strigoitemplar (strigoitemplar) wrote in queerspawn,
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Name: Vance
Age: 21
State/Country: Calgary, Alberta
How long have you known about your parent(s)?: 3 days after my 20th birthday my father came out to me, explaining that the discovery of his sexuality was a result of suicide counselling, which, let's be honest, didn't help my worldview all that much.
Anything else you would like to add?: My biggest frustration with my father's situation is that while he is generally out, he is closeted to the general world due to his prominent position in an arch-conservative business, at least until he can sell his company. Due to this, don't expect much personal info about him or my family. Sorry. It bugs me too.
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It sounds like it's a really stressful time for you right now. I hope that things improve for you and your family. I've had experience with suicidal family members and closeted parents and you deserve a huge amount of credit for dealing with all of that at once.
Actually, it's not that hugely stressful, after all I've had quite a long time to come to terms with the situation, and the only thing that really rubs me the wrong way (and it actually makes me laugh when I think about it) is that my dad is now a leatherbear. Still, he's in what appears to be a healthy, monogamous relationship with a man I have met and get along with (at least as much as anybody who's having sex with a parent), so it's not like I'm wringing my hands in terror.