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Family has "meeting" about gay son. Mom immediately shuts it down.

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Jun. 28 2024, Updated 4:06 p.m. ET

It's always tough when your family disagrees with your "lifestyle," which, for many from traditional backgrounds, is often just a code for homophobia. That's something Cydney Prescott experienced firsthand one holiday season when he learned that a bunch of extended family members who had gathered began to have a "meeting" about his being gay.

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Sadly, there are countless examples of members of the LGBTQ+ community facing intolerance, often 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?). 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!"

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Cydney tweeted about the incident, 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 flood of high-quality memes to emerge from the situation.

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Touched by all the support his story received, Cydney decided to show his mother how many fans she had online, and she loved the responses. She even asked him to send her more screenshots of the messages he received.

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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 mom even more famous. Why not, right?

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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.

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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.

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And, judging by Cydney's tweets about his mom, it would seem that he is in complete agreement with that analysis.

This article was originally published on December 17, 2020. It has since been updated.

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