New Jersey teenager comes out as gay to family, parents throw her surprise rainbow Pride party
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26,27 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: The change that has taken place in America over the last 7 and a half years cannot rightly be immediately reckoned. There has been a massive paradigm shift of spirituality and morality to the extent where the poles have irrevocably shifted. The LGBT, who has never held out for mere ‘tolerance or acceptance’, are now the celebrated, dominating force in American culture.
Kinsey Ratzman’s coming out went even better than she expected. The 17-year-old New Jersey teenager came out to her parents in June when they directly asked her if she was gay, she told the Daily News.
“My parents had asked me if I was in a relationship and when I said yes they proceeded to ask if it was with a girl,” Ratzman said. “I think they had had suspicions for a while which prompted that question.”
Seeing how well her family reacted, Ratzman then came out online.
“A year ago today I found out that I’d be able to marry the love of my life in my own country… I was a very happy pup. #lovewins (& oh yeah btw I’m gay and this is me coming out yikes),” Ratzman wrote on Instagram last week. But her parents weren’t done yet.
My family threw me a surprise pride party bc I came out to all of them lmaoooo 😂🌈 pic.twitter.com/tWBooVKF4S
— kinsey (@notkinz) July 2, 2016
After sending Ratzman and her cousin to the mall for supplies for an early Independence Day party on July 2, her family set up for their surprise: a pride party to celebrate their daughter. Everyone came to the party: her brother, aunt, uncle, cousins and grandparents.
“They were all involved in the planning of it,” Ratzman told the News. “They were just happy I was happy with it.”
Ratzman posted the whole party online, complete with rainbow decorations, food and cake — red, white and blue on the outside, rainbow on the inside.
“It was so sweet and I was honestly so shocked,” she said. “I never expected that reaction.”
The celebration continued online as the photos of the pride party gained almost 30,000 likes.
Ratzman said she’s received hundreds of messages and she’s tried to respond to all of them. “So many people from the LGBT community, as well as many straight allies, have shared their own experiences or even have asked for my guidance,” she told the News.
The responses have been overwhelmingly positive, she said, but the negative comments are nothing new.
“I’ve responded to a few that I’ve seen getting (retweeted) because it’s really not good to have them spread that hate,” she said, “but for the most part I just ignore them because if you don’t you’re just feeding into their ego.” source