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I’m afraid of my parents being to supportive when i come out, I’m afraid they will look at me diffent even though they fully support lgbtq rights?

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Last Updated: 08/03/2021 at 11:02am
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June 10th, 2019 1:06am
It's a very common fear and it's ok for you to be uncomfortable about coming out to them. But it's really encouraging to know that they are true LGBTQ rights supporters, it means that they value LGBTQ people and accept them for who they are. So why shouldn't they do the same for you? Just try to be as open-hearted to them as you can, explain how you feel and how much it would mean for you to have them by your side. If they accept and value LGBTQ people, there's no reason why shouldn't support you. And in any case, you'll be there to answer any question they might have, solve any doubt... Dialogue and openness are the key.
September 3rd, 2019 5:57am
I don't think they will. and you should be expressive when things you don't like happen and this is how a deeper mutual understanding is created between you and your parents. don't be afraid to express anything you see that bothers you! you will for sure be happier if you come out so don't be scared of your parents finding out and you're very lucky because they are supportive of you! your parents are the ones who love you the most in this world and I am sure they would be willing to listen to anything you have to say specially regarding coming out . have a nice day and i hope i was helpful
August 3rd, 2021 11:02am
hello there! i am also bisexual and it was definitely not easy. I want you to know that it doesn't matter if you are lgbtq. Your parents love you for you and it has nothing to do with your sexuality. If you think you are ready to come out, then do it. i am with you 100%. and if you are not ready, i support you 100% too. I am sure parents must feel the same way given that they completely support lgbtq rights. They love you and will accept you sooner or later. Nothing about your relationship changes with them even if you are queer. I am also queer and i know it. trust me. If you are ready, then so be it. If you are not, then also it's fine. But always remember that nothing much really changes about you even if you are queer. You still are the same person, with just different sexuality/gender