Posted by Kevin Farrell on Dec 31, 2011 in Tech Geek | 66 comments
Yeah, just tell her we’re roommates. That plan always works.
Let’s hear it for this awesomely snarky mom, y’all.
What do you think, easiest coming out ever?
Love that mom!
Would that be considered a Freudian text?
That made me say AWWWWWW. <3
that was easy!
Best mom ever!
This is my mother 100%
Except it was more like, “Do you want to go to pride with me and a gay co-worker this year? I’ve always known you were gay, so we might as well bypass the whole coming out to me thing.”
Omg that is amazing! LOVE that! How did you respond? Shock? Excited?
Give your mom a big smooch from us! She sounds lovely.
His mother rocks!
Moms can be the absolute best!!
That was the funniest txt ever! I loved the very last message. Too bad coming out wasn’t like that for everyone. Oh well, that made me happy. Thanks for sharing.
Not everyone is so lucky to have an understanding parent. It could’ve gone a whole other way!
nothing like stress free holidays and more so, a care free coming out!
Go awesome mom go!
lol. about as easy as mine…. after my first date with my first bf, mom gave me the standard post-date 3rd degree… finishing by saying “well, if u DID do anything else… i hope u at least used protection.” i stared and sputtered for a bit, then just rolled my eyes and told her there was nothing that time, but when and if there was (with him or whichever other guy it would be) there would be condoms involved. ”so it will just be guys?”
yes mom, just guys from now on.
“well, just be careful… and i dont just mean condoms… u know how these rednecks can be…”
Love your mom!
I had known since my daughter was young,so when she came home at 14 and said she had just had her first kiss my first response was “Aw, do I know her?” She is a happy 20yr old now and I couldn’t be more proud of her.
Ya’ll’re lucky. My mother made it seem as though the world were falling in, and Oh, dear God, how horrible!
And then I found out years later she’d had a two year affair with a female cousin.
Now that is exciting! Did she get it out of her system then, or just decide to keep it on the side?
That Mom is great!
My mother pretty much pulled “another gay movie” moment when she asked me, “What took you so long?” That’s just awsome.
I only wish mine was this easy… I hid it for 4 years, afraid of being thrown out and disowned. Eventually told my sister, she said she knew already and was okay with it.
I dunno my mom’s exact reaction… my dad’s was kinda sarcastic. My stepmom made the outrageous claim of “OMG GAYZ R UNNATURAL DATZ NOT IN TEH BIBLE.”
My story is similar to yours. I came out to my sister first, and it was easier because we’ve got gay friends. Then one day my mom, sister, and I were at the mall and I’d gone into a salon while they shopped. They’d came in just as I was getting done and overheard me and the stylist talking. As we left my sister looked at me and smiled, saying “You were totally flirting with her!” and I laughed. Mom nearly tripped over her feet. She scuffs now about any time I bring up going out with a girl and says something about going out with boys. I just tell her that I’m attracted to both, but I haven’t found a “boy” that I want to be with so I’m trying my luck with girls.
Coming out to my dad was a different story. I took him aside one day and told him, afraid he’d disown me and that would be the end. He’s very conservative. He told me even though he doesn’t agree with me being bi, or gays in general, he still loves me and that will never change.
XD Coolest mom ever?
you know I saw this right after the ‘other’ text message one you posted.. and I was going to send you the link so you could post this one also.. I loves this one… I think a lot of us wish our parents were like this!!!
Kind of simalar, I was in high school and I told mom I had something to tell her in my room. I sat on my bed with her next to me and I was looking at the ground. I told her mom I think I am gay, here reply was I know and have known since you where little. I looked at her and asked why didnt you tell me!!! LOL!!! Not made up dudes, a very much true story!!!!!!!
My mom had the exact same reaction. lol
Wish I had your mother. My mother went through what other mothers did. Denial and called my confusion a phase when I came out as a teenager. It wasn’t until I started bringing boys home with me she realized I wasn’t going through a phase.
Now that’s a good coming out story, even if it was accidental–and I could believe this happening, because even without being drunk, on the rare occasion when I’ve had two texts going on at the same time, I’ve sent the wrong messages to the wrong recipients.
In my own experience, I had been waiting impatiently for years for a good coming out story from my own son. I had literary aspirations, and envisioned myself getting a poignant memoir out of it; one that could be in the parenting section of bookstores, the gay and lesbian section, and a prominent place in the “New in Non-Ficton” section.
All I got was a casual comment over dinner at a local diner.
“I guess I’ll get married in Spain, because they allow gay marriage there.”
“That’s it? That’s all you’re going to say? I’m not even going to get a paragraph out of that, much less a book!”
And then he sauntered off to his opera class, leaving me to pay the bill, and sulk over the demise of my dreams of glory.
And yet you just got a nice paragraph or two out of it.
