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Not Ready to Love a Gay Child? Then Don't Have Kids

Amelia | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Amelia

If you are thinking about creating a family with someone, stop and think. Ask yourself, "Will this person love the children we create?" If the answer is "Maybe not," then perhaps it is time to take a big step back and do some real thinking.

A Vietnamese Mother's Story to Her Gay Son

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

It was my relationship with a former partner that finally prompted me, in my 30s, to come out to my parents. And it was that relationship that finally led me to bring a man home to meet my parents. It turns out that I did not give my mom and dad enough credit.

'Mom, Dad... I'm Gay': Tips for Coming Out

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Alpert

The holiday season can sometimes bring up sensitive issues for people and families. Naturally more time is spent with those we're close to so these i...

Lessons From Coming Out in 1976

Mark Olmsted | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Olmsted

It rather astounds me that I was as self-affirming as I was at a time when the Stonewall riots were not yet seven years in the past and homosexuality was still unimaginably taboo, at least for my parents' generation.

So I've Come Out to My Christian Parents... Now What? Part 2: Things to Remember About Yourself as an Adult Child

Linda Robertson | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

I want to remind you of some things that you are probably going to have to remind yourself of many times as you work through this with your parents, especially if they aren't proving to be as accepting and affirming as you had wished, and even more so if they are downright cruel.

My Second Coming Out

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

When Vivian was first created, I think I was afraid of how my parents would react to the news that their son-in-law is a drag queen. For the seven years before Vivian, my relationship with my parents had been amazing, and I was afraid to lose that. Then the unthinkable happened.

The Good, Bigoted People

Nico Lang | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Nico Lang

You don't hate by accident. You have to be taught to hate -- in little ways that are reinforced every day, ways you might not even recognize. In my case, hating yourself takes a lifetime.

LOOK: The Sweet Way This Girl Came Out To Her Parents

Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices

This could, quite literally, be the sweetest coming out you'll ever see. Tumblr user ellende-generes, identified only as Laurel, presented her par...

The Parent Crap: 10 Tips For Coming Out

Randy Neece | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Randy Neece

If you're heading home for Thanksgiving dinner with the family and thinking this might be the right time to come out to your parents, here are 10 tips to consider as you plan what to say.

I Didn't Deserve To Lose You: An Open Letter To My Anti-Gay Parents

Shura Lopez-Beale | Posted 12.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Shura Lopez-Beale

I was filling out an application the other day. It asked me what I felt my greatest accomplishment thus far was. I thought for a moment and answered that I am most proud of surviving all that came with coming out to you as a lesbian.

'A Mom's Hug Lasts Long After She Lets Go': To My Mom On Mother's Day

Robyn Harper | Posted 07.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Robyn Harper

It was a brave step, I thought, for my mom. She didn't know how it would turn out. It was a chance she was willing to take. She knew she didn't have it wrong. She had always known. She had been happy to let me come out in my own time, but something encouraged her to make the first move.

When It Doesn't Get Better

Lance Brister | Posted 05.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Lance Brister

When I came out as a teenager, my mother made it clear that she didn't want to hear about that part of my life. So I grew accustomed to changing pronouns and omitting big chunks of my history when I related it. Romances. Relationships. Heartbreaks. Friendships. Dreams.

WATCH: Bisexual Woman Recalls The Mom Every LGBTQ Person Wishes They Had

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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