Parents’ Greatest Wins: Best Reponses to Their Children Coming Out


Coming out as gay can be a nerve-wracking experience, and nobody knows this better than the parents of LGBTQ+ individuals.

It’s a difficult conversation to have, but it needs to happen for everyone involved to move forward with their lives.

And while some parents may react poorly or harshly when their child comes out, others respond with humor and love.

Recently on Reddit, Expert_Recover3061S asked the community, “What’s the best response to, ‘Dad, I think I’m gay?'”

These stories will make you laugh until you cry (happy tears). So grab a tissue box, and let’s get ready for these hilarious reactions from loving parents!

#1.  I Don’t Like Guys Either – 48.9k Votes

Wafflemaker9093 gave the top voted contribution. She said, “Lesbian here. When I came out to my dad he said “that’s ok honey, I don’t like guys either.'” 

#2. My Love Won’t Change – 33.4k Votes

KeyboardRoller response was to say, “My stepdad, who I consider my dad, was the man that raised me, and he’s a big redneck steel worker. 

I came out at 18 and he sat me down and said ‘son, I’ve loved you like you were my own for the past 14 years. Why the hell would I stop now?'”

#3. Worried That You Didn’t Realize – 32.8k Votes

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