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Video: ‘Coming Out To My Mom’

by Jean Ann Esselink on December 12, 2013

in Coming Out,Jean Ann Esselink,News

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Instinct Online posted this coming out video from the Gaily Grind yesterday, made by a man, identified as Ryan, who recorded himself breaking the news to his mother.  Ryan explained:

“I made this video because when I was contemplating coming out for the last year, I found other similar videos of people coming out to family members on a hidden camera really helpful. I noticed that there weren’t very many of these videos, so I wanted to create my own to help other people in the same way that I found these videos helpful.

If you’ve created a similar one, I guarantee you I’ve seen it, so thank you so much for helping me. My mom reacted in an amazing way, and I really hope that all of you have a similar experience.

I won’t spoil the suspense except to say if you are the emotional type, a box of tissues nearby would not be the worst idea in the world.

Ryan’s Video:



Ryan’s photo is a screenshot from the video

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Vaati76 December 12, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Where is he?? I just want to give him a big hug!!!!! December 12, 2013 at 5:37 pm

I agree Bless his heart!! He need lots of hugs. That was a big step (even with supportive family) towards a excepted life.

carolinesands December 12, 2013 at 5:45 pm

yes, a big hug to him! Still, what irks me is that he has to work up the courage to tell his mom, and repeatedly has to ask her if she's alright with it, or if she'll be ashamed to tell other people. My kids have always known that they can come home with whoever they want, regardless of gender. I taught them that the most important thing is that they love, and are loved back. Of course I think coming out is a brave thing to do, but in truth, it should not even be necessary. Hopefully, for Ryan's own kids (if he ever has them) it's what they grow up with and by then the need for coming out has become something of the past. Good luck Ryan!

pwrblnc December 12, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Mothers almost always know first. Quite likely before you even discover it about yourself. Some take it well, as this mother did, and others have been blocking it from their minds for so long, because they find it so distasteful, that they react in a totally opposite way.

LOrion December 13, 2013 at 11:55 am

Latest in Teen Communication… well any way is better than no way… and this may help many others.

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