Coming Out to My Cousins on Thanksgiving

Here are some of the photos I took on Thanksgiving. My mom and dad host this holiday each year and I remain in total awe over the incredible things they cook. I wish I snapped more photos. I didn’t even get one of the Turkey! But to be fair, I was a kind of busy mentally preparing myself to come out to my entire family.

My goal this Thanksgiving was to tell everyone about my boyfriend. Most of them know already but it is important to me that the rest find out so they can eventually meet my boyfriend. The goal have been a bit ambitious considering how large my family is. I managed to tell my cousins and they took the news super well. They were extremely supportive of me and claimed to be looking forward to hearing about my trip to Spain where I’ll be visiting my Spanish boyfriend. I think they wanted to hear the full story of our relationship but with so much going on around us, the conversation ended short, sadly. In any case, I’m happy to have at least gotten things out in the open with them. Hopefully I can tell them more of my family the next time we get together.

The topic came up very casually with my cousins and I got the impression they were waiting for me to tell them. There was no negativity or anything. Nothing to make me feel bad or guilty or anything else LGBT encounter on a near-daily basis. Just love and support. I can only hope to see similar responses from everyone else.  It was the perfect response to strengthen my trust in them. I am so thankful that this instance of coming out went so well. Having their support made me so much more relaxed the rest of the night.

Now to wait until a new opportunity arises for me to tell the rest of my family.

2 Comments

  1. Congratulations and well done you ! Personally I found that the thought was always worse than the event itself as, if people love you, they will always love because of who you are and not what you do in private. Keep the faith. keep strong, embrace the love it’s wonderful. Dx

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