Awkward things people have said to you when coming out

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    Jun 30, 2009 8:19 PM GMT
    Ok, I"m not interested in hearing about anything depressing, we've all had tragic experiences and positive experiences coming out to people we love. But I've been cataloging responses to my coming out, since coming out and right now, I'm interested in the most awkward and funny in a "look back and laugh" sort of way to your coming out.

    My list:

    - Guy 1: "I Knew it" (leans over to the guy next to him and high fives) "dude I totally called that". Guy 2: "Yeah yeah, ok. You were right"

    - "I wouldn't have thought you were gay, you know, because you're not girly or annoying."

    - "Yeah, I can see that."

    - People being a little too overjoyed and talking about it like I just cured cancer. For example: "Oh wow man, congratulations. You must be so happy with yourself. Man, I'm so proud of you. You rule. Let me take you out to a gay bar. We're going to get a blowjob from a guy who's hung like a rhinoceros." --- (not saying there's anything wrong with being happy for someone, but there is such a thing as being "too happy" for someone.)

    - "oh shit, now we've got to be careful when we go to the south next year." (maybe a valid point, but an awkward first reaction none the less)

    -"You sure? ... Really? I mean like, you're not shitting me or anything"

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    Jun 30, 2009 9:19 PM GMT
    My girlfriend told me maybe it was something that I was eating...seriously.
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    Jun 30, 2009 9:23 PM GMT
    but you're bigger then me, you're buff and act like a man, how can you be gay?

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    Jun 30, 2009 9:25 PM GMT
    ScottPensacola saidMy girlfriend told me maybe it was something that I was eating...seriously.


    Must..........
    ...resist..............
    temptation..........to
    ...say.....
    something......very
    filthy!
    icon_wink.gif
  • buzzman182004

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    Jul 01, 2009 12:10 AM GMT
    Let it out Studly! I know you want to! lolicon_biggrin.gif Though I have a very funny feeling that I am thinking the same thing as you!icon_razz.gif

    StudlyScrewRite said
    ScottPensacola saidMy girlfriend told me maybe it was something that I was eating...seriously.


    Must..........
    ...resist..............
    temptation..........to
    ...say.....
    something......very
    filthy!
    icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 01, 2009 12:16 AM GMT
    From a Catholic immigrant, my mom asked me if I was confusing it with a call to the priesthood. icon_eek.gif
  • BeingThePhoen...

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    Jul 01, 2009 12:23 AM GMT
    AndyDrew saidFrom a Catholic immigrant, my mom asked me if I was confusing it with a call to the priesthood. icon_eek.gif


    Nice! icon_biggrin.gif
  • mcwclewis

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    Jul 01, 2009 12:25 AM GMT
    "Does that mean you take it in the pooper?" -18 year old girl. She hasn't gained a braincell since


    "Im worried for you, as if you had the flu or a broken leg. Will you get better?" - My mom

    "Oh great! I always wanted a gay friend, I need someone to go shopping with!" - some bitch at the bar I never talked to again.

    "No you're not. My cousins gay. You're not gay. If you weren't into my friend you should have just said so." - some other bitch at another bar.

    "But you're in a fraternity!" - some dude.
  • jrs1

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    Jul 01, 2009 12:40 AM GMT


    my straight, male best friend: " so ... you're not attracted to me? wtf? "
  • baldone

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    Jul 01, 2009 12:44 AM GMT
    buzzman182004 saidLet it out Studly! I know you want to! lolicon_biggrin.gif Though I have a very funny feeling that I am thinking the same thing as you!icon_razz.gif

    StudlyScrewRite said
    ScottPensacola saidMy girlfriend told me maybe it was something that I was eating...seriously.


    Must..........
    ...resist..............
    temptation..........to
    ...say.....
    something......very
    filthy!
    icon_wink.gif
    yeah thinkin same thing here...lol
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    Jul 01, 2009 12:56 AM GMT
    "Oh, man! Now I can't keep on hating the fags!" - A male friend from high school icon_lol.gif

    "But you don't look gay!" - A female friend.from college icon_rolleyes.gif

    "Ah, this explains soooo many things" - A female classmate (I almost stayed awake all the night thinking what those thing were, well, not really but it made me wonder... icon_eek.gif )

    "Aaah, I don't want to know!... well, I want to know... no... well yes tell me..." A male roommate icon_lol.gif

    And the classic one from more than one person:

    "Are you sure?" icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 01, 2009 1:00 AM GMT
    jrs10k6 said

    my straight, male best friend: " so ... you're not attracted to me? wtf? "

    I've gotten that one from guys before..

    Straights are funny and odd, my trainer got jealous when I thought another trainer had a nicer backside them him..

