I hate the new liberal/ally push to downplay someone’s coming out (“They said ‘I’m gay’ and I said 'cool, wanna play cod?’”)
Put yourself in their shoes. They just shared a huge part of their identity with you, a part that is marginalized and oppressed. They know that sharing that information with just anyone is extremely dangerous, but they trust you enough to let you know. There could be a million things running through their heads. They might be scared. They might want to feel relief. They might feel joyous. Either way, it is a huge event to them. It is important. Don’t play it off, fucking listen and acknowledge it like you would any other important news.
You’re not a better friend or supporter for trying to downplay something like that. It actually just makes you an asshole.