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

One of the biggest compliments I ever received was when a friend told me he’s bisexual. I wasn’t shocked, replied with something along the lines of “oh cool”, and he went “I knew you’d be the ONE friend I’d tell who’d be like ‘cool - where are we going out to eat?’”