What to say to son coming out?
July 11, 2007 5:37 PM Subscribe
I think my son's about to tell me he's gay. I want to say the best thing possible. What is that?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (53 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I believe that my son (age 16) is about to tell me he's gay. I want to let him know that I love him and support him. Maybe that's all I really need to say but I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions on what a really good thing to say is. I had thought about just saying "cool, I always be here for you."
I know he's been struggling with his sexuality and for awhile he thought he was bisexual followed by thinking he was straight. He seems to jump around a lot. Is that normal? But I've learned that he told a close friend that he is gay and I could tell the other night that he was attempting to tell me but the timing wasn't good.