My son Oliver came out to me a year and a half ago. He was 13 years old. He was unloading the dishwasher, his least favorite chore, and I was folding laundry, my least favorite chore. Sometime later I thanked him for telling me, although I already knew. You want a rainbow T-shirt? No problem.
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How to Talk to Your Son About Being Gay - Advice for Men from Dave Holmes
Making your way through this cruel, confounding, ever-changing world is difficult. Something make you anxious this week, or any week? Lay it on me at askdaveholmes gmail. I'm here to help you minimize the damage you will necessarily inflict on the world just by being alive. I have a year-old son, and I am fairly sure he is gay. He is not out, although I don't know if he might be to any close friends.
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S am Khalaf and his son Riyadh used to call themselves the two musketeers. When Riyadh was growing up in Bray, south of Dublin, they were inseparable. Like twins or best friends, they say. So the Iraqi-born, Irish citizen remembers keenly the moment when he realised his eldest child had drifted from him. The bigger shock was yet to come.
Try not to make assumptions and let them come and tell you in their own time. One thing you can do is give them the information they need to make good decisions. You can contact Stonewall's Information Service for pointers.