|Coming Out… My Way|
|Articles - Coming Out|
|Saturday, 14 April 2012 02:20|
This post is by guest writer Ellen the Generous. It is tongue-in-cheek humour that's not intended as coming out advice, but the writer does hope you have a good laugh over it!
I thought I would share my coming out experience with readers, since I successfully came out to my parents. If the following fails, have a good laugh about it and then go get a better coming out guide. There's one by Sayoni.
Note 1: Ensure that the movie is still being screened. Buy tickets early!
If there was no movie, go to Step 3b.
Note 2: I suggest saying it in the car because they can't avoid the topic; they are stuck with you and have to listen. The fact that you are the driver (or someone else is, in the case of a taxi) prevents accidents should Mum or Dad go into shock or become hysterical.
Note 3: It’s tough for Dad if you have many ex-girlfriends. This approach may only work for those with three girlfriends or less.
“Mum, you do notice I don't have boyfriends but only girlfriends....”
“It's okay if you don't get married...”
“Mum, I'm saying I don't like boys! I only like girls!”
“It's okay. I know of friends or relatives whose daughters also are not married….”
“Mum! I only love WOMEN!”
“It's ok. You and your sister can take care of each other.”
“Mum! I can marry and hope to marry one day but I'll only marry a woman!”
“It's okay if you don't get married.”
“Mum, I'm saying I'm a lesbian! I only love women!”
“It's ok. My friend's five daughters are all not married too.”
Well, you may have better luck than me.
All the best in your coming out journey!