Coming Out to My Cousins on Thanksgiving

Below are a few of the photos I took on Thanksgiving this year. My mom and dad host the holiday for my family each year and I remain in awe of the incredible things they cook up together. I wish I took more photos (I didn’t even get one of the Turkey!) but to be fair, I was a little busy mentally preparing myself to potentially come out to my entire family.

My goal was to tell pretty much everyone about my boyfriend. I think my goal was ambitious in nature as my family is pretty large in size and I only had a few hours to do something that, well, isn’t always easy. I managed to tell my cousins and they took the news super well. They were extremely supportive and are really looking forward to hearing about Spain. I think they wanted to hear the full story but with so much going on around us, the conversation unfortunately ended short. Brief or not, I’m glad to have gotten things out in the open with them. Hopefully I can tell them more the next time we get together.

The topic came up almost surprisingly naturally and I definitely get the impression they were waiting for me to tell them. There was no negativity. Nothing to make me feel bad or ashamed. Just love and support. It was the perfect response to strengthen my trust in them. I am so thankful that this went well. Having their support made me so much more relaxed the rest of the night.

Now to wait until a new opportunity arises for me to tell the rest of my family.


  1. Congratulations and well done you ! Personally I found that the thought was always worse than the event itself as, if people love you, they will always love because of who you are and not what you do in private. Keep the faith. keep strong, embrace the love it’s wonderful. Dx

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