still had to come out to my dad and my other sister. It takes me a while to work...
    parabolas parabolas 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 26

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    I've been out and proud all my life
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    You know the arcade game where you put a quarter in and stupidly try to knock over other piles of quarters to win...quarters? I dunno. Well, it was in my dream and I was killing it...
    ImJustHereForTheFreeNegativity ImJustHereForTheFreeNegativity 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was at a training last week on how parents need to cope with their teenagers, esp. this tech-savvy generation. There was one very interesting letter/contract that was shared with...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 17 Responses Apr 7

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    my son is such a joy to have. Such an easy kid. I'm sure I'll be eating my words when he's a teenager ;)
    NikkiTattooedHeart NikkiTattooedHeart 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I teach my son often about life.. and junk in general.... (survival skills.. if you will) I forget the nature of the topic... but my lesson was.... Your need to be ready for...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    **Note: due to character limitations, the full version of this story can only be viewed on the EP website.** Anyone who has read my stories here on EP, knows that I speak...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 41-45, F 11 Responses Apr 20

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    I have been with my boyfriend for 4 years we're soul mates. my problem is my disgusting mother in law!!! she doesnt have a partner and shes so jealous of me and her son. She is...
    jbecker1990 jbecker1990 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am truly cursed.......every time I find a guy that makes me feel happy he stomps my heart into the ground....... I wish I had someone to hold me and be there with me for a long...
    TaeFox TaeFox 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 13

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    I am a 13 year old just looking for a good freind that makes me feel like i am the only one, instead of the one they use to text s!x pics, just hoping for sombody to love and to...
    Angel861 Angel861 13-15 6 days ago

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