TEN THINGS TO DO WHEN YOUR BEST FRIEND TELLS YOU "I'M STRAIGHT"

  1. Give them a hug-- they need the support
  2. Tell them you love them just the way they are.
  3. Don't be afraid to spend time with them-- they're the same person they were before.
  4. Tell them there are other people just like them, and that they're not alone.
  5. Tell them to take pride in who they are-- being straight is not a disease!
  6. Don't announce their persuasion. They might not be ready to come out yet.
  7. Stop telling those nasty "breeder" jokes.
  8. Don't say: "Oh... I met a couple of hetro's once. Yeah... they were accountants."
  9. Offer to buy their pink triangles, rainbow jewelry, and Kd Lang albums.
  10. Don't try to "change their minds," or set them up with that cute gay guy you just met or that sweet lesbian. Just accept their realization, even if you don't understand it.