Coming out to conservative fam and friends advice

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    Sep 09, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    So I've gotten to that breaking point. Anyone have any experience on coming out to conservatives? I'm ready for hell but maybe there are some hope stories... lol
  • Koaa2

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    Sep 09, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
    Why waste you time! I don't know if they are family or not, but why the fuck are you associating with conservatives! It will be the death of you. Find some liberal people to be friends with.
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    Sep 09, 2011 4:47 AM GMT
    cause I value them as people and believe that diversity in the way people think is a good thing not a bad thing. I'm not going to abandon my family and friends because I'm gay of fear of conflict. Not to give them a chance to respond would be unfair and untrusting. Why would I want to associate with people of one mind set? Besides dont you think this is the kind of wake up call they need? To know that its not a choice and that it can happen to anyone.
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    Sep 09, 2011 5:23 AM GMT
    I don't know that there's any secret to coming out to conservatives. If they people can see past their point of view and love you for you, things will go well. If not, they probably won't.

    My parents are quite conservative, but things went well when I came out. When things first came up, my parents weren't ready. Eventually they were convinced that being gay was just a phase, and I was tired of arguing.
    Another year or so later the subject came up again, but this time we were able to have a conversation. Eventually my parents said that they don't care if I'm gay or straight, they just want me to be happy. They let me know that they love me.