Stars Open Up About Coming Out To Their Parents

Andy Cohen, Frank Bruni, and Orlando Cruz share how their parents supported them in this week’s snippets.

1. Boxer Orlando Cruz on how his mother showed him respect:

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(ESPN, November 2012)

2. Columnist Frank Bruni on how his father relieved his guilt:

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(The New York Times, December 2012)

3. Andy Cohen on how his mother helped him come out:

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(The Dish, October 2012)

4. Retired rugby player Gareth Thomas on how his father accepted him:

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(The Gay UK, December 2012)

And a perspective from one supportive parent

5. Sally Field on how she had let her son Sam come out on his own terms:


(HRC Dinner, October 2012)

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