Try not to be too hard on family. One thing is for sure, we will always be around. We knew you, “the pretender” for most of our life giving rise to why we are the most reluctant accept.
I’m a LGBT parent. Another thing is certain; I didn’t ask my child for permission when I selected a mate, nor do I financially support him as an adult. He is an independent responsible family man, husband and father. The latter is all the more reason that I have come into acceptance. What more could a Dad ask?
Lastly, thanks for having the capacity to share your experience, strength and hope.