So I've known that I was most certainly not straight for a long time, but I never knew what label to give myself and was uncertain as to how people would react (more specifically, my parents).
Today I have more of a support network in college than I did growing up, but in the five years it took me to figure out I was bi, I still haven't come out to my family. I love my parents very much, and I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for them. I tell myself there should be nothing to worry about, but whenever I get that far, my mom or my dad will say something on the fence of being homophobic, and there I go locking the door to the closet again. I know my mom means well, and I feel she's come a long way from the things she learned growing up in a very Catholic household. But more often than not, I fear deep down she'll resent me for merely liking both men and women. And to be honest, I have no idea where my dad's standing on things like this is because he's the kind of guy to give one-word answers to essays.
Recently I met a girl in college we'll call J. And I really like her. She's apart of an entire facet of my life I feel I can't talk about because I'm afraid I'll lose my family (and college funding). I know sooner or later I have to tell them, but I honestly have no idea how. Any advice is much appreciated.