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What would you do if your teenage son/daughter told you they were gay?

My son is only two years old so this question is not specifically coming from personal experience. I was just curious as to what other moms would do or say if their teenager informed them they were gay.


Asked by WomanWitty at 5:24 PM on Jul. 29, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • "Being gay still isn't going to get you out of having the when am I gonna be a grandparent talk. " Other wise, hug them, love them and let them know they still have one duty left to do, "where are my grandkids?' lol

    Answer by isabellalecour at 9:27 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • I'd tell them to explore their sexuality a little more before they decided,especially if they were still a virgin. Sometimes the feelings and the actual act don't sync up.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:26 PM on Jul. 29, 2010


    looks like you are the ignorant one..i'm just giving my opinion if you can't stand it then maybe you shouldnt have a parenting debate...hun.

    Answer by shay1130 at 5:59 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • Not a problem for me. My dad was gay. My grandson is gay. They are wonderful people.I love them for who they are not who they prefer to be intimate with

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:34 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • don't get too upset and you know nothing about me.

    Answer by shay1130 at 5:57 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • My daughter and I had a talk about this. She asked me if it was bad to be gay and I told her no not at all. then she asked me how does someone know if they are gay? I said I don't know and I believe they just know. She said I hears people saying "thatS gay" to mean something insulting. SHe asked me if I would be mad if she was gay and I told her no as long as she was happy and true to herself. Then I asked her if she thought she was gay and she said she doesnt know cause she doesnt like boys or girls yet.
    I think when the time comes for whether she is or not I already know my answer. Good luckif it comes up, it was still a tough moment


    Answer by sirenite at 9:49 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • If my child is Happy then I'm Happy. I'm not going to judge them by the type of person they want to be. Just as long as it's nothing Illegal.

    Answer by DesertRose75 at 5:25 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • Givem a hug, prob cry ( i dont want my kids to have a hard life)...but support em and keep it here if you need me, and im proud that you know who you are!

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 5:26 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • I'd honestly have no problems with it. As long as he/she was happy, that is all that matters.

    Answer by layh41407 at 5:26 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • Mine did, and for the first two weeks I cried, then I shook myself off and told her that I will love and support here every step of the way. I also said that her happiness was my only goal, she will always be my little girl first and foremost.

    Answer by older at 5:28 PM on Jul. 29, 2010