I had drink taken, came home to my 85yrs Mammy. Mammy asked, whats wrong son, are you in some kind of trouble,no matter what it is please, just tell me and we can sort it out together?. I cryed like a big baby and just said, mammy i am Gay. Mammy,hugged me tight and said, son i dont care,i love you, your a great son and a good man, and i just want you to be happy.
I was so lucky i came out to her before she died at 87yrs. After her funeral,i came out to my brothers and sisters, just to find out that mammy had already told them and said not to mention it to me untill i was ready to tell them myself.
So she had layed the foundations for me, My sisters said, that when Mammy told them, she had also told them that she had no problem with me been Gay, but worried how hard my life was going to be, and she needed to know that when she was gone that they would continue to love and support me. They have and do. My Mammy was the most wonderful mother, person and best friend to me ever, and we loved each other so much, we always told each other daily.