I know that the 'my mom looked through my mobile phone' thread is similar to this, but I was curious if you guys could lend a bit of advice. I kind of... slipped up... in front of a very close female friend. To make a long story short, she now knows... well... about me. She's very religious and nice, and she seems to be taking the news okay, but she seemed almost skeptical that I was being serious. Apparently my facade was good enough to fool enough people... although many friends have suspected I'm gay for a long time. Now I'm in a quandry, though. She says that she doesn't care that I'm gay, but she's really distant and acting odd. I've occasionally heard her say the usual crap... that being gay is unnatural, that we shouldn't raise kids, that I have a mental illness. How do I help explain to her that I'm the same kid she grew up with, that I'm not any different than I ever was, and that her one-year-younger-than-us brother is fine sleeping in the same room with me at sleepovers rolleyes: ). Most importantly, how do I keep her mouth shut until I'm comfortable with coming out all the way? What do you guys suggest I do in the next few months?