It's always difficult when your family disagrees with your "lifestyle", which, for many who come from traditional familial backgrounds is just a code phrase for homophobia. That's something Cydney Prescott experienced first hand this Christmas when he learned that a bunch of extended family members who had congregated for the Holidays began to have a "meeting" about his being gay.
Sadly, there are way too many examples of members of the LGBTQ+ community experiencing intolerance, and it often comes from those who are closest to them.
In Cydney's case, however, he thankfully had his mother in his corner. When she found out that the "meeting" was taking place, she burst into the room and shut the entire thing down.
Instead of allowing her family to "ruin Christmas" by discussing her son's sexuality (and what would a meeting like that even consist of, especially in 2020?). She said, according to Cydney, "Idgaf how none of y'all feel HE'S MINE and if you don't want to deal with him, f*** you cuz you dont have to. BUT I KNOW, none of you will have s*** to say to me about it!"
Cydney tweeted about the incident on Twitter and it received a ton of love: it's been retweeted over 31,000 times and has racked up over 277,000 likes. Folks were applauding Cydney's mom's response and it didn't take long for a ton of high quality memes to erupt from the situation, too.
Cydney, touched by all of the support his story received, decided to show his mother how many fans she had for her behavior on the internet, and she was loving the responses. She even asked him to send her more screenshots from the responses he received.
And Cydney decided to let all of the fans of his tweet meet his mother on camera, so the two of them uploaded a video for the internet, and it looks like Ray's trying to get his story shared on Ellen now too. Why not, right?
Others uploaded reply tweets to Cydney's original post that demonstrate exactly why his mom's response was so significant.
The sad truth is that the teen suicide rate for members of the LGBTQ+ community is significantly higher than their heterosexual peers. Experts believe that feelings of alienation along with lack of acceptance and pressure to change from loved ones contributes greatly to these heightened levels of self harm.
Other moms also replied to Cydney's tweet sharing their own instances of having to shut someone down for questioning their child's sexuality. Some folks questioned the need for "family" members who would go on and have a problem with Cydney being gay in the first place and his mother's love is worth more than all of theirs combined and then some.
And, judging by Cydney's tweets about his mom, it would seem that he is in complete agreement with that analysis.