Are you the only Gay member of your family?

  • MrNomis

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    Oct 31, 2010 8:30 AM GMT
    am i the only member in my family that is GAY? it seems i may be the lone ranger.... while my mom and sister know i am gay i still can't help to wonder who else in my family is gay.. it's a littel sad and upsetting because i am not out to my family out of fear and their constant insults of the gay community while in family gatherings.. icon_mad.gif i've almost came out while @ a Thanksgiving gathering but i held back and was so afraid. I've always wonder how much of an odd man out will i be if i came out to my entire family?
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    Oct 31, 2010 9:23 AM GMT
    i guess i'm the only one, yes :-)
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    Oct 31, 2010 9:40 AM GMT
    Apparently I have a long, lost cousin in Chicago that was kind of disowned by his Father (my Uncle) years ago.

    Other than that I'm the only fag around...

    I'm only close to my immediate family (We are liberal with higher educations). I doubt my aunt/uncles would even recognize me if they saw me.
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    Oct 31, 2010 11:07 AM GMT
    I have three other siblings, both my younger sisters are lesbian, or at least bi-sexual. My my elder brother has unknown status. He's been single forever though. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 31, 2010 11:17 AM GMT
    My uncle is gay.
    And from what I've heard, so is his husband.
  • mindblank

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    Oct 31, 2010 2:20 PM GMT
    Officially I am the only gay member of my family.

    However I suspect my older brother, and my dad, and even my mum I feel is probably bi if not a complete lesbian, and there's a possibility of an uncle being gay but nobody else I would say is in danger of being one!

    Just tell them if it's making you unhappy keeping it back. They will probably change their views on gays once they know that you are one.

    My family were the same and now they don't dare mention it, because they know it doesn't get to me now, because when I CAME OUT it became clear to them that I wasn't unhappy at being gay. icon_redface.gif
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    Oct 31, 2010 2:44 PM GMT
    yes, i'm the only one.
  • rnch

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    Oct 31, 2010 2:44 PM GMT
    of my immediate family, yes.

    i still get "gaydar" vibes from one cousin and my newphew.

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    Oct 31, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    A great uncle of mine who was killed in WWII was gay.

    I have a first cousin once removed that hasnt married, so I wonder about him.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 31, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    A difficult question as members of the family from previous generations probably wouldn't have been public with the information. With me, I'm the only known member. However, I'm of the belief that someone, somewhere.....
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    Oct 31, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    Both my brother and I are gay.
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    Oct 31, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    the one and only :p icon_smile.gif
  • Regina_Guy

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    Oct 31, 2010 3:01 PM GMT
    My sister is a Lesbian.
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    Oct 31, 2010 3:06 PM GMT
    a gay cousin, 1 lesbian cousin & a lesbian niece
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    Oct 31, 2010 3:07 PM GMT
    My father's cousin is also gay.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 31, 2010 3:08 PM GMT
    I never really thought about it, but I guess I am. No wonder no one else in my family likes to shop, can decorate, or works out at a gym icon_lol.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Oct 31, 2010 3:08 PM GMT
    Unless one of my younger cousins comes out, I'm the only gay in the family. I don't even have any distant relatives who are gay, and I haven't heard of any of my deceased relatives being gay, either.
  • baldone

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    Oct 31, 2010 3:10 PM GMT
    i am the trailblazer in my fam....
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    Oct 31, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
    1 gay brother
    2 gay cousins
    1 lesbian cousin
    1 lesbian aunt

  • Celticmusl

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    Oct 31, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    I would not tolerate another gay in the family. There can only be one!
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    Oct 31, 2010 4:47 PM GMT
    My uncle was gay (but no one in the family admitted it openly). I didn't put two and two together until he had passed away, though.
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    Oct 31, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    My sister is a lesbian, I have 3 gay cousins and possibly one more.
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    Oct 31, 2010 4:51 PM GMT
    I have two gay cousins, a few in the closet, but no one says anything about me so technically i only bring my "friend" over to family events lol
  • gumbosolo

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    Oct 31, 2010 4:53 PM GMT
    None that I'm aware of. Not even in the adopted part of the family. We're throwing the stats . . . then again, they are mostly rural people, so closet cases are not unlikely.
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    Oct 31, 2010 4:54 PM GMT
    hehe i think i am icon_smile.gif