"I came out to my parents in August. This was on my pillow last night. I love you, Mom and Dad." - Nicholas

  • metta

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    Jan 23, 2013 7:20 AM GMT
    Nicholas posted this pic on Instagram with the tagline, "I came out to my parents in August. This was on my pillow last night. I love you, Mom and Dad."


    Dear Nicolas,
    We recognize that this is an unusual book for parents to give to their children. But we would prefer that you not learn about sex solely from gay porn, and neither of us feels well-qualified to give you personal advice for obvious reasons. 'So hopefully this will answer a few questions, and help explain some things. 'Much love, 'Mom'

    The boy's father added at the bottom of the letter:
    'We want you to know that we support you in all ways, and love you very much, even if this seems like an odd gift. 'Love, Dad.'

    148366_327092377396882_797310317_n%255B1
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    Jan 23, 2013 8:01 AM GMT
    wow. amazing parents(although a bit awkward)
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    Jan 23, 2013 3:42 PM GMT
    Imagine them nervously going up to the counter in the bookshop with this book they chose for their son, how sweet icon_smile.gif
  • Aodhan

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    Jan 23, 2013 3:45 PM GMT
    I'm jealous of Nicholas!
    Well done universe for such great parents icon_smile.gif
  • hawkeye7

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    Jan 23, 2013 3:46 PM GMT
    My father who lost his prostate in 84 told me to enjoy mine one night after he had a few too many beers. He was a character.
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    Jan 23, 2013 3:57 PM GMT
    Wow, such great courage of his parents, love it! Hope it didn't get awkward joining dinner after discovering that book...

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    Jan 23, 2013 4:08 PM GMT
    Wow, your parents are awesome! That's what I call unconditional love!

    Hats off to them!

    Cheers,

    Sean
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    Jan 23, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    Wonderful parents, strong people!
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    Jan 23, 2013 5:38 PM GMT
    This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing! Great way to start the day....icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 23, 2013 5:40 PM GMT
    awesome parents.....
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    Jan 23, 2013 5:46 PM GMT
    Aww thats really cool.
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    Jan 23, 2013 5:53 PM GMT
    Lol I want to read that book! haha
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    Jan 23, 2013 5:53 PM GMT
    We're progressing guys... slowly, but surely.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 23, 2013 5:55 PM GMT
    gv3345 saidwow. amazing parents(although a bit awkward)


    Amazing parents. Not awkward at all. My parents freely discussed sex and sexuality with me. Little did they know I was gay! Bless their hearts.
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    Jan 23, 2013 5:57 PM GMT
    Mrap saidLol I want to read that book! haha


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    Jan 23, 2013 6:01 PM GMT
    I suppose this is their version of the Birds and the Bees talk?
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    Jan 23, 2013 6:03 PM GMT
    bus9ja2d saidImagine them nervously going up to the counter in the bookshop with this book they chose for their son, how sweet icon_smile.gif


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    Jan 23, 2013 6:59 PM GMT
    My mom did something similar but it was 'Everything you wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask' book.
    Paper back no illustration
    Your parents expressed love! So awesome.
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    Jan 23, 2013 7:07 PM GMT
    metta8 saidNicholas posted this pic on Instagram with the tagline, "I came out to my parents in August. This was on my pillow last night. I love you, Mom and Dad."


    Dear Nicolas,
    We recognize that this is an unusual book for parents to give to their children. But we would prefer that you not learn about sex solely from gay porn, and neither of us feels well-qualified to give you personal advice for obvious reasons. 'So hopefully this will answer a few questions, and help explain some things. 'Much love, 'Mom'

    The boy's father added at the bottom of the letter:
    'We want you to know that we support you in all ways, and love you very much, even if this seems like an odd gift. 'Love, Dad.'

    148366_327092377396882_797310317_n%255B1


    Fucking perfect.

    I know some parents like this.

    Don't forget about PFLAG.
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    Jan 23, 2013 7:25 PM GMT
    chuckystud said
    Don't forget about PFLAG.

    Yeah, PFLAG is a great resource for parents as well as for the gay person who's contemplating coming out or is in the process.

    http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=194&srcid=-2
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    Jan 23, 2013 7:30 PM GMT
    Mrap saidLol I want to read that book! haha

    If that's the latest edition of the same book I bought when I came out in 1995, Nicolas might be quite embarrassed, it's rather explicitly illustrated. On the one hand his parents are quite remarkable and open-minded, but for their son it might have a bit of the cringe factor. I wonder how old he is?
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    Jan 23, 2013 7:37 PM GMT
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    Mrap saidLol I want to read that book! haha

    If that's the latest edition of the same book I bought when I came out in 1995, Nicolas might be quite embarrassed, it's rather explicitly illustrated. On the one hand his parents are quite remarkable and open-minded, but for their son it might have a bit of the cringe factor. I wonder how old he is?


    Everyone should know the value of prostate massage. :-)
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    Jan 23, 2013 7:38 PM GMT
    Sweet =)

    Hope Nicholas recognize the awsome parents he has!

    I wonder how one feels when looking at a "gift" like this one, actually.
    I'd feel really happy, proud and thankful for my parents for sure and, honestly, I think nothing else would be able to make me feel bad about being gay after reading this hehe
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    Jan 23, 2013 7:58 PM GMT
    Wowww, sounds like 2 awesome parents!
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jan 23, 2013 7:59 PM GMT
    Prayers for Bobby. Prayers for Nicholas.

    Great parents although the book is both dated and notorious for its inclusion of bestiality (in a guide to gay male sex?). But it's the thought and the love that matters here.