What happened after a single dad asked strangers for advice on helping his son come out as gay

  • metta

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    Nov 17, 2014 4:18 PM GMT
    What happened after a single dad asked strangers for advice on helping his son come out as gay




    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/17/dad-asked-reddit-how-to-help-his-son-come-out-as-gay/
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    Nov 17, 2014 4:22 PM GMT
    Awesome! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 17, 2014 4:37 PM GMT
    WOW! I shed a few tears at that myself! icon_biggrin.gif
  • davfit

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    Nov 17, 2014 4:47 PM GMT
    OMG a father that knows what real love is..sad.. many don't
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 17, 2014 4:54 PM GMT
    Awesome to hear he got such support. Sometimes you have to wonder what you really might receive, but the fact he received such powerful support says something. I hope all goes well with his son and their relationship.
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    Nov 17, 2014 5:53 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidAwesome to hear he got such support. Sometimes you have to wonder what you really might receive, but the fact he received such powerful support says something. I hope all goes well with his son and their relationship.

    I was apart of the conversation on reddit. The reason he got such great feedback is because he posted it on /r/askgaybros. One of the best threads I've read.
  • Krispy1985

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    Nov 17, 2014 6:41 PM GMT
    I just feel such bitter jealousy knowing there are parents out there like that.

    He isn't that much older than me, but do you think he'd adopt me?

    You really roll the dice coming into this world. That kid is lucky, and I hope he appreciates it.
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 17, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
    Krispy1985 saidI just feel such bitter jealousy knowing there are parents out there like that.

    He isn't that much older than me, but do you think he'd adopt me?

    You really roll the dice coming into this world. That kid is lucky, and I hope he appreciates it.

    He will in time. Right now he has other things to figure out which is as it should be. Nice dad. New world for us.
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    Nov 17, 2014 9:01 PM GMT
    so beautiful T_T i wish my parents were like that..

    wen i brought up going downtown with friends to see world pride in Toronto this pass summer.. my mom said "she doesnt condone it and forbids me to go" (im not out to my parents, but wat she said that day makes me believe i can never tell them..)

    but within a few weeks to follow I came out to one of my sisters, which i felt was a big step for me..
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    Nov 18, 2014 1:57 AM GMT
    Not to be a Debbie Downer but I wouldn't be surprised if the story is fake. For those of you not familiar with Reddit, Reddit is a website known for having people post weird things anonymously. It's also a cesspool of bullshit stories or true ones with tons of embellishments. The user that posted that story was on Reddit for only a few minutes and he immediately posted on AsKGayBros. AskGaybros is a relatively "obscure" subreddit (subreddit is like "groups" or categories" in the website). Almost nobody knows about it. How the heck did a heterosexual father knew about it in just a few seconds? And why did he posted the story there specifically? Also, he hasn't posted anymore. He's gone now. I really hope, from the bottom of my heart, that the story is real and can inspire other parents of LGBTs but it just seems too suspicious. Another thing is that the user conveniently chose askgaybros from the many LGBT related subreddits because it's one of the few subreddits that bans people for doxxing or calling out bullshit. So, you can pretty much post any BS story and get tons of upvotes and nobody can question you. I dunno, I have a hunch.
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    Nov 18, 2014 2:14 AM GMT
    Actually kxd7, this also happened here.

    Before this place fell to trolls, a woman created an account. She had 4 boys and one girl, and the 17 year old was gay, told one brother but didn't tell her. She found out via the other brother and wanted to know how to handle it. She did well.
    She also wanted to know what life would be like for him etc etc etc. Last time I spoke w/her privately here, his whole family knew and all was good. He dyed his hair, and then his straight brothers wanted to as well, lol.
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    Nov 18, 2014 2:37 AM GMT
    meninlove said Actually kxd7, this also happened here.

    Before this place fell to trolls, a woman created an account. She had 4 boys and one girl, and the 17 year old was gay, told one brother but didn't tell her. She found out via the other brother and wanted to know how to handle it. She did well.
    She also wanted to know what life would be like for him etc etc etc. Last time I spoke w/her privately here, his whole family knew and all was good. He dyed his hair, and then his straight brothers wanted to as well, lol.


    Even if the story is fake, I hope that it still inspires parents to love their kids anyway. Reddit has all demographics. We got a lot of Baby Boomers too lol so I hope that they read it. Nobody can prove the story is fake anyway. I hope it's true.
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    Nov 18, 2014 9:29 AM GMT
    Wow, what an awesome story (assuming it's true of course). I hope I have such good luck when I decide to tell my parents. icon_neutral.gif
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    Nov 18, 2014 2:13 PM GMT
    Faith in humanity restored a lil bit
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    Nov 18, 2014 5:13 PM GMT
    i saw the video and dont understad how it is so unque:
    I confess i was in a straight relationship till a few years ago. A step daughter. As step child situation i choose my battles and assumed the role of a best friend to the child. I was her alternate resource for support. I taught her how to drive, discussed her latest date. Things the mother was shy about.

    -i can never figure why a child needs to come out to his parents? After living with the child 10-20 years the parents already know the son and or daughter is gay.
    -after a certain age you have to submit; let the child become the best person (gay) they want to be. This was proposed to be the main theme in an old tv show Queer as Folk, wasnt it now.

    having a child, or at least being part of the process; should make you challenge your self so you become a man. no other way.
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    Nov 18, 2014 8:12 PM GMT
    Thanks for this...! icon_biggrin.gif
  • budri7

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    Nov 19, 2014 1:42 AM GMT
    This story seems a bit made up to me.
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    Nov 19, 2014 5:22 AM GMT
    Thank you for sharing. That was beautiful.
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    Nov 20, 2014 12:06 AM GMT
    Wish my dad said that to me 6 years ago. Maybe I would have been - different.