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Advice for a 25 year old feeling lost?

I'm not sure how to ask this question. I've been in a weird funk lately where I've been feeling lonely and frustrated due to many factors. I guess I am just having a quarter life crisis in that I am 25 and feel a little lost professionally and personally. [more inside]
posted by pando11 on Jul 15, 2014 - 10 answers

non-traditional parenting for dummies

What resources exist for non-romantic adult friends thinking about having a kid? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2014 - 16 answers

Where should I live?

Looking for a home in a gay marriage state. [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Oct 14, 2013 - 50 answers

Family Drama -- Aunt revisited

I wrote this question about my Aunt. As it turned out, I just wrote back a very polite reply -- "thank you for your good wishes" ...I was polite. I felt good about this. Thank you for all the helpful answers. My Aunt wrote me again -- long story inside. Thank you for taking the time to read it. [more inside]
posted by Lescha on Mar 26, 2013 - 26 answers

Help me sort out what I should say to my aunt -- family drama.

Background: When my father learned I was gay, he disowned me. Think radical old-world "you are dead to me." This was many years ago -- well over a decade. He was very serious and cut off all contact with me. Made it clear I was out of the will and all of that -- very dramatic. I did try to initiate contact a few times many years ago, but was rebuffed. This is not what my question is about though -- I am at peace with this. I know I am a worthwhile and lovable person and I have many people in my life who care about me/love me. I had therapy when all this happened and I really feel I dealt with the emotions then. I know I am lovable and valuable person. Also, my relatives on my late Mother's side -- who are also quite old-world -- surprised me with their acceptance... [more inside]
posted by Lescha on Feb 22, 2013 - 14 answers

Adopting a baby. We want to. Who should we work with?

Adopting a baby. We want to. Who should we work with? [more inside]
posted by fugitivefromchaingang on Sep 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Just-18 friend kicked out for being gay, what are his options?

A very close online friend of mine is getting kicked out of the house and disinherited for being gay and not going through with what amounts to an arranged marriage. He just turned 18. The situation is somewhat urgent, he doesn’t have much in the way of local resources, and getting in touch with specifically LGBT groups is likely to strain his family situation further. What resources and options can I help him find? [more inside]
posted by NMcCoy on Apr 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Merry Christmas, sorry I'm gay!

How can I come out to my extended family without it being a holiday "surprise" or confessional atmosphere? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Nov 20, 2010 - 22 answers

Sister in the closet: how to be good to someone coming out.

How to be a good friend to someone who may be coming out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2010 - 23 answers

Tell me more about my gay genes!

So I'm gay. Turns out a lot of folks in my extended family are as well. What are the odds? Has anyone studied extended family charting specifically? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Aug 30, 2010 - 11 answers

Hanging by a thread...

I have a lousy home situation and my work situation isn’t much better. I am really at my wit’s end and I don’t know what to do. Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. (Very long description follows...sorry in advance!) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2010 - 15 answers

My brother came out. I'm gay too. This is a problem.

My brother just came out to me as being gay. I'm gay too. The problem here is that I'm clueless about how to deal with this. Also, I hate to say it, but my overwhelming feeling right now is sorrow. [more inside]
posted by Avenger on May 5, 2010 - 24 answers

How do I get over my family?

How do I stop resenting my brother's wife, stop mentally competing with her for the love and approval of my parents, and stop worrying about falling to the margins of my family? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2009 - 15 answers

A sad coming-out story

I'm dealing with the fallout from coming out to my deeply religious immediate family. For years, I had prepared for their tears, their anger, their remonstrances, their appeals to the Bible, and all of those have come. What I hadn't prepared for was how disappointed I would be, and how fundamental and lonely that disappointment would be. Help? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Oct 16, 2007 - 38 answers

What to say to son coming out?

I think my son's about to tell me he's gay. I want to say the best thing possible. What is that? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2007 - 53 answers

Top-Ten-Things-You-Didn't-Think-Would-Happen-To-Someone-You-Know-Filter

My best friend/college roommate's dad just came out, and I have no idea what to do for her. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Feb 4, 2007 - 8 answers

Should I tell my grandparents I'm gay?

Should I tell my grandparents I'm gay? [more inside]
posted by the_arbiter on Jan 21, 2007 - 41 answers

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