The only member of my family who officially knows is my mother. Her opinion is the only one that matters to me, I value her opinion and seek approval. They say a mother always knows, so when I came out to her it seemed as if she had been planning that day for years. She went to her room and gave me a bag of condoms; half of had been expired for 2 years. I feel long as the people who are close to you accept you nothing else matters.