Mamma Mia, I'm gay!

msquared's picture

Guess who came out to their mom today? No, not Maya Angelou. Me! Yay! I wanted to spend the night at a gal pal's house tonight and my mom said no since she didn't want me spending the night with girls. An hour or so later I asked her again and questioned, "Would you let me spend the night if I told you I were gay?" she said no again, not understanding the implied message, lol, so I also had to ask, "If it were the truth?" Then I had to explain to her for about five minutes why I think I'm gay, but to no avail; she doesn't believe me. She said several times, "I just don't think you are," and that was hella annoying. I hate it when people tell you how YOU are feeling when they're obviously not you! So my mom's pretty much in denial. She thinks maybe I should get "professional help." Psssht, I like guys and not girls, I don't need to spend money for someone else to tell me that. I'll just give her time; I think she'll come around eventually. She was raised in a time when things were a lot different and she just has to realize that things indeed have changed. There is a funny part to all of this, though! She told me, "I think you've been watching too much...(trying to think of "Queer Eye," I believe) "Trading Spaces." lol! Oh yeah, because "Trading Spaces" is ALL about gay people! haha I'm glad and proud of myself that I can joke about this because when I came out to my dad I was a mess! Yuck. Well, that's the end of my tale, arrivederci!

P.S. I still can't spend the night...rawr!


unslept_soul's picture


Well dude, you one upped me...i never bothered to come out to my mom just assumes im weird, but mostly straight...shes in subconcious denial, but its all good, 'cause the rest of the family knows, but im damn proud that u manned up. That took balls.

We all must learn that there is never acceptance for anyone because the world will never like you.

Gerardo's picture

We Can Have a Sleepover :[




Dude, the same thing happened to me. (The sleepover part.)

"Many of those people involved with Adolph Hitler were Satanists, many of them were homosexuals -- the two things seem to go together."
-Pat Robertson

dreamers imagine someday's picture

Since when has home design ma

Since when has home design make a person because if it was then there would be a hella of alot more lesbians.

Tell her the whole, shtick that she maybe in denial now, but it is the first step to acceptance and then run for it because that line pisssed most parents off.

If being gay is a disease, I might as well call in sick for the rest of my life.

raining men's picture


That is one of the most ridiculous reaction I've heard. A design program? She knows better? Really quite hilarious actually. Well just act as if she accepted and be quite gay around her - rub it in until she's convinced or you have to talk to her again to convince her. Have fun

"Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suf-fer-ing"

Dim's picture


I'm amazed by how well you tolerated her bad reaction.

I have nothing to say except that you seem to have the situation under control, and that you should be proud of standing up for yourself. You're probably right: she will most likely come around. Just dont expect it to happen in the very immidiate future if she is stubbornly narrow-minded and prejudice about gays.

Best of luck