SO SWEET. The dad-you-wished-you-had posted the following on Reddit:
Okay so I’m a single parent of two amazing boys (4 year old and 15 year old).
My 15 year old has a tough time at school, being shy and having a stutter.
I was cleaning up his room while he was in the shower and I saw this show (rupaul) was paused on Netflix. He has been using different kind of phrases like “the shade” and “I’m gagging” (that one worried me at first). I googled the shade and found it was a drag term but I didn’t understand it.
Is there any advice you can give me? I won’t embarrass him and start quoting the show but when he said he was “gagging” I had no idea how to react. I would like to know how to react. I was hoping I could get a crash course on this sort of chat.
Any tips would be awesome and any stories or general advice would help.
I’m sure he is gay too for other reasons.
TL;DR single dad looking for help on rupaul chat for my son who isn’t out.
Edit-thank you so much for the mostly positive response.
Edit-I’ve tried to respond to everyone but sorry if I missed anyone. I’m overwhelmed by how kind you have all been!
Awwwww. As you can imagine, reddit responders were more than helpful and heaped praise upon the hapless father for wanting to be there for his son. A few responses below (and read the whole thread here).