Watch This: What Mama Said (About Their Gay Sons)
(Photo Credits: Screengrab from Matthew J. Dempsey YouTube)
Hey, guys! There’s this amazing video over at YouTube titled, “MAMA SAID: Gay Sons & Their Moms” that will certainly warm your hearts so be sure to have your tissues ready.
In this video, Los Angeles-based psychotherapist Matthew Dempsey and his friends sat down with their moms to hear their perspective on how it was “growing up with them and raising them as gay sons.” Specifically, they talked about the moment when their moms realized their sons were gay and what the moms think was the hardest thing for them about parenting a gay child (one of them said it was about the other kids at school giving their son a hard time). The mom’s answers were also along these lines when they were asked what their biggest fears for their sons were when they came out. Some of them said they feared that people would be mean towards their son, naturally they also worried about prejudice, and most of all, for the safety of their sons.
Anyway, they talked about many other things—some were funny but others will get you choked up (I did). Moreover, Matthew Dempsey talked about other issues on his YouTube channel such as aging, masculinity, body issues, racism, depression, and other topics that are relevant to gay men so you may want to check those, too.
That being said, what about you, what is your relationship with your mom like? Did you ever talk about these things with your mom and when did they realize you were gay? Sound off in the comments section below.