Parents Reveal True Colors After Finding Out Their Kids Are Gay

What did your parents say when you came out?

It’s amazing how pivotal a moment it is to finally share your true self with the people who brought you into the world, and their reaction can either affirm faith in love or cause serious emotional bruising.

Any good coming out advice urges patience. Attitudes shift, evolve and grow. Just look at Hillary Clinton!

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We wanted to turn the tables and hear what parents really think about their kids coming out, so Whisper combed through the stacks to find some revealing messages.

Some break our hearts, but more often than not it seems like love prevails even in the face of prejudice:

I sometimes worry about my gay son. I'm afraid of how other people treat him in this world.

My son is gay. I don't have a problem with it except he's a really big queen. I'm worried his life will be more difficult unless he toughens up a little.

My son just came out as gay. Yes I am proud of his courage but I just wish he was normal because he wrecked our reputation.

My gay son wants to have his boyfriend stay over. I just don't think I'm ready to accept him sleeping with another man.

My son came out and introduced me to his boyfriend a week ago. I couldn't be more happy for him at this moment.

My son came out as gay today. I couldn't be any more proud of him. He showed so much courage. We both cried and I told him I love him no different.

My son is gay which I accept but I do not like. He doesn't know I feel this way and the problem is he wants to go to rallies but I don't think I could do it. Not sure how to break it to him.

My son came out to me last night. I've known since he was 9. We cried then laughed and shared a drink.  I love you my son!

My son came out today, my wife and I have known for years. We just figured when he was ready he would tell us. Doesn't bother me, he's still my son. Who he loves is on him, he can love who he wants.

My son came out to me today. This weekend I'm taking him to his first gay bar. This will be interesting.

My son just told me he's gay. At first it was a shock but then I told him it was okay and he can't change who he is.

I am not happy with the fact that my son is gay But at least i am trying to accept it

If my husband doesn't like the fact that our son is gay, bullies him & can't accept him for who he is, he can divorce me and move out

My son came out gay last year, I had a hard time accepting it until I saw them holding each other with pure love. We all had our first dinner tonight, can't wait to walk him down the aisle.

My son just told me he's gay... he's only 14. I have no other choice but to support and love him but I never want to meet any boyfriend... sorry.

I was homophobic. I was raised to hate. However, My son is gay, and now I have a new outlook. I love him, and I'm never going to forgive myself for how horribly I've treated gay people. I'm so sorry.

My son is gay and came out. We're all happy and accept it but he's acting like he's the only gay guy in our town.

My son just came out to me as gay. We are a fairly strict Roman Catholic family but I love him more than anything and want to be as supportive as I can.

My son came out as gay today. He was super surprised when I gave him a hug and told him his dad was always there for him. He cried.

Today my son came out to me and he actually thought I was going to kick him out. It hurt a bit that he would think that of me. I love my son and who he is and I don't want him to think anything else.