Parents come up with different ways when sitting down with their children for the talk. But a young teenage girl came out to her parents in a delicious fashion to announce she is a lesbian.
Fifteen-year-old Laurel, Tumblr user ellende-generes, posted a picture of her baked cake iced with Im gay and a letter explaining her coming out.
good morning parents,
i’m gay. i’ve wanted to tell you for a long time. i thought doing it this way would be a piece of cake. i hope you still love me. i mean, it’s hard not to love someone who baked you a cake.
all my friends know and still love me. your acceptance would be the icing on the cake.
i hope you, much like this cake, are not in tiers.
i hope we can look back on this and say “boy, this one really takes the cake.”
it gets batter.
love, laurel (sorry for so many puns)
According to a Yahoo report, Laurel updated her parents reaction, assuring her followers of their support.
My mom saw it and cried of happiness. We hugged and cried together. Then, we all ate the cake and talked. I am very lucky to have such supporting parents and to have so much support from you guys. Thanks everyone! Have a gay day!
Laurel’s coming out cemented another stepping stone for LGBT rights, and encourages a country of tolerance and acceptance. Politics aside, Americas older generation surely has come to ignore the veil draped across their eyes from church traditions instilled by family. As individuals like Laurel who flower within an ecosystem of harmony and acceptance, only then the labels of racism and profiling be lifted.