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Should i come out as a lesbian to my homophobic parents?


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Hello I'm Sophie, here i come with a question if i should come out as a lesbian to my homophobic parents?

So for 2 years I've been hiding my sexuality, it's not so hard but i feel like I'm not myself anymore. I wish to be able to be proud and not to hide, to have my pride flag and to be free. The problem is that they're homophobic, they skips everything with lgbt in movies, sometimes every assault them or call them nicknames. They talk like "It's an illness, it needs to be healed with a specialist" or when in some serie there is a lot of lgbt community they say "Netflix is trying to learn that they're good, they're crazy, it's an illness that's not normal!!". So that's short version of what i hear and i just don't know, I'm scared they would send me to therapy or something to "heal it" or even kick me out. But on the other hand I really want to be supported and to finally be free and can be who i am, I'm waiting for your opinions, take care beauties โค๏ธ

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Hey Sophie,

Welcome to our community :). I'm sorry to hear that you aren't feeling like yourself anymore. When we hide our true identity, it can take a toll on our wellbeing, and I just want to check, how are you feeling about everything? I hope you're doing as okay as you can be. On the plus side, although you're not out to them at the moment, it's good that you are able to open up to us here and I hope that it feels good for you getting this off your chest.

I'm thinking, with coming out, if there is the possibility of any kind of danger, like getting kicked out, then it will be a good idea to wait until you can make sure it's safe enough, for example, being able to live independently or have somewhere else to stay. What do you think? Also, although they are showing homophobic views at the moment, do you think that this could change with time?ย 

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On 9/5/2021 at 12:49 PM, Monsoon said:

Hey Sophie,

Welcome to our community :). I'm sorry to hear that you aren't feeling like yourself anymore. When we hide our true identity, it can take a toll on our wellbeing, and I just want to check, how are you feeling about everything? I hope you're doing as okay as you can be. On the plus side, although you're not out to them at the moment, it's good that you are able to open up to us here and I hope that it feels good for you getting this off your chest.

I'm thinking, with coming out, if there is the possibility of any kind of danger, like getting kicked out, then it will be a good idea to wait until you can make sure it's safe enough, for example, being able to live independently or have somewhere else to stay. What do you think? Also, although they are showing homophobic views at the moment, do you think that this could change with time?ย 

I don't think so, maybe if my sister will talk about it with them but i don't know when will it happenย 

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Hey Sophie,

How are you today? I just need a little more info before I reply properly; can I just check, when you say you don't think so, is this about there being danger if you come out, or if your parents will be able to be accepting of your sexuality or not?ย 

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