Attack helicopter joke? How old is he? 10?
It's the One Joke™.
Parents are tyrants. I'm sorry you have to deal with that reaction.
just fire those hellfire missiles!
sorry, I'm a shithead. congrats on coming out! I hope the best for you and the greatest of understanding and acceptance from your family.
lol thank you :))
i hope that they’ll probably get better over time but their initial reaction was just,, not it
Crying doesn't mean she don't accept you, it may be shocking at first, you'll need to talk to her for a long time, to answer her questions and help fight her fears. Not sure about the attack helicopter joke tho... Dads are awkward sometimes, maybe that also was a reaction to shock. I hope things can be solved for you!
How'd you approach it?
I came out to my mum and basically got [this](https://i.imgur.com/DGFD4VL.jpg)
lmao, while i didn’t get outright denial, there certainly was a lot of “this could just be a phase” and “a lot of people grow out of this yknow”
kick your parents out
working on that one rn lol
Your mom crying: YoU’rE bEiNg SeLfIsH
You who has to put up with this bullshit: ironic
lmfao I’m still trying to figure out how me going by a new name and pronouns is selfish and how crying and questioning your kid’s identity a bunch just?? Isn’t?? It’s just fine and dandy 😌
*hug* sorry your parents are shit
*hugs back* thank you :)
I came out to them as bi and trans, safe to say my dad threatened me and my mom cried herself to sleep :')
*hugs* im sorry your parents were shitty
Embrace the attack helicopter.
By which I mean shred him with a mounted machine gun.
I made a helicopter joke about a Republican who keeps running for office in my state and then normies ran with it and kinda ruined it.
(He's a former Apache helicopter pilot and won't shut up about it because it's his only qualification and rah rah military. He even put video of people being blown up in his ads. Anyways the joke is that he's the first person I've ever seen actually identify as an Apache Helicopter)
It's not the best first reaction, but don't loose hope
yep, i just hope that as they learn more about trans people/trans issues they’ll come around a bit but it’ll certainly be an experience getting to the point
I had to move in with my parents due to financial circumstances and the cultural disconnect is glaring. They'll make transitioning and pronoun jokes and when I stare blankly they try to explain it because they think I didn't get it. No, I got it, it just wasn't funny. I'm cis but surely they must know that I've dated trans people? One of whom I literally brought home to meet them and that they liked?
I hope everything ends up okay! We're all here for you!
Thank you! I hope it does too :)
It’ll take time for them to get used to it! It’s definitely shocking for them at first because they probably imagined your future in a completely different way. But once they realize this is forever, that this is the real you, they’ll come around. My mom laughed at me when I came out (FtM), but now she doesn’t look in the women’s section of clothing for me anymore. It takes baby steps. <3
yeah that’s how I’m trying to look at it rn, I think they’ll hopefully get better as they educate themselves more, just wish the road there didn’t cause so many breakdowns lol
Looks like you need new parents
I got kicked out. Am currently couch surfing.
I’m sorry your family was shitty. Hope it gets better for you
Similar experience except my parents also pretend nothing happened
I’m sorry your parents were shit, remember that you’re valid and amazing. I hope things get better for both of us in the future <3
Not to shit on your mom I promise but like wtf is it with mom's and cry in situations like that. I get that you shouldn't bottle up feelings and shit but I always felt that when my mom did that when I was upset and didn't talk about it to her it felt manipulative.
Ik like,, what is there to even cry about?? I’m still the same person?? I’m still your kid?? Deadass just asking them to use a different name and pronouns for me rn
Adults make me ugh
Cry for what? Like is this really something worth crying over? (I'm refuring to the mom crying about you coming out btw)
I honestly don’t know. She said something about her going through a ‘grieving process’ which like?? what??
Best of luck and support from me and my family! You are valid and don't you forget that!
thank you! you’re absolutely valid too :)
Aaaannnndddd this is why I am too scared to come out.
don’t let my experience dissuade you if you feel like you need to come out. but as always, if you choose not to, that’s completely valid as well
Time to find a different dimension
take me with you-
I'd actually prefer getting kicked out
Yeah honestly as bad as it sounds sometimes I just think like,, just call me a slur and get it over with
Wait your Dad makes an attack helicopter joke??? Is he 12???
I wonder that myself sometimes
Alright that’s it, I’m about to do a spinny on them
At least the glass is half full?
Sure it’s a glass made of fire and you’re drinking glass but at least it’s half full?
Aye aye aye.
I hope you’re safe and comfy OP. Here to talk if you need a fiend ¯\\\_(ツ)_/¯
My dad joked about going by a different name when I came out since "we're all changing names" and I don't think I'll ever forgive him for it so I feel your pain. Congrats on coming out though!
You should have unironically asked him what name he wanted to use.
My parents didn’t take it well at first either but they came around after awhile and are fairly ok allies. (They’re trying). I hope the same for you even though that initial reaction sucks
wow your dad is so original
My dad just started saying my name wrong all the time, saying Brenda instead of my name Barbara and then just stopped talking to me completely. Breaks your heart when you're a girl who just wants that father and daughter relationship and you're denied it so coldly but just have hope that one day they stop being so small minded and find the strength to see you as who you are.
Don't give up hope. I believe that he will make up his mind one day. I know it's an absolutely awful situation but I believe in you <3 Be the pretty girl you are and don't let yourself be ruined by other people. Best wishes from a fellow trans lesbian. Love youuuu <33
woahh offtopic im sorry b is that nb sayori
Come here baby, we'll protect you!
thank you <3 :)
I wish you all the best and hope you experience more acceptance and support in your future and I’m sorry that you parents reacted this way.
thank you <3
I wish you luck and acceptance in your journey too :)
I also got a bad reaction - took them a bit over a month to decide to kick me out as I wasn't backing down.
I’m sorry your parents were shitty, I hope you’re doing better now
You are valid and awesome as you are. I'm sorry you didn't get a good reaction :( I hope they come around. Sending love.
Thank youu :) I hope they come around too
*hugs* thank you :)
Hope it gets better :)
Thank you I hope it does too :)
You brave, braver than me to face that shit. You are awesome, and they're just too dumb to see, I'm sorry to hear that but also super proud of you:)
That means a lot thank you :)
I’m so sorry :( hopefully your parents come around. It may be the original shock of it (that’s what happened to me when I came out as bi to my parents but that’s just my experience) best of luck to you! <3
Thank you :) good luck to you too
How did you know.... This bullshit is that common?
Had a similar reaction. It really does get better though! My family has been a lot better since I came out. It’s been 4 months.
I know, I’m hoping it’ll get better as they learn more about trans people/issues it’s just,, not the best rn. I’m glad your family got better about it though :)
As they say, it gets better (usually). That sucks bud.
I'm so sorry for hearing that, but i have to remember you to be a strong person, and talk to your parents in a calm situation to explain to them about who you truly are, and how it can't be change.
From here, all my support <3
Thank you :)
Everyone here has been so nice and your words mean a lot so thank you <3
'bout to abolish parents.
we're all here for you, you amazing fucking bitch <3
Thank you :)
Takes time, that's terrible but not the worst. My dad has made several bad taste jokes but not that bad
The timing and accuracy to when I came out is both scary and sad.~•
Ugh attack helicopter jokes are more lame than phobic, like to the cis have better talking points than cringy edge lord crap form 2010?
How are you holding up?
Respect your father: treat it like an attack helicopter from now on.
Blow him up
Give him time, I bet he'll support ya soon
Why does this have so many downvotes? It looks supportive to me, if there’s something I’m not getting can anyone tell me?
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