Two little words

Pansexual hero came out to homophobic grandma in a true mic-drop moment

The Internet recently rediscovered a 2015 Tumblr post from a user named Lyn who identifies as pansexual and came out to their grandmother with brevity and wit after Grandma expressed a horrifically homophobic belief.

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Short story shorter: Grandma said gays will go to hell, and when Lyn got up to leave, their cousin asked where they were going. “Hell, apparently!” Lyn snarked.

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Lyn offered the epilogue on their Tumblr two days later:

the door was shut before i realized what i had said, and then i ran into the bathroom, where i sent that text

while i was hiding in the bathroom, my cousin knocked on the door, “you can come out now” she said, followed by “well i guess you already did that, but”

anyway, we took refuge in her room

apparently, after i left the room my grandmother turned to my mom and said something to the extent of “how could you let your daughter become a queer”

my mother, aunt, and uncle all went off at her for that one, there was quite a bit of yelling

after a while, my mother came upstairs and told me that she supported me no matter what, and then we left without talking to my grandmother.

the next morning, she called to apologize for her actions. i have no idea how sincere this apology was because my mother was the one on the phone with her, but i am still invited to christmas