February 4, 2007 6:23 AM Subscribe
My best friend/college roommate's dad just came out, and I have no idea what to do for her.
posted by Medieval Maven to Human Relations (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've seen this thread
, which is really about something else I think. A little background - she and I lived together for four-five years, and now I'm married and she's living at home while working on a graduate level degree. Her sister has completed professional training (she's younger) and is living out-of-state. Apparently there have been suspicions of this since she was about 12, but she's really done a great job of concealing it from herself and building a wall around the possibility. Now, he's 55 and he's come out and her parents are getting divorced. She's freaking out really hard core and none of us (her close friends, about three of us local) really know what to do or say. Anyone else been through this with a friend? Are there resources we could point her at? We're in the Atlanta area if that helps. (And just to be clear, none of us, including her, have a problem with him being gay, or with gay people - it's just extremely hard for her, as you would expect, to have her world and as she sees it, her family and her past, torn apart.)