Airing out the Laundry with Mother
I was 16 when I came out to my parents. I like to think of my experience as proof that things are getting better. I was talking with my mother while folding the laundry and decided it was time to tell her. I said “Mom, I think I like both boys and girls.”. She took a couple moments to respond and carefully asked “What makes you think that?” Then I responded with “Well I get crushes on both boys and girls and I’m attracted to both.” We kept folding laundry and after a few minutes she told me about how my Auntie Gina’s friend who comes to family functions is actually her partner. It was difficult for her to understand and get over when my Auntie came out to her when they were teenagers. Now all my parents want is for me to be happy and loved, whomever I choose.