Many members of the LGBTQ+ community say that the ‘scariest’ part of their lives was when they decided to come out to someone, especially their family.
I mean, it’s not that obvious that someone is a part of the LGBTQ+ community at first glance, and nobody realizes that you have to keep coming out to everyone in your life. It’s not like you can come out to one person, or your close family, and everyone will be aware of it. No, you have to do it over and over again, with all the friends and family members in your life, and this teen’s parents understood that.
Aiden is a 15-year-old boy who came out to his parents Heidi Irene and Terry Trammell earlier this year, and to make coming out easier for him, they decided to throw him a quinceanera. The parents wanted to make their son feel immensely loved, so they threw him a coming-out party.
A quinceanera is the big birthday party typically organized for when a girl turns 15 years old, and it’s widely celebrated through Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America. It has also become popular in Latino American communities in the U.S., and Aiden’s parents wanted to celebrate the milestone together, so they hosted him a “gayceanera” party.
Even though it’s quite rare to see parents to be so supportive of their children, especially when it comes to LGBTQ+ issues and coming out, Aiden’s parents are nothing like that.