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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:12 AM
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  -My brother came out to me last week and I was heartbroken... archiemo  Apr-29-10 09:12 AM   #0 
  - (((HUG)))  WilliamPitt   Apr-29-10 09:12 AM   #1 
  - +1  theFrankFactor   Apr-29-10 07:20 PM   #81 
     - What a lucky guy to have you as his sister.  SusanaMontana41   Apr-29-10 10:58 PM   #96 
  - +1.....what a neat story!  KansasVoter   Apr-29-10 09:16 AM   #2 
  - Aww, hugs to your brother and you  supernova   Apr-29-10 09:17 AM   #3 
  - Speaking from personal experience -  DURHAM D   Apr-29-10 09:18 AM   #4 
  - wrong place. nt  seabeyond   Apr-29-10 11:13 AM   #32 
  - Ditto!  MadMaddie   Apr-29-10 12:00 PM   #45 
  - This is so true!  Duval   Apr-29-10 01:51 PM   #53 
  - hope he's not in our military defending the nation against...foreign bigots lol nt  msongs   Apr-29-10 09:18 AM   #5 
  - Nice! I'm sure he's glad he confided in you and wishes he'd done  babylonsister   Apr-29-10 09:18 AM   #6 
  - It's understandable though. I know people who have come out to their families and were disowned,  closeupready   Apr-29-10 09:18 AM   #7 
  - What comfort you gave to him ~ :Hugs for both of you  goclark   Apr-29-10 09:19 AM   #8 
  - I'm glad things turned out well.  Dappleganger   Apr-29-10 09:21 AM   #9 
  - Here's ((HUGS)) to you both....  proudohioan   Apr-29-10 09:22 AM   #10 
  - Recommend  xchrom   Apr-29-10 09:23 AM   #11 
  - Good for you.  LiberalAndProud   Apr-29-10 09:23 AM   #12 
  - Absolutely perfect!  sinkingfeeling   Apr-29-10 09:23 AM   #13 
  - I am glad that you were there for your brother.  olegramps   Apr-29-10 09:25 AM   #14 
  - Nice.  Not Me   Apr-29-10 09:32 AM   #15 
  - That's got to be tough  Junkie Brewster   Apr-29-10 09:36 AM   #16 
  - I'm sibling to four people I don't even know how to get a hold of anymore.  jotsy   Apr-29-10 09:39 AM   #17 
  - Now, THAT is what real family looks like. :-)  Left coast liberal   Apr-29-10 09:41 AM   #18 
  - were you surprised?  TorchTheWitch   Apr-29-10 09:41 AM   #19 
  - I actually was.  archiemo   Apr-29-10 09:55 AM   #27 
     - I could see how the marriage and kids would have been confusing  TorchTheWitch   Apr-29-10 10:17 AM   #29 
     - I bet you will always remember the day of 'his talk' and treat it as 'independence day'.  AnArmyVeteran   Apr-29-10 11:58 AM   #43 
  - This has happened to me several times, with friends and family  mainer   Apr-29-10 09:42 AM   #20 
  - What a relief for him to know you are there for him.  AllyCat   Apr-29-10 09:46 AM   #21 
  - No, I haven't but will take a look!  archiemo   Apr-29-10 09:51 AM   #25 
  - I love stories like this. I'm glad for him and his one less struggle..n/t  monmouth   Apr-29-10 09:47 AM   #22 
  - Congrats to your brother for finally taking that step.  BlueIris   Apr-29-10 09:49 AM   #23 
  - I thought you were going to say that he was a winger  left is right   Apr-29-10 09:50 AM   #24 
  - Good for you. It is sad that this man had to hide in the closet. I am sure his children will  southernyankeebelle   Apr-29-10 09:54 AM   #26 
