I had confided in my sister years ago when she found I had wore some of her clothes and she encouraged me to tell my parents as she said she would support me if there was a fall out.
A few years later I plucked up courage and told them one evening when we were all sat at dinner, my sister was there with her husband and sat and held my hand all the way through the talk and was brilliant about it. My mother said she knew there was something going on but couldn't pinpoint what I was doing but she said if I was happy then she would support me with whatever I wanted to do with my life as long as I wasn't doing drugs and ruining my life she could live with that. My dad sat there and after I had spoken he got up and left which upset me but I had expected a reaction like that from him, he later told me he was stunned and didn't want to have a big argument as even though he doesn't agree with my choice of lifestyle he doesn't want to have any problems between us. My brother however was totally against what I said and told me so in no uncertain terms never to speak to him again and true to his word we haven't spoke since which isn't what I wanted to happen but I have to accept it and get on with my life.
All in all I am so glad I told them as it means I don't have to hide a secret life from my family and although they might not understand they accept me for who I am.