From an interview with Angelica Abreu (Freshman)
“My dad texted me and he was like ‘if you wanna talk to me, just know that I’m here,’ so I was like ‘what?’ I thought he was talking about my brother or something and then he goes ‘yeah you can talk to me, I’m here.’ So then I called him and he goes ‘I saw the texts you sent Nick (my step brother)’ and I said ‘what texts?’ and he said ‘the one that you sent where you came out,’ so I told him ‘um, we’ll talk about that later’ and then hung up.
“I got on my bus and went home and I was freaking out. My plan was to tell my mom and then my dad, not the other way around, so things weren’t going how I wanted and I still hadn’t told my mom. So when she got home a couple of hours later, I was like ‘mom, let me tell you a story.’ And then we started talking and I was freaking out and I kept saying ‘mom, I’m-‘ and then I started crying (not because I was sad, but because it was a relief). And then she asked me ‘are you gay?’ and I said yes and kept crying. Those tears then turned to sad tears, because she started saying about how I might just be confused, but I explained to her that this had been going on for 3 years and kept crying. And then she told me ‘don’t cry… let’s go to Hooters.'”