It's truly of great importance

MacAvity's picture

Although it pains me greatly to post thrice in the span of four and twenty hours, this truly merits immediate note.

Drumroll please.....

I just came out to my parents!

They were trying to persuade me to play cards, then demanded an explanation of my point-blank refusal. After a lot of circum-bush-beating, and mumbles, and silences of extreme awkwardness, I managed to get out something to the general effect of 'I couldn't learn to play cards even for her, so I will not do it for anybody else.' This in turn had explanation demanded... and eventually, through long questioning, they learned the truth of how I had felt about the her in question. They were not in the least surprised - I hadn't expected them to be, but even so. I also explained that the reason I hadn't told them sooner was that I had been more ashamed of the closet itself than of its contents. I've been trying, for a while, rather weakly, to pretend that I had never been in the closet at all, but was telling them the truth as I figured it out myself, but even that turned out to have been needless. They were just as understanding of my reluctance to tell them about my gayness as they were accepting of said gayness itself.

Of course, this does nothing to alleviate my life of the gaping hole left by the conspicuous absence of a best friend character or any such personage... but I'm going to consciously ignore that particular hole right now, and savor the moment of final declosetation! declosetment! declosetude! whatever the blasted word is!


funnyflyby's picture


(I like declosetude.)

ferrets's picture


good job :)

"A loving man and woman in a committed relationship can marry. Dogs, no matter what their relationship, are not allowed to marry. How should society treat gays and lesbians in committed relationships? As dogs or as humans?"

lacking_direction's picture

I'm glad it went so well! :)

I'm glad it went so well! :)

ShowMeLove's picture


Congrats, MacAvity!

No one's heard a single word I've said
They don't sound as good outside my head

Uncertain's picture

hi five!

hi five!

Grace Hughen's picture

Good for you!!!

Good for you!!!

lamb_da's picture

*confetti* *huggle*

*confetti* *huggle* *balloons* *bone-crushing hug* YAY!

You're so beautiful, you made me forget my pick up line. ;)

loreonpravus's picture

wow. Coming out to the


Coming out to the parents always amazes me, mainly because I was subject to a half-assed outing and now the closet is inside a bigger closet.


MacAvity's picture

Now that I think about it, I

Now that I think about it, I only came out as 'Probably more-or-less gay.' Which is the truth, as far as that goes. But for me the bigger issue right now is my gender-questioning. About which I still have told them very little. And about which I know they would be much less okay. But everything in its own time.

Super Duck's picture

Yay :D



The Bookworm's picture

BRILLIANT!! that is

that is wonderful!
*Hugs and smilies*

terminatrix93's picture

Congratulations MacAvity I

Congratulations MacAvity

I shouldn't love you but i want to, I just can't turn away
I shouldn't see you, but I can't move, I can't look away
~Jesse McCartney "Just so you know"