Often one of the hardest parts about coming out to someone is confronting their perception that you’ve been lying to them up until now.
Of course, that’s not the right way to look at it, but it comes up regardless.
That feeling can be magnified tenfold when a parent decides to come out to their child. Kids construct their whole realities based on familial surroundings, so anything that changes the equation can feel like life itself has turned upside-down.
We wanted to hear from gay parents who are working to be their true selves around their families — here’s what Whisper was able to dig up: