My boy is homosexual : how to react ?
Homosexuality is a sexual orientation which is more and more represented for some time. We speak about lesbian for the woman and gay for the man. How should we react when our boy is a homosexual ?
Listen to him
The most important thing you can do is to find the right distance between being present and listening to him, but not being too curious. It is important that you respect his privacy, talk to him about different contraceptive methods, the dangers of risky behavior.
Don’t hesitate to ask him how he feels on a daily basis, how he lives his coming-out with his friends and especially if he is teased. You can also ask him to meet his boyfriend or girlfriend with his permission. This small gesture will show him that you trust him and that you support him. Take as much time as you need to get comfortable with the idea and to be truly ready to meet this person.
In case you are told by others
There may be times when the information comes from someone other than your child. While this is not the best way to find out, it is, after all, a possibility. So, from this point on, you need to be careful about how you behave towards your boy.
You can either ask him directly, but in a caring and open way, or you can wait patiently for the time he chooses to tell you. The most important thing is for your child to feel comfortable with his sexual orientation, which may be a little difficult for him to accept at first. Also, this announcement should not negatively affect the long-standing relationship between you and your child. Note that a person’s identity is not just about their sexual orientation.