    Like I said, straights are funny and odd
  • DCEric

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    Jul 01, 2009 1:14 AM GMT
    "Do these shoes go with these jeans?" coworker, and he was dead serious icon_rolleyes.gif... my response, which was honest: "Hell if I know."

    "Do you want me to be a surrogate mom for your partner? Green, yes you should definitely have green at your wedding" Sister icon_redface.gif

    "Are you a bottom or a top?" I answer. "That's not what I would have thought." Ex-girlfriend. icon_redface.gif

    "So how do you give a blow job without gagging?" Close female friend. icon_exclaim.gif

    "I suppose any love is good love." Coworker icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 01, 2009 1:14 AM GMT
    so I was an usher in my dad's goddaughters wedding, we pretty much grew up together. I told her fiance when we went to get the tux, he said something about guys being weird. I said "oh you don't even know" to which he responded what does that mean, and I wouldnt tell him but then I did and he was cool with it.

    So along comes the day for the wedding and he asks me "have you told michelle (my dad's goddaughter) yet" and I said no i was meaning to but just hadnt had a chance and this was her wedding day, and he was like no go do it right now, and I was like are you serious? so he is like no seriously go tell her I want you to. so we are all in the bridal suite and I pull her aside and am like Michelle I have something to tell you. she is like ok what? I say " I am gay"

    Her response was classic

    "Oh Honey I know! I've known for years. my parents have to know, hell if YOUR FATHER WASN't SO FAR IN DENIAL HE WOULD KNOW!."

    So I was like when did you figure it out?

    She said her graduation from college. ( I was fourteen at the time, though I will admit I totally checked out her friend hahahahaa)
  • swogdog

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    Jul 01, 2009 1:16 AM GMT
    My dad (devout baptist) said, "I think you're going to hell for this, but.... give me a couple of years and maybe I'll come around."


    My ex and I were in line at the grocery store and the cute checkout boy asks "are you married?". We said "yes".

    He asked "which one of you is the wife and which is the husband?"

    We both said "we're both husbands."

    He replied "ooooooooohhhhhhhh, I get it."

    Not sure what he got, but we laughed about that one for years.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 01, 2009 1:20 AM GMT
    "Well shit, here I was thinking you were hot and good boyfriend material" from a female GAP coworker.

    "That's impossible, I heard you listening to The Cult" from a guy at a record store I worked at.
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    Jul 01, 2009 1:36 AM GMT
    me to a friend:
    - hey, i think i am gay;
    friend to me:
    - don't worry, i am too.
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    Jul 01, 2009 1:37 AM GMT
    DCEric said"So how do you give a blow job without gagging?" Close female friend. icon_exclaim.gif


    Ugh I get that question all the time..

    irritating lil twats, they don't give good head as it is and wanna know advanced stuff.. naaaa they gotta learn the basics first
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    Jul 01, 2009 1:40 AM GMT
    Timberoo said

    "That's impossible, I heard you listening to The Cult" from a guy at a record store I worked at.


    Haha! I once got a, "What? But you listen to Slayer!"

    The best I got was a, "SHUT THE FUCK UP!" followed by laughter, from one of my best female friends at the time. This went on for about an hour; me trying to convince her it was not a joke.
  • tsavage216

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    Jul 01, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    "So when you guys fuck, do you paper, scissors, rocks to see who goes first?"
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    Jul 01, 2009 1:47 AM GMT
    I'd been on a five day camping trip through the Tasmanian highlands, sharing a tent with my mate the previous year.

    He said, "What? We were camping together and you didn't make a move on me? What's wrong with me?"

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    Jul 01, 2009 1:51 AM GMT
    Mine was over dinner with my family when I was 20. It was very reminiscent of the "Would ya please pass the jelly?!" commercial.





    Me: [I don't remember my exact words, but I just dispensed with it.]

    Brother #1: [Drops silverware on plate with resounding thud.]

    Brother #2: "Oh. My. God..."

    Brother #3: [Laughs]

    Dad: [Coughs up whatever he was drinking.]

    Mom: "Are you sure, honey?"
  • hartfan

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    Jul 01, 2009 2:11 AM GMT
    I've gotten this one (or some variation of it) several times. Granted, they're all well-meaning, but it just irks me.

    "Oh yeah, I have lots of gay friends."

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    Jul 01, 2009 2:25 AM GMT
    Best friend asked if I found him romantically attractive, and continues to ask two years later.
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    Jul 01, 2009 2:27 AM GMT
    jprichva saidMe (to mother): I have something to tell you. It may be hard to hear.

    Dad (from behind newspaper): Oh, God, he's a Republican.

    Me: No, I'm gay.

    Mom: Honey, I'm so relieved!


    Fuck, I wish it goes this well with my parents.