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I'm Silent. I was raised by two openly gay mothers. They split up when I was 8, and it was very very hard on me. I'm moving back in with my mother in two weeks, and I'm still in contact with my other mother over the phone. She lives in Austin now (I'm in Houston) so I never get to see her.
I was always open with myself and in regards to my parents. I'm bisexual, and not only have I never had a problem saying it, but I've never had a problem saying "My mom is gay." One time some friends brought it up in school and a member of the football team started going around saying "Yo, his mom is a dyke." That was the only time I ever broke my pacifism in high school, and I royally kicked his ass. I'm not proud of that, but I'm not ashamed of it either. No one ever called my mother a disrespectful word again, and if they did, they were very careful not to let me hear it.
I love this community, I hope it does well.
I see that this community doesnt get many posts in it. I guess its not as common as i thought? My dad is gay. I found out about a week after my 19th birthday. Its been a little over a year now. He just moved out of the house too. Ive been away at college so my mom has been going through this almost alone. The odd thing is that my mom knew my dad was gay before they got married. He just couldnt take it anymore, he didnt want to cheat on my mom so he left. Now he is living with his boyfriend. Its been alright lately. Its been hard though. He told me that he would stay good friends with my mom. thats been pretty much the only lie...He doesnt make an effort to call her EVER....i dont know Current Mood: contemplative
let me tell a little bit about myself. my name is Bryanne Weaver. I'm 20 years old and I live in Oklahoma. My mom is a lesbian, she came out to me four years ago. I also have a brother and a cousin who is gay. You can use my story if you want; I don't want to tell it out right now because it's long.
I have decided that after much research and very little answers that the only thing to do is write a book. I have recently been trying to find out information about adult children of gay parents. This is a personally relative subject as well as one I don't beleive is brought to the forefront (in a positive light) nearly enough. My life is wonderful, I am happy and all those wonderful things that go with being an open-minded, realistic individual. I Thank my dads for bringing me up with such a great take on life and society. Here is my problem, I know I am not the only one out there who grew up with gay parents. What happens after you get "to old" for support groups and you start new adventures in life, like kids, college, career? How do you handle the age old questions about parenting situations at that point? I am looking for people who want to discuss life, beleifs etc. about growing up with gay parents and the very positive "aftermath" it has. I am very pro-gay paretns, so this is all about how positive thier influence can be and how it has made you a better person. I often question they way that I accept/think about/relate things and wonder if my differences are due to my upbringing. I realize there are difficulties with this life, but they all have a postive outcome eventually. So anyone interested in adding their own experineces/mini-autobiographies/thought
s/whatnot to my book, please let me know. I will galdly share my story with those who share thier's. Email me or pass this along to someone who might want to at firstname.lastname@example.org