Why I haven’t told my parents I’m pansexual: FIVE main reasons.
One: My dad didn’t understand how marriage equality becoming legal in the US affected him. He then preceded to tell me because “I’m not gay, you’re not gay, so who cares.”
Two: They say, “it’s okay to be gay, as long as you keep it behind closed doors so I don’t have to see it.”
Three: *girl kisses boy on TV* oh how cute. *girl kisses girl* awe that’s weird. *guy kisses guy* ew gross! *looks away*
Four: “Caitlyn Jenner will always be Bruce.”
Five: My cousin transitioned last year (?, I think?, maybe the year before?) and they insisted that she would always be a man, no matter what.
So to summarize, from knowing them the past seventeen years, no, I don’t think they’d be supportive, I’d be shunned. Or at best, they’d say, “okay cool, but don’t you mean bisexual?”
And I just don’t have the mental capacity or ability to deal with that.