GSA meeting

Bi the Book's picture

This might be a little complicated. Just an F.Y.I.

Ok so my friend Joey and his one friend Emma are going to a GSA meeting at Emma's school. I really want to go it, but my parents don't know I'm bi yet and they wouldn't let me go anywhere without knowing the full story. Should I lye and tell them I'm goin somewhere else and then go to the meeting, or come out to my parents and see if they let me go to the meeting, or just skip the meeting which I really don't wanna do.

The only reason I'm hesitating on telling my parents that I'm bi is that I don't want the way they treat me to change. I don't want them to baby me or be harder on me. They're not homophobic or anything, but I'm their "little girl" and they want me to stay like that forever. I just don't want their perspective of me to change.

Does anyone have any advice?

the ghost's picture

Hey! I think if you don't

Hey! I think if you don't feel ready to come-out to your parents then don't. You can still go to the meeting and give them a lot of the facts without saying you are bi. You could
i)say you are going to a gsa meeting to support a friend
ii)say you are going to a meeting but not specify for what
iii)say you are going to a meeting for something else.

You have plenty of options and your parents probably wont give it too much thought. It's not worth skipping the meeting entirely for. Go and have fun.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent-Eleanor Roosevelt

Bi the Book's picture

lol thanks. I'm thinking

lol thanks. I'm thinking about just askin if i can go and if she asks y or if im gay ill tell her but if she doesnt ask, i wont. Would that work?
~Why put a label on anything? A label is something to tell other people what you are and why should you care about what other people think?~

patnelsonchilds's picture

If you're comfortable about

If you're comfortable about telling them, then you might as well go for it. Most parents have to adjust some, but if you're pretty sure they won't disown you, it certainly makes life a lot easier. You don't have to constantly watch what you say around them and be carefully gender-neutral all the time. You could use this as an excuse to let that poor, suffering cat out of the bag (why is it always the cats who must suffer?).

Either way, go have fun at the meeting. Good luck!

Hugs
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Bi the Book's picture

Im sure they wouldn't disown

Im sure they wouldn't disown me. I do have to watch what i say and i am starting to get tired of it, but I'm still nervous about telling them. I want to go to the meeting but I don't know if I want to sacrifice the "cat" for the meeting. Thanks tho.
~Why put a label on anything? A label is something to tell other people what you are and why should you care about what other people think?~

jeff's picture

Umm...

The S in GSA stands for Straight.

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"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

RegretShouldntExist's picture

SEE KELSEY!! Jeff said

SEE KELSEY!! Jeff said S=Straight! I SAID THAT BEFORE!! HAHAHAHAH I WIN! U NEED TO gO WITH MEH!