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Bisexual Woman’s Grandma Moves The Internet

It ain’t always easy letting loved ones know and accept one’s sexuality.  Which is why when Lexie shared her experience with Twitter, people just can’t help but express their appreciation and love.

@lexie_galaxie:

I got up this morning to get ready for . My grandma walked into my room, looked at my bi flag, and said, “Oh, this needs to be pressed out!” Such a simple gesture, but it holds so much love and meaning for me.

Share the love

The post has received over 34,000 retweets and 243,000 likes. It has become a way for people to share their own experiences. In the comments section, there were a lot of stories about how grandparents reacted when they found out about their grandchildren’s sexuality.
There were also those who found out by accident. Erika aka @ninjadinosailo didn’t know that her post would show up on Facebook:

 “I didn’t know it would show up on my Facebook, but my Nana texted immediately saying she loved me for who I was no matter my orientation. She’s the only family of mine to accept it and not dismiss it.”

@raamatuid came out as nonbinary and felt the love on her actual birthday:

“I came out as nonbinary last year and told my grandparents about my pronouns. For my birthday, they called me and sang ‘Happy Birthday to They’ and it was the sweetest thing. It’s so good to feel loved and seen.”

Small gestures that meant a lot

There were also those who shared how gestures meant more to them more than anything else:

Transman @voidce shared:

“Not long after I came out to my grandpa, we met up for a family dinner and he pulled me aside to give me a men’s polo shirt he’d bought for me while he was on a trip. It was way too big for me and very much not in style, but it meant he accepted me as a trans man and that’s a memory that I’ll cherish forever”

Nothing has changed

Definitely, Lexie’s story has resonated with a lot of people. For someone who used to fear on letting her grandparent know, coming out didn’t change anything at all.

“It took me years to come out to her out of fear that she would see me differently, but nothing changed,” said Lexie. “She said, ‘Okay, that’s fine.’ She taught me to love and accept all people, and she has always been supportive of me.”

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This information is based on an article originally posted to LGBT Nation written by Gwen Smith

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