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Your Best Friend Tells You He/She Is Gay. How Would You and Your Posse React?

Lance Bass came out and his boy band buddies have supported him. Would you do the same?

jaclynn jaclynn 11 years
I'd be perfectly fine with it as long as they weren't doing it for attention or shoving it down my throat. I'd be totally supportive, I mean it's not really a big deal.
Padraigin Padraigin 11 years
I don't care what someone's sexual preference is.
Fiona Fiona 11 years
I would be completely supportive and none of my feelings would ever change for them. I have lots of gay friends and Iam bi myself so it's no biggy at all. People's attitudes to sexuality make me very sad sometimes. :(
snowflake snowflake 11 years
You know, My sis has always had alot of gay friends, and the were so mush fun to hang out with.
snowflake snowflake 11 years
I wish someone I know would jump out the closet! I mean, why live your life soo uphappy! I wish they would break loose!
gracey gracey 11 years
Oh but if it were my friend? I'd just give 'em a hug. My nephew recently came out and everyone has been really supportive of him in my family. My mom already suspected as much so it was no big shocker.
gracey gracey 11 years
They had to have had a clue he was gay. All those girls all over them? It had to be pretty apparent.
TruJrzyGirl TruJrzyGirl 11 years
Friendship is not based on sexual preference, it's based and built on trust, loyalty, being genuine, respect and the growing bond between two people. I would not be affected by what my friend is or was to be ... Just as long as it wasn't harmful or unhealthy, I'd still love them the same ...
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 11 years
100% support. i dont know how someone would not accept a friend. they are not forcing their sexuality on you so it doesnt make sense to ostracize just due to whom they love. i guess i just look at it differently. i have always thought you fall for who you fall for. i guess i sort of understand where some ppl come from bc they were raised a certain way and taught things all of their life. however i was raised a certain way and i still have nothing against gay ppl nor do i care if they kiss in front of me. as long as there is no disgusting slobber or too touchy feely but i feel that same exact way on a woman and man kissing like that in public, its just plain sick. hahaha these choices are kind of crazy...that is why it would be better as not a poll or with an option of other...
Adriana42 Adriana42 11 years
i cant accept something 100% if my conscience doesnt accept it..I've tried but it's just way too abnormal for me and i cant help it,it's the way i was raised..i only found out what gay meant when i came to America, i was 17 yrs old..i've never heard of or seen gays where i lived and i'm sure i'd have a much different perspective of it if i hadgrown up in a different gay friend was never my best friend so we are bsically on the same level of friendship as we've always been..
Faye16 Faye16 11 years
It wouldn't be an issue at all and I'd support them fully.
jenna02 jenna02 11 years
a couple of my close friends came out of the closet years later and told me they were didnt change anything except for who they went out with...we were still friends....that other shit dont matter....everyone knows their boundaries with any sexual preference
Jinx Jinx 11 years
Yes, I know what you mean there, it's freaky when I think about it, and how old me and my brother was at the time.
peepshow peepshow 11 years
That's my whole point! I knew before I even knew the word 'gay.' Nevermind its meaning.
Jinx Jinx 11 years
Yes, I actually think theres two in one family! But the one, we knew early on. Weird thing is, I remember making comments, and I'm not sure I was old enough to know what gay really was. But like we knew there was something!
peepshow peepshow 11 years
Jinx, you've got a gay cousin too? I might be confused, since that's the same language I used to describe my cousin.
Jinx Jinx 11 years
In my cousin's case, we knew when we were 6 or 7 he was. He must be alot more feminine than your cousin Peep.
Griffin73 Griffin73 11 years
How can I tell if he is?
sjpwannabe sjpwannabe 11 years
there isn't a closer relationship than a parent and a child, siblings and even a husband and a wife. every day and many times a day one person in these relationships will come out or be outed. i don't know the statistics but in many, many of them the other person had no idea. no idea. not a clue. i'm talking about the relationships that are close ones--not estranged ones where they no longer had contact.
Griffin73 Griffin73 11 years
I think my best friend is gay but he won't tell me. Jewish pride or something. Both is parents are dead and my friends are like his family but he never brings a girl to our parties. He says he goes out all the time with girls but I think he is making it up. I don't care if he is I just want him to happy.
peepshow peepshow 11 years
In my cousin's case, if you asked me when I was 6 or 7, I would have said-- he's not like the other boys... based on my lack of knowledge of a term. Now, I'd say-- Yeah, he's gay.
peepshow peepshow 11 years
If this person were my best friend, I think I'd know. I wouldn't have a clue just by looking at someone on the street.
KimmiAnn KimmiAnn 11 years
Ask her if I'm hot? Believe in Magic!
sjpwannabe sjpwannabe 11 years
sorry peeps, you can't recognize someone as gay. i've lived it one too many times in my life. you'd be surprised at the people in your neighborhood who are probably gay. they don't all swish. and all swishers are not gay.
wynter wynter 11 years
Well, I can't say I'd support my best friend, because my husband is my best friend - lol Other than him, for obvious reasons :), I'd support any friend and/or family member that confided in me. It doesn't change the person they have always been to me, and there's A LOT worse things they could be doing besides loving someone who happens to be the same sex.
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