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Paladin's picture

Just came back from doing the SAT II. I was doing Writing, Literature and Chemistry, because I did Maths II and Phyics in October. It was ok, I guess. But now I need to get back to doing regular school work: three oral presentations next week: one spontaneous english presentation, one on whether god exists and one for a debate on whether technology is helping the world. This debate is only to eliminate a number of teams so that the best two will face off in the debating competition. Also have tests in maths and chemistry.
Much more daunting is what's happening tomorrow. I'm going to tell my parents the truth. I can already feel the pressure of it all on my head. It makes my limbs a little shaky, but I know I'll have to perservere. I will have to remind myself about the cause I'm doing this for, meaning I'll probably have a read on the oppression of gay people in the past century today and tomorrow morning.
And after that I'll decide how to let things go from there. Chances are that if a really bad reaction from my parents unsettles me too much, I won't come out at school any time soon. But if they do not upset me to any significant level, I'll need to think about whether I want to come out to everyone this term or next term.
It would probably be a good idea for me to come up with some ways of broaching the topic to my parents today. I thought I had ideas a few days ago, but I've completely forgotten them (I get the feeling I might be confusing dreams with memory about this).


TeeAhr1's picture

Solidarity, baby.

One little bit of advice and then I promise I'll stop myself, because advice is mostly useless in situations like this. Don't worry too much about exactly what you're going to say. You'll script the whole thing out in your head and tomorrow, when the moment comes, you'll forget every word and make up some completely different shit.

Other than that, I've got nothing for you but my very best wishes. I will be thinking of you tomorrow, and trying to send positive shit your way. Let us know how it turns out. Luck. Love. Courage.

p. daniels is...TeeAhr1

RadclyffeGeek's picture

Good luck, I wish you all the

Good luck, I wish you all the best.
You're really brave- I wish I had the guts to come out.

I lived my life in shadow- never the sun on my face
It didn't seem so sad though, I figured that was my place.

Andrewgirl3's picture


Good luck, Paladin.