DrobUA saidI come from a religious, conservative, republican family. I am out to my siblings, my friends, and everyone EXCEPT my parents. Sex is NOT something you talk about in my family. How do you come out to conservative parents?
PS. My dad just got out of the hospital from his second heart surgery and I don't want to kill him.
Start dropping hints... have any classes with gay guys or lesbians? Talk about something they said. OR... lie... start some dialogue.... make them start to wonder.
And start gathering info to educate them. The American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association have excellent sources. Also go to PFLAG.... that may be a place for youto go to undertsnad their reaction.
1. What religion are they? I think that is a very important part--kinda used it as a guide... see how flexible they are in new ideas, data, evidnec.
2. What do they do for work?
Research information about how scientists are on the verge of discovering the reason for being gay. (Debunk the myth that: Since gays can't reproduce to pass on their "gay gene," then it MUST be a choice.... NOT TRUE! Genetics 101 disproves that.) Also talk about civil rights... and how civil rights are different in America where religion has no place in government directly.
You may not want to say all this stuff at once.
Give them signs... lie or fake it if u have to.
Be prepare for them to ask... or come out on ur own terms.