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When Coming Out to Your Conservative Family

"Do you have any advice for coming out to my conservative family?" This is the question I get more than any other. It's certainly not a novel question. So many folks have asked this and are asking this, and honestly, there isn't a cookie cutter answer, because to say one's family is "conservative" can mean a litany of things. It ranges from being a polite right-leaning moderate to the religious fundamentalist that may disown any queer relatives. I'm certainly luckier than some. My family, while not being fully-affirming, still loves me and always lets me come home for the holidays. But I have many friends who have lost family and friends when they came out, and I've heard plenty of…