Quarantine has brought people back home to their families, sometimes with surprising outcomes.
After this Dad’s his son came back home with his “friend” to self-isolate together, pop was convinced they were a couple. But he asked Redditors what to do?
“How do I let them know it’s okay?”
The response might surprise you and Dad has since posted the whole backstory and an update…
Everyone was VERY eager to help and Dad got tons of advice…
Dad responded with the good news…
Even more supportive responses to this Dad’s love and acceptance…
According to Bored Panda,
The Human Rights Campaign recently released a National Coming Out Day Report that explores the difficulties American teenagers face. The survey run on more than 10,000 LGBT-identified youngsters showed that 9 out of 10 (91%) came out to their close friends. Significantly less, only 56% said they’re “out” to their close family members.
The same survey showed
- 30% of LGBTQ youth say their family is not accepting of their sexual orientation
- 19% claim “they’re scared of reaction, afraid, or don’t know how their family will react.”
- 10% confessed they don’t have a strong relationship with their family and coming out to them isn’t an option.
Acceptance from parents is one of the most important antidotes for the many psychological challenges LGBTQ youth have to face.
“Parental rejection can exacerbate depression among LGBT youth and is a significant risk factor for suicide and risky behavior among this population.”