Wow. I just learned what amazing parents I’ve always had. I just came out to them, like 20 minutes ago. They were so relieved to understand why the son they loved had become so distant and depressed. They were not surprised, and they were totally affirming. Even my dad. I’ll never underestimate him again. Never. They saw how difficult this was for me to talk about and just accepted it, no questions asked. I’ll have to write more later, but suffice it to say I am utterly dumbfounded right now… in a very good way.