Here’s How I Curbed My Parents Every Time They Asked About My Sexuality

Sometimes it’s just easier to lie to your mom and dad about things… like your sexuality. Sure, you’re their child and they say they’ll always love you, but sometimes they (or you) are just not ready. Here are just a few I may have told my parents… ?

Some lies can be as subtle as just changing a lock screen.


That way, if someone texts you, papi sees his favorite sports team instead of a half-naked man who gives life.

Shade comes second nature 🙂

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You know the kind. It usually destroys a nagging tío’s will to live because you are done with his “y el novio/novia” shit.

I easily fooled my parents by telling them my bestie was my s/o.

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They just want to know that there is hope, even if they can detect the lie a mile away.

When tía asked where my date was, I asked about her husband.

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Remember, the goal here is to completely shut them up.

When I was in college, I gave them the whole “I want to focus on school” speech.

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Don’t forget to add the dramatic side eye to make them feel guilty for even asking.

And that speech was easy to tweak after graduation.

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“I’m busy building an empire, duh.”

“How can you think I’m gay, mom? I love Gloria Trevi because she’s, like, so hot.”

*plays “Todos Me Miran” on repeat*

When they kept pestering, I turned to the power of silence.


Legit, nothing will get a rise out of them more than you just smiling back every time they ask if you are gay.

Trust. One day none of these struggles will matter. You’re fab just the way you are.

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Plus, mom and dad probably already know, so coming out when you are ready will be easier than you think. Until then, have some fun with it.

READ: 9 Things Only #Gaytinos (Gay+Latino) Understand

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