There a few steps you can follow to help you tell your parents you are LGBT: choose a good time (when no-one is stressed), have a supportive relative on hand, keep it simple, speak clearly, and give them time to understand.
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- Coming Out to Your Parents @ 4Therapy.com
Excerpt: Your particular style of communicating and your unique relationship with your parents will certainly shape the way you present the news, but basically, you can begin by saying something like: “There’s something about me that I want to share with you because I love you very much and I want you to know me fully. I’ve been questioning my sexuality for a long time now and I’ve come to the conclusion I’m gay.” Many have found that it helps to have gathered together facts and statistics to share in an effort to help dispel any negative preconceptions their parents may have. A local mental health professional who’s experienced in gay and lesbian issues can provide you useful and current reading material that will give your parents good information and support.
- How Do I Tell My Parents I’m Lesbian or Gay? @ Manchester Parents Group
Excerpt: There is no single, sure-fire way of telling your parents that you are lesbian or gay. Just as no two families are exactly the same so the method, even the words, will vary from one family to the next. But many reactions are common to all families, and knowing this, it is often possible to work out the best method for your family. Very few parents imagine that their children could possibly be lesbian or gay. Even those who may have had suspicions still feel shocked, sad or angry when confronted with the fact. Try to understand this. You have had, perhaps, several years to gradually come to terms with the fact that you are lesbian or gay. Your parents, when you tell them will have had no time at all. Although teenagers sometimes find it difficult to accept that no one knows them as well as their parents there is no denying that they have watched you develop from birth to the present moment. So they will find it hard to accept that there is a side to you they never knew about.