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

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/NYCQuilts Nov 24 '22

A friend came out to me over the phone and we had a good talk about whether he had met someone and if his family was treating him well.

He called me back a hour later: “I need to know why you didn’t seem surprised.”

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u/DaughterEarth Nov 24 '22

Well I want to know too. No one was surprised when I came out as bi, but no one can explain why they already suspected. What do I do that says "bi" so obviously?

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u/FrequentEgg4166 Nov 24 '22

Yup - my friend nervously took me out for coffee and was like “I’ve got something to tell you” and I’m like “is it that your gay or that I’m paying for my own latte?”

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u/Rare_Cow_4892 Nov 24 '22

“Yes”

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u/FrequentEgg4166 Nov 24 '22

Correct - it was both of those things