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No, not the movie. I'm talking about bringing home a girlfriend (if you're a girl) or a boyfriend (if you're a guy) for the first time, and how your parents react to seeing you in a queer relationship.

Did you come out to your parents first? Did you tell them you'd be bringing along your significant other, or did you just show up on their doorstep and say "hi, meet <insert name here>!" and let them figure it out? Did they freak, or did they welcome your partner and act like it was nothing out of the ordinary? How did your boyfriend/girlfriend/love interest deal with being around your family?


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i can not say that i have introduced my girlfriends to my parents because i am still in a very small and dusty closet, but i would say maybe you should meet her parents first if she is also out. or possibly just do the same thing that you have always done with guys, but remember no strong affection in front of them that will drive them away. i hope that i was of some help.

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my cousin is a lesbian, and she always brings her girlfriends to our family gatherings. our generation of sibs and cousins is very aware of her orientation, but it seems that our parents are totally oblivious. they blithely acknowledge the girl (my cousin doesn't stay in any one relationship for too long) as a friend. I'm always nice to the girl. i think it's pretty cool 'cause she gets to bring her partners home. but the rest of us gals (most of us cousins are hetero girls) can't bring our boyfriends home without a lot of problems.

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