I didn't want to read what everyone about this posting had said cause I wanted to give you an unbiased view from my side.
When I decided to come out, I was finally in such a good place and so secure with it that it just wasn't a big deal. Some in my family tried to make it a big deal, but I was SO at peace with it and knew that I wasn't a mistake, that I am exactlly the person that I was created to be, that NOTHING they said could sway that.
I wasn't ashamed, I'm still not ashamed. I know that I have always been gay. Period!!! I remember my first crush at 8 years old. It was on a man. I knew that an 8 yo boy cannot make that kind of "choice". It is who I am. I refuse to apologize for being exactlly the amazing man that I am.
So buddy... I told everyone with pride. Those who have or had a problem with it, didn't ever really know me. Or chose to look away from it all. The way that I see is that if a parent tries to make you be less than the perfect person you are, it's their issue... NOT YOURS!
I understand that it isn't this easy for everyone. Hell, I was raised Mormon. My family wasn't happy with it, but I didn't care. I'm a man not a child and I'm not looking for permission. Additionally, I didn't cut anyone out OR judge them for their beliefs. But at no point have I allowed myself to be someones punching bag. Nor do I hate those that don't accept it. It's just their issue, not mine.
Be proud, don't be scared, apologetic, or obnoxious about it all. Just be you! And teach those around you with love.