We’ve all heard our fair share of coming out stories in our lives – but they rarely end this well! This dad (identity unknown, since he posted his questions on reddit) from Arkansas
accidentally discovered that his son is gay. Instead of reacting negatively, he embraced the fact but wasn’t sure how to proceed… so he turned to Internet for help!
“Earlier today, my oldest son left his cell phone on the living room table. I noticed that someone has been blowing his cell up, and curious ol’ me decided to see what was going on. Well, I learned that he has been dating this boy from, what I assume to be his high school. I am not experienced on this topic, never really have been, til now at least.
I’d like to clarify that I love both of my sons and would continue to do so no matter what. I’m a 37 year old from Arkansas. My son is 16, turning 17 in a few months.
I’m basically asking for advice. My wife doesn’t know, and my son doesn’t know that I know. I’m going to post this tonight (Feb 10), and attempt to answer any advice given to me when I get home from work. Apologies if I’m off topic. I simply searched “ask gay” and I got here. Moderators, if you do not want me here, just say so, no hard feelings. I would appreciate it if someone would give a stranger some kind advice. :)”
He got 83 comments of overwhelmingly positive reactions, advising him how to processed further. Pondering on all the info he got, he threaded carefully and managed to get closer to his son – here’s an update!
“Today has been a really eventful day.
It all started with me casually asking my oldest if he’s seeing anyone this Valentine’s Day. I noticed that he got a little uncomfortable, and as any father would, I asked him what’s wrong. He went on about if I’d accept him no matter what. Well, as yall know, I 100% support my son, and after I told him that, he beat around the bush for a good 20 minutes. He ended up telling me that he’s gay, and has been seeing someone (which I already knew, of course). My wife and younger son were there, and everyone was happy with each other.
I’m glad everything turned out great. In the end of the day, the only thing I want to see is my for my son to be happy, and I think he’s found that
happiness. I would also like to thank the /r/askgaybros community for being very welcoming and warm to me! :)”
Maybe some other guys from yec.com have a great story they want to share?