Originally Posted by IAMSAM
Telling your unsuspecting folks (of any religion, i might add) that you're a homosexual is somewhat like walking in with a gas can, filled right to the top, and getting their attention. Then, when they're watching you and waiting, dropping a match into it. It's pretty provocative, earth shattering, relationship changing info.
Not necessarily. I know several people whose parents welcomed the news, or even expected it. Every situation is different, as is each set of parents. We don't know that they'll explode- it may in fact be completely the opposite. All you have to do [NF] is keep a cool head and not panic and remember that your parents are there to support you no matter what.