We have a new contender for Grandfather of the Year!
A 60-year-old man raising his 15-year-old grandson after his father passed away, has recently discovered that he is gay.
He is completely accepting of his grandson’s sexual orientation, but didn’t quite know how to help the closeted teen come out to him.
Luckily, Grandpa solicited the help of Reddit, asking for their advice in this unfamiliar situation.
I have recently discovered some conversions between a friend of his and him on the computer we share. These conversations imply that he is gay and in a relationship.
How can I show him that I support him and tell him that I know he is gay?
Update: I just picked him up from school. In the car I asked if “you are talking to anybody cute” he said yes and then put on his earplugs, he’s in his room now. I’m about to go in his room. I will keep you guys posted. Thank You!
Update 2: I walked into his room, and he was on our computer typing. I asked him “hey what are you doing?” He said he was doing nothing. So I just said that “If you want to tell me about that cute boy or girl you told me about, I am here for you.”
It’s going pretty good so far. Thanks!
Grandpa then provided us with a progress report:
Around an hour ago, he came down the stairs crying and came in to my arms and said “I’m so sorry for not telling you.” Then I told him I didn’t know what he was talking about. He told me he was gay. I told him that “I love you no matter what and who is the cute boy then?”
He started to laugh and told me about his boyfriend. He showed me a few pictures of them together. They are really cute together.
This experience has brought my grandson and I closer already. I can only thank you guys for that!
He walked to school today like a brand new man. I’ve never seen him this happy!
Then he gave us one final update:
Any other advice is also welcome.
Edit: I got him a gift card to Fandango. I just dropped him off at the movies where he is having a date with his boyfriend. Thanks guys!