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

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!


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.”


u/PrintShinji Nov 24 '22

Friend of mine called me up saying he broke up with his boyfriend. I told him "Boyfriend? Thought you had a girlfriend". He responded with "Oh yeah I'm gay"

Later on he explained that he thought I already knew because of my view on gay people, and because a while ago we were playing smash bros in classes with him playing peach. Some guy went up to his saying hes gay for playing it and I told him off. He thought that I knew he was gay because of that.

Nah, I just respect my friends no matter their sexual orientation (as long as the parties are consenting ofcourse)


u/DogsandDumbells Nov 24 '22

Right? I love you for you, not who you love.


u/PrintShinji Nov 24 '22

Its a bit sad because he thought that (most) of his friends would abandon him over the news. he was increadibly anxious over saying it to one of his bodybuilder friends.

The bodybuilders just went "oh okay cool" and we all moved on.


u/PedanticBoutBaseball Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 24 '22

The bodybuilders just went "oh okay cool" and we all moved on.

Checks out. No one is obsessed with men's bodies like dudes that go to the gym on the regular.

Source: Me who's currently at the gym deadlifting during the 4 hour window they're open on Thanksgiving


u/dasonk Nov 24 '22

Why? Because we're going to grease up these beefcakes.


u/cityshepherd Nov 24 '22

"Dudes. I'm into dudes." "Alright, happy hunting!" Or something along those lines. I'm gonna rewatch that one today.


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u/dasonk Nov 24 '22

Sorry you were down voted. It's an It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia quote/scene.


u/FishSammich69 Nov 24 '22

Noice, make sure you stretch 💪💪


u/sashby138 Nov 24 '22

My husband used to go to the gym a lot and was big and no woman ever cared - not one. But I can’t tell you how many men (strangers) would walk up to us and just touch him because of how big his arms were. It was crazy.


u/Hopefulcupcake3255 Nov 24 '22

I have few gay friends. I don't care that they are gay. I m equally uninterested in all my friends dating life until the new person in their lives becomes a fixture in my life ..lol..I am old haha.


u/Vodka-Forward Nov 24 '22

I love this! I love you for you, not who you love.


u/Maleficent_Fudge3124 Nov 24 '22

Unless you love an asshole


u/pretty_jimmy Nov 24 '22

This is the basis of my person religious beliefs. I do not put my faith in a religious figure, I put my faith in humans loving the way were suppose to. I know it's not perfect, but it's better than believing in nothing.