afaviation101 saidHey everyone, so I just came out to my parents this Thanksgiving. My parents did not take it very well. My mom refuses to talk to me now, and told me that I can never be gay in her house. I can never bring a BF home or ever talk about being gay. My dad is a little more accepting but it has still been tough. I have been told that coming out is a huge relief, i don't know if im just in shock still (its been two and a half weeks now) but i don't feel relief. To be honest it feels like nothing has changed. What was coming out like for everyone else, and what does it mean to truly come out?
hey man, thanks for sharing your story. much hugs to ya, since it has only been 2.5 weeks, I imagine you're still in shock, or at least getting waves of shock. being of asian/islander descent myself, i kinda had a similar reaction from my mom as well.
nothing has really changed other than the fact that you were honest with yourself, and also decided that you are no longer going to hide who you really are. Coming out is a different process for everyone, and it also means different for everyone too.
you also said "Is it really that important to get it out there though? For me I just act like myself, and just don't hide things anymore. If people ask me if I am gay I don't deny it, but I don't really go around telling people I am gay. " it's great that you're not hiding anymore, and no one ever said that you have tell everyone that you're gay. I'm glad you don't deny when asked though, and honestly, as you'll find out, no one will really ask if you're gay right off the bat anyway
hang in there, and feel free to ask myself and the others questions. and find support from your friends as well, it's a bit easier to endure when you have friends :-)