My DD has just told me she is gay

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Wow mnhq are quick today :0

medusa smile your DD is lucky to have you and I hope I will always be so supportive of my (4 month old!) DS. And I have reported jshm2's post

jshm2 Thu 01-Mar-12 10:25:30

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Grumpla Sun 19-Feb-12 20:55:00

Good for you OP smile

My DSis is gay, married to a wonderful woman and they are trying for a baby at the moment. I hope your DD meets someone as lovely as my SIL one day!

Thankssmile I think my head is only whirly because it's like someone has put up a new signpost and I haven't driven that way before, if that makes sense!

In retrospect the fact that her uni walls are covered in posters of Santana from Glee probably should have given me a clue blush In an odd way I feel excited for her.. she can stop pretending to be someone she isn't and just be herself at last!

Devora.. thank you...smile DD IS cool..she is a lovely caring intelligent woman and whoever she ends up with will be a lucky person! She wants children very much too so I hope she finds a way to do sosmile

noddyholder Sun 19-Feb-12 19:30:32

You sound lovely and normal!

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 19-Feb-12 19:29:04

Oh you do sound a lovely mum.
My dd is 15 and I would be delighted if she was gay. I hope she feels she can be as open with me if the time comes.

CroissantNeuf Sun 19-Feb-12 19:26:32

Do you know what? Your OP made me smile.

The reason being, that you sound like lovely, supportive parents who are proud of their daughter for the person she is. She is very lucky to have you (and vice-versa).

The head-whirling will stop in time. Its a natural reaction to a surprise or shock. Your head would have been the same if she'd come home and said she wanted to drop out of uni/move abroad/become a nun! etc but you would have adapted to that and you will to this (in fact it sounds like you already have).

smile

PoppadumPreach Sun 19-Feb-12 19:26:03

sounds like your attitude is spot on!

i have two boys - both under 5 so a few years to go - but i've already thought that if either/both were gay i just couldn't give a shit. i would hope that i could be exactly as you are being now.

i think being there for your children is the most important thing.

(I hope she finds someone gorgeous!)

NotYetEverything Sun 19-Feb-12 19:23:20

No experience of this but wanted to say well done to you for having a relationship with your DD where she could tell you, and well done to her. Like you, I hope she finds someone fabulous!

Devora Sun 19-Feb-12 19:22:45

Medusa, you sound like such a lovely mum. And your dd sounds like a very cool girl.

I came out at about the same age, nearly 30 years ago [wizened old crone emoticon] and I have to say my sexual orientation has given me many more benefits than problems. I have a lovely partner, two beautiful dc, and live in a very accepting and warm community.

Your daughter has a lot to look forward to. As do you smile

I feel a bit head whirly!

She's just turned 20 and is at Uni.. she says she was pretty sure from about 15 and certain by 17 and while she tried having boyfriends it just never really worked. Actually the two boyfriends she did have were both so feminine and I'd be pretty unsurprised if both of them came out sooner or later too, but why it never dawned on me that she was gay, I don't know.. I guess because she is so very girly herself and somehow didn't look like MY imagined stereotype!

I'm proud of her.. because it took guts, even though she could be pretty sure of a loving response from myself and her Dad..we always made it clear that neither of us gives a monkeys about our children's sexuality as long as they were happy and looked for loving caring relationships...

But I'm still a little head spun! I'm not ever sure why because I never even imagined her with a husband.. children yes (she is broody already!) husband no.

I've told her to fins someone gorgeous..grin

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