Bisexual Teen Says Her Mum Finally Accepted Her After Watching ‘Love, Simon’

A teenager has told the touching story of how her mother finally embraced her daughter’s bisexuality after the pair watched the gay drama film Love, Simon together.

The film stars Nick Robinson as Simon (pictured), a high school student struggling with his sexuality until he meets someone online from his school who’s going through the same thing.

The 18-year-old, named Jade, told her heartwarming story in a series of Twitter posts a few weeks ago that have gone viral.

“In 2014 I came out to my mom as bisexual, [and] she told me she would never look at me the same,” Jade wrote.

“I cried in the bathroom for six hours and my entire family ignored me for days.

“I was called disgusting and my dad told me ‘I’d get over it eventually’. My mom tried to force me to be straight.”

Jade said it was two years later when she told her mom that she had a crush on a girl.

“We cried in a parking lot [and] she told me she wasn’t okay with it. I asked the girl out anyways,” she wrote.

“In 2017 I flew over 4000 miles to meet this girl as we celebrated being together for over a year, we had our first kiss: on a ferris wheel.

“It’s 2018, tonight I saw Love, Simon with my mom, after a four-year journey of teaching her to love me for who I am.

“She grabbed my hand in the theater while Simon came out to his family [and] mouthed, ‘I’m sorry,’ to me with tears in her eyes because when I came out I never got acceptance.”

“When we were leaving the theater, she talked to me about my girlfriend proudly without caring that other people could hear us, something she would’ve never done even just a year ago.”

Jade said the film had made her mother realise how difficult it had been for her to come out and accept herself as member of the LGBTQ community.

“I’m just [really] thankful for this movie and for the representation and love that came from it,” she wrote.

Jade’s posts have been retweeted tens of thousands of times since she told her story on March 22, with numerous people telling her they were crying and some going to share their own coming out stories.

Love, Simon opened in cinemas last month, and celebrities including Neil Patrick Harris, Matt Bomer and Kristen Bell all bought out cinema screenings in various US states to allow people – including LGBTIQ youth – to watch the movie for free.

Jordan Hirst

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