That time a mom laid down the rules for how to react to a kid who comes out as gay

Angel Cox-Colbert
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Angel Cox-Colbert saw what happened when her daughter’s friend came out. The reaction on social media wasn’t spiteful, but it was less than supportive.

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“I read the thread of his post. No one was threatening or aggressive. It was a lot of religious rhetoric, which is aggressive in a ‘nice’ way,” she told LGBTQ Nation. “My heart sank and blood boiled with each comment.”

Spurred to action, Cox-Colbert took to social media herself to share some do’s and don’ts for straight people when someone comes out to them.

Two years later, this mom’s post should still be getting likes and shared like crazy every pride month.

My daughter has a friend who has come out as gay. She has told me some of the backlash she has seen on his fb wall…

Posted by Angel Cox-Colbert on Saturday, June 2, 2018

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