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Lesbian gives homophobe parents a taste of their own medicine when they ask for money.

Lesbian gives homophobe parents a taste of their own medicine when they ask for money.

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Sadly, we still live in a world where a lot of parents don't accept their kids for being part of the LGBTQ+ community.

One of the largest homeless populations in the U.S. is LGBTQ+ teens, and LGBTQ+ people across the world deal with everything from housing insecurity to job discrimination due to widespread homophobia and the lack of family support.

Still, even with all this material evidence of discrimination, there is an often unspoken cultural expectation that LGBTQ+ people should forgive and put up with bigoted family members because that's 'just how it is.'

When an LGBTQ+ person gives homophobes a taste of their own medicine, they're often met with accusations of not being selfless or patient enough.

In a popular post on the AITA subreddit, a woman asked if she's wrong for refusing to help her parents and giving them a taste of their own medicine.

She wrote:

AITA for telling my parents that they made their own bed so they can lay in it when they asked me for help?

I (29f) was pretty much disowned by my entire family when I came out at 18. My parents gave me five minutes to grab my things before shutting me outside.

I remember telling them that there was no way I could live on my own, that I was their kid and they should want to love and support me. My father told me that I made this bed myself by “choosing” my lifestyle, so I should grow up and learn to lay in it.

I turned out pretty okay all things considered. I was able to go to college on a few scholarships and not too many loans. I met my wife during our freshman year and I’ve been with her ever since.

We have a 2yo daughter who is the most precious little person in the world, we bought a house, and we both have decent paying jobs. I consider myself to be incredibly lucky and I can’t imagine my life without my wife and our daughter.

I don’t keep in touch with my bio family, so I don’t know how my parents got my contact info but they did. My mom sent me a message detailing the financial issues they were going through.

They had to sell the house I grew up in and they moved to some apartments. At the end of the message, my mom asked me if I’d be willing to help them out for a little while by letting them stay with me.

I didn’t respond to the message, I just planned on pretending like I never saw it, but then I got a call the other day and as soon as I answered it, I realized my dad was on the other line. He told me the same thing my mom did and that they needed help.

I said “that really sucks, I hope you figure it out.”

He then flat out asked if I was seriously not going to provide them with any assistance.

I asked why he wanted my help and he told me that I should want to support my parents the way they supported me growing up.

I replied saying that maybe if their “support” of me hadn’t ended the moment I told them I was a lesbian, I’d be willing to help them, but unfortunately, they made their bed themselves so they can lay in it too.

I hung up on him and later he left a voicemail calling me selfish and cruel for using their financial struggles to prove a point. Maybe it is cruel. I don’t know.

I sent my mom an email with a bunch of links to soup kitchens, food pantries, housing assistance, etc. and then I blocked both her and my dad. I might change my number if they try calling again but for now, I'm gonna leave it as is.

People jumped on with their two cents.

ironentropy wrote:

Normally I take the route of temperance and advocate taking the high ground. But not this time. Big NTA. If they let bigotry abandon their daughter then they deserve to no longer have a daughter.

They don't get to pick you back up as their child when they need help, they made it clear that you were on your own, so that works both ways.

Pie_Shot_The_Sheriff wrote:

Definitely NTA, waiting all those years to use those same words back at your dad, would make me sleep very well at night.

berta903410 wrote:

NTA lol they literally left you to die. You don't owe them sh*t, they just want your money.

80Katz wrote:

NTA. First, way to go on finding a person you love and can have a life with. A big plus adding a little girl. Your parents threw you out like trash because you were a lesbian.

They didn't are that you were a scared kid with no place to go and now they think that none of that counts since they need help. Too bad they never learned that what goes around comes around.

They had no right to expect anything from you. Karma is a b*tch. Forget them and continue to thrive in the life you have.

Clearly, the only AHs in this story are OP's parents.

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