When her son comes out to her, a mother is nonchalant, telling him she doesn't care that he's gay. This causes a rift in her family, with her brother insisting that coming out is a big deal and she should have shown more support. The mother has always raised her children to believe that everyone is equal, regardless of sexual orientation, and that coming out is only necessary if transitioning. While her ex-husband agrees with her, her son is hurt that she didn't make a bigger deal out of his coming out, causing him to storm out of the house. The family is divided on whether or not the mother's response was appropriate. What do you think - is the mother the a**hole for not making a bigger deal out of her son coming out, or is her reaction understandable in the context of her beliefs about equality?
Mother Doesn't Make a Big Deal Out of Son Coming Out as Gay, AITA?
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Supportive mother's response to son coming out as gay 💜
Accepting your child's sexuality should always be a big deal 🏳️🌈
A mother's reaction to her son coming out as gay has sparked a debate. While she wanted her children to know that everyone is equal and should be treated as such, her son expected her to make a big deal out of it. The mother, who was busy cooking a meal for the family, simply acknowledged her son's sexuality and did not think it was necessary to express pride in him for coming out. This caused her son to storm out of the house and go to his father's. While some family members agree with the mother's viewpoint, others believe that coming out is a big deal and should be celebrated. Regardless of personal beliefs, it is important to remember that accepting and supporting your child's sexuality is crucial for their mental and emotional well-being. In the next section, we will look at some reactions to this story and discuss how we can create a more accepting and supportive environment for the LGBTQ+ community.
Mother's dismissive reaction to son's coming out causes hurt, YTA.
YTA for not giving your son the support he needed. 😔
Mother's dismissive response to son coming out as gay: YTA
Dismissive response to son coming out as gay, definite YTA.
Mother's lack of support when her son came out as gay and outing him to the family without his consent, Soft YTA.
YTA for not acknowledging your son's courage in coming out 🏳️🌈
Prioritizing dinner over son's coming out, YTA. 🚫🍴
Parent's dismissive response to coming out, hurt son's feelings 😢
Empathize and support your son when he comes out. 👍
Supportive parent, but privacy concerns raised by commenters. 🏳️🌈
Acknowledging the significance of coming out goes a long way ❤️
Accepting your child's identity is a big deal. 🤝
Mother's dismissive response to son coming out sparks debate. 🏳️🌈
Invalidating son's coming out and outing him? YTA, apologize immediately 🏳️🌈❤️
Acceptance is crucial even when it's not a big deal. ❤
Outing your son without his consent is disgusting, YTA 💔
Normalize coming out, but still validate your child's moment 🌈
Why a 'I don't care' response to coming out is hurtful 😔
Parent's self-validation overshadows son's coming out, YTA 🏳️🌈
Mother outs gay son to family, YTA 🏳️🌈🚫
A comment calling out a huge YTA for outing their son.
Be supportive of your son's decision, YTA. 🌈💛
Parent outs son, commenters deem them an a**hole, YTA confirmed
Don't minimize your child's coming out, love and support 🌈❤️
Your son's coming out is more important than burning food 🌈
Addressing LGBTQ+ as NSFW is discriminatory 🏳️🌈
Offering support is important, a simple gesture can make difference ❤️
Seek advice from LGBT-friendly communities to better support your son 🏳️🌈
OP's NSFW tag shows homophobia, not understanding of NSFW.
Supportive mom stressed with cooking, NAH for asking son to wait 👍
Reacting to a son coming out: NTA or could be better? 🤔
Apologize to your son and be there for him, YTA 😔👨👦❤️
Parent's poor handling of son's coming out, YTA 😒
Dismissive mother outs son, labeled YTA by comment.
Food over son? YTA 🤦♀️
Apologize and reassure your son, it's never too late ❤️
Ignoring your child's needs? YTA 🤔
Listen and support, not dismiss. YTA 👎
Support your son's journey, even if you don't understand it 💛
Ignoring the importance of coming out, YTA. 🏳️🌈
Acknowledging your son's courage is important, YTA 😔👎
Selfish mother criticized for not supporting son's coming out 🏳️🌈
Mother's distracted reaction to son coming out, NTA 🌈
Outing your son and saying 'I don't care' doesn't make you NAH 🤔
Respect your child's privacy, outing them is not cool. YTA 💔
Insensitive reaction to son's coming out, YTA 😕
OP's dismissive response to son coming out as gay, YTA 🤨