Someone said :
Don't watch Eastenders but did tonight to see how the outed guy fared out,it was really moving and hopefully true to life for most gay teens,great acting from the character and his dad.
I told my mother in 2012 when I was 23. At the time I had just joined gaire and was chatting to more gay people than my usual circle so I was starting to feel a bit conscious about not being out and expecting others to take me seriously. Also I was healthier than I had been previously and nearly finished college and things were going well generally. Anyway I don't know what came over me one morning, I hadn't planned it, but I just felt it was the right time. So I said "I have something to tell you" and she knew it was serious. Then I said "i'm gay" and started to cry. Then she took out her whip and flogged me to a soggy mess. Lol. No, she hugged me and told me it was fine and all that mammy consoling stuff and then right after that she started into all the nosey mammy questions like how long did I know, had I been with anyone, did my friends know etc. And then she said something along the lines of "oh you poor thing bottling it up all this time, that must have been why you were so cross as a teen" and I said no, it was grand and didn't really bother me and I knew loads of gay people and she was really surprised young people were telling each other so casually. Anyway that was all grand and since then anytime I introduce a new friend I get "is he gay" or "does she know you're gay". Also any time gay is mentioned when it's just the two of us I get little pep talks about it all being natural and look at (insert list of Irish gay men here). Also whenever "same love" by macklemore comes on she turns it up and says "i love this song, i love the words". Also shes always asking nosey questions about my bf and she has started calling him by a funny nickname. So yeah, it couldn't have went better especially considering she is 65 and I'm glad I waited untill I was a bit older to tell her.