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 said he "just wanted to spend the night at a guy's house". I said you are gay and so is he! and he didn't argue. The next day we had a really good talk, he told me that he had been out for a year! and that even though he told people he was bi at first, he really isn't and he only likes guys.
Over the past couple of months, we have had ups and downs...he is a teenager after all and we have some issues of course...but he is doing extremely well with this. He has come out at school, wears rainbows, is proud of who he is and has many gay friends. He joined a youth group for LGBT 14-21 as a safe place to go and hang out and meet new friends. He goes to dances every Saturday night there and plays pool etc. He is so relieved and has made so many new friend (most of which are girls lol). His whole life all his friends are girls. He wears makeup, mostly eyeliner but I bought him purple mascara and gave it to him this morning..he was thrilled. His 18 year old sister and i went out and bought him a birthday cake tonight, it had white icing, rainbow coloured drizzle all over it and we put a tiara and scepter on it (it was from the princess cake)! He loved it. As you have guessed, my son is quite feminine so it wasn't a big surprise for me that he was gay. Not at all.
I am very open minded and even though its kind of strange and new to me, I have listened intently when he talks about the drag queen show, about a new guy he likes, that kind of thing. I am thrilled he can talk to me about it. I have several gay friends so this helps. One of them I went to to ask for advice when I suspected and he helped me a lot. I also recommend PFLAG http://www.pflag.org which is a great place for what it stands for Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays.
Anyway, thanks for listening. Nice to see other parents who are supportive :)