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By Anonymous - / Saturday 28 May 2016 03:47 / United States
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Also the biggest problem here is that OP's first reaction was to say eww to the brother coming out, even if he was commenting on the analogy. It takes a lot of courage to come out, and I'd be put off if one of the first comments on my coming out post was "Ewwww," especially from family.

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It is a big deal; something that used to get you burned alive or beaten up routinely is now being defended online en masse. It's awesome. Yes, there are instances like this in which the support backfires, but the OP can still set things strai—erm, correct and only had to worry about a few bytes on a Facebook server instead of flames at her feet.

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  ThatOneChick856

Yes, it would be nice if straight people realized that us non-straights would LOVE to not have to come out. As though we love the the fact that we still have to make a public statement and face ridicule/homophobes, instead of the other option of people flipping shit if we don't follow their "perfect idea" of us.

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You know, I'm REALLY sick of people acting like gay people just "shouldn't make a big deal about it." My best friend is gay and she tried to just bring a girl home and say it was her girlfriend. Her family acted like she was joking and welcomed her girlfriend as her friend, not her significant other. It wasn't until she said "Hey, I'm a lesbian" that anyone took her seriously. So take your "it should have remained private" and shove it up your ass, because if someon

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The presumed norm is heterosexual until stated otherwise. I'm uncomfortable being confronted with all of these heterosexuals all the time! Why isn't that bullshit private? I think it's terrible that everytime my sexuality is brought up there is some guy telling me that I haven't found the right magical dick to cure me of liking vagina. That there's always some guy telling that he'd love a threesome. Or a girl saying she can't be with me because I like men too. Or the guy getting too close tryin

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FYL for being torn apart that way for a friendly joke, but you should go back and edit the first comment so people will see the explanation, assuming you havent already. Buut on the other hand, yay for your brother's confidence and strength to come out publically. And look at the bright side, at least this shows he has a pretty decent support system available to him.

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