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21 hilariously supportive responses to kids coming out to their families.

21 hilariously supportive responses to kids coming out to their families.


Coming out is one of the scariest and most challenging things for queer children. Not everyone is met with acceptance, and intolerance is, unfortunately, still the reality for so many. There are also stories where things go well, and children are accepted for who they are.

On a popular Reddit thread in Ask Reddit Subreddit, reddit users share some of the supportive and funny responses their families had to find out their loved one was gay.

1. My_2_Centz says:

So my aunt is kind of old school and doesn’t know how to address things. She is in the middle between Baby Boomers and Gen X, so she is a bit more tolerant but still awkward. My aunt has three boys, and they are all gay.

The youngest one was like nine or something when he told her, and he goes, “Mom, I think I’m gay,” and she looks at him dead in the eyes and says, “So? what the f*ck you want me to do about it!?” She was fully supportive and tried to be nonchalant, but her reaction was probably not what he expected.

2. PotterWhoLock01 says:

Your mother owes me $10.

3. Ginchy1971 says:

You still have to wear a condom.

4. DifficultAccident9 says:

In the 90s, when my girlfriend finally told her traditional Italian mom and grandma at 19, they sighed in unison, and grandma said, 'oh, thank baby Jesus, I was worried that I was going to have to tell you.'

5. Most_Original_329 says:

You still have to take out the garbage.

6. LongjumpingCake1924 says:

'I thought you were about to give me bad news! Don’t scare me like that!' - My granny when my uncle came out (in the ‘70s!). She was decades ahead of her time.

7. 0Diamond0 says:

One of my friends from high school was gay, and when he came out to his family, his Dad literally didn’t look up from his newspaper and told him his sister didn’t need to tell him she was straight, so why would he need to explain that he was gay? He’s known him his whole life and already knew that. It was cute because he was so worried.

8. narnababy says:

'So that’s why you don’t like mushrooms.' At least that’s what my friends dad said to him when he came out. We still don’t know what he meant by that.

9. TheEliteSenpai says:

Not me, but a friend of mine from college. We were fine with it when he came out to our group of friends. He was still our friend. We then asked if he had told his parents about it, and he said no. His parents are very religious, and he plans to take the secret to the grave.

The next day, he told his parents he was gay because he came home drunk from a party. We all looked at each other, preparing to comfort him if it didn't go well. But the next thing he said surprised all of us.

When he drunkenly told his dad that he was gay, his dad responded: 'Well, if that's how God made you, then there's nothing we can do about it.' When he heard those words, he sobered up quickly and felt like a giant weight was off him. It made him love his parents even more. We all congratulated him that it went well.

10. Drendari says:

It's okay, your mother likes guys too, maybe I am the weird one.

11. Psychological-Run679 says:

I was getting ready to go to a sleepover with a girl I was totally crushing on and my mom was like 'You look like you’re getting ready for a date!' And I paused and was like 'Would it be okay if I was. Going on a date with a girl?' My mom just said, 'Of course just remember to practice safe sex. You can get STDs from girls too!'

12. OneMorePotion says:

My dad said, 'I know, and I don't care. As long as you are happy, I'm also happy for you.' He asked if I wanted a beer or scotch to celebrate, and I finally had the confidence to tell him.

13. Ashtar-the-Squid says:

This story does not involve a dad but a very religious grandma. One of my friends was very nervous about telling his grandma that he was gay and put it off for a long time. But when he turned 18, he decided to get this done. When he told her, she looked at him calmly and answered, 'of course you are. I have known that since you were 10.' At age 10, he didn't even know it himself.

14. Winterpegs says:

When I came out to my dad when I was 16, I thought he would disown me. He said: “Son, If anyone ever hurts you for that, I’ll f*cking kill them.” At that moment, I realized that I had the best dad in the world.

15. Indraga says:

I drunk-dialed my dad my freshman year of college in a sobbing mess and told him I was Bi. Went something like this:

Me: I'm bisexual.

Dad: Yeah, I figured.

Me: Huh? What?

Dad: There were some obvious signs. Go to sleep, idiot. You have class in the morning.

16. tahquitz84 says:

My daughter was looking extremely nervous one night while I was cooking dinner. I could see her talking quietly with her mom, but she looked uneasy. After a bit of time, she came into the kitchen, and I asked her what was wrong. She didn't want to tell me at first, but I could tell she was uneasy, so I said she could always tell me anything.

She finally said that she was pansexual. I just looked at her and said, 'that just means twice as many people that can turn you down for dates now,' and she laughed as I went back to cooking to finish dinner. She was nervous about telling me for some reason and was glad I wasn't upset.

17. Fluffy_Sky_865 says:

'So am I.'

18. wafflemaker9093 says:

Lesbian here. When I came out to my dad, he said, 'That’s ok, honey, I don’t like guys either.'

19. February83 says:

Firstly, I love you. Now, did you steal one of my beers?

20.1beerattatime says:

'I want you to know that no matter who you love, I still need you to take out the trash. It's full. And replace the f*cking liner this time.'

21. DaneDuaPooja1729 says:

Asian Dad: But are you a Doctor yet?

Sources: Reddit
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