She was shocked when her teenage son called crying, telling her that his father had kicked him out of the house.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published on July 2, 2021
Coming out as gay can be nerve-wracking, especially when you're apprehensive of the reactions of your loved ones. Having a supportive family and friends can mean the world for someone coming out. For one 15-year-old boy, coming out to his father turned into a nightmare, as he was screamed at and thrown out of the house. In tears, the boy phoned his mom who was at work and relayed what had happened. She was furious to learn what happened and broke up with her now ex-husband over the issue.
She posted about it on Reddit where it went viral. u/CountryMamaLynn said she had created a new account just to ask for advice after her son came out, before detailing what had happened. "My son 15 just came out yesterday as gay to my husband and my husband kicked him out well I was at work! I got a panicked phone call from my baby telling me everything and let me tell y'all I was pissed. I left work early and drove over to my house where I saw my baby boy sitting on the curb with his clothes and sh*t all across the damn lawn and a screaming, as of now, soon-to-be ex-husband, who is not the man I thought I married!!!" wrote the person.
She didn't hold back and called out her husband. "I gave that b*stard a piece of my mind and told him that if he can't be a man and support his son then he can kiss my ass, and find someone else to pay his bills. I shoved my boy's stuff in the back of my truck and went to a hotel, that I'm in right now cause my parents can't pick us up till Monday so we can stay with them," she said. The original poster added that she didn't know much about what it meant to be gay or how life changed but all she wanted was to make her boy feel accepted. After the people of Reddit responded to her, she kicked out her husband and took her son back home. "I'm paying for the house so that mother f*cker will be out in a few days and my son will be back in his home. I bought my son a bunch of pride stuff! Apparently, he's had a boyfriend for around 7 months now and I'm getting to meet him over facetime tomorrow and I'm so excited!!!!" she wrote. The post was later deleted as this was just a burner account. However, the post was later reposted on Twitter.
QUEEN. ICON. SHE IS THE MOMENT. GOTTA STAN. pic.twitter.com/tm5dNdJTgw— 🍁 avery 🍁 (@acetraineravery) July 20, 2020
Her husband Mark did try to manipulate her but she wasn't having it. "He was screaming about how 'You need me woman, you cant just kick me out wh*re' and asked to meet in person. He was hollering about how 'I was already screwing a different woman, so I don't need you!' And obviously, this upset me but then I remembered that I don't have to put up with this crap so I told him it's time to haul ass before I make him and he started crying like a baby begging me to let him stay and saying 'You'll never find another man like me' and I told him that is the whole point of me leaving him. So he finally left after hours crying like a b*tch and now my son and I have lots of extra space!"
The teenager's mom stated that she wanted to be there for her son and help him. "I'm doing everything I can to make him feel loved. Out of everything that's happened the most heartbreaking thing was my son saying, 'I'm sorry I'm crying mom, I just need to be strong.' I told him that he doesn't need to be strong he needs to be loved and that I'll do anything I can to make him feel that," she added.
Reddit users showered her and her son with love, praising her for doing what she did to support her son. "That is what a parent is supposed to be right here folks!" wrote about the mom, before another added, "People like you give me hope for humanity." One Redditor wrote, "Dang but there ain't nothing better than a riled up mama bear.
As an older member of the LGBTQ+ community (nearer to 60 than I care to think!) I've seen too many folks abandoned or actively ostracized by their family over the decades. As screwed up and scary as this world is right now I can't tell you how much good it does my heart and how much hope it gives me to hear a tale of mama lettin' loose an aw, hell nah! and coming out swinging. Your kid is in great hands."