So I told my grandparents, they were unfazed, and I thought the matter was concluded. A few weeks later, my grandmother invited me over to give me some old dishes to take to my first apartment in Boston. On the top was a letter addressed to me. I asked what was inside, and she told me that it was an article she had found for me, but to open it later. I forgot about it and went home. Later that night, I opened it, and found that it was about gay men who start families. I was really touched by my grandmother’s thoughtfulness, until I looked at the date. This episode took place in summer 2009, but the article was dated 2005. Yes, that’s right. Since before I went to college, for the past four years, my grandmother had been saving an article for me (how she held onto it for so long is amazing in and of itself) on the off chance that I’d come out to her one day. Talk about a planner.
from Summer Fling Zack’s blog on National Coming Out Day.