Saturday, February 12, 2011

Parents--learning to cope

There are the parents that take a while to accept us, their children, as gay or lesbian. But after some time to figure out how they should handle the situation of having a child that is gay, they accept you for who you are. For parents it isn't nessesarly easy to deal with a child who is so different from themselves.

Sometimes parents take a while to come around and accept you and your sexuality because they don't realize that they didn't do anything to cause you to be gay or lesbian. You must be understanding to how your parents are dealing with your coming out because they did raise you, and deserve to be apart of your life. The best way I can think of to describe how parents learn to cope with our coming out as gay is that our parents disapear into the closet as we come out of the closet. In essence our parents need the chance to do something similar to what we had to do before we came out.

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