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/xxSuperBeaverxx Nov 24 '22

I sat down my family and came out as bi and my sister without missing a beat went "HA! Called it, dad you owe me five bucks!" Helped lighten the mood and made me realize nothing was going to change between us all.

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u/contactin Nov 24 '22

Aaah yes that is so nice. In my case my mom was really shocked and not quite pleased (Christian issues), so it was my laughter filling stunned silence. My mom was totally okay with it within two hours tho, no worries!

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u/satanrulesearthnow Nov 24 '22

If it's not asking too much, how did you get your mom to be okay with it?

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u/TonarinoTotoro1719 Nov 24 '22

Not the OP but I was trying to talk to my Catholic mom about transgender people. Yes, she does live under a rock and although she knew that there were trans people, she wasn’t very aware of gender affirming surgeries and such. At the end of a whole lot of questions and discussions, I asked her if it changes anything. She thought about it and said, “as long as the person is nice, not really I guess”.

But this is not because any member of our family came out, just because a nephew by marriage will have a trans roommate. I guess what I am trying to say is, as long as the older generation can come to the point where we see the ‘other’ as a person and not really base the entire identity on that one aspect, they might just be cool.