What Should I Do?

So about a week ago I finally told my best friend that I was gay. I told him because he is in love with me and didn't understand why I didn't love him back. He was the first person I have ever told. He accepted me and told me he would always be there for me. I want to tell my family sooooo bad, but I know they won't accept me. We are writing about gay marriage in my English class, and when my sister found out I was for gay marriage she said that's disgusting and wrong. My entire family are Christians and would look down on it. I love my family so much, and I would hate it if they didn't love me back. I know that if they did accept it though, they wouldn't want me living in the same house as them. I don't know what to do. I just know that when I told my friend I was so happy but so scared at the same time that I didn't have to hide it anymore and had someone to talk to about it.
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2 Responses Sep 12, 2012

I understand why you are so scared. My dad was in the military and my mom is a devout Christian. We went through a lot of ups and downs when I told them, but they never left my side... not completely. For a while we didn't talk and it hurt... but they realized I am the same person and now we are even closer. You are the same person too! They will love you and eventually accept who you are. Just stay strong and realize no matter how they take it or how bad it gets they should eventually come around. Good luck!

I think you should give it some time. Tell them your friend just came out and wants somewhere to stay - see what their reaction is. See if you have any help groups in your area. The people who run them are usually really nice, and will support you even before you come out to your family, and help you to figure out what you want to do so that when you tell them, it's not as explosive as it could be.