No, not me. My baby boy. But, as anyone who doesn’t live their life in a vacuum, the act of coming out as gay doesn’t affect only the person who is actually doing the coming out. It effects everyone.
But how it effects people doesn’t have to be in a bad way. The people coming out haven’t changed in any way. They are still the person they were before they came to the conclusion they are LGBTQQ. They are the same son or daughter. The same brother or sister, niece or nephew. The same friend. All that changed is now the people they came out to know that their preference in who they are looking for in a life mate is different (maybe).
I’m really struggling right now with all of the stories I’ve been reading about how people have gone through all kinds of…stuff… when the come out. I really just don’t get it. I guess I really am weird.