Psychotherapist Matthew Dempsey assembled a big group of moms and their gay sons to gain some insight about these special relationships. In this emotional and fascinating clip, moms talk to their gay sons about when they knew they were gay, what their fears for them were, what impresses them know, and lots of other things. The gay sons have a few questions, too.
Gay guys and their moms often have a special bond and a uniquely close relationship,” said Dempsey. “For many of us, our moms were the first ones who let us open up emotionally, trusted our fashion advice, laughed in support when we broke in their new heels at home, and invited us to gab at the dessert table with their girlfriends. Our moms gave us license to set down the pretense of how a ‘real boy’ was supposed to be and allowed us to just be ourselves. However, even the most open-minded mothers can still naturally have all kinds of concerns for their young gay sons as they grow into men.”
He added: “In this video, my friends and I sit down with our mothers (whom we all flew in for a special weekend celebrating the fierce love they’ve shown us) to ask them what it was like raising gay sons and how they think things turned out. Check it out and see what they had to say!”