I came out to my Mom at 16… I wasn’t really too worried about it because she already knew I had thoroughly enjoyed dressing up as a girl for Halloween the previous year. Her only reaction to me was, “Okay… tell me something I don’t know.” Then, the following year when I told her I was on female hormones and planning to transition into a woman, her reply to me was,” Well, isn’t that the most logical next step for you?” I had always been very “feminine,” even when I was little… and my whole family knew that there was something different about me way before I did. So, my lifestyle never really came as a surprise to anyone in my family. Some accepted it more than others, and thankfully my mother has always been very loving, accepting, and supportive of me pretty much all of my life. I am now 38, and to this day we are the best of friends. She has told me on several occasions that if she ever won the lottery, her first splurge after taxes would be my reassignment surgery. HAHA! I love my mom. <3
Well my coming out story is pretty funny i was 16 years old ( i am now 22 yrs old) and i wanted to get my tounge pierced so i had asked my mom if we can go get it pierced and she said “matt thats for girls and gay guys soo unless ur gay ur not getting it pierced” my reply was ” well mom guess what IM GAY..Lets go gey my tounge pierced..her reply was “its about time you decided to tell me..plus ive always known you were gay…” then she went and took me to get my piercing lol
Mine was about a thousand times easier. I told my stepmom first, and she said: “Well, no shit, I figured.” I told my Dad and he said “Well, it took you long enough.” And I told my mom, via text, who said “Do you have a life partner” (I was 19). This shouldn’t be celebrated, but should be accepted as the status quo. Duh! <3
Just like my mom always knew. Love it!
wish my mom was like that. thought my coming out would be easy… she has lots of gay friends, she expected my straight brother to be gay and was accepting of that (even though he is straight) but when I told her I was gay, she told me I wasn’t and wouldn’t talk about it any more. I have tried several more times over the years since then, and I always get the same answer. so now I have just given up.
That IS the best and easiest coming out story! I love it! I came out to my mother over the course of a few years. It started with a debate over whether or not a parent could condemn a child’s LIFESTYLE withOUT condemning the CHILD. Mom said yes you can. I said hell no you can’t because a LIFESTYLE is who and what you are. So, I put it to her like this “So you are telling me that if I were a lesbian (hint hint, I’m bi) you would condemn me, your daughter?” her answer “No because you are my daughter” we went back and forth for a half hour (the duration of the talkshow that sparked the convo) until I made my point clear and she shut up, knowing I was right. LOL
Hooooooooly crap this is cute
lmao thats cute
Aww~! XD Her mom is so awesome!
I didn’t exactly come out to my parents. BUT, when I was 13 and at overnight summer camp, my Mom decided to rearrange my room and found my stash of gay porn hidden under my mattress. Me being gay wasn’t spoken of other than from her, ” I don’t allow smut in my house, throw those away”, and later in the day, “Be careful, because choosing that life can be very difficult and dangerous.” She passed away of Cancer four years later. I was scared that my parents would toss me out of the house if I confirmed I was gay, so I never did. Now I wish I had even if they had tossed me out. I hated having to lie to them. My Dad has passed as well now, never told him either, but I am out to the rest of my family. Some took it ok, some not. My Sister was awesome about it. All she said was, “I knew, but you’re my little brother, nothing can change that, ever.”
My brother Matt is gay, when he was 17 and I was 15 he hadn’t say anything yet. I knew a hot gay guy from my school, so one saturday afternoon I was preparing to go out with my friends, he was staying at home like every weeking. So I went to his room and tell him: “Do you want to go out with me and my friends? I can call a hot guy to come with us” he replied “Would you do that for me? What is mom going to say if she finds out? “She will buy me a new cell phone she promised that if I can get you a boyfriend!!! She doesn’t want you to go alone to prom. Oh, And dad said if I achieved that I can use his car on weekends, so he can have some time alone with mom. He have always been too shy, and my parents where afraid he never comes out, they thought my brother could be to ashamed if they talk to him, so they ask me to do it. And I got the cell phone and the car!!!!! Now he and his partner babysit my kids
You are a great sibling.
that’s soo cute
about 6 years ago..
mom: how do you know you like girls if youve never had sex with one?
me: mom im 15.. i thought i wasnt supposed to be having sex with ANYONE
mom: good point… at least this way i KNOW you wont be getting pregnant.
My mom did the same thing to me.
family can be funny. my mom is still in denial, my dad doesn’t even want to think about it, the rest of my family just doesn’t care. literally, my one aunt wants to meet my boyfriend any time i’m dating, and the other side of my family haven’t changed on me at all. i’m out on facebook, and until i asked my cousin over christmas about it, and he replies “yeah, we know, we just don’t care” and now his girlfriend and myself keep threatening to drag him to the local gay night club :-p
YES!!!!!!!!!! I had to tell my mom flatout that I was in love with my gf that I had been dating for the past 2 years…and she was honestly suprised! LOL
At 17 I though my mom found out… Got scared in a phone call, she asked what I thought she heard… 10 minutes later she was picking me up asking what was wrong. I said, “Well, I’m not exactly straight.” She just replied, “Yeah, tell me something I don’t know…”
Turns out she knew since I was about 8… *sigh* would have saved me years of sneaking around LOL
Awesome! I was 16 in 1980 and just and starting to figure out my own sexuality, but didn’t know anyone who was gay – or really what it was, since I didn’t fit the few stereotypes I knew about and most of my interests were “boy” things. One day my mom & dad sat me down in the living room (the formal “family
meeting” area) and told me they knew I was gay. They asked me if I knew why, and if I wanted to try to “change” it. At the time I was totally confused – having an ex-girlfriend who was still a close friend, but who also wanted me to end up straight and marry her, while also having a huge crush on and occasionally “messing around” with another male friend who was also confused, but not gay. So I told them I thought I might be gay because I wasn’t challenged at school, so maybe it was just how I was subconsciously challenging myself (totally lame, I know), and that, no, I didn’t want to change it. My dad took a while getting used to it, but in the end they’ve always told me they’re glad I’m gay because they’ve met so many wonderful people because I’m gay.