  - What a nice sister you are!  devilgrrl   Apr-29-10 10:13 AM   #28 
  - good job sis!!  Soylent Brice   Apr-29-10 10:57 AM   #30 
  - I Don't Blame folks for Feeling Scared or Ashamed to Come Out  fascisthunter   Apr-29-10 11:06 AM   #31 
  - *sigh* hubby's family, two brothers gay, came out 16 yrs ago  seabeyond   Apr-29-10 11:14 AM   #33 
  - interesting POV, thanks for the input!  Divine Discontent   Apr-29-10 04:08 PM   #66 
  - Good. It's very important to give full support to anyone coming out.  TexasObserver   Apr-29-10 11:15 AM   #34 
  - I was terrified from the title of the post . . .  Richard D   Apr-29-10 11:16 AM   #35 
  - I thought that for a minute. That would break any decent person's heart. NT  SocialistLez   Apr-29-10 12:45 PM   #47 
  - Gay..no problem....Republican...HUGE PROBLEM!!!  archiemo   Apr-29-10 01:54 PM   #54 
     - Rethug?  caty   Apr-29-10 01:56 PM   #55 
  - How lucky he is!  AlbertCat   Apr-29-10 11:41 AM   #36 
  - Maybe, but in case like this, how do you think the "unloved" wife feels?  whathehell   Apr-29-10 06:32 PM   #76 
     - Yes I'm pretty sure my grandfather may have been attracted to men.  eagertolearn   Apr-29-10 07:22 PM   #82 
  - Good for you. nt  Deep13   Apr-29-10 11:47 AM   #37 
  - I'm happy for him. That's as it should be... n/t  poverlay   Apr-29-10 11:48 AM   #38 
  - What a brave soul...  tallahasseedem   Apr-29-10 11:52 AM   #39 
  - Good for you and your brother!  AnArmyVeteran   Apr-29-10 11:55 AM   #40 
  - Rally support around him and hug him tight....  glinda   Apr-29-10 11:56 AM   #41 
  - It's scary to tell anyone  Tailormyst   Apr-29-10 11:58 AM   #42 
  - Thank you for being a loving and supporting sibling.  MadMaddie   Apr-29-10 11:59 AM   #44 
  - AWE-FN-SOME!!!  CLANG   Apr-29-10 12:34 PM   #46 
  - Have to tell you the best coming out story I've heard yet.....  tpsbmam   Apr-29-10 01:09 PM   #48 
  - LOL! that's great!  nickinSTL   Apr-29-10 06:20 PM   #75 
     - OMG  ckimmy57   Apr-29-10 08:19 PM   #86 
  - A *hug* to you and your brother.  myrna minx   Apr-29-10 01:11 PM   #49 
  - This is what humanity is all about: loving someone for who they are, not for who we want them to be.  liberation   Apr-29-10 01:35 PM   #50 
  - You are an awesome sister!  Rex   Apr-29-10 01:38 PM   #51 
  - Congrats to your brother, and a big hug to you.  Touchdown   Apr-29-10 01:50 PM   #52 
  - Awesome. Coming Out Later In Life Takes Amazing Courage.  Toasterlad   Apr-29-10 02:10 PM   #56 
  - beautiful  lovemydog   Apr-29-10 02:17 PM   #57 
  - Why is it DU attracts such great people?  sellitman   Apr-29-10 02:39 PM   #58 
  - K&R. You're the best.  cliffordu   Apr-29-10 02:44 PM   #59 
  - Big hugs to you both  ChickMagic   Apr-29-10 02:50 PM   #60 
  - I am very glad it happened. I wish you all a lot of luck embarking on this new ground.  political_Dem   Apr-29-10 02:52 PM   #61 
  - You and your brother are very lucky to have each other....  BrklynLiberal   Apr-29-10 02:56 PM   #62 
  - Good for you! I went through the same thing with my daughter.  cherokeeprogressive   Apr-29-10 02:58 PM   #63 
  - hug your brother for me  handmade34   Apr-29-10 03:43 PM   #64 
  - my brother was very loving to me also... I'm so glad you were the same!!!!  Divine Discontent   Apr-29-10 04:01 PM   #65 
