Telling your parents you are gay might be one of the hardest things you do.
There comes a time in every gay persons life where he/she feels the urge to tell the parents. This is one of the hardest things to do not because of denial by the parents but fear of how they’ll react.
In many communities, teens enjoy calling people in the gay community “queer”. Some parents do too, and in most cases the reason for this is that they think their kids do it too and want to seam like they are cool to their teens, this is just looking for confidence. Confidence so that their kids could talk to them.
Their is an old saying: “mothers always know”, and 95% of the time this is true. Your mother might know you are gay and is just waiting for you to tell her and in some cases both your parents already know and are waiting for you to tell them.
There is no right or wrong way to telling your parents the truth. The only thing you could find in the Internet are tips on how to do it, this is because every parent is different and the way to approach them will always be different.
Here’s my advice to you, everyone is closer to one of their parents, it could be your father or your mother. So your best choice is to talk to the parent you are closest to. In my opinion the best way to do it is say mom/dad I’m gay. wait for the uncomfortable silence to fade and listen to what your parents have to say. What ever they say is because they are worried for you and how society might judge you from now on.
Like I’ve said ever parent is different and somewhere there is a highly religious pair that might begin an exorcism on you.
What ever you do, sooner or later you will have to tell your parents, unless you want to be part of the many that get married with the opposite sex just to please their parents.
Published in: Family