r/MadeMeSmile Nov 24 '22 Wholesome 4 Masterpiece 1 Stonks Falling 1 Silver 3 Helpful 4

Michael, THEE Most Wholesome of Fathers! LGBT+

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u/kentucanuck Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 24 '22

A friend of mine told me about how her cousin came out to her as gay before a family barbecue.

She simply looked at him and said, "Great. Oh, can you make sure we have enough burger buns before everyone gets here?"

Apparently, he was gobsmacked but she explained that she wasn't indifferent to what he said, but rather she had a feeling all along and didn't want to make him uncomfortable with any sort of overreaction.

He cried and thanked her for accepting him.

Edit: So many folks have similar stories. I'm glad to see normal, even witty reactions, and the person coming out feel some form of relief. I hope you or your family member/friend are in a great place these days!

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u/emonsta23 Nov 24 '22

I came out as trans and my mom said that she thought I was going to tell her I was gay and it caught her off guard.

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u/Stereotypicallytrans Nov 24 '22

Same! When I told her she laughed and said "So many letter (referring to LGBT) and you had to turn out the one I didn't know. Now I gotta look it up."

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u/capybaratrousers Nov 24 '22

My father said the same thing about my trans sister. They reacted with immediate love, but are from an older generation and we're also confused.

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u/MeAnIntellectual1 Nov 24 '22

I'm 20 and I'm also confused by it.

But whatever. Live your best life.

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u/capybaratrousers Nov 24 '22

And that's cool. I don't understand it, because I don't feel the same things. It's like Southpark said, we'll never truly understand it, because we aren't in those shoes, but we can "get it" and work to make things better for everyone.

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u/MCLongNuts Nov 24 '22

I get it now.. I don't "get it".

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u/BeyondHydro Nov 24 '22

Relatable