Hehehehe…sounds about like what my mom would say too. Just recently my sister was told me, “I’m going to the Q club tonight to play Scrabble. By the way, Q stands for queer…do you think I should tell Mom?” Interestingly enough, my mom and I had just been discussing my sister’s issues with her boyfriend the week before, and out of the blue Mom said, “Well, to tell you the truth, I’m surprised she ever went for men in the first place.” I think it’s safe to say that she doesn’t have to really worry about telling Mom…
Hahaha thats great!
Coming out to my mom was easy. She was the biggest fruit fly I have ever known. No no no, what was funny is when SHE outed ME to the whole family… while I wasn’t there.
Easter dinner some 15 yrs ago, as the story was relayed to me by my cousin Sean. I went to easter dinner with my BF at the time instead of with my family.
They all asked, “Where’s Lance… he never misses Easter?!?”
To which my mom replied, “He is having easter dinner with his bf this year.”
Mom: What?…. *POINTS AT SEAN* SEAN KNEW!!!”
Aunt Verna (Seans Mom): Wait…Lance played football, had girlfriends… gay?
Aunt Pat: Hehehe We all thought it was gonna be Sean coming out not Lance!Sean: *Chokes again* You guys think I am gay?!?Aunt Pat: Well you are artistic, sensitive, clean, never had a girlfriend and all of your ‘friends’ are these hot buff men! What’d you expect us to think.My being gay was a non issue and the rest of the night was spent trying to figure out how Sean is NOT gay. LOLz
I came out when i was 14 years old to my mom and the only reason i had to come out at that time is that she found a dirty note from the girl i was dating at the time it fell out of the dryer and my mom seen it open it and came into my room and said lisa do you have anything you want to tell me and she raised the note up in the air and i thought to my self SHIT no i have no choice but to come out i said mom i am gay and she looks at me and saids i have known you were since you were little and how you like to take your brothers Tonka trucks and run your barbies over with it lol..i havent really ever came out to my dad he doesn’t really act like he even wants to know and he a voids it i believe but i am hardly around him even though i wish i would just say you can except me or you dont so i can get it out and in the open with him.
This is my mother 100 percent as well.
Reading coming out stories, get me depressed. LOL it’s nice though, just depressing on my end, because I’m jealous!
I have the best mom like most on this comment board… When I finally came out at 25 she said is this another Deniece Huxtabul stunt? ( The daughter of bill cosby on his show for you young olks lol) Then said I don’t know what took you so long I would rather see you with a woman who treats you right than a man who beats the hell out you!! I love my momma and it makes me so sad that everyone doesnt have my momma
Reading these coming out stories really brought a smile to me. I’m so glad that people have loving, supporting parents. My mother was very supportive and I had a very easy “coming out”.
It was on the phone, I was about 19 (seems a lifetime ago now I’m 30) and I had called from the States, where I was living, I grew up in Australia and she was and is still there – I had a date that afternoon and told her I needed to go, and she asked me what his name was.. It took me by surprise and my silence prompted her next phrase “Come on Jesse, I wasn’t born in the last shower, do you really think it bothers me, I still love you”… A cry and a happy date afterward made my year.
I wish my mum was like that
I thought coming out to her at 17 was going to be easy due to previous conversations involving comments like ‘at least if you were gay you wouldn’t get pregnant at a young age’ and at first (when i told her on the bus) she just asked if i was sure, then a few weeks later when she found out i was seeing someone she started telling me it was against our religion (which we didn’t really have) and when i replied that i couldn’t keep pretending any more she just said ‘sure you can, keep pretending and everything will be fine’….. I moved out the next day. My dad and step-mum took it easy as, my sister got shitty at first on my mums behalf but we don’t get along anyway, My best friend who i was most worried about telling (which i did with a line graph diagram) just looked at me and said ‘i know’. it was also after all this i found out my Uncle and his (female) partner were both bi and over their relationship had both had male and female partners.
on the up-side my mum is a lot more accepting now (3 years later) however i think at times she still thinks it’s a phase and she also still hates my first girlfriend with whom i am still close friends.
aww thats to funny lol
That’s how my grandma was. I came out accidentally in conversation and she didn’t even flinch. Her response, “I wasn’t born yesterday.”
Atleast she wasn’t sad/mad/disappointed which is nice. LOL@previous comment
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