  - Best wishes to your brother!  tbyg52   Apr-29-10 04:15 PM   #67 
  - when will the day finally come  unabelladonna   Apr-29-10 04:25 PM   #68 
  - I went thru same thing with my dear brother.  dixiegrrrrl   Apr-29-10 04:27 PM   #69 
  - ((hug))  JitterbugPerfume   Apr-29-10 04:38 PM   #70 
  - Good for your brother  npk   Apr-29-10 05:04 PM   #71 
  - Your brother is a lucky guy!  KansasVoter   Apr-29-10 05:37 PM   #72 
  - +1  Fearless   Apr-29-10 08:11 PM   #85 
  - Best you can do is lots of hugs and support...  SoapBox   Apr-29-10 05:48 PM   #73 
  - Wonderful --- and how sad that religious teachings could so destroy families in the past!!  defendandprotect   Apr-29-10 06:02 PM   #74 
  - I'm so glad you received this news with love and understanding!  MindandSoul   Apr-29-10 06:35 PM   #77 
  - *tearyeyed*  jennied   Apr-29-10 07:02 PM   #78 
  - Hugs to you :)  Politicub   Apr-29-10 07:03 PM   #79 
  - Same here...only 30 years ago. My sister asked much the same  Saphire   Apr-29-10 07:05 PM   #80 
  - (((((((BIG HUGS)))))))) to you and your brother. I am glad he has you :-) nt  Lisa0825   Apr-29-10 08:05 PM   #83 
  - awww--hugs to both of you...!  bliss_eternal   Apr-29-10 08:06 PM   #84 
  - Words just won't do.....  DeSwiss   Apr-29-10 08:52 PM   #87 
  - He is lucky to have a sibling that is accepting....  2QT2BSTR8   Apr-29-10 09:02 PM   #88 
  - I hope he finds peace and happiness.  sheldon   Apr-29-10 09:17 PM   #89 
  - Good On You!  NorthCarolina   Apr-29-10 09:21 PM   #90 
  - It's cool  Taverner   Apr-29-10 09:26 PM   #91 
  - Oh man! That is so great -- that you have each other!  tblue   Apr-29-10 09:57 PM   #92 
  - When my brother came out, I was the only sibling that supported him  zulchzulu   Apr-29-10 09:59 PM   #93 
  - Good for you!  archiemo   May-01-10 09:03 PM   #111 
  - you are a good sister n/t  MrsBrady   Apr-29-10 10:00 PM   #94 
  - Recommend. nt  bertman   Apr-29-10 10:32 PM   #95 
  - Good for you,  Enthusiast   Apr-30-10 01:21 AM   #97 
  - K&R. What a heartwarming story...  Rhiannon12866   Apr-30-10 01:55 AM   #98 
  - Welcome to DU and I wish your brother well  AnotherDreamWeaver   Apr-30-10 01:57 AM   #99 
  - God Bless you Both  Mojeoux   Apr-30-10 02:33 AM   #100 
  - Happy for both of you.  EFerrari   Apr-30-10 02:34 AM   #101 
  - I couldn't be more proud of you. Family supports family. Love you. K/R!  BigBearJohn   Apr-30-10 04:11 AM   #102 
  - My nephew is gay, has been with his partner almost 20 years.  old mark   Apr-30-10 04:44 AM   #103 
  - Oh, what a relief for him.  aquart   Apr-30-10 06:01 AM   #104 
  - Same thing happened with my brother and me.  rateyes   Apr-30-10 06:02 AM   #105 
  - For family love and support  gleeindc   Apr-30-10 06:05 AM   #106 
  - You're a good sister. I hope everything works out for him. /nt  PinkFloyd   Apr-30-10 06:07 AM   #107 
  - That's a beautiful exmple of how love is supposed to work  TatonkaJames   Apr-30-10 06:56 AM   #108 
  - Coming out later in life  writergabriel   May-01-10 11:30 AM   #109 
     - Welcome to DU, writergabriel!  cbayer   May-01-10 11:38 AM   #110 
 

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