Free shipping over $99 | Interest Free *no credit check* financing is available!

Man Comes Out As Gay And Athiest To Wife And Evangelical Family, Seeks Advice

by Rob Smith July 13, 2016

9366984_m

If your biggest problem this summer is wondering if following up tequila with vodka is going to give you a killer hangover, at least one Reddit user wishes he were in your shoes.

Reddit user Club411 came out to his wife 8 months after marrying her, and she then forced him to come out to the rest of his family.

Even though he did it via this heartbreakingly vulnerable coming out letter, it wasn’t exactly an Afterschool Special.

I came out of the closet May 16th to my wife after being married for 8 months. Then shortly after she forced me to come out to my family. She put me in a situation where I had to choose between her telling them or me telling them, and she gave me a deadline. So I sent them all a letter (I can post it later if people are interested), because I wanted to be the one who broke the news to them so I could at least get my views across to them as they found out.

Shit has hit the fan. My family went crazy. I grew up very religious, and my family and ex are still very religious. I grew up in the evangelical Christian environment, with parents who were so religious they didn’t believe in birth control. I got grounded once for my Bible getting dusty. My father made jokes about killing gay people. Lots of bad stuff.

His friends have been great, but his family…not so much:

My sister told me that she hopes I hit rock bottom so I have no where to turn but Jesus. And I still constantly hear shit like this from my family.I’m getting divorced and I’m moving on. I got married due to religious and family pressures. My wife and I are separated at the moment. I’ve had sex with a few guys and it’s amazing! I also never did anything with anyone till after my wife and I separated. I’m also happier than I’ve ever been, but I’m also processing a lot of shit at once. So I would love to talk about it and hear advice from anyone.

The heretofore anonymous Club411 is blogging about his experiences in his new gay world at bengayforever.tumblr.com, and is answering more questions on reddit.

What advice would you give him, Queerty readers?

 




Rob Smith
Rob Smith

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Think

NOM’s Latest Protest Draws A Whopping Eleven People

by matt baume September 24, 2016

Can you believe the National Organization for Marriage still even exists? Of course, these days they’re mostly focused on trans bathroom policies and other countries, which makes them neither “National” nor “for Marriage.” And now it looks like they aren’t even organized, either. NOM just organized a rally at the Mexican embassy in Washington DC, a show of [...]

Continue Reading →

Woman Claims She Was Threatened, Spat Upon, And Bullied At Work For Being Heterosexual

by Graham Gremore September 24, 2016

“I’ve been spat on, I’ve had people scare me, I’ve had people contact me at work anonymously, saying ‘I know where your children go to school’,’” Cassandra Liebeknecht says. “There was also a gentleman who continues to this day to slander me for my sexuality.” Liebeknecht is the general manager of the Feast Festival, a popular [...]

Continue Reading →

Pita Tofua Returns To The Beach, Mykki Blanco Strikes A (Shirtless) Pose And Milo Yiannopoulos Dies

by matthew tharrett September 24, 2016

Just when you thought you were having a bad week, the ACLU slapped Kim Davis with a lawsuit, the gay Bachelor threatened to sue his anonymous online trolls, Troye Sivan’s nudes leaked, and gays started getting into monogamy. Here’s what you might of missed on Instagram: Orlando Bloom sparred with his shaolin master. Spanish actor [...]

Continue